晨光通訊 FLC Newsletter June 2020
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「求我們主耶穌基督的 神，榮耀的父，把那賜人智慧和啟示的靈賜給你們，使你們真正認識他，照亮你們心中的眼睛，使你們知道他呼召你們來得的指望是甚麼，他在聖徒中所得榮耀的基業是何等豐盛，並知道他向我們這些信的人所顯的能力是何等浩大。」 (以弗所書1:17-19)
--- A Word from Centre Director ---
Dear brothers, sisters and friends,
It has been six months since we first heard the news of a new coronavirus. After two months of lockdown, we have successfully suppressed the spread of the virus to the degree that the social restriction measures in Australia are now being eased. Experts remain wary of the risk of a ‘second wave’ of infection.
We are so thankful that Australia has avoided the extent of the loss of lives seen in other countries. Still, so many families have suffered so much grief and heartache in the past few months. We mourn with those who mourn over the loss of their loved ones. We pray for the people who suffer hardship and insecurity because of the upheaval and isolation brought upon by the pandemic. We also remember those who are further troubled by other worrying problems at this time.
Daily life has become a lot tougher for many people here in Australia and around the world. It is not yet over. Until effective treatment or a vaccine becomes available, we should not expect our lives to return to anything resembling the 'old normal’.
The greatest challenge for many at present is how to manage the ‘current normal’ effectively. We have already discovered some new ways of life in the past three months: the use of Zoom and working from home. While these existed before the pandemic, their effect on what will be the ‘new normal’ after the pandemic may bring benefits to us. We need patience, ingenuity and adaptability, and much more, to adjust to these trying times.
The book of Job in the Bible tells us a story about a good man named Job. All was going well with Job and yet suddenly he lost all his wealth, servants and children due to invaders and natural disasters. He was then afflicted with disease. His suffering was almost too much for Job to bear.
Remarkably he did not lose his faith in God. He was never shown ‘why’ he suffered, and yet he recognised that his understanding was limited. In the end, God restored Job’s health and gave him more properties, new children, and a long life. He ended up much better off than he was in the beginning.
In suffering, Job never gave up hope or faith in God. When life is tough, like Job we must hold steadfastly to faith and hope in God and His power in our lives.
Like Job, we are facing an unprecedented challenges in our lives. This pandemic has caused so much trouble, but it is also a time to slow down and reflect on many aspects of our fragile lives and existence in this world. We can take stock of everything and reassess our lives.
“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” (Ephesians 1:17-19)
May the Lord of peace himself give you peace especially at this time.
Centre Director, First Light Care
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Thank you for your support
1. We pray for the victims and their families who suffer from the Novel Coronavirus and for their recovery. We pray for His comfort for those who have lost their loved one. We pray for good health, wellbeing and peace for all those who are affected by the pandemic situation. We also pray that effective medical treatment and vaccine for the virus will soon be discovered.
2. We continue to pray for Hong Kong and for the many people and families in Hong Kong and around the world who are stressed and worried by the current situation. May His faith, hope, love, justice, peace and reconciliation be bestowed upon us all.
3. Please pray for appropriate workers to be called to join and serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry.
Olive Tree Therapy
Olive Tree Therapy is now operating from West Ryde Centre premises to provide speech pathology and occupational therapy services to children and adults, in English and Cantonese.
Stephanie Wong and her team of Allied Health Professionals, are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered providers. They are experienced and passionate about supporting people with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate as fully as possible in their educational and community environments.
橄欖樹療法現在正從 West Ryde 中心以英語和廣東話為兒童和成人提供言語病理學和職業治療服務。
預約/查詢請致電0423 191 708 或電郵 firstname.lastname@example.org。有關橄欖樹療法的詳細資料，請瀏覽olivetreetherapy.com.au。
Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會
講員 Speaker: Dr Winnie Chan 陳謝麗婷博士 (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
1. 與壓力共舞 Dancing With Stress
日期 Date: 18/07/2020 (Saturday) ｜ 時間 Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
2. 水牛與蝴蝶: 夫婦相處之道 Buffalo and Butterfly: How Couples Can Get Along
日期 Date: 15/08/2020 (Saturday) ｜ 時間 Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
3. 九型人格與溝通 Nine Personality Types and Communication
日期 Date: 19/09/2020 (Saturday) ｜ 時間 Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
晨光父母課程 (粵語) FLC Parenting Course (Cantonese)
課程內容 Course Content (共八節 8 sessions)
講員 : 廖郭冠姿 Mrs Cherrie Liu (輔導員)
張有倫 Mr Gerald Cheung (家庭治療師)
地點 : Zoom Video Conferencing 視頻會議
日期 : 7/8, 14/8, 21/8, 28/8, 4/9, 11/9, 18/9 & 25/9/2020 (Fridays)
時間 : 10:30am - 12:30pm
晨光 2020 國語H.O.P.E.充滿希望的亲子关系 課程 FLC 2020 Mandarin H.O.P.E. Parenting Course
H. O. P. E：充满希望的亲子关系
讲員Speaker: 宋晓玲女士 Ms Joy Song
专题讲座将围绕 H.O.P.E 四个方面的内涵分四次主题讲解并答疑，与父母朋友们深入探讨，帮助广大父母与孩子们建立起一生中最重要的人际关系。欢迎参加！