2021 晨光通訊六月 FLC Newsletter June

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June 2021 Newsletter Highlight

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  1. 中心總監的話 A Word from the Centre Director

  2. 特別經費代禱 Special Financial Prayer Request

  3. 感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

  4. 研討會 Seminars

  5. 2021国语父母成长课程

 

中心總監的話

親愛的弟兄姊妹和朋友:

「我靠著那加給我力量的,凡事都能做。」腓立比書 4:13。

人人都渴望疫情盡快完結。但是,醫療專家們都提醒我們,這將會是一條坎坷之路。儘管全球都已陸續地推出疫苗接種計劃,但是,在未來這些年,冠狀病毒仍有可能繼續在世界各地爆發,疫情可能會變成一種地方性流行病。 我們可能需要學習在未來一段很長的時間,學習與其共存亡。

懇請大家都按照個人的醫療建議,儘早參加國家疫苗接種計劃,這樣對疫情控制或有幫助。同時,我們應繼續謹慎和警惕地面對病毒。另一方面,我們需要堅守面對未來的信念和目標,因為我們知道上帝是始終如一地掌控着萬物。確實,在疫情肆虐期間,晨光的服務並沒有停滯下來。

過去的一年中,我們的團隊都通過在線媒體提供服務。感謝我們的輔導員Cherrie,Evelene,Winnie和Jason,他們忠心地事奉,幫助和支持求助者,包括個人、夫婦和家庭,解決他們生活上面對的種種問題。疫情下,所有人都承受額外壓力,我們的同工也不例外。然而感謝上帝,因為祂的恩典夠用。

在線輔導服務大大地為受助者接納,他們都認為效果同樣地理想。我們預計即使在疫情結束後,大多數受助者仍會繼續選擇接受在線輔導服務。

令人興奮的消息是:義務教育工作者Dr Yixin Jiang Xu徐蔣亦心博士建立了“Parenting Babies and Toddlers Facebook Group 教養嬰兒和幼兒的臉書組”,這是一個全新在線育兒教育計劃,旨在支持父母面對這寶貴又充滿挑戰的幼兒階段,學習撫育和愛護孩子。

疫症期間,由馮約瑟牧師及其妻子馮陳念恩博士師母主理的教牧更新事工(PRM)仍舊不間斷地和忠心地服事,旨在支持在職牧師、神學生及其配偶。最近,他們聽從了神的呼召,領導了一個團隊,成立一個嶄新的老年人護理事工“Hope Holistic Care 展望全人護理”。因此,晨光管理委員會與馮牧師和馮博士正在一起商議和審查教牧更新事工,探索如何進一步加強PRM未來的事工。

與此同時,一個小組委員會已經成立,幫助發展PRM事工。我們感謝杜偉雄牧師,梁錦洪牧師,余大峰博士和洪國智牧師加入小組委員會,更感激馮牧師和馮博士繼續擔任PRM的事奉。這委員會是由一群經驗豐富或退休教牧團隊組成,他們都期待在未來的歲月中,能夠與您分享更多有關PRM事工的發展,其使命為支持和協助在職教牧和神學生們,以達致有效地領導和服務教會。

今年晨光收到的捐獻大大減少,我們懇切請您為我們的財務需要祈禱。

感謝您持續代禱和對晨光的支持。

願主的恩典與平安臨到您和您的家人!

晨光關懷中心總監

張有倫                                                                                             (Ellen Lam譯)

A Word from the Centre Director

Dear brothers, sisters and friends,

 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)

People are yearning for the end of the pandemic. It would be really nice to put the pandemic behind us soon. However, health experts have reminded us that it’s a bumpy road to the end of the pandemic. Despite the global vaccine rollout, we are likely to continue to see COVID19 outbreaks in the world for many years to come. The pandemic may just turn into an endemic. We may have to learn to live with COVID19 for a long time to come.

To hasten the end of the pandemic, your early participation in the national vaccination programs may help, if medical advice allows you to do so. While we should continue to manage the COVID19 with care and vigilance, we must look beyond the pandemic.

We need to face the future with faith and purpose as we know God is in control as always. Indeed our ministry has not stood still because of the pandemic. 

In the past year, our team has successfully adapted our ministry by switching our services online. Thanks to our counsellors: Cherrie, Evelene, Winnie and Jason, who have faithfully helped and supported many individuals, couples and families to deal with problems in their lives.  We all have faced the additional stress in life posed by the pandemic, our counsellors included. Thanks to God, for His grace is sufficient.

The online services have been well accepted by our clients as they found the services they received were just as effective. We anticipate the convenient and flexible online services will continue to be chosen by most of our clients even after the pandemic has ended.

We are pleased that our pro bono educator Dr Yixin Jiang Xu has established the “Parenting Babies and Toddlers Facebook Group”, a new online parenting education program to support parents to love and nurture children through these precious but challenging early years.

Rev Joseph Fung and his wife Dr Nancy Fung of the Pastors Renewal Ministry (PRM) have continued to serve faithfully in supporting and mentoring serving pastors, student pastors and their spouses during the pandemic. As they have been called to lead a team to set up a new aged care ministry “Hope Holistic Care”, our Management Committee conducted a review of the Pastors Renewal Ministry with Rev Fung and Dr Fung and started to explore how to further strengthen the PRM ministry in the years ahead.

A subcommittee has been established to help develop the PRM. We are thankful that Rev Dennis To and Rev Timothy Leung have joined Rev Joseph Fung, Pastor Devin Yu and Rev K.C. Hung of our Management Committee to form the subcommittee. We are thankful that Rev Fung and Dr Fung will continue to serve on the PRM as much as possible in the years to come.

We look forward to sharing more with you in the months and years ahead on the development of the PRM in its mission to provide support from a team of experienced/retired pastors to serving pastors and student pastors as they lead and serve the churches. 

We sincerely ask you to particularly pray for our financial needs as we have experienced a great reduction in donations received this year. Thank you for your continuing prayer and support of First Light Care.

May the grace and peace of the Lord be upon you and your family!

Gerald Cheung

Centre Director, First Light Care  

 

Please Pray for Our Financial Needs  請特別為我們的經費需要代禱

 

We have experienced a great reduction in donation because many fewer people are making donations during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation for the current financial year before June 30 to help us, you may use a credit card to make a donation by calling us on (02) 92119988.

You may also download and use the donation form on First Light Care’s website (www.firstlightcare.org.au) to arrange other payment methods. Thank you for  your support.

在新型冠狀病毒疫情期間,給予捐助的人數大減,今年晨光收到的捐獻大大減少了。我們懇切請您為我們的財務需要祈禱。

若你願意在6月30日之前作出一個本財政年度可扣稅的捐款幫助我們,你可以使用信用卡捐款,請致電(02)92119988。

你也可以在晨光網頁(www.firstlightcare.org.au) 下載並使用捐款表格來安排其他付款方法。

感謝您的支持!

 

請特別為晨光的建築基金需要代禱 Please Specially Pray and Support Our Building Fund

We plan to reduce rental expenses by using our Building Fund to purchase suitable premises and turn these into a permanent counselling centre.  If you would like to support this plan, you may use a credit card to make a tax-deductible donation by calling us on (02) 9211-9988.  You may also download and use the donation form on First Light Care’s website(www.firstlightcare.org.au) to arrange other payment methods.  Thank you for your support!!

我們計劃通過使用晨光建築基金購買合適的地點,將其轉變為永久性的輔導中心,以減低租金支出。如果您想支持這個計劃,可以致電(02)9211-9988,使用信用卡進行可扣稅的捐贈。您還可以於First Light Care網站(www.firstlightcare.org.au)下載捐贈表格並安排其他付款方式。謝謝您的支持!!

 

感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

 

1. 我們感謝杜偉雄牧師及梁錦洪牧師加入新成立的教牧更新事工小組委員會,幫助管理委員會成員馮約瑟牧師,余大峰博士和洪國智牧師,一同發展和強化教牧更新事工,更協助支持在職教牧及神學生們。

2. 我們感謝馮約瑟牧師和馮陳念恩博士師母除了繼續擔任教牧更新事工的服事外,更聽從了神的呼召,領導一個團隊,成立了一個嶄新的老年人護理事工“Hope Holistic Care展望全人護理”。

1. We are thankful for Rev Dennis To and Rev Timothy Leung having joined Rev Joseph Fung, Pastor Devin Yu and Rev K.C. Hung of our Management Committee to form a subcommittee to help develop and strengthen the Pastors Renewal Ministry to support the serving pastors and student pastors.

2. We are thankful that Rev Joseph Fung and Dr Nancy Fung will continue to serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry as they have been called to lead a team to start a new aged care ministry “Hope Holistic Care”.

 

Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會

 

1. 閱讀小組 Reading Group  
處理憂慮小組 The Worry Course
本課程旨在為您提供一些信息和實踐技能,以幫助您減少和處理憂慮
本課程適用於有下列情緒中有挣扎的朋友:
.患有廣泛性焦慮症(GAD)
.從未學過認知行為療法Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
每週主題如下:
15/07/2021             1: GAD簡介和開始解決身體症狀的策略
22/07/2021             2: 解決引起焦慮的想法和憂慮的策略
29/07/2021             3: 解決問題並轉移無用信念的策略
05/08/2021 4: 面對挑戰, 建立信任的策略
12/08/2021 5: 改變擔心和引起焦慮的思想來源的策略
19/08/2021 6: 長期保持改進的策略
我們將會使用 This Way Up Clinic提供的材料 (This Way Up Clinic是 St. Vincent’s Hospital 和新南威爾士大學 The University of New South Wales 協作合辦)  
主持Facilitator: 廖郭冠姿女士 Mrs Cherrie Liu
時間 Time: 10 am–11:30 am(星期四Thursdays)
語言Language: 廣東話(小組討論), 英語(材料)
要求Requirement: 您將需要在上課前下載工作簿。並需要每週完成一些閱讀和練習。
截止日期Closing Date: 07/07/2021

 

2. 生活平衡輪 Life Balance Wheel
.透過簡單工具檢視生活安排
講員 Speaker: 陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan
(Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期Date: 29/07/2021  (星期四Thursday)       
時間 Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期Closing Date: 21/07/2021

 

3. 你可以 Say No
.學習自我肯定的溝通
講員 Speaker: 陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan
(Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期Date: 26/08/2021  (星期四Thursday)       
時間 Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期 Closing Date: 18/08/2021

 

4. 自尊 Self-Esteem 
自尊影響著我們生活的方方面面,包括我們如何了解自己和世界,如何處理與家人或其他人的關係,也影響著我們在工作和學習中的表現等等。自尊能夠幫助我們,也能傷害我們。
那麼,我們如何才能超越自卑感,過一個更加充實和有意義的生活?
講員 Speaker: 馬在慈女士 Ms Evelene Ma
                             註冊臨床心理學家 (Registered Clinical Psychologist)
Topic 1: 理解自尊 Making Sense of Self-Esteem 
.自尊是什麼? 它是如何形成的? 它如何幫助和傷害我們?   
時間 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
日期Date: 03/09/2021  (星期五Friday)
截止日期 Closing Date: 25/08/2021
Topic 2: 克服負面的自我對話 - 善待自己 Overcome Negative Self-Talk by Embracing Self-Compassion
時間 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
日期Date: 10/09/2021  (星期五Friday)
截止日期 Closing Date: 01/09/2021

 

5. 尋找人生召命 Searching for Life’s Calling
.透過具體指引了解自己如何回應生命的呼喚  
講員 Speaker: 陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan
(Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date: 30/09/2021  (星期四Thursday)       
時間 Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期 Closing Date: 22/09/2021
 
6. 澳洲基督教播道會活石堂主辦長青學府公開講座
「祖孫樂 Happy and Healthy Grandparenting」  
.如何以健康的方式與您的孫兒快樂的交往 
講員 Speaker: 張有倫 Gerald Cheung  (Family Therapist)   
日期 Date: 5/07/2021  ( Monday) 
時間 Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm 
地點 Venue: 澳洲基督教播道會活石堂 Living Stone Evangelical Free Church of Australia
                   5-7 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2125 
 

Mandarin Seminars 國語研討會

 

1. 了解睡眠Understanding Sleep
.睡眠是什麽? .睡眠問題多 .如何睡得好?
講員Speaker: 譚健生先生Mr Jason Tam  
 註冊心理學家 (Registered Psychologist)
日期Date: 27/08/2021  (星期五Friday)
時間Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm 
截止日期Closing Date: 18/08/2021

 

English Seminars 英語研討會

 
1. Bonding in the Early Years: An introduction to the Circle of Security Framework
· Understand the science of child attachment
· Practical tips for bonding with your young child (0-8 years)
· How to meet your child's need for security and exploration
Speaker: Dr Yixin Jiang Xu
Date: 05/06/2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Deadline: 03/06/2021

 

2021国语父母成长课程《为孩子立界限》

 
孩子真的很难管教吗?为什么身为父母常常力不从心,费尽心思却换来一身疲倦与挫折感?由家庭教育专业人士Joy Song带领的这一课程将让你茅塞顿开。

为孩子立界限,是期盼自己的生命拥有新视野并期待孩子拥有丰盛生命的父母们,实现这一目标的起点。你会从如何说“可以”和“不可以”来开始学习设定界限,最后,你可以设计出一份计划,帮助孩子体会在适当的规则里自行负责的生活,帮助孩子在成长的过程中学习有智慧地掌管自己的生活,迈上丰盛喜乐的人生。

30/07/2021 第一课: 孩子为何需要界限
13/08/2021 第二课: 教导界限的障碍
27/08/2021 第三课: 孩子必学的界限
10/09/2021 第四课: 孩子立界限的实践
 
时间 Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm (星期五Fridays)
讲员Speaker:  宋晓玲Joy Song
· 社会工作硕士(新加坡国立大学)
· 拥有丰富的婚姻家庭教育经验
地点Venue:   Zoom 视频会议Video Conference
*截止日期  Closing Date: 21/07/2021