2021 晨光通訊六月 FLC Newsletter June
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June 2021 Newsletter Highlight
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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。
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!
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.
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
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
2. 生活平衡輪 Life Balance Wheel
3. 你可以 Say No
4. 自尊 Self-Esteem
5. 尋找人生召命 Searching for Life’s Calling
「祖孫樂 Happy and Healthy Grandparenting」
Mandarin Seminars 國語研討會
1. 了解睡眠Understanding Sleep
English Seminars 英語研討會
1. Bonding in the Early Years: An introduction to the Circle of Security Framework