晨光通訊 FLC Newsletter March 2021

 

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March 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. 粵語研討會 Cantonese Seminars

  5. 英語研討會 English Seminars

  6. 2021国语婚姻成长课程

 

 

 

中心總監的話

 

 

親愛的弟兄姊妹和朋友:

“我的弟兄們,你們遭受各種試煉時,都要認為是大喜樂,因為知道你們的信心經過考驗,就生忍耐。但要讓忍耐發揮完全的功用,使你們能又完全又完整,一無所缺。”(雅各書 1:2-4)

自從世界衛生組織正式將 COVID-19 新型冠狀病毒定為大流行以來,已經一年了。可悲的是, 已經有數 百萬人因病毒喪生。許多人感染了病毒後,仍然要遭受一些長期健康問題的困擾。值得感恩的是,我們在澳大利亞大家都非常齊心,果斷和有效地處理這危機。 

現時疫苗接種計劃已在澳大利亞和其他國家/地區啟動,為疫情帶來了更加積極的前景。 但是,因為在不同國家出現了新型冠狀病毒突變,有可能會導致當前治療方法和疫苗出現問題。所以,根據多個醫學專家說,即使有疫苗接種,我們仍然需要更持久的毅力去面對新的挑戰,也可能必須在未來很長的一段時間內,要學習與新型冠狀病毒共存共處。

在現實生活中,最好的時光也並非可以一帆風順。在過去的一年中,我協助許多人處理新型冠狀病毒以外的一些其他嚴重問題。像許多其他家庭一樣,我的家人也曾親身處於一個非常困難的情况。我99歲住在香港的母親,去年她的信心經歷到真正的考驗。首先,是她選擇了接受一個對高齡人仕極痛苦,亦為期幾個月的淋巴瘤化療。有些人可能會對在她高齡時進行極辛苦癌病化療的決定感到希奇。更令人心碎的,是當我們以為終於可以為她慶祝化療結束時,她竟然受到另一個殘酷的打擊!

當我的母親在醫院進行檢查時,她不想麻煩忙碌的護士去協助她,在夜間自行上廁所時,不幸地跌倒而至股骨頭部骨折。她在完全明白自己的心臟狀況和虛弱年老的情況下動手術,可能會導致生命危險,及與她的孩子們商量後,她勇敢地做出了艱難的決定,接受一個危險但必要的手術。她要竭盡所能,生存下去,為要能等候去擁抱幾個住在澳大利亞,但由於疫情闢係而仍未見過面的曾孫。然而,在手術前她確實將自己的生命交托了上帝的手裡。她內心亦有完全的平安,準備好在天上與主相遇。

靠著上帝的恩典,母親的手術成功,倖免於難。然後,她堅持了幾個月痛苦的物理治療康復計劃,直到她可以重新走路為止。由於她非凡的毅力,現在她可以等待許多的孫兒和曾孫到香港擁抱她! 就像去年我見過的大多數人一樣,他們堅持不懈,最終都會克服困難。

疫苗接種計劃已在澳大利亞啟動,旨在幫助您的身體增強對新型冠狀病毒的免疫力。重要的是,我們每一個人應該作出貢獻,若醫生認為你身體健康情況可以接受疫苗的話,應儘早參與疫苗接種計劃,以保護自己、家人和朋友。

我的母親也會在醫療建議允許的情況下接種疫苗,希望您和您的家人也能得到疫苗的保護,使您過一個健康,充實的生活。

但願主的恩典和平安與您及您的家人同在!

中心總監

張有倫

 


 

 

A Word from the Centre Director

Dear brothers, sisters and friends,

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1: 2-4)

It’s been a year since the World Health Organisation officially called the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Sadly, millions of lives have been lost. Many still suffer long term health problems as a result of contracting the virus. Thankfully we have managed the crisis decisively and effectively in Australia. Vaccination programs have started in Australia and other countries, and bring a more positive outlook on the pandemic.

However, our perseverance is still required in dealing with new challenges, with coronavirus mutations in different countries potentially causing issues for current treatments and vaccines. Many medical experts say that we may have to learn to live with the coronavirus for a long time to come, even with vaccination available.

Life is indeed not all smooth sailing at the best of times.  In the past year, I have worked with many people who had to deal with other serious problems in life on top of the coronavirus. Like many other families, my family has found ourselves in a very challenging situation. My 99 year-old mother, who lives in Hong Kong, has met a real test of her faith last year. Firstly, she had chosen to undergo several months of chemotherapy for lymphoma. Some might wonder about the wisdom of having this agonising treatment at  her advanced age. It was more mind-shattering when she was cruelly struck with another blow just as we thought we could finally celebrate the completion of the treatment!

While she was in a hospital for a check-up, my mother sustained a fracture of the femur head when she took herself to the toilet during the night without calling for the assistance of the busy nurses. With her children, she bravely made the difficult decision to accept the risky but necessary surgery, knowing full well that the operation was life-threatening because of her heart condition and frail age. She would do everything possible in order to live to meet and cuddle the great grandchildren from Australia whom she still hasn’t seen because of the pandemic.  Nevertheless, she had truly put her life in the hands of her God.  And she was ready to meet Him in heaven, with peace in her heart. 

By the grace of God, my mother survived the surgery. She then persevered with the painful rehabilitation programs for months until she could walk. Because of her extraordinary fortitude, she can now wait for her many grandchildren and great grandchildren to visit and cuddle her in Hong Kong!  Just like most people that I saw last year, they persevered and eventually overcame their difficulties.

Vaccination programs have started in Australia with an aim to help your body develop immunity against the coronavirus. It’s important that we ourselves make a contribution to protect ourselves, our families and friends from the virus by participating in the vaccination programs, if at all possible with medical advice, sooner rather than later. 

As my mother will take the vaccine if medical advice allows, I hope you and your family will also be given the protection that the vaccines provide for you to live a healthy and fulfilling life. 

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

Gerald Cheung

Centre Director, First Light Care   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

We are looking at buying a property in the West Ryde area to be our permanent counselling centre; this would reduce our long term rental expense!

We sincerely ask you to please support and help our building fund to purchase suitable new premises, you may use a credit card to make a tax-deductible donation by calling us on (02) 92119198.

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!

我們正在West Ryde地區尋找一個合適的物業作為晨光永久的輔導中心,以節省租金的開支。

懇請您支持與幫助我們的建築基金購買一個物業,您可以使用信用卡作出一個可扣稅的捐款,請致電(02)92119988。

您也可以在晨光網頁(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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

代禱 Prayer

 

  1.  We are thankful for Mr Jason Tam’s joining our counselling team in February. Please pray for his service as he faithfully offers his skills, expertise and loving heart to serve our diverse community.
  2. Please pray for appropriate workers to be called to join and serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry.

 

  1. 我們為在今年二月加入輔導團隊的新成員譚健生先生感恩,請為他的服侍祈禱,他將會忠誠地奉獻他的技能、專業知識和爱心,服事我們多元化的社區。
  2. 請祈求神呼召合適的同工加入教牧更生事工服事。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會

 

1. 更年期的二三事 Understanding & Adjusting to Menopause and Andropause
*更年期的身心理變奏
*迎向另一頁與調整
 
講員 Speaker:             陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date:                 29/4/2021  (Thursday)
時間 Time:                 8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期 Closing Date:      21/04/2021
 
2. 如何陪伴難相處的父母走過晚年,而不再彼此傷害? Adjusting to Difficult, Aging Parents - Walking in Harmony with Difficult Parents through Their Old Age
21/05/2021    第一講: 了解父母是否難相處和背後成因
28/05/2021    第二講: 了解自己面對父母時的情緒反應和回應
04/06/2021    第三講: 調校自己以及改變與父母的溝通模式,減少彼此傷害
11/06/2021    第四講: 面對不同類型的父母的提要
 
講員 Speaker: 馬在慈女士 (Ms Evelene MA)
                     註冊臨床心理學家 (Registered Clinical Psychologist)
時間 Time: 10:00 – 12:00pm (星期五Fridays)
截止日期 Closing Date: 12/05/2021

 

3. 了解睡眠 Understanding Sleep
  • 睡眠是什麽?
  • 睡眠問題多
  • 如何睡得好?
講員 Speaker:          Mr Jason Tam 譚健生先生
日期 Date:               21/05/2021  (星期五Friday)  -
時間 Time:               8:00pm - 9:30pm 
截止日期 Closing Date:       12/05/2021      
 
 
4. 尋找失落的你Searching & Understanding Your Own Uniqueness
*認識你的獨特性
*建立一個更「好」的你
 
講員 Speaker:             陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date:                  27/05 /2021  (Thursday)         
時間 Time:                  8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期 Closing Date:      19/05/2021
 
 
5. 《情緒有話說》Understanding Your Emotions
*提升識別情緒的能力
*從情緒訊號認識內在需要
 
講員 Speaker:             陳謝麗婷博士Dr Winnie Chan (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date:                  24/6 /2021  (Thursday)           
時間 Time:                  8:00pm - 9:30pm
截止日期 Closing Date:      16/06/2021
 
6.  閱讀小組Reading Group  - 克服完美主義 Overcoming Perfectionism
幫助您了解什麼是完美主義者。目標不是讓您完全放棄高標準,而是要學會追求健康的高標準,而不是讓高標準毫不留情地對生活造成負面影響。
 
每週主題如下
 
12/04/2021      1: 什麼是完美主義?
19/04/2021      2: 了解完美主義
26/04/2021      3: 是什麼讓完美主義持續下去?
03/05/2021      4: 改變完美主義
10/05/2021      5: 減少我的完美主義者的行為
17/05/2021      6: 挑戰我的完美主義者的思維
24/05/2021      7: 調整無用的規則和假設
31/05/2021      8: 重新評估成就的重要性
07/06/2021      9: 總結
 
我們將會使用 Western Australia 的 Centre for Clinical Interventions提供的材料

 

主持 Facilitator:       廖郭冠姿女士 Mrs Cherrie Liu
時間 Time:              10 am–11:30 am(週一Mondays)
地點 Venue:             ZOOM 視頻會議 Video Conference
語言Language:       廣東話(小組討論), 英語(材料)
                               Cantonese (Group Discussion), English (Reading Material)
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。You will need to download the workbook before class. And need to complete some reading and practice every week.   
 
截止日期 Closing Date:       05/04/2021

 

 

 


 

 

 

English Seminars 英語研討會

 
1. The Why and How of Reading with Your Baby or Toddler
·  Reasons for why reading with your child matters
· Tips for how to read with your child: how to make it more engaging, book recommendations, and live demonstrations
· Addressing issues such as screen-time
 
講員 Speaker:          Dr Yixin Xu-Jiang  徐蔣亦心博士  
日期 Date:                17/04/2021 (Saturday)  
時間 Time:                8:00pm - 9:30pm   
截止日期 Closing Date: 07/04/2021
 
 
2. Becoming a New Parent
· Practical tips for surviving the first few months of parenthood
· How to bond with your baby from the start
· Challenges and ways of coping and finding support 
 
Speaker:          Dr Yixin Xu-Jiang  徐蔣亦心博士  
Date:   08/05/2021 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am  - 11:30 am
Deadline: 28/04/2021

 

 

 

 

2021国语婚姻成长课程

 
婚姻保鲜
现代人生活忙碌:忙工作、忙应酬、忙家务、忙照顾孩子、忙上网、忙手机;
现代人做什么都选择快捷:吃饭选择快餐,寄信用快递,开车使用高速公路。
可惜,夫妻间感情的维系,却是没有捷径可言。
腾出时间,查除婚姻的隐形杀手,学习幸福婚姻的相处之道,为婚姻保鲜,是
现代人维系美好婚姻的明智之举。
 
30/4/2021     第一课: 查除婚姻杀手                             
14/5/2021     第二课: 整合婚姻期待                             
28/5/2021     第三课: 处理怒气怨气                             
11/6/2021     第四课: 宽恕与被宽恕                             
 
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)
  •                                        拥有丰富的婚姻教育经验
截止日期 Closing Date:       21/04/2021