2022 晨光通訊三月 FLC Newsletter March

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March 2022 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

 

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)

Our faith and perseverance have really been tested by the pandemic and lockdowns in the last two years. We hope you and your family are well and have coped well with the challenges. We have served more people with mental health, marriage and family problems last year as the community experienced enormous stress from the yet-to-end pandemic and other problems in the world.

We welcome the fact that COVID-19 restrictions have been easing in Australia in the past few months because of the increased vaccination rate. However, it would still be better to be prudent and continue to take health precautions. This will minimise the chance of infection and serious health problems which may be caused by the virus to a small number of infected people. Some of our family members and friends caught the virus recently, but thankfully they all have recovered quickly and fully.

Many people we know have gone through trials and hard times recently. We are saddened by the passing in January of Chi On, husband of our dear colleague Winnie. We hope and pray that Winnie and her daughter can find comfort in the memories and celebration of his life, and strength from God’s unfailing love.

Our ministry has not stood still because of the pandemic. My sincere thanks go to the experienced pastors who are involved in the planning of further development of the Pastors Renewal Ministry for their dedication and support of this ministry. As for this year, we shall look beyond the pandemic with faith and purpose when we continue to develop and manage all the services of our ministry with care and diligence.

We are especially pleased that with counsellors Cherrie, Winnie, Evelene and Jason on the team, our counselling service has been strengthened to serve the community. We shall continue to build up the professional capability and experience of our team of counsellors to better serve our clients for now and in the future.

We are so thankful that  renovation of our new permanent counselling centre in West Ryde will be underway soon. We ask you to join us in prayer for sufficient financial and professional help and support for setting up the new centre that will serve the community well into the years to come.

When the new centre is available for service later this year, more adaptive online and face-to-face services will be made available as the risk of pandemic further reduces. In the meantime, we continue to provide our counselling and education programs online. Delivering our services online, commencing due to the pandemic, has been well received by most of our clients.

We are also thankful that we can work in partnership in different education and training programs with Chinese Theological College Australia and Hope Holistic Care this year. We are pleased to be given the opportunity to support the training of theological students and the development of the aged care ministry in Sydney. We are encouraged by the many Christians devoting their lives to serve in different ministries to meet different needs of the Christian community and the community at large. We treasure the opportunity to work with them and learn from them.

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

 

Gerald Cheung
Centre Director

 

中心總監的話

 

主內弟兄姊妹,各位朋友:

"你們落在百般試煉中,都要以為大喜樂;因為知道你們的信心經過試驗,就生忍耐。但忍耐也當成功,使你們成全、完備,毫無缺欠。"(雅各書1.2-4)

我們的信念與毅力,在過去兩年疫症横行和多次封城禁足期間,受到了真實的考驗。我們祝願你和你一家無恙,且能對種種挑戰應付裕如。因為社會經歷了尚無休止的疫症大流行,以及世上許許多多的問題,去年我們也服務了更多受到精神、婚姻和家庭問題困擾的人。

澳洲在過去數月應對疫情所實施的嚴厲禁令,現已隨着接種疫苗比率大增而放寛,我們對此深表欣慰歡迎。可是,我們仍須小心謹慎為要,繼續注意衛生,以減低染疫機會,避免因少數人受感染而可能引致的健康問題。我們之中,最近也有些家人和朋友染疫,感恩都很快便完全康復。

我們認識的人當中,最近都遇到不少考驗,也經歷了種種困難。今年一月,我們同工 Winnie 的丈夫智安不幸過世。我們深深哀悼,同時希望也禱告 Winnie 與女兒,在神永續不移的大愛中獲得力量,也從對智安一生的回憶及頌揚中覓得寛慰。

我們的事工在疫症期間從未停止。對現正籌劃教牧更新事工未來發展大計的好幾位資深牧師,他們對這事工的支持和奉獻,本人致以最懇切的感謝。我們在本年度的前瞻會是跨越疫情,同時也秉着關懷與勤勉的意志,繼續發展和管理事工的各項服務。

我們的輔導團隊陣容加強,成員計有 Cherrie, Winnie, Evelene 與 Jason,我們會不懈地為輔導團隊提升專業效能和累積經驗,以期在未來為有需要的人提供更優良的服務,更有效地服務社群。

位於West Ryde的永久輔導中心快將重新裝修,我們對此十分感恩。我們在此誠邀各位與我們一起,為我們需要充足的財務與專業支援,為完善設立這個新中心,在未來日子服務社群祈禱。

新中心在本年底投入服務時,我們會因應疫情減緩而提供更多線上與面對面服務。目前我們的輔導與教育服務,仍採用線上方式進行。疫症爆發時開始的線上服務,已獲得普遍接受,更有不少客戶選取這種服務。

我們感謝Chinese Theological College Australia 和 Hope Holistic Care今年在不同的教育或訓練項目中與我們合作。我們也樂見有機會在教導神學學員,以及在發展悉尼的長者事工上盡一分力。對於眾多基督徒以服務不同事工為畢生奉獻,致力支援基督社群以及廣大社會,我們也深受鼔舞。我們珍惜與他們一起工作的機會,也虛心向他們學習。

願主的恩典和平安與你闔家同在!

晨光關懷中心總監
張有倫

(Anna Ng 譯 )

Centre Director, First Light Care  

 

 
請特別為我們新輔導中心的裝修費用代禱和支持 
Please prayerfully support raising funds for renovation of our new counselling centre 
 
在捐獻者的幫助而設立的建築基金下,我們為晨光能購買在靠近West Ryde火車站的一個房產而感恩。我們感謝上帝的供應和捐獻者的慷慨,幫助減少我們長期的租金支出。
請為新物業的裝修經濟需要 (約十萬元) 禱告,該物業將成為我們永久的輔導中心,讓我們在未來的歲月服務社區。
懇請您支持與幫助我們裝修經濟的需要,您可以使用信用卡通過電話作出一個可扣稅的捐款,請致電(02)9211 9988。
您也可以在晨光網頁(https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/supportus#donations)下載並使用捐款表格來安排其他付款方法。感謝您的支持! 
 
We are thankful that First Light Care has purchased a property in West Ryde close to the railway station, using the building fund set up with help from donors. We are thankful for God’s provision in this and the generosity of donors that will help reduce our long term rental expense!
Please pray for raising finances (about $100,000) for renovation of the new property that will become our permanent counselling centre from which our ministry will continue to serve the community in the years ahead.
We sincerely ask you to please support and help with our renovation expenses, you may use a credit card to make a tax-deductible donation by calling us on (02) 9211 9998.
You may also download and use the donation form on First Light Care‘s website (https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/supportus#donations) to arrange other payment methods. Thank you for your support!
 

 

感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

 

1. Please pray for our counsellor Dr Winnie Chan and her family. We are all saddened by the passing of her husband. May God’s grace, comfort and strength be with them in this time of grief!   

2. We are thankful that renovation of the new permanent counselling centre in West Ryde will be underway soon. We sincerely ask you to pray for sufficient financial and professional help and support for setting up this new centre that will serve the community well into the future.

3. Please pray for more regular donations to help support our current financial needs this year. We have already accumulated a deficit of $82,000 as of 31 January 2022, seven months into the current financial year.

4. Please pray for the team of experienced pastors who serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry (PRM) as they develop this important ministry to support the serving pastors in Australia.
PRM members include: Pastor Dr Devin Yu, Rev Dr KC Hung, Rev Joseph Fung, Dr Nancy Fung, Rev Timothy Leung and Rev Dennis To. (Please  browse: https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/pastors-renewal-ministry)

 

1. 請為我們的輔導同工陳謝麗婷博士和家人禱告,我們都為她丈夫的去世感到難過。在這悲傷的時刻,願上帝的恩典、安慰和力量與他們同在!

2. 我們為新的West Ryde永久輔導中心即將開始進行的裝修工程而感恩。 我們誠摯地請求您為這裝修工程能得到足夠的財政和專業幫助祈禱和支持,以建立這個長期服務社區的新中心。

3. 請繼續為晨光今年能得到更多定期的財政支持而禱告,幫助晨光解決當前的財務需求。截至一月底止,我們今個財政年度首七個月赤字累積達至82,000元。

4. 請為教牧更新事工的教牧團隊禱告。團隊成員包括: 余大峰博士傳道,洪國智博士牧師,馮約瑟牧師,馮陳念恩博士師母,梁錦洪牧師與杜偉雄牧師。他們正在發展這個重要的事工,以支持澳大利亞在職服事的牧師們。(請瀏覽: https://www.firstlightcare.org.au/pastors-renewal-ministry)

 

 

Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會

 

 
1. 如何避免婚姻出軌 Extra-Marital Affairs: Causes and Prevention 
有誰進入婚姻不希望與伴侶白頭偕老,但事實往往事與願遺。我們會探討一些普遍引發婚姻出軌的原因和如何避免出軌發生的機會。
 
講員 Speaker: 馬在慈女士 Ms Evelene Ma (註冊臨床心理學家 Registered Clinical Psychologist)
日期 Date: 29/04/2022 (星期五)
時間 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
費用 Fee: 免費 (歡迎捐款) Free (Donation will be appreciated) 
截止日期 Closing Date: 20/04/2022

 

2. 你常常感到寂寞嗎? Always Feeling Lonely?  
根據研究顯示,感到寂寞已經是一種流行病,很多人都面對這個問題。讓我們一起看看有什麼方法能幫助我們面對寂寞。
 
講員 Speaker: 馬在慈女士 Ms Evelene Ma (註冊臨床心理學家 Registered Clinical Psychologist)
日期 Date: 10/06/2022 (星期五)
時間 Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
費用 Fee: 免費 (歡迎捐款) Free (Donation will be appreciated) 
截止日期 Closing Date: 01/06/2022
 

 

 

Mandarin Seminars 國語研討會

 

1. 多元智能助你提升孩子的潜能
日期:2022年5月21日 (周六)
时间:晚上 8:00 – 9:30
费用:$20*
截止日期:11/05/2022
 
孩子是上帝赐予的珍贵礼物,每一个生命都蕴含着其独特的密码和内在丰富的宝藏!
 
儿童教育专业人士Joy Song 将通过美国教育学家和心理学家加德纳(H.Gardner)博士提出多元智能理论(theory of multiple intelligences)的分析,帮助父母们通过一种全新的人类智能结构的理论来发现自己孩子身上的宝藏!通过讲解与案例分析,帮助父母们看到每个孩子都拥有一片希望的蓝天。让我们一起共同来发现自己孩子所拥有的智力特点与发展特点,因势利导,培养出自信有作为的孩子。

 

2. 了解孩子性格 提升学习兴趣
日期:2022年6月4日 (周六)
时间:晚上 8:00 – 9:30
费用:$20*
截止日期:25/05/2022
 
有的孩子属于社交型,有的属于活动型,有的属于谨慎型,有的属于依赖型,而有的发展为自卑型。父母如能及时辨别,有的放矢,则能在孩子成长中扮演积极的角色。儿童教育专业人士Joy Song将帮助父母们识别与了解不同性格孩子的学习方式和策略,帮助父母们提升孩子对学习的兴趣和动机,从而帮助孩子解决读书面对的困难和挑战,促进孩子在学习生涯中发展出最积极的效能。

 

3. 孩子说谎怎么办?
日期:2022年6月18日 (周六)
时间:晚上 8:00 – 9:30
费用:$20*
截止日期:08/06/2022
 
说谎,是每个孩子的成长过程中都不可避免会遇到的问题,让父母困扰担忧。通常认为,说谎是一种不诚实的表现,但了解孩子说谎的心理因素,采取有效的疏导、预防和教育措施能帮助孩子克服成长中的困难和障碍,塑造出良好品格。儿童教育专业人士Joy Song将结合案例带领父母们认识儿童成长过程的心理特点,帮助父母们解开心中的疑结。

 

 

 

1. 如何關懷長者心理的需要 How to Provide Psychological Care to Elderly People

關懷長者課程展望全人護理主辦    晨光關懷協會協辦

Aged Care Course  -   Hosted by Hope Holistic Care  & Supported by First Light Care

  
本課程旨在讓您掌握為長者提供心理支持的知識和實踐技能。
 
題目如下:
1.了解長者所面對的的變化、壓力源和心理特徵
2. 探討長者常見的心理健康問題
3. 討論喪親對長者的心理影響
4. 了解與長者有效溝通的要素
 
主持人 Facilitator:廖郭冠姿女士 Mrs Cherrie Liu (註冊心理學家 Registered Psychologist)
日期 Date: 07/05, 14/05, 21/05, 28/05/2022(週六)
時間 Time: 10am – 11:30am
地點 Venue:Zoom 視頻會議(注:根據 COVID-19 緩和的情況,可能會改為面對面會議。參與者將在 30/04/2022 之前收到通知)
費用 Fee:免費 Free(歡迎捐款 Donation will be appreciated )
語言Language : 廣東話 Cantonese

報名截止日期 Closing Date: 04/05/2022

查詢及報名請聯絡展望全人護理 For enquiries and bookings, please contact Hope Holistic Care.                    電誥Phone: (02) 7228 1369  / www.hopehc.org.au