晨光通訊 FLC Newsletter December 2018

 

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December Newsletter Highlight

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  1. 會長報告2017-2018 President Report 2017-2018

  2. 感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

  3. 英文研討會 English Seminars

  4. 晨光國語父母成长课程 2019  Mandarin Parenting Course

  5. 晨光粵語課程 2019 First Light Care Cantonese Courses 2019

 

會長報告2017-2018 President Report 2017-2018

 

感恩

感謝神在過往一年讓我擔任晨光關懷協會的會長,自覺不配,但當中卻有很多學習的機會。回想我在十多年前回應神全時間事奉的呼召,我實在想不到有一天我會參與一項對華人教會和社區極重要和富意義的事工。在2010年,相信是神安排的機會,我和太太被邀擔任晨光感恩晚宴的司儀;隨年我成為會員及管理委員會成員。

我為何在晨光事奉呢?

耶和華已指示你何為善,
他向你所要的是甚麼呢?
只要你行公義,好憐憫,
存謙卑的心,與你的神同行。
     (彌6:8)

作為基督徒,我們對世人的服侍不單單限於教會的「四道牆」內。我們還應主動關心四圍需要主的愛和憐憫的人。要達到這目標,我們不單要靠著所傳講的福音,更要有愛人如己的行動。基督徒關心社會,不是可有可無的事工,它反映了我們新的身份,就是那愛世人的神的形象,在我們裡被復原。

感謝神祂賜給晨光每以位管理委員會的成員都是敬虔、滿有恩賜、謙卑、委身、以人為本,最重要的是以耶穌的心為心,更願受聖靈的帶領。神如何在我們各人身上呼召我們到晨光服侍,而我們又如何忠心卻又帶著戰兢的回應,各人背後有不同的故事。但我們同都可以同證,神如何感動並改造多人的生命,包括在晨光服侍的一眾同工。

 

事工

今年四月,晨光邀請了余德淳博士在不同的地點帶領一連串的講座。而今年的焦點當然是我們二十週年的感恩暨籌款晚宴。為神多次適時的供應,我們獻上讚美。不單讓我們再次肯定這事工,更確信祂是那位感動人心在各層面事奉的主。     

教牧更新事工已進入第四年。很多全時間事奉的牧者、宣教士、在機構事奉的、神學生,以及他們的配偶,都受惠於晨光的輔導和教育項目。 

 

前瞻

求主賜我們:

  • 對華人社會輔導的需要有敏銳的洞見;
  • 繼續尋求神的心意和帶領;
  • 忠心以三語回應神對服侍華人群體的召命;
  • 更多委身的專業基督徒輔導員、培訓員、支援的同工、會員以及管理委員會會員;
  • 更有果效的事工;
  • 為主作好見證;
  • 領人歸主的機會

 

“我們主耶穌基督的父神是應當稱頌的;他是憐憫之父,是賜各樣安慰的神;在我們所遭遇的各樣患難中,他都安慰我們,使我們能夠藉着神用以安慰我們自己的安慰,去安慰那些在各樣患難中的人。

(林後1:3-4)

余大峰博士

 

 

Thanksgiving

Thank God for giving me this undeserved learning opportunity to serve as the President of FLC in the past year. When I responded to God’s calling for full-time ministry some 10 years back, I could have never thought that one day I would be involved in this very meaningful and vital ministry, both to the Chinese churches and to the wider Chinese community. In 2010, my wife and I were asked to serve as the MCs at the FLC thanksgiving dinner. The following year, I became a member and began serving on FLC’s Management Committee. 

 

So why serve at FLC?

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy

And to walk humbly with your God.”

       (Micah 6:8)

We as Christians are called to serve the world, but this ministry does not and cannot be limited to those who come to the “church premises”. We also need to actively reach out to those within the wider community who are in need of God’s love and mercy. And we do that not only through what we preach, i.e., the gospel, but also through what we do, i.e., in loving our neighbours as ourselves. Community service is not an optional ministry, it reflects who we are as the restored image bearer of God our Father who cares for us all.

Thank God that He has given godly, gifted, humbled, people-oriented, dedicated, Christ-centred and Spirit-led people to be members of the FLC Management Committee. We all have our different stories of how we are called to serve at FLC, and of how we responded by serving faithfully and fearfully. Most of all, we can all share with you how God has touched and transformed the lives of many through this ministry, including those who served there.

 

Ministry

In April, FLC had invited Dr. Yu from Hong Kong to lead a series of talks at various venues. The highlight was our 20th Thanksgiving and Fundraising Dinner. Praise the Lord for His continual providence in times of our needs. We are once again assured that FLC is His ministry and He is the one who moves the hearts of His people to serve in various ways.     

Our pastoral renewal ministry is in its fourth year running. People who are in full-time ministry, including pastors, missionaries, workers in para-church organisations, and theological students and their spouses, can now benefit from FLC’s counselling and education programs.   

 

Looking Ahead

We ask that you may pray for our ministry at FLC:

  • To keep up with the changing counselling needs of our society;
  • To continue to seek God’s guidance;
  • To be faithful to His call to serve the Chinese communities, in English, Cantonese and Mandarin;
  • To have more dedicated Christian counsellors, educators and supporting staff;
  • To be effective in our ministry;
  • To be a good witness of Christ; and
  • To bring people to know Christ.

 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”

(2 Cor. 1:3-4)

Dr Devin Yu

 

 

感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

 

  1. 為在2018年10月20日晨光會員大會選出的新一屆顧問委員會而感恩。為這新一屆委員會能支持和引導晨光未來兩年事工的發展去更好服侍社群而禱告。顧問委員會成員(2018 - 2020):
    1. 謝友德牧師 (主席)
    2. 黃偉華牧師 (副主席)
    3. 周振成牧師
    4. 鄭鷗牧師
    5. 翁沛偉牧師
    6. 姚正魁牧師
    7. 陳國熹醫生
  2. 為何威民牧師在過去六年在顧問委員會所給與晨光的和忠心服事和支持而感恩。
  3. 請祈求神呼召能操流利普通話的合適雙語同工加入輔導團隊服事。
  4. 請祈求神呼召合適的同工加入教牧更生事工服事。
  5. 請為晨光的需要更多定期的經濟支持代禱。

 

 
  1. We are thankful for the new Advisory Committee elected in the Annual General Meeting on 20-10-2018 and pray that that it will support and guide the development of the ministry to better serve the community in the next two years. Members of Advisory Committee (2018 - 2020):
    1. Rev David Tse (Chairman)
    2. Rev David Wong (Vice-Chairman)
    3. Rev Constant Chow
    4. Rev David Zheng
    5. Rev John Yao
    6. Rev David Yung
    7. Dr Felix Chan
  2. We are thankful for the faithful service and support of Rev Eugene Hor who served on the Advisory committee from 2012 to 2018.
  3. Please pray for appropriate bilingual workers who are fluent in Mandarin to be called to join and serve on the counselling team.
  4. Please pray for appropriate workers to be called to join and serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry.
  5. Please pray for more regular financial support for FLC in order to sustain the ministry.

 

 

英語研討會 English Seminars

 

1. How To Choose the Right Partner for Marriage 如何選擇合適的婚姻伴侶 (英語English)

 

講員 Speaker:      張有倫Gerald Cheung  (Centre Director)

日期Date :          7/02/2019  ( Thursday)      

時間 Time :         7:30pm - 9:30pm

地點Venue :       Shop 1, 34-36 Herbert St, West Ryde  NSW


 
*座位有限,須預先報名。免費入場  自由奉獻   
Seats limited. Please fill in online booking form to register.

 

 
2. Becoming A New Parent 成為新父母 (英語English)
  • Bonding with your Baby
  • Challenges of Parenting
  • Ways of Coping and Finding Support 

 

講員 Speakers:    Dr Yixin Xu-Jiang  徐蒋亦心博士

                            Mr David Xu  徐欣炜先生           

日期Date :          9/03/2019   (Saturday)       

時間 Time :         10:30am - 12:00pm

地點Venue :       Shop 1, 34-36 Herbert St, West Ryde  NSW

 

*座位有限,須預先報名。免費入場  自由奉獻   
Seats limited. Please fill in online booking form to register.
 

 

晨光國語父母成长课程2019第一学期  Mandarin Parenting Course Term 1

为人父母必修课:《做高情商的父母》

The Essentials in Parenting:《How To Be An Emotionally Intelligent Parent》

 

讲员Speaker:           宋晓玲Joy Song

  • 社会工作硕士(新加坡国立大学)
  • 拥有丰富的儿童情绪与行为训练和亲子教育及婚姻教育经验

 

时间Time:     10:30am – 1:00pm 
地点Venue:  Shop 1, 34-36 Herbert St, West Ryde NSW
费用Fee:       $200 / 每學期Each Term 
*座位有限, 报名从速。Seats limited. Please register early. 

 

 

晨光粵語課程 2019 First Light Care Cantonese Courses 2019
 

課程 1. 裝備自己,指導别人 Become More Equipped To Mentor

對象:有志於自我裝備在教會内外成爲屬靈導師的教會領袖。名額12人。

課程統籌:馮陳念恩博士

講師及促進者:馮約瑟牧師、馮陳念恩博士

課程日期: 2019年2月至11月

費用:自由奉獻 - 可扣稅 (給予“First Light Care Fund”)

語言:粵語

地點9/1 McLaren Street, North Sydney 2060

申請申請人需獲教會推薦,於遞交申請後或需經過面談方決定是否取錄。

詳情請按此

 
 

課程 2. 學習帶領轉化生命的查經 Learn To Lead Bible Studies That Transform People’s Lives

對象:有志於學習帶領查經小組技巧,發展令人投入的查經小組,為個人的屬靈生命、教會及社群帶來轉化的教會領袖。名額20人。

課程統籌:馮陳念恩博士

講師及促進者:馮約瑟牧師、周愷文女士

課程日期: 2019年2月至11月

費用:自由奉獻 - 可扣稅 (給予“First Light Care Fund”)

語言:粵語

地點9/1 McLaren Street, North Sydney 2060

申請申請人需獲教會推薦,於遞交申請後或需經過面談方決定是否取錄。

詳情請按此