晨光通訊 FLC Newsletter March 2020

 

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March Newsletter Highlight

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

  2. 感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

  3. 研討會 Seminars

  4. 晨光父母成长课程 2020

  5. 晨光2020年 Mentoring and Leading Bible Courses

 

中心總監的話

 

親愛的弟兄姊妹和朋友:

正所謂「一波未平,一波又起」,自從去年六月,香港社會騷亂動盪,澳洲大地乾旱
林火成災,繼而中國爆發新型冠狀病毒,傳播到香港、澳洲和世界各地。噩耗接踵而至
,確令人忐忑不安。

在執筆之際,除了澳洲東部有大量豪雨下降,天降甘露,山林大火得以熄滅,其他問
題卻仍未見平息。再者,我們和香港與中國血脈相連,憂戚與共,生於斯,長於斯;面
對故鄉無止息的憂患,我們難免憂心忡忡,惶恐不安。

疫情衝著而來,當我們四出為家人的安危搶購口罩未果時,教人相當恐慌!有些人向我
描述,他們彷彿正在行過死蔭的幽谷。那麼沮喪!那麼絕望!

面對如斯困境,我們不僅為我們愛惜的許多事物的喪失而感到悲傷,更大的問題是我
們對似乎如此黯淡的未來的恐懼。尚未解決的問題亦使一些人感到困擾和憤怒。我們
不禁從心底裡發出呼喊:「究竟此時此事何時了?」可是沒有人能夠提供答案。
身處逆境時,困難本身並不最叫人絕望,反之,若在逆境中喪失盼望是最壞不過的。
倘若問題在短期內解決不了,連政府也無法可施的話,弟兄姊妹們,切勿被惶恐和絕
望俘虜。

讓我們思患預防,刻盡己身去解決困難,盡量減少風險;與此同時,我們要確信上帝
向身處患難中的人說:「你不要害怕,因為我與你同在,不要驚惶,因為我是你的神
,我必堅固你,我必幫助你,我必用我公義的右手扶持你。」(以賽亞書41:10)

聖經又記載:「凡事都有定期,天下萬務都有定時。」「哭有時,笑有時,哀慟有時
,跳舞有時。」(傳道書 3:1、4) 不久,困境將要過去,美好的日子會來臨;請堅信
上主的應許,耐心等候,憑信心超越那隨著時間流逝的風暴。不久,我們將「要與快
樂的人一同快樂」。

此時此刻,我們要「與哀哭的人一同哀哭。」(羅馬書12:15)作為基督徒,既然經歷
了慈悲的上帝在困苦中的拯救和安慰,就讓我們用神所賜的安慰,去安慰那遭各樣患
難的人吧 。(哥林多後書1:3-4)

在馬太福音記載的山羊和綿羊比喻裡,王說:「我餓了,你們給我喫;渴了,你們給
我喝;我作客旅,你們留我住;我赤身露體,你們給我穿;我病了,你們看顧我;我在
監裡,你們來看我。」「我實在告訴你們,這些事你們既作在我這弟兄中一個最小的
身上,就是作在我身上了。」(馬太福音25:34-36,40)

作為基督跟隨者,我們身體力行,關懷愛護周邊受苦的人吧,除了代禱,我們還可以打
電話和探訪,多聆聽、幫助和安慰他們,緊記:服侍人就等於服侍上帝啊!
但願基督的安慰、恩典和平安與你及你的家人朋友同在!

張有倫

 

--- A Word from Centre Director ---

Dear brothers, sisters and friends, 

When things start to go wrong, life can have a way of adding troubles on top of troubles. 

Many of us have been deeply affected emotionally by one serious trouble after another in a relatively short time since mid-2019 - the social turmoil in Hong Kong, then the drought and devastating bushfires in Australia and now the outbreak of novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) in China and its spreading out to Hong Kong, Australia and other parts of the world. 

At the time of writing this letter we still can’t see the end of all these troubles, except on the front of bushfires that have just been quenched by the heaviest rain in years in Eastern Australia. Without solutions in sight, many feel more and more stressed and worried by these enormous problems because of our strong connection with our families, friends and compatriots in Hong Kong and China.

Many of us are so worried about the threat to the wellbeing of their families, as we even have difficulty buying surgical masks to protect ourselves and our families from the virus.  Some people even described to me that they felt as though they have been walking through the valley of the shadow of death as the situation seemed so frightening, depressing and hopeless.  

Not only do we grieve for the loss of many things that we value and treasure because of these troubles, the bigger problem is our fear about the future which seems so bleak. Some of us even become easily irritable and angry because of the yet-to-be-resolved troubles. We cry out from our heart, “When will these troubles end?” But, we, individually and collectively, have no quick answer still.  

Whatever troubles we may face, the worst thing is not having the trouble but giving in to despair and giving up hope. When we ourselves cannot get rid of the troubles quickly, and even when others, including our governments, cannot resolve all our troubles, it’s important that we do not allow ourselves to be overcome by fear and despair. 

Apart from taking any possible and available actions to minimise the risks to our own wellbeing, we, as Christians, can be assured by what our God says to those who are in troubles: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10, NKJV) 

The Bible also says, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” and “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance”. (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4, NKJV)
In time, our troubles will go, better times will come. We trust what our God has promised, we wait patiently for the eventual passing of our troubles. In time we shall rejoice again with those who rejoice!

In the meantime, we weep with those who weep. (Romans 12:15)  We Christians, who have been comforted in our tribulation by our Lord, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, should seek to comfort those around us who are in trouble. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

In the parable of the sheep and goats in the book of Matthew, the King says, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” and  “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25: 34-36, 40) 

As followers of Christ, we extend our love to the people who are in trouble, not only in words but in actions. We not only pray for or with them, we can also spend time phoning, visiting, listening, comforting, helping, serving and sharing with them. What you do for a person, you do for God.  

May His comfort, grace and peace be upon you, your family and your friends!

Gerald Cheung   

Centre Director, First Light Care  

 

 

感恩及代禱 Thanksgiving & Prayer

 

代禱

1. 我們為在許多國家被確診為新型冠狀病毒患者和他們的家人祈禱。為他們的康復
祈禱。祈禱神賜予安慰給失去親人的家人, 安全與平安給為那些恐懼受病毒感染
的人。我們更要為治療及照顧病毒患者的醫療團隊,和儘快了解病毒並開發有效
疫苗的科學團隊祈禱。
2. 我們繼續祈求香港的動盪會在短期內和平解決,也為在香港和世界各地因這局勢
遭受痛苦和困擾的許多人和家庭祈禱。願神的愛,公義,和平與和解賜予我們所
有人。
3. 我們為澳大利亞嚴重的森林大火的結束感恩,並為開始重建生活的受害者的康復
祈禱。
4. 請祈求神呼召合適的同工加入教牧更生事工服事。
5. 感謝您一直以來對這個事工的支持。請為晨光新增同工而需要更多定期的經濟支
持代禱。

Prayer

1. We pray for the victims and their families who suffer from the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) in many
countries. We pray for their recovery. We pray for His comfort for those who have lost their loved ones. We
pray for safety and peace for those who are fearful of contracting the virus. We pray for the medical teams
treating the victims, those caring for the victims and for the scientific teams rushing to understand the virus and
to develop effective vaccine.
2. We continue to pray for a peaceful resolution to the turmoil in Hong Kong shortly and for the many people and
families in Hong Kong and around the world that have been pained and distressed by the situation. May His
love, justice, peace and reconciliation be bestowed upon us all.
3. We are thankful for the end of the severe bushfires in Australia and we pray for the recovery of the bushfire
victims who have begun to rebuild their lives.
4. Please pray for appropriate workers to be called to join and serve on the Pastors Renewal Ministry.
5. We are thankful for your continuing support of this ministry and please pray for more regular financial support
for the addition of counsellors.

 

Olive Tree Therapy

is now operating from FLC West Ryde Centre, providing speech pathology and occupational therapy services to children and adults. Stephanie Wong and her team of Allied Health Professionals are registered NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) providers. They are experienced and passionate in supporting people with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate as fully as possible in their educational and community environments. For appointments and enquiry, please call 0423-191-708 or email info@olivetreetherapy.com.au. For details of Olive Tree Therapy, please visit olivetreetherapy.com.au.

 

Cantonese Seminars 粵語研討會

 
生涯規劃-識別你的獨特呼召
Career Planning - Identify Your Unique Calling
  • 召命的三個層面
  • 回應獨特的一生:認識自己、忠於自己
    • 恩賜與才幹
    • 最深切的渴望
    • 個人特質與性情
    • 認清世界的需求
講員 Speaker:        Dr Winnie Chan  陳謝麗婷博士 (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date :            28/03/2020  (Saturday)           
時間 Time :            10:30am - 12:00pm

 

淺談自我傷害
Talking About Self Harm
  • 面對有自殺傾向或有自殘習慣的家人朋友,有什麼應急的對談技巧。
講員 Speaker:        Mrs Cherrie Liu  廖郭冠姿女士 (Counsellor)
日期 Date :            4/04/2020  (Saturday) 
時間 Time :            10:30am - 12:30pm

 

你害怕社交嗎?
Are You Scared of Socialising?
  • 甚麼是社交焦慮
  • 社交焦慮造成的負面影響
  • 如何克服社交焦慮

講員 Speaker:   Mrs Cherrie Liu 廖郭冠姿女士 (Counsellor)
日期 Date :       9/05/2020  (Saturday) 
時間 Time :      10:30am - 12:30pm

 
我所愛的人病了!
The One I Love Is Sick!
  • 面對噩耗
  • 照顧者的自我照顧
  • 末期的準備

講員 Speaker:   Dr Winnie Chan  陳謝麗婷博士 (Counsellor/Spiritual Director)
日期 Date :       23/05/2020  (Saturday) 
時間 Time :      10:30am - 12:00pm

 

如何與成人子女相處
How To Relate To Adult Children
  • 人要離開父母?
  • 父母角色和心態的轉變
講員 Speakers:     Mr Gerald Cheung  張有倫先生 (Family Therapist)
日期Date :           20/06/2020  (Saturday)  
時間 Time :          2:00pm - 4:30pm

 

如何提高自尊心和自信心
How To Improve Self-Esteem & Self Confidence
  • 自尊心低落的成因和負面影響
  • 提高自尊心和自信心的方法

講員 Speaker:     Mrs Cherrie Liu  廖郭冠姿女士 (Counsellor)
日期 Date :         27/06/2020  (Saturday) 
時間 Time :         10:30am – 12:30pm

 

 
 

晨光父母成长课程 2020

 

为人父母首先需要好好了解自己,了解婚姻生活的互动和父母的价值观如何影响家庭的方向,如何影响父母的教养立场并如何影响孩子的成长。

父母的角色伴随着新生命的诞生而开启,亲子关系是人生最奇妙最甜美最丰实然而也是最富挑战的一份情谊连接。她不仅诠释了父母自己在成长中所形成的亲子依附模式,而且也蕴含了和整合了自己与孩子在各自不同的生命阶段里发展和变化的力量。

2020年的晨光父母成长系统课程强调提升父母的个人自我觉察力与自我成长,增强父母的合作养育,强调和呼吁父亲的积极参与以提升父亲的角色投入,从而带来教养的效率和优质的家庭生活

在第一学期《为人父母必修课》中,我们要来认识父母角色的内涵和对孩子的影响意义,讨论父母如何合作养育并关注双亲角色的不同扮演在子女成长中的积极因素;讨论并认识父母自身人格的形成因素以及情绪特质,学会辨识与有效管理情绪,从而能够身体力行地做好榜样,加深亲职教育对孩子的影响,使孩子们能从容地面对不断更新的世界。

在第二、三、四学期中,我们将系统地学习和了解儿童从0-18岁如何经历了婴儿期、幼儿期、学龄儿童到青少年发展的历程,在全人发展的范畴里:生理发展、认知发展、情绪发展、社会性发展和道德发展五个方面,深入地了解孩子在不同阶段的需要和探讨最优的教养策略。

欢迎家有0-18岁孩子的父母一同参来探索,用爱心与智慧来扮演好人生中这一重要角色。在晨光的父母成长系统课堂里您将与其他的父母一起学习自我鼓舞、自我激励,欣赏肯定自己的努力,在安全和相互支持的环境中,帮助自己成为愈来愈好的父母。

 

學期 1      《为人父母必修课》

Term 1      《The Essentials of Parenting 》

日期 (週)

第一课 父母如何建立孩子的安全感

06/3/2020

第二课 了解父母的人格气质

13/3/2020

第三课 提升父母的情绪管理能力

20/3/2020

第四课 整合并建立家庭价值观

27/3/2020

 

學期 2      《0-6岁幼童的教养策略

Term 2      《Parenting Strategy 0-6 Yrs

日期 (週五)

第一课 幼童的生理发展与养育

08/5/2020

第二课 幼童的认知发展与养育

15/5/2020

第三课 幼童的情绪发展与管理

22/5/2020

第四课 幼童自我概念与同伴关系的发展

29/5/2020


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