Church Health Notice 教會保健通知

Dear MBCLA Family,

We recognize that the everyday risk for exposure to COVID-19 is currently very high. In Los Angeles County alone there were over 43,000 cases reported on Friday. This is why we practice screening and take preventative measures. This is also why we need to regularly evaluate our approach and adapt. For example, we had intended to resume children’s fellowship this week. In light of the rising number of cases we have instead postponed children’s fellowship and transitioned our youth fellowships online.

Please take precautions and monitor your personal health. Even within our church we are not exempt. The church has received notification regarding at least one positive case of COVID-19. In response, we have contacted all known close contacts of the positive case(s).

If you have a positive test result and were recently at the church, please email info@mbcla.org so that we may follow-up.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,

新冠肺炎變種病毒近日迅速地廣為傳播,我們每天都面對著可能被感染的危機。我們所居住的洛縣,在星期五這一天裏新增感染的案例,就超過了4萬3千例。因此教會不間斷地為出席實體聚會的會眾進行測試,並從事多項預防措施。也正因為如此,教會經常審視我們的做法並作合宜的因應調整。例如,教會原本預定於本週開始恢復的實體兒童團契,由於近期極高的感染量,已決定順延,而青少年團契又再度回復到以線上聚會的方式舉行。

有鑑於此,教會敦請弟兄姊妹們務必做好所有個人防疫措施,並注意自己的健康狀態。在此感染激增期間,即使我們教會也無法倖免。最近教會收到通知,至少有一個確診感染的例子,我們已通知所有在教會裏與此感染個例有近距離接觸的人。

如果你近日曾來教會,而你的的測試呈現陽性,請電郵至 info@mbcla.org 與教會聯繫,以便跟進。

Christmas Eve Service 聖誕夜崇拜

Please join us in-person or online for our Christmas Eve Service on Friday, Dec 24 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

The direct link to the livestream is here, or you can visit media.mbcla.org and select the Main Campus stream.

We have a special sing-along together. For practice tracks and other information, please see the Music & Worship page.

各位親愛的弟兄姐妹們,歡迎你參加或在線上參與教會在本週五,12月24日晚間7:30-9:30舉行的聖誕夜崇拜。

你可點擊崇拜直播, 或點擊media.mbcla.org ,選擇觀看正堂直播。

當晚我們將一起享受頌讚的時刻,弟兄姊妹會齊聲以歌聲讚美主。 如欲提前學習曲目,請到教會音樂崇拜網站下載樂譜,音檔及其他資訊。

MBCLA Missions Conference 宣道年會 (Dec 3-4)

MBCLA Missions Conference (Dec 3-4)

Please join us in-person or online for our Missions Conference on Friday, Dec 3 at 7:30pm and Saturday, Dec 4 at 9:30am.

Fri, Dec 3, 7:30-9:00pm, MC Sanctuary

Speaker: IMB President Dr. Paul Chitwood

Direct link to Friday livestream from Main Campus

 

Sat, Dec 4, 9:30-12:30pm, GWC

Speakers: Dr. Paul Chitwood, Victor Hou, & missionaries

Direct link to Saturday livestream from Garfield Worship Center

 

洛杉磯國語浸信會宣道年會(12月3-4日)

敬請親臨或在線上與我們一同參與將於本週五,12月3日晚間7:30及週六,12月4日早上9:00舉行的宣教年會。

12/3 (週五) 7:30 - 9:00pm 正堂大堂
講員: Dr. Paul Chitwood (現任美南浸信會國際宣道部總裁)

週五正堂大堂現場直播請點擊此連結

 

12/4 (週六) 9:30am -12:30 pm 嘉惠堂
講員: Dr. Paul Chitwood , 侯偉達弟兄以及數位宣教士

週六嘉惠堂現場直播請點擊此連結

教會重啟更新 #38

各位親愛的弟兄姐妹們,平安。

在冬天即將來臨之際,教會願意與您分享一些即將恢復實體聚集的教會事工,如主日學和團契等的安排。鑒於重啟的多元化,我們鼓勵你參考下列資訊:

崇拜

主堂

  • 國語堂崇拜 (每週日早上9點及11點)
  • 國語青少年崇拜(每週日早上11點)
  • 兒童崇拜(每週日早上9點)

嘉惠堂

  • 英語堂崇拜(每週日早上9點)
  • 英語東南亞崇拜(每週六下午6點)
  • 粵語堂崇拜(每週日早上11點)

格蘭朵拉分堂

  • 國語浸信會格蘭朵拉分堂崇拜(每週日早上10:45)

主日學

各語言組都將於十二月開始恢復部分實體課程。請參照你語言組的崇拜程序單了解主日學課程地點更新。部份主日學課程將提供實體及線上雙軌混合教學,有些課程仍僅限於現場直播。

  • 從12月5日開始,兒童事工將恢復包括學前2 (在2018年9月以前出生的小朋友)到六年級孩童在11點舉行的兒童主日學。參加9點兒童崇拜的孩童們,可接下去繼續參加主日學,家長可在12點主日學結束後來接小朋友。至於幼稚園及幼年班的孩童們,家長必須在崇拜跟主日學之間接管他們。
    欲知詳情,請與陳杜素平師母 (paulinechan@mbcla.org)聯繫。

團契事工

教會預計明年1月開始恢復在教會舉行週五晚間團契,凡是已經預備好的團契,屆時可恢復實體聚會。兒童及青少年團契也將恢復實體聚會,以便利家長及成人團契在教會聚會。

  • 從1月7日星期五開始,兒童事工及青少年事工將恢復週五晚間的團契聚會。亦即 Missions Friends, Kids for Christ, BASIC, 和 Total Devotion將恢復週五晚間7:30分的實體聚會。這些團契將不提供網路連線。
  • 週五晚間團契所需教室都已預留,如果需要在週間其他晚上聚集,教室預留也可協調。若欲預留教室,請先告知你的團契負責人,並與教會辦公室經理鄭梁淑英 (stella@mbcla.org)聯繫。若欲預留體育館,請於張述信傳道 (justinchang@mbcla.org)聯繫。

感謝

教會要特別向所有參與這些事工服事的弟兄姊妹們致謝。感謝主日學的老師們,團契輔導們,協助報到手續的弟兄姊妹們,負責音響及其他眾多弟兄姊妹們。因著你們持續的事奉,我們才能非常順利的一同敬拜,學習和團契。我們期盼看到更多家庭回到教會參與實體崇拜和聚會。

Church Re-Opening Update #38

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Winter Quarter is upon us and the church would like to provide an overview of in-person Worship service, Sunday school, and Fellowship ministry arrangements. Given the dynamic nature of re-opening, we encourage you to review the following information:

Worship Service

Main Campus

  • Mandarin Worship Service (Sundays at 9am and 11am)
  • Mandarin Youth Service (Sundays at 11am)
  • Children’s Worship (Sundays at 9am)

Garfield Worship Center

  • English Worship Service (Sundays at 9am)
  • English-SEAM Worship Service (Saturdays at 6pm)
  • Cantonese Worship Service (Sundays at 11am)

Glendora

  • MBC Glendora-Mission Worship Service (Sundays at 10:45am)

Sunday School

Language groups are returning additional Sunday school classes to the campus for in-person instruction in December. Please consult your language group worship service bulletin for up-to-date class offerings. Hybrid or streaming options are available on a class-by-class basis.

  • Starting Sunday, December 5, Children’s ministry will resume 11am Children’s Sunday school for Preschool 2 (born before September 2018) through grade 6. Grades 1-6 children who attend 9am Children’s Worship can stay for Sunday school and be picked up when it concludes at noon while children kindergarten and below must be picked up between sessions. Please contact Pauline Chan (paulinechan@mbcla.org)

Fellowship Ministry

For those groups that are ready, we are planning a January restoration of Friday night fellowships at the church. Children and Youth fellowships will return in-person, enabling parent and adult groups to also meet at the church.

  • Starting Friday, January 7, Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry will resume Friday night fellowships. This means that Missions Friends, Kids for Christ, BASIC, and Total Devotion will begin meeting at their usual 7:30pm time. These meetings will not be available online.
  • Rooms have been reserved for other Friday fellowships and can be available for other nights by arrangement. Please speak with your fellowship coordinator and contact Office Manager Stella Leung (stella@mbcla.org) for room arrangements. Contact Minister Justin Chang (justinchang@mbcla.org) for gym reservations.

Thank You

We want to be sure to thank our volunteers who make these ministries possible. Thank you to our teachers, counselors, check-in volunteers, A/V, and many others who continue to serve so that we can worship, learn, and fellowship together. We look forward to seeing more families return to the church!

Thanksgiving & C3 Building Dedication Service

Please join us in-person or online for our Thanksgiving & C3 Building Dedication Service on Wednesday, Nov 24 from 7:30pm to 9pm.

The direct link to the livestream is here, or you can visit media.mbcla.org and select the Main Campus stream.

For those joining in-person, masks are required and overflow areas will be set up to provide additional physical distance. There is no churchwide Thanksgiving meal this year.

教會將於11/24(本週三)晚間7:30 - 9:00 假大堂正堂舉行聯合感恩節崇拜暨獻堂典禮,敬請弟兄姊妹預留時間到教會或在線上一同參加。

如果你不克親自出席,請點擊現場直播或或你可上網至media.mbcla.org 點擊現場直播/主堂可在線上同步觀看參與。

如果你準備到教會參加感恩崇拜,請注意,在室內時全時間須戴口罩。屆時除了大堂之外,也會有其他地方設立座位,以確保安全距離。因為疫情至今尚未結束,教會今年不舉行感恩節晚餐。

Church Re-Opening Update #37 教會重啟更新

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We have received questions about the Los Angeles City vaccine mandate and updated CDC travel guidelines, so we wanted to provide a reminder and affirmation of our screening process at MBCLA.

For those who worship in-person, we will check your temperature and ask you to wear a mask while indoors. We do not require proof of vaccination.

We encourage you:

  • To read the CDC’s updated international travel requirements.
  • To keep a copy of your vaccine card with you if you travel or do business in the City of Los Angeles (see SafePassLA for more info).
  • To consider vaccination or booster shot if you have not already. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children as early as 5 years old, and the booster shot is available six months after your second dose.

Within the next two weeks we will also have updated information about in-person ministries – Sunday school, Friday fellowship groups, and children’s ministry – as we continue our re-opening.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,

教會最近收到許多會友有關洛杉磯市政府所發佈的疫苗令及聯邦疾病防治中心(C D C)的最新旅行限制的問題,因此,我們將藉這次更新提醒各位洛杉磯國語浸信會的檢測程序。

當你到教會參加實體崇拜時,我們會測量你的體溫,並要求你在室內時戴口罩。教會並不要求與會者出示完整疫苗接種證明。

教會鼓勵你:

教會持續恢復事工的實體進行,在未來兩周內,將會就諸多事工,如主日學,週五晚間團契活動,及兒童事工等恢復實體進行的時間表提供更新消息。

Church Re-Opening Update #36 教會重啟更新

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As a reminder, the church provides screening of those who join in-person for worship service for your protection. We have summarized the questions below for simplicity, and will also include it in the bulletin for easy reference:

We ask that you join us online rather than in person if you:

  • Have had COVID-19 symptoms within the last 10 days,
  • Have an elevated body temperature, or
  • Are currently subject to a Health Officer Isolation or Quarantine Order.

We understand that County guidelines can be complicated. Recent updates to the Health Officer Order went into effect on July 31, August 19, and August 23. Please understand that we try to follow the latest guidance. For example, we have brought our screening with regard to international travel in line with County and CDC guidance. For Domestic Travel and International Travel recommendations and requirements, please see this link.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,為了維護到教會參加實體崇拜的會友們的健康,在您來到教會時,將需回答幾項檢測問題。為了您的方便,我們將這些問題概略地陳述如下,也會將之列入崇拜程序單內:

如有以下症狀,請你參加線上崇拜:

• 您在過去十天內曾有新冠病毒病徵
• 您的體溫超高;或
• 您目前正在接受“衛生官醫學隔離令”(Health Officer Isolation) 或 “檢疫隔離令”(Quarantine Order)

教會深深體驗到洛杉磯縣所下達的各種指南的複雜性。例如最新的”衛生官醫學指令”在短短三週之間,就分別於 7 月 31 日,8 月 19 日和 8 月 23 日更新了三次。請了解,教會將盡力根據最新指令行事。比如說,教會有關國際旅行的檢測問題目前完全根據最新洛縣及疾病控制和預防中心(CDC)的指南。如欲了解本國及國際旅行建議和要求,請按此鏈接

Church Re-Opening Update #35 教會重啟更新

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As we look ahead to the Fall, the church would like to provide a short update on upcoming events and ministry activities.

Sadly, we will not have our annual Labor Day summer retreat this year. Instead, Sunday, September 5 will be a Lord’s Supper Sunday at MBCLA and we will mark the promotion of children and youth to their new Sunday school classes. We hope you will consider joining us, and looking forward to this meaningful worship service.

We had hoped to resume more ministries in-person at the church in September, including Friday fellowships and Sunday school classes. We have decided to postpone this transition in light of the worsening health conditions in our communities. For fellowship information, please contact your group leader or language pastor. For the new quarter of Sunday school, please look to your language service and bulletin for meeting locations and links.

Please pray for us as we continue to navigate these dynamic conditions, as we pray for each other for health, wisdom, and strength from the Lord.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,

秋季將臨,當我們向前展望,教會願意在此與你們簡短分享在未來一段時日的一些事工與活動的情形。

由於疫情依然嚴峻,教會將再度暫停舉辦勞動節長週末夏令會。9月5日星期天將在教會舉行聖餐崇拜,那天也將是兒童跟青少年進入新的主日學班級的推廣日。我們盼望你能加入我們,共同參與這意義深遠的主日崇拜。

教會原本預期從九月份開始恢復舉行許多面對面的事工,包括週五晚間團契及週日成人主日學等。然而因著我們周邊環境疫情的再度嚴峻,而決定暫緩。請聯絡各團契負責人或語言組牧師了解各團契聚會詳情。至於成人主日學下季課程的上課地點或鏈接,請參照各語言組主日崇拜程序單。

在此疫情變化多端之際,教牧同工們持續努力推動主工,為彼此的健康,從神來的智慧和能力互相代禱時,我們也請求弟兄姊妹們一同齊心為教會和我們獻上禱告。

Church Re-Opening Update #34 教會重啟更新

We are excited for the return of Mandarin 11am worship service beginning Sunday, August 1. Please consider joining us. Thank you also to all of our volunteers who serve at the church.

Please also note:

  • Only the 9am Mandarin worship service will be streamed. Those joining us from home, please continue to tune in at 9am for worship service.
  • Mandarin Sunday school classes will remain at 11am in August.
  • Children's worship in-person will be provided at the Children Education Building at 9am only.
各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,我們滿懷感恩地期盼在本週日,八月一日即將恢復的午堂,11點的國語崇拜。請預留時間參與實體崇拜。我們也借此機會特別對所有在教會服事的弟兄姊妹們表示謝意。

請注意下列幾項重要報告:

  1. 崇拜直播只限於早堂。在教會以外從線上參與崇拜的會友,請繼續在九點之前準備參與。
  2. 國語堂成人主日學在八月份仍只維持在11點提供線上教學。
  3. 實體兒童崇拜在早堂時段在兒童教育大樓同步舉行。