Church Re-Opening Update #18 教會重啟更新

Dear Church Family,

We are planning to resume in-person, indoor worship service in early 2021. Although Los Angeles County remains in the Purple Tier (i.e. no indoor worship services) with little change in daily cases over the last two months, we are praying that conditions will improve. We also want to be ready when they do.

In order to be ready when the county health order is relaxed, we are planning volunteer training and other preparations. These trainings are for those involved in the worship service, those who provide technical support such as audio/visual and live-streaming, and those helping with new processes like online reservation, check-in, and screening.

Beginning this month, we are shifting focus towards organizing volunteers. We will reach out to our existing teams to see who would be comfortable to return and broaden the invitation to find additional help. If you have been involved in these ministries in the past, please consider whether you would be available. In this significant, whole-church effort, every person matters. If you are interested to serve, we need and welcome your involvement. Please contact your lead language pastor to let us know.

We hope you will join us in prayer for the health condition of our county and for the provision of members essential for a return to in-person, indoor worship services (Mandarin, Cantonese, English, SEAM, and Glendora Mission). Thank you.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,平安。

教會雖預定在2021年初重新開始舉行面對面實體崇拜,然而,洛杉磯郡這兩個月每日確診人數停滯,並無減少,目前仍處於疫情紫色階段(教會實體崇拜屬於此階段禁止活動之一)。讓我們同心為疫情傳播減緩向神祈求禱告。在此同時,我們也致力於為疫情好轉,重啟時的一切所需做好完善準備。

當洛杉磯郡衛生局解除實體崇拜禁令時,教會盼望能即時應對,因此我們現在正在計畫義工訓練項目,並其他準備工作。訓練的義工對象將包括所有參與實體崇拜事奉,提供崇拜時技術性協助,如影音,現場直播等,以及網上實體崇拜預約,崇拜報到及測試等工作的弟兄姊妹們。

自本(十一)月起,我們將重啟準備工作的重心轉移到組織義工的需要上。我們首先會聯絡各相關事工的既有成員,徵詢他們重返教會實體崇拜繼續事奉的意願;同時,我們也會擴大範圍,邀請其他會友參與各項實體事奉。如果你是崇拜相關事工的既有成員,請你對是否願意重返先作審慎考量。在這教會重啟前夕,每一位會友的參與都至關重要。如果你有願意參與事奉的心志,教會十分歡迎也需要你的加入,請與你的語言組牧師聯絡。

教會殷切期盼弟兄姊妹們能為本郡疫情改善及重啟實體崇拜(包括,國語,粵語,英語,東南亞,及格蘭朵拉分堂)所有預備工作忠心代禱。謝謝你們。