Church Re-Opening Update #3 教會重啟更新#3

Thank you again for completing the re-opening survey. The total responses we have received is 683, an outstanding and substantial number. It represents half of our weekly attendance and communicates your feelings, expectations, and risk tolerances as individuals and families. It reflects your love for the church and desire to congregate together. While there is a margin of error, the results of the survey are clear and helpful.

Question: What did we learn from the church re-opening survey?

  1. Attitudes toward returning to a worship service at church were cautiously optimistic. 25% would return at first opportunity. 44% plan to wait several additional weeks. 31% responded that it will be quite a while before they return.
  2. Responses were well distributed among congregations. We received a balance of responses from English (25%), Mandarin (48%), Cantonese (18%), Glendora (5%), and SEAM (4%).
  3. People of all ages responded. The largest group was 50-69 (41%), followed by 30-49 (29%) and 70+ (19%). The age group most interested to return immediately was 50-69 (32% indicated a return at first opportunity).
  4. Our congregations are flexible. Responses the English congregation indicated 78% willing to worship at a different time. 60% of Mandarin and 62% of Cantonese congregations are willing to worship at a different time as well.
  5. You communicated your expectations for church preparations and children’s ministry arrangements.
    1. 75% expect children’s hands to be sanitized on entry.
    2. 73% expect teachers to wear face coverings.
    3. 68% expect children to wear face coverings.
    4. 69% expect doors to be propped or otherwise touchless.
    5. 59% expect clearly marked one-way foot traffic.
  6. We also realize that we won't enjoy the physical company and fellowship of some members for a long time. 51% will wait until most physical distancing guidelines are lifted, and there were a number of write-in responses indicating that a vaccine would need to be available for those individuals and families to feel safe to return.

We want to thank you again for your responses. 183 people took the time to add a personal comment at the end of the survey, in addition to the other write-in remarks. We are reading and taking your thoughts into consideration. When we release a reopening plan or timeline it will not suit or satisfy everyone, but we are doing our best to take everyone into consideration.

各位親愛的弟兄姊妹們,再次感謝您們填寫了教會重啟線上調查表。我們一共收到683份,也就是說,每週崇拜總人數的一半都參與調查。這誠然是一可觀的數目,清楚說明了弟兄姊妹們對教會重啟的看法,期盼,以及願意承受多少因重啟所可能帶來的風險。弟兄姊妹們踴躍地參與問卷調查,也表明了對教會這大家庭的愛和對重聚一堂的嚮往。即使我們將誤差範圍列入考慮,調查結果仍然勾畫出會眾清晰的看法,為重啟策劃提供極大助益和導向。

問題:教會重啟意見調查的結果提供給我們哪些心得?

  1. 教會重啟時,會眾將採取謹慎小心的態度。答卷者中將近四分之一(25%)表示他們願意第一時間重返教會;超過四成(44%)選擇在重啟初期之後數週才會返回教會;而將近三分之一(31%)則表示,他們會在很長一段時間之後才會重返教會。
  2. 各語言組都踴躍參與。英文堂答卷者佔總數的25%,國語堂48%,粵語堂18%,格蘭朵拉5%,SEAM 4%。
  3. 答卷者涵蓋各年齡層,其中最多者屬50-69歲(41%),其次是30-49歲(29%),70歲以上(19%)。50-69歲年齡層也最積極願意重返教會,答卷者中將近三分之一(32%)表示第一時間即刻重返教會的意願。
  4. 我們教會的弟兄姊妹非常願意與教會配合。英文堂的答卷者中,有將近8成(78%)表示願意在不同時段參加崇拜;國語堂和粵語堂各6成左右(60%及62%)。
  5. 至於對教會重啟以及兒童事工的準備工作,您表達了以下的期盼:
    1. 75% 兒童們在進入教會時雙手會接受消毒
    2. 73% 老師們會戴口罩
    3. 68% 兒童們將戴口罩
    4. 69% 教會的門將被撐開,或不需用手打開
    5. 59% 教會裡標誌明顯的單向通道
  6. 我們也了解到,有許多的會員會在很長的時間之後,才會再回到教會與我們作面對面的團契。半數(51%)答卷者表示,他們將等到社交距離指南大致撤銷之後才會重返教會。在書寫的回答中,也有許多答卷者表示他們要等到新冠疫苗問世之時,才會安全地重返教會。

我們再次感謝您們的回應。答卷者中有183位在問卷結尾附加個人意見,目前我們正在仔細閱讀並考量。當我們公布教會重啟計畫及時間表時,我們深知它們將無法達到每一位答卷者的理想,然而,我們一定將所有意見都納入考慮之列。

Church Re-Opening Update #2 教會重啟更新 #2

Thank you for completing the re-opening survey. Your responses have exceeded our expectations! We have received over 550 responses to date and have begun to study what you shared and consider your thoughtful, personal messages. We will leave the survey open for additional responses for those who have yet to take it.In future posts we will offer the results of the survey and a general plan for church re-opening. For now, here is a provisional graphic to give a sense of the responses.
Church Reopen Survey ResultsQuestion: How will the church ensure that its preparations are comprehensive?

The church re-opening team formed two smaller groups to study and recommend changes. One group focuses on worship service, which includes elements of the service, physical distancing, technology, and so on. The other group focuses on the physical building, which includes signage, cleaning, and so on. These groups are hard at work consulting with professionals and other church committees, evaluating the situation, and finding solutions.

These groups promote compliance with LA DPH guidance for places of worship.
Instruction from the county spans six pages and includes:

  1. Workplace policies and practices to protect staff health;
  2. Measures to ensure physical distancing;
  3. Measures to ensure infection control;
  4. Communication with staff, visitors and congregants; and
  5. Measures to ensure equitable access to critical services.

Please pray for us, and for these two working groups in particular, as we seek God’s wisdom in our planning. Thank you!

各位主內親愛的弟兄姊妹們,謝謝您們踴躍地填寫教會重啟意見調查表。截至目前為止,我們已經收到了550多份,這實在是超過我們所求,所想的!我們已經開始仔細研讀您們的答覆和所填寫的個人意見。如果您還沒有機會填寫,請點擊重啟線上意見調查提供教會您個人的想法。

在未來的更新中,我們將公布調查結果,並分享教會重啟策畫方案。根據目前初步550多份調查的結果,我們準備了下列圖解,供您參考。Church Reopen Survey Results

教會重啟核心小組現分為兩個工作小組,積極研究並提供改善建議。其中一組負責與崇拜有關的各項事宜,以及身體距離的考量,科技的需要,等等。另一組負責教會設施安全,包括標誌,清潔衛生的加強,等等。此二工作小組正分別與專家學者,教會各事工委員會商討,評估現狀,以便擬訂解決對策及方案。

核心小組針對教會重啟所擬訂的策劃方案將完全遵照洛杉磯縣公共衛生局為宗教場所公布的重啟規定。此衛生主管令共六頁,涵括以下五個關鍵領域:

  1. 為保障工作人員健康而制定的工作場所政策和措施
  2. 保持身體距離的措施
  3. 確保感染控制的措施
  4. 與工作人員,訪客及會眾溝通
  5. 確保公平獲得重要服務的措施

請在教會重啟這件重大的事項上為我們禱告。當我們在策劃重啟的每一步路上,尋求神的智慧時,請特別為這兩個工作小組代禱。感謝您。

Church Re-Opening Update #1 教會重啟更新 #1

The church will provide an update each week on Friday to offer information regarding re-opening. Please subscribe to this page and look for these updates in order to pray and prepare! Information will relate to the church’s general re-opening plan as well as specific measures as they are formalized and implemented.

Question: How is MBCLA approaching re-opening?

The church has formed a re-opening team in order to answer this question. We plan to take a deliberate and measured approach so that we can proceed in full compliance with local health official orders and informed by input from church members.

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health defined a five-stage reopening process based on risk. We are currently in Stage 2, in which low risk businesses are able to open. On Tuesday, May 26, LA DPH provided guidance for faith organizations to resume modified in-person worship services. They also updated their re-opening protocols for workplaces and created protocols for places of worship. We are currently reviewing these documents.

To aid our planning, we invite church members to fill out this survey. Questions relate to Sunday service, fellowship groups, and children’s ministry. We hope to understand the feelings and expectations of our members in order to craft, communicate, and implement an informed re-opening plan that fits the church. Your participation is appreciated.

May God bless you and keep you!

洛杉磯國語浸信會將於每星期五提供有關教會重啓的更新消息。請鎖定本網頁,為教會重啓相關事宜代禱並作準備。每週教會重啓更新內容將包括教會一般重啓計畫及已制定的或將啟動的指定項目。

問題:洛杉磯國語浸信會(教會)準備以何種方式重啟各種面對面活動?

教會已成立一重啟核心小組。我們將在經過深思熟慮之後,以審慎態度執行重啟的各個階段。我們將恪守本地衛生單位的相關指令,並參考教會會員的意見,步步為營地逐步漸進。

洛縣公共衛生局(LA DPH)以風險為準,設定重啟的5個階段。我們現在是在第2階段,只有屬於低風險的商業可以公開運作。5月26日,也就是本星期二,LA DPH 頒布了對宗教機構修正性面對面崇拜的指南。同時,該局也更新了他們對工作場所重啟的協議,並頒發宗教崇拜場所的重啟協議。教會目前正仔細研讀這些文件。

為了幫助我們更了解弟兄姊妹們的期盼,教會邀請各位填寫此線上意見調查。調查項目包括主日崇拜,各團契家庭小組,及兒童事工。我們盼望能充分了解弟兄姊妹們的想法,以致在重啟的每一階段,能將之歸納在策劃,溝通和執行的每一企劃步驟中,使重啟的過程能夠符合教會的需求。因此,請您務必填寫此調查表

求主賜福與您,保護您。

Greetings and Church Ministry Update

陳寶聲牧師 - 在疫情中的問安 (4/23/2020) (國語)

陳寶聲牧師 - 在疫情中的問安 (4/22/2020) (粵語)

The church office will be temporarily closed to comply with the California Stay at Home order. If you need assistance, please call (626) 692-5751 or email info@mbcla.org.
教會辦公室將暫時關閉,以符合“加州留在家中”的命令。 如果您需要幫助,請致電(626)692-5751或發送電子郵件至info@mbcla.org。

Sunday service will continue to be streamed on Facebook at the same links. Come and join us at online at the regular hours, or view the videos anytime afterwards!
主日崇拜將繼續通過“臉書”相同的鏈接, 請按時在線上加入我們,或者之後隨時觀看視頻!

  • English Live-Stream 英語堂崇拜線上直播 on Sundays at 9am
  • English SEAM Service posted on Saturdays at 6pm 英語堂 SEAM 崇拜周六晚6時上傳
  • Mandarin Live-Stream 國語堂崇拜線上直播on Sundays at 9am
  • Glendora members and Mandarin Youth are encouraged to tune in to the Mandarin Live-Stream. 請格蘭朵拉分堂弟兄姊妹觀看「國語堂」的直播崇拜
  • Live-Stream Instructions 線上直播應用指南
  • Mandarin Sunday School Online Classes 國語主日學線上課程
  • Cantonese Live-Stream 粵語堂崇拜線上直播 on Sundays at 11am
  • Cantonese Sunday School Jun to Aug Online ClassesOnline Videos & How to join 粵語堂6月-8月網上主日學: 視頻, 線上課程一覽及線上参與指南.
  • MBCLA weekly Children’s Ministry Bible lesson video 國浸週間兒童事工課程影片 (age 2 – grade 6; 2 歲到6年級)
  • Donation by check can be mailed to the church office (payable to MBCLA, send to: 110 West Woodward Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801), or Online Giving as detailed below:
    Easily give one-time or regular donations using these steps:
    1) Enter the church website “www.mbcla.org
    2) Click the “Online Giving” button
    3) Click the “Create Profile” button
    肢體奉獻可郵寄支票(抬 頭:MBCLA)到教會辦公室(110 West Woodward Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91801),或用 網上奉獻 Online Giving,詳情如下:
    可以在網上簡單易行奉獻,並可 設定自動轉賬來定期奉獻,即使外出,也可使用網上奉獻。只需按照 以下簡單步驟:
    1)進入教會網站『www.mbcla.org
    2)點擊『網上奉獻』按鈕
    3)點擊『Create Profile』按鈕

Good Friday and Easter Service

Please join us Friday, April 10 at 7PM for our Good Friday service. The links will be posted on each congregation’s Facebook page. On Easter Sunday, April 12 we will have our Easter worship services at 9AM, with links posted on each Facebook page as well. We look forward to celebrating Jesus’ finished work on the cross together!
Additional updates:
  • Church office will be closed until further notice. Please contact (626) 692-5751 for assistance.
  • Masks are still available from the church for health professionals, and non-surgical face coverings for church members. Please call to arrange.
在4月10日,本週五晚上7點,教會將在網上舉行耶穌受難日崇拜。4月12日,網上復活節崇拜,將在9點舉行,請大家準時參加。鏈接將會公佈在各語言組的臉書網站上。讓我們一起慶祝耶穌在十字架上完成祂的工作。
其他更新:
  • 教會辦公室將會關閉直到進一步通知,若需要任何協助請電話聯絡(626) 692-5751
  • 身為衛生工作者的教會弟兄姐妹,可至教會領取口罩。教會亦提供給會員非手術性的口罩,請提前打電話安排領取

Greetings and Church Ministry Update

陳寶聲牧師 - 在疫情中的問安 (4/3/2020) (國語)

陳寶聲牧師 - 在疫境中的問安 (4/3/2020) (粵語)

Please join us this Friday, April 10 at 7PM for Good Friday Service. Our Sunday, April 12 Easter Worship Services will go live at 9AM. You can find them at the usual online locations.
Health Updates - Everyone is encouraged to read the updated info sheet in Chinese or English from the health committee. Also, church members who are health professionals in need of masks may call (626) 692-5751. We will arrange masks for you to pick up at the church. Church members may also call the number to receive face coverings, for those who need it.
請在4月10日,星期五晚上7時參加教會網上耶穌受難日崇拜及網上復活節崇拜將在4月12日(主日)上午9時。 您可以從各語言組一般的方式去連接。
健康委員會報告更新 - 鼓勵大家閱讀中文英文的更新信息傳單。 另外,身為衛生工作者,需要口罩的教會弟兄姊妹,可以致電(626)692-5751。 我們將為您安排口罩,以便您在教堂領取。 教會弟兄姊妹也可以撥打該號碼, 我們將為您安排一般口罩,以便您在教會領取。