Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
And enjoy these announcements, please…
This Sunday, let’s welcome Pastor Gabriel Tseng of Crosswalk Community Church in Sunnyvale. He will be our guest speaker. Gabe is partnering with Pastor Tim on the Emerging Leaders Program. Pastors Tim and Chris and Children’s Ministry director Nicole are visiting family in Southern California during the Christmas break this year.
Second hour room assignment changes for this Sunday. The young adults group will meet in Room 119 (Choir Room) and the adults will meet in Room 140. We anticipate another change on January 3. By then the second floor will be ready for us to use.
Pray for our English Leadership Micro-retreat (Jan 9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Worship Hall 3). Our leadership team, youth, young adult, family ministry teams, small group leaders, and praise band members will meet to prepare our 2016 English Ministry year. Lunch and child care will be provided. Contact me for details.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is offering classes in Mountain View, San Jose, and Livermore, beginning this Jan. 24th. Contact William Effendy for more information and scholarships [email].
Canaan EM Mentor-Discipleship Program – coming soon! Frank Hsueh and Pastor Tim will launch a mentor-match and discipleship program in 2016. Contact Frank for more information [email]
Pray for the Emerging Leaders Program of the Healthy Church Leaders Initiative is launching! See healthychurchleaders.wordpress.com/emerge/ This new church leadership development ministry that Pastor Tim is leading (as a volunteer) is designed to cultivate leaders who serve Asian Americans in the Bay Area. Our first program is designed to mentor emerging leaders who are considering vocational ministry.
Syrian Refugee Sunday (Jan. 10). Join our church as we learn about, pray for, and do something about the current crisis of refugees from Syria. We will be working with World Vision.
Our Praise Band leaders are leading a Guitar Jam Session during second hour on January 24. Join us if you are interested in playing better guitar! More details to come!
The English Ministry Retreat will be held August 26-28, 2016 at Redwood Glen Conference Center. Elder Shirley Tai is leading a team to organize the retreat. Please speak to her if you have any questions and/or would like to help! And visit CanaanEM.org for more information.
A big thank you to the following!
– Betty, Shally, Chris Su, and Vicki for helping to organize last Sunday’s Christmas Party.
– Stanley Chow and a bunch of folks who helped set up the new stage platform pieces in Worship Hall 3
– William Tai for setting up the new AV system in Worship Hall 3.
– Elder Mingyuan and the facilities team for reconfiguring and improving Worship Hall 3 so quickly.
See you next week!