July 16 to August 13
During this period, we will have two levels of Bible Quiz Challenge. These quizzes are from the Old and New Testaments.
Take the quizzes and take on the challenge! The first 3 people who take the quizzes will receive a prize.
13 Mondays, March 20 - June 26 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Karen Yeung / firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are struggling with separation or divorce, receive God’s truth and caring support for your healing and guidance. For more information, please contact Karen.
Wednesday, June 21 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Hankow MC
Come join us for a special time of prayer for the pastoral search process and committee members’ efforts as we continue to seek God’s leading and direction. Fellowship and light dinner will begin at 6:45pm.
Friday, June 9 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Hankow MC
What is the connection between Sunday worship and the Monday realities of our lives? Often there is a disconnect. Sunday and Monday can seem like separate worlds. Most Christians are familiar with the experience of congregational worship — fellowship together through songs, prayers, and sermon are among the standard elements. Hosted in conjunction with GCC, Dr. Jeff Greenman, President of Regent College, will explore the rich possibilities of connecting congregational worship, spiritual formation, Christian character, and the church’s mission.
Axiom aims to cultivate lifelong followers of Christ by making Him known in the lives of young people, through the teaching of God's Word and discipleship.
Interested to see how you can serve in Axiom to walk with these young ones in middle or high school? We are currently looking for new adult leaders for the next school year!
Contact Nikky at email@example.com for more details.
Former staff, Joyce Lok, has extended an invitation for ECC’ers to participate in some summer camps in China. For other details and applications, please contact Joyce directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is June 7.
1. Children Summer Camp in Henan
Trip Dates: July 1-8 | Trip Cost: $4500
Wanted: 10 loving and caring team members to provide a program that gives 40+ orphans exposure to different opportunities for their future.
2. Love English Camp in Hubei
Trip Dates: July 8-16 | Trip Cost: $3400
Wanted: 8 English teachers to help teach and expose students to God’s love through communication, leading songs, and games.
This is only a partial list of our mission partners. If you would like to find out more about our mission partners, please contact the Missions & Outreach Committee directly at email@example.com.
Hi ECC! Seeing how successful it was last summer, you are invited to TAKEOVER our children's ministry again for one Sunday (or more) this summer!
Scratching your head wondering what does that really look like?
How to Sign Up?
Still have questions or maybe a concern?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
It's going to be a fantastic summer. We can't wait for you to come and TAKEOVER our children's ministry!
Saturday, May 27 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Fanling YMCA Ellen Li Community Centre
Sign-Up Deadline: April 23
Come join us on this outreach event! It is a great opportunity to share the good news through home visit to the elderly during the Dragon Boat Festival. You can bring them the love and warmth of Christ by giving and/or volunteering. Sign up today at the Welcome Table.
Sunday, April 30 | 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Dining Room, 4/F, YMCA
We will also be hosting a special buffet brunch afterwards, specifically for you and your family members who are guests. Seating is limited, so please make sure to purchase tickets as soon as possible at the Welcome table (Adults $150, Children $100). The Children’s ministry program will still be held at the TST MC as usual.
Reserve tickets at email@example.com.
Sunday, April 30 | 9:30am-10:45am & 11:15am-12:30pm | 4/F, YMCA
On April 30, a Bilingual Family Worship Service – Pastor Marv has a special message for us. We will be translating the message into Cantonese simultaneously. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite your parents, grandparents, or other family members who don’t know Christ! Join us for tea, coffee, and light snacks between the services.
*Children's Ministry program will still be held at TST (Hankow) Center as usual.
Wednesday, March 1 - Sunday, April 23
Prepare your heart for Easter and draw closer to God through this Lenten season, beginning on March 1 with daily devotionals compiled by Venice Presbyterian Church (Pastor Marv and Carol’s sending church in the USA). We invite you to join us for the start of Lent this Wednesday evening, March 1 at the Symphony of Prayer (see prayer section).
Sunday, March 12 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Room 6, TST (Hankow) MC
Stop hiding your faith! If the Lord has moved in your heart to publicly profess your faith in Jesus through water baptism, come to the Baptism Class on March 12. You will learn the basics of the Christian faith, your spiritual journey and the need for baptism. Sign-up at the welcome table today! Tentative baptism ceremony date: weekend of April 1.
Wednesday, March 1 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Main Hall, TST (Hankow) MC
We will have a special evening to begin this season of Lent with prayer and worship, combined with an element of studying the Word on Wednesday, March 1. Come join us for the Symphony of Prayer, in place of the Weekly Church Prayer Meeting. All are welcome.
Sunday, February 26 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | Room 6, TST MC
Check out ECC and learn about our background, beliefs, vision and values at this one-session class. Membership helps you grow and opens doors for serving the Lord, leadership, and blessing others. Romans 12:4,5 -- Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Sign-up today at the Welcome Table.
We’ve moved. Please note our new correspondence address is:
6/F, Metropole Building, 53-63 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
For love offering contribution towards renovation and relocation costs, please mark “Office Move 2017” on the offering envelope. Collection for the office move will be received through next Sunday, February 26.
Sunday, February 12 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm | TST (Hankow) MC
We will be having an office dedication and fellowship lunch followed by small group visits to the new office. We will also have a special collection for love offering contributions towards renovation and relocation costs at the luncheon.
Saturdays (3 times a month)
We meet 3 times a month for fellowship. Check us out.
Friday, January 27 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Fanling YMCA Ellen Li District Elderly Community Centre
Contact: Molly Tam / firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join us on this annual outreach event. It is a great opportunity to share the good news through singing, games and sharing as well as be family to those elderly who are alone on CNY eve. You can bring them the love and warmth of Christ by giving and/or volunteering. Sign up today at the Welcome Table.
Contact: Jeannie Wong / email@example.com Deadline: January 22, 2017
Nominations are now accepted. For a more complete description of the qualifications, role and responsibilities of an elder, please refer to the bulletin insert or pick up the information sheet at the Welcome Table. Recommended nominees will be introduced to the congregation within February before election at Annual General Meeting in March. Please submit the person’s name to Jeannie via email.
6 Fridays, December 16 (Session 5) | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Bethany Room,
Wan Chai MC
Contact: Sarah Williams
This small group is for couples who have been married for 1 to 5 years, seeking to strengthen their marriage relationships and grow with other married couples at ECC. For registration or other information, please contact Sarah.
Sundays, December 11 | 10:45am - 3:30pm | Rooms 1 & 2, TST MC
Come to our sale to pick up Christmas cards, books, Bible study guides and Bible memory verse packs, etc. Prices are slashed, some up to 80% discount on books as we try to lighten our inventory load.
Friday, December 9
Pick Up & Drop Off outside YMCA Salisbury on Hankow Road
Round 1: 7:15pm-8:15pm (Boarding 7:00pm-7:15pm)
Round 2: 8:30pm-9:30pm (Boarding 8:15pm-8:30pm)
Contact: Carol So
Come spread the joy of Christ to Kowloon this Friday evening through bus caroling! Tickets are now being sold at the welcome table, on a first come, first serve basis upon full payment. Buy your ticket today: $40 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-11). There are still 42 tickets left for 8:30pm. Boarding will take place outside the YMCA on Hankow Road. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Bring your ticket, which also has more information.
Sundays | 9:30am - 10:45am & 11:15am - 12:30pm | TST MC
Contact: Katie Hillson
Kids aged 3-11 years, join us over at our TST MC this month as we venture into Norway and discover how when life changes, when life gets scary, when life is sad or when life is good, God is good through it all. Feel free to contact Katie for any questions. See y'all there!
Sunday, November 20 (Last Session3) | 11:15am - 12:30pm | Room 603, 6/F, YMCA
As Christians, we sometimes struggle in walking with Christ in our lives. Learn how to pray, read the Bible, disciple and fellowship with others, and understand the Spiritual gifts that God has given us to serve others. Join us in this series with Carol Gibbs, Pastor Marv, Carol Mole, and Karen Yeung.
Sign up here.
Sunday, November 20 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm | TST MC
Ever wonder who ECC’s Mission Partners are? Here's your chance to meet and learn about some of them and their ministries - all under one roof! Light lunch will be served starting at 1:00pm. Please sign up at the Welcome Table. See you there!
6 Tuesdays, November 15 (Session 5) | 7:30pm-9:00pm | Wan Chai MC (Hall)
How do we find love and how do we know it is love when we do find it? And who was C.S. Lewis anyway? You may well be surprised by the answers in this reading and study of both the Bible and C.S. Lewis' book The Four Loves in which he explores four different dimensions of love: affection, romantic love, friendship and God's love.
This 6-week seminar will require the purchase and reading of Lewis' book (its cheap, short and worth it). To show up and participate in a lively and good discussion about your own loves and what you are reading in Lewis. To take part in the Bible study that will accompany your reading and discuss the concluding film on Lewis' own struggle with love.
Session 1: Who was C.S. Lewis? Why did he write a book on love?
Session 2: Affection (Storge)
Session 3: Friendship (Philia)
Session 4: Romance (Eros)
Session 5: God's Love (Agape)
Session 6: Conclusion: The film Shadowlands.
The two most difficult things to get straight in life are: love and God. The mess we make of our lives often can be traced to failure, stupidity or cruelty in one of these..." - (Eugene Peterson (Introduction to the letters of 1,2,3 John).
Sign up here!
Sunday, November 13 (Last Session) | 9:30am-10:45am | Room 603, 6/F, YMCA
We are wrapping up our study on the Women of the Bible. We will interact with the Biblical texts with an emphasis on applying what we learn to our lives today. Please bring your Bible and pencil and join us with Carol Gibbs.
Sunday, November 6 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | TST MC
Pursuant to Companies Ordinance requirements, Annual Accounts must be completed within 9 months of the end of the financial year. EGM is called to approve ECC’s 2015/16 Annual Accounts (Auditor’s Report) in order to comply. Quorum is required for this formality, so we request all registered ECC members to attend the EGM. Light lunch and childcare will be provided starting at 1:00pm. Non-ECC members are also welcome even though you will not be eligible to vote.
Immediately following the EGM formalities, a Church Chat will be held. This will be an opportunity to get updates from the Elder Board and to pray for the church.
Sunday, October 23 | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Room 9, TST MC
Contact: Carol So
Come learn about ECC’s background, beliefs, vision, values, and what it means to be a member at this one-session class. See if we're the church family that could help you grow through membership. Romans 12:4,5 -- Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Please sign up at the Welcome Table.
Saturday, September 24 | 9:00am - 5:00pm | EFCC - Kong Fok Church
Join speakers Ravi Zacharias, Dan Paterson, Jo Vitale and more for RZIM’s annual Hong Kong apologetics conference. Topics will include “Is Jesus Christ the Only Way?”, “Why Am I Not An Atheist?”, “God of Love, God of Judgement?” and more. For details and registration, click here.
Saturday, September 10 | 12:00 -3:30pm | TST MC
Following the seminar in June, we are pleased to offer another session by Stephen Lam (former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, adjunct speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries). Come hear his testimony and learn about the importance of following God’s GPS as we balance our careers, as singles or married couples. The event will start with a light fellowship luncheon at 12:00pm before the seminar commences at 12:45pm.
Registration fee of $40 per person shall cover light lunch and drinks.
Sunday, September 4 | 3:30pm-4:30pm | Wan Chai MC
Contact: Carol So / firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us this afternoon to celebrate the baptism of Warren Kwan, Hope Nalumansi, Marites Espenueva, Melanie Ortiz and Rowena Pe at our Wan Chai Ministry Center! The Baptism Ceremony will also replace the 5pm Worship Service for today.
Sunday, September 4 | 1:30pm-3:00pm | TST MC
What?! Christmas already?? Yes, you read that correctly! We are looking at the calendar and seeing the holiday season is just around the corner. We would love for you to join us in the production. We are looking for singers, cast members and stage hands to be part of our Family Worship service on December 18. If this is something that interests you, join us at the interest meeting to hear the details. Sign up by emailing us or at Welcome Table.
Sundays, July 10 - August 14 | 9:30am-10:45am, 11:15am-12:30pm | TST MC
Contact: Katie Hillson
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Summer TAKEOVER great! Today is the last Takeover Sunday as we have fun together exploring stories of faith through music, activities, crafts and story telling. Ages 3-11 years are welcome to join us. Nursery is still available for ages 0-2 year in Room 5, 4/F, YMCA.
Sunday, August 14 | 1:30pm-3:30pm | Room 9, TST MC
Application Deadline: Sunday, July 31
If the Lord has moved in your heart to publicly profess your faith through water baptism, we are excited for you and encourage you to sign-up for the Baptism Class! .
Step 1: Sign-up at Welcome Table / ASAP
Step 2: Receive and fill in Baptism Application / Submit by Sunday, July 31
Step 3: Short interview with Pastor Marv / Week of August 2-7
Step 4: Attend Baptism Class / August 14, 1:30pm-3:30pm @ Room 9 TST MC
Step 5: Get baptised at Baptism Ceremony / August 27, 11:00am @ TBC
For those without convenient access to a computer, hard copies of the application are available at the Welcome Table.
Thank you for covering the team with prayer throughout the trip! The team had a blessed time with 104 kids at camp last week. They will share their experience in due course, stay tuned!
Sunday, July 17 | 1:00pm - 3:00 pm | TST MC
Please make time and plan to join us for the quarterly Church Chat where you can hear more about God’s work at ECC in the recent months. The meeting will conclude with a time of prayer for the church. Registered members and congregation members are welcome. Lunch and childcare will be provided.
Sunday, July 17 | 9:30 - 10:45am | Room 601, 6/F, YMCA
The Bible is filled with many characters whom we can learn from. A new series of classes will introduce you to these characters, one by one. For July, we will study David, a man after God’s own heart. Who is he? What was he doing in Israel’s history? What lessons can we learn from David? Join us in this study with Jack Leibowitz.
Sign up here!
Sunday, July 10 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm | TST MC
Contact: Charles Liu / email@example.com
The training will cover the basic steps of how to do the landscape setup for Sunday worship at the YMCA. We will also learn how to operate the Behringer X32 sound board at the MC. Sound team members or anyone interested in working on the sound board are welcome. Sign-up at the Welcome Table today!
Sunday, June 26 | 1:00pm - 3:30pm | TST MC
Thanks to everyone who has signed up to TAKEOVER this summer! Individuals are still welcome to sign up by email. We will be sharing important information at the mandatory training this Sunday. You will also have the opportunity to get to know teammates who are on your scheduled “takeover” day. Lunch will be provided. Please be on time.
Saturdays | 6:30pm-9:00pm | Hankow Centre
We are from different age groups but share a common interest - to get to know the Bible's teachings better and to apply these teachings to our daily lives.
Saturday, June 11 | 10:30am - 2:30pm | TST MC
Part 2 of the Leadership Seminar continues this Saturday. Besides ECC leaders, others who are interested are still welcome to sign up.
June 11: Biblical Application in Ministry through Parables, taught by Dr. Sam Tsang (Associate Professor of New Testament in Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary). Topics covered include: The Subversiveness of Parables and The Inner Life of Characters in Parables. Books will be available for sale on June 11.
*Registration fee of $40 per person shall cover light lunch and drinks per seminar. Reserve your seat now!
Every other Thursday | 7:30pm - 10:30pm | Wan Chai Ministry Centre
A group for both singles and marrieds, from a mixed of background to study the Word of God, pray, worship and support one another for spiritual growth.
Sunday, May 8 (Last Session) | 9:30am - 10:45am | Room 306, 3/F, YMCA
Paul contrasts the superiority, power and reality of the person and work of Christ with the empty and ineffective solutions offered by the world in their day. We will explore what this means for us today in Hong Kong by studying Colossians with Curt Lentsch.
Saturday, May 7 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm | TST MC
Contact: Sarah Williams
Moms and kids, join us for an evening of fun games over dinner to celebrate Mother’s Day. Dads, we could use your help serving the moms too. Get your ticket now, from Sarah or at the Welcome Table. Tickets for adults and kids (age 13 and above) are $100 each and kids (ages 3 to 12) are $50 each.
This Easter weekend, there are multiple opportunities for worship and celebrations of Jesus’ resurrection. There is also time for the church family to come out for fellowship over a hike on the Saturday.
Note: There will be no 5pm Service on March 27.
RSVP! Sign up here.
Have you been following the LENT devotional and praying for churches in Hong Kong? This Tuesday, March 15, ECC is featured with Neighbourhood Care Foundation.
Please pray with us!
LENT Devotional Leaflet Now Available!
The international and local churches have united to assemble a Lent devotional leaflet for each day leading up to Easter.
Lent starts on Wednesday, February 10, so please pick up a free leaflet at the Welcome Table this Sunday.
Sunday, March 20 | 1:15pm | Main Hall, TST MC
We request all ECC members to attend and vote in person on the following resolutions:
· Appointment of new Interim Pastor: Pastor Marv A. Gibbs
· Election of new Elder: Fong Ngai (nominee)
· Approval of FY2016/2017 annual budget
· Appointment of Holy & Co., Certified Public Accountants (Practicing) as Auditor
Everyone is welcome. Light lunch and child care will be provided.
Thank you for your ongoing support and participation.
Contact: Greg Ng / firstname.lastname@example.org
We still welcome more men to join our choir for Easter Sunday service on March 27. If you are interested, come directly to the rehearsals or email Greg.
13 Mondays | 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Room 6, TST MC
Contact: Sarah Williams
If you are struggling with separation or divorce, receive God’s truth and caring support for your healing and guidance. Cost for the workbook is $120. Please register with Sarah.