Updated: Aug 28
New or Revised for This Week
Labor Day Conference (9/3-5, online) The 2021 Labor Day Conference will be held online from Friday, September 3rd to Lord's Day, September 5th. The general burdens of the conference are to receive further speaking based on the recent semi-annual training, to blend the churches from different parts of NorCal, and to blend the saints in small breakout rooms. The conference schedule is as follows: Meeting 1: 7:30 - 9 PM on Friday, September 3rd Meeting 2: 10 - 11:30 AM on Saturday, September 4th Meeting 3: 7 - 8:30 PM on Saturday, September 4th Meeting 4: 10 AM - 12 PM on Lord's Day, September 5th
Working Saints Perfecting Fellowship (dates below, online) The goal of this fellowship is to perfect and equip the working saints on how to serve the Lord and the saints in the proper church life. This fellowship is not exclusive to any particular age group and we strongly encourage older saints to also join and come alongside the working saints that we may all advance and be further blended as we are equipped to serve the Lord. We would like to particularly encourage sisters to join this time as the advancement of God’s economy in the church life very much depends on this group. Registration is not required for this perfecting; there is no fee or mandatory attendance for each session. We hope that the saints would be burdened to practice these things seriously but we also realize there are many other time constraints on the working saints and as such this perfecting time will not demand or require the participating saints to go beyond their capacity. We will meet every other Saturday with brother Minoru Chen on the following dates from 10 AM - 12 PM tentatively: August 28, 2021 September 11, 2021 September 25, 2021 October 16, 2021 October 30, 2021 November 13, 2021 December 11, 2021
The Holy Word for Morning Revival -- Crystallization-study of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Volume 1 Beginning Monday, August 23rd, we will continue with The Holy Word for Morning Revival -- Crystallization-study of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Volume 1. To purchase a physical copy, please contact Sampson Chan or Matthew Muh. To purchase a digital copy, please visit one of the following websites: Apple Books Amazon Kindle Google Play Store
Blending Week (8/16-24) Beginning on Monday, August 16th, the full-timers and current students will be hosting various events to welcome our incoming students from the churches and to help us all get related at the beginning of this new school year. Fill out these forms to let them know how you'd like to participate: Students - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5Hb7pryljZop9591ds144x-6xHxRHVrjOnMAogchu-3Em_g/viewform Community saints - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdK337CM4ws-lfIodPoa65pXO9r8ZhKoRnesOCJLihBIERAJw/viewform
Weekly Truth Pursuit Meeting (Saturdays at 8-9 AM, Zoom) As announced during the semiannual training, there is a weekly truth pursuit meeting with the churches in the East Bay on Saturdays at 8-9 AM. This is an opportunity to redeem our time and to labor on the word. To attend the truth pursuit meeting, please use the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/990681425?pwd=T09EaVBjRHR3Vm02dmo4NEhUaUZOZz09.
Update regarding the Student Truth and Ministry Pursuit Program (STAMPP) Eligible books now include ministry books purchased independently from the church in Berkeley books service and also include ministry books read entirely online. May the Lord have the way to richly bless all the students with the riches found in the ministry!
Life-Study of Colossians Reading Schedule Each week, we will be reading two messages from the Life-Study of Colossians. We urge all the saints to seize this opportunity to build a healthy habit of reading the Life-study messages for strengthening the constitution of the churches. Physical copies can be purchased at the following link: http://bit.ly/BerkeleyBookOrder
Daily Bible Reading All Christians should read the Word of God daily. Set your own pace for how much to read but read every day! Here's a chart to keep track of our progress and for our mutual encouragement: http://bit.ly/cib2021reading
LSM Donations There is now a website through which saints can make online donations to Living Stream Ministry: www.lsm.org/donations. This website may be used to make one-time donations, designated offerings, and fixed recurring donations. (It may not be used to make payments for goods or services.)
The Holy Word for Morning Revival -- Crystallization-Study of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Volume 1, Week 1
7:30 PM - Prayer in clusters
Life-Study of Colossians, Messages 33 & 34
"And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and well pleasing and perfect." -- Rom. 12:2