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Sisters’ Training

June 12, 2018 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

2018 Church Blending/Outing

May 26, 2018 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Dates: September 28 Friday (arrival) – September 30 Lord’s Day noon.

Location: Watsonville, CA. We reserved AirBnB houses for 120 persons.

Cost: $100 per person; $50 for children 5-10 years old; free for younger ones.

* The church sponsors nearly half of the cost. It would be beautiful in His sight if saints who have the means would give more, fulfilling 2 Cor.8:15 (see also Rcv note 1)

As it is written, “He who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no lack.”

Please register and pay online following this link.

Lessons on the Proper Church Life

April 8, 2018 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Material Giving Opportunities

March 6, 2018 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Phil.4:17b … I seek the fruit which increases to your account.

2 Cor.9:6-7 But take note of this: He who sows sparingly shall also sparingly reap; and he who sows with blessings shall also with blessings reap;  Each one as he has purposed in his heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Questions? Contact finance@churchincupertino.org.

NorCal Work Fund (on-going)
 

  • For the saints in Cupertino, please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: NorCal work fund

 

Madrid Meeting Hall (June 2018)
During the recent Memorial Day conference, two time-sensitive burdens were released regarding the Lord’s present move at the end of Message 5. These burdens open a wonderful way for all of the saints to actively enter into what the Lord is doing today by praying, giving, and going. May the Lord gain our hearts for His move on the earth!

The first was regarding a meeting facility in Madrid, Spain. Currently there are only a handful of meeting halls owned by the saints in continental Europe, and there are none on the Iberian Peninsula (composed of the countries of Spain and Portugal). The brothers in Madrid have been looking for an adequate meeting facility for a long time, but have been hindered mainly by bureaucratic and zoning issues. They have recently located a very good property which already has the proper zoning and is located in a good neighborhood. It is currently owned by a Christian denomination who has been praying for 2 years that the property would be sold to another group of Christians. This property has 3 levels with plenty of space for children’s meeting and offices, and in its current configuration can hold up to 250 saints. It could be used not only for the needs of the church, but also to hold conferences and trainings for the saints in Portugal and Spain. The property was assessed at nearly 1 million Euro, but is being purchased for 700,000 Euro. As of the announcement at the conference, the saints had made a down payment of 100,000 Euro and collected an additional 178,000 Euro, leaving a balance of 420,000 Euro (approximately 500,000 USD). That balance is due July 30th. Contributions can be made at the LME website, with the designation ‘Madrid meeting hall’ (link below).

To give for the property in Madrid, with the indication ‘Madrid meeting hall’: http://www.lordsmove.org/e-offerings.html

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: Madrid Meeting Hall

 

Property for Addis Ababa (June 2018)
The second burden released was regarding the purchase of a property to be used for the church in Addis Ababa (the capital of Ethiopia) and the training in Ethiopia. The church life in Ethiopia began with 50 college students in Addis Ababa in 2001, and has since grown to 350 saints in Addis Ababa, as well as over 20 other localities where saints are meeting throughout the country. In addition, a Full-time Pursuing training began in August 2016, and by the end of June, 58 saints will have passed through at least one year of training. There is a growing hunger for the truth in the country with many seeking ones on the campuses and in the communities, and there is even a need to care for returning African students who were gained while studying in China! However, the limited facilities of the church have been inadequate to provide for all of the needs. The brothers in have located an excellent property in capital city of Addis Ababa which is 5 miles from the city center and the airport. The property is 1.75 acres, and currently has a 2-floor residential building with 9,000 sq ft of space. This could be renovated to be used for offices for the work or residential space for serving ones. The brothers would also like to build a meeting hall which would fit 800-1000 saints, a training center with dormitories, and a hospitality facility for saints travelling for trainings and conferences. The property will serve as a center for furthering the Lord’s move across Africa. The current owners have been quite favorable toward the brothers, and have offered to sell the property for 2.5 million USD, although the assessed value is 3.5 million USD, and land prices have been nearly doubling on a yearly basis for the past several years. A down payment of 365,000 USD is due by June 15, and full payment is expected by August 15. The church in Addis Ababa plans to contribute 100,000 USD for the purchase. Details for giving are below.

To give for the property in Addis Ababa, please follow the instructions at the end of the announcement that was handed out (link here).

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: Property for Addis Ababa

 

Champaign Meeting Hall Support (Mar.2018)
Brothers,

We have been fellowshipping locally and with some other brothers both within the Midwest and outside the Midwest about raising funds for a potential meeting hall for the church in Champaign. The church here has been meeting for the last eighteen years in the student union building on campus. However, there is a building that is one block from campus that is a fraternity building which is up for sale. We feel it is probably the best building we will be able to find that is so close to campus. All the brothers both in and outside the Midwest that we have shown it to are impressed with the building and its usefulness.

Update on the current situation: If we can complete the purchase of the building by the end of March, the owner will give us the $10,000 a month rent check that he gets. To close this quickly, we have an immediate need for an additional $80,000. We plan to take possession in July, and by that time we will need $120,000 more to complete renovations and upgrades to make the building ADA compliant.

… (follow this link to read the complete letter with further details and picture)

  • Saints in Cupertino could make the offerings through The Church In Cupertino with the designation “Champaign Meeting Hall Support”.

 

Lyon Meeting Hall Support (Jan.2018)
Dear brothers in the south bay localities,

The saints in Lyon France are delighted that we could bring this fellowship to you. We are going to purchase a meeting at 200,000€. The saints in Lyon have raised 71,000€ and Campbell has supported us 84,000€, which means we still have 45,000€ to go by the end of February. We have setup a Paypal account to receive small donations (http://www.churchinlyon.org/offerings/). It would be great encouragement to us if many saints can support us by small amount donation. However, if the saints want to benefit the tax deduction, they need to send the gift to their local church first.

We have prepared a fellowship letter in English, Chinese and French. We can also prepare a Spanish version upon request. It’s a wonderful brief fellowship which covers the beginning of the church in Lyon at the second century to nowadays. (And if you like to know more details, you need to visit us.) Also included are two videos, one is short, 5-minute testimonies which is specifically prepared for this fellowship and is also available in three languages, the other one is our 2017 year-end church life video which is prepared for ourselves so it’s kind of long and mainly French only, but we include it in case someone likes to know more of the church life in Lyon.

If you feel good, please fellowship with the saints of your locality. May the Lord gain us more for His ultimate move!

fellowship – purchase of property – Lyon – Jan 2018
關於法國里昂召會購買會所的交通- 2018年一月

Testimonies video
2017 Lyon church life video

里昂見證錄影
2017年里昂召活生活錄影

Vidéo de Témoignages
Vidéo de la vie d’église à Lyon 2017

Brothers in Lyon
Guillaume Artignan
Danny Hwang
Desmond Liew
Mario Roure
https://eglisealyon.wordpress.com/
 

  • Saints in Cupertino could make the offerings through The Church In Cupertino with the designation “Lyon Meeting Hall Support”.

 

Reno Campus House Purchase (Jan.2018)
Dear Leading Brothers,
This is a summarizing and clarifying follow-up email to the ones sent on January 4, 2018 concerning the purchase of a house in Reno for the Lord’s move.

We view Reno as another Rohnert Park in which many promising young local people could be gained for His purpose. So this is a significant way for the “one church” in Northern California to advance this month in obtaining a facility for reaching typical Americans. The property in Reno is an 8-minute walk from the center of the University of Nevada at Reno campus. Reno is a GTCA city in 2018 and the goal is to gain local students.

In a recent report, Reno has a 75% Caucasian population with the remaining 25% of other ethnic groups; the church in Reno reflects the same exact ratio. Also, there are 2 Reno saints currently attending the FTTA. The prospects are ripe but the need is urgent.

Here are some highlights concerning this opportunity:
This is a 2 BR house with a very spacious living room that can seat 50 saints, to be used for the meetings and to house a young couple
Reno has 30+ saints meeting on a regular basis, with 12 couples
$330,000 is needed to close, which includes closing costs, needed by January 21; property title will be held by the church in Sacramento
With our recent fellowship concerning the one work and one church, we surely sense the oneness among the churches, and this is a prime opportunity for us to go beyond our own locality and care for the needs in the Body. We look to the Lord in faith that although the amount is large and the time is short, He will move among the saints and the NorCal churches to meet His need for His move in these days.

Because of the urgent deadline, we ask that you please fellowship with the saints in your locality as soon as possible, hopefully on January 7 and 14, and send the collected funds no later than January 21 to:
The church in Sacramento
2041 Wyda Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Make the checks payable to the church in Sacramento, with memo: “Reno Campus House purchase.”

May the Lord stretch our capacity, and may we stand with His one move in Northern California!

Gary Kaiser, Jim Miller, David Chui

 

  • Saints in Cupertino could make the offerings through The Church In Cupertino with the designation “Reno Campus House purchase”.

 

UK Building Fund (Nov.2017)
Video of the Special fellowship during the Thanksgiving conference: (or register/log on lsmwebcast.com-> Recent conference -> Special Fellowship) first some 30 minutes on the Lord’s recent Move in Germany and then the fellowship on the need of UK building fund to prepare the training facility for “5,000 young Germans who see the vision of God’s economy and give themselves for it.UK Building Project Page

Giving information

    • Saints in Cupertino could make check payable to The Church In Cupertino with “UK Building Fund” in the memo.
    • If you have the heart but do not have the saving, the special fellowship encourage us to give regularly by saving small amounts, e.g. $2.5 for a cup of coffee weekly. You can set up a small amount of recurring giving accordingly following the instructions in the page (Note: currently the PayPal button there does not seem to allow us to specify the giving to LME as for UK Building Fund. You can achieve it by using the form below “To submit a restricted recurring donation …” in this other page.)

     

 

Dusseldorf Property (Nov.2017)
Details in ppt (~15MB)

 

Burlingame meeting hall (Nov.2017)
Letter to Churches re 859 CowanBurlingame brothers need the pledge amount by 2017-11-10.Date to close the escrow: 2017-11-25.

 

NorCal Work Fund (Sep. 2016 / May 2017)
May 2017 update: our target for 2017 is 350K.—————-

(Excerpt of the letter to the churches) Dear brothers,As we fellowshipped last Saturday afternoon with the brothers, the Lord’s move in Northern California has been progressing. We have surveyed the situation of the churches in Northern California, and realized that many areas of opportunity for the Lord are in smaller or newer localities that do not have the financial ability to support full-time workers. We recognize that more workers are necessary to commence a work in nearby cities, communities, and campuses. For this reason, we have established the NorCal Work Fund aiming to release the supply in the Body to meet the need of the Body.At this time, we will focus on the one-time goal of reaching $250,000 by the end of 2016. Then, starting in 2017, we would like to establish a more consistent ongoing support by monthly (or regular) pledging by churches and individual saints.We trust that in opening this fund to the saints and the churches, the Lord will touch many saints “to support such ones that we may become fellow workers in the truth” (3 John 8). …

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This is a brief summary of the NorCal Work Fund for saints to know its goal, function, and practical details for supporting it. Purpose To support the full-time serving ones in a new situation where local support is inadequate. Examples: workers at Sonoma State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chico, etc. This will not replace the current organic support by nearby localities. This is not intended to support an existing work in the localities, e.g., Berkeley full timers. This is not to support FTTA trainees. The fund is intended to support all kinds of full timers serving in Northern California, including young people’s workers, community workers, and language workers, and some who may serve in more than one kind of work simultaneously (e.g., young people and college). Oversight The Fund will be overseen by a group of mature serving brothers … All disbursements are to be considered under much prayer and fellowship, and agreed upon by unanimous decision. Accounting Name of the account: NorCal Work Fund, to be handled practically as a special account opened under the auspices of the church in Berkeley. All disbursements are to come from the church in Berkeley special account as directed by the overseeing brothers. Donations Donations are welcome from both individuals and local churches. Pledges of one-time giving or periodic giving are both acceptable. The initial target is $250,000. Contributions from individuals are to be understood as being in addition to the regular offering of 10% and 5% to the local churches. Electronic donations are now available, and up-to-date information concerning donations can be accessed from the NorCal Work Fund link at http://www.norcalchurches.org/.

  • For the saints in Cupertino, please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: NorCal work fund
 Giving to Support the Gospel Work in Europe (December 2015)

Special Fellowship Handouts 25 December 2015 (pdf)

  • After the special fellowship on 25 December, further fellowship was given regarding the need to print more copies of the Recovery Version New Testament in German for free mass distribution among the German-speaking people. Those who wish to donate for that purpose should give to Living Stream Ministry according to the instructions in the handout.

The gospel work in Europe, including the work among the refugees, is being carried out in a coordinated way through three main entities:

  1. Living Stream Ministry (LSM)—produces gospel and ministry materials in Arabic, Farsi, and European languages to contact and nourish the seeking ones.
  2. Rhema Literature Distributors (Rhema)—conducts free mass distribution of gospel and ministry materials.
  3. Lord’s Move to Europe (LME)—provides financial support for those who serve full time in Europe and for other expenses related to the carrying out of the gospel work in Europe. In conjunction with LME, Amana Trust in London coordinates the work related to the person -to person contact ing and shepherding of seeking ones in Europe.
Churches and saints who desire to give to support the specific aspects of the work related to LSM, Rhema, and LME can use the following instructions (please designate each gift as indicated):
To give to LSM (designate your gift for “Refugee Language Work”) 1. By mail—make your check payable to Living Stream Ministry and mail to:
  • Living Stream Ministry 2431 W. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801 USA
2. By bank wire—send an email to gail@lsm.org for instructions. 3. By credit card—credit card donations can be made only by telephone, by calling (714) 991-4681.

To give to Rhema (designate your gift for “MyFreedom Project”)1. By mail—make your check payable to “Rhema” and mail to:

  • Rhema P.O. Box 31651 Seattle WA 98103-1651 USA

2. By bank wire—send an email to donations@rhemabooks.org for instructions. 3. By PayPal—coming soon; email donations@rhemabooks.org in mid-January for updated information

To give to LME (designate your gift for “European Gospel Work”) In your Web browser go to www.lordsmove.org/offerings.html and follow instructions on how to give by mail, bank transfer, or online by credit card or ACH transfer.
  • Saints in Cupertino could make check payable to The Church In Cupertino with the above designations specified in the memo

Reading Schedules

March 1, 2018 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Face-bread En | Ch
Schedule of working saints ministry reading in two’s and three’s: pdf | Google sheet .
Self-tracking reading template (Google sheet; make a copy for your own) NT

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2018 GTCA – Cupertino

January 27, 2018 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

(download ready BfA video)

Current signup summary: * You may look at the Services and Outreaching tabs for areas that could use more.

Link to the Google sheet

Bay Area Life-study Broadcast

January 9, 2018 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

At 8:30 pm every Lord’s Day evening, KFAX 1100 AM , will begin broadcasting the “Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee” throughout all of the San Francisco Bay Area and much of Northern California. This will be followed each and every week of the new year from 9:00-10:00 pm by a live listener Call-in, “Life-Study Of The Bible Discussion.”

All the saints are encouraged to listen in and to call in with their questions and appreciation of the ministry of Brothers Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. You can listen to it both through radio and live streaming from KFAX.com website.

Life-study Reading

November 5, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Video Training Schedule

October 23, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Video Training Schedule – Winter 2017

 

Tuesday Dec 26 Message #1 8:00 P.M. – 9:20

Prayer

 

Saturday Dec 30 Message #2 9:00 A.M.- 10:20
PSRP 10:30 – 11:00

Dec 30 Message #3 11:00 – 12:30

Prayer

 

Lord’s Day Dec 31 Message #4 (open) 2:00 – 3:20
Prayer/Prophesy

Dec 31Message #5 (open) 3:30 – 5:00
Prayer

 

Monday Jan 1 Message #6 (open) 9:00 A.M. –10:20
PSRP 10:30 –11:00

Jan 1 Message #7 (open) 11:00-12:30
Prayer

 

Tuesday Jan 2 Message #8 8:00 P.M. – 9:20
Prayer

 

Saturday Jan 6 Message #9 9:00 A.M. – 10:20
PSRP 10:30 – 11:00

Jan 6 Message #10 11:00 – 12:30

Prayer

 

Lord’s Day Jan 7 Message #11 (open) 2:00 – 3:20

Prayer

Jan 7 Message #12 (open) 3:30 – 5:00
Prayer

 

 

Workplace Bible Studies and Facebook Promotion

October 16, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Dear saints,

We do believe that the Lord has been with us these past two weeks of NorCal GTCA. We would like to form workplace Bible studies as a way to follow up on some of the contacts we have met, as well as obtain new contacts through social media. We have created a landing page for these Bible studies located at norcalbiblestudy.org.

This landing page can be forwarded to existing contacts for them to sign up for a workplace Bible study. We have also created a Facebook page (see item 2 below) which has a “sign up” button that links to the landing page for the Bible studies. We would like to ask you to help promote this page by:

  1. Forwarding this page (norcalbiblestudy.org) to the appropriate contacts you already have
  2. Promote this page in your Facebook account by following these instructions: Link to instructions

May the Lord continue to bless His move in Northern California

The coordinating brothers