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Labor Day Conference Format & Arrangement

August 25, 2019 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Updated 8/25.
* Cupertino is in Group 5, together with San Jose, Pleasanton and Fresno.

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Dear Leading Brothers,

Please let the saints know these important concluding practical announcements for the 2019 NorCal Labor Day Conference: The detailed revised schedule is listed at the end.

· Meetings: All meetings on Friday night and Lord’s Day morning are in the Grand Ballroom. Translation through FM radio is available for Chinese, Spanish, and Korean. On Saturday, the English-speaking saints will continue to meet in the Grand Ballroom; the Chinese-speaking saints will meet in the Regency Ballroom to the right of the main foyer; the Spanish-speaking saints will meet in Sequoia A on the Atrium level (stairway to the left of the main foyer); and the Korean-speaking saints will meet in Boardroom 4 on the Atrium level (stairway to the right of the main foyer).

NOTE: The Saturday afternoon special fellowship meetings will be held in the Grand Ballroom in English. Translation through FM radio is available for Chinese, Spanish, and Korean.

· Translation: Saints requiring translation into Chinese, Spanish, or Korean should bring an FM radio and earphones, plus extra batteries.

· Young People: The young people (Grades 7-12) have their own conference meetings, held in the Sequoia Room B on the Atrium level (stairway to the left of the main foyer), on Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening (not Saturday afternoon) at the same time as the regular conference meetings. They are expected to join the general conference meetings on Lord’s Day morning.

· Children’s Service: Children’s service (Grades 1-6) is provided for all the conference meetings (not including Saturday afternoon) in rooms to the left of the main foyer. This year we will again have a special opening time in the Poolside Pavilion for the children. The ushers and serving ones will direct parents to the room.

· Young People and Children: Please ensure that they are not running around, especially during the evening hours when hotel guests are trying to rest.

· Infants and Toddlers: Harbour Room A to the right of the main foyer is designated for mothers with toddlers and nursing infants. Conference audio will be available through FM radios (please bring earphones and extra batteries). Harbour Room B will be available after the brothers’ prayer time right before the meeting begins.

· Food: According to hotel regulations, no outside food may be consumed in the public (common) areas of the hotel. It can, of course, be consumed in your hotel room.

· Parking: Three important points:

o Do not park in the lots of other buildings. Some cars were towed in previous years. You may park on the street, or, of course, in the hotel parking structure.

o For non-guests, you must validate your parking ticket at the validation machines near the stairways in the foyer and then go to the pay stations by the elevators on the main floor or Atrium level in order to obtain the conference rate of $5.

o Saturday afternoon: For non-guests who wish to leave and return on Saturday afternoon, you need to validate your ticket as above at the validation machine and then go to the pay stations. This will enable you to obtain the $5 discounted parking rate to exit the garage. You may also receive a free parking pass at the validation machines to be used when you exit after the evening meeting without having to pay a second time.

Revised Schedule
Friday Night (2 hours) Starts at 7:30 pm:
15 minutes singing & prayer
20 minutes introductory word for whole weekend, burden and how to practice
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
25 minutes closing word by one brother
5 minutes for announcements

Saturday Morning (2 meetings, 90 minutes each) From 9:00 – 10:30 am, and 11:00 am – 12:30 pm:
15 minutes singing & prayer
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
15 minutes closing word by one brother
5 minutes for announcements

Saturday Afternoon (2 hours) From 4:00 – 6:00 pm:
40 minutes testimonies and fellowship from National College Training
20 minutes testimonies and fellowship from SST
45 minutes fellowship on the national burden for migration to the 10 cities
15 minutes fellowship on burden for NorCal migration to Rohnert Park, Reno, and Hayward

Saturday Night (2 hours) Starts at 7:30 pm:
15 minutes singing & prayer
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
15 minutes closing word by one brother
30 minutes special fellowship
10 minutes for National College Training, 10 minutes for SST, and 10 minutes for Ministry Digest
5 minutes for announcements

Lord’s Day Morning (2½ hours) Starts at 9:30 am:
30 minutes Lord’s Table
10 minutes sharing on NorCal Work Fund and “piggy bank”
10 minutes sharing on NCCCC
15 minutes (2 or 3 brothers)
20 minutes, saints from the designated Group share, 1 minute each
5 minutes with those seated near you
15 minutes sharing by any saint from any Group, no more than 1 minute each
15 minutes closing word by one brother
25 minutes summary of entire conference
5 minutes for announcements

2019 Church Outing

August 23, 2019 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Post-outing Survey
Essential Information for attending the Outing

Song on Hosea 11:4 | Google Photos Album for uploading pictures for the outing

Detailed properties map (zoom in to see the house numbers)
Meeting place & meal group houses
Registration | Detailed Arrangement – Webpage (readonly) | gsheet | Packet

Dates: August 23 Friday (arrival) – August 25 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.
*** Registration HARD deadline: August 11th

* 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 (gsheet).

Last year church outing: Slide Show | Album

Material Giving Opportunities

August 6, 2019 | 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.

Lord’s Move to Europe (on-going)
See http://lordsmove.org/offerings.html.
Additional designations (not yet on the page):

  • LME Munich
  • LME Gut Elim

 

NorCal Work Fund (on-going)
** We highly encourage the saints to set up direct automatic recurring donations. See details here.

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

Or, see more options here, including direct automatic recurring donations.

UK Building Fund (on-going)
See details here.
 
Chennai Property (October 2019)
Info | See also report on The Lord’s Move in India.

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: Chennai property.

 

Berlin Meeting Hall (August 2019)
The need has been met. The following message was received on October 29, 2019 regarding the Berlin meeting hall: “Dear brothers, after today’s deposits cleared the account, we now have 100% of the funds needed to meet the contract requirements. How we thank and worship the Lord for His blessing and His provision. To Him be all the glory in the church. Amen.”

Info

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: For Berlin Meeting Hall.

 

Meeting Place for the Church in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (July 2019)
Info

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: Tbilisi property.

 

The New Training Center in Mexico City (July 2019)
Info

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: The New Training Center in Mexico City.

 

College Student Training in Ethiopia (June 2019)
Report & fellowship | Giving instructions

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: College Student Training in Ethiopia.

 

NorCal Conference Center (December 2018)
You may find the summary in the
Pledge Form for NorCal Conference Center, or further details in
NorCal Conference Center Presetation.

  • For the saints in Cupertino, you may give by check payable to the church in Cupertino, or electronically, memo: NorCal Conference Center.

Current giving summary:

Reading Schedules

March 1, 2019 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Self-tracking reading template (Google sheet; make a copy for your own) NT

(Do not see the reading schedules below? Wait a few seconds. Still not? Click here.)

Lessons on the Proper Church Life

February 8, 2019 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Sisters’ Training

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

Sisters’ Training | Audio messages & Outlines

2018 Church Blending/Outing

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

Detailed Arrangement gsheet | packet

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.
*** Registration HARD deadline: Septempber 20th

2018 Church outing schedule | activities

* 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 (gsheet).

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.

Gospel: From Vanity to Joy

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

Location | Parking
Songs: The Story of Faith | Many Weary Years I Vainly Sought a Spring | That’s Why I Love Him | …