CHURCH UPDATE [22 February 2020]

Message from our Senior Pastor:

[以下是中文譯本]

Dear Friends,

After consulting with the MIC Leadership team, the General Secretary and the President of the Methodist Church, Hong Kong, I have decided to take the unprecedented step of cancelling worship services in the Wesleyan House building on the 22nd, 23rd, 29th February and the 1st, 7th & 8th March.

Whilst medical advice remains somewhat mixed, being an international church, I think we should err on the side of caution and not encourage large groups of people to gather together during what many health professionals are calling a ‘critical’ two-week period for the COVID-19 virus. I believe that it is our Christian duty to do all that we can to support our community and health professionals in bringing this virus under control and prevent any further spread.

I would strongly advise all of you during this time to refrain from gathering in groups and always to wear masks and take extra precautions, especially hand washing at regular intervals.

During the cancellation of worship services in Wesleyan House, MIC will live stream worship, through FaceBook Live and our website at the following times :

➡ [TAGALOG] Saturday 11:00 AM through FCC MIC Facebook account
https://www.facebook.com/fccmic/

➡ [TAGALOG] Sunday 9:00 AM through Methodist International Church Hong Kong Facebook account
https://www.facebook.com/methodistinternationalchurchhongkong/

➡ [PUTONGHUA] Sunday 10:30 AM through 循道衞理聯合教會國際禮拜堂普通話崇拜 Facebook account
https://www.facebook.com/循道衞理聯合教會國際禮拜堂普通話崇拜-542902822461284/

➡ [ENGLISH] Sunday 11:00 AM through Methodist International Church Hong Kong Facebook account
https://www.facebook.com/methodistinternationalchurchhongkong/

➡ [ILOCANO] Sunday 11:00 AM through FCC MIC Facebook account
https://www.facebook.com/fccmic/

Bible studies will continue through Zoom and other social media and internet platforms as arranged.

During this time, let us recommit to praying for our HK community and all who are affected by the virus trusting that God is at work in ways that sometimes we cannot see or imagine. The staff team continue to pray for you all and are on call and available should you need any of us at any time, please do not hesitate to phone.

Let us continue to place our full confidence in him who is always healing, restoring and renewing his human community.

May God bless you, keep you safe, and renew you in faith and trust,

Rev Eden Fletcher
Senior Pastor

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[教會更新]主任牧師的話:

親愛的朋友們,

與MIC信徒領袖、香港循道衞理聯合教會的總幹事和會長商議後,我決定取消2月22日、23日、29日以及3月1日在衞斯理大樓所舉行的崇拜。

雖然醫療方面的專業意見未有統一的看法,但作為國際教會,我認為我們應該謹慎行事,未來兩週許多醫療專業人士均認為是抗擊新冠狀病毒的「關鍵」時期,在此期間我們不應鼓勵眾人聚集在一起。在此時期,我們基督徒的責任就是盡最大的努力來支持我們的社區和醫療專業人員使病毒受控,並防止其進一步傳播。

我強烈建議大家在此期間不要與人聚集,堅持佩戴口罩,並採取額外的預防措施,尤其是定期洗手。

在衞斯理大樓暫停崇拜期間,MIC將在以下時間,通過FaceBook Live及我們的網站進行崇拜直播:

➡ [TAGALOG]週六11:00 AM,請透過FCC MIC Facebook帳戶來收看
https://www.facebook.com/fccmic/

➡ [TAGALOG]週日9:00 AM,請透過香港循道衞理聯合教會國際禮拜堂Facebook帳戶來收看
https://www.facebook.com/methodistinternationalchurchhongkong/

➡ [普通話]週日10:30 AM,請透過香港循道衞理聯合教會國際禮拜堂普通話崇拜Facebook帳戶來收看
https://www.facebook.com/循道衛理聯合教會國際禮拜堂普通話崇拜-542902822461284 /

➡ [英語]週日11:00 AM,請通過香港循道衞理聯合教會國際禮拜堂Facebook帳戶來收看
https://www.facebook.com/methodistinternationalchurchhongkong/

➡ [ILOCANO]週日11:00 AM,請通過FCC MIC Facebook帳戶來收看
https://www.facebook.com/fccmic/

查經班將繼續透過Zoom、其他社交媒體和互聯網平台來進行。

在此期間,讓我們重新委身,為香港社區以及所有受病毒感染的人來禱告,相信上帝仍然以我們看不見或者無法想象的方式來作工。我們的同工將繼續為大家禱告並隨時提供幫助,如果您有需要,請隨時向我們致電聯繫。

讓我們繼續持守對上帝的信心,相信祂能醫治、修復和更新祂子民的社區。

願上帝賜福您,保守您的安全,並更新您的信心與信靠。

范爾敦牧師
主任牧師

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