The church prayer meeting on Tuesday, August 30, will be held in the small groups. After the prayer we will review Message 2 of the Chinese-speaking perfecting training. An outline will be sent through the small groups.
Southern California Labor Day Weekend Conference
A conference will be held for the saints and the churches in Southern California on the Labor Day weekend, September 2-4. There will be four meetings on the general subject “The Lord’s Coming.” Translation will be provided into Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese. The English-, Chinese-, and Spanish-speaking saints in the North Orange County cluster of churches will blend online by language. All the Korean-speaking saints in Southern California will blend in one online meeting. To protect the health of the saints, with some exceptions (see below) the conference will be held online.
Special gatherings will be held for the young people and college students. These meetings will be in the homes and halls nearby. Be on the lookout for details coming soon in the YP email announcements.
Please see the announcement below regarding an in-person conference meeting for the English-speaking saints on Lord’s Day, September 4. Please see the small group announcements for Zoom information and the meeting schedule.
In-person Lord’s Table and Conference Meeting for English-speaking Saints on September 4
On Lord’s Day, September 4, the English-speaking saints in the entire church in Anaheim (not including the churches outside Anaheim) who would like to meet in person can meet at District 1 at 10:00 a.m. for the Lord’s table and the final Labor Day conference message. An option to meet on Zoom will be available. Zoom meeting information will be the same as for the other conference meetings and can be found in the small group announcements. The church is not able to provide a regular children’s service for the in-person meeting on September 4. Therefore, children who are brought to the English-speaking Lord’s table and conference meeting at District 1 must be cared for by one of their parents.
Resumption of In-person Children’s Meetings
After the interruption due to the Labor Day conference, on September 11 the children’s meetings will resume in all the districts. In Districts 1 through 4 the parents can bring their children to the Lord’s table meeting and then take them to the children’s meeting location during the break before the prophesying meeting. In District 5 children’s service will be provided for the entire morning, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Recordings of recent fellowships concerning the children’s meetings can be found at children.churchinanaheim.org/fellowships.
Children’s & Young People’s Meeting — Registration
Registration for Children’s Meetings and Background Check for Serving Ones
As we resume the in-person children’s meetings in all the districts, in order for the children to participate in the children’s meetings, all parents are required to register their immediate family, including parents, children, and young people. In addition, all saints who desire to serve with the children and the young people, including those who have previously served, are required by state law to submit a new application and request a background check. Links to the church’s policy, family registration, and serving one’s application and background check can be found at www.churchinanaheim.org/cyp.
Dinner for Fullerton In-person College Meetings
The 2022 fall term Fullerton in-person college meetings have resumed. The church in Anaheim is participating by providing dinners for the college meetings every other Thursday. We would like to have the four language groups take turns sending food to the meetings. A language group coordinator will be assigned to each group. Each language group will serve once or twice during the fall semester. Please see the small group announcements for more information.
Precautions for In-person Meetings
Please continue to take the appropriate precautions if you have symptoms of a respiratory or other contagious illness or have been in recent contact with someone who has such symptoms. We strongly recommend that those who attend the in-person meetings wear a mask while they are indoors.
New LSM Ministry Books Website
Living Stream Ministry has recently updated its Ministry Books website. The functionality of this website has been greatly increased. On the new site a limited number of publications can be read for free, including all the Life-studies. Access to The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, The Collected Works Witness Lee, and The Conclusion of the New Testament is available through a monthly or yearly subscription. Visit ministrybooks.org for more details.
Young People Ministry Reading
For the next few weeks the young people will read a ministry book, Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 2, by enjoying one chapter per week. The reading portion for this coming week will be chapter 3, “Deep Calls unto Deep” up to page 24. The full reading schedule can be found at yp.churchinanaheim.org/biblereading.
Conference for the Working Saints
The Working Saints Conference will take place at the Oak Glen Christian Conference Center from Friday, September 30, to Lord’s Day, October 2, 2022. Further details regarding registration and cost can be found at churchinanaheim.org/workingsaints.
Thanksgiving Blending Conference
The 2022 Thanksgiving Blending Conference will be held in person in Washington, DC, on November 24-27 at the Washington Hilton hotel. The conference messages will also be streamed online. An information package has been prepared by LSM and will be available through the small groups. If you plan to attend in person, please reserve your hotel room and purchase your transportation as soon as possible. Please see the small group announcements for details on how to reserve your hotel room.
Statement from the Elders Regarding COVID-19 Protective Restrictions
Resumption of in-person meetings on the Lord’s Day began on April 10 and will progress in a gradual way. The elders will continue to consider the developing situation related to the pandemic and will proceed with the safety of the saints in view.
2022 Church in Anaheim Event Calendar
The 2022 church in Anaheim event calendar as of May 1 can be downloaded on the home page at churchinanaheim.org. The calendar will be updated from time to time as dates and venues are confirmed.
Online Basic Truth Meeting
The Basic Truth Meeting for ALL districts of the church will be carried out each week on Lord’s Day afternoon at 3:00 P.M. via Zoom. The meeting ID can be obtained through the small group announcements.
Serving at the Bibles for America Distribution Center
The BfA Distribution Center (DC) has moved to the LSM campus. Those who are burdened and would like to be a candidate to serve as a volunteer at the DC can apply at bfa.org/dc-volunteer. A short video on the BfA operation at the DC is provided at youtube.com/watch?v=KPy1e-5ozWI. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve in spreading God’s interpreted Word to the hungry and seeking ones.
English-speaking Sisters’ Prayer Times
Each week sisters’ prayer times are held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Please see the small group announcements for the Zoom ID.