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ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 21, 2020

3/21/2020 Update - Loving God, Loving Others

While we are caring for our community through social distancing, we are still able to show our love for Jesus through weekly worship services and connecting points. Sunday worship is available pre-recorded, followed by a virtual live prayer meet-up on Google Hangouts Meet. Community Groups, Discipleship Groups, and Youth Group have shifted to virtual gatherings. Let us keep loving God daily through personal worship and prayer, and let us keep loving one another daily as we send messages and communicate through all available channels.

We are also considering how we can help those struggling with all the changes, closings, and challenges. If you need prayer for support for anything, contact any of the elders or deacons. We are also partnering with Nesbit Elementary School to support some of their families battling homelessness. We are discussing family support through Cross-Cultural Ministry, our partner in Chamblee-Doraville. Details for these initiatives will be sent out soon. Other ways to help those in need are listed at gwinnettcares.org.

Above all, pray. Pray for those who are sick. Pray for healthcare workers, CDC staff, and so many others still helping address the needs of our community. Pray for government leaders as they try to coordinate response. Pray for your neighbors, classmates, and co-workers. Pray for those near and distant. Thank you!

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Hello EACF family!

As the number of coronavirus cases in Georgia shot up over 120 today, social distancing, closed or virtual schools, and remote work arrangements have taken over for many. Along with all the tracking and news, healthcare workers and the CDC have continued to sound the alert. We put our trust in God and embrace the peace Jesus Christ has given to us, while understanding the call to help slow down the spread of the virus for the sake of the larger community and for the goal of not overwhelming our healthcare system with patients.

 

The CDC has continued to issue recommendations for avoiding public gatherings. EACF elders and deacons, along with ACCC, have decided to continue virtual worship services through the end of March. We will continue to monitor the situation and make decisions for future weeks as we can. Community Groups and Discipleship Groups can move to web-based virtual gatherings as well - leaders will communicate with members accordingly.

 

While we are not physically gathering, let us continue to show care for one another through other forms of communication and through our prayers. Please keep praying for our brothers and sisters working at the CDC and at hospitals and clinics and doctors offices. There is much stress and worry along with the actual medical care to be provided. And again, if you are sick or otherwise need prayer or other support, please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the other elders. God is present with us in His Spirit. Let us keep in prayer and in fellowship, with Him and with one another!

 

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. ...And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:18, 28 ESV

 

Yours in Christ,

Pastor David

March 13, 2020

Special COVID-19 Annoucement

Dear EACF family,

 

It has been an amazing past few days here in the Atlanta area as the community responds to the COVID-19 situation. With school systems closing or moving online, universities shifting to virtual instruction, sports and community events being canceled, there has been a lot to take in. Our brothers and sisters at ACCC also are flooded with news from China and Asia, so there is much to process. We're thankful within EACF to have our resident CDC employees to give some guidance, as well as other medical professionals and thoughtful members as we all prayerfully consider what we should do. I'm thankful for all of you as you remain faithful.

 

EACF elders have discussed suspending our gatherings. While communicating with other group leaders and staff at church, and tracking with other religious leaders and community leadership decisions, EACF leadership has decided NOT to meet for Sunday service this weekend. We are also suspending other official gatherings for this weekend (Community Groups, Youth Group, etc.). We will continue to monitor the situation and announce plans for following weekends as we go along.

 

God calls us to have faith and not to fear, "casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7)." So I encourage you to pray for faith, for hope, for peace, and for wisdom for all of us as we make decisions for ourselves, our families and friends, our church family, and our community at large. As God gives us peace, we have peace to offer to others, so "let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near" (Hebrews 10;24-25). How can we meet while following guidelines for social distancing and suspending official large group gatherings?

 

1) Virtual Sunday Service - I will post a sermon and prayer through a private YouTube link which will be sent out through email. This link may also get posted on our Facebook page. (Facebook Live apparently will be flooded Sunday morning so it may be prudent to avoid that platform.) We can continue to learn together and pray together.

 

2) Maintain relationships - call, text, email, and (on a limited basis) visit with each other. As we did during our 40 Days of Prayer, we can pray for one another and catch up through other forms of communication to keep growing our relationships with each other.  Community Groups and Discipleship Groups and others can consider online platforms for meeting during this time. The introvert in me wants to hole up for two weeks and just read and watch movies, but God works in us when we keep sharing His love with one another.

 

3) Pray - if you are sick, please tell the elders so we can be praying for you. Otherwise, keep praying for one another, for our healthcare workers, and for our community.

 

4) Serve - Christians have a unique opportunity during community crises to show the love of God. If you know families with kids who are being kept home, you can ask if they need help. Some households rely on meals from schools; I am staying in communication with some faith leaders to see if there are ways for EACF to help respond to this need. Serving some may mean keeping a healthy distance while still communicating care; we have five widows around us and both my and Sonia's parents to care for...while staying away from them physically! In any case, words of encouragement or some acts of service may be helpful in showing Gospel love to those around us.

 

If you have any questions, thoughts, or prayer needs, please do not hesitate to send me or any of our elders a message. May God bless us and glorify Himself through His church even in times like these!

 

With you in spirit and by His love for us,

Pastor David

March 05, 2020

Biblical Counseling Workshop hosted by some partner Asian American churches will be 3/27-3/28 on the topic of Overcoming Shame.

Speakers include Esther Liu, from Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) in Philadelphia, Dr. Roger Lin (EACF), and Pastor David.  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.

January 01, 2020

Two year Bible Reading Plan

Bible Reading Plan - want to read through the whole Bible? Pastor David recommends a two-year Bible reading plan designed by D.A. Carson. http://www.edginet.org/mcheyne/year_carson_a4.pdf

 

Get a couple of friends and plan to help each other stay on track!

January 27, 2017

Shop at Amazon and donate to EACF

Did you know…? EACF is able to receive donations from your Amazon.com purchases. To enable those donations, start your Amazon shopping from smile.amazon.com. If you’re not initially set up, you have the option to choose your non-profit, just search for “Ekklesia Atlanta”, select it and you’re all set. Then just remember to keep using the smile.amazon.com address for your future Amazon purchases. Questions? Please send them to finance@ekklesiaatlanta.org.

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