September 20, 2020

 

“A Royal Priesthood”

 

Ps. David Hsu

 

1 Peter 2:1-10


Our mission is to proclaim hope and share grace for life transformation in Christ in our:

Communion with God,

Community as the Church, and

Commission into the World.


 

WELCOME!

NEWS & EVENTS

OUTDOOR GATHERINGS AT WHCC

WHCC has officially changed to ORANGE stage as of SEPT 10, 2020. W is now taking reservations for outdoor gatherings in the church parking lot. Visit this link to reserve a space. Please review and follow our outdoor gathering guidelines. Let’s continue to lift up our church, city, and nation in prayer. Visit our COVID-19 page for more details and updates.

THANK YOU! FROM WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY

​Westwood and WHCC would like to offer a big THANK YOU to one of our wonderful families, who donated 14 laptops to Westwood this summer to help ease the school’s transition into the virtual school year. Thank you so much for your generosity and for blessing our neighbors! Watch the Thank You Message from Westwood Elementary.

2020 SHUYING HUANG HWO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

After prayerful consideration by the Huang Hwo family and our Committee, this year’s scholarship recipients are: Grace Huang [U of Houston], Derek Sung [U of Houston], and Michael Ajibola [Texas A&M]. Congratulations to this year’s recipients, and with much gratitude to the Huang Hwo family for their generous support!

GIVING TO WHCC

We are so thankful for those of you who continue to support WHCC through your online gifts! Your generosity is what allows us to continue our ministries online and through creative means during this COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not done so, would you prayerfully consider giving to W? You can give online by visiting www.whcchome.org/en/give or text “GIVE” to 832-847-7311. If you need assistance, please email [email protected]. Again, thank you for your generosity during this time. God bless you!

SUPPORTING WHCC THROUGH AMAZONSMILE: When you shop with smile.amazon.com, and choose West Houston Chinese Church* from the list of charities, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to WHCC, with no fees and extra costs. AmazonSmile’s products are of the same quality as Amazon’s products, and offer the same high-quality customer service. Simply browse, order, and enjoy giving. Thank you for supporting our ministries!

*a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

META ADULT BAPTISM AND MEMBERSHIP CLASSES | SAT, OCT 3 & SUN, OCT 4

ADULT BAPTISM CLASS | SAT, OCT 3 | 9:30AM – 12:30PM | ZOOM
Prep for your declaration of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through water baptism.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP CLASS | SUN, OCT 4 | 1:30PM – 2:30PM | ZOOM
Learn about W’s core beliefs and what it means to be a W member.

For registration, visit: https://whcchome.org/en/membership-baptism

SAVE THE DATE! MINISTER NATHAN'S ORDINATION | SAT, OCT 10 | 2PM-3:30PM | ZOOM LIVESTREAM

Join us as we celebrate Minister Nathan Wang’s ordination via ZOOM Livestream. All are welcome to attend!

PREMARITAL COUNSELING CLASS | SUNDAYS, OCT 11, NOV 8, DEC 13 | 1:30PM - 3:30PM

For engaged or soon-to-be engaged couples, please join us as we help equip you for a Christ-centered and Christ-exalting marriage. We are offering three classes on the second Sunday of every month beginning SUN, OCT 11. Topics include: God’s Purpose & Design for Marriage and Relational Dynamics. To register, please visit: https://whcchome.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/1426?login=True

JOURNEY WITH THE SUNS: A DIVINE DETOUR IN SEMINARY | SAT, SEPT 26 | 10AM - 11:30AM | ZOOM

Seminary or cemetery? Listen in on how the Sun Family encountered the redemptive grace of God through seminary and how God turned the ashes of their past follies into the beauty of His glory. Main topics include: Seminary heartache and healing, calling to overseas and future ministries. Guest Speakers: Ric and Jocelyn Sun. Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84421996433

BLESS THE CITY - PROJECT 4: MEET OUR NEIGHBORS

Join us and the W church body as we start our next project! Our goal is for everyone to go out this week and meet at least one new neighbor and bring the blessing and presence of Christ to our neighborhoods. For more information, visit: https://whcchome.org/en/blessthecity. Please email your questions to: [email protected]

W APP APOLOGY

We apologize for the ongoing update issue. Our tech team is aware that the announcements link on the app is not weekly updating on certain devices. We have notified TouchPoint and the problem is being looked into. We hope it will be resolved soon. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

TEXT PRAYER LINE

During this challenging time, our church desires to continue providing care and spiritual encouragement for our church family. Text your prayer requests to 281-426-0095 and someone from the Meta Prayer Team will reply via text. All texts are confidential.

STEPHEN MINISTRY SERVICES
If any of our brothers and sisters need to be cared for, our ministry caretakers are here to assist. Please email [email protected], and one of our caretakers will contact you.
GET FIT WITH JUNE MURPHY | FRIDAYS | 5:30PM - 6:15PM | ZOOM

We are so grateful to Sis. June Murphy for how she has been serving W with her weekly fitness class. Please note that the start time has changed to 5:30PM. If you are feeling sluggish and miss getting together with friends from Meta, get your yoga mat and come workout online with our very own June Murphy! All ages are welcome. June will lead us through exercise routines, giving us opportunities to work out, get fit, and hang out together online!

Click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/96125890453. See you there!

THE CROSSROADS GUIDE FOR EMPLOYMENT

This non-profit platform is a collaboration with Houston-area Chinese churches used for sharing information on employment opportunities. We encourage businesses, as well as people with direct employment opportunities, to post job openings at www.crossroadsguide.org. We appreciate everyone’s help in networking together to support those who are job-searching.


PRAYER

CHURCHWIDE PRAYER MEETING l EVERY WED, 8PM l ZOOM

The coronavirus pandemic happening in our city, country, and world has been a bewildering time of trial. As Christ-followers, we have a sacred responsibility to intercede and pray. Our sessions will be recorded so individuals, families, and small groups can join as schedules permit. The Lord Jesus taught us to watch unto prayer, lest we fall into temptation. We urge every member of the W family to pray. Pray with us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545343989 from 8PM – 9PM on the first Wednesdays of each month, and 8PM – 8:30PM for the remaining Wednesdays of each month.


WKIDS

JOIN US IN TRANSFORMING GENERATIONS!

WKIDS FALL 2020 SUNDAY SCHOOL: We are providing four classes via ZOOM for children two years old to 5th Grade.

Our Schedule
[8:35AM – 9:05AM] 2020 Fall Parent-Child Sunday Worship ( PreK, PreS, Jumpers)
[11AM – 12:15PM] 2020 Fall Children’s Sunday School (K-5th Grade)

For more information, please visit our WKIDS’ webpage: https://whcchome.org/en/childrenupdate
Parents, please refer to our weekly emails for more info and registration. Contact us at [email protected].

A SPECIAL PRESENT TO OUR WKIDS!
Our WKIDS teachers have collaborated on a video with a special message for our precious little ones. To find and unwrap the present, please visit our WKIDS’ webpage or visit: https://youtu.be/_XRTClUWiEg. Parents, please help us deliver this present to your children. You don’t want them to miss it!


WYOUTH

Our mission is to love God, His church, and the world because He first loved us.

Website: Check us out at https://whcchome.org/en/ministries/youth
Text opt-in: Message “whccyouth” to 81010. Standard text messaging rates apply.
E-mail opt-in: Contact [email protected] to receive announcements
Instagram: Follow us at @whccyouthministry

YOUTH FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE | SUNDAY, SEPT 27 | 4PM – 5:30PM | ZOOM
Youth ministry is inviting all youth and parents of youth to attend our first ever Youth Family Worship Service! This worship service will be on the fourth Sunday of every month from SEPT – MAY. All youth and their parents are highly encouraged to attend. There is no D-Group on the fourth Sunday of every month, as this service replaces that meeting. Contact Min. Kai for more info: [email protected]

FALL 2020 YOUTH BAPTISM CLASS | OCT 18, 25 & NOV 1
If you are interested in getting baptized, please contact Min. Kai at [email protected] for more details. Please keep in mind it is mandatory to attend every class to be a baptism candidate.

2020-2021 YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP GROUP (D-GROUP) | SUNDAYS, 11AM – 12:30PM | ZOOM
As the new school year begins, so does a new year of D-Group! You must register in advance to access a link and be placed in a small group. Register TODAY! www.tinyurl.com/DGROUP20-21

SERVING WITH YOUTH MINISTRY
Are you interested in learning more about how you can be involved in serving middle/high school students in youth ministry? Contact Youth Minister Kai at [email protected] for more details.


SMALL GROUPS

Our mission is to connect people for spiritual friendships to occur, accountability to take place, and discipleship to deepen.

Join a small group by visiting: https://whcchome.tpsdb.com/SmallGroupFinder/Index?id=Main OR get connected by contacting: [email protected]


PATHWAYS SUNDAY SCHOOL

"JESUS, THE CHURCH, AND POLITICS: How should Christians think about civic and political engagement?" | EVERY SUN, SEPT 13 - NOV 22 | 11AM - 12PM | ZOOM

Registration is now closed. Please click here to access and watch previous classes. The videos are also accessible via our app.

For details and questions, please email [email protected]


LEGACY

Our mission is to actively engage seniors holistically into intentional Christian living for meaningful, fulfilling kingdom purposes.

NEXT ZOOM GATHERING | WED, OCT 14 | 3PM – 4:30PM | ZOOM
Babyboomers, please join us every second Wednesday of the month at 3PM on ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86349937634. Our next gathering will have Elder Eugene Leong speaking on, “Leaving a God-honoring Legacy.”

Contact Brother Felix Pan [[email protected]] for more details.

Learn more about us by visiting whcchome.org/en/ministries/legacy


GIVING UPDATE

Last Week’s Offering*
$11,493

 

YTD Offering*
$1,260,518
AUG 2020 Offering
$175,075
AUG 2020 Expenses
$ 175,305
JAN-AUG Revenue
$1,436,430
JAN-AUG Expenses
$1,487,256

*Updated as of last week; YTD Offering as of 9/13/2020 [Coronavirus giving is excluded as it is not part of ongoing operations]
Previous month’s numbers are released on the 3rd/4th week of the month. They are preliminary and subject to change.