A SPECIAL INVITATION 庆典活动 Sunday morning at 11:30, July 30

posted Jul 26, 2017, 7:13 PM by Newton KF   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 7:30 PM ]
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF LINCOLN PARK BAPTIST CHURCH

This coming Sunday morning, July 30, at 11:30, an adventure our church began just ten years ago comes to fruition. We will be celebrating, and we would certainly love to have you join us if you are able to do so.

林肯公园浸信教会诚挚地邀请您参加7月30日上午11时30分在本教会举行的庆典活动。庆祝中文堂成立十周年!庆祝美国的弟兄姐妹把教会的接力棒交给我们!庆祝教会的三个委员会全部由中文堂的弟兄姐妹担任!庆祝我们教会的孩子们刚进入这个教会的时候还是小学生,如今已高中毕业,即将上大学和已经大学毕业,走上工作岗位!回顾过去,每一步都有神的奇妙引领和祝福!感谢神的恩典和厚爱!也感谢众弟兄姐妹和朋友们的祷告,奉献和参与!

来吧!让我们一同向主献上感恩!让我们一同祷告寻求神更进一步的带领和美好异象!

教会地址:1450 WASHINGTON STREET
WEST NEWTON, MA  02465-2019
电话:8572316904
 
A LITTLE HISTORY, TO BRING YOU UP TO DATE
 Through the 80's and 90's, we prayerfully and creatively sought to grow into a more viable size so that we could extend our outreach, but our efforts, as our congregation aged, moved to a warmer climate, or died,  did not succeed and we acknowledged that we could no longer sustain a viable ministry here in the present form. So we addressed other possibilities going forward that would enable a strong, sustainable, and affirming Christian witness from this place to our local community, our nation, and the world.
 
A SURPRISING RESULT
 As it turned out, just a short distance away from our site, an emerging congregation of Mandarin Chinese was meeting for Bible study and was looking for inexpensive space as they grew in number and for their festival celebrations, which, for them, were evangelistic outreach opportunities. After extensive meetings with them and their leader, we agreed to a trial "marriage" for six months with the expectation that, all things working to both our satisfaction, we would formalize our relationship into a full "marriage," and they and we would become one.
 
This adventure was not to be a landlord/tenant relationship but something more organic. We would be one church, living, worshiping, sharing, and serving as one, but in two languages. We have been worshiping together on the first Sunday of each month and on special days like Christmas and Easter, singing in two languages, translating both scripture and sermon, and sharing the Communion meal. On other Sundays, we  worshiped separately in the language we found more comfortable to us.
 
CURRENT SITUATION
 Each year, we have added Chinese members to our leadership team and my Associate Pastor and our Youth Pastor, both of them now ordained, are Chinese women.   ​​​​​​​​​

Address: 
LINCOLN PARK BAPTIST CHURCH
1450 WASHINGTON STREET
WEST NEWTON, MA  02465-2019
Phone:  (617)332-3486  (General) 
             (857)231-6904  (Chinese)
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