Sunday Service Times - 主日崇拜時間
Mandarin service 國語堂 10.30AM
Cantonese service 粵語堂 1.30PM
Location (地址): 58a Birkenhead street, London WC1H 8BW
English service 英語堂 11.00AM
Location: 6 Crestfield street, London WC1H 8AT
Church notices - 教會消息
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
Dear beloved in Christ,
Following the announcement re the Covid-19 made by the government and the instruction from the British Methodist Church, we regret to announce that regular Sunday service and all church group gatherings will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice.
We affirm that it is joy and duty for Christians to worship and fellowship with each other, where we care and support one another in Jesus Christ. The Sunday service will go ‘Live Streaming’ on 22nd March 2020 while the respective groups are encouraged find a means to gather via online apps. Details for the Sunday service will be announced later via church website.
Meanwhile, we also aim to set up small group of not more than 12 persons each, for communication and mutual prayer support. If you do need pastoral prayer and greetings from the church minister, please do call them directly, else, all communication will made via your group leader. Of course, we encourage communication and mutual support among the group members.
We shall constantly update you with the latest update from the relevant sources.
This mode of communication reinforces the necessity for you to belong to one of the groups. Finally, let us remember the word of Jesus Christ: “In the world you will have tribulation… in me you may have peace.” May the peace of the risen Christ abide in you always.
Kings Cross Methodist Church
Minister: Linda Gilson and Kong Ching Hii
Steward: Shuqin He (Mandarin) | Pei-Ling or Yeobon (International Service) | Daniel Lai (Cantonese)
执事主席：何淑清（国语堂）| Pei-Ling or Yeobon（国际堂）| 黎兆光（粤语堂）
1. YOUTH PASTOR POSITION - Kings Cross Methodist Church is seeking an enthusiastic youth pastor to work with young people who have moved here from Chinese cultures as well as British Born Chinese. The successful applicant will work as part of a team ministry. And we will consider applications for full-time, or a part-time post, or for a training position. There is no deadline for applications. For further details on the role see link.
2. CHURCH LAY WORKER POSITION
Kings Cross Methodist church is seeking a Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking Lay Workers to work alongside the minister and as part of the wider church team. Further details see link.
3. METHODIST CHURCH INTERNS POSITION
The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) at Methodist Church House are seeking two young people from our circuit to take up an internship run jointly between the House of Commons and the Joint Public Issues Team. These will run from September 2020 as part of the Methodist Young Adults Vocations Programme.
The young person would work half time with the Joint Public Issues Team on a range of projects, campaign and research, and then half time in Parliament, either with a Labour MP or a Conservative MP. They would be paid at the real London Living Wage. You can find out details here and here.
If you would like to know more, please register here to join a webinar on Tuesday 30 June at 5.30pm
Church Prayer and statement (禱告)
鉴于「武汉肺炎 - 新型冠状病毒」的发生以及还不断在演变中，我们需要同心协力关注疫情的趋势以及如何照顾个人家庭的健康。随着中国春节假期即将结束，将有许多的同胞会陆续的回到英国。我们需要严谨面对及学习迫切儆醒为疫情祷告。由于目前尚未研发具疗效药物，医疗单位所采取的措施是：“有疑似病例需即刻彻底隔离才能控制疫情。“（请参考权威机构发布的新型冠状病毒防疫手册）
主耶稣说，”我留下平安给你们，我把我的平安赐给你们。我所赐给你们的，不像世人所赐的。你们心里不要忧愁，也不要胆怯。” 约翰福音 14:27
Dear brothers, sisters and friends
In view of the outbreak and spread of the new Coronavirus, designated 2019-nCoV, we need to work together and focus on the trends of the epidemic and how to take care of the health of individuals and families.
As the Chinese New Year holiday is coming to an end, many people will be returning to Britain from Asia one after another. We need to take this situation very seriously and learn how to pray for the situation.
As effective drugs have not yet been developed, the measures adopted by medical staff are as follows: "Suspected cases need to be quarantined immediately to control the epidemic." (Please refer to the Coronavirus prevention guidelines available online)
The church's recommendations are as follows:
Please do not return to your home country until the outbreak in China has been effectively controlled. The British Foreign Office has recommended for those who have recently planned a visit to China to cancel their trips if possible.
Anyone who has recently returned to the UK from visits to China and other affected destinations may have the possibility of being a carrier of the virus after being in crowded areas such as airport lounges and airplanes. To minimize the risk of spreading of the virus, after returning to the UK, please self-quarantine by staying at home for at least two weeks and avoiding public areas, including public transport, before coming to attend Sunday worship or group gatherings. During the quarantine period, if you have symptoms of respiratory infections, such as nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, fever, etc., please dial 111 directly and inform NHS of your symptoms to receive guidance on what to do next.
If you have not been travelling abroad, please also pay attention to the health status of family members and friends who have recently returned to the UK from visits to affected areas, especially those who live with you.
For effective epidemic prevention, try to maintain a safe distance with others in public places such as markets, schools, offices, restaurants, take-out shops, and do not shake hands, hug, or chat in close proximity.
Pray for the World Health Organization, the head of the Chinese nation, the medical staff and family members currently in the affected areas, the sick and the families who have lost their family members to the disease, and ask the Lord to comfort and heal them. Pray for God's mercy to heal this earth, and let the epidemic subside soon. 2 Chronicles 7: 14 “If these people are called in my name, if they humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn away from their evil deeds, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land.”
Pay attention to relevant information updates and cooperate with guidelines released by the UK Department of Health.
The Lord Jesus said, "I leave peace to you, and I give you my peace. What I give you is not like what the world has given you. Don't be troubled in your heart, and don't be timid." John 14:27
Kings Cross Methodist Church
30th January 2020