Online Meeting of the Church in Anaheim
The elders of the church in Anaheim would like to gather the whole church together via Zoom on April 19, from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., to give the church a word of fellowship to encourage the saints in these unprecedented times. Translation of this fellowship will be provided.
The information needed to connect to the meeting has been provided to the saints who report attendance for the group meetings. Please check the church’s website (churchinanaheim.org) on Friday or Saturday, April 17 or 18, for any updated information regarding how to participate the meeting. If you are unable to check the website, please ask someone in your group to check for you. However, you should get the Meeting ID through your group, as that ID may not be posted online. If you are not currently meeting in a group, please send an email to the church business office (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Saturday, April 18, to receive instructions concerning how to connect to the meeting either by video or by audio only, including by phone.
Co-workers’ Letter to All the Saints in All the Churches
On March 26, 2020, the co-workers in the Lord’s recovery issued a letter to the saints in all the churches in response to the current pandemic. Their letter has words of encouragement and direction for our exercise to be faithful to the Lord and His recovery in our present circumstance. The letter is posted in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese on shepherdingwords.com.
Information on the Church’s Website
Visit churchinanaheim.org/coronavirus-information to keep up to date with the leading brothers’ fellowship and with government and other valuable sources of information concerning the coronavirus pandemic. Recent major additions include:
- A brief word of fellowship concerning prayer from the leading brothers in Anaheim; and
- A link to shepherdingwords.com which has posted two letters of fellowship—one to the saints in all the churches from the co-workers in the Lord’s recovery and one to the responsible brothers in the churches in North America from the North American co-workers in consultation with physician brothers.
The fellowship concerning prayer and the co-workers’ letter to all the saints are posted in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), group gatherings in California are prohibited until further notice. In accord with this prohibition, the church in Anaheim has made the following temporary modifications to our meeting schedule:
- All small groups should meet remotely via videoconference or phone and not in person.
- There will be no Lord’s Day meetings, including children’s meetings in the meeting halls. We encourage small groups to meet via videoconference or phone for fellowship.
- Prayer meetings will be held remotely by small group via videoconference or phone.
- The Wednesday night ministry meetings will be cancelled.
- The young people’s meetings will be cancelled.
Arrangement for Financial Offerings
Because of the church’s ongoing financial obligations, during the time of the church’s modified meeting schedule, the financial offerings of the saints will be very much needed. Donations may be made either by U.S. Mail or electronically. Checks by U.S. Mail should be addressed to:
Church in Anaheim
P.O. Box 8583
Anaheim, CA 92812
Please do not send cash by mail or send checks to the church business office. If you can only donate cash, please fellowship within your group to designate someone to handle cash donations. That person should fellowship with the brothers overseeing the counting service in your district concerning how to pass the money on to the church.
You can give online using a credit or debit card or by PayPal through churchinanaheim.org/donations. This method is the most in keeping with current State of California guidelines, and so as many saints as possible should give online.
Obtaining Copies of HWMR and Ministry Digest
To purchase a copy of the current issue of The Holy Word for Morning Revival and Ministry Digest, please fellowship with your small group and have one person contact one of the brothers overseeing the book sales service for your district to make arrangements.
24-Hour / 21-Day Global Prayer
Please go to unceasinglypray.org to read a letter from the co-workers that calls on all the saints in the Lordâ€™s recovery around the globe to cooperate with God to advance His interests on earth by entering into a round-the-clock season of prayer for 21 days, from April 1 through 21. All the saints are encouraged to sign up on this website for a 15-minute daily prayer time. A daily email reminder will be sent to all those who sign up, and a suggested item for prayer will be included in each email.
Small Group Meetings
Since all the church meetings, including the Lord’s Day meeting, the prayer meeting, and the group meetings, are now online, we hope that all the saints will be able to join as many of the online meetings as possible and that none will become isolated because of the recent changes. We encourage the saints in each district to contact any whom they know who are not in a group and encourage them to join a group. We also encourage all those who are knowledgeable in conference calling to seek out and help all those who need help in using this technology. We expect the Lord’s blessing will continue to be on all the group meetings as we make our way through the present health crisis. Please continue to pray for the meetings, for the functioning of the members, and for the shepherding of all the saints through the small groups for the building up of the church as the Body of Christ.
SCYP Spring Pursuit
The SCYP Spring Pursuit will conclude on Saturday, April 18. Due to the current meeting restrictions, all of the sessions are conducted online. For the live sessions, we will continue to use Zoom, a conference service. For more details go to scyp.com/springpursuit.
Woodland Camp — A Training Center for All of Europe
Woodland Camp is a 17-acre site near London, England. It was acquired in 2013 with a view to developing it for trainings and weekend retreats for all of Europe. There is a renewed burden to focus on this crucial project and to support it with much prayer, going, and giving, so that the entire project can be completed in the most expeditious manner possible for the advance of the Lord’s move in Europe.
For reports and videos on the building projects and activities in Europe, visit: amanatrust.org.uk/reports. Offerings to meet this need should be designated, “Woodland Camp.”
LSM Internet Radio Station
LSM has announced the availability of a new Internet radio station at lsmchristianradio.com. This new station will play hymns, Life-study of the Bible radio broadcasts, and spoken messages of the ministry 24 hours a day. A broadcast schedule is available on the website.