Updated Statement from the Elders regarding COVID-19 Protective Restrictions
Because of the risk of COVID-19 exposure in public gatherings, until further notice, all church meetings should continue to be conducted online. Due to a strong increase in infections in recent months, which is expected to continue in the coming months, we encourage all the saints to be extremely cautious by minimizing in-person contact with those outside their immediate household and by eliminating all unnecessary travel.
Special Prayer Meeting by Language on December 31
A special prayer meeting will be held by language on December 31 from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. to allow the Lord to conclude the current year and usher us into the new year. Please see the small group announcements for the Zoom meeting details.
Memorial Meeting for Andrew Yu
Our beloved and faithful brother Andrew Yu departed to be with the Lord on December 20, 2020. The church in Anaheim will host an online memorial meeting for our brother on January 8, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Details will be provided in the coming days.
Pause in Fall Term of Children’s Meetings
Beginning on December 25 the online children’s meetings held via Zoom will be suspended for two weeks. These meetings will resume on January 8, 2021. All the parents are encouraged to take advantage of the daily emails and have family times at home to cultivate a family life full of singing and memorizing God’s Word.
Reports and Fellowships Given at the Joint Church Meeting on November 8
A number of reports and fellowships were given at the joint church meeting conducted via Zoom on November 8. These were recorded and are now available for the saints to view or review at churchinanaheim.org/fellowship
Bible Reading Challenge
The young people and their family members are encouraged to read the book of Luke for our Bible reading challenge. For details visit anaheimyp.org/reading-challenge.
Sisters’ Prayer Times
Each week sisters’ prayer times are held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Please see the small group announcements for the Zoom ID.
Fall Term of Children’s Meetings
The new fall term of children’s meetings has begun. The meetings will be conducted via Zoom. For more details, please visit churchinanaheim.org/children/meetings.
Church Address Book Sales
The 2020–2021 edition of the Church Addresses book, which contains contact information for the churches in the US, the US territories, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, are available for purchase. The cost is $5 per book, payable by cash or check. Please order through a representative in your small group.
Persevering in Prayer
The website beseeching.org has been provided to help the saints to persevere in daily intercessory prayer. The daily posting and emailing of suggested prayer burdens will resume on Monday, July 6. Those who wish to receive a daily email can subscribe on the website.
Online Basic Truth Meeting
The Basic Truth Meeting for ALL districts of the church will be carried out each week on Lord’s Day afternoon at 3:00 P.M. via Zoom. The meeting ID can be obtained through the small group meeting announcements.
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.
A Timely Speaking of Supply from Brother Lee to Meet the Present Need
Each week Living Stream Ministry will post a video from messages given by Brother Lee from 1986. See lsm.org/timely-speaking.html to stream the weekly video. Brother Lee’s messages in The Training and Practice of the Vital Groups are available starting with Message 1 on September 14. To select a message, click on “Select Week of…”
Encouragement to Preach the Gospel
During the current pandemic we would like to encourage all the saints to take advantage of the situation to share the gospel with their friends and loved ones. We recommend that each saint pray for at least one person and use the web page gospel.biblesforamerica.org to share a gospel tract or video with the needy ones. Links are provided on that web page to share the gospel materials through various electronic means.
Information on the Church’s Website
Please visit churchinanaheim.org to keep up to date with current announcements and fellowship. Click on the Coronavirus link at the top of the home page to find information from government and other valuable sources concerning the coronavirus pandemic. From time to time special fellowship to the church may be posted on the website. Links to this special fellowship will be communicated through the weekly announcements
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.”