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.
SCYP 2021 Young Peoples’ Blending Conference
The SCYP Young Peoples’ Blending Conference for the churches in Southern California will be held on January 15-17 via Zoom. To register, visit anaheimyp.org/conference.
Southern California Spanish-speaking Conference
A Southern California Spanish-speaking conference will be held on January 15-17. The conference will be in Spanish only. The meeting schedule and other information can be found at socalspanish.org.
Brochure for Andrew Yu’s Memorial Meeting
If you were unable to watch the memorial meeting for Andrew Yu on Friday afternoon, the 70-minute pre-recorded video is still available at memorial-meeting.org. The meeting is recorded in six languages. Select your language on the home page and also download the brochure by clicking on the link. The testimonies and ministry excerpts in the brochure are uplifting and inspiring.
District Blending Meeting
The church will meet by districts on January 31. Further details will be provided in the near future.
Offerings for LSM
Living Steam Ministry now has a website through which it can receive online donations from the saints: lsm.org/donations. This website may be used to make one-time donations, designated offerings, and fixed recurring donations. (It may not be used to make payments for goods or services.)
Church in Anaheim Gospel Meeting
The next gospel meeting of the church in Anaheim will be held online on January 30. The saints in District 1 will bear the main responsibility for this meeting. Please pray and invite your gospel contacts.
2021 Event Calendar
The 2021 church in Anaheim event calendar was sent with the small group announcements. The calendar may be updated during the year. You may also download the latest version on the church website.
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.
Spring Term of Children’s Meetings
The new spring term of children’s meetings has begun. The meetings will be conducted via Zoom. For more details, please visit churchinanaheim.org/children/meetings.
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.
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.
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.