We’re delighted to partner with MYReaders, a community-led group that seeks to address illiteracy in the Bangsar low-income community! In its first week, MYReaders made contact with students from SMK Bangsar to ascertain their current literacy level.
Well, we do (it’s been growing for more than a year now!) and it’s under the care of a regular set of volunteers who enjoy gardening… and the fellowship that comes out of gardening together.
Our next opportunity to meet and do gardening together is coming soon. You’re invited to join us – whether you think you have green fingers or not! It’s just right after Chinese New Year, so for those hoping to lose CNY calories, gardening is a little more fun than indoor gym! 🙂
Date: Saturday, 4 Feb 2017
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am (we’ll start gardening first, then wrap up with a time of sharing together)
If you’d like to participate, please contact Charis or email rumahpapa[dot]admin[at]gmail[dot]com. This is an open event – all are welcome!
Read more about our BLC Community Garden adventures here.
It was quite a busy but blessed Sunday for us today.
For our children, Sunday School for the 2017 session kicked off today. It’s such a blessing to see our children grow up year by year. We pray that they will continue to grow in the Lord and the wonderful teacher-volunteers we have will be blessed, encouraged, and strengthened as they serve God and our BLC Family through their ministry to children.
Finally, it was a bittersweet moment for us as we bade farewell to Derek and Theresa Holtby; who are returning to their home country. For the several years they have been with us, we have been blessed by their family: Derek’s talent with the trumpet as well as being a voice of conscience to us, Theresa’s wonderful kindness and graciousness, and also the wit, charm, and musical gifts of their children. We have been so blessed to have them in our midst; we are sad to see them go but are happy that this is part of God’s plan for them.
The event will be moderated by our pastor: Rev Dr Sivin Kit
For more information, please call 06-6322 815 or email sivinkit[at]stm2[dot]edu[dot]my.
About the speaker:
Dr Ron Choong is an independent interdisciplinary scholar. Born in Kuala Lumpur, educated in the UK and the USA, he is now living in New York. Although his academic training is in biology and chemistry, law, international relations, history, philosophy and theology, he is more interested in the web of knowledge across all disciplines of inquiry.
In this session, he will share thoughts on the studies of the migration of religious ideas along three Old Silk Roads from China to Europe via Central Asia, India and the Arabian Peninsula.
Following the season of Christmas which ends with Epiphany this Friday, 6 Jan 2016, we now enter into Epiphany season.
During this season, we will embark on a sermon series exploring the theme of “Living In God’s Radiant Light“.
The church calendar recognizes the season of Epiphany from January 6 until the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday which is celebrated as the Transfiguration of our Lord. Epiphany season explores several principal themes: the revelation of Christ to all nations, Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan, and Christ as the light of the world.
The colours of the season are white (a colour associated with the festivals of Christ and suggesting gladness, joy and light for the day of Epiphany), used the first week after the Epiphany when the Baptism of our Lord is celebrated, and the last week of the season of Epiphany when the Transfiguration of our Lord is celebrated; and green, reminiscent of living plants and suggests spiritual growth. Green is used in the season of Epiphany beginning with the second week after the Epiphany until the week before the Transfiguration of our Lord is celebrated.