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Join the LIVESTREAM of Sunday Service at 11:00am on May 15, 2022
Pre-registration for Junior Worship & Children's Sunday School
Reopening Updates Here
BCEC Kids Online Sunday Worship!
Weekly Announcements
Junior Worship Pre-K There will be no online Junior Worship for Pre-K this Sunday, May 15.

Youth Retreat on Memorial Weekend Our annual youth retreat called, “Summit” is back! We are meeting at Pinebook Camp from Friday evening, May 27 to Sunday afternoon, May 29. The registration deadline is this Sunday, May 15 ($140). Please register online at go.bcec.net/summitretreat!

Global 6K for Water On May 21, run or walk with Team BCEC in World Vision’s fundraiser to provide clean water to communities around the world that lack access! Praise God for everyone who has signed up so far to meet our goal on the BCEC team page! Our team fundraising goal has been raised to $15,000. Your $50 ($25 if under 18) registration fee also goes towards the goal of providing clean water. To join the walk in person, Team BCEC will be checking in outside 120 Shawmut to walk around the Boston Common on May 21. Contact Elysia Moy for a registration code or any questions.

Save the Date Chinatown Vacation Bible School: August 15-19, 2022!
Want to build relationships with children or use your creativity and interest in engineering and science to help others know Jesus? Volunteers can help in-person or make pre-recorded videos. Children entering 1st to 5th grade are invited to join us in a fun-filled week of learning. For more information, please contact Lorraine Ho.


BCEC Staff Update The church is pleased to announce the hiring of Venus Yim as our new director of Women’s and caring ministries, primarily supporting the Chinese ministries. Her start date is May 29, 2022. Please pray God will help Venus adapt well to our BCEC culture and work environment, as she leads those ministries, and serves our Chinese congregation and the Boston community. Please read Venus’ bio here.

Sabbatical Assistant Pastor Calvin Chu is currently on sabbatical, and his return date is July 1. Please see other staff for assistance in his absence. If you have questions regarding Friday or Sunday programming, please email chinatownyouth@ministry.bcec.net

Reimbursement Form A new version of the reimbursement form is now available on BCEC’s website. There is now an option to treat expenses as donations to the BCEC General Fund, in which case no check will be issued. BOD urges brothers and sisters to submit all expenses using this form so that we can track ministry expenses more accurately.

Newton Renovations Update There is construction work being done in the lower level chapel as well as electrical work and painting in the sanctuary. Please pray for the safety and well-being of all the contractors. Pray that the renovation will go smoothly and for the work to be done in a timely manner. 

BCEC Job Posting BCEC is seeking to hire the following positions:
    1. Director of Student Ministries (Newton)
    2. Director of Children's Ministries (Newton)
    3. Administrative and Ministry Support Coordinator
Please click on BCEC Job Portal for more information.

Until Further Notice Please note that there's no eating in our buildings without prior staff permission. Thank you.

Parking Please be mindful when parking on the streets to not block any driveways. Also, there is no parking in the staff parking lot on Sundays.

Global Partners Updates Do you want to hear regular updates, stories, and prayer requests from our global partners? Sign up here for a secure monthly newsletter. 

Financial Assistance from the BCEC Charity fund is available for those who have trouble sustaining basic needs of life because of COVID-19.  Please speak to your pastoral staff. 

Online Library BCEC has subscribed to an online church video library by Right Now Media which allows our church members free online access to thousands Christian videos on marriage, parenting, etc. for adults, students, and children. Sign up by text, "RIGHTNOW BCEC"  to 41411  (There is a space between Rightnow BCEC -Not Case Sensitive) or see the QR code below.
RightNow Media Online Library 
You can sign up by scanning the QR code 
Upcoming Dates
5/15 Summit Registration Deadline
5/21 Global 6K for Water
5/27-29 Summit Youth Retreat
Need Prayer and Online Prayer Meetings
The pastoral staff and prayer team would like to pray for you. Please fill out this form. 

Online Prayer Meeting on 
Wednesdays 7:30-8:00pm, hosted by Pastor Ken Liu. We invite people to join us as we pray for our church with an emphasis on the English congregations.

If you would like to call into the prayer meeting, please contact Helena Fong.
To Give
Offering 
1.For online giving here.
2.To text, using your credit/debit card text GIVE to 617-404-4821 from your phone. Standard text message rates apply.
3.To mail to BCEC, church offering checks (no cash please) should be mailed to the following address:
       BCEC Treasurer
       120 Shawmut Ave.
       Boston, MA 02118
Community Groups
The best way to con-nect with others and to grow as disciples is to join a Community Group. If you would like to learn more, go here for times and locations.

Contact Pastor Ken for more information. 

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Weekly Prayer Requests
  • Pray for global partner Eva Lee reaching out to international students studying in Hong Kong. Pray for wisdom and strength to build relationship with the students. Pray for those graduating students to stand firm in their faith, as they go back to their home countries.
  • Social Responsibility Pray for those who are currently in prison that they may know God as their Savior, that they can maintain or reconcile relationships with their families and that they will be protected from bodily harm and spiritual enemies.
Other Opportunities to Serve

Project Destiny Interest Form is live! Project Destiny is BCEC’s summer camp ministry reaching out to middle schoolers in the Chinatown area. Interested in learning what a summer of ministry could look like for you? Click here to get in touch about your interest in joining PD staff.

Newton Youth Ministry both on Friday and Sundays are now meeting in-person. We are still looking for volunteers who have a heart to serve the youth as counselors. If you're interested in serving as a counselor, please contact Pastor Ken for more information.

After School Helpers Needed: PDAS, BCEC’s after school center for local middle school and high school youths, is relaunching at 120 Shawmut in October. But we need tutors, counselors, and teachers! Looking for college through retirement aged Christians. Come serve the Chinatown community with homework help, playing games, and hanging out or mentoring in the name of Jesus. Contact pdas@bcec.net ASAP if you’d like to know more.

Supporting BCEC on AmazonSmile: If you shop on Amazon, BOD encourages you to support BCEC by using AmazonSmile: visit http://smile.amazon.com OR activiate AmazonSmile on your mobile app, and choosing "Boston Chinese Evangelical Church" as the organization to support. BCEC will receive a small percentage of all eligible purchases made through AmazonSmile. Please visit the church website for more information.

Special Attachments/Reports
BCEC April Financial Report
BCEC March Financial Report
BCEC February Financial Report
BCEC January Financial Report
BCEC December Financial Report
Sermon Information
For the New Community online bulletin, please scan the QR code or
here's the link: http://app.bcec.net/bulletin
May 15, 2022
Pastor Ken Liu

1 Corinthians 12:12-26
English Standard Version

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

BCEC Connections 
BCEC Connections, a publication to inform, involve, and unite the BCEC extended church family. The latest publication is available here. (Winter 2022, Issue 50)
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