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Weekly Announcements

Adult Sunday School "God's Word and God's Spirit" 11am-12:15pm (meet & greet 10:45am). Email to join mailing list & for zoom link.

An Evening of Worship & Prayer Please mark your calendars for Friday, August 12 for an evening of worship and prayer at the MFR in 120 Shawmut. More info to come.

Chinatown August Moon Festival is on Sunday, August 14. Set up 7:30-9am or clean up 4:45-6pm (including tables & tents) to help share BCEC with your local community. Sign up here.

Young Adult Retreat 2022 Save the date: September 23-25! Registration opens Sunday, August 7 at 3pm. The early-bird deadline is Sunday, August 21. The regular deadline is Sunday, September 4.
** Private rooms are first come, first serve, and you must register by the early deadline. If you have any questions, please email Ryan So.

DC Summer Missions BCEC will be sending its first short-term missions team since the pandemic from July 31st to August 6th to serve with Little Lights Urban Ministries in Washington D.C. The team consists of members from Newton English (P. Ken Liu, Vince Lau, Matthew Liu, Justin Liu, Olivia Yang, and Stephanie Lin) and Chinatown English (Minister Steve Liu, Christopher Ho, Samantha Ho, and Melody Kwong). The team will be helping with Little Lights' annual summer camp assisting with worship, teaching, small groups, activity stations, and field trips. Please consider supporting the team through prayer and giving. For more information, please visit this site

Rocky Railway VBS, Chinatown (August 15-19 9am-3pm) Climb aboard for a mountain of fun at Rocky Railway VBS for a faith-filled adventure. We welcome children entering 1st -5th grade this Fall. Invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors to introduce them to Jesus through this life-changing experience. Space is limited. DEADLINE to register is July 24. Register here.

The Table: Building Bridges Throughout the summer, we'll be having dinners focused on bridging people with similar backgrounds and interest! Each dinner will only be opened to a limited number of people. Please check out our Facebook Group for the upcoming dinners and details about the summer Tables! If you would be interested in hosting one of these dinners, or if you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan So.

Young Adult Facebook Group The Young Adult Ministry has started a Facebook Group to help keep people connected and informed about programs and events. If you're interested in joining the group, see here

9:15 Service Pre-Registration The pre-registration system has moved to a different platform in response to our congregation's feedback. Tickets will be on sale at 9:00am on Sundays for the following week. See here to pre-register.

Staff Absences Pastor Ken Liu away 7/31-8/12. Minister Steve Liu away 7/31-8/14. Please contact other staff for assistance.

Newton Renovations Update See here for updates and photos. 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. 

Ordination & Installation as Assistant Pastor Ceremony for Steve Liu will be on Sunday, August 28, 2022, 3:30pm at 120 Shawmut Ave in the Multifunction room. All are invited.

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

120 Shawmut Stairwell Please do not use the stairwell egress to the ground level patio gate door unless in the case of emergency. The alarm will sound.

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.

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 RightNow 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, BCEC to 49775, or see the QR code below.

RightNow Media Online Library 
You can sign up by scanning the QR code 
Upcoming Dates
7/24 Adult Sunday School

7/31-8/6 DC Missions

8/12 Evening of Worship & Prayer

8/14 Chinatown August Moon Festival

8/15-19 VBS

9/23-25 Young Adult Retreat
Prayer Request and Online Prayer Meetings
Prayer Request 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 Three ways to give. 
1. To give online, 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
Weekly Prayer Requests
  • Pray for campus ministers Will & Esther Chu serving at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in U.S. Central Region. Recently they finished InterVarsity Study Abroad Program and International Student Getaway Conference, and serving in the National Orientation for New Staff. They are now planning to host a regional conference in August for students, faculty, volunteers, and alumni. Please pray for their ministries.
  • Social Responsibility Pray for the political instability in Sri Lanka as protesters have recently stormed the president’s official residence and the prime minister’s office as the country is suffering its worst economic crisis in decades. The president has left the country and indicated a willingness to resign, but there is currently a political vacuum. We pray that God will put the right leadership in place and that they can steer the country from its economic and political troubles.
More Opportunities to Serve
Vacation Bible School (Chinatown Outreach) Volunteers Want to see kids (1st -5th graders) in the community know the love of God this summer? Come help VBS in-person (8/15-19, 9am-3pm) or prepare pre-recorded lessons. We are looking for full and part time team members to teach, befriend children in small groups, do science and engineering experiments, drama, music, games, crafts, food prep, and registration. Deadline for volunteer sign up is July 24. Contact Lorraine Ho for any questions.

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.

Children Sunday School TAs Want to make a difference in someone's spiritual journey? We are looking for teacher assistants to help once or twice a month to minister to children ages 2 to 11, to build relationships, answer lesson related questions, and guide them during free-play time. No preparation necessary. Classes run from 11:15am to 12:30pm every Sunday. Please contact Lorraine Ho if interested.

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Special Attachments/Reports
BCEC June Financial Report
BCEC May Financial Report
BCEC April Financial Report
BCEC March Financial Report
BCEC February Financial Report
Sermon Information
July 24, 2022
Due Honor: Perils of Honor (9)
Pastor Enoch Liao


Mark 6:1-6
English Standard Version

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief.


And he went about among the villages teaching.


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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