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Pre-Registration for IN-PERSON 9:15am Service
KidMin Chinatown Here!
Reopening Updates Here
Weekly Announcements

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.

9:15 Service Pre-Registration Starting this Sunday, the pre-registration system has moved to a different platform in response to our congregation's feedback. The pre-registration will open at 9:00am on Sundays for the following week.

Overflow Worship space at 9:15 will be open starting this Sunday. The Overflow Worship space allows for additional seating for the 9:15 Sunday service time. 

Help PD? Project Destiny is BCEC's summer outreach program for middle school, offering enrichment labs, field trips, community, and summertime fun while sharing the gospel! Want to help a little or a lot? Sharing your time, food, funds, and even gear will help make a difference! Please let us know how you'd like to help here.

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. See more details under "More Opportunities to Serve." 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.

Adult Sunday School "Hebrews Part 2: Bible Annotation Study" 11am-12:15pm (meet & greet 10:45am). Email to join mailing list & for zoom link.

Nursery Reopening Nursery staff is available to care for infants and toddlers from 9:15am-10:45am at our new permanent nursery at 120 Shawmut. Please RSVP with the link. Parents can access the nursery from 11:00am-3:00pm for feeding, diaper changing, and play time.

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

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. 

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

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
6/12 61st Church Anniversary
6/12 Adult Sunday School
6/19 Father's Day
8/15-19 VBS
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 global partners Jeremy & Ruth Hsu. After serving in East Asia and Taiwan for many years, they are currently taking their Sabbatical year.  The Lord put a burden in their hearts to do missionary care. Please pray for God's guidance for direction in their future ministries.
  • Social Responsibility As this country suffered through yet another school shooting recently in Uvalde, Texas, and a hospital shooting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we pray that the leaders of this country will be able to step up and gather consensus on the issue of gun control and gun-related violence, such that we can erect effective policies and limit further mass shootings to a minimum.
More Opportunities to Serve
Help PD? Project Destiny is BCEC's summer outreach program for middle school, offering enrichment labs, field trips, community, and summertime fun while sharing the gospel! Want to help a little or a lot? Sharing your time, food, funds, and even gear will help make a difference! Please let us know how you'd like to help here.

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. Please fill out the interest form or 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.

After School Helpers Needed PDAS, BCEC’s after school center for local middle school and high school youths, needs 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 ASAP if you’d like to know more.

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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Sermon Information
June 12, 2022
Due Honor: Honoring Others (3)
Pastor Enoch Liao @9:15
Pastor Ken Liu @1:30


Exodus 20:12
English Standard Version

12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Ephesians 6:2
English Standard Version

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Matthew 15:1-9
English Standard Version

Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,” he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:

8      “‘This people honors me with their lips,
          but their heart is far from me;
9      in vain do they worship me,
          teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”


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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