Church Updates

Week of January 16th , 2022

Church Updates

The church office will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

So far, we have several positive COVID-19 infections have been reported. We are all following CDC guidelines. Because of the anticipated Omicron surge, we have moved some fellowships to virtual.  For those fellowships and worship services that will continue in-person, we are taking extra precautions for the safety of the congregation.  We remind you to continue wearing your mask, to use sanitizer and to have your temperature checked.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND fellowships or services if you are experiencing any symptoms of sickness (sore throat, coughing, fever, etc).  We advise you to get tested and to quarantine.  If you do test positive for Covid, please inform the church office at (510) 452-1772 or contact Deacon Ken Wong at the church so we can begin contact tracing and inform anyone you came in contact with.

Save the date: 2022 All-Church Camp will be held on May 27-30, at Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds.  

2022 CIBC Calendars will be available this Sunday, 1/16. It is $3.00/each. We will be selling it during Cantonese and Mandarin Sunday Service check-in time, after the Cantonese service in Room 101 and after the Mandarin service in the Fellowship Hall.

 

2021 Reimbursements:  To ensure that we close our 2021 financial books accurately and in a timely manner, please submit all electronic reimbursement forms no later than January 23, 2022.

The Cantonese Tuesday Bible Study class will be live streamed via Zoom only from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (NO in-person class at church) or from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM every Tuesday. We will be studying the book of Daniel. If you would like to join the class, please email Pastor Patrick Lai at pastorpatricklai@cibc-oakland.org to register.

The Cantonese Open Form will be rescheduled to February 27th due to the Covid surge.

The Cantonese Tuesday Bible Study class will be live streamed via Zoom from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (NO in-person class at church) or from 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM every Tuesday. We will be studying the book of Daniel. If you would like to join the class, please email Pastor Patrick Lai at pastorpatricklai@cibc-oakland.org to register.

The Chinese CPR (College Prep Review) ministry for high school students and New Creation Fellowship for middle school students will ONLY be meeting via Zoom this Saturday, January 15, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

English Sunday School (adult and youth): The English Sunday School (adult and youth) will be canceled for this Sunday, January 16.

 

Cantonese Adult Sunday School: Please note that the Cantonese Adult Sunday School will ONLY be live-streamed via Zoom this Sunday, January 16, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Please check the church website at www.cibc-oakland.org for more information.

Mandarin Adult Sunday School: Please note that the Mandarin Adult Sunday School will ONLY be live-streamed via Zoom this Sunday, January 16, from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM. Please check the church website at www.cibc-oakland.org for more information.

           

English Children’s Church/Sunday School: Please note that the English Children's Church will ONLY be live-streamed via Zoom this Sunday, January 16.  Children joining from home can join the class at 9:25 AM. The Pre-school Sunday School starts from 11:45 AM to 12:00 noon via Zoom only.

Cantonese Children’s Worship and Beginner’s Church: Please note that the Cantonese Children’s Worship (1st -5th Grade) and the Cantonese Beginner’s Church (3 years old to Kindergarten) will ONLY be live-streamed via Zoom for the rest of the month from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

 

Sunday Worship: This Sunday, 1/16, the Cantonese in-church worship service will begin at 11:00 AM and will also be live-streamed on Youtube. The English in-church worship service will begin at 9:00 AM and will also be live-streamed on Youtube at the same time. The Mandarin in-church worship service will begin at 11:00 AM and will also be live-streamed from church. Check the CIBC website at www.cibc-oakland.org for links. The parking lot is available to everyone on a first come first serve basis.

Online Giving: https://www.cibc-oakland.org/online-givingWe can now accept separate donations for the Benevolent Fund and we’ve set it up to accept credit card donations for your convenience.The church will pay the credit card fee from the bank.

 

Offering and benevolent donation can also be sent by mail to the church at Chinese Independent Baptist Church Oakland, 280 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607