Hong Kong Baptist Church – Weather Alerts

Worship, Cell Group and meetings

Typhoon signal no.8 or above and Black Rainstorm Warnings

Situation: In force 2 hours before meeting or to be in force during meeting

Policy: All meetings cancelled.

Situation: Issued during meeting

Policy:

Typhoon signal no.8 or above ~ All meetings cancelled

Black Rainstorm Warnings ~ Meetings will continue and recommend participants to wait for better weather before leaving church.

Situation: Dismiss 2 hours before meeting

Policy: Meetings take place as usual.

For Elder and Outdoors Children Activities

Typhoon signal no.3 and Red Rainstorm Warnings

Situation: In force 2 hours before activities or to be in force during activities

Policy: All activities cancelled.

Situation: In force during meeting

Policy:

Typhoon signal no.3 or above:

Activities will continue and recommend participants to back home once the activities finished.

Red Rainstorm Warnings:

Activities will continue and recommend participants to stay and wait for better weather

Situation: Dismiss 2 hours before activities

Joyful Singers Practice

The Joyful Singers are picking up their practice! To sing of our thankfulness they will offer a song in the Worship Service of 7 November. Those who want to join, please join the practice on Saturday 23 October at 4:30-5:30 pm and on Sunday 31 October, right after the Worship Service. For more information, please contact Zelda Cheung.

Hong Kong Baptist Church 120th Anniversary

Thanks be to God, allowing our church to celebrate her 120th Anniversary. We will do so in the weekend of 19-21 November.
The English Congregation is invited to join the Worship Service in the Main Chapel at 50 Caine Road on Sunday 21 November, 2:00 pm.
In the morning we have arranged a tour at the Hong Kong University, we will have lunch together (buy it yourself on location) and come back to the anniversary service at 2:00 pm if you want to join, please sign up!
9:45       Meet at the East Gate of HKU (near Hing Hon Road)
10:00     Praise & Thanksgiving Time followed by a Tour
12:00     Lunch
13:15     Leave HKU

Please notice: also for the Worship Service, we would like you to sign-up!
On the sign-up sheet, you can specify if you join the HKU Tour and/or the Worship Service.

Football Team

The team is registered for the Home And Away Tournament 2021 on Thursday 14 October. However, due to pandemic precautions only players of the football team can go to the tournament.

There is still a way to be involved: to donate! We have just been informed there is an award for the team with the highest fundraising amount, so do consider to support the work of this NGO Branches of Hope aiming to restore dignity, justice and hope to the marginalized and vulnerable in Hong Kong. Please contact Paul Wan, if you want to make a financial contribution.

ECSS New School Year starting Sunday 5 September

From Sunday 5 September onwards ECSS will have new class groupings and students and parents are informed by now. This also will be a good opportunity to invite new children to join, consider who you can invite.

Parents please take note that all children classes will gather for a time of worship at 9:45 in room 103, please drop off your children in that room. Pick-up will be at their individual classrooms at 11:15. If you have any questions about ECSS, please contact Minister Alexander Lee.

50% Capacity allowed in Chapel!

Following the relaxed rules for social distancing we are thankful to be able to have more seats in Chapel for our Sunday Worship Service. The seats will still be more spaced out than the pre-COVID-19 situation, we will not pass the collection bags and we will not serve any refreshments. Please be patient and gracious if we miss any precautions and give us insights of how we can do things better! We are all learning to be church in a distanced but still redeemed world of God!

In order to act responsibly under the current circumstances we ask your attention for the following:

– If you have any symptoms of the flu, are currently waiting for the test result of a COVID-19 test, have a weak health, have travelled abroad in the last 14 days or do not feel comfortable to come to the worship service, please remain at home. Our Service will still be on live-stream!

– Please wear a mask at all time being inside the church building

– Remain at a distance of at least 1 metre from other persons

– Please come in time, preferable 10-15 minutes earlier, because we need to take some extra measures: we need to take your body temperature and we will also provide alcohol based handrub at the entrance. The church can provide you with a personal QR code for easier registration upon entrance. If you do not have this yet, please let our ushers know.

– Bring your own Bible, we will not provide any for you to use

We will only have 50 seats in our sanctuary. If we have more than 50 people, we have other rooms to watch the livestream.

Besides these points, we trust you to remain vigilant for your own personal hygiene.

Quarantine with Jesus!

Christian faith takes Jesus’ promise in the Bible seriously, when His last words in the gospel of Matthew are: “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” In this period of physical isolation, we hope this booklet helps you to experience God’s presence.

It is exciting to see relaxation of quarantine rules but with “21 Encounters with Jesus” you can start a habit to read the Bible and encounter God in your daily routine. May this booklet be a blessing for this season in your life!

Booklet: 21 Encounters with Jesus

New Group to read the Bible together: Explore!

In July we will start a new group for those who are interested to learn more about the Bible. We will start to read the Gospel of Matthew together to Explore the life of Jesus. The group will meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, in HoG 7F. Our first meeting will be on 10 July.

Please contact minister Kam Yin for more information.