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今年 4 月中起，各團契、小組陸續恢復雙軌或實體聚會，也有些團組因個別别原因而繼續在網上進行。
雙軌團契：傷健團契於 4 月中開始了雙軌團契（線上和現場同時進行）。我負責的雙軌團契很簡單，我們雖不是專家，但卻只用了教會一台桌上電腦便進行了聚會。第一次雙軌團契是查考年度查經第四課，我們以實踐「用愛心說誠實話」這教導與團友思考如何建立德行。有時我們會因為害怕傷害彼此的關係而沒有信心說誠實話，所以我們需要主加添「信心」。另一方面，我們說誠實話的時候，有時會缺乏愛弟兄姊妹的心，縱使對方吃不消我們的「誠實話」，我們仍是說個不停，缺少了忍耐和節制，所以我們需要主加添「愛弟兄的心」、「忍耐」和「節制」（彼後一 6-7）。那次團契的氣氛很熱鬧，不論是線上或線下的團友都勇於發言，感謝天父。
Hybrid, In-person and Online Meetings
Rev Jenny Ching
Our fellowships and groups have resumed in-person or hybrid meetings since mid-April although some meetings remain online for various reasons.
Hybrid: The Disability Fellowship switched to hybrid, a mixed mode of in-church and online meeting, in mid-April. I am no expert and the mixed mode meeting I take care of is simple: the meeting was conducted using one desktop computer at church. During the first hybrid meeting, we studied Chapter Four of our church's Bible study booklet on speaking the truth in love. The teaching guides the group in reflecting on how to cultivate goodness. There are times when we are afraid of hurting others' feelings that we dare not speak the truth. That is why we need the Lord to add to our "faith". On the other hand, we sometimes speak the truth without love for our brothers and sisters. Even though the other party obviously cannot stand "the truth," we still go on without much perseverance and self-control. So, we need more "love," "perseverance" and "self-control" from the Lord (2 Peter 1:6-7). The atmosphere of that first meeting was lively, with members both in-church and online actively sharing their views. Thanks be to God.
In-person: During the second half of April, I attended an in-person fellowship meeting of the Adults Ministry. The Bible study leader said: "We do not have all the spiritual character naturally the moment we believe in Jesus. They are cultivated with the Lord over time." We took turns to share how the Lord builds up our character in our lives. A member who was baptized last year said, "Every time a trial comes along, God will let me hear a chime like that when I receive a text message. Or it could be a friend's phone call. Somehow that reminds me to stay away from temptation." Another member, who had been converted longer, said: "Me too, when I first believed. But as I progressed, I sometimes doubt whether the reminders are real, and I gradually become numb. Your sharing just now reminds me to take God's reminders seriously." Thank God for the atmosphere, which was like a family.
Online: The mama's group meets in the evening. Due to the constraint of no eating at church, we continue to meet online. Members shared their feelings about the group at one of the meetings in April. What impressed them most about the small group is this: "They all understand me! What we share resonates with one another." Another mom said, "Whenever I experience any troubles, I would send a text to the chat group. When their prayers flood in, I know that God understands my difficulties and that He cares." O how I appreciate this group of mothers. They have to work. They have to take care of children with special or other needs. But they are eager to rely on the Lord and support one another along the winding, blessed path. We were amazed and thanked God for our mutual encouragement that evening.
Whichever mode of meeting we adopt, I hope we will try our best to meet. In an era of change, let us care for one another. Let us spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).