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Chinese United Methodist Church San Francisco

Serving the Chinatown community of San Francisco

Announcements: September 12th, 2021

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Announcements: September 5th, 2021

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Announcements: August 22nd, 2021

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Announcements: August 15th, 2021

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本會歡迎各位兄姊今主日一同在本堂參加主日崇拜,分享團契友誼。並特別歡
迎初次參加本堂主日崇拜之朋友,請留下通訊以便聯絡。
We would like to extend our warmest welcome to you who are attending our Worship Service today, particularly to those who are joining our fellowship for the first time. Newcomers are cordially requested to fill out a registration card located in the slots behind the pews.

按政府吩咐,為各人健康著想,敬請:

  • 凡進入本教會建築物時,請戴口罩。教會亦預備口罩以供閣下使用;
  • 我們暫停在主崇拜時候收集獻金。請你透過網上作奉獻,又或將錢放入捐封後,自行放入奉獻箱;
  • 如有需要,入座前請用教會預備的消毒濕巾抺座位。崇拜後請把已用的濕巾放入教會垃圾桶;
  • 有關各小組最新聚會情況,請向各小組負責人查詢;

This is a friendly reminder from the CA government:

  • Please wear your face mask while you are in the church building. If you have a need, please look for an usher and request for the face mask;
  • We are not going to have offering collection during the Sunday Service. Please do that online, or put your money in the envelope and drop to the offering box when you leave the sanctuary;
  • Sanitizing wipes have been prepared for your need on the pews. Please take one and wipes the area on the pew that you are going to sit. Drop your wipes in the garbage can after use on the way out of the sanctuary.
  • Please refer to your group leaders for more update information about the group activities

由於教會於八月八日起重開實體崇拜,為方便那些因某種原因要留在家的兄姊
可以參予崇拜起見,教會於主日會除有實體崇拜外,還會有即時透過YouTube頻
道網上直播。所以由該日起,教會上網密碼將會更新,以便網速全力為網上崇
拜直播之用。敬請留意。
Please be reminded that starting from August 8, 2021 the wifi password for the church would be changed. The reason is that we would like to reserve the full strength of internet communication for the live streaming of the Sunday Service from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm on Sunday.

Announcements: August 8th, 2021

To view the announcements, download using the link below:

Announcement Regarding Reopening

In regards to the church reopening on August 8th, please see the attached announcement:

Church Reopening & COVID-19 Protocols

Attached is important information on the church reopening and the COVID-19 protocols we are following:

Letter to Congregation 2021

Dear brothers & sisters,

Happy Independent Day. Happy July 4th.

As for me, I would say that the month of July is the most important season in this country because
Independent Day falls into this month. Thanksgiving Day starts the beginning of the story of the
European immigrant in this continent. However, the celebration is tainted with the beginning of the
shopping frenzy with the ‘Black Friday’. This made Thanksgiving Day celebration becomes more and
more secular and commercialized.

This year July 4th was special because on June 15, California retired the Blueprint for a Safer Economy
and our economy is now fully open. Finally, we are “free” from the ‘Shelter-at-home’ after 15 months.
However, let us not forget to say thanks to the medical staffs who had been working up front serving the
Covid-19 patients. Let’s not forget to continue to pray for the family who had lost their loved ones during
the pandemic. May the Lord bless and keep all them with double blessings.

In responding to the reopening of California, our Administrative Board decided to reopen our in-person
Sunday Service starting on August 8th , 2021. We shall have 9:00 am English Sunday Service and 11:00 am
Cantonese Sunday Service. For the peace of mind, we have contracted with a professional janitorial
company to have a thorough cleaning before our reopening. We have facemasks and hand sanitizing
solution for all who attend our Sunday Service. Please keep the first two front rows unseated in the
sanctuary to maintain the social distance between the audience and the speaker. Others fellowship
groups will be resumed activity when the leaders feel the time is right. Church reopening will not be
happened overnight. It takes time and effort. Please join us to upgrade our building and ministries if you
are invited. Please keep on praying for the church reopening process so that God’s name be glorified.

During the pandemic, it is a good time for us to have personal reflection upon what we had gone
through in the past 15 months. For the post-demic time, it is also a time for us to have reflection how far
the pandemic has impacted our society, our country and the world. I would like to invite every one of
you to have spiritual reflection through the Sunday sermon preaching on the Book of Jeremiah in August.
The theme of the series in August will be ‘Jeremiah – the Prophet among the Wolves’.

Please be informed that live streaming of the Sunday Service will be still going on through the internet.
Please join us at the YouTube Channel at Agape Marantha for the English Sunday Service at 9:00 am and
Chinese Service at 11:00 am if you are not available at that time.

In Christ,

Pastor Ernest Kan


親 愛 的 弟 兄 姊 妹 :

七 月 可 算 是 美 國 最 重 要 的 月 份 。 我 們 常 說 感 恩 節 在 美 國 是 非 常 重 要 的 節 日 , 但 可 惜
的 是 感 恩 節 與 美 國 的 消 費 經 濟 理 念 實 在 有 太 大 的 關 聯 , 叫 人 將 感 恩 節 翌 日 稱 之 為
「 黑 色 星 期 五 」 ! 七 月 的 美 國 獨 立 日 , 在 美 國 如 此 重 視 假 日 消 費 的 社 會 中 , 真 是 難
得 是 比 較 重 視 自 由 價 值 多 於 經 濟 價 值 的 節 日 。

今 年 的 七 月 , 也 是 美 國 經 濟 因 疫 情 原 故 停 擺 後 的 第 一 個 有 重 要 節 日 的 月 份 。 對 無 論
是商家 , 大 眾 和 政 府 界 而 言 , 都 是 以 興 奮 心 情 來 迎 接 的 日 子 。 在 生 活 了 足 足 十 五 個
月 的 「 居 家 抗 疫 」 後 , 因 著 疫 苗 的 出 現 , 我 們 可 以 擺 脫 疫 情 的 轄 制 , 得 著 「 自 由 」
了 。 當 然 , 我 們 在 享 受 歡 樂 的 時 光 時 , 不 要 忘 記 多 謝 那 些 前 線 醫 護 人 員 不 眠 不 休 地
照 顧 各 種 患 病 的 人 , 更 要 為 那 些 因 著 這 個 疫 情 而 患 病 離 世 的 人 和 他們的 家 人 祈 求 神
安 慰 和 加 力 給 他 們 。

在 這 兒 , 教 會 要 向 大 家 宣 佈 一 個 重 大 的 消 息 , 教 會 也 因 著 加 州 政 府 解 除 疫 情 令 而 將
於 八 月 八 日 重 開 實 體 崇 拜 。 我 們 會 繼 續 於 主 日 上 午 九 時 有 英 語 崇 拜 , 十 一 時 有 粵 語
崇 拜 。 為 了 大 家 能 安 心 重 回 教 會 聚 會 , 教 會 於 開 放 前 由 專 業 清 潔 公 司 作 全 教 會 大 掃
除 , 仔 細 清 潔 所 有 地 方 ; 我 們 會 預 備 口 罩 給 出 席 者 在 崇 拜 時 配 戴 ; 由 於 有 敬 拜 小 組
領 詩 和 牧 師 講 道 , 禮 堂 前 兩 行 座 位 會 保 持 空 置 ; 其 餘 各 小 組 活 動 則 按 實 際 需 要 而 按
步 就 班 地 推 行 。 除 此 之 外 , 就 是 請 各 位 同 心 禱 告 , 祈 求 神 帶 領 教 會 重 開 的 每 一 項 細
節 。

無 論 是 福 是 禍 , 我 們 相 信 凡 事 都 有 神 的 帶 領 。 這 一 場 瘟 疫 , 除 了 給 我 們 個 人 在 生 命
上 的 反 省 之 外 , 對 我 們 社 會 、 國 家 和 世 界 帶 來 怎 樣 的 挑 戰 呢 ? 在 八 月 份 五 個 主 日 的
講 道 中 , 我 會 與 大 家 一 同 以 耶 利 米 書 作 我 們 在 信 仰 上 反 省 。 八 月 講 道 的 系 列 稱 為
「耶利米 –群 狼 中 的 先 知 」。 希 望 大 家 在 八 月 份 個 人 靈 修 中 , 除 了 研 讀 自 己 個 人 靈
修 的 經 文 外 , 也 可 以 在 家 中 , 研 讀 耶 利 米 書 , 一 同 在 神 的 話 語 中 學 習 , 在 團 契 間 互
相 分 享 心 得 , 彼 此 鼓 勵 靈 命 成 長 。

我 們 主 日 崇 拜 在 教 會 重 開 後 繼 續 在 網 上 Youtube 頻道 Agape Marantha 即時轉 播。英 文 堂
為 主 日 上 午 九 時 , 中 文 堂 為 主 日 上 午 十 一 時 。 若 教 友 不 便 回 教 會 崇 拜 時 , 可 以 在 家
中 收 看 即 時 轉 播 , 或 於 稍 後 時 間 觀 看 。

祝 主 恩 滿 溢 ! 平 安 蒙 福 !

主 僕 簡 祺 輝 牧 師 二 0 二 一 年 七 月

Letter to the Congregations (March 2020)

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

May the Peace and Joy brought by the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

This year, Easter Sunday falls on Sunday, 4/12. The purpose of celebrating Easter every year is to help us to remember that Jesus Christ died for our sins on the cross, was buried, and He was raised from the dead on the third day. His resurrection proves that He is God.

This year in this Lent season, we are having a new experience. The world is infected with COVID-19. The side effect is unbelievable. People are rushing to the store and market to buy toilet papers and rice! This frenzy hunting is another kind of ‘suffering’. The melting down of the stock market is really some kind of ‘crucifixion’ to the American. People everywhere are praying for the quick recovery from the COVID-19, so that all kind of business may joyfully celebrate Easter.

Starting from 3/17, 9 counties in the Bay Area are implementing the ‘Shelter in Place’ policy. The church is no exemption from this. Chinatown and the financial area in San Francisco are very quiet. People from all kinds of businesses are crying out, ‘When will the business come back?’

Dear brothers and sisters, we had been very lucky for a long time since WWII. We have been relaxing even when people on the other side of the world are crying, mourning, and suffering. We take it for granted that this kind of lifestyle would last forever. So, have we been awakened by COVID-19? Life is always full of surprises. Let us keep watch and be vigilant. Get prepared!

In what way should we Christian stand in this hour? First, do we really believe that God is in control? Did you notice that the White House always hold prayer meetings in times of national emergency? Let’s keep praying at home for others. Let us hold each other close with prayer. Second, to whom we look up to for our help? The Dow Jones Industrial Index or the Resurrected Lord Jesus?

Our building will be closed by the order of the ‘Shelter in Place’ but the Church is still alive! Please join our Sunday Service when links are posted on our Facebook group.

I hope that we can have Easter Service on 4/12 at church, but please pay attention to the ‘Shelter in Place’ notice.

In Christ,

Pastor Ernest Kan


The English and Chinese translation of this letter can be downloaded here.

CUMC During Shelter-in-Place Order

The COVID-19 response recommendations being issued have evolved on a daily basis as more information is gathered.  The recommendations also varied from community-to-community.  In this age of instant access to information, please be aware of the sourcing of the information you are reading and forwarding.  CUMC is following the guidance issued by the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), which is coordinated with similar agencies in the Bay Area.  You can find information on personal practices to help limit your risk and also Health Orders for how organizations are to be operated at the SFDPH website.

In compliance with current guidance from the authorities in San Francisco for Sheltering-In-Place, CUMC will be suspending operations and the church will be closed until the Health Order is lifted.

Tremendous efforts from those in front of the camera (our speakers and worship teams) as well as those behind the camera (information technology and audio-visual teams), enabled us to live stream the worship services on March 15th.  These teams are diligently exploring ways to enhance the video viewing experience in the future.  If you wish to view the March 15th services or archived sermons, you may access them via the Posts tab on CUMC’s Facebook page or as YouTube videos after post-processing at the CUMC website:


We are striving to a recorded YouTube video worship service made available for March 22nd.  Please check the CUMC Facebook page and website.

These are challenging times for us all and it may be hard to understand why a loving God would allow things like this to happen.  God did not promise to remove us from the struggle, but He did promise to walk us through the struggle.  Please remember those who may be struggling with the isolation orders, those who have been afflicted by COVID-19, families who are caring for them, the healthcare workers who are stretched to their limits, and the officials who are making the policy decisions on how we are to proceed.

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.  He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

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