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Awana Hybrid (’21-’22): Online Registration

The Awana Fall semester will begin on FRIDAY, Sept. 10 @ 7:30 PM.

Parent Orientation will be held on FRIDAY, Sept. 3 @ 7:30 PM on Zoom.
This is a mandatory meeting for parents who registered their children.

Cubbies will start the Fall semester on Zoom. Cubbies may switch to Spring in-person meetings depending on the COVID situation.
Sparks and T&T will start the Fall semester in person and virtual.

COVID Safety Policy
With COVID cases and the virus variants still active and on the rise, we are using safety precautions per CDC guidelines. We know that schools are opening back up with lesser restrictions than last year, including optional masks in the classrooms. With lower restrictions in the public schools, we anticipate a rise in cases as COVID will probably spread much faster. For that reason, the safety protocols for Awana will be more strict as we want to keep the clubbers safe, AS WELL AS the volunteers.

The Kids Ministry COVID Safety Policy is a supplement to the ACC safety policy, so we are trying to keep our protocols consistent. They are subject to change as the situation changes.

Contact Tracing
If you or your child test positive for COVID-19 (lab tested) after attending an Awana night, please email Pastor Francisco, text him, or notify the church about the positive COVID test so we can begin contact tracing other families. Your health situation and positive test will remain confidential unless you choose for ACC to share your name.
Emailfranciscoleung@accdfw.org
Mobile: 214-693-5901

Changes in Awana
1. Parent Participation: We are requiring parents to participate in helping in Cubbies, Sparks and T&T.
2. Parent Orientation: As part of parent participation, we will have a mandatory Parent Orientation for all parents on Friday night, Sept. 3 on Zoom. We know some parents have kids in different clubs, so we are flexible with your schedule.
3. Character Recognition: We will not have a Clubber of the Month or Year anymore. We will recognize specific character qualities, gifts, and other efforts of all the clubbers, not just one in each group.
4. 6th Grade Student Leader: T&T 6th Graders have the opportunity to assist all club leaders during Awana if they can self-manage and keep up with their Awana handbook.
5. Awana Theme Nights: There are theme nights throughout the calendar for kids to participate in. If clubbers participate, they can earn additional Awana shares.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

AWANA CLUB FEES & PAYMENT
The registration costs cover weekly and year-end awards and other expenses. New handbooks are required for every new Awana year. If your child has an incomplete handbook from a previous year, your child must complete that before starting a new handbook.

REGISTRATION FEES
$30 – before/on August 31
$20 – 2nd Semester Only (begins January)

HANDBOOK
$15 – Cubbies, Sparks and T&T

UNIFORM
$15 – Cubbies and Sparks
$25 – T&T

UNIFORMS
Reasons your child may need a new uniform (unless you already have the right one):
1. If your child is enrolling in Awana for the first time ever.
2. If your child is being promoted from one club to another.
    – Your child enters Cubbies (3-years old) — ONE SIZE
    – Your child promotes to Sparks (entering Kindergarten) — ONE SIZE
    – Your child promotes to T&T (entering 3rd grade) – will be worn for 4 years
      – Size: YOUTH S – 21″ (L) x 13″ (Shoulder W)
      – Size: YOUTH M – 23″ (L) x 16.5″ (Shoulder W)

CLUB FEE TOTALS
CUBBIES and SPARKS – FULL YEAR
$60 = Registration + Handbook + Uniform
$45 = Registration + Handbook

T&T – FULL YEAR
$70 = Registration + Handbook + Uniform
$45 = Registration + Handbook

ONLINE PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click this link: https://www.accdfw.org/give/
    • For instructions on how to use the giving tool, watch the “ACC How To Give Online” video.
  2. Click the green “GIVE ONLINE VIA TITHE.LY” button on the web page to access the giving tool.
  3. ENTER the total amount for ALL of the children you are registering.
  4. CHOOSE “Awana” in the “To:” field. (see picture below)
  5. Do NOT click “Recurring Giving”.
  6. Enter your contact and payment information.
  7. You do not have to click “Cover Fees”.
  8. INCLUDE the name of your child(ren) in the Notes/Memo field. (see picture below)
  9. CLICK the green “Give $##.##” button to submit your payment. (see picture below)

Click to Register Online

For more information, contact Pastor Francisco at franciscoleung@accdfw.org.

Easter Family Activities

Easter Activities

Come out to the ACC Arlington Lawn and reconnect with other members of the ACC & Awana Families. You are welcome to invite your friends and other family members, but please register them so we can plan to have enough food and supplies for everyone. 

  • Let the kids see their church friends and have some fun.
  • Parents take a short break from parenting.
  • Parents see and chat with their church friends.

There will be 3 different Egg Hunts for different age groups to separate larger kids from younger kids.

  • This will be an outdoor event.

Click the link below to register your family and friends. 

** Each family should register separately.

** Please REGISTER EARLY so we can plan better.

** REGISTRATION ENDS ON SUN. MAR. 28.

Registration is closed.

秋季主日學 9/19 – 12/12/2021

守望廿載 (下) Rm 225 謝文輝弟兄 (國)

以西結蒙神差遣作先知。於迦巴魯河邊傳講神的信息廿年。更寫下以西結書。全書四十八章,以散文為主。穿插著比喻、異象、表徵性動作,藉這些富有啟示性的動作,表達神的信息 。 但全書結構簡單鮮明,主題清晰。

在這季的課程中,藉著讀經、探索和討論 。認識本書大綱丶主旨丶背景和寫作目的。更希望能明白書中所記載的一個普世基督徒的盼望、一個歷年猶太人的期待。而且,我們更加知道祂是耶和華。

羅馬書探索 Rm 221 溫正祥弟兄 (國)

保羅最後一次來到哥林多時,已是一位近六旬的老人,在20多年的宣教旅行中受盡了苦難。他準備乘船去耶路撒冷,完成第三次的佈道旅程,經哥林多時在該猶弟兄的接待中。(主後57年,16:23) 他回想過去兩年多在以弗所的學房與各方哲士天天辯論主的道,便在這難得的安靜時光裡,在聖靈帶領下,細心的闡述福音的論証,寫成了這本稱為基督教憲章的書信。

羅馬書是保羅書信中最精闢的、最具系統性及邏輯性的一卷,引證最多舊約經文,出自十四卷書,共六十一次。在神來之筆的運行之下,三個月內(徒20:3),保羅寫下了這本七千多字的書信,遠過於一般不到幾十到幾百字的信函,當時一千多字的羊皮書卷已屬罕見。

在教會歷史中,此書的影響極為深遠,也是教改運動中的關鍵書卷,包含了非常豐富的神學思想:神論、人論、基督論、救恩論、聖靈論、預定論、末世論等。這本書曾興起了一些屬靈偉人:奧古斯丁、馬丁路得、本仁約翰、衛斯理等,也興旺了許多弟兄姊妹,神的教會藉著他們從書中的領受和教導,得以持續發展,歷經苦難和迫害,仍然方興未艾。

懇求聖靈教導我們更加清楚的明白因信稱義的真理而感恩,活出救恩(6:5),而能更緊密地跟從他、更火熱的事奉他(12:11)。

在主日外,本課每日要藉LINE & WECHAT發出去年在兩大群族分享的羅馬書66專題,一天一篇。

大先知書概論 (五個星期天完成) Rm 230 李海狄姊妹 (國)

五大先知書不容易唸,也不容易懂:因為先知書大多都很長,涵蓋不同的主題,加上許多預言尚未發生,常常看了也不完全明白內容在說什麼。

這次大先知書概論將從各自先知書的「樹」拉高,以「林」的眼光看五個大先知書的歷史背景,進而各先知的使命及書卷的分段大綱,可幫助我們有個基本構架,盼望再讀大先知書時能從神的眼光看祂和我們的關係,得以認識並敬重愛我們的神。

進入大先知書,最好能清楚舊約聖經的以色列歷史。建議參加上課的弟兄姊妹對摩西五經和南北王國興衰已有基本瞭解。

利未記 Rm 207 梁偉儀傳道 (粤)

你知道嗎? 利未記在五經中是最重要的一卷; 利未記是現代猶太兒童五歲開始上學校時所讀的第一本書; 塔木德 (Talmud- 猶太拉比寫的釋經書)超過一半的內容都是在解釋利未記; 利未記是五經的核心; 五經的作者用了126章記載四十年的曠野生活,其中的一個月, 就用了27章來記載。

你知道嗎?利未記是在信徒中最受忽略的一本書,對許多信徒來說,利未記是一本難明的書,因為書中記載的禮儀和規條不單沈悶,而且新約的信徒已不必守書中記載的獻祭,潔淨的規條等,因而對利未記失去興趣。

你知道嗎?利未記對信徒有多重要; 利未記是神親自說話,二十七章中,只有兩段經文除外,全部都是神親自的說話; 利未記是祭司傳統的核心; 新約的救贖,認罪,悔改,赦免的理解,都是傳承利未記重要的神學思想。

希伯來書第十章解釋「影兒」(律法)是「真像」(耶穌基督)的反映, 但若沒有明白影兒,對真像的理解也不全面。所以這堂主日學,我們嘗試去學習明白祭司傳統的神學與我們的關係。

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ACC 2021 Summer Family Daily Devotions

1. Registration

(Note: Although the title of this program is for family, everyone who likes to participate in this program can register.)

Please register via Google form: https://forms.gle/o8PuedYqHCCAhiqAA

Or scan QR code:

If you have questions, you can send emails to Xiaowei xwdong36@yahoo.com.

2. Purpose

  • Practice daily devotion to help participants grow deeper in spiritual life.
  • Strengthen parent-child relationship in Christ

3. Schedule for daily devotion

All participants will use the following table to do daily devotion from June 7th to July 30.  We will use two months to complete the Book of Romans.

Date MonTueWedThurFriSat
Week of 6/7Week 11:1-81:9-171:18-251:26-322:1-11Reflect and summary what you get from Holy Spirit in the week
Week of 6/14Week 22:12-242:25-3:43:5-3:203:21-314:1-8
Week of 6/21Week 34:9-164:17-255:1-85:9-195:20-6:10
Week of 6/28Week 46:11-237:1-137:14-258:1-98:10-18
Week of 7/5Week 58:19-308:31-399:1-79:8-189:19-26
Week of 7/12Week 69:27-3310:1-1110:12-2111:1-1611:17-36
Week of 7/19Week 712:1-1012:11-2113:1-1414:1-1314:14-23
Week of 7/26Week 815:1-1315:14-2415:25-3316:1-1616:17-27 

4. Resources to help you understand the Book of Romans

Romans is not an easy book to understand. You can use the following resources to help you catch the themes of Romans for daily devotion:

5. Process and method of daily devotion

For each participant:

  • About 15 minutes
  • Start by singing or listening to worship songs, praising, quiet one’s heart before God
  • Pray asking the Holy Spirit’s guidance
  • Read bible verses
  • Choose a verse that touches you, not too long
  • Mediate on the verse and think about how this verse relates to your current life and how to apply to your daily life
  • Write devotion diary and pray
  • Mediate on the verse during the day

(Note: If you miss any dates, you could use Saturday and Sunday to make up.)

6. Sharing within the family

Every day, parents and children can find 20 min to share what they get from today’s devotion. Parents could use “Discovery Bible Study Questions” to facilitate their discussion.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13cDkm4q77cKdOXRpM3DDarw8rYDQVnhL/view?usp=sharing

7. Using social media to share daily devotionals

Daily interaction and support are important to help people continue daily devotion. For this, we will do daily devotionals together.

  • For Children: We encourage children and their parents to submit a short video every week to Flipgrid.
  • For Youth: Youth group will use the current Groupme to share daily devotionals.  
  • For adults: Please install Telegram in your smart phones. We will invite you to Telegram chat groups to share your daily devotionals.
  • For all families: We will encourage you to submit short videos to Flipgrid to share their devotionals weekly as family.

8. Face-to-face sharing within groups

  • For Children: through Sunday school
  • For Youth: through Friday night fellowship
  • For adults in English: through current existing small groups
  • For adults in Chinese: we will have bi-weekly zoom meetings


					

Fulfill His Mission, Fulfill Your Ministry

Dear Awana and Sunday School Teachers,

February 2021 was a difficult month for us with the continuation of the COVID pandemic, a beloved pastor resigning, and the record winter freeze. We know that challenges in life occur often, but rarely do so many major events occur within such a short period of time. These are times when our faith in God can really be tested. These are times when it’s easy to find strength on our own or seek human consolation. But, God reminds us in Deuteronomy 31:6 to “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Not only will God never leave us, He is also with us as we continue to fulfill His mission. In the case of ACC Kids and Awana, I want to encourage you with the following Bible verses.

2 Tim. 3:16 – 4:5 (ESV)

3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

4:1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

God has put every one of you in a unique position to use God’s Word to teach, rebuke, correct and train the kids at ACC. Each week, you prove your readiness in guiding our precious ACC Kids in God’s Truth, not just in word but also in deed. I consider all of you shepherds and evangelists doing the work of ministry. So, I encourage you to keep steady in your walk with the Lord that He may use you to fulfill the ministry that He has called you. 

Thank you all for your faithful service to the Lord and to our kids… Bless you!!!

Teacher Francisco

Trusting in God’s Names in the New Year

Dear ACC Families,

The year 2020 will end in a few hours and we will embark on 2021 with a renewed vision and hope that the New Year will be better than the one we are leaving behind. Because social unrest, the Presidential election, and the pandemic dominated most of our 2020 concerns, many of us struggled to some extent with hopelessness, relationships, mental health, physical health, finances, and other important issues. Whatever life stage you are in, 2020 was a difficult year.

In 2021, America will have a new president. A new presidential administration and its decision-making will affect our daily lives. A COVID-19 vaccine will become more readily available throughout the year. We may be entitled to a few more stimulus checks. Some of us will find a new job or change jobs. Other surprises will be on the way.

But depending on how you viewed the year 2020, 2021 may be worse for some of us. All of the struggles I mentioned above could become even worse or could be compounded with even more issues. There is no guarantee that things will be better.

While it’s easy to trust in our own abilities and the people in our lives to make things better, we were never supposed to rely fully on them. We always should rely fully on God for everything.

Our ACC Christmas Eve service focused on many of the names of Jesus and what those names mean to us. Those names bring comfort and assurance from our Lord. We must always remember what Jesus means to us as Emmanuel (God with us), the Light of the World, the Prince of Peace, the Good Shepherd, Wonderful Counselor, and Savior. In the coming year, let’s continue to reflect on these names. But, I’d like to add a few more names as we enter the year 2021 with much uncertainty, anticipation, and curiosity. Whatever our needs, whether financial, health, or other concerns, God doesn’t just provide the answer, HE is the answer.

PROVIDER (Jehovah-Jireh)

For some, it’s easy to expect our family, employer, the government (stimulus checks, tax returns) or even lotto tickets to rescue us from financial struggles. That should not be so. The Bible, in the Old and New Testament, makes it very clear that God is our provider of every need.

Genesis 22:13-14 (ESV)

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

Philippians 4:19 (ESV)

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

HEALER (Jehovah-Rapha)

Jesus is often referred to as the Great Physician. While people are not fully healed from all illnesses and diseases, it’s not because Jesus is not able to heal anymore. We live in a fallen world. But we can continue to pray for the sick because we know that God can and does heal. There is also a distinction between being healed by medical professionals and God healing us through medical professionals. Even after medicines, surgeries and treatments, God is still working on our bodies to heal us.

Exodus 15:26 (ESV)

… saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Matthew 8:16-17 (ESV)

16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”

PEACE (Jehovah-Shalom)

It’s understandable that we have stress about our health and the health of our family members, especially during a pandemic. When companies are laying off employees and businesses are closing, it’s easy to worry about where our next paycheck will come from. Finding peace may have been difficult in 2020 and can carry over into 2021, but our God is also the God of peace.

Judges 6:22-24 (ESV)

22 Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the Lord. And Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord God! For now I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face.” 23 But the Lord said to him, “Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall not die.” 24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it, The Lord Is Peace. To this day it still stands at Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites.

John 14:27 (ESV)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

On behalf of my family, we wish you all a Happy New Year and let us all continue to trust in our Almighty God to provide for our needs, health, and peace.

Teacher Francisco