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News & Announcements

December 3, 2022

Thank You
Our gratitude to our guest speakers and missionaries for sharing at our missions conference.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Offerings for Lottie Moon will be collected throughout the month of December and will help support our missionaries in the following areas:

  • 75% to International Mission Board,
  • 15% to North American Mission Board,
  • 10% to California Mission Offering.
  • MBCLA’s goal this year is $350,000 and the national goal is $190 million.

2022 Contribution Receipts
Cash and check contributions must be received or postmarked by Dec 31 to be included on your giving statement for 2022. Online credit card transactions must be initiated by Dec 31. All other online transactions must be initiated two business days prior to Dec 31 to be included.

MBCLA Music Ministry Presents:
“AWAITING CHRISTMAS: Lunchtime Carol Sing.“ Simply enjoying Christmas in songs on 3 Tuesday lunchtimes, Dec 6, 13, 20, 12:30-1pm, MC Sanctuary.

Winter Adult Sunday School
New Sunday school classes will begin on Sun, Dec 4. We will have separate men’s and women’s classes, studying the same material, including a time of discussion and prayer in small groups. Plan to join the men’s class in G-102 and the women’s class in G-109/110. Classes begin at 10:45am.

“Relationships – A Mess Worth Making”
God designed us to be relational – it is in our very nature, and it is one way we reflect the image of God. Because of sin, relationships can be messy, but they are not optional. Problems in relationships are often rooted in our selfish desires and the solution starts with God. Come and join us as we seek to strengthen relationships in our MBCLA community.

Red Cross Blood Drive (Tue, Dec 6)
MBCLA is hosting a blood drive at the GWC on Tue, Dec 6, 1pm-7pm. Consider donating blood this holiday season. To schedule an appointment, contact Minister Justin (

Year-End Basketball Event (Sat, Dec 10)
The Recreation Committee is hosting a year-end basketball event on Sat, Dec 10, 9:30am-1pm. This event is open to all participants of the basketball league and/or open gym at MBCLA. Sign up today! For more info, contact Minister Justin (

Door of Hope Christmas Outreach (Sat, Dec 10)
MBCLA will be hosting a game booth at Door of Hope’s Christmas Festival on Sat, Dec 10, 9:30am-2:30pm at Maranatha High School in Pasadena. We are looking for volunteers to serve in shifts to outreach to the families of Door of Hope. For more info and to sign up, contact Sherry Tjiong (

Volleyball Open Gym (Sat, Dec 17)
In light of Christmas weekend, this month’s Volleyball Open Gym will be moved to Sat, Dec 17, 1-3:30pm, in the Gym.

Christmas Caroling

  • Fri, Dec 16 – Caroling Outreach: Join us as we reach out to our community through music and cheer. Meet at 7:30pm in the MC Sanctuary for a short practice before we go out to sing and share with our local community. For more info: Minister Justin (
  • Sat, Dec 17 – Caroling at Senior Centers: Meet at 12pm for practice in G-102. Caroling will be 1-2pm. You are welcome to bring any instruments. For info and to sign-up: Minister Justin ( or Diana Lai (626-321-2140).

Christmas Eve Service (Sat, Dec 24)
“God with Us” through Songs. Let’s ponder and celebrate Christ’s coming together as a church on Sat, Dec 24, 4pm, MC Sanctuary.

Christmas Day Services (Sun, Dec 25)

  • English Worship – 9am at GWC Sanctuary
  • Cantonese Worship – 11am at GWC Sanctuary
  • Mandarin Worship – 9am & 11am at MC Sanctuary

Mandarin Congregation Baptism/Transfer Candidates
Please pray for those who are in the process of joining our church family:

  • Through baptism on Sun, Dec 18: Runjie Ni, Yue Zhao
  • Through transfer on Sun, Dec 25: Zheng Gu, Yan He, Guangrui Liu, Hsiu Mei Tsai, Mengyao Wang

RYCE 2022
6-12th grade youth are invited to join our youth winter retreat (Dec 29-31) as we discover the peace that comes from having Christ embodied in us and our lives embodied in the church. Visit the registration table outside GWC from 10:15-11:00am or the church office to register today! Registration fee is $200. Today, Sun, Dec 4 is the last day to register. For more info, contact

Baptism & Membership
Our next baptism will be on Sun, Jan 8, 2023. Any adults interested in baptism or church membership can contact Minister Brian ( Youth can contact Minister Robert (

Church Council Meetings
Church Council meetings take place at 1:30pm on the second Saturday of each month in the Main Campus chapel. The meetings are open to any member of MBCLA to attend as audience. Our next meeting will be Saturday, Dec 10.

CondolencesMay God comfort these families from the Mandarin congregation:

  • Jane Hsieh, mother of Marisa Kao, went home to be with the Lord on Nov 24.
  • David Chow, father of Chia-Wei Chow, went home to be with the Lord on Nov 28.
New to MBCLA

If you are new to MBCLA, finding our church through our online worship services, contact Minister Robert Chan () for more information and to get connected.

Pastoral Search

Dear brothers and sisters, the search for English Lead Pastor has begun. Please join us in prayer as we receive applicants and consider referring potential candidates to the link above.

Midweek Prayer Meeting

Join our weekly Zoom prayer meeting, Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Email for the link, to subscribe to the weekly prayer bulletin, or to send requests for the prayer bulletin. We encourage you to commune with the Lord and remember the needs of the church, community, and world through prayer at home.

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