Amazing grace! We started the Mandarin worship/fellowship at 9:30-10:30am on September 10th, as planned by Rev. Marty and Rev. Grace Chang. We had about 20 Mandarin speaking people at that first service.
The attendant members are mainly non-believers and new seekers. These folks are mostly from our Thursday Night fellowship activities and the Friday Health and Happiness Group, as well as passers-by who see our sign. There are at least seven Chinese/Mandarin churches around the Unionville area, we are the new rising star.
My style of worship is more contemporary and seekers-friendly; thus it is less formal than the Presbyterian tradition. My sermons will focus on seeker-friendly subjects: such as The Price and Value of Life; Successful Immigration from Here to There; Why Jesus? What is Love? I Have Chosen You; etc.
On most Sundays the services will be held in the Fellowship Hall. On occasion they may move to the Sanctuary as time goes on. At the moment we have no pianists but will pray for this once we establish the foundation and fellowship.
With the help of Administrator, Margaret, Sylvia and Rev. Marty, we had a very wonderful start. And we are all excited about this historical new ministry in our church.
God surprises us all the time and will accomplish God’s own Dream here at UPC.
Rev. Grace Chang