10/28/2021 UPDATE: 

 

COVID Safety Protocol Update & Reminder 教會疫情安全策略訊息和提醒

中文版在後

Dear CBCM Family,


As many of you may have heard already, as of today, Montgomery County have lifted its mask mandate (please see https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=39355 ). This is due to the drop in the rate of COVID transmission in the county. We praise God for that but should still be careful and vigilant. After consulting with our medical information advisory team, below are some update and reminder for you regarding what CBCM will do moving forward.

1. We will continue to require mask wearing at all time at all official CBCM in-person gatherings (Sunday services, Sunday Schools, cell/fellowship groups, etc.), except when eating or drinking (complying with the previous County mandate). Since our County allows for individual organizations to set their own requirement, and since our general practice is to be slightly more conservative than the County or CDC mandate when appropriate and possible, this is what we have decided to require for now. We may change the requirement in the future if situation continues to improve.

2. We plan to increase the worship seating capacity in small increments, since by God’s grace our Sunday in-person attendance is increasing. Even though our County have never mandated social distancing, we will do our best to still create some social distancing for extra precaution.

3. While during our lunch time fellowship, people can take off their masks to eat and drink, we still strongly encourage everyone to keep safety in mind, and to wear masks when not eating or drinking, and to not move chairs to increase the number of people sitting at any table to be more than 8.

4. I know many of us are eager to know when we can re-open our indoor sports activities. For now, we will hold off on resuming those activities a bit more, and see how the transmission rate goes after the lifting of the mask mandate by the County, and as winter approaches when COVID tend to spike higher. Once we do resume the indoor sports activities, it will still be for fully vaccinated people only. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For Him

Pastor Hugo

 

中文版:教會疫情安全策略訊息和提醒

親愛的 CBCM 家人,

想必大家已經得知,截至今天,蒙郡政府已經取消了室內帶口罩的強制要求(請參閱https://www2.montgomerycountymd.gov/mcgportalapps/Press_Detail.aspx?Item_ID=39355 )。這是由於蒙郡的 疫情感染傳播率下降到較良好的狀況。我們為此讚美感謝神!但我們仍應小心謹慎。在諮詢了我們的醫療信息諮詢團隊後,以下是一些關於我們教會目前的策略措施:

1. 我們將繼續要求在所有正式的 教會實體聚會時(主日崇拜、主日學、小組/團契,兒童和青少年活動,等)必須一直戴口罩(吃喝時除外,按照蒙郡之前的規定)。由於蒙郡政府允許各組織製定自己的要求,而且我們教會向來的做法是在適當和可能的情況下比蒙郡和CDC 的要求稍微更加保守一些,所以這是我們目前決定的要求。如果情況繼續改善,我們將來可能會更改要求。

2. 我們會計劃從較小的層度來增加各場地的座位容量,因為靠著神的恩典,我們洛城的主日崇拜出席人數正在慢慢增加中。雖然蒙郡從未強制要求保持社交距離,但我們仍會盡最大努力保持一些社交距離以提供額外的預防措施。

3. 在我們的午餐團契期時間,大家可以摘下口罩吃喝,但我們還是鼓勵大家注意安全,不吃不喝時還是戴上口罩,也請不移動椅子來增加坐在一桌的人數超過 8 人。

4. 很多人都渴望知道我們什麼時候可以重新開放室內體育活動。目前,我們將暫時還不會恢復這些活動,給我們一段時間觀察情況- 如蒙郡取消戴口罩強制令後傳的疫情感染播率如何,以及隨著冬天的臨近,當疫情感染播率通常會增加時。一旦我們恢復室內體育活動,我們仍然要求只適用於完全接種疫苗的人。謝謝大家的耐心和理解。

全為主,全靠主,

程牧師

 

 

Chinese version is after the English version 中文版在英文版之後

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. 

Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.” Psalm 62:5-8, 11-12

Dear CBCM Family,

Hope this email finds you doing well in the Lord, and finding Him to be your all-sufficient Rock, Salvation, and Hope during this challenging time. As you may have heard, MD governor Hogan is moving MD into their phase 3 reopen plan. With that in mind, our church have been working on finalizing our own reopen plan.

Thanks to our response team, pastoral staff, BOE, and the BOD, we have completed our reopen plan and have begun to implement it. Our general practice is to be 1-2 steps slower than the MC reopen plan. Therefore even if the new COVID-19 cases in MC continues to drop, we will likely not resume in-person worship gatherings until the 4th quarter of this year (December) at the earliest.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW our reopen plan (Chinese version is after the English version). Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are also very thankful to God and to many of you who have been faithfully serving and participating in the various online programs we have in the last many months. We need to remember God’s purpose for us is not on hold during this time, we just needed to be more creative and more committed to Him by His grace. Let us keep praying and seeking Him to experience His mighty power and His steadfast love in our lives and in our church!

For Him

Pastor Hugo and the Church Leadership Teams

中文版

我的心哪,你當默默無聲,專等候神,因為我的盼望是從他而來。唯獨他是我的磐石、我的拯救,他是我的高臺,我必不動搖。我的拯救,我的榮耀,都在乎神;我力量的磐石,我的避難所,都在乎神。你們眾民當時時倚靠他,在他面前傾心吐意,神是我們的避難所神說了一次兩次,我都聽見,就是能力都屬乎神。主啊,慈愛也是屬乎你詩篇62:5-8, 11-12

親愛的CBCM家庭,

主內平安!願你在這個充滿挑戰的時期中能深刻的經歷到神是我們的磐石,救贖,和盼望。如你所知,馬利蘭州長Hogan正在將本州納入其第三階段重新開放計劃。考慮到這一點,我們的教會一直在努力完成我們自己的重新開放計劃。

感謝我們的回應團隊,牧長和執事們,我們已經完成了重新開放計劃並開始實行。我們的一般做法是比蒙郡的重新開放計劃慢1-2步。因此,即使在蒙郡中新出現的疫情案件繼續下降,我們也可能最早要到今年第四季度(十二月)才會恢在現場的崇拜聚會。

點入這裡可閱讀到 我們重新開放的計劃。如果您有任何疑問或疑慮,請與我們聯絡。我們也非常感謝主和你們大家,在過去的幾個月中一直忠實地服務和參與各種教會在網上的活動。我們需要牢記在心,在這段時間裡,主耶穌對我們的旨意和使命並沒有停止,我們只需要靠著祂的恩典更有創意的委身於祂。讓我們繼續禱告尋求祂時,我們就必在我們的生活和教會中更多體驗祂的大能和祂永久不變的慈愛!

全靠祂,全為祂,

程牧師和教會領導團隊