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Potluck Celebration, Saturday June 25th…

Core Singles Fellowship is holding a potluck in celebration with volunteers and attendees who participated in the fellowship this past year and benefited from the material taught by Dr. Eckman, Peter Wang and several other speakers (13 this year)!

When: This Saturday at 5:00pm (Dinner starts at 5:30).

Where: Christian Miller’s House at 1134 Glenn Ave., San Jose CA – Park anywhere you can!

What to bring: At the potluck, please bring an entree or drinks to share

What else to bring: We are asking everyone to contribute a suggested donation of $5-$10 cash.

All proceeds received at the potluck will go to BWGI Ministries AND Church on the Hill. For their past 2.5 years, Dr. Eckman has donated his time free of charge, and Church On The Hill has let us use their facility free of charge as well. We’d like to end this year off by expressing our appreciation for both Dr. Eckman and Church On The Hill’s generosity.

Please join in showing appreciation for the generosity of these two ministries. As an option, much larger donations can be made payable by check to either organization of one’s choosing: “BWGI Ministries” OR “Church on the Hill.”

Ephesians 4: How are we to mature as Christians?

Core Singles FellowshipHow are we to mature as Christians and get rid of bitterness and unforgiveness towards someone? The aim of the Ephesians letter is to confirm and equip a maturing church.  As Christians, we must understand who God is and become grounded in the knowledge of God’s redemption for our sin. Ephesians 4 teaches us how to exercise and strengthen our faith, until we are no longer influenced by every new trend or undulating breeze that blows across the evangelical landscape. Do you struggle with bitterness, slander or unforgiveness? Ephesians 4 tells us how to get rid of these bitter roots.

About the speaker…

“My name is Bill Hamilton and I am a healthcare provider in the south bay. God has given me the Gift of teaching and I want to use this gift to advance Gods kingdom and inspire others to do the same. Besides listening to christian radio and studying theology, I enjoy weight lifting, running and biking.”

 

 

Food Sorting at Second Harvest Food Bank

Please email margaret_choy@yahoo.com if you would like to join.

Food Sorting at Second Harvest Food Bank

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00 PM

Second Harvest Food Bank
4001 N. First Streest San Jose, CA

6 CSO’s Went

Give back to the community and volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank!15 volunteers needed.Bring a friend and volunteer for a great cause! Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month. We’ll be helping to sort and package food to those in need. Our shift is…

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Crepe’s & Comedy Sportz, Friday April 15th…

Let’s start the weekend  right – meet for dinner at Whispers and walk over to Comedy Sportz for some laughs. You may join for either dinner, comedy or both.

Please email margaret_choy@yahoo.com if you would like to join.

Crepes & Comedy Sportz

Friday, Apr 15, 2016, 7:00 PM

Whispers Cafe and Creperie
150 S Second St San Jose, CA

7 CSO’s Went

Let’s start the weekend  right – meet for dinner at Whispers and walk over to Comedy Sportz for some laugh. You may join either dinner or comedy or both.The plan:7:00pm – Meet at Whispers Cafe and Creperie http://whisperscafe.com/They have the best dessert crepes I’ve ever tasted. There are savory crepes and other items on the menu also, if you …

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Acceptance & Service (Chapter 12, BWGI Workbook).

Core Singles FellowshipGod the Father could not think of a greater or nobler role for His Son than to send Him on a mission of rescue. The Son was sent to serve, to suffer, to ascend to Heaven, and to be rewarded with His reign over the universe and the church. We too are called to participate in the family business of rescue, and to consciously choose to replicate Christ’s ministry in our lives. As daughters and sons of God, we have been sent. We are to choose to serve and to suffer. We will ascend in the rapture, and be rewarded by participating in Christ’s reign. God could not think of a greater or nobler role for us than to participate in Christ’s life pattern. This life pattern gives overall meaning to our lives.

Additional resources: Click .pdf to download Dr. Peter Wang teaching slides in portable document format.

About the speaker…

Pastor Peter Wang

Rev. Dr. Peter Wang has been working with young adults for the last 20 years in the Silicon Valley. He received his Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, a master’s degree from Western Seminary, and a sociology degree from UC Berkeley. Peter has a keen interest in the area of young adult spiritual life in North America from a post-modern, post Christian context.

He is presently a pastor at Southbay Community Baptist Church and serves as a board member in various non-profit organizations. He has co-authored: Asian American Youth Ministry and is a consultant and speaker to those ministries working with young adults.

Peter and his wife Ann, who is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, have been married since 1998 and enjoy spending time with their active daughter Ava. An avid skier and ultimate Frisbee player, Peter also likes to play strategy games on the computer during his free time.

Calendar, Cash and Calling: How to finish well

Core Singles FellowshipGreg will talk about his journey in developing better rhythms in life which helped him overcome some of life’s greatest challenges and flourish through them. He will offer concrete tools to help you create the rhythms God wants you to have.

Additional resources: Click .pdf to download Greg Hurley’s teaching slides in portable document format.

About the speaker…

Greg HurleyAfter achieving financial success but struggling with contentment, Greg became an avid student of what the Bible says about money.  Money mistakes led Greg to dig deeper into each of the four short term uses of money:  live, give, owe, grow.  He is into his third decade in the financial services industry in order to help people steward the resources God has given them, including their calendar, their cash, and their calling, to be a resource for them as they strive to finish exceptionally well. Greg  is excited to serve those who come along his path and are seeking informed and Christ-centered advice. Greg Hurley currently leads a Compass small group through Epic Church in San Francisco.

Acceptance & Sin (Chapter 11, BWGI Workbook)

Core Singles FellowshipWe will explore how we are to deal with the effects of sin, and the acts of sin in our lives. Sin affects us internally and it affects the Trinity. When we sin, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit each respond differently to us. This makes confession of wrongdoing critically important in our lives. When we confess our wrongdoing, God the Father restores His hand of blessing, the Son ceases the judgment of child training or discipline, and the Spirit begins anew the process of character formation.

About the speaker…

Dr. David Eckman

Dr. David Eckman has been a pastor for 16 years followed by seven years as a Dean and Vice-President for Western Seminary in San Jose, CA. and Portland, OR. He studied at Oxford University while working on his doctorate, and received his Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div., M.Th., and Ph.D.

Acceptance & Fruit: Walking By The Spirit (Chapter 9, BWGI Workbook)

Core Singles FellowshipWe will explore the different ways in which the Spirit of God ministers to us. At the same time, we must recognize how radically different His ministry is versus that of the flesh. We are commanded to walk by the Spirit, to be led by the Spirit, to have the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, and to take individual steps into life by the Spirit.

Additional resources: Click .pdf to download Dr. Peter Wang teaching slides in portable document format.

About the speaker…

Pastor Peter Wang

Rev. Dr. Peter Wang has been working with young adults for the last 20 years in the Silicon Valley. He received his Doctorate of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, a master’s degree from Western Seminary, and a sociology degree from UC Berkeley. Peter has a keen interest in the area of young adult spiritual life in North America from a post-modern, post Christian context.

He is presently a pastor at Southbay Community Baptist Church and serves as a board member in various non-profit organizations. He has co-authored: Asian American Youth Ministry and is a consultant and speaker to those ministries working with young adults.

Peter and his wife Ann, who is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, have been married since 1998 and enjoy spending time with their active daughter Ava. An avid skier and ultimate Frisbee player, Peter also likes to play strategy games on the computer during his free time.

Acceptance & Prayer (Chapter 10, BWGI Workbook)

Core Singles FellowshipWe will discover how our relationship with God the Father is expanded through prayer. Prayer is based neither on the investment of time nor the multiplication of words. Instead our prayer life is based on a set of issues we must face daily. These issues determine how we relate to God as a Father and the world about us.

About the speaker…

Dr. David Eckman

Dr. David Eckman has been a pastor for 16 years followed by seven years as a Dean and Vice-President for Western Seminary in San Jose, CA. and Portland, OR. He studied at Oxford University while working on his doctorate, and received his Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div., M.Th., and Ph.D.

Acceptance & Moods: Walking By The Spirit (Chapter 8, BWGI Workbook)

Core Singles FellowshipWe will explore how walking by means of the Spirit addresses the moods and appetites of the flesh. We will note the negative power of this twin threat. We will find how having a healthy relationship with the Trinity delivers us from the power of lusts and moods and provides us with the spiritual resources to manage our moods and appetites. 

About the speaker…

Dr. David Eckman

Dr. David Eckman has been a pastor for 16 years followed by seven years as a Dean and Vice-President for Western Seminary in San Jose, CA. and Portland, OR. He studied at Oxford University while working on his doctorate, and received his Ph.D. in Old Testament and Hebrew from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div., M.Th., and Ph.D.