10 12, 2020

Pastors Tip #3 (December 2020)

By |2020-12-10T20:08:07-05:00December 10th, 2020|Alvin Lau, Pastor Tips|0 Comments

“Gather a collection of thanksgiving year-end prayers (video, written, etc) and showcase them.”  None of us could foresee the way things transpired in 2020. Yet even with all the disruptions, chaos and confusion, God has revealed in so many ways the ways he continues to bless us with and carry us through challenging times.  One way to show our gratefulness is to offer collective prayers of thanksgiving (in-person or online). Here are some ways to do that.    IN-PERSON  Each person has a piece of paper

3 10, 2020

Giving Thanks and Clergy Appreciation Month

By |2020-10-03T21:50:53-04:00October 3rd, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

It goes without saying that 2020 has held unexpected events. So much has happened since March. We are asked to approach Thanksgiving with hearts of gratefulness, but as it approaches being grateful will be easier for some than for others. There are many in our communities (local or regional), and maybe in our churches, who are feeling great anxiety, tension and stress as a result of COVID-19.  However, the question remains for each of us individually, “Do I come to God with unreserved thanksgiving?” In Psalm 27, David reminds us of

2 10, 2017

Thanksgiving Exercise

By |2017-09-29T17:27:08-04:00October 2nd, 2017|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

Can you believe September is already over and this weekend is Thanksgiving?! As we head into the first long weekend of this ministry season, we're reminded to give thanks. So what are you thankful for? John F Kennedy has been attributed with this quote: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.1 During this time,

5 10, 2015

A Moment of Thanksgiving

By |2015-10-05T08:58:11-04:00October 5th, 2015|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

The Scriptures remind us to be grateful for all that God has blessed us with (whether or not we see them as blessings is another story). Psalm 136 reminds us that we can be thankful because God’s love endures forever. As we head towards Thanksgiving this weekend, perhaps you’d like to consider these items as part of your prayers of thanksgiving: God’s love, grace and justice for the family and

28 05, 2014

Celebrate!

By |2014-05-28T02:51:05-04:00May 28th, 2014|Alvin Lau, youth ministry thoughts|0 Comments

With less than one month left in the school year, it's a natural time to celebrate. Even if you have a lot of activities planned, having a time to bring closure to another mnistry cycle allows for reflection and thanksgiving for what God has empowered the last 10 months. At CBOQ Youth, we have much to celebrate: over 2000 students and leaders influenced through our events dozens of churhes and

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