Connections Bulletin 03/26/2023


Sunday School March 26, we are starting a new series “Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings and Habitual Sins”.  Come join us!  

LENT 2023 From Ash Wednesday 2/22 to Easter Sunday 4/9, fast and pray. Weekly Fasting and Prayer Guides have been uploaded to Connections website. 

Sunday Service March 26 is Communion Sunday and will be combined with Youth.  Prayer starts at 9:30 AM and service starts at 9:45 AM.

SoCal Prayer Conference and Revival Prayer Groups May 19-May 21. Join Rev. Donald Young and others dedicated to revival prayer. Early bird $15 registration ends 4/7.

World Vision Global 6K for Water is May 20th, 2023.  More detail will be forthcoming.  Save the date!

Join a Vibrant Community Group: Check out a group this week and get connected!  

  • College and young adult group meets on Friday night at 8 p.m. [Tiffany:]. 

  • Lighthouse group meets on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at church [Eugene:].  

  • Family Life also meets on Friday night through Zoom at 8 p.m. [John:].  

  • Sunday Vibrant Community meets Sunday afternoons. [Jack:]. 

  • For the Men's Group contact Paul []. 

  • For Women’s Group: Carrie’s group meets on Thursday morning [] while Pauline’s group meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday [].


Sunday Service: 

We will have a combined communion service with Connections at 9:45 am in the Youth Center TODAY! Pastor Ben will continue the sermon series ‘ Slaying the giants in your life’ based on Dr. David Jeremiah’s book. The second giant to tackle is doubt! Next Sunday, 04.02, is Palm Sunday and Pastor Ben will discuss the third giant which is fear. Let’s learn how to stand tall and face the giants in your life with God’s power!

Sunday School:  

Sunday school classes start at 11:30 am TODAY.  All Junior high students will meet at the youth center with Pastor Ben. Freshman and sophomore will meet at E10 with aunties Virg and Mel.  Junior and senior will meet in the upper room with Dr. Glenn.

Friday Night Fellowship:

We will continue our small groups on the book of James on Friday, 03.24 and 31 @8:00 pm at the youth center.  Uncle Roland will lead Junior high boys. Aunties Beatriz and Cathy will lead  Junior high girls. Emily & Estrella will lead Freshman groups. Pastor Ben will lead sophomore, junior, and senior groups. 

Good Friday service:

A special combined communion service will be held on Friday, 04.07 at 8:00 pm in the Youth Center to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Join us!

Summer Retreat Registration:

Let’s join our summer retreat at Pepperdine University on June 9-11.. Take advantage of an early bird rate of $200/person starting on 04.02. Register now. Don’t miss out!

Easter Carnival:

CM will have a special Easter program at Janson’s school on Sunday, 04.09 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. 15-20 youth members are needed to run different activities stations.  Lunch will be served after the activities.  Sign up with pastor Ben TODAY! 

Unlocked Devotional:

April-June devotionals are available.  Pick up your own copy at Pastor Ben’s office TODAY.

ALL CHURCH                          


Reopening - Arrangements in Phase Eight (Apr.-Jun. 2023) for In-Person Sunday Services and other activities: Our church is open for IN-PERSON SUNDAY SERVICES and the services are live streamed.  For other activities, similar to Phase Seven (Jan. - Mar. 2023), Sunday School, Equipping classes, Small Group, Fellowship and Prayer Meetings will be either in-person or held online according to each congregation’s need.  Special events in church campus are to be approved by Congregational Pastors and Admin. office.. Online giving/Giving through mail/Put the offering in the offering box: please follow instructions on the church’s website or during in-person services. For details, please read Pastor Joshua’s letter to our church family dated 3/26 which has been uploaded to our church’s website

5/19-21/2023 SoCal Prayer Conference: Speaker: Rev. Donald Young. Location: EFCLA. The Southern California Prayer Conference and Revival Prayer Groups (RPG) are dedicated to revival prayer.  Through small groups, we will ignite the heart of the church, walk in Godly unity and establish an army of prayer warriors.  Organizer: GoodTVUSA, Co-Organizer: FECSGV, EFCLA, DEC, BLCCLA; Joint Organizers: Logos Evangelical Seminary and other 6 organizations and 2 churches. Register now: Group registration $10/person.  Details see the insert.

LENT 2023 – 40 Days of Fasting and Prayer: You are encouraged to select a time slot on each day, or any day, during LENT 2023 (Ash Wednesday 2/22-Easter Sunday 4/9) to fast and pray. Pray for personal spiritual renewal, pray for your family, relatives, friends who have not yet received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, pray for the COVID-19 pandemic and for world peace.  The Prayer Guide (see the attached) has been uploaded to our church’s website.

Personnel Announcement: Minister Kuo Fen Cho, after serving 7 years in our church, decided to resign from the position of Children Ministry Director of our HOA campus effective April 30, 2023.  Her last working date at our church is April 5, 2023. We appreciate Kuo Fen’s faithful service in our church.  May the Lord remember what she has done for the Lord and for God's family all these years and continue to lead and bless her in her future path to serve the Lord.


Blood Drive: Praise the Lord for the American Red Cross collected 31 bags of blood on 3/19.  Thanks to all of you who came to support and those of you who made sacrifices to save lives. 


First Evangelical Church Association    


A joint & integrative ministry of spirituality, mission, social concern and   Church Planting

FECA Theme for 2023: “Rekindling the Passion for Outreach”                                                                                                                                   

  1. 30 Days of Prayer for Muslims (March 22 - April 20, 2023)  

Muslims in the US and around the world will celebrate their month-long Ramadan beginning Wednesday, March 22.  Please remember your Muslim 

Neighbors in prayer. Different Christian organizations are issuing prayer guides

For Muslims.

Please find one for your personal use:

           ·  Sign up for free daily devotional and prayer reminder:

· Order English printed copies and/or PDF version (A):

· Order English printed copies and/or PDF version (B):

· Order Chinese PDF version (traditional or simplified character):

· Order English children’s PDF version:   

  1. 2023 Joint FECA Chinese Spirituality Conference 

               Theme: Guiding Your Heart - The New opportunity for Spiritual Growth in                             Post-pandemic

Speaker: Dr. Jane Peng, Associate Academic Dean of Logos Evangelical Seminary

Date: 4/21 - 4/22 (Friday from 8 pm – 9:40 pm; Saturday from 9:30 am – 12:15 pm)

Language: Mandarin with Cantonese translation

Cost: Free for FECA Members; $20 for non-members

Venue: FEC Arcadia (625 W. Foothill Blvd.  Monrovia, CA 91016)   

Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Register online at or call the FECA office for details (323-727-7077).

  1. FECA Governing Board Meeting 

The FECA Governing Board will meet on 3/21 (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.  Please pray for sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading and divine wisdom in planning and execution.  

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