- The mission of the Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) is to mobilize BCEC members to live out their faith by actively sharing the love, justice, and mercy of God as exemplified by Jesus Christ. We provide opportunities to serve, support, and be educated about God’s love for those who are in need, mainly through supporting programs, stewarding the charity fund, and hosting the annual Social Responsibility Conference.
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Highlight of events and ministry opportunities organized by SRC:
Social Responsibility Conference
Theme: “Trafficking Hope”; date: April 6-8, 2018
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Congratulations to Kevin Fong from our Newton English congregation for being the winner! Answers to the quiz will be posted soon.
Community Service Mini-Grant
A mini-grant program has been set up to encourage members of the congregation to use our church buildings (including 120 Shawmut Avenue and Newton campus) to serve our community. To download details and application form, please click here.
Boston Rescue Mission
Serve Sunday dinners at Boston Rescue Mission and connect in conversations with the homeless in the city. Please click here to view a certificate of appreciation presented to our church by Boston Rescue Mission to thank all past volunteers. To volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scheduled dates to serve in 2018:
Jan. 28, Mar. 25, May 27, July 22, Sept. 23, and Nov. 25.
The Local Evangelism Department (LED) and Social Responsibility Ministry (SRM) partner to put together an event to give away donated gently used and cleaned items to our neighbors and get to know them. We have separate event dates for Chinatown and Newton Campuses. Stay tuned for the next time when you can donate your items or help out at the event!
Child Sponsorship via World Vision
BCEC continues to partner with World Vision to support the Minakulu, Uganda Area Development Program through child sponsorship. To sponsor a child, call World Vision at 1-888-511-6443 and request to sponsor a child (you will be asked to provide the Minakulu ADP number: 191891). For more information on the Minakulu ADP, click here.
Grace Community Empowerment (GCE)
(In the Philippines.) BCEC continues to partner with GCE (founded by our BCEC missionary, Sharon Tan Pastre) to minister to the poorest of the poor in Cebu, Philippines. Last December, BCEC members donated over 400 shoeboxes/Ziploc bags filled with items as graduation gifts for children who attend the preschools operated by GCE in the dumpsite and cemetery communities. For more information on GCE ministry, please visit: gceinternational.org. If you would like to further support GCE ministry, please contact email@example.com.
In the past few years, BCEC members have participated in the Boston Hope (formerly called Boston AIDS Africa) events sponsored by World Vision to assemble Caregiver Kits to be delivered to those caring for HIV and AIDS victims in Africa and needs in other parts of the world. To further our support, BCEC members also give to sponsor caregiver kits.
Organizations that BCEC Charity Fund Supports:
ACCESS – www.chinatownaccess.org.
Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices – www.bostonpregnancychoices.org.
Boston Rescue Mission – www.brm.org.
Chinatown Respite Care – www.chinatownrespite.com.
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades – cchc.org.
Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Boston Education Collaborative – egc.org.
Grace Community Empowerment – www.gceinternational.org.
International Justice Mission – www.ijm.org
Route One Ministry – lovedbyrouteone.org
World Vision (ad hoc disaster relief) – www.worldvision.org.
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2016 – Justice 101: Biblical Justice and Race
2015 – Boston Hope at BCEC
2014 – God’s Heart for Children (Speakers: Mako Nagasawa; Philip Siu)
2013 – Season of Service (April-June, service projects throughout Boston/Newton)
2012 – Christian Response to Immigrants (Speakers: Alvin Padilla, GCTS; Pastors Matthew Ding and Jiang-Ming Lin , Church of Grace to Fujianese)
2011 – Our Father’s World (Speakers: Ed Brown, Care of Creation; Ming Zhang, Gordon College)
2010 – The Hole in Our Gospel – (Speaker: Terry Olson, World Vision)
2009 – Spend Yourself – (Speakers: Mako Nagasawa; Bak Fun Wong)
2008 – Who’s Your Neighbor? (Chicago Pui Tak Center)
2007 – AIDS – (World Relief)
For past resources or new topic/speaker suggestions, contact SR Committee: email@example.com
Committee Members (2016-2017):
Pastor Kenneth Kwong, Minister Steve Liu, Pauline Huie, Jay Leung (co-chair), John Wong (co-chair), Ling-Mei Wong