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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Special Offering for Earthquake in Turkiye-Syria
Turkiye and Syria were hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in early February. More than 40,000 people are estimated killed, and millions more displaced. Starting Sunday February 19 through March 12, we will be collecting a special offering that will go to both World Vision and World Relief’s disaster response work. Our goal is to raise $40,000 together as a church family. If giving online, use this giving portal. If giving physically, please write on the giving envelope, “Special Offering for Turkiye-Syria.” We encourage you to pray about giving sacrificially to help save lives and bring relief to those who have lost basic necessities in the Turkiye-Syria earthquake.
Partners in the impacted areas are providing:
search and rescue
health and sanitation
food and water
counseling and rehabilitation support
Highlight of events and ministry opportunities organized by SRC:
Community Service Mini-Grant
A mini-grant program has been set up to encourage members of the congregation to develop new community service projects. To download details and application form, please click here. Previous funded projects are described in BCEC Connections.
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
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 Biblical Counseling – www.bostonbiblicalcounseling.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
Silver Lining Foundation – www.slining.org
Sight for Souls – www.sightforsouls.org
World Vision (ad hoc disaster relief) – www.worldvision.org.
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2021 – Green Grace: Christian Love through Environmental Stewardship (Speakers: Rev. Ben Lowe, Dr. Amos Tai, Dr. Derek Yam)
2018 – Trafficking Hope (Speakers: IJM’s Richard Lee and Jon Good; Rev. John Chiang, Minorities for Christ International)
2016 – Justice 101: Biblical Justice and Race (Speakers: Dr. Mark Harden; Mako Nagasawa; Bak Fun Wong)
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)
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Pastor Kenneth Kwong, Minister Steve Liu (chair), Jay Leung, Stormy Leung, Elysia Moy, Ling-Mei Wong