December 2

George Lai leads the Gathering in a group discussion about the Ten lepers:Luke 17 : 11-19 (NRSV)On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 

As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.  Keeping their distance, they called out 

saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"  When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and 

show yourselves to the priests." and as they went, they were made clean.  Then one of 

them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He 

prostrated himself at Jesus's feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.  Then Jesus 

asked, "Were not ten made clean?", Then he said to him, "Get up and go on your way; your 

faith has made you well".

Think about these questions:

1. Why did the lepers request that Jesus have mercy on them?

2. Why did Jesus respond by directing them to show themselves to the priests?

3. What is it meant by being cleansed? Did the pries…

November 25

Carol Jensen Joins The Sunday Gathering!
Luke 17:11-19King James Version (KJV)11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

Becky Lessler leads our deep dive into this scripture:…

November 18

The story is about Evan Lessler's journey but it is also about those who love him. 

His parents, Becky and Steve Lessler. 

The Gathering gets a up close with an intimate interview led by Uncle Chris Jensen.

Thank you (Becky, Steve and Evan) for gracing us with your story and please know how much it helps us all to be better; Christians, parents, grandparents, children, friends, brothers and sisters.

November 18, 2018Evan Lessler talks to The Sunday Gathering:

Join us next Sunday for Part 2 with Evan, 10am @ the YMCA


The Sunday Gathering

November 4

Wonderful beginnings with George Lai!

Victor Lee opens with one of James Chuck's favorite songs:
"Rejoice in the Lord Always"
A moment of meditation - mindfulness - silent prayer
About 35 gathered to share their experience with God's Grace
George finishes the day talking about Martin Luther who earned a Masters Degree. He was struck by lightening one day and decided to become a Monk. He later regretted and began to doubt the Catholic Church. Martin Luther said " We are not able to save ourselves from ourselves" - The only person that can save you is God, through grace. So he modeled his life to avoid sin. He felt he owed God by living this way.

Listen to the rest of today's lesson with George:

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October 21

The Protestant Reformation 1517-1648

George spends time discussing The Protestant Reformation. He tells us about the history of the Five Solas and shares Martin Luther's views and historical biblical presence.

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October 14

The Reformation led by George Lai

George opens with a question: What happened October 31, 2017??
It was the 500th year of the Reformation. (1517) Martin Luther nailed his thesis on a church door..
November 1st is recognized to be "ALL SAINTS DAY".
How is the Reformation relevant to us today??
During the reformation there was an upheavals (changes on how people feel about God) and today we are going through upheaval/changes in Chinatown.
For the following weeks George will continue his discussion about The Reformation
He opens with the aftermath.... Next week he will go back and discuss how it began...
Listen to George:

George Lai opens up about the Boys/Girls Camp he started 20 years ago:
George shares his thoughts about FCBC and his 20 year ministry through his Boys and Girls Camp.

October 7

BLESS FCBCHow can we continue our legacy in Chinatown? 

Listen to The Gathering's comments for building community:

5 Minutes with George Lai:

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