August 9, 2020

 

“God is Unchanging”

 

Ps. Andrew Bywaters

 

Acts 14:11-15; James 1:17; Hebrews 13:8


Our mission is to proclaim hope and share grace for life transformation in Christ in our:

Communion with God,

Community as the Church, and

Commission into the World.


WELCOME!

NEWS & EVENTS

ECFA ACCREDITATION

Praise God for W reaching this milestone! As of July 31, 2020, WHCC received accreditation from the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA), a nationally recognized accreditation body that holds Christ-centered churches and ministries to a high standard of financial integrity. This recognition demonstrates our commitment to integrity and transparency in our finances as we steward the gifts the Lord provides through our givers. For more information on the significance of this accreditation, please visit www.whcchome.org/en/give.

W APP TECHNICAL ISSUE

Our tech team is aware that the announcements link on the app is not weekly updating on certain devices. We have notified TouchPoint and the problem is being looked into. We hope it will be resolved soon. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

TEXT PRAYER LINE

During this challenging time, our church desires to continue providing care and spiritual encouragement for our church family. Text your prayer requests to 281-426-0095 and someone from the Meta Prayer Team will reply via text. All texts are confidential.

BLESS THE CITY

Current project: Neighborhood Prayer Walks
As we continue to take tangible steps to bless our neighborhoods, we will be focusing the next few weeks on prayer-walking! Take a walk once a week with your family and pray for the needs of your neighbors and neighborhood! For more information, visit: https://www.whcchome.org/en/blessthecity.

CHURCHWIDE WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING TIME CHANGE

As we continue gathering online every Wednesday evening to pray for our city, country, and world, our start time will be 8PM, beginning on Wednesday, AUG 5. Please make note of this change. Pray with us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545343989.

K-5TH ZOOM SUNDAY SCHOOL

Parents, if your child[ren] missed Sunday School, they can learn at their own pace by visiting https://www.whcchome.org/en/whats-in-the-bible to access our Summer curriculum (“What’s In the Bible”) resources, including course materials and videos. Please contact us at [email protected] with questions.

GIVING TO WHCC
We are so thankful for those of you who continue to support WHCC through your online gifts! Your generosity is what allows us to continue our ministries online and through creative means during this COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not done so, would you prayerfully consider giving to W? You can give online by visiting www.whcchome.org/en/give or text GIVE to 832-847-7311. If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or call 713-935-9422 x112 and one of our treasury volunteers can help walk you through it. Again, thank you for your generosity during this time. God bless you!
A PRESENT TO OUR WKIDS
Our WKIDS teachers have collaborated on a video with a special message for our precious little ones. To find and unwrap the present, please visit our WKIDS’ webpage or visit: https://youtu.be/_XRTClUWiEg. Parents, please help us deliver this present to your children. You don’t want them to miss it!
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL | EVERY SUN, JUN 14 - AUG 30 | 9:30AM - 11AM | ZOOM
Classes have begun! We are offering three exciting classes for our students to grow in their faith this summer: Hall of Faith, From Story to Scripture, and Together in His hands.  For more details and registration, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/summerSS20
TELEPHONE SUNDAY SERMON & DEVOTIONAL

If you don’t have access to the Internet and prefer to listen to the Mandarin and/or Cantonese Sunday Sermon and Devotional, there are two telephone numbers you can call for access. Please share this telephone number with family and friends who need this service. For Mandarin, dial 281-729-9926. For Cantonese, dial 281-729-9971.

STEPHEN MINISTRY SERVICES
If any of our brothers and sisters need to be cared for, our ministry caretakers are here to assist. Please email [email protected], and one of our caretakers will contact you.
GET FIT WITH JUNE MURPHY | FRIDAYS | 5:30PM - 6:15PM | ZOOM

We are so grateful to Sis. June Murphy for how she has been serving W with her weekly fitness class. Please note that the start time has changed to 5:30PM. If you are feeling sluggish and miss getting together with friends from Meta, get your yoga mat and come workout online with our very own June Murphy! All ages are welcome. June will lead us through exercise routines, giving us opportunities to work out, get fit, and hang out together online!

Click here to join: https://zoom.us/j/96125890453. See you there!

HAMMERLY CHINESE SCHOOL

The school’s 2020-21 academic year begins on AUG 29. Classes will be virtual. Students six years and older are welcome to enroll. Please email [email protected] for registration and more information.

THE CROSSROADS GUIDE FOR EMPLOYMENT

This non-profit platform is a collaboration with Houston-area Chinese churches used for sharing information on employment opportunities. We encourage businesses, as well as people with direct employment opportunities, to post job openings at www.crossroadsguide.org. We appreciate everyone’s help in networking together to support those who are job-searching.


PRAYER

CHURCHWIDE PRAYER MEETING l THIS WED, 8PM - 9PM l ZOOM

The coronavirus pandemic happening in our city, country, and world has been a bewildering time of trial. As Christ-followers, we have a sacred responsibility to intercede and pray. Our sessions will be recorded so individuals, families, and small groups can join as schedules permit. The Lord Jesus taught us to watch unto prayer, lest we fall into temptation. We urge every member of the W family to pray. Pray with us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545343989 from 8PM – 9PM on the first Wednesdays of each month, and 8PM – 8:30PM for the remaining Wednesdays of each month.


WKIDS

JOIN US IN TRANSFORMING GENERATIONS AT W!

K-5TH ZOOM SUNDAY SCHOOL. Parents, if your child[ren] missed Sunday School, they can learn at their own pace by visiting https://www.whcchome.org/en/whats-in-the-bible to access our Summer curriculum (“What’s In the Bible”) resources, including course materials and videos. Please contact us at [email protected]


WYOUTH

Our mission is to love God, His church, and the world because He first loved us.

Website: Check us out at https://www.whcchome.org/en/ministries/youth
Text opt-in: Message “whccyouth” to 81010. Standard text messaging rates apply.
E-mail opt-in: Contact [email protected] to receive announcements
Instagram: Follow us at @whccyouthministry

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL | EVERY SUN, JUN 14 – AUG 30 | 9:30AM – 11AM | ZOOM
We are offering three exciting classes for our students to grow in their faith this summer. For more details, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/summerSS20

SERVING WITH YOUTH MINISTRY
Are you interested in learning more about how you can be involved in serving middle/high school students in youth ministry? Contact Youth Minister Kai at [email protected] for more details.


ZOOM with WYOUTH!!

Opt into the Remind Group for updates, announcements, meeting times and links by texting “whccyouth” to 81010

Re : Connect – Wednesdays @ 4PM
Join us for a casual, spontaneous time to check in and catch up
with community. Anything’s fair game!

Unscripted – Fridays @ 7:30PM
Got a burning question? Come and discuss student-submitted
questions about life, the bible, and other topics.

Game Nights – Fridays @ 7:30PM
Every other Friday, alternating with Unscripted.

WITY Basics Seminar – Sundays @ 2PM
Interested in worship? Basics is a seminar to explore the origins
of famous hymns and respond to God with songs of our own.


SMALL GROUPS

Our mission is to connect people for spiritual friendships to occur, accountability to take place, and discipleship to deepen.

PLEASE NOTE: During this time we are meeting online via Zoom Video Communications. Please contact your SG leader(s) for further instructions.

Get connected by contacting [email protected] or go to https://bit.ly/33TTQqf to find a group.


PATHWAYS SUNDAY SCHOOL

"STEWARDSHIP: MANAGING OUR FINANCES GOD'S WAY" | EVERY SUN, JUN 14TH - AUG 30TH | 9:30AM - 10:45AM | ZOOM

We are focusing on the spiritual discipline of Christian stewardship, faithfully managing the money and possessions God has entrusted to us. Former Elder Eugene Leong is teaching. You can register at this link to participate in any or all of the 12 classes, and you will receive the Zoom link. Email [email protected] with any questions.


LEGACY

AUG 12 | 3PM - 4:30PM | ZOOM

Our mission is to actively engage seniors holistically into intentional Christian living for meaningful, fulfilling kingdom purposes.

All of our activities are taking place online. We are gathering on ZOOM once a month. Our next meeting is WED, AUG 12. We will have Min. Michael Hsu speaking on, “Repentance Changes My Life Story.”

Babyboomers, please join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86349937634. Please contact Bro. Felix Pan [[email protected]] for more details.

Learn more about us https://www.whcchome.org/en/ministries/legacy


GIVING UPDATE

Last Week’s Offering*
$48,746

 

YTD Offering*
$1,058,689
JUNE 2020 Offering†
$169,820
JUNE 2020 Expenses†
$167,885
JAN-JUN Revenue
$1,080,803
JAN-JUN Expenses
$1,108,901

*Updated as of last week; YTD Offering as of 8/2/2020 – World Vision COVID-19 Giving is excluded as it is not part of ongoing operations
†Previous month’s numbers are released on the 3rd/4th week of the month. They are preliminary and subject to change.