Calendar of Events

Jan 8 – M68 Sunday (Joint SS)
Jan 5 – Feb 9 – Spiritual Life Transformation Module 5 (6 Thursdays)
Jan 11-14 – Render (PAACT retreat)
Jan 20-22 – Mandarin Family seminar with CCIUSA (Mrs. Qi Wang)
Feb 4 – Chinese New Year Celebration in Cantonese
Feb 11 – Apr 1 – Alpha Program (Cantonese) for 8 Saturdays, A157
Feb 19 – Servant-leader seminar 1 (Cantonese)
Feb 26 – FBCC 20th Anniversary Celebration (Joint Service) and Launch 2.0

Jan 2-3 (Half Day) – Spiritual Life Formation Retreat with Dr. Choi
Jan 7 – Feb 11 – Spiritual Life Formation Module 3
Feb 13 – Cantonese Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 20 – Apr 19 – Alpha in Jenny’s district
Mar 27 – Easter Sunday and Baptism
Apr 7 – May 26 – Word of Life (The Book of Judges)
Apr 29 – May 9 – Brazil STM
May 15-17 – Cantonese Retreat at Church, Dr. Ekron Chen
June 10-12 – First Special Needs Camp: with 20 students and 8 siblings
July 13-29 – Kidzshine
July 5 – Oct 20 – Brian on Sabbatical
Aug 31 – Children’s Director Mabel Chong resigned
Sept 8 – Oct 27 – Word of Life (The Book of Psalms)
Oct 8-9 – Cantonese Life Transformation Camp
Oct 21-31 – Brazil STM led by Pastor Tak
Oct 23 – Feb 19 – Galatians series: 14 messages in three services
Nov 1 – Feb 21 – Pastor Kenny on Sabbatical
Nov 3 – Dec 15 – Cantonese Spiritual Life Formation Module 4
December – Howard Fong’s reflections on leading a short-term missions team
Dec 11 – Baptisms (Read the 5 baptismal testimonies)
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service: 6 to 7:30pm

Jan 1 – Director Jeannie Lee joined the pastoral team service as the Missions Director. Pastor Tak Poon serves as the Cantonese pastor.
Jan 8 – Mar 22 – Cantonese spiritual formation training
Jan 11 – M68 Sunday
Jan 31 – FB4C Seminar on Menopause
Feb – Youth Sex and Genders Month, Sport for Charity begins
Feb 22 – Zuxing’s 12th anniversary celebration
Feb 21 – Apr 4 – Mandarin Alpha in Andrew’s district
Feb 28 – Mar 2 – RCCF Spring Retreat
March – Medical Mission to Guatemala
Mar 8-9 – Spring Splash: HS.MS
Mar 9-13 – Youth STM to Mexico
Mar 17-24 – Taiwan STM
Mar 22 – AWANA Bible Quiz at FBCC
Apr 3 – Good Friday
Apr 3-5 – Youth Family Retreat
Apr 5 – Woman Ministry Weekend
Apr 5 – East Sunday; Church Picnic; Easter Baptism
Apr 12 – Faith and Word Month 1st Sunday
Apr 18-19 – Faith and Work with Edmond Ho (Cantonese)
Apr 24-26 – Mandarin Life Transformation Camp
Apr 25-26 – Faith and Work with Phil Tanaka (English)
May – BJSTM (MER), STM to Germany, Taiwan, BJ.GZ
May 1-3 – Faith and Work with Jim Lee (Mandarin)
May 17 – 2 to 4 Sunday
May 24-25 – English Coworkers retreat
June – TYCAN STM, India, Belize
June 7 – FBCC 18th anniversary
June 15-17 – VBS at Salvation Army
June 22 – Kidz Shine begins
Aug 9-16 – Camp Challenge
Aug 16 – Baptism
Aug 24-26 – Staff Planning Retreat
Aug 23 – Missionary Sunday
Sept 1-30 – Pastor Dick on Sabbatical Leave
Sept 26 – FB4C Seminar on EQ
Oct 14-16 – Mandarin Gospel Camp
Nov 6-8 – Mandarin MER
Dec 13 – Baptism
Dec 20 – Christmas Sunday
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service
Dec 26-31 – Urbana 15
Dec 29 – Jan 2 – CMC South 2015

Dec 29 – Jan 1 – Winter Getaway
Jan 19-20 – Children Ministry Gospel Training
Jan 24 – Mandarin Evangelistic Meeting
Feb – M68 Sunday
Feb 1 – Cantonese Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 23 – FB4C: “Counseling Training for Youth Leaders”
Feb 22 – Mar 2 – India STM
Mar 23 – Bible Quiz with sister churches
Mar 28-30 – Mandarin Life Transformation camp
Mar 29 – FB4C: “Care-givers for Cancer patients training”
Apr 5 – Woman Ministry Weekend
Apr 20 – Easter Sunday, Church Picnic, Easter Baptism
Apr 19-20 – Family Retreat
Apr 26 – FB4C: “Caring for Mentally Ill Family Members”
Jun 1 – FBCC 17th Anniversary
Jun 2-11 – Germany STM
Jun 16-20 – VBS
Jul 4-6 – Church Retreat
July 21-25 – Children STM local VBS
Aug 2-10 – Camp Challenge
Aug 17 – Baptism
Aug 18-21 – Staff Planning Retreat
Aug 26-29 – Preaching Seminar
Sep 26-28 – FBCC Mission Conference
Oct 11 – Cantonese Evangelistic Meeting
Oct 17-19 – Mandarin Gospel Camp
Oct 25 – FB4C Training
Nov 2-3 – Cantonese Life Transformation Camp
Dec 5-7 – Mandarin MER 1
Dec 21 – Christmas Sunday
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve service
Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Prayer Meeting

Jan 18-19 – 30 hr famine
Jan 22-31 – STM to India
Mar 1-3 – Joint Missions Conference
Mar 11-15 – Youth STM: Dallas
Mar 29 – Good Friday worship
Mar 31 – Easter Sunday, Baptism
Apr – Youth Sex-and-Gender Month
Apr 6 – “Youth and Depression” Seminar
Apr 19-21 – Conversational Evangelism Seminar
May 5 – Children’s Ministry Sunday
Jun 7-9 – Sticky Faith Seminar & Joint Service
Jun 10-14 – VBS
Jun 17 – Kidz-Shine starts
Aug 3-6 – MS Camp Challenge
Aug 6-11 – HS Camp Challenge
Aug 18 – Baptism
Oct 12 – Fall picnic and food fair
Oct 18-19 – Exodus Seminar, English Career Retreat
Dec – Advent Month
Dec 15 – Baptism
Dec 22 – Christmas Sunday Joint Service
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve worship
Dec 27-30 – Winter Getaway
Dec 29 – ENCOUNTER Q&A
Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Joint Prayer Meeting

Jan 1 – 2012 Kick Off Sunday
Jan 1 – Council Staff Potluck (5:30pm), New Year Joint Prayer Meeting (7:30pm)
Jan 8 – Ministry Fair Sunday
Jan 15 – 2012 Mandarin Small Group Ministry Kick Off
Jan 20 – English Ministry: Prayer & Praise with New Heart
Jan 21 – English Ministry: Family Prayer & Worship Lock In with Pastor Ephraim & Amy
Jan 28-29 – Mandarin Small Group Leader Training by Rev. Linmian Chen
Jan 28 – Cantonese Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 24-26 – Missions Conference
Feb 25 – Missions Banquet
Feb 25 – AWANA Game Competition
Feb 28-Mar 10 – India STM
Feb 28-Apr 8 – 40 Days Fast and Pray and 40 days of Prayer Meetings
Mar 12-16 – FBISD Spring break, Student mission trip to New Orleans
Mar 25 – Children Ministry Sunday
Mar 31 – AWANA Grand Prix T-Shirt & Tiles Contest
Apr 6 – Good Friday worship
Apr 8 – Easter Sunday, Baptism
Apr 14 – Women’s Ministry Luncheon
Apr 20-22 – Mandarin Life Transformation Camp
Apr 27 – Parenting Seminar
May 18-20 – MER II
May 21 – HCCMF Luncheon @ FBCC
Jun 4-8 – VBS
Jun 11-Aug 10 – Kidz Chine
Jun 17 – Father’s Day, Child dedication
Jul 9-15 – Scandinavia STM
Jul 29-Aug 1 – MS Camp Challenge
Aug 1-5 – HS Camp Challenge
Aug 19 – Baptism
Aug 27-30 – Rev Seahawk Lun’s Preaching Seminar II
Aug 31-Sep 1 – CCIUSA Teacher Seminar
Sep 1-3 – Family Camp
Sep 1-Oct 20 – Mandarin Alpha program
Sep 2-4 – Cantonese Retreat, MER I
Sep 28-30 – 15th Anniversary and Open House
Sep 30 – Sports for Charity
Sep 30-Oct 3 – CCBA Business Men’s Conference
Oct 13 – New Heart Ministry Worship Conference
Oct 26-28 – Mandarin Evangelistic Meetings
Oct 31 – Fall Festival, English Christian Education Seminar, English Career Zone retreat
Nov 2-4 – CCIUSA Parenting Seminar
Dec 16 – Baptism
Dec 16 – Christmas Joint Service
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service
Dec 23-25 – Winter Getaway
Dec 26-31 – Urbana

Jan 14-15 – Rev. Yuen’s evangelistic movie Houston premier at Sugar Creek
Jan 22-31 – STM trip to Jiali, Taiwan
Feb 5 – Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 27 – Children Ministry Sunday
Feb 27-Mar 27 – Missions Month
Mar 1 – Pastor Kai Yi Chen joined the pastoral team as the children ministry
Mar 11-13 – Mandarin MER I
Mar 13-18 – Spring break; Student mission trip to Port Arthur, TX
Mar 19 – Mission Banquet
Mar 27 – Evangelistic Sunday
Apr 1-30 – 30 Day Pray and Fast
Apr 7-19 – Brazil STM
Apr 17 – Baptism
Apr 22 – Good Friday worship
Apr 22-24 – Cantonese MER I
Apr 24 – Easter Evangelistic Sunday
Apr 29-May 1 – Mandarin New Life Camp
May 7 – Red Cross Training – Operation Shelter
May 8 – Children Dedication (Mother’s Day), Ministry to single parents
May 14 – Meal and car care for single parents
May 15 – Sam Kwan’s ordination service and reception
Jun 5 – Joint Family worship
Jun 5-18 – TYCAN STM
Jun 11-21 – Germany STM
FBCC Summer School 1
Jun 24-25 – Cynthia Lay’s farewell with YM
Jun 27-Jul 1 – VBS
Jun 26 – Farewell Lunch in Gym for Cynthia (12:30pm)
Jun 30-Jul 10 – STM Trip to Jiali, Taiwan
Jul 11-29 – FBCC Summer School II
Jul 31-Aug 7 – Camp Challenge (MS 31-3, HS 3-7)
Sep 1 – Minister Jenny Shan joined the pastoral team serving as the Mandarin ministry director
Sep 2-5 – Mandarin Small Group Leader Retreat (Labor Day weekend)
Oct 3 – 2011 Life Chain
Nov 1 – Director Zaneta Loh joined the pastoral team serving as youth director
Nov 11-13 – Cantonese Life Camp
Nov 20 – Thanksgiving Sunday, Child Dedication
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve worship (Saturday)
Dec 25 – Christmas Sunday – Joint Worship Service
Dec 25 – Baptism
Dec 31 – Church-wide Prayer Meeting
Dec 31-Jan 2 – Mandarin MER I

Jan 1-3 – Mandarin marriage enrichment retreat (MER)
Jan 1 – Ministry Jeremy Chu joined the pastoral team as the youth director
Jan 30 – Mandarin small group rally
Feb 14 – Chinese New Year (Sunday): Chinese New Year celebration
Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day: family dance party
Feb 20 – Cantonese evangelistic meeting
Feb 26-28 – Joint Missions Conference (WHCC)
Mar 5-6 – AWANA Grand Prix
Mar 28 – Joint Service
Mar 28 – Baptism
Apr 2 – Good Friday worship
Apr 4 – Easter Sunday
April – Cantonese New Life Camp
May 9 – Mother’s Day; Children Dedication
Jun 6-20 – TYCAN short-term mission
Jun 14-25 – FBCC Day Camp
Jun 20 – Father’s Day
Jul 3-17 – Jiali Short-term mission
Jul 2-4 – Mandarin Marriage Enrichment Camp
Aug 1-8 – Camp Challenge
Aug 22 – Joint Worship Service
Aug 22 – Baptism
Sep 6 – Labor Day
Sep 25 – Sport for Charity (Raising funds for the new proposed FBCC charity fund)
Oct 22-24 – Mandarin New Life Camp
Oct 31 – Sunday, Fall Harvest
Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Sunday; Baby Dedication
Dec 12 – Baptism
Dec 19 – Christmas Sunday (Joint Worship)
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve worship (Friday)

Apr 10 – Good Friday Outdoor Service at 8pm
May 22-29 – Church Retreat: One Church, One Vision
Jun 1 – Lena Yang joined the team serving as the church administrator
Aug 28-29 – Council Retreat
Oct 2 – Cantonese evangelistic meeting
Oct 3 – Cantonese revival meeting
Oct 4 – Life Chain
Oct 19 – Jessie Wei joined the team serving as part-time church secretary
Oct 24 – Sam and Annie’s wedding
Oct 31 – Fall Harvest (Sunday)
Nov 16-23 – Operation Christmas Child
Nov 22 – Master Plan Sunday
Nov 22 – Budget town hall meeting
Nov 29 – Infant Benediction
Dec 4-6 – Mandarin New Life Camp
Dec 13 – Baptism
Dec 13 – Baptism
Dec 20 – Christmas Sunday (Joint Worship)
Dec 20-22 – Winter Get-away (HS)
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve worship (Thursday)
Dec 26-31 – Urbana 09
Dec 31 – Joint Prayer Meeting

Jan 6-Feb 10 – “Knowing Your Youth” – 6-week workshop
Jan 6, 13, 20 – A preaching series on prayer
Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Prayer Emphasis month: every Wednesday
Feb 1 – Pastor Kenny Kwan joined the pastoral team serving as the Cantonese pastor
Feb 8 – Mandarin Evangelistic Meeting
Feb 9 – Cantonese Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 15-17 – Parent-Teen Retreat
Feb 15-17 – English New Life Camp
Mar 21 – Good Friday Worship
Mar 23 – Easter Sunday: Mandarin-Cantonese Joint Service; ENCOUNTER-FOCUS Joint SErvice
Mar 23 – Baptism
Apr 18-20 – Missions Conference
Apr 26-27 – Cantonese Marriage Enrichment Camp
Jun 1 – Family Joint Worship: Church anniversary celebration
Jul 1 – Pastor Andrew Lo joined the pastoral team serving as the Mandarin minister
Aug 3-10 – Camp Challenge
Aug 17 – Baptism
Aug 29-Sep 1 – Cantonese Retreat
Sep 2-4 – Staff Retreat
Sep 20 – Mandarin Evangelistic Meeting
Sep 27 – Sport for Charity or Unity, Church Picnic
Oct 17-19 – Mandarin New Life Camp
Oct 31 – Fall Harvest Festival
Nov 28-29 – 30-Hour Famine
Dec 14 – Baptism
Dec 21 – Christmas Family Joint Worship
Dec 21-23 – Winter Getaway
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Worship

Jan 26 – Houston Area Joint Mandarin Evangelistic Meeting
Feb 9-11 – Mandarin Revival Meeting
Feb 10 – English Dance to Romance
Feb 17 – Church-wide Chinese New Year Outreach
Feb 23-25 – Mission Conference
Mar 9-11 – Mandarin New Life Camp
Apr 1 – Baptismal Service – 1:30pm
Apr 6 – Good Friday Worship
Apr 8 – Easter Sunday
May 26-28 – Church Retreat
Aug 1 – Mabel Chong joined the pastoral team serving as the Children’s Director
Aug 5-12 – Camp Challenge
Aug 16 – Pastor Dick Lee joined the pastoral team serving as the English Pastor
Aug 19 – Family Worship Sunday; Baptismal Service 1:30pm
Aug 20 – Perspective Class Starts
Sep 23 – Evangelistic Sunday
Oct 3-5 – Staff Retreat
Oct 26-28 – Mandarin Growing Christian Camp
Dec 16 – Baptismal Service – 1:30pm
Dec 20-22 – High School Winter Get-Away
Dec 23 – Christmas Family Worship Sunday
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service
Dec 31 – Pastor Scott Hung retired and moved to California

Jan 15 – Family Ministry Sunday
Jan 16 – Cup Stacking Clinic (FBISD holiday)
Jan 28 – English Small Group Rally at 6-9pm
Jan 28 – Chinese New Year Eve Celebration at China Town
Jan 29 – Cantonese Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb 4 – Basic Teacher’s Training taught by Mei Wong
Feb 4 – AWANA Bible Quiz
Feb 10 – Dance to Romance (English)
Feb 12 – Cantonese Valentine’s Dinner
Mar 3-4 – TEACH 2006
Mar 10-12 – Cantonese Marriage Enrichment Retreat
Mar 11 – Sparks-a-rama competition (Awana Games)
Mar 12-18 – Youth Mission Trip led by Samuel with AIM
Mar 26 – English Volunteers Training Day
Mar 31-Apr 2 – Family Ministry Weekend
Apr 7-8 – Dare to Share
Apr 9 – Baptism
Apr 14 – Good Friday Worship
Apr 16 – Easter Sunday Worship
Apr 22 – CORE youth worker training at Memorial Presbyterian Church
Apr 21-23 – Cantonese discipleship training camp for new believers
May 27-29 – Mandarin New Life Camp
Jun 1-Aug 31 – Summer door-to-door visitation program
Jun 6-16 – Christian Youth in Action Training
Jun 19-25 – Mr. Frank to lead STM team to Orange STM for 1 week
Jul 3-8 – Mexico Missions Trip with Cynthia, AIM
Jul 10-14 – Vacation Bible School / Kids’ Camp
Aug 5-12 – Camp Challenge
Aug 20 – Baptism
Aug 25-27 – Missions Conference
Sep 9 – Mandarin small group training by Rev. Zhow
Sep 16 – Chinese Seniors Retreat at FBCC
Sep 23 – Sport for Charity (Salvation Army)
Oct 20-22 – Cantonese Family Revival Meetings
Oct 31 – Family Fun Night (Tuesday)
Dec 17 – Baptism, Christmas Celebration
Dec 24 – Christmas Worship Sunday
Dec 27-30 – Youth Winter Retreat

Jan 16 – Mandarin Christian Education Sunday
Jan 17 – Cup Stacking Clinic
Jan 21-23 – ZuXing’s district revival meeting (Friday to Sunday)
Jan 23 – English Christian Education Sunday
Jan 23 – English small group rally (Sunday evening)
Feb 13 – Cantonese Chinese New Year Celebration
Mar 4-6 – HS Poverty Simulation (Friday to Sunday)
Mar 4-6 – New Life Camp
Mar 7-10 – CPC at Atlanta, Spring Break
Mar 25 – Good Friday Worship
Mar 27 – Easter Evangelistic Sunday
Apr 2-3 – 30hr Famine Lock-in (Saturday to Sunday)
Apr 15 – Cup Stacking Clinic (FBISD holiday) – an outreach to the community
Apr 30 – English small group rally (Saturday)
May 13-15 – Mandarin revival meetings (Friday to Sunday)
May 30-Jun 3 – Student Life Camp (Replacing Camp Challenge) Monday to Friday
Jun 27-Jul 1 – VBS (June 27-July 1; or July 11 to 15)
Jun 8 – Summer Door to Door Visitations for all three congregations (Pilot Program)
Jun 9 – English Small Group Leaders Training
Jul 11 – Pastor Samuel Kwan joined the pastoral team serving as the youth director
Jul 17-22 – Campus Revolution
Aug 19-21 – Missions Conference
Sep 3-5 – Labor Day: Cantonese Retreat
Sep 3-5 – Labor Day Weekend: English Retreat
Sep 10-Dec 10 – Mandarin Alpha for all Mandarin congregation
Sep 12 – Perspective Class in the Fall: 13 Tuesday nights
Sep 12 – English EE Training
Sep 16 – ZuXing’s District Evangelistic Meeting, Rev. Lin Li
Sep 23 – Cup Stacking Clinic (FBISD holiday) – an outreach to the community
Sep 24 – Sports for Charity
Oct 29 – English small group rally (Saturday)
Oct 31 – Family Fun Night (Monday)
Nov 13 – Cantonese Small Group Sunday
Dec 25 – Christmas Sunday

Jan 23-Feb 3 – Chinese speaking Short Term Mission to Brazil
Jan 25 – Youth Parenting Seminar
Feb 1 – Membership Weekend
Feb 8 – True Love Waits Talk for Youth
Mar 7-8 – TEACH 2003
Mar 8 – AWANA Games
Mar 17-21 – FBISD Spring Break
Mar 16, 23, 30 and Apr 6 – Missions Conference
Apr 8-22 – Short Term Mission to Germany
Apr 11-12 – Dare 2 Share for Youth
Apr 13 – Baptismal Service
Apr 18 – Good Friday Worship
Apr 20 – Easter Sunday Worship: Phase II Dedication
Apr 27 – Five Worship Services Kick Off Day
May 17 – End of School Year Pool Party for youth at Sienna Plantation
May 24-26 – Mandarin-speaking Gospel camp
May 26 – Training for Summer Volunteers
May 29 – FBISD last day of school
Jun 6-13 – CYIA Training
Jun 23-27 – FBCC VBS
Jun 24-Jul 7 – Short Term Mission to Atlanta for High School
Jul 4-6 – Mandarin New Life Transformation Retreat
Jul 15-29 – Youth Short Term Mission to Brazil
Aug 1 – Pastor Tak Poon joined the pastoral team as the Missions Director
Aug 3-10 – Camp Challenge
Aug 24 – Baptismal Service
September – Short Term Mission to Midwestern campuses
Sep 27 – Sports for Charity: Community Caring Fundraiser & Youth Talent Show
Sep 28 – Praise Concert led by New Heart Music Ministries
Oct 31 – Family Festival Night
Nov 1 – Church planning meeting for 2004
Nov 28-30 – Cantonese Retreat
Dec 21 – Christmas Baptismal Worship
Dec 22-24 – Youth Winter Getaway
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Celebration

Jan 1 – Dr. Ephraim Cheng joined New Heart Music Ministries
Jan 24-Feb 3 – Short Term Mission to Brazil
Jan 25 – Youth Parenting Seminar
Feb 8 – True Love Waits Talk for Youth
Mar 7-8 – TEACH 2003
Mar 8 – Church wide Spring Cleaning
Mar 9 – Praise and Worship Sunday led by New Heart Music Ministries
Mar 15 – AWANA Games
Mar 16, 23, 30 – Missions Conference
Apr 6 – Missions Conference
Apr 11-12 – Dare 2 Share for Youth
Apr 13 – Baptismal Service
Apr 18 – Good Friday Worship
Apr 20 – Easter Sunday Worship
Jun 3-13 – CYIA Training
Jun 5 – High School Senior Trip to Kemah
Jun 6 – High School Senior Celebration Night (HS and Parents)
Jun 7 – All Youth Pool Party
Jun 8 – Ephraim’s Ordination Service
Jun 8 – Praise and Worship Sunday led by New Heart Music Ministries
Jun 23-28 – Short Term Mission to Orange, Texas for Youth (grade 7 and up) & Adult
Jun 28-Jul 5 – Short Term Mission to Atlanta for High School
Summer – Short Term Mission to Brazil
Jul 21-25 – Vacation Bible School: 3-2-1 B.I.B.L.E. Academy
Aug 1 – Pastor Zuxing joined the pastoral team serving as the Mandarin minister
Aug 2 – Chinese Baptismal Class (9am – 1pm)
Aug 3 – Baptismal Service (English)
Aug 3-10 – Camp Challenge
Aug 15 – Moved into Phase II, a 40,000 sq. foot facility
Aug 17 – Elder Scott Hung was ordained to pastoral ministry
Aug 24 – Baptismal Service (Chinese)
Aug 24 – Ordination for Elder Scott Hung
Aug 28-Sep 1 – Career Retreat
Aug 30-Sep 1 – Mandarin & Cantonese Retreat
Sep 6 – First two Alpha courses were started in M2D2 and in English
Sep 7 – Phase II Completed. Five Worship Services start
Sep 7 – Started FOCUS, a worship service for youth, ENCOUNTER, a worship service for English speaking adults, and M2, the second Mandarin service
Sep 27 – First Annual Sport for Charity, $20,000 was raised for East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministries
Sep 27 – Sports for Charity: Community Caring Fundraiser & Youth Talent Show
Oct 18 – International Food Fair
Oct 25 – English Congregation Dinner
Oct 31 – Family Festival Night
Nov 1 – Mandarin Alpha Weekend; Church planning meeting for 2004
Nov 28-30 – Cantonese Retreat
Nov 30 – Thanksgiving Sunday (Infant Benediction)
Dec 6 – Mandarin Baptismal Class (9am – 1pm)
Dec 14 – Praise and Worship Sunday led by New Heart Music Ministries
Dec 21 – Christmas Baptismal Worship
Dec 22-24 – Youth Winter Getaway
Dec 23-24 – Christmas Evangelistic Celebration (8:00 – 9:45pm)

Jan 1-Feb 9 – 40 days fast & pray for the church
Jan 6 – English Small Group Training (first Sunday 1:30-3:30pm each month except Summer)
Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 – Mustard Seed Training (Monday night): Theology
Jan 13-26 – Taiwan Short-term Mission: 1st team
Feb – Sister Grace Hsiau was called to be a youth director
Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 – Mustard Seed Training (Monday night): Theology
Feb 22-23 – 30 Hour Famine (Youth lock-in), Parenting Seminar by Daphne Kirk
Feb 24 – Congregation Vote on name-change proposal
Mar 8-9 – TEACH 2002
Mar 11-15 – Mind Games Apologetics Conference – Youth
Mar 29 – Good Friday Worship
Mar 30 – Easter Baptismal Worship (9AM – Mandarin; 11AM – English), AstroWorld Christian Youth Day
Mar 31 – Easter Sunday Worship (2 sessions), Baptismal Service, No Chinese School
Apr 24-27 – Taiwan Short-term Mission: 2nd team
Apr 26-28 – Mission Conference
May 7 – TOL Teachers Appreciation Dinner
May 31 – Cantonese small group leaders rally, Kuangnan District Rally
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 – Summer Family Enrichment Program Session I (Saturday, 3-6pm)
Jun 1 – Kathy Cheng joined the team serving as the church secretary
Jun 2 – 5th Anniversary Worship (9AM – Mandarin; 11AM – English), Church-wide Picnic (1PM)
Jun 2-15 – Local short-term Mission (Scott Hung’s District)
Jun 14-15 – Cantonese Marriage Enrichment Camp
Jul 3-6 – Small Group Leaders Retreat
Jul 6-12 – Short Term Mission to Mexico
Jul 13, 20, 27 and Aug 10 – Summer Family Enrichment Program Session II (Saturday, 3-6pm)
Jul 14-27 – Taiwan Short-term Mission: 3rd team
Jul 15-Aug 2 – Home-based VBS
Aug 3 – Children Community Carnival
Aug 4 – Children’s Worship Sunday
Aug 4-7 – Middle School Camp Challenge
Aug 7-10 – High School Camp Challenge
Aug 18 – English Baptismal Service
Aug 23-24 – Parents’ Seminar
Aug 30 – Kuangnan District Rally
Aug 30-Sep 1 – English Family Life Retreat
Sep 27 – Youth Talent Show
Oct 13-26 – Taiwan Short-term Mission: 4th team
Oct 26 – Bike-for-Literacy, English Congregational Potluck Dinner
Oct 31 – Family Fun Night
Nov – The church was grown to 90 small groups
Nov 2 – Church planning meeting for 2003
Nov 14-18 – Youth Specialties Convention
Nov 22-24 – Cantonese Marriage Enrichment Retreat
Nov 23 – Evangelistic Youth Rally
Nov 24 – Children’s Choir in all service
Nov 29 – Cantonese small group leaders rally; Kuangnan District Rally
Dec 8 – Training Workshop (children); Birthday Party for Jesus
Dec 13-14 – Christmas Youth Musical Performance
Dec 23 – Christmas Baptismal Worship (9AM – Mandarin; 11AM – English)
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Music Worship (8:00 – 9:45pm)
Dec 26-27 – Youth Winter Getaway

Jan – Elder Kuang Nan Chen was ordained to pastoral ministry
Jan 27 – Pastor Kuang-Nan Chen’s ordination service
Feb – Sister Grace Hsiau began a one-year youth internship
Mar 10-19 – Small Group Training: Rev. Amy Chu
Mar 16-18 – Small Group Leader Retreat: Rev. Amy Chu
Apr 15 – Phase II Ground Breaking Ceremony
May 8 – Tree of Life Christian Academy Teacher Appreciation Banquet
July – Brother John Lin was called to be a youth director
Aug 26 – General Contractor Signing ceremony
Sept – Brother Frank Tan was called to be a children’s minister
Oct 27 – Bike for Literacy: 18 mile bike ride

Jan 1 – Autonomy from Houston Chinese Church. Pastor Brian became the senior pastor of FBCC
Jan 21-24 – Small Group Ministry Seminars and Training by Rev. Ben Wong
Feb – Elder Scott Hung joined the pastoral team first as a volunteer ministry and then became full-time Mandarin minister on June 1
Mar – Begin three-year plan to transition FBCC from a program-based church to a small-group-based church

Mar 3-5 – Mandarin Evangelistic Meeting Zhang Bor-Li

May 15-17 – Leadership Team attended Small Groups Conference at Willow Creek Community Church

Jul 2-4 – Retreat for Church Leader: Rev. Ben Wong
Aug 27 – Taiwan Puli Short Term Mission team member reunion with Rev. Tu from Tai Chung

Sep – Brother Steve Kun was installed as the Cantonese minister. Youth transitioned into small groups. The number of small group grew to 77.
Sep 1 – New Cantonese Ministry: Steve Kun
Oct 17-20 – Staff Planning Retreat

Nov – Congregation approved the phase II $3,000,000 budget. Later on, the scope of the project was enlarged to 40,000 sq. ft. to include a youth center and a senior center. Budget was increased eventually to $3,450,500.
Dec 10-11 – Christmas Pageant

Dec 19 – Christmas Sunday
Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve Millennium worship

Jan – Church library grand opening


Jan 1 – Reagan Tam joined the team serving as the Manager
Jan 1 – Virginia Kwan joined the team serving as Accounting
Jan 31 – Evangelistic Sunday: Rev. David Chan
Feb 7 – Small Group Sunday
Mar 7 – Adult Sunday School Sunday
Mar 13 – Spring Festival
Mar 20 – Special Seminar: College Prep Day
Apr 2 – Good Friday worship
Apr 4 – Sunrise service at 7am, Joint Easter Sunday Service, Church Picnic
Apr 9-10 – Student Life Ministry Conference (youth)
Mar 29-31 – Cantonese Retreat, Joint Mandarin Young Adult Retreat
Jul 25-28 – Middle School Discovery Camp
Jul 28-31 – High School Discovery Camp
Aug 13-15 – Missions Conference
Aug 22 – Youth Sunday
Aug 27-29 – Chinese Evangelistic Meetings: Rev. John Yeh
Sep-Oct – Family Series and Seminar
Sep 1 – Started third worship service in Cantonese
Sep 3-15 – Rev. Ben Wong’s first visit to FBCC. Mentoring seminar and Outward looking
Sep 18-19 – Ya-Tong Dinner Theatre
Sep 21 – Taiwan Earthquake. Pastor Brian led a team to Puli on September 31

Oct 1999 – Puli Mission

Sep 30 – Family Harvest Night
Oct – Sent first short-term mission team to Puli, Taiwan, after the 9/21 earthquake

Oct – First Bike for Literacy to raise funds for Fort Bend Literacy Council. We did it for several years. Later, in 2003, this event was expanded and renamed to become an annual fundraiser for charitable organizations in Fort Bend.

Oct 16 – First Bike-a-thon

Nov 13 – Sugar Land Fire Department presentation

Nov 27 – FBCC leadership Conference and Strategy Meeting
Nov 15 – FBCC sent Kuang-Nan and Carol to Puli, Taiwan for 6 months to help the earthquake relief work. Six short term mission teams were sent to Puli. Scott Hung joined FBCC team.

Dec 10-11 – Christmas Pageant
Dec 24 – Candlelight Worship at HCC

Jan – Feb – Apologetic Series
Jan 5-23 (Mondays) – Chinese Teacher Certification: New Testimony Survey at Sugar Land Bible Church
Jan 4-22 (Sundays) – English Teacher Certification: Teaching Method at Williams Trace
Jan 25 – Evangelistic Sunday
Jan 31 – Chinese New Year Dinner 6 to 9pm at Williams Trace
Feb 14 – Love Banquet
Feb 23 – Evangelistic Sunday
Mar – Apr – Series on David: Williams Trace
Mar 13-14 – Leaders Retreat with South Main at Heartland
Apr 10 (Friday) – Good Friday Service at South Main
Apr 12 (Sunday) – Easter Service at South Main
May 4-Jul 29 (Mondays) – Chinese Teacher Certification: Theology Survey at Sugar Land Bible
Jun 1 – Our lease with Williams Trace Baptist Church expired. We relocated our worship services to Lexington Creek Elementary School.

Jul 1 – Dr. Ephraim Cheng became our full-time music minister
Jul 26-29 – Middle School Discovery Camp
Jul 29-Aug 2 – High School Discovery Camp
Aug 15 – Elder Kuang-Nan Chen was installed as Chinese minister
Aug 16 – Chinese Pastor: Elder Kuang-Nan Chen Installation Service
Sep 4 – AWANA Opening Day
Sep 24 – Move-in Bulding 1

Phase I paving the parking lot (Feb 1998)

Sep 25-27 – Revival Meeting: Speaker Moses Chow
Sep 25-Oct 4 – Grand Opening Celebration

Sep 27 – Moved into the new facility at Highway 6
Oct 3 – Dedication Service 2-4pm, Open House 4-8pm
Oct 4 – First Baptism
Oct 11 – Family Seminar: How to talk to your teen about sex? 1:45-3:15pm
Oct 16-18 – English Retreat
Oct 25 – Family Seminar: How to communicate with your spouse? 1:45-3:15pm
Oct 25 – Library Book Fair
Oct 31 – Family Harvest Night
Nov 14 – Children Carn

Jun 1 – 290 adults and 74 youth from HCC were commissioned to Fort Bend to plant a church
Jun 1 – Commissioning Service at HCC South Main
Jun 8 – 452 adults and youth, 102 children attended the first worship service using Williams Trace Baptist Church
Jun 8 – First Worship service at Williams Trace Baptist Church
Jun 16-20 – Vacation Bible School with Williams Trace Baptist Church
Jun 28 – New comers dinner 6 to 9 p.m. at Kai Choi’s Home
Jul 11-13 – Stephen Tong Evangelistic Crusade at First Baptist
Aug 16 – New comers dinner 6 to 9 p.m. at Kai Choi’s Home
Aug 22 (Friday) – AWANA starts
Aug 24 – Chinese School Fall semester begins at Williams Trace
Sep 6 – Ground Breaking 9:00am at FBCC

Sep 8-Nov 3 (Mondays) – Teacher Certification: O.T. Survey; Teaching Method at Sugar Land Bible Church
Sep – Oct – Family Series and Seminars
Oct 18 – New comers dinner 6 to 9 p.m. at Kai Choi’s Home
Oct 31 (Friday) – Family Harvest Carnival at Williams Trace
Nov 2 (Sunday) – Joint Worship Service with Williams Trace Baptist Church at Clement High
Dec 24 (Wednesday) – Christmas Eve Worship with South Main.

Mar – God gave the Fort Bend Church Planting the vision of mustard seed from Matthew 13:31-32. In April, “Vision, Strategy and Plants for Fort Bend Church Planting” was published.
Mar – Pastor Brian was signed by the mother church (HCC) to be the lead pastor for Sugar Land Church Planting
Apr – The start-up team was formed
Sep 8 – Installation service for Rev. Ed Lee to be the English Pastor and to help with the Fort Bend church plant
Dec – Church council passed the Phase I building budget of $2,915,000

Sept 16 – HCC church council appointed Rev. Brian Lam to spearhead the Fort Bend church planting project. October 10, Start-up Team met for the first time
Dec 12 – A 39 acre piece of land on Highway 6 at Knights Court (formerly Flat Bank Road) was purchased for the Fort Bend church plant for $286,305.

Nov 26 – Seventy-some church and fellowship leaders of Houston Chinese Church met for a strategy meeting to map out the future of the church. One of the major decisions of the meeting was to look for a piece of land in Sugar Land for church planting purpose