My dear friends,
the YEC is back to business again and I'd like to inform you of the resolution made. After gathering opinions from attendees and further advices from our pastor we came to the conclusion that the YEC will be scheduled at morning time 9:00-10:00. Like I said before, this will be to get the best of both worlds; 30 minutes later than previous time to give the lazy bones some extra "tolerance" and plenty more to do further discussions or after class interaction. Another point that the pastor mentioned was to invite everyone to stay for mandarin worship since this would be a more well-rounded Sunday school education; and in addition, we share lunch together at the church. So don't just go away after the YEC, stay and see what you get.
By the way, 4/8 is Easter, roughly overlapping our Chinese tomb sweeping day, and according to church tradition, this is gonna be a busy day. Therefore, a series of activities will be bumping into each other. On that day, there will be an early morning (6:00) Sunday service at the cemetery to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ. Back to church at 9:30, a joint worship will be held (that means the Taiwanese and Mandarin worship will be fused as one). In the afternoon, another joint service at the cemetery will take place, this time different churches meet there. To everyone's disappointment, the YEC will have to stop again to make way. There will in total 7 joint worships in a year, so we have one done this time and six more to go. We'll be meeting again on 4/15, after all, we all have to visit the graves of our beloved ones. I hope this adjustment is not bringing you too much inconvenience. I'll see you at the YEC when we come back, stay tuned... May God comfort and soothe you in times of bereavement.