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City Partnerships Orientation For all interested, November 13, 7-9PM @ HIF Center

City Partnership (CP) is the charity ministry of Hanoi International Fellowship (HIF) and aims to connect our resources with opportunities to serve and give. The three main objectives of CP are to:  Inspire people to love Hanoi;  Invest in our volunteers and beneficiaries;  Innovate creative solutions to meet needs.

This Wednesday night there will be an orientation for all those interested in volunteering, partnering, or just learning more about outreach in Hanoi city. The CP team will present the vision behind this ministry and practical ways of how you can be involved. We are excited to (re)launch this ministry and are looking for people from both the Westlake and MyDinh congregations to become team members. There are many opportunities to love Hanoi. Let us make it happen in partnership with NGOs, churches, organizations and people like you!

10 NOVEMBER 2013

Westlake, 10am Speaker: Pastor Jacob Worship leader: Jeaneth Announcements: Thomas

MyDinh, 10:30am Speaker: Pastor Nelson Worship leader: Nancy Announcements: Jimmy

Finance November Offering MTD:

International Christmas Charity Concert December 9, 7-9PM @ Au Co Theater, Dong Da District It has been our long-time dream to organize a Christmas event to which you could easily invite your expatriate friends. Although we are still waiting official permission, we are going ahead with plans for our first International Christmas Charity Concert. This will be held in one of Hanoi’s top theaters with a capacity for 725 people.

We will have mix of quality musical performances from classical to modern, from solos to a choir, from African to Korean. Please book this event in your calendar and allert your friends. Please also pray with us that the permission will be granted this week so that tickets can be sold starting next week.

Multi-Cultural Teamwork Workshop By Pastor Jacob, November 16, 2-4:30PM @ HIF Center Have you ever wondered why there is so much misunderstanding when working together with people from other cultures on the same team? Learn more about where these difference come from and how to leverage the strengths of diversity. Multicultural teams are either highly effective or highly ineffective. The difference is how well you manage the strengths of diversity and minimize the problems. Learn more about how teams are shaped and developed, how to apply cross-cultural concepts from leading researchers, and what leadership characteristics are ideal for leading diverse teams. Pastor Jacob has an MA in


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Pastor Jacob Pastor Nelson Pastor Jinggoy Eldership Team Office & admin (Marian) Media & IT (Tomi) KidzQuest WL KidzQuest MD AfterShock Youth Host Team CityPartnerships Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on multinational organizations. Register: Cost: 100,000 vnd Deadline: 13 Nov. 12pm

Colossians 2:6 – 15 Bible Study Questions 1. Paul warned in this passage against false teaching. Can you identify the kinds of false ideas or false teachings that might appeal to Christians or to non- Christians you know? 2. From this passage, what would you share with someone who prays to Jesus but says he/she also feels he/she should pray to Mary, or saints or ancestors?


3. How should we interact with those who believe and teach what is false according to II Timothy 2:23 – 26? What principles for disagreements are found in this passage? 4. How does Colossians describe the situation of everyone before we come to faith in Jesus Christ? Colossians 1:13, 21; 2:13 Why does the Bible use such drastic terms? 5. Discuss the importance of baptism and what it symbolizes. See Col. 2:12 and Romans 6:1 – 4. What is meant by being “baptized into his death” and “buried with him in baptism”? What does it imply for how we should live after we are baptized? 6. Talk about what it should mean practically to live daily “in Christ”. Colossians 2:6

PRAYER Join us for pre-service prayer every Sunday, 30 minutes before the start of service at both service locations. You can also get prayer request cards at the information table and, after filling it out, drop it in the offering bag or hand it to an usher. Prayer requests can also be emailed to

Those who would like to help set-up HIF’s table can email: Ba Dinh Fellowship - NEW! There will be a fellowship dinner on Saturday, November 23 at 6pm for those living in the Ba Dinh area. The address is: Apartment 1709, Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh. Please let Hazel (0902219815) or Pushpa (01693101098) know if you can come. Bring something to share if you are able.


Nov. 16, Saturday from 7:00am-9:00am at the Sunset Westlake Hanoi. This meeting will be held from hereon every 3rd Sunday of the month. Please contact Jim Owen (01265163826) for WL; and Vince (01887321633) for MD.

WHEN: Nov. 30, Saturday, 8am-5:00pm WHERE: HIF Center, Detech Tower, So 8, Ton That Tuyet, COST: 300.000vnd (inclusive of lunch & materials) TRAINERS: Dennis Linda McAuliffe, with Giao Gailey



 Sound Technician (training will be provided) for both locations Set-up & tear down team at Westlake Video projection and Powerpoint operator


Nov. 24, HIWC Bazaar. We’re close to the date of the bazaar and we need volunteers for our table. Please sign-up to volunteer at the information table after the service . The bazaar will be from 9:00am-3:30pm. Booth/table set-up for participating organizations is scheduled on the 23rd, Saturday at the UNIS grounds from 3pm-6pm.

Looking for Christian expats in Hải Phòng. Let us know, email Collection of clothes and blanket donations is until the last Sunday of November only. You can bring them at both worship locations on Sundays or during weekdays at the HIF Office during office hours (9am-5pm, Tues –Fri).

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