Coming Up: Our Next Outreach to China

Streets of QianmenA few years ago, 10 members of our congregation traveled to China as guests of the China Christian Council and came to appreciate more fully the brother and sisterhood of truly global church family. This year we have an opportunity to join the Presbyterian Outreach Foundation in a return to China, and I welcome you to join me in new discovery of the universal love of Christ.

We begin in Hong Kong where I will preach at Union Church on Sunday, October 26. Next comes a visit to the National Seminary, the Amity Press, and St. Paul’s Church in Nanjing, and then an in-depth exchange with the Jing Si Lou Church in Jinan (Shandong Province). We will next fly to Taipei where we will visit the National Museum and on Sunday, November 2, worship with Taiwanese members of our congregation.

For more information contact me, John or Mary Rutgers, Dick or Ann Darling, or Kurt Papenhause for their reflections on our last visit.

Xi Xi Ni (Thank You)!

~Pastor Paul Watermulder

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Summer Jobs – In China!

Streets of QianmenA China mission group Pastor Paul works with is offering summer internships for college and post college-aged friends of BurlPres which involves working alongside a “Master Teacher.”

This opportunity is ideal for any who would like to get a taste of foreign mission work and have some impact with Christ’s love to Chinese students.

Contact Pastor Paul this week if you might be interested!

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Global Missions! Sunday, September 1, at 11:15 a.m.

BurlPres MissionsJoin pastors and BurlPres members after worship for a brief reception in the Fireside Room to hear and learn about the most dynamic Presbyterian missions our denomination is leading in China and beyond. 

Dr. Jeff Ritchie, veteran missionary to Korea, will show how Presbyterians from churches like ours are making an incredible difference for Christ in missions around the world. This fleeting moment of insight and goodwill is open only to the first 75 people to attend—you’ll be glad you (and your children) make it a date!