Thoughts on Easter

19 03 2008

In only a handful of days the Easter event will be upon us. Easter is the centerpiece of the Christian faith. Interestingly enough, when Paul wrote to what was possibly the most jacked-up church in all of history (the Corinthian church), he said that the cross of Christ was of first importance. That in the death of Christ we have a Savior who died for our sins.

Why is this of first importance…?

Read more at Pastor Dave’s blog here.


Easter Coming

17 03 2008

In God’s providence, we are completing our Everyday Spirituality series this weekend with a final sermon on the discipline of celebration. As most of you know this coming weekend is Easter. The time of year when we celebrate the greatest miracle in all of history; the resurrection of Jesus and we would love for you to join us.

Please note that we will not be having a Good Friday service as this is not a public holiday in Korea and most, if not all people will be working throughout the day or night. Our Sunday service will commence as usual at approximately 2:00pm and usually concludes between 3:30 and 4:00pm. We would love for you to join us.

Women’s Fellowship: Cooking

27 01 2008

This week we will be making cheesecake, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Old Christina’s place.  Post a message if you need directions. If you have access to graham crackers, please let me know. Otherwise we’ll be making the crust with cookies, which don’t work as well. 

Women’s Fellowship: Cooking

12 01 2008

This Thursday will be a bit different: We’ll be meeting earlier, and we’ll be making Pineapple Upside-Down Cake! Come at 8PM. Please try to let me know if you’re coming so I can plan enough ingredients if we need to make two cakes!  If you need directions, call or text me at 010-6870-0185.

Urgent: Re. English Teachers VISA Requirements

1 01 2008

this is for US citizens in the bucheon area…



The Korean Ministry of Justice announced that as of December 15, 2007, foreigners will have to submit medical and criminal background checks when applying for a visa to become a foreign language teacher in South Korea.  The U.S. Embassy cannot provide a background check or fingerprinting service, and we cannot notarize, certify, or verify the authenticity of background checks or diplomas.

As we understand the new requirements, E-2 visa applicants who are U.S. citizens can obtain the necessary criminal background check either by submitting their fingerprints to the FBI or by applying for a local police check where they last resided in the U.S.  Procedures for obtaining criminal background checks in the U.S. are explained on our website at  Local police stations in the Republic of Korea are able to take fingerprints that can be sent to the FBI for a background check.  U.S. Embassies are, unfortunately, prohibited from taking fingerprints for these purposes.

Regrettably, the Korea Immigration Service (KIS) has placed incorrect information on its website concerning services U.S. embassies can and cannot perform.  As of this writing the “New Release: Mandatory Requirements of Criminal Background Check and Health Certificate” on the KIS website contains incorrect information about the length of time it can take to get a criminal records check in the U.S. and also states erroneously that the U.S. Embassy can notarize or certify background checks.  We have asked that the incorrect information be removed from the KIS website and we regret any inconvenience or misunderstanding that has resulted from their explanation of our services.

As we receive updated information on the Korean visa requirements, we will post it on our website.  The U.S. Embassy website will also continue to be the best source of information about the services that we are able to provide under U.S. law and regulation.  If you have further questions, we suggest that you contact the office responsible for the new requirements, the Korea Immigration Service, Border Control Division, at 500-9116, 500-9117, or 500-9118, or consult their website at or the Ministry of Justice website (in Korean only) at

taken from this month’s newsletter from the US Embassy. Thanks to Sarah Wright for forwarding it on.


28 12 2007

for those who were planning on attending the baptism service on sunday,

the time has been changed to 11:30am on the 8th floor of our building.

spread the word…

God bless,

pastor dave

Korean Cultural Trip

3 12 2007

When: Saturday, December 8

Where: National Central Museum, Seoul

What: Museum and FREE Fusion concert 

Meet at the Songnae Station, at the ticket counter, at 2PM. 

We will travel together to the museum and the concert, then enjoy dinner together in Seoul before returning to Bucheon.

Invite a friend!