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Mission Awareness Week

On April 11th, we’re hosting Missionary Steve Kang (Taiwan) to commence a special mission awareness week at Pilgrim and Chara. Join us on Sunday at 10 and 12 as Missionary Steve speaks on “Motivation for Missions” (Matthew 28:19-20)!

Midweek Activities

Tuesday Fellowship: A Study on “Mission in a Changing World”
Wednesday Prayer: A Special Time of Prayer for Taiwan
Friday Podcast: Segment on Mission Fields and Missionaries

Taipei, Taiwan

Steve & Sehee (Kris) Kang are serving in Taipei, Taiwan. They have two daughters, Samantha & Zoe. Their vision is to assist in local church planting movements along with supporting and teaching at seminaries in Taiwan (China Reformed Theological Seminary in Taipei) to train and equip pastors.

Sehee is part of a counseling practice in Taiwan that works with churches, missionaries, ex-pats, and local people. She also serves a larger MTW counseling network as a resource to others throughout Asia.*


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Membership Class

As part of our effort to grow as a ministry, we’ll be beginning to offer membership classes to all who are interested. This four week program will cover essential aspects of becoming a member of Chara Community. Graduating the class would mean you become a vital part of our community for future decisions, so don’t hesitate joining a class today!

Class Outline:
Week 1 – About Our Church
Week 2 – About Our Faith
Week 3 – About Membership
Week 4 – Celebration Dinner

*Our first offering of this class will be held in April, 2021!

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Easter Revival

Join us this Easter onsite and online as we celebrate the risen and living Lord Jesus Christ. This is an open church event for youth and young adults.

Date: April 2-4 @ 7:00 p.m.
Location: 4923 Twinbrook Rd Burke VA 22015
Room: Church Gymnasium
Speaker: Pastor Caleb Lee

Messages: Remember the cross and the empty grave
Session 1: Remember the cross to see His love (Romans 3:21-26)
Session 2: Remember the cross to gain more of Christ (Philippians 3: 7-8)
Session 3: Remember the empty grave and live as a child of God (1 John 3:1-2)

*Masks are required & temperatures will be taken before entry.

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Pastor Caleb is passionate about reaching the next generation of young believers with the gospel. Pastor Caleb grew up in NOVA from the time he was six years old. He is married to Chris and they have 3 energetic children, Brady, Nora and Josephine. Pastor Caleb is a graduate of George Mason University (’02), and Biblical Theological Seminary (’08). In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, play the guitar and watch/play sports.

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Church Re-opening

Due to the recent decline in covid infection numbers here in NOVA. Chara Community is once again opening their doors to the BURKE community. Please join us this week and following as we worship the Lord.

Sundays @ 10 a.m.

We ask that all CDC guidelines are followed. Also please don’t forget your masks! Let continue to be faithful to one another by keeping each other safe and protected!

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Wednesday Prayer

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 33:3

Prayer is the heart of every ministry. Join us in praying together as a community of joyful believers. Expand your prayers and seek the Lord in everything.

Weekly on Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

*Meetings will be held online during the covid pandemic.

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Tuesday Fellowship

The goal of most biblically faithful churches is to create community groups that foster discipleship, prayer, connection, and accountability.

Realigning with our ideal to create a community of joyful believers, starting in March, we’ll be resuming fellowship with one another through zoom meetings. Please join P.James as we explore the book of Hebrews in a new series entitled “Christ in Hebrews”

Weekly on Tuesday Nights @ 8:00 p.m.

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Join us for a time of sharing the gospel on September 27th, 2020. Our adult’s event is held at 10.00 a.m. with special guest speaker Pastor Peter Kim of Virginia Presbyterian Church! Followed by BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY YOUTH:
Our youth event is held at noon with special guest speaker Pastor Shinwoo Chun!
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Location: Youth Room @ Pilgrim Community Church
Date: August 16th, 2020 (5:00 p.m. #SHARP)
*Masks are required. Please sign up for attendance.

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Date: August 14-16 @ 7:00 p.m.
Theme: Waymaker
Passage: Philippians 2:13
“for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”

Speaker: Michael Ku

Former Youth Pastor at Quincy Young Sang Presbyterian Church
Graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

How to attend:
We’re inviting our youth members to attend this event at the church’s main sanctuary, attending members are asked to register and follow the guidelines.

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EM Revival

Date: August 7th – 9th , 2020 (Starting time 7:30 p.m.)
Theme: Connected
Registration Fee: $5 Offering to Church (venmo @ pilgrimcc)
Bible Passage: Hebrews 10:24-25
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Speaker: David Chang
Born to missionary parents to Bangladesh, pastor David spent most of his childhood with the local boys of Dhaka and his many pets (including monkeys and many, many dogs). As he entered 6th grade, he attended Kodaikanal International Boarding School in India due to the lack of proper education in Dhaka. Then in the summer of 1998, pastor David’s family moved from India/Bangladesh to Chicago, IL in order that he and his siblings could prepare for college. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a BS in Psychology, pastor David spent time working at a local psychiatric institution hired as a group therapist at a residential unit serving teenage patients. In 2006, he moved to Washington, DC to attend seminary and earned his Masters in Divinity.  Passionate about serving the youth, pastor David began his ministry in Northern Virginia at First Korean UMC as the youth pastor then joined Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church as the Lead pastor in 2009. In the summer of 2012, pastor David and his family moved to San Diego to serve as the Education/Missions pastor of Abundant Life Community. Then in the summer of 2016, he and his family moved back to NOVA and is humbled to be serving at Open Door Presbyterian Church as the Executive pastor. He is married to his beautiful wife (Hanna) and is a father to two beautiful children (Matthias – 11yrs and Kyla – 9yrs old).

How to attend:
We’re inviting our EM members to attend this event at the church’s main sanctuary, attending members are asked to register and follow the guidelines.

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