Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the followers of Jesus Christ. On the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus, the believers received the Holy Spirit and started to witness for Jesus Christ everywhere. Agape Community Church will celebrate this Pentecost in New York City with believers from the Northeast Region by devoting to God’s word and prayer, expecting the greater works of the Holy Spirit. There will be no Sunday service locally on Pentecost Sunday. You are welcome to join us for this celebration or come to visit us next week.
April 24 | 2019
Pentecost, which is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost). As it’s written in Acts 1, there were three main themes in the life of the disciples during these fifty days at that time: the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the kingdom of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. The believers today will also benefit from making these three themes the focus of their meditation. We would like to invite all congregation or even every reader of this post to have a meaningful time to Pentecost.
March 8 | 2019
Why do we celebrate Lent? Lent originally was a training period for baptismal candidates who were required to fast, and then it became a period of self-abasement and repentance for the Catholic church and some traditions. Many people would fast or give up some certain things. However, we understand more than what we do, it should be about what Christ did. And it should be a spiritual period to meditate on the passion of Christ deeply and experience spiritual renewal. The church invited members to participate in this 40-day spiritual journey, using “The Cross of Christ” daily devotional material.
February 7 | 2019
On February 4, Agape Community Church held a Chinese New Year event. Church members, international students and some families from the community came and celebrated it together. It started with a short introduction on Chinese new year and the church event by the minister. After giving thanks to God’s blessings in the past year and this coming year, they had a family meal together. During the event, each person also took a bible verse blessing card of the year. Thanks to God for the blessings to everyone!
December 25 | 2018
At 4 PM on December 24, Agape Community Church held Christmas Eve Service to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. After the service, they had a fellowship dinner together. The church also prepared gifts for kids — toddler’s bible for the little ones and kid’s bible for the older ones. The church members are very thankful for God’s work in the heart of the believers and seekers.
November 23 | 2018
On November 22, Burlington Agape Community Church held the Thanksgiving Celebration and Dinner. Many regular comers and newcomers gathered to sing praises, read the Scripture and share their gratitude. The Thanksgiving celebration event started with a thanksgiving introduction video which emphasizes the true meaning of Thanksgiving is to give thanks to God and have peace with each other. Then they had five worship songs, read four Psalms from the Bible related to giving thanks, and shared their gratitude. During the sharing session, many people testified how God is with them in all kinds of circumstances and challenges and they are so thankful for what God did in their lives. The church members are very thankful that God could use them…
October 20 | 2018
The main theme of Romans is to explain the salvation which is offered through Jesus Christ. You will be able to find answers to many questions concerning Christian faith and receive grace and strength during the Christian walk. You will like the loving atmosphere here. How to find here? Follow the GPS and you will find a large brown building on the right side. You will see the “Agape Community Church” sign on the building and the back entrance. We are on the second floor. Call 802-503-2037 if you have difficulty finding us.
June 8 | 2018
On June 6, Agape Community Church started a new Bible Study series on the Book of Acts. The book of Acts was written by Luke, the only non-Jewish writer of the books in the Bible. And it’s the only book in the Bible recording the early church history right after the Ascension of Jesus Christ. We could see how the Holy Spirit was leading the early church in her growth and challenges, which gives precious lessons to church and Christians today. Welcome to join us for a Bible study at 7 PM on Wednesday.
May 21 | 2018
On May 20, Agape Community Church held the Pentecost service and the members experienced abundant grace from the worship service and prayer time. The minister Pastor John Zhang preached the message from Acts 2:1-21. Why is Pentecost important? At the first Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit came down on the disciples and they were empowered to witness for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the one who starts the Great Commission and will finish it. Therefore, it’s vital for the churches and Christians to walk with the Holy Spirit and work with the Holy Spirit. From that Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured down through Jesus Christ and an era of calling on Jesus Christ to…
March 26 | 2018
On March 25, Burlington Agape Community Church held an early bilingual Easter Service with the message from Luke 24:13-35. Twelve people including five newcomers attended the service and some more families came for the kids’ activity after service.