NEW YEAR, NEW RESOLUTION – Let’s read the Bible together
Nquas hu rua peb cov tswvcuab nyeem phoo Vaajlugkub Tshab kuas taag rua lub xyoo 2023 nuav. Nyeem lawvle cov nub hab tej tshooj kws teev rua huv dlaim ntawv.
Translation: It’s a New Year so let’s read the Bible together. Attached is a Bible reading guide. Let’s challenge ourselves this year to read the entirety of the New Testament as outlined in the reading guide.
IMPORTANT! Membership Renewal (Txheeb Npe Tswvcuab) Ongoing Lub rooj Txwjlaug xaav tshaajtawm rua tsevneeg huv pawgntseeg Grace Hmong Alliance Church paub tas peb yuav muaj txheeb hab khu npe tswvcuab rua xyoo 2023 nuav. Sijhawm yuav txheeb npe tswvcuab yuav pib lub 1 hlis moog txug rua 3 hlis 2023. Txhua yim tswvcuab ib yig yuavtsum tau ib dlaim ntawv sau npe tswvcuab. Txhua yim kws tseem yuav ua tswvcuab rua pawgntseeg yuav tau xaa dlaim ntawv tswvcuab rov tuaj; thaus xaa tuaj, yuav tau sau npe teem sijhawm lawv le khoom xaa tuaj rua lub rooj Txwjlaug le peb tseem yuav npaaj ntxiv. Le maam qha kuas ntxawg rua suavdlawg ntxiv moog. Yog tsi meej los nug cov txwjlaug ntxiv.
Translation: On behalf of the elder board, we would like to announce to all Grace family that, we’ll have membership renewal in 2023. Actual membership renewal will begin in January 2023 and conclude at the end of March 2023. Each family will have to acknowledge the receipt of the membership renewal form. Those who are still interested to continue to be Grace’s members should complete and return the membership renewal form back; upon returning the membership renewal form, each family will have to sign up for a time slot to meet with Elders regarding their renewal. Additional details will be given as the time approaches. If there are any questions, please see any of the Elders for clarification.
VOLUNTARY VACCINATION POLICY BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 16th, 2021
Grace Hmong Alliance Church is implementing a voluntary vaccination policy effective Monday, August 16th, 2021 regarding the COVID‐19 vaccination(s) for staff, ministry leaders and members. In accordance with GHAC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace and place of worship that is free of known hazards, we strongly encourage staff members, ministry leaders and members to receive this vaccination to minimize the risk of infectious disease in our church. In making this decision, the GHAC Governance Authority reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health officials.
GHAC will not be held liable should you or someone in your family become infected with COVID‐19 while attending or being around someone who attended GHAC. GHAC will not be held liable for any infection or outbreak of COVID‐19 that may have taken place on church property.
Employees, ministry leaders and members who choose not to be voluntarily vaccinated are highly encouraged to wear a face covering at all times while inside the church building. Visit http://vaccines.gov to find a location that is offering the COVID‐19 vaccine in your area or call 800‐232‐0233.
Should you have any questions regarding this new policy, please contact Rev. John Yang.
Nyob zoo, Grace Hmong Alliance Church Family! We have more good news to report. As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to subside, the GHAC Governance Authority has approved further reopening measures. Please read the entirety of this announcement to know the latest.
Effective Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, registration and check-in for Sunday Service attendance will no longer be required. Both online and in-person registration is now closed—just come to church like normal. The Sunday bulletin with the day’s schedule and announcements will be generated digitally and posted on the GHAC Facebook page and in the GHAC Congregation WhatsApp Messaging group. Only a limited number of printed copies will be made available at church on Sunday mornings—find one in the front lobby, if needed. Sunday announcements for the bulletin should be communicated or e-mailed to Fong Yang at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at 12PM or else it will not be included on that Sunday.
Effective Sunday, June 6th, 2021, all ministries, including Sunday School for the Disciplemaking Ministry, Alliance Men, Alliance Women, Seniors and the Youth will resume. The Cross Connection Café will reopen, as well. All of these ministries will need to follow their respective rooms’ capacity limits (see below) to allow for proper social distancing. Overflow rooms for Sunday Service will be made available.
|Upper Level Rooms||Capacity Limit|
|Cross Connection Café||21|
|Upper Level Classrooms||7|
|Lower Level Rooms||Capacity Limit|
Mask-wearing is still mandatory inside GHAC through June 16th. However, in alignment with the expiration of the City of Wauwatosa’s mask mandate, masks or facial coverings will no longer be required effective Thursday, June 17th, 2021, but you’re welcome to continue wearing one. As the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends, continue wearing a mask if you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine. If you’re feeling sick, stay home.
While in-person service has been going well since March with an average of 150 attendees each Sunday, we will continue to have the GHAC Livestream available on our YouTube Channel. Get GHAC text alerts by texting “GHAC” to short code 55469. Also, we recommend joining the GHAC WhatsApp group.
In other news, our sister church, New Life Hmong Alliance Church, has sold their church building. Upon New Life’s request, the GHAC Governance Authority has voted to allow their congregation to use the Alliance Men room for their Sunday Service from 2PM-5PM each Sunday until they find a new building. We ask that ministry leaders do their best to accommodate New Life each Sunday afternoon.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at church in God’s timing. May He continue to keep us safe!
Nyob zoo, Grace Hmong Alliance Church Family! We continue to pray for you and your family’s health and stability in this new year. While the COVID-19 pandemic still has a persistent presence throughout Milwaukee County, the GHAC Governance Authority has approved reopening church in several capacities. Please read the entirety of this announcement to understand what is and is not allowed. Good news—we do plan to re-open church starting next Sunday, March 7th, 2021! Please bear in mind, we are still a higher-risk location for COVID-19 transmission, so many precautions will be in place. For those who cannot or do not want to attend in-person yet, we will still have the GHAC Livestream available on our YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/GHACYouTube.
To attend GHAC church service in-person, you can either register online at http://tinyurl.com/GHACSundaySignUp or you may register when you walk into church on Sunday by filling out a brief form. Starting Monday at 9AM each week, Cross Connection will post the registration link on the church website, https://ghalliance.org, and on the GHAC public Facebook page. The registration link will also be sent out through our GHAC mass text service (text “GHAC” to 55469 to receive texts from GHAC-NEW!) and via our private GHAC Congregation WhatsApp group (join here). One person from each household can register their entire household. All we need to know is how many people from your household will be attending that day. Everyone including Pastors, Pastors’ wives, Elders, Elders’ wives, Media team, Worship team, Health Ministry members and all members and guests must be registered by someone in their household so we can maintain an accurate count of who is in the building each Sunday for contract tracing purposes.
All ages are allowed to attend in-person service. In-person attendees must wear a mask at all times. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. Also, no hugging or handshakes at this time. Everyone who attends will be asked to get their temperature taken with a touchless thermometer when they walk Families may sit together in a row but must be spaced out properly from other families and attendees. Capacity in the church sanctuary will be limited to 150 people. Overflow rooms with Sunday service streaming on YouTube will be opened, as needed, starting with the Alliance Men room and then the Youth and Alliance Women rooms. Capacities on those rooms are still to be determined.
Sunday’s schedule will still ONLY be church service—no Sunday School, childcare, Cross Connection Café or other ministries will be in operation before or after service. The men’s and women’s bathrooms and other frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned/wiped down several times throughout Sunday service. Of course, please stay home if you are not feeling well or if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Outside of Sunday mornings, all ministries’ leadership committees only are now allowed to meet in-person at church for planning and prayer purposes. Please contact our Bookkeeper, Vaaj Fong Yang, or a Pastor to reserve your room and time—all meetings must be scheduled in advance. You must maintain social distancing, wear masks at all times during these meetings and clean up after yourselves, including removing trash, sanitizing tables and door handles. No ministry gatherings, events or eating food will be allowed, as of now. Care Groups are now allowed to meet at church but cannot bring food to eat. Of course, they may also continue to meet virtually if they so choose.
Regarding the GHAC Youth, we are allowing CrossWalk on Wednesday nights to occur. GHAC Security will be on-site and social distancing and mask-wearing must be followed at all times. Please contact Xf. Ntxoov Fwj Vaj for more information and guidelines. Youth from different households must sit six feet apart at all times with no hugging or shaking hands.
Regarding cleaning of the church, as of now, we no longer have a janitor as Xeev Ntxawg Yaaj has resigned. Therefore, for the first several weeks, the GHAC Pastors, GA members and their wives will take turns to clean the church on Saturdays and Sundays. After that time period, if we still have not hired a janitor, we will ask other ministries, Care Groups and members to take on that responsibility. As always, we encourage you to tithe and donate using the “Tithe/Give Online” button on our website, https://ghalliance.org. We also still encourage our ministries to use Google Meet or Zoom. If you need assistance doing this, please ask your fellow church members.
Also, please post your prayer needs here: http://facebook.com/groups/GHACPrayerNeeds. You can let a Pastor or Elder know if you need any food or supplies during this time by calling or texting Kx. Yauhaas at 262-895-5512, Kx. Nkaajlev at 414-514-5671 or Xf. Ntxoov Fwj at 262-212-6504. We have masks, bags of rice, toilet paper, water and other essential food and household products available.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more virtual fellowship, Bible study and prayer opportunities from our various ministries. The GA recognizes the need to expand our church’s ability to reach and engage members outside of our physical walls both during the pandemic and afterwards.
We will continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Milwaukee and will adjust our reopening protocols accordingly. Let us continue to pray for each other and the entire world as we draw closer to the end of the pandemic—God is in control and may He continue to watch over us all. God Bless!
Come and Join us for a weekend of fun, games, praise & worship as we fellowship with one another. There will be potluck for Saturday evening so members are encourage to bring along something to share. Other meals will be on your own. We’ll not have Sunday Service at Church, but at camp 10-12PM.
N1385 County Hwy E
Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981
+1 (715) 258-5707
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Grace Hmong Alliance Church-Alliance Men Room
This year’s 2017 SALT conference registration has begun. Sign up today.
$330 (Deadline – March 31st, 2017)
EARLY REGISTRATION PAYMENT PLAN OPTION:
$165 – first 1/2 Due upon submitting registration (Deadline – March 31st, 2017)
$165 – final 1/2 (Deadline – April 30th, 2017)
$350 (Deadline – May 31st, 2017)
Visit https://www.hkmyouth.org/ for more information.
Lub limtam 3/19/2017 yog lub limtam kws pawgntseeg npaaj rua kev nquahu txhawb kev xaa Moo Zoo. Thov suavdlawg npaaj tuaj koob nub ntawd kuas tau.