February 28th, 2020
After School Program (ASP) is a response to the shared vision of the EM congregation: to reach out to the community and establish a multi-ethnic and multi-generational body of Christ. With this vision in mind, EM took a step forward to launch BEYOND After School Club, offering help in the areas of mathematics and language to the school-aged children in our community. Our goal is to set a platform for building a positive relationship with the families in our community and create a welcoming and caring image of MCAC by sharing our physical space and resources.
Starting October 2019, the pilot phase of ASP program ran every Thursday at Church from 4 to 6 pm serving over 20 children with the help of 10 committed volunteers. Praise the Lord, this 10-week pilot phase was completed successfully in December. Among the program participants we served, 50% of them were from the community-at-large and of which some were from other ethnic group in the neighbourhood. Since the pilot phase had been well-received, ASP is set to continue its operation until the end of this school year in June 2020. All in all, we have been very grateful for the Lord’s direction and His provision of volunteers who are passionate in serving the community. It’s our prayer that our church will become a visible lamp shining for God in our community, by sharing His unfailing love and abundant blessings with our neighbours.