San Francisco has always been a city of immigrants. Many in our Chinese congregation are foreign-born.
Through out the 2000s, there has been a steady wave of new immigrants from mainland China. Many from the GuangDong province settled in San Francisco. Near the end of the decade, CIBC felt a strong calling to serve this new immigrant community.
In the past few years, CIBC held various programs and activities to help the immigrants to know more American culture and customs; to celebrate important Chinese and American holidays with them; and to introduce them to Christianity. New immigrants will continue to be CIBC’s main focus of local ministry.
Some of the programs and activities held were:
- After-school English Class
- New Song (Ukulele Music) Class
- Children Outreach
- Family Outreach
- Summer Program
Below are photos from some of these activities: