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Re-speaking Conference on The Will of God, 10am, Saturdays (4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9)

Dear saints:

Recently eight very rich and timely messages on The Will of God were released in the Spring 2020 ITERO training.  The brothers in coordination in Northern California feel that this would be an excellent time for a rich, re-speaking of this word for all the saints to hear (via Zoom) while the speaking is still fresh.

 For the North central valley churches, we will have four Saturday sessions starting on April 18 (then April 25, May 2, and May 9).  Each Saturday session will include two short re-speakings of the messages followed by brief times of mutual fellowship and prayer in small break out groups.  We will start at 10:00am and end shortly after noon. The proposed schedule is as follows: 

10:00 – 10:10Opening Prayer
10:10 – 10:35First message
10:35 – 11:00Break out groups
11:00 – 11:15Break 
11:15 – 11:20Prayer
11:20 – 11:45Second Message
11:45 – 12:10Break out groups
12:10 – 12:15Closing announcements

 We invite you to join these meetings and extend this invitation to others that they may benefit from this rich word.

 Meeting Time: 10:00 AM Saturday, April 18, 2020 (Then 4/25, 5/2, and 5/9)

 To join the Zoom meeting by computer:


Note:  The Zoom ID may change in May.  Please watch for updated information.


Meeting ID: 890 6769 4245

By Phone: 

669-900-9128  Followed by 89067694245#

May the Lord bless this re-speaking and bring us fully into a living that matches His great and lofty will!

In Him,

The brothers in coordination in the North Central Valley

Online Meeting Update

March 20, 2020

Dear saints:

In keeping with Governor Newsom’s March 19, 2020 executive order that all individuals in California stay in their homes in order to protect the public health and disrupt the spread of COVID-19, we are arranging numerous on-line meetings so that you may safely meet with one another in order to remember the Lord, enjoy Him as grace, and fellowship over His living Word this coming Lord’s day morning. 

Eight brothers have agreed to host on-line meetings for you to join with either your computer or your phone. Please call or text any one of these brothers to learn the meeting start time as well as the meeting code to access with your computer, or the phone number to access with your phone. The names of the brothers, the areas of their groups, and their cell phone numbers are as follows:

  1. Nat Kong (Carmichael) – 916.769.2225
  2. David Chen (Central) – 510.284.7306
  3. Martin Ochoa (Spanish-speaking) – 831.214.5130
  4. Chris Chang (Natomas) – 916.469.5596
  5. Fountain Lee (North 1&2; South) – 916.708.0918
  6. Hugh Pforsich (Fair Oaks) – 916.216.0082
  7. Joseph Wang (Mtg Hall area) – 916.842.7012
  8. Filip Popovici (Folsom) – 916.698.4444

The Lord is eagerly desirous to gather us together in small groups to warm our hearts, supply us with life, and build us together for His testimony (Matt. 23:37).  If you need any help, call one of the brothers for further explanation and fellowship. 

The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you,

Nat Kong, Sam Kong, Joseph Wang, and Hugh Pforsich for the church in Sacramento

COVID-19 Church Meeting Update

Dear saints meeting in the church in Sacramento

This week, in response to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) published guidelines concerning group gatherings. In accord with these guidelines, the church in Sacramento will make the following temporary modifications to our meeting schedule for the balance of the month of March starting immediately:

(1) There will be no corporate Lord’s Day meetings, including children’s meetings, on 3/15, 3/22, and 3/29 in the meeting hall. The Lord’s Day meetings will be held in small groups; each small group can decide whether to hold its meeting by videoconference, phone or in person.
(2) Prayer meetings on 3/17, 3/24, and 3/31 will be held as usual in the groups. Again, each group can decide how it will conduct its meeting.
(3) All the small group meetings can decide for themselves how they want to continue to meet.

The CDPH guidelines can be found at document library/Gathering_Guidance_03.11.20.pdf.

We anticipate that more guidance will come out from the prayer and fellowship of the leading brothers in the church. We will do our best to keep the saints informed. Please check for updates on the church’s website –

Standing firmly in the Lord,
The responsible brothers in the church in Sacramento

Alpha House in Snow

[2020 Spring] Central Valley YP Conference

Conference Materials

Conference Meeting ID and Links

Five Weeks of “Finding Grace”

Update: 4/23/2020

Change of Conference Schedule for Saturday, 4/25:

We have changed our Conference schedule so that some high school juniors and seniors may be able to join the college conference in the evening. Please find the new schedule below:
Saturday, 4/25
9:00-10:30am Msg #3 for YP sisters
10:30-12:00pm Msg #3 for YP brothers
1:00-2:30pm Msg #4 for YP sisters
2:30-4:00pm Msg #4 for YP brothers
4:00-5:00pm Overflow Time for ALL YP
7:00pm Recreation Time for ALL YP (optional)

Update: 4/15/2020

Online Conference Rules and Regulations
Attached is the Online Conference Rules and Regulations. We ask that parents read through it with your YP before this Saturday to ensure that YP can fully participate in the Conference and gain the most benefit without distraction. Please pay extra attention to points 1 through 5.
Conference Schedule Change for Lord’s Day to Friday (4/19-4/24)
There are daily verse and ministry reading for 6 days from Lord’s Day (4/19) to Friday (4/24). YP with designated serving ones will meet twice during the week. The designated serving ones on this Saturday will work out a time with YP for their 2 gatherings. The other 4 days parents (and/or saints in your locality) should have a family time their YP together to enjoy the daily portion (Acts 16:31; Prov. 22:6). An example schedule may look like this:
4/19 (LD) Family Time
4/20 (Mon) Group Meeting with Serving ones
4/21 (Tue) Family Time
4/22 (Wed) Group Meeting with YP in the same locality/region and with local saints
4/23 (Thur) Family Time
4/24 (Fri) Group Meeting with Serving ones

Please note that these gatherings are a crucial part of the YP Conference and should not be skipped.  Our burden is that YP with their whole family can go on and pursue the Lord together. 

All the materials will be available on the website by Friday (4/17). Please visit 

If you have any questions, please contact the designated brothers in your locality/region. Thank you!

Davis/Chico – Norman Lee/Barry Chang
Elk Grove/Stockton/Modesto – Robert Liu/Eric Matsumoto/Samuel Ho
Folsom – Andy Chu/Filip Popovici
Fresno Area – James Lorenzo/David Shaw
Reno – Bob Lewis/Kevin Yum
Roseville/Auburn – Cheng-chuan Lai/Roman Pechenyuk/Srini Teki
Sacramento – Andrew Keys/James Temple/Gera Alvarez

Update: 4/13/2020 

Conference Schedule

Saturday, 4/18
9:00-10:30am Msg #1 for YP sisters
10:30-12:00pm Msg #1 for YP brothers
1:00-2:30pm Msg #2 for YP sisters
2:30-4:00pm Msg #2 for YP brothers
4:00-5:00pm Recreation Time
7:00-9:00pm Special Fellowship on college for ALL YP


Lord’s Day – Friday (4/19-4/24) (See the 4/15 update)
The Daily 30-Minute Small Group meetings online from Lord’s Day (4/19) through Friday (4/24) are part of the YP Conference. These group meetings are most likely taking place in the evenings depending on the serving ones’ availability.

Goal: To get to know one another in the small groups. Sing, pray, praise, and review Conference messages. More details to follow.
Saturday, 4/25
9:00-10:30am Msg #3 for YP sisters
10:30-12:00pm Msg #3 for YP brothers
1:00-2:30pm Msg #4 for YP sisters
2:30-4:00pm Msg #4 for YP brothers
7:00-9:00pm Overflow Time for ALL YP


  • Date: 4/18 & 4/25 (Two Saturdays)
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Designated Locality Responsible Serving Ones
    • Davis – Norman Lee/Barry Chang
    • Elk Grove – Robert Liu/Eric Matsumoto
    • Folsom – Andy Chu/Filip Popovici
    • Fresno Area – James Lorenzo/David Shaw
    • Reno – Bob Lewis/Kevin Yum
    • Roseville/Auburn – Cheng-chuan Lai/Roman Pechenyuk/Srini Teki
    • Sacramento – Andrew Keys/James Temple
    • Stockton/Modesto – Samuel Ho
  • Registration & Payment
  • $10 for early registration before or on 4/5 
  • $20 for registration after 4/5
  • Please submit the payment to the designated serving one(s) in your locality/area with a memo “2020 Spring YP Conference”
  • No registration accepted after 4/12 
  • No refund for cancellation after 4/12
  • “And as they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came; and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast. And the door was shut.” Matthew 25:10
  • We encourage every young person currently attending the 7th to 12th grade to register for this conference.  Please fellowship with the designated responsible serving ones listed nearest to your locality for any exception.
  • For those who are burdened to serve during the conference, please also sign up by Lord’s Day, 4/12





A New Beginning: Change in Meeting Schedule

Hello dear saints,

Praise the Lord for His fresh leading among the churches. As most of us know, the Lord’s Day morning schedule will change as of tomorrow, 9/8/19. The schedule will now be as follows:

9:30AM – Prophesying Meeting
10:15AM – Lord’s Table Meeting
11:00AM – Meeting for friends and seekers
This meeting will begin with a snack time, continue with singing and a short word, and end with small group “huddles”. We will try to end promptly at 12PM, and we encourage the saints to have lunch together and invite any newer attendees.

May the Lord bless us richly!

The Responsible Brothers

Sisters’ Conference 2019

Sign up here:

Dear saints,

We would like to encourage all the sisters in Northern California to participate in a sisters’ conference with Brother Minoru at the following date, time, and location:
Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
Location: Meeting Hall of the Church in Berkeley, 2430 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Lunch will be provided at the end of the conference at around 1 PM. Note that there are no facilities available for onsite childcare. Childcare must be arranged personally or in your home locality.

The sisters who plan to attend should register for the conference using the Google Form below. We ask the sisters to submit their registration by Lord’s Day, August 11.

May the Lord release a timely word through our brother to all the sisters in Northern California for His present and up-to-date move.

The brothers in coordination

Labor Day Conference 2019 – Hotel Signup Link

Here is the hotel link, don’t wait:

  • Dates: August 30 – September 1 (from Friday 7:30 pm to Lord’s Day 12:00 pm).
  • Location/Hotel: Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport at 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010.
  • Room rate: $114.00 per night. There can be up to 4 persons per room depending on the room type.
  • Parking: $5.00/day with in/out privileges.
  • You can make your hotel reservations at the following website or 800 number (we prefer that you use the website):
    • Link to the hotel website: Nor-Cal Churches Blending Conference
    • Call Central Reservations at 1-800-233-1234 and state the hotel as the “Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport” in Burlingame and refer to the “2019 Northern California Churches Blending Conference” room block. Confirm the $114 per night room rate. Be sure to request your confirmation number.
  • The hotel reservations deadline is Lord’s Day, August 8. We strongly encourage that the saints make their reservations as soon as possible.
  • Material: Five messages were selected (#2-5, #12) from the rich speaking of the Crystallization-Study of Numbers, which will be prepared by 5 geographical regions in NorCal. San Jose is assigned to GROUP 5 (San Jose, Cupertino, Fresno, Pleasanton) to share on Lord’s day morning. Please get into message #12 ahead of time so you can prepare a 1 min. sharing to speak.

2019 Central Valley Summer School of the Truth

Praise the Lord for the 2019 Summer School of Truth!  

This year’s SST will be held during July 25 to August 3. While one group is in Sacramento at the meeting hall, the other will be at Alpha House, and then on July 29, we will switch the location of the groups.  This will shorten the period of service and at the same time, provide many new opportunities to serve and blend together.

Please read over this post carefully, and then click on the registration link at the bottom.

DATES: Brothers and Sisters – July 25 – Aug 3  (2 locations, simultaneously)


  • $200  per child  (see registration and payment deadline below)
  • If your locality has a designated serving one (see below) please make checks payable to the church in your locality and give to designated serving one in your locality.
  • If your locality doesn’t have a designated serving one, please make check payable to The Church in Sacramento and mail to :
    • 2041 Wyda Way, Sacramento CA 95825     ATTN: SST (2019), Student Name, Locality
  • All checks should be designated “SST (2019)”
  • $50 donation for each full-time serving one


  • Registered by June 2 deadline – $200 (on-time registration)
  • Registered after June 2 and by June 30 –  $250 (late registration)
  • All payments are due no later than June 30.
  • Cancellation and refund policy:
    • Full refund for those who cancel by June 30.
    • There will be a $50 fee for any cancellations between July 1 and July 14.
    • No refunds for cancellations after July 14
  • If there are any questions or financial issues, please fellowship with the serving ones in your locality.
  • Serving ones: Please register by June 2.
  • Mandatory training for all serving ones: (To be announced soon)

PAYMENT: Submit payment to the designated serving one (see below) in your locality by June 2.


  • Davis – Norman Lee/Barry Chang
  • Elk Grove – Robert Liu/Eric Matsumoto
  • Folsom – Andy Chu/Filip Popovici
  • Fresno Area – James Lorenzo/David Shaw
  • Reno – Bob Lewis/Kevin Yum
  • Roseville/Auburn – Cheng-chuan Lai/Roman Pechenyuk/Srini Teki
  • Sacramento – Justin Lim/Andrew Keys
  • Stockton/Modesto – Samuel Ho







Summer Training 2019 Registration

Dear saints,

Registration for the summer training is now available. Forms will be supplied at the upcoming Lord’s Tables meetings. The registration is due no later than 4/28/2019.

The dates for the live training are 7/1/2019 to 7/6/2019. Video training will be 7/2/2019 to 7/10/2019.

Please try and come to hear the release of the Lord’s current speaking! Grace be with you all.