教会歷史 History

教會簡史 HISTORY (First 35 Years) 赫德遜華語基督教會最初由一群熱心愛主的基督徒於主後一九六八年七月成立於紐約Poughkeepsie。 教會自一九六八年至一九七六年原名赫德遜華人查經班,當時每月有兩個主日於會員家中聚會。 自一九七六年至一九七八年,租用Church of the Nazarene 會址聚會,自一九七八年開始則租用 Vassar Road 浸信會會址聚會。值此一段時間,原先家庭式的查經班逐漸轉型為有組織的教會,因此弟兄姐妹開始尋覓合適地點興建教會建築,作為弟兄姐妹永久聚會之用。一九八七年覓得一塊位於紐約Wappingers Falls 之 All Angels Hill Road面積四畝空地,乃進行購入,並動工興建,於一九九二年七月竣工,教會地址乃定為306 All Angels Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, New York。 自一九七二年至一九八零年,赫德遜華語基督教會經常得到紐約市與新澤西地區牧者的講台供應。一九八零年九月至一九八三年,陸榮弟兄擔任赫德遜華語基督教會首位全時間牧者。吳文秋牧師於一九八七年七月至一九九四年八月在教會全時間事奉,潘乃豐牧師則於一九九六年九月至二零零二年二月在教會事奉。黄锦祥牧師於二零零二年八月至二零零九年十二月在教會事奉。 Mid-Hudson Chinese Christian Church (hereafter referred to as MHCCC) was organized in July 1968, in Poughkeepsie, New York, largely through the efforts, leadership and guidance of a group of dedicated Christians. Initially the MHCCC was known as Mid-Hudson Chinese Bible Study Group and from 1968 until 1976, the group met twice a month in members' homes. From 1976 to 1978, space was rented from the Church of the Nazarene on Vassar Road, and in 1978, space was rented from the Vassar Road Baptist Church. During the period of time, this home-oriented group began to transform into an organized church, and a search was made to locate a site on which to establish a permanent church home for the congregation. In 1987, a parcel of land consisting of 4.0 acres, was purchased on All Angels Hill Road in Wappingers Falls, New York. Church facility at this location was constructed. In July 1992, the church construction was completed and our address is 306 All Angels Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, New York. From 1972 to 1980, the MHCCC regularly invited preachers from New York and New Jersey areas to provide spiritual help for the congregation. In September 1980, the first full-time pastor, Daniel Luh, was appointed and served the church until 1983. Timothy Wu served from July 1987 to 1994 and Rev. David Pan from Sept. 1996 to Feb. 2002. In 1976, the MHCCC legally registered with Federal and New York State governments as the Mid-Hudson Chinese Christian Fellowship. In December 1988, the name was legally changed to Mid-Hudson Chinese Christian Church. We are inter-denominational in nature and was registered in New York as a not-for profit corporation. Pastor Shawn Huang served the church from August 2002 to December 2009.