“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” — Romans 15:13
With the state of emergency lifting on June 18, IBF has resumed its three worship services: Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, and Friday morning.
The COVID-19 virus and its effects will not be disappearing soon, so it is all the more important that we receive the blessing and encouragement of the Scriptures, as well as encouragement from meeting with fellow brothers and sisters in God’s family.
However, due to the rising number of infections, many of our members have refrained from participating physically in worship services. In view of that, though sermons have been recorded and uploaded onto this website, we will also offer live-streaming of worship services. Starting August 1, 2020, we will live-stream the Sunday morning service through a free app/web service called Zoom.
An Internet connection is required to use Zoom, on either a computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you do not have Internet access, please inform us and we will mail you the weekly sermon by post. If you do have Internet access, we hope you will join us for worship on Sunday mornings through Zoom!
To participate in the live-stream, please download Zoom beforehand on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. See the links below for instructions.
On July 26 (Sunday), we are conducting a test of the live-stream via Zoom. On that day, we will post a link you can use to access our meeting. The link will be posted 15 minutes before the service begins on IBF’s Open Chat LINE group by Konishi-san, who is in charge of the live-stream. Do join us if you can. (Contact us if you wish to be added to the Open Chat LINE group.)
These challenging days are an opportunity for us to recall the goodness of salvation through Jesus Christ and the blessing of worshiping Him. It is also a time for us to be thankful for the joy we can have as members of His body, joined by faith. Though the days ahead are uncertain, wherever we are, let us desire the peace of the Lord and spend time in prayer, Scripture reading, and living as members of the Body of Christ.
IBF Board Members
How to download Zoom
❇️Where to download Zoom:
Choose “Zoom Client for Meetings” for computers.
Choose “Zoom Mobile Apps” for smartphones and tablets (“App Store” for iPhones/iPads; “Google Play” for Android phones).
❇️ How to join a Zoom meeting:
Instructions are available in the link above for various platforms (Please select your platforms): Windows, Android phone, iOS (iPhone/iPad), etc.