Main Street Fellowship is the name for our English Ministry at Chinese
Church in Christ, North Valley.
Why the name Main Street Fellowship?
Our church is located on Main Street next to St. John’s Catholic church
which was started in the 1870s. Main Street was the center and thoroughfare
of every small town in America. This was true for Milpitas as well when it
was incorporated in1954. We purchased our building and took residence at our
current location in 1990. Main Street Fellowship is a group of believers who
follow Jesus at CCIC, and it is our life goal to put the Gospel at the center
of our city and personal lives.
We invite you to join us. We are a Chinese church with three generations
of believers. We have fellowship groups and programs ranging from children
to teens to adults to our elderly.
Contact: Pastor Eugene Chu 408-945-1301 (x6), firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Eugene Chu. I was born and raised in Southern California.
I grew up going to a Chinese church similar to CCIC. I studied at UCSD and
then Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena.
While I attended Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and non-Chinese churches
during my college years, I came back to the Chinese church with a calling to
serve my people, God’s people. We are called to be Christ followers and not
necessarily Chinese, but this is who we are. God created the different ethnos (nations),
and we embrace this part of our identity in Christ. This shapes our theology,
church practice, and way of life.
I am second generation and have kids who are third generation Chinese Americans,
and we are still “Chinese” in the way we live. We grapple and welcome this inseparable
part of being a Christian and American of Chinese descent. My ministry at our Chinese
church accepts this challenge to follow Christ, to be the body of Christ in a culturally
accepting way. Culture matters, and we integrate that into our conversations, teachings
and practice. I hope you will join me as we explore what it means to live for Christ
in our cultural context.