Harmony in Diversity: A Mosaics Christmas Celebration

Harmony in Diversity: A Mosaics Christmas Celebration

Celebrate the holiday season with us at the Mosaics Christmas Dinner Fellowship! You’re warmly invited to an evening of cultural festivities and joyful merriment at “Intercultural Mosaics” on Saturday, December 16th, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will be held on the 2nd floor of the Phoenix Hall at Davis Community Church.

Event Schedule:

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Intercultural Language Classes
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Christmas Dinner Fellowship
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Carole & Karaoke Singing
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: White Elephant Gift Exchange Game

Kindly bring a gift valued between $20 and $25 for the White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Feel free to extend the invitation to your friends and family, and if possible, bring along some side dishes or desserts.

Come and join us for an evening filled with diverse experiences, delectable cuisine, and festive enjoyment! Your presence will add to the rich tapestry of our intercultural celebration.

We’re excited to share the holiday spirit with you and create wonderful memories together. See you there!

For more information, please contact Stephen at 916-217-5470 or catalyst@nextg.org. Thank you! 

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2023 Year-End Fundraiser to Support Intercultural Mosaics

2023 Year-End Fundraiser to Support Mosaics!

It’s a season of giving and we would like to invite you to our annual fundraiser.

We’re raising money for Intercultural Mosaics (via our sponsoring church and a partner, Davis Community Church) and your contribution will make a big impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps to impact community and. Thank you so much for your financial support!

FaceBook fundraiser site: https://www.facebook.com/donate/669225611705258

To donate to our online donation site directly, please click following “Give Now” button or scan QR Code to give your love-offerings instantly.

To contribute by mail, simply write a tax-deductible love-offering check payable to “Davis Community Church,” with “Intercultural Mosaics” noted on the check. Mail your donation to Brett Kersten, Minister of Finance, Davis Community Church (c/o Intercultural Mosaics), 412 C Street, Davis, CA 95616.

Your generosity, expressed in any amount, is deeply appreciated. For more details about our ministry, visit our website at www.nextg.org or reach out to Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470.

Thank you for being a crucial part of our journey. Your support, both financial and through prayer, means the world to us! #mosaics

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Mosaics Schedule for 2023 Winter through 2024 Spring

Here is the updated schedule for Intercultural Mosaics 2023-2024, effective from December 2, 2023, to April 27, 2024:

Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Fridays: Join us at https://zoom.us/j/589676463

• 3 pm: Beginning Korean with Stephen

• 4 pm: Advanced Korean with Stephen

• 5 pm: Intermediate Conversational Chinese with Allie & Sam

• 6 pm: Intermediate Conversational Japanese with Mutsumi & Norio

• 7 pm: Beginning Chinese with Yuhan

• 8 pm: Beginning Vietnamese with Katrina

Zoom Meetings every Saturday: Join us at https://zoom.us/j/589676463 

• 2 pm: German Language & Culture with Honna (2nd & 4th Saturday Only)

• 3 pm: Intermediate Korean with Stephen

• 4 pm: Beginning Spanish with Viviana

• 5 pm: Beginning French with Seth

• 6 pm: English Learners Group with Linda & Chad

• 7 pm: Bible Study & Meditation Group with Stephen

Join us for In-Person Gatherings from December 2023 through April 2024 on the following dates:

Dec. 16 (Sat): 4 pm to 8 pm (Christmas Fellowship)

Jan. 20 (Sat): 2 pm to 8 pm (Weiqi/Go, Spanish, French, Dinner & English)

Feb. 10 (Sat, Lunar New Year): 4 pm to 8 pm (Spanish, French, Dinner & English)

Feb. 17 (Sat): 2 pm to 8 pm (Weiqi/Go, Spanish, French, Dinner & English)

March 9 (Sat, Indian Cultural Event – tentative at Fellowship Hall) – No classes

March 16 (Sat): 2 pm to 8 pm (Weiqi/Go, Spanish, French, Dinner & English)

April 20 (Sat, Spring BBQ at the Picnic Area) – No classes


  • Beginning in January 2024, Mosaics will launch monthly Weiqi/Go classes with fellowship, providing an exciting opportunity to explore the ancient abstract strategy board game of Asia together.
  • Weekly in-person gatherings will resume from May 2024, with the last Saturday Zoom classes scheduled for April 27, 2024. Friday Zoom classes will continue uninterrupted.
  • Please note that there will be no gatherings on Dec. 23 (Christmas), Dec. 30, 2023 (New Year), March 30, 2024 (Easter), as well as May 24-25 (Memorial Day).

    For more information, visit our website at www.nextg.org or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470 (cell) or email catalyst@nextg.org. Thank you!

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    A Decade of Gratitude: Thanksgiving & 10th Anniversary Gala

    Join us for a memorable gathering in celebration of Thanksgiving Day and our incredible 10th Anniversary!

    Event Details:

    • Date and Time: Saturday, November 18, 2023, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    • Venue: 2nd Floor, Phoenix Hall, Davis Community Church

    • Multicultural Language Classes: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    • Thanksgiving Dinner Banquet: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    • Watercolor Art Contest: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    • Tribute to Educators and Leaders: 6:45 pm – 7:00 pm

    • Exciting Raffle Drawings: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    • Enchanting Thanksgiving Melodies: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    For more information about this special event, please contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. We eagerly anticipate celebrating with you! Thank you!

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    Diversity, Hospitality and Revitalization

    Key Definitions of Diversity, Hospitality and Revitalization


    Diversity is a complex and multifaceted concept, extending well beyond considerations of race and ethnicity. It weaves together the intricate fabric of human identity, encompassing various facets such as gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and the unique experiences and perspectives of individuals. The recognition of diversity in all its dimensions serves as a fundamental pillar for the creation of inclusive and equitable environments, where every individual’s distinct background and contributions are not just acknowledged but cherished. Embracing this comprehensive understanding of diversity allows us to adopt a holistic approach to promoting equality and nurturing a sense of belonging for all, irrespective of their differences.

    As we find in Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Additionally, Ephesians 4:2-3 encourages us to “be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” In this spirit, we wholeheartedly embrace the diversity that enriches our community and strive towards a more unified and harmonious future.


    Hospitality, a lasting virtue, is deeply rooted in the principles of love and kindness, mirroring the wisdom of biblical teachings that emphasize the welcoming and caring nature inherent in humanity. This practice extends a warm and open-hearted welcome to strangers and celebrates the rich diversity of backgrounds and life circumstances, closely aligned with the foundational values of Christianity. Beyond mere courtesies, hospitality embodies a broader ethos that fosters an inclusive and compassionate environment, reflecting the profound love and acceptance advocated in biblical narratives.

    Hebrews 13:2, beautifully underscores the significance of this practice: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that, some have entertained angels without knowing it.” The scope of this practice extends beyond mere provision of physical sustenance; it encompasses offering shelter, forging meaningful friendships, and extending unwavering acceptance. Rooted in universal values of love and kindness, hospitality resonates with the profound commitment to serving others with selflessness and empathy, as exemplified by the timeless wisdom found in sacred texts. This virtue is a shared value across diverse cultures and faith traditions, symbolizing an expression of compassion, inclusivity, and the fundamental human aspiration to build meaningful connections through warm and open-hearted interactions. Hospitality stands as a perpetual invitation for all to partake in an atmosphere defined by kindness, empathy, and love that transcends boundaries and faithfully reflects the spiritual principles upheld in scriptures.


    Revitalization is a transformative process that allows declining churches to rediscover their purpose and relevance within an ever-evolving society. It reflects an acknowledgment of the need for change and an embrace of innovative strategies to reconnect with communities and fulfill their spiritual missions. In this process, churches look beyond their traditional methods to adapt to shifting paradigms, recognizing the evolving spiritual needs and preferences of their congregations. Open dialogues with community members, active listening, and the genuine solicitation of input become essential, reflecting a commitment to engaging with the aspirations and concerns of the broader society.

    The biblical wisdom of 1 Corinthians 9:22 resonates strongly with the revitalization journey: “To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” This scripture underscores the essence of adaptability and transformation, emphasizing the need to meet people where they are and engage in diverse ways to fulfill a greater spiritual purpose. Revitalization often involves embracing technology to transcend geographical limitations and engage individuals who may not be able to physically attend services, thus exemplifying the idea of becoming all things to all people.

    Furthermore, the revitalization process encourages churches to explore diverse and inclusive elements within their worship experiences, drawing inspiration from the Bible’s teachings. By incorporating various music styles, embracing multi-lingual or multicultural aspects, and fostering interactive and participatory formats, churches not only rejuvenate their spiritual practices but also resonate more deeply with a changing demographic. This reinvigoration and reconnection with communities is integral to the broader mission of revitalization.

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    The Harvest BBQ & Intercultural Festival in Davis

    The Harvest BBQ & Intercultural Festival in Davis! 🌟

    Join us for an extraordinary celebration aimed at spreading joy and nurturing unity within our community. This special event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the North Central California Presbytery (NCCP) and the expert coordination of Intercultural Mosaics and DCC.

    • Date and Time: Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. The BBQ Dinner, featuring mouthwatering options, will be served from 5 pm to 7 pm.

    • Venue: We invite you to the enchanting North Lawn Picnic Area and Patio Seating Area at Davis Community Church, located at 412 C Street, Davis, CA 95616.

    • Culinary Delights: Indulge in a delectable feast featuring Korean/Hawaiian Short-Ribs, Lemon Chicken, Grilled Veggies, Grilled Fish, an array of Korean/Hawaiian side dishes, refreshing beverages, and delightful desserts. 🎉

    • Costume Contest: Embrace the festive spirit and wear your favorite Halloween costume for a chance to win exciting prizes! 🕺

    • Entertainment: Experience the captivating “Ukweli Performers,” showcasing Uganda Dancers, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Get ready to be enthralled!

    This is a wonderful opportunity to come together, share delicious food, and engage in intercultural activities designed to strengthen our bonds of fellowship. We can’t wait to see you there! For more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470 or cataylst@nextg.org. Thank you!! 🎉✨ ❤

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    20th Ordiversary of Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon

    On this momentous day, my heart overflows with gratitude to the Almighty. Today marks the 20th anniversary of my ordination, a journey guided by unwavering faith, love, and the grace of God.

    With the utmost reverence, I desire to express my deep adoration and exaltation to my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, for His steadfast presence, resolute guidance, and unwavering strength during these two decades of my service as an ordained pastor. His boundless grace has consistently stood by my side, and I am profoundly humbled by the abundance of His blessings.

    I extend my appreciation to my cherished Intercultural Mosaics family, who have stood by my side for the past decade. Your unwavering support, love, and encouragement have formed the bedrock of Mosaics. Each one of you represents a unique piece in the mosaic of our shared journey, contributing to its breathtaking beauty.

    To the Presbytery of North Central California, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for your invaluable guidance, mentorship, and the profound privilege of serving our community throughout the past decade. Your steadfast belief in my abilities has been an instrumental driving force in our ministry at Intercultural Mosaics.

    I wish to convey my deepest gratitude to several key individuals and organizations who have played pivotal roles in this journey. First and foremost, I want to express my profound thanks to my ministry partner and beloved wife, Grace Moon. Additionally, I extend my gratitude to our sponsor and partner, Davis Community Church, as well as Mosaics’ former home, Faith Presbyterian Church, and Mosaics’ former home and supporter, Parkview Presbyterian Church.

    I am immensely appreciative of the unwavering support and guidance provided by my brother and coach, Rev. Dr. Eunsuk Cho of Golden Gate Presbyterian Church, and my cherished mentor and brother, Rev. Dr. Ken Winter. Equally, I extend my gratitude to my sister, Rev. Dr. Mary Westfall, and my former liaison, Elder Kathy Trott. Last but not least, I am profoundly thankful to my liaison and co-worker, Rev. Jeri Viera Dahlke.

    Your collective contributions have enriched our ministry, and I am deeply grateful for your unwavering support and dedication.

    Lastly, I want to express my deep gratitude to the Christian & Missionary Alliance who consecrated and equipped me for a missionary role that will impact future generations. Over the past two decades, your steadfast prayers have profoundly enriched my life and ministry in numerous ways.

    As I celebrate this significant milestone, I carry each of you deep within my heart. Your prayers, your love, and your unwavering support have been my greatest blessings on this remarkable journey.

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13

    With profound gratitude and enduring faith,

    Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon 

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    2023 Statistics for Intercultural Mosaics

    Here are the statistics for Intercultural Mosaics as of September 19, 2023:

    Church Influence and Success:

    • Our measure of a healthy church goes beyond physical success; it emphasizes impact and influence.
    • We believe that influence begins from within through personal transformation before it can affect others.

    Pandemic and Current Engagement:

    • Prior to the pandemic, our outreach efforts reached over 1,500 attendees and welcomed 3-7 new visitors each week.
    • During the pandemic, we adapted and engaged with over 800 individuals through Zoom, with 75-100 participants joining us weekly.
    • Our engagement is diverse, with 200 active members representing 25 different ethnicities and spanning multiple generations.

    Intercultural Growth and Connection:

    • We’ve fostered multifaceted meetups with 2,544 registered participants and have organized a staggering 5,100 events to date.
    • Our digital presence is strong, boasting a website with 40,979 subscribers and a dynamic Facebook Group with 300 active members.
    • As we continue to expand, we project the addition of more than 150 new participants in 2024, embracing both virtual and physical avenues of connection.
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    Mosaics Mid-Autumn Festival in Davis

    Mosaics Mid-Autumn Festival in Davis

    When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 2 pm to 8:30 pm

    Where: 2nd Floor of Phoenix Hall, Davis Community Church


    • Dumpling Making Class starting from 2 pm
    • Moon Cake Making Class starting from 3 pm
    • Special Dinner Feast at 6 pm
    • Karaoke Night from 7 pm

    Please invite your friends and family to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival! For more information, please contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you! <3 #mosaics

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    Special Natalie’s Corner Fundraiser Dinner at Fellowship Hall, DCC in Davis

    Blessed Are The Peacemakers: Supporting Natalie’s Corner

    Join our cause in raising vital construction funds for Natalie’s Corner, a captivating and interactive water feature (splash pad) alongside a communal space within Central Park. This remarkable space is designed to honor the memory of Peace Officer Natalie Corona, who tragically lost her life in the line of duty at just 22 years old while serving with the Davis Police Department in 2019.

    We extend a warm invitation for you to attend a significant fund-raising dinner taking place on Saturday, September 16th, starting at 5 pm. The venue is the Fellowship Hall at DCC. Your generous contribution of $50 is suggested to support this cause. Collaborating with DCC in hosting this event are Intercultural Mosaics and Scout Troops 111 and 1625, who were present on our premises during that fateful night.

    Anticipate an evening of delightful experiences, including a culinary journey with delectable Korean cuisine meticulously prepared by Grace Moon and her associates. The ambiance will be further enriched by the smooth jazz tunes of Yolo Hot Club. An engaging silent auction awaits, offering unique items, and you’ll have the chance to convey a message of solace to Natalie’s family.

    To donate, bring or mail a check to 412 C St. Davis, CA 95616, give at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/788399586621202 -or- give online at https://dccpres.org/give, select Give to a Specific Fund, select Special Donation, mention Natalie’s Corner in the notes.

    For further insights into this noteworthy project, please visit: https://www.cityofdavis.org/city-hall/parks-and-community-services/current-improvement-projects/central-park-water-feature. Your involvement will make a meaningful impact in creating a space that commemorates a brave soul while fostering unity and joy within our community.

    • 10:00 AM-5:00 PM: Mosaics prepares meals at Fellowship Hall kitchen
    • 2:00 PM: Scouts arrange tables and chairs. Mosaics decorates table
    • 5:00 PM: Registration and Name tag distribution. Enjoy refreshments and appetizers. Commence silent auctions
    • 5:30 PM: Cheryl’s warm welcome. Introduction to the silent auction and an opportunity to leave a message for Natalie’s family. Stephen leads a prayer and provides instructions
    • 5:45 PM: Initiate the serving of Korean Traditional Cuisine (buffet style)
    • 6:00-7:00 PM: Musical entertainment
    • 6:30 PM: Commence dessert service
    • 7:00 PM: Conclude silent auction. Scouts share memories of Natalie. Stephen introduces Mosaics and leads a tribute to Natalie
    • 7:30-9:30 PM: Scouts tidy up by clearing tables and chairs, returning tablecloths and dishes to the kitchen, and managing trash. Mosaics team handles dishwashing and cleans the kitchen area.

    Thank you for your support!

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