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Annual Report to DCC

Davis Mosaics is a New Worshiping Community sponsored by Davis Community Church and led by Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon and supported by the hospitality gifts of Grace Moon.  Davis Mosaics mission is to share God’s love and grace with Millennials through free language, cooking, and music classes, outdoor activities, spirituality-developing events, fellowship, and worship, so that all experience God’s love and grace.

Over the past 5 years more than  1,000+ people have come through the DCC campus and checked out Davis Mosaics. Of those about 120 people are active with Davis Mosaics. Davis Mosaics is true evangelism reaching out to a generation that is primarily unchurched. Though not a part of the mission, 5 people from Davis Mosaics have become members of Davis Community Church and another 8~10 people now also worship with DCC.

Davis Mosaics creates a place of belonging for all…Christian and non-Christian alike. Mosaics is grounded in the spiritual practice of hospitality, enabling us to more fully meet, live with and know our neighbors. Since the original word for hospitality, “philoxenia,” literally means the ‘love of strangers,’ Mosaics is called to create a community of welcome for all, a new expression of Christianity that responds to our changing culture in dynamic ways.

Davis Mosaics compliments the mix of programs at Davis Community Church and reaches people not otherwise reached by DCC. By feeling welcomed at Davis Mosaics, Millennials from the area are exposed to additional programs and possibilities available at Davis Community Church. They consistently invite their friends to join them at Davis Mosaics.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mosaics classes and fellowship have converted to Zoom meetings on Saturdays and Sundays from 3 pm to 8 pm and continue to attract 3~9 new participants weekly.  In addition to 10 Zoom meetings weekly, several small groups are meeting in-person every other week in the community, keeping social distance. Davis Mosaics will resume contemporary fellowship and classes on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 to 8:30 pm at Phoenix Hall in the future. Currently over 400 people are registered as participants with weekly participation averaging 50 people. 60 – 75 people attend special events.

Davis Mosaics is grateful for ALL that Davis Community Church gives to Davis Mosaics: facilities, staff support, pastoral support, financial resources, all with lots of prayer and encouragement.

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Mosaics Summer Zoom Classes

Mosaics Summer Zoom Classes effective from May 15, 2020 through August 31, 2020 on Saturdays and Sundays!

Saturdays: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

1) Spanish with Vivi Ana: 3 pm on Saturdays (since 4/25), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

2) Intermediate Korean with Stephen Moon: 4 pm on Saturdays (since 4/17), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

3) Mandarin Chinese with Mengyuan Xiao: 5 pm on Saturdays (since 3/21), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

4) French with Seth Browner: 6 pm on Saturdays (since 3/21), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

5) Japanese with Takunori Kurashiki and/or Tom Norio Sakaishi: 7 pm on Saturdays (since 3/28), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

6) English Learners Group led by Chad & Linda Andrews: 8 pm on Saturdays (since 3/20), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

Sundays: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

7) Beginning Korean with Stephen Moon: 3 pm on Sundays (since 3/27), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

8) Beginning Vietnamese with Katrina Tran: 4 pm on Sundays (since 4/10), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

9) German with Hanna Steissberg: 5 pm on Sundays (since April 12), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

10) Bible Study Group led by Stephen Moon: 6 pm on Sundays (since April 12), Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/442438856

Please check our meetup site for updated online class schedule:  https://www.meetup.com/Davis-Intercultural-Language-Meetup/

Thank you! 

Dr. Stephen Moon, Mosaics

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Mosaics Acoustic Music Group

During the Acoustic Music Gathering on March 7, 2020, our last physical gathering before the COVID-19 quarantine at the Music Room of Davis Community Church.
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Mosaics Zoom Classes

Mosaics Zoom Classes Updated on April 20, 2020

Fridays: https://zoom.us/j/550630327

1) Beginning Korean by Stephen Moon: 4 pm on Fridays (since 3/27), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/550630327

2) Beginning Vietnamese by Katrina Tran: 5 pm on Fridays (since 4/10), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/550630327

3) Intermediate Korean** by Stephen Moon: 6 pm on Fridays (since 4/17), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/550630327

Saturdays: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

4) Spanish by Vivi Ana: 3 pm on Saturdays (since 4/25), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

5) Portuguese by Stéfanie F. S.: 4 pm on Saturdays (since 3/28), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

6) Mandarin Chinese by Mengyuan Xiao: 5 pm on Saturdays (since 3/21), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

7) French by Seth Browner: 6 pm on Saturdays (since 3/21), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

8) Japanese by Takunori Kurashiki and Tom Norio Sakaishi: 7 pm on Saturdays (since 3/28), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

Sundays: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

9) English Learners Group by Chad & Linda Andrews: 3 pm on Sundays (since 3/20), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

10) Acoustic Music Group by Dr. Chad Andrews, Takunori Kurashiki & Michael Lu: 4 pm on Sundays (since 3/29), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

11) Bible Study Group by Stephen Moon: 5 pm on Sundays (since April 12), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

12) German by Hanna Steissberg: 6 pm on Sundays (since April 12), Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

Please check our meetup site for updated online class schedule: https://www.meetup.com/Davis-Intercultural-Language-Meetup/

Thank you!

Dr. Stephen Moon, Mosaics

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2020 Easter

Lord Jesus Christ is our Savior and Coming King!

“Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

Isaiah 53:4-6

We pray that all of you mosaics, your friends and families, to have a blessed Easter! 

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10 piece series of portraits of community members Who Give Back

by Señora Misteriosa

https://www.facebook.com/senora.misteriosa/videos/2805203689574866/
Artist: Stephanie Thayer

Well, I can’t believe it, but I’ve finished my 10 piece series of portraits of community members who give back. ¡No puedo creerlo! When quarantine started 3 weeks ago I wanted to do something artistic to honor members of our community and help create something positive that might help us feel connected despite our current physical distancing. This process was incredible for me. I loved drawing each piece as I truly got to meditate on each person as I drew them. I thought about what each person did for the community, and I felt like they were there with me in the room while I drew. Subsequently I was smiling much of the time I drew. Thank you to everyone who let me draw them, and again, thank you for all you have done and do for the community and the world. There were so many people nominated and I appreciate everyone taking the time to nominate others. There are so many amazing people in this world, this project could truly go on forever. I am excited to announce that the International House of Davis has offered to host my show for a month at some point after quarantine, and they have already posted my show online at http://www.internationalhousedavis.org/programs/programsart-may10/communidad-exhibit/. Thank you Shelly Gilbride and Shahzana Ali! . I also want to thank Kate Mellon-Anibaba for telling me about/ encouraging me to apply for a grant that, if approved, will help me pay for frames, supplies, and so that I might be able to continue the series and have a gallery show at some point. You’ve been such an advocate. Thank you all! Much love!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/senora.misteriosa/videos/2805203689574866/
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Faith Fundraiser for Davis Mosaics during COVID-19 Crisis

Your donation will support Davis Mosaics community, which is sponsored by Davis Community Church, offering various intercultural language and music meetups, cross-cultural community events and spiritual classes to all people, especially multi-racial Millennials (aka Mosaics or Gen Y) and Gen Z. Our activities include feeding homeless and also helping who are in need.

As a clergy, As a clergy, Stephen may not be qualified for unemployment benefits and your love offerings will also help supporting Stephen and Grace who focus building ministries of Davis Mosaics. ♥

To make FaceBook donation, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1578390915644117/1578390928977449/

• Fundraising Period: March 30, 2020 through June 30, 2020

• Fundraising Goal: $5,000

Mission Statements:

Mosaics seeks to move the “church as institution” to “religion as spiritual faith,” placing an emphasis on creating a culture of belonging and knowing one another deeply first. As Dr. Diana Butler Bass so eloquently puts it, “Christianity did not begin with a confession. It began with an invitation into friendship, into creating a new community, into forming relationships based on love and service.”

Mosaics continues to restore the koinonia of the early first century movement (Acts 2:42-47), encounter (paga) with God in a daily basis to share everything in common, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people, which is the authentic agape fellowship instructed by our Lord Jesus Christ. In the new era of paradigm shift, Mosaics will truly be an exciting movement for the church of future.

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If you would like to support our ministries to expand more in 2020-2021, please make tax-deductible love-offering check(s) payable to: “Davis Community Church” (for Davis Mosaics on the note) and mail your donation to:

Dr. Stephen Moon, Mosaics Pastor
(c/o Davis Mosaics)
8893 Shasta Lily Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95624

or

Maria Rodriguez, Minister of Finances
Davis Community Church
(c/o Davis Mosaics)
412 C Street
Davis, CA 95616

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Your generous donation in any amount will be greatly appreciated. To make one-time or recurring donation(s), please visit our special FaceBook donation page at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1578390915644117/1578390928977449/. 

Thank you so much for your support and prayer!

Dr. Stephen & Grace Moon, Davis Mosaics

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