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International Church of Bangkok

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

Welcome to our weekly newsletter

ICB Ministry to Displaced Persons

Offerings are needed
to replenish our Fund.

All donations are welcome as our commitment to assist one family is running out!

12,000 Baht
will meet this commitment up to the end of this current year.

Transfer to ICB account:
KBank a/c 003-1-09408-9
Please send payment slip marked “MDP” to

Thank you!

You can find more about Life Raft, with whom we partner, lower down this newsletter

17th September

 at 10am
Our Service is at
Bangkok Christian College

Sathorn Nua Road
(next to Surasak BTS station)

(It’s easy to find our venue location!)
BTS Surasak Exit 3 (Silom Line)

Google Maps ref:

The map here will help you find our  morning  worship service held at this location as shown below:
People coming on foot, taxi and/or BTS should use Exit 3 (BTS station) and enter by the side gate on Sathorn Road.
Those coming by private car should use the gate on Pramuan Road only (ignore any no-entry signs!).  Turn Right immediately on entry and make your way beside the Football Field (on your left) Then, park at the far end.
(Please note that the Sathorn Road gate is inaccessible to all vehicles, except bicycles.)

*Directions to Bangkok Christian College 

We will join together

 this Sunday at BCC


10th September 2023

at 10.00 am

Bangkok Christian College


Our service will be conducted and sermon delivered by our minister,
Revd. Chee Keong Yong
This week’s theme:
Enough of forgiveness.”

Scripture Readings for this week:
Exodus 14:19-31*
Psalm 114*
Romans 14:1-12*
Matthew 18:21-35*

(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee introduces this week’s theme:

Peter came to Jesus with a question on the number of times that one needs to forgive. We are not told the reason for his question. As always, Peter is impetuous with words. He says things without much thought.


Perhaps, he had wanted to portray himself as better than the other disciples. Just as he asked the question, he did not wait for an answer but offered one himself. Seven times? Wow! Where did he come with such a figure? It was generally accepted that one need only to forgive as much as three times. Seven times would be impressive. He was waiting for approval from his lord.


He did not get that but again was deflated when Jesus said seventy times seven OR seventy-seven times. The numbers here are not important. It was meant to suggest an infinite number of times. So do we then mutter under our own breath forgiveness multiplied by the number of times given by Jesus?


It is easier said than done. Forgiveness that does not come with a price is no forgiveness. If God would just pronounce forgiveness to all humanity for all the sins against him, that would be awesome. Hold on! Cheap forgiveness does not amount to much. This is the crux of the issue here with Peter’s sense of forgiveness.


Join us this Sunday at our 10.00 am worship service at the Bangkok Christian College.





Sunday School meets every week for young children during part of the worship time. Parents are encouraged to bring their children of any age. Please ask about this on arrival.

ICB Choir meets every Sunday
We are starting to rehearse for our Christmas Cantata to sing in early December. We need more singers; It’s not difficult and it’s great fun!
if you’d like to join, please come for rehearsal 9:00 to 9:45 am
Contact Hussien, music director, at our services

Sunday School takes place
every Sunday at SCC
(morning service).

Parents are encouraged to bring their children of any age. Please ask about classes on arrival.

  • The Pastoral Search Committee reviewed 41 applications and selected candidates for the next stage of the search process.
  • Those selected have answered a questionnaire and the search committee has reviewed sermons.
  • The committee has begun interviewing a small group of candidates and gathering references in order to recommend the best applicant to the church council.
  • Meanwhile, please continue to pray for wisdom and God’s guidance for committee members and short listed candidates as we approach this critical point of the search process.
  • Pastor Chee has accepted the Council’s invitation to extend his term with us until 5th November 2023.
  • Watch this space for more news when it happens….
How to Get to
ICB Morning Services

At our present location at
BCC Bangkok Christian College
35 Pramuan Rd, Silom,
Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

A very short walk from BTS Surasak (Exit 3).
Click here for Google maps reference or follow the map near the top of this newsletter.

People coming on foot, taxi and / or BTS should use Exit 3 (BTS station) and enter by the side gate on Sathorn Road.

Those coming by car* should normally use the gate on the adjacent Pramuan Road only. The gate on Sathorn road is inaccessible to all vehicles (except bicycles).
* Please follow guards’ instructions if a change of entrance is required.

Please enter Pramuan Road (runs between Sathorn and Silom Road) and enter the school through Gate 3. Make an immediate right turn and follow the side road to the parking lot with the basketball hoops. (Please take care as there is often building work going on inside the school grounds.)

ICB – Caring for Displaced People through partnership Life Raft International 

An updated document relating to the above has now been uploaded to the Policies section of our website. The ICB Council has been working with Life Raft International for many years in seeking to relocate people to various countries for resettlement. The uploaded document gives clear parameters of our relationship with Life Raft International. (Below are more details on our work with Life Raft.)

*Link: Church Policies


We, at ICB, support displaced individuals and families in Bangkok with regular financial support through Life Raft International.

We also offer congregational, emotional and spiritual assistance.
Who qualifies?
Those who have been granted (or are applying for) recognition as refugees by UNHCR.
Why do we need to help these people?
Ongoing support is needed to help them bridge the gap while they seek and wait for resettlement in another country, which most often takes many years.
UNHCR recognition very rarely means they can live and work freely in their country of asylum.

Read more about ICB’s partnership with Life Raft: click here
See more about the problem, and how
YOU can be part of the solution with Life Raft International: click-here
Donate to
ICB Ministry to Displaced Persons:
KBank: 003-1-09408-9 mark MDP and email your transfer slip to:
Thank You!!
ICB URGENTLY needs people like YOU!

Owing to several people leaving ICB and Thailand over the past months, the ICB Church Council is seeking people to fill the following positions as soon as possible and/or members on all the committees:

  • Outreach – continuing contact with and support for our 8 social service partners
    Our newly appointed Outreach leader needs others to assist in further developing this important work of ICB. Email Deborah at 
  • Worship – overseeing Church services
  • Fellowship – In organising ICB community activities, more helpers are needed.

All you need is the motivation to help us to develop our ICB community and outreach partners with Jesus as our guide.

To find out more, please contact
Pastor Chee


The International Church of Bangkok
partners with Christian ministries throughout Thailand to advance the work of Jesus.

5% of ICB’s yearly total income goes directly to the outreach partners. Members and friends are also encouraged to give directly through the Church account.

In the first half of year 2022, a total of THB78,000 has been given to eight of our mission partners. Reports from three of them have been uploaded to our FB page – These are from
Cornerstone Chapel Hatyai, Songkhla
Rahab Ministries Bangkok,    and
Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation Bangkok.

Find out more about our outreach partners

For further information, please contact Deborah Foti, Outreach Chair (
The ICB Outreach Committee welcomes new members to join our hardworking team to help ICB share the love of Jesus with Bangkok and beyond.
ICB is a fully self-supported congregation.
We gladly receive your donations.
KBank a/c 003-1-09408-9
More information on the ICB WebsiteThank you!
You can email the ICB office for a covenant or
Our minister, Pastor Chee, and members of the Church Council can be contacted as and when needed:
Internati­onal Church of Bangkok (ICB)

Advancing the Work of Jesus!

ICB is an English language congregation, composed of native and non-native speakers.
We are committed to welcoming people of all backgrounds to Christian worship for a diverse, inclusive and unifying faith experience.
We seek to advance the work of Jesus Christ by promoting and supporting spiritual growth, community and service to others.

ICB has a specific policy on “Diversity, Inclusiveness & Unity” recently adopted at our annual congregational meeting. You can download the file here (click).

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find out more about
International Church of Bangkok

This upper link will guide you to our
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This lower link will guide you to our
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For personal inquiries, more information and
church membership, please email
Rev. Chee Keong Yong:

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