Sunday, 23 December 2012

2013 Christmas Photo Booth

Pictures from the 2013 Christmas Dinner Santa Claus Photo Booth has been uploaded to the Church's Facebook page. If you would like to get the original file for any of the photo, simply e-mail the photo number to info@westsidebaptist.ca, and we will e-mail it to you. Thanks!!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Announcements - December 22, 2012

  • The net proceeds of the charity activities (dinner, auction, photo booth, selling honey and clothing drive) this year is approximately $2,800.  This amount will be evenly donated to Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.  Thank you all for your participation and donations.
  • 2013 altar flowers sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board.  Each time cost $22.  Donation can be made in January 2013.
  • Church office will be closed for the Christmas holidays on December 25 and 26.

Summary Of December 2012 Deacon Board Meeting

  • Changes of the Chinese Congregation in 2013
    • Prayer meeting will be held on Sundays between 9:30am – 10:30am.
    • Christian Education courses will be held once a month on the last Sundays of the month between 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
  • Agenda of Annual General Meeting on January 27, 2013
    1. Pastoral Sharing
    2. Deacons’ Sharing
    3. 2012Financial Report
    4. To approve 2013 Financial Budget
    5. Amendments of the by-laws concerning the termination of membership as follow:
      • 1.5.3 By the Church Council after faithful efforts made to bring an errant or inactive member to repentance and/or amendment has been unsuccessful.
      • 1.5.4 By the Church Council if an inactive member is known to be serving actively in another church, or has not been a resident of Vancouver and has been inactive for a period of 3 years or more.
    6. To approve 2013 Nomination Committee
    7. Any Other Business
  • Deacon Felix Loo is appointed the deacon representative of the finance committee in 2013.
  • Deacon board has permitted Peter Cheung to issue invitation letter to the congregation for prayer support of his involvement in the Power to Change ministry.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Financial Report - January - November 2012


General

ActualBudget
RECEIPTS
Offering$223,858$285,817
Rental Income, Interest and Others $51,476$51,548
Total Receipts$275,334$337,365
EXPENDITURES
Administration & Grounds$230,906$236,826
Ministries$11,199$19,437
CBWCF Loan Repayments$70,015$79,842
Total Expenditures$312,120$336,105
General surplus (deficit)($36,786)$1,260


Loans

CBWCF Loan
Other than Regular Loan Repayments $160,000
Additional Mortgage$70,000
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)$90,000
CBWCF Loan Payable$28,262
 
Congregational Loan
Loan Repayments$97,465
Additional Loan$270,800
Net Loan Repayments  ( Loan Proceeds)($173,335)
Congregational Loan Payables$491,912
 
Total Loans
Loan Repayments$257,465
Additional Loans$340,800
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)($83,335
Total Loans$520,174

Renovation Capital Campaign(October 2011 - November 2012)


ActualBudget
Offerings$65,405$65,000
Expenses$51,230

Note: Cheques for the church should be made payable to "Westside Baptist Church."  Please do not use abbreviations.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Announcements - December 1, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS


  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please contact Deacon Peter Cheung (praise team) or David Ng (hospitality) about any duty shift changes.
  • Don’t go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week. Our small groups meet every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal.
  • Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • The Awana Program is on Friday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2, and Grades 3 to 6. Club time on Friday evenings will take a temporary break starting from December, and regular club time will resume on January 11, 2013. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes are on Sundays at 11am.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s academic assistance program, or better known as the Homework Fellowship, for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 16. Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • There were 71 members attended the deaconship election on November 25. Result of the election is as follow: Justin Chen for election as a new deacon: 65 in support; 6 abstained; 0 against. Lily Liu for election as a new deacon: 66 in support; 5 abstained; 0 against. Tsz-Lam Mak for election as a new deacon: 68 in support; 3 abstained; 0 against.
  • As a collection centre for the Operation Christmas Child project, the church has received 1581 shoe box gifts this year and 193 are from the church internal collection. Thank you all for their participation.
  • Combined small group gatherings will be held on December 7 and December 14 at 7:30pm in the main hall. The topical study is “Effective Stewardship”. All small groups are welcome to join.
  • The first draft of the 2013 church directory has been posted at the back of the hall. If you wish to give the church consent to publish your contact information for inter-congregation communication purposes, please provide a signature beside your name by December 1, 2012. Please note that your information is held strictly confidential and will not be published unless you have given your express consent. Please also note that the church directory is solely a communication tool, and must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • For those who would like to receive pre-printed offering envelopes (monthly, 12 in total), please sign up on the form at the back of the hall by December 1, 2012.
  • Fresh off the press! The 2013 Church Calendar, marked with important dates, is now available! Get your copy from one of the ushers after the worship service today. Haul out the holly and mark your calendars!
  • WBC is hosting a charity clothing drive until December 16. Details have been posted on the bulletin board and the church website. Net proceeds will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Please bring your clothing donations to Room G after worship services.
  • The WBC Annual Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on the evening of December 16 this year. This family favorite event will feature a fabulous feast, festive music, a holiday-themed photo booth, and other fun festivities! Come out and bid on valuable and unique gifts at our charity auction or make a freewill offering. Net proceeds will go to benefit the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 per child aged 4-10. Kids 3 & under are free! There have even been rumours that Santa may make a special guest appearance that evening, so don’t miss out!
  • DONATIONS WANTED! Gifts to be sold at the Christmas Charity Auction are now being collected. We are accepting: new items of value; unique and valuable vintage items; and unused and non-expired gift certificates, gift cards, or gift vouchers (e.g. Groupons). Items should be new or in excellent condition. Contact Alexandra for details. Please note that the Church reserves the right to refuse any donations, and unsold gifts will be returned to donors. Thank you for your support!
  • Christmas is a time to celebrate and share the joy and hope in the birth of our Savior. Let us re-experience this through a special event called ‘Miracles of Christmas’. It will be held on Dec 22 at 8:00pm. Invite your friends and family to come and share in this special evening of praises, stories sharing and snacks.  

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone” (Grades 7-12)
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Next game: November 25
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Ace Badminton Court, 9151 Van Horne Way, Richmond, BC
    Next game: December 2

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Announcements - November 24, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please contact Deacon Peter Cheung (praise team) or David Ng (hospitality) about any duty shift changes.
  • The Awana Program is on Friday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2, and Grades 3 to 6. Club time on Friday evenings will take a temporary break starting from December, and regular club time will resume on January 11, 2013. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes are on Sundays at 11am.
  • Combined small group gatherings will be held on December 7 and December 14 at 7:30pm in the main hall. The topical study is “Effective Stewardship”. All small groups are welcome to join.
  • Christmas is a time to celebrate and share the joy and hope in the birth of our Savior. Let us re-experience this through a special event called ‘Miracles of Christmas’. It will be held on December 22 at 8:00pm. Invite your friends and family to come and share in this special evening of praises, stories sharing and snacks.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s academic assistance program, or better known as the Homework Fellowship, for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm.  Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • Don’t go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week. Our small groups meet every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal.
  • Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • The Deaconship Election will be held on November 25 after the Chinese worship service at around 12:30pm. Members, please make time to attend. Please read the bulletin board for more details.
  • The first draft of the 2013 church directory has been posted at the back of the hall. If you wish to give the church consent to publish your contact information for inter-congregation communication purposes, please provide a signature beside your name. Please note that your information is held strictly confidential and will not be published unless you have given your express consent. Please also note that the church directory is solely a communication tool, and must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • For those who would like to receive pre-printed offering envelopes (monthly, 12 in total), please sign up on the form at the back of the hall.
  • Fresh off the press! The 2013 Church Calendar, marked with important dates, is now available! Get your copy from one of the ushers after the worship service today.
  • Haul out the holly and mark your calendars! The WBC Annual Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on the evening of December 16 this year. This family favorite event will feature a fabulous feast, festive music, a holiday-themed photo booth, and other fun festivities! Come out and bid on valuable and unique gifts at our charity auction or make a freewill offering. Net proceeds will go to benefit the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 per child aged 4-10. Kids 3 & under are free! There have even been rumours that Santa may make a special guest appearance that evening, so don’t miss out!
  • DONATIONS WANTED! Gifts to be sold at the Christmas Charity Auction are now being collected. We are accepting: new items of value; unique and valuable vintage items; and unused and non-expired gift certificates, gift cards, or gift vouchers (e.g. Groupons). Items should be new or in excellent condition. Contact Alexandra for details. Please note that the Church reserves the right to refuse any donations, and unsold gifts will be returned to donors. Thank you for your support!
  • WBC is hosting a charity clothing drive from November 25 to December 16. Details have been posted on the bulletin board and the church website. Net proceeds will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Please bring your clothing donations to Room G after worship services.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone” (Grades 7-12)
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Next game: November 25
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Ace Badminton Court, 9151 Van Horne Way, Richmond, BC
    Next game: December 2

Friday, 16 November 2012

Announcements - November 17, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The Awana Program is on Friday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2 and Grades 3 to 6. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes are on Sundays at 11am.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s academic assistance program, or better known as the Homework Fellowship, for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 16. Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • Don’t go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week. Our small groups meet every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal.
  • Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Don’t forget to keep filling up those shoeboxes! Westside would like to thank everyone who participated in the Shoebox Packing Party for Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. A total of 35 shoebox gifts were filled in just one night! Remember to bring back any other filled shoebox gifts by November 17 as they will be collected during worship service that evening.
  • The Deaconship Election will be held on November 25 after the Chinese worship service at around 12:30pm. Members, please make time to attend. Please read the bulletin board for more details.
  • The first draft of the 2013 church directory has been posted at the back of the hall. If you wish to give the church consent to publish your contact information for inter-congregation communication purposes, please provide a signature beside your name. Please note that your information is held strictly confidential and will not be published unless you have given your express consent. Please also note that the church directory is solely a communication tool, and must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • For those who would like to receive pre-printed offering envelopes (monthly, 12 in total), please sign up on the form at the back of the hall.
  • Fresh off the press! The 2013 Church Calendar, marked with important dates, is now available! Get your copy from one of the ushers after the worship service today.
  • Haul out the holly and mark your calendars! The WBC Annual Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on the evening of December 16 this year. This family favorite event will feature a fabulous feast, festive music, a holiday-themed photo booth, and other fun festivities! Come out and bid on valuable and unique gifts at our charity auction or make a freewill offering. Net proceeds will go to benefit the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 per child aged 4-10. Kids 3 & under are free! There have even been rumours that Santa may make a special guest appearance that evening, so don’t miss out!
  • DONATIONS WANTED! Gifts to be sold at the Christmas Charity Auction are now being collected. We are accepting: new items of value; unique and valuable vintage items; and unused and non-expired gift certificates, gift cards, or gift vouchers (e.g. Groupons). Items should be new or in excellent condition. Contact Alexandra for details. Please note that the Church reserves the right to refuse any donations, and unsold gifts will be returned to donors. Thank you for your support!
  • We will be having a charity clothing drive from November 25 to December 16. Details have been posted on the bulletin board. Net proceeds from the dinner and clothing drive will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone” (Grades 7-12)
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Next game: November 25
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Ace Badminton Court, 9151 Van Horne Way, Richmond, BC
    Next game: November 18

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Financial Report January - October, 2012


General

ActualBudget
RECEIPTS
Offering$204,712$259,833
Rental Income, Interest and Others $46,687$46,862
Total Receipts$251,399$306,695
EXPENDITURES
Administration & Grounds$211,788$215,297
Ministries$8,877$17,670
CBWCF Loan Repayments$63,650$72,583
Total Expenditures$284,314$305,550
General surplus (deficit)($32,915)$1,145


Loans

CBWCF Loan
Other than Regular Loan Repayments $160,000
Additional Mortgage$40,000
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)$120,000
CBWCF Loan Payable$4,485
 
Congregational Loan
Loan Repayments$97,465
Additional Loan$270,800
Net Loan Repayments  ( Loan Proceeds)($173,335)
Congregational Loan Payables$511,870
 
Total Loans
Loan Repayments$257,465
Additional Loans$310,800
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)($53,335)
Total Loans$516,355

Renovation Capital Campaign(October 2011 - October 2012)


ActualBudget
Offerings$65,405$65,000
Expenses$51,230

Note: Cheques for the church should be made payable to "Westside Baptist Church."  Please do not use abbreviations.

September 8, 2012 Baptismal Service

Photos of the Baptism & Transfer of Membership ceremony on September 8, 2012 can be viewed on Facebook.




Saturday, 10 November 2012

Summary of November 2012 Deacon Board Meeting

  • A children ministry visioning team has been formed for developing and re-focusing. The team members are Wondy Chan, Irene Poon, Pastor Anders Tsang and Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Couples’ retreat on November 10 -12 has been cancelled due to low registration. A day camp will be offered instead and the date is to be confirmed.
  • Short-term mission to Romania send-off ceremony will be held during worship service on November 18.
  • Christmas charity dinner will be held on December 16 at the church. Ticket for adult is $12 per adult, children ages 4-10 is $6, 3 and under is free. The program includes Christmas caroling, charity auction and photo booth. Freewill offering will be collected for Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. A donor has donated $450 for purchasing dinner tickets for newcomers. The newcomer must be a non-member of Westside and a full-time student. Details are available with Deacon Samson Chan.
  • A newcomers’ luncheon will be held on January 13, 2013 right after worship service. The church will apply for a government funding to hold 2013 children summer program. The program will be cancelled if the application is not being approved.
  • A youth gospel camp will be held on August 30 – September 2, 2013 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Surrey. The committee members are Clemmie Cheung, Jason Kwok, Carson Lai, Joseph Ng and Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Photo banners in the foyer area will be presented in digital format. Newcomers, brothers and sisters can take pictures after worship service.
  • Brenda Leung’s membership has been inactivated. Samuel and Winnie Cheng have relocated to Hong Kong and requested to transfer their memberships to a local church in Hong Kong. The board has agreed to issue a reference letter for them.

Announcements - November 10, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS


  • The Awana Program is on Friday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2 and Grades 3 to 6. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes are on Sundays at 11am.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s academic assistance program, or better known as the Homework Fellowship, for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 16. Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • Don’t go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week. Our small groups meet every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal.
  • Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. Don’t forget to keep filling up those shoeboxes!
  • Westside would like to thank everyone who participated in last week’s Shoebox Packing Party for Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. A total of 35 shoebox gifts were filled in just one night! Remember to bring back any other filled shoebox gifts by November 17 as they will be collected during worship service that evening.
  • Deaconship Election will be held on November 25. Members please make time to attend.
  • The first draft of the 2013 church directory has been posted at the back of the hall. If you wish to give the church consent to publish your contact information for inter-congregation communication purposes, please provide a signature beside your name. Please note that your information is held strictly confidential and will not be published unless you have given your express consent. Please also note that the church directory is solely a communication tool, and must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • For those who would like to receive pre-printed offering envelopes (monthly, 12 in total), please sign up on the form at the back of the hall.
  • Fresh off the press! The 2013 Church Calendar, marked with important dates, is now available! Get your copy from one of the ushers after the worship service today.
  • Haul out the holly and mark your calendars! The WBC Annual Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on the evening of December 16 this year. This family favorite event will feature a fabulous feast, fun festivities, auction and a freewill offering for charity. Ticket for adult is $12 per adult, Children ages 4-10 is $6, 3 & under is free. The program includes Christmas caroling, charity auction and photo booth. Gifts are accepted for the charity auction. Unsold gifts will be returned to donors.
  • We will be having a charity clothing drive from November 25 to December 16. Details have been posted on the bulletin board. Net proceeds from the dinner and clothing drive will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone” (Grades 7-12)
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Next game: November 25
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Clearone Badminton, #100 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond Browngate
    Next game: November 18

Friday, 2 November 2012

Prayer - November 3, 2012

THANKSGIVING
  • Give thanks for the community meal and fellowship we enjoy with different people each time as God has been leading newcomers and seekers to our midst every week.
  • Give thanks for the Awana ministry and all those who are willing to serve. May God continue to lead and flourish this ministry.


SUPPLICATION
  • Awana Ministry: May God lead and direct this ministry. Pray for those who have been called to serve. Also remember the enrolment and commitment of those registered. May God provide His abundant grace for this ministry and through it, lead children and families to our church.
  • Outreach Ministry: May God grant us passion for lost souls and good witness in our lives. Pray that the seekers will continue to search for the truth. Pray also for the conversion of our friends and family members.
  • SIG Ministry: Pray that our brothers and sisters are able to build genuine friendships with the people they meet through these activities and that their lives are infectious enough to attract people to Christ.
  • Small Groups Ministry: Pray that God will raise up leaders in the coming months. Also pray for the bonding of the individual group members into life-changing groups.
  • Music Ministry: Remember all those serving faithfully on a regular basis and remember their practice on Tuesday evenings. Pray for the seekers and newcomers that they may continue to attend and come to understand the truth and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Announcements - November 3, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Welcome to Westside Baptist Church! If this is your first time here, we particularly welcome you and are happy to have you worship with us! Please help us to get to know you better by filling out a guest record card and returning it to the ushers or greeters so that we may keep in touch with you. Westside would also like to invite Christians attending our services regularly to consider making Westside their spiritual home. Please contact the pastoral staff or deacons if you are interested.
  • In remembrance of our Lord Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins, Holy Communion is held on the first Saturday of each month. If you have openly declared your faith and commitment to Jesus Christ through baptism, you are invited to prepare your heart and partake in the Holy Communion with us.
  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please call the church office and speak with Roberta about any duty shift changes.
  • Need some uplifting and support through prayer? Send your prayer requests to the WBC Prayer Band Ministry via direct confidential email to our pastoral staff: prayer@westsidebaptist.ca. Unless otherwise indicated, prayer requests will be regarded in strict confidence (names are undisclosed), and submitters will not be contacted.
  • Want to witness the amazing power of prayer? Want to be a part of God's mighty works? 
We are currently accepting volunteers for the WBC Prayer Band.
 Come and support your family, friends, church, and community through prayer.
Please contact Pastor Anders for more information.
  • The Awana Program is on Friday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2 and Grades 3 to 6. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes are on Sundays at 11am.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s academic assistance program, or better known as the Homework Fellowship, for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 16. Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • Don’t go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week. Our small groups meet every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal.
  • Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Don’t forget to keep filling up those shoeboxes! Westside would like to thank everyone who participated in last week’s Shoebox Packing Party for Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. A total of 35 shoebox gifts were filled in just one night! Remember to bring back any other filled shoebox gifts by November 17 as they will be collected during worship service that evening.
  • Deaconship Election will be on November 25. Members please make time to attend.
  • The first draft of the 2013 church directory has been posted at the back of the hall. If you wish to give the church consent to publish your contact information for intra-church communication purposes, please provide a signature beside your name. Please note that your information is held strictly confidential and will not be published unless you have given your express consent. Please also note that the church directory is solely a communication tool, and must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • For those who would like to receive pre-printed offering envelopes (monthly, 12 in total), please sign up on the form at the back of the hall.
  • Fresh off the press! The 2013 Church Calendar, marked with important dates, is now available! Get your copy from one of the ushers after the worship service today.
  • Haul out the holly and mark your calendars! The WBC Annual Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on the evening of December 16 this year. This family favourite event will feature a fabulous feast, fun festivities, auction and a freewill offering for charity. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. Also, don’t forget to clean out those closets! We will be having a charity clothing drive from November 25 to December 16. Details have been posted on the bulletin board. Net proceeds from the dinner and clothing drive will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone” (Grades 7-12)
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Next game: November 25
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Clearone Badminton, #100 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond Browngate
    Next game: November 18

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Clothing Drive Fundraiser

November 25 - December 16, 2012
 
Our church is having a clothing drive between November 25 to December 16 with Big Brothers Renew Crew and will be paid $2.50 for every full standard (26” x 36”) garbage bag of donations we collect. All proceeds received will be evenly donated to the Union Gospel Mission and Vancouver Food Bank.
Our goal is to collect 100 bags (which is a one-time requirement for us to receive first payment), this will allow us to send a cheque to the Union Gospel Mission and Vancouver Food Bank. Please collect from family, friends and neighors as well as sorting through your own belongings - to promote recycling and raise money for two worthy causes at the same time!
 
153 bags were collected in 2011!
Acceptable items include:

  • Curtains, Drapes & Table Linens
  • Towels & Sheets
  • Blankets, Comforters & Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Clothing for men, women & children
  • Accessories (e.g. belts, hats, gloves, etc.)
  • Shoes, boots & slippers
  • Purses, backpacks, wallets & bags
  •  
 
Please put items in standard (26”x36) garbage bags and put bags into Room G.

Important:
  • All items must be in good condition and suitable for re-sale. 
  • Nothing soiled or torn, please.


 
About Big Brothers Clothing Donation
 
Big Brothers sells these donations to Value Village for resale in various stores. Items which do not find their way to Value Village stores are sold internationally, allowing developing countries access to inexpensive product. The profit from the sale of donated items benefits Big Brothers mentoring programs for children. Big Brothers use the funds to recruit, screen and train volunteers.
 
 
About Vancouver Food Bank
 
For every $1 donated, $3 of food is bought. Up to 25,000 people are helped each week. About 40% of the recipients are children.  They have no government funding.


 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Financial Report January - September 2012


General

ActualBudget
RECEIPTS
Offering$166,375$233,850
Rental Income, Interest and Others $41,701$42,176
Total Receipts$208,076$276,026
EXPENDITURES
Administration & Grounds$190,617$193,767
Ministries$8,004$15,903
CBWCF Loan Repayments$57,285$65,325
Total Expenditures$255,906$274,995
General surplus (deficit)($47,830)$1,031


Loans

CBWCF Loan
Other than Regular Loan Repayments $160,000
Additional Mortgage$40,000
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)$120,000
CBWCF Loan Payable$10,806
 
Congregational Loan
Loan Repayments$89,965
Additional Loan$270,800
Net Loan Repayments  ( Loan Proceeds)($180,835)
Congregational Loan Payables$519,328
 
Total Loans
Loan Repayments$249,965
Additional Loans$310,800
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)($60,835)
Total Loans$530,134

Renovation Capital Campaign(October 2011 - September 2012)


ActualBudget
Offerings$65,405$65,000
Expenses$50,194

Note: Cheques for the church should be made payable to "Westside Baptist Church."  Please do not use abbreviations.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Summary of October 2012 Deacon Board Meeting

  • In the September 16 fire drill it takes 3 minutes 22 seconds to evacuate the building. When there is a fire, to avoid congestion in the hallway, parents please meet their children at the parking lot instead of picking them up from the classrooms. Teachers will lead them there.
  • The church will donate CAN$500 from the mission fund to the hosting church in Romania when our short-term mission team visits them in November.
  • Christmas charity dinner will be held on December 16, 2012. There will be a collection of freewill offering and a clothing drive. Net proceeds will be evenly donated to Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. One of the original coordinators, Wendy Wong, will be substituted by Deacon Dick Chan in preparation for the short-term mission trip in November.
  • Price for coffee will be increased to $0.75 per cup effective January 1, 2013 as the revenue received currently cannot cover the basic cost.
  • Youth gospel camp will be held from August 30 to September 2, 2013. Details are to be announced.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Announcements - September 29, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Westside Baptist Church is glad to welcome newcomers to our Worship Service. Please fill out a guest record card and return it to the ushers or greeters so that we may keep in touch with you. Westside would also like to invite Christians attending our services regularly to consider making Westside their spiritual home. Please contact the pastoral staff or deacons if you are interested.
  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please call the church office and speak with Roberta about any duty shift changes.
  • Need some uplifting and support through prayer? Send your prayer requests to the WBC Prayer Band Ministry via direct confidential email to our pastoral staff: prayer@westsidebaptist.ca. Unless otherwise indicated, prayer requests will be regarded in strict confidence (names are undisclosed), and submitters will not be contacted.
  • Want to witness the amazing power of prayer? Want to be a part of God's mighty works? 
We are currently accepting volunteers for Westside's newest ministry - the WBC Prayer Band.
 Come and support your family, friends, church, and community through prayer.
Please contact Pastor Anders for more information.
  • The Awana Program is on Fridays from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2 and Grades 3 to 6. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes is on Sundays at 11am.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s Homework Fellowship for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 16. Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. Try it out for FREE for the entire month of September! For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • In order to adequately cover meal costs, tickets for the community meal will be increased by $1 to $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week. The new GZone youth group for Grade 7-12 teens and youths will meet every Saturday in Room F from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Please contact Pastor Gladys for further information.
  • There will be small group gatherings every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal. Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Tea bags are available at 25 cents per pack. Hot water is also available free of charge. Brothers and sisters are encouraged to be eco-friendly and bring their own mugs or use the ceramic cups inside the cupboard. Please wash them after use.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone” Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Clearone Badminton, #100 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond Browngate
    Next game: October 7
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Next game: October 28

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Financial Report January - August 2012


General

ActualBudget
RECEIPTS
Offering$136,042$207,867
Rental Income, Interest and Others $37,303$37,489
Total Receipts$173,345$245,356
EXPENDITURES
Administration & Grounds$171,276$172,237
Ministries$6,183$14,136
CBWCF Loan Repayments$50,920$58,067
Total Expenditures$228,379$244,440
General surplus (deficit)($55,034)$916


Loans

CBWCF Loan
Other than Regular Loan Repayments $160,000
Additional Mortgage$40,000
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)$120,000
CBWCF Loan Payable$17,100
 
Congregational Loan
Loan Repayments$82,465
Additional Loan$270,800
Net Loan Repayments  ( Loan Proceeds)($188,335)
Congregational Loan Payables$526,786
 
Total Loans
Loan Repayments$242,465
Additional Loans$310,800
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)($68,545)
Total Loans$543,886

Renovation Capital Campaign(October 2011 - August 2012)


ActualBudget
Offerings$65,405$65,000
Expenses$40,786

Note: Cheques for the church should be made payable to "Westside Baptist Church."  Please do not use abbreviations.

Friday, 21 September 2012

2012 Deaconship Election

  • Samson Chan, Alexandra Wai (1st term), Monica Tong(2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2012. There will be three vacancies in the deacon board in 2013.
  • Nomination Committee: Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Felix Loo, Monica Tong
  • Congregation Rep: Mabel Cheung, Sandy Hui, Calvin Lau
  • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary.

Timetable:

  • September 22/23 Nomination commences
  • October 27/28 Nomination closes
  • November 10/11 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
  • November 25 Deaconship Election

Announcements September 22, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Westside Baptist Church is glad to welcome newcomers to our Worship Service. Please fill out a guest record card and return it to the ushers or greeters so that we may keep in touch with you. Westside would also like to invite Christians attending our services regularly to consider making Westside their spiritual home. Please contact the pastoral staff or deacons if you are interested.
  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please call the church office and speak with Roberta about any duty shift changes.
  • Need some uplifting and support through prayer? Send your prayer requests to the WBC Prayer Band Ministry via direct confidential email to our pastoral staff: prayer@westsidebaptist.ca. Unless otherwise indicated, prayer requests will be regarded in strict confidence (names are undisclosed), and submitters will not be contacted.
  • Want to witness the amazing power of prayer? Want to be a part of God's mighty works? 
We are currently accepting volunteers for Westside's newest ministry - the WBC Prayer Band.
 Come and support your family, friends, church, and community through prayer.
Please contact Pastor Anders for more information.
  • The Awana Program is on Fridays from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2 and Grades 3 to 6. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes is on Sundays at 11am.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s Homework Fellowship for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 16. Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. Try it out for FREE for the entire month of September! For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • In order to adequately cover meal costs, tickets for the community meal will be increased by $1 to $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week. The new GZone youth group for Grade 7-12 teens and youths will meet every Saturday in Room F from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Please contact Pastor Gladys for further information.
  • There will be small group gatherings every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal. Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life.   All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Tea bags are available at 25 cents per pack. Hot water is also available free of charge. Brothers and sisters are encouraged to be eco-friendly and bring their own mugs or use the ceramic cups inside the cupboard. Please wash them after use.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone” Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Clearone Badminton, #100 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond Browngate
    Next game: September 23
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 8:30pm
    Next game: September 30

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Room Use Schedule


Homework Fellowship begins this Sunday!


Struggling with quadratics? Needing help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s Homework Fellowship for students in Grades 8-12 starting September 16, 2012.

Time: Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Drop-in fees:
Grades 8-10: $7 per visit or $20 per calendar month
Grades 11-12 $10 per visit or $30 per calendar month

No pre-registration required.
Try it out for FREE for the entire month of September!

Starting October 2012 we will also offer weekly seminars for Grade 11 & 12 students. Admission to the seminar is already included in the drop-in fee. Seminar will run from 4:00-5:00pm every Sunday.

For more information, please visit this link, or contact info@westsidebaptist.ca or call 604-266-5602.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Prayer - September 1, 2012

THANKSGIVING

  • Give thanks and pray for the baptismal and transfer candidates who will be joining Westside as members and making it their spiritual home. May God continue to guide them in their growth, faith and stewardship.
  • Give thanks for the community meal and fellowship we enjoy with different people each time as God has been leading newcomers and seekers to our midst every week.

SUPPLICATION

  • Awana Ministry: May God lead and direct this ministry. Pray for those who have been called to serve and for their upcoming training. Also remember the enrolment and commitment of those registered. May God provide His abundant grace for this ministry and through it, lead children and families to our church.
  • Outreach Ministry: May God grant us passion for lost souls and good witness in our lives. Pray that the seekers will continue to search for the truth. Pray also for the conversion of our friends and family members.
  • SIG Ministry: Pray that our brothers and sisters are able to build genuine friendships with the people they meet through these activities and that their lives are infectious enough to attract people to Christ.
  • Small Groups Ministry: Pray that God would raise up leaders in the coming months. Also pray for the bonding of the individual group members into life-changing groups.
  • Music Ministry: Remember all those serving faithfully on a regular basis and remember their practice on Tuesday evenings.
  • Pray for the seekers and newcomers that they may continue to attend and come to understand the truth and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for all those who will be going back to school again next week. Especially remember those who will be starting college and university and will face challenges in adjusting to their new environments. Also pray for the witnessing of God’s love and grace on campus.
  • Pray for the EMDG (English Ministry Discipleship Group) that God will nurture and enable people to grow and mature as His true followers.
  • Remember David Ng and his family as David’s mother was admitted to the hospital. Pray for God’s healing and guidance as to the long-term care of his mother.

Announcements - September 1, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • In remembrance of our Lord Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins, Holy Communion is held on the first Saturday of each month. If you have openly declared your faith and commitment to Jesus Christ through baptism, you are invited to prepare your heart and partake in the Holy Communion with us.
  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please call the church office and speak with Roberta about any duty shift changes.
  • Need some uplifting and support through prayer? Send your prayer requests to the WBC Prayer Band Ministry via direct confidential email to our pastoral staff: prayer@westsidebaptist.ca. Unless otherwise indicated, prayer requests will be regarded in strict confidence (names are undisclosed), and submitters will not be contacted.
  • Want to witness the amazing power of prayer? Want to be a part of God's mighty works? 
We are currently accepting volunteers for Westside's newest ministry - the WBC Prayer Band.
 Come and support your family, friends, church, and community through prayer.
Please contact Pastor Anders for more information.
  • During the worship service of September 8, there will be a baptism and transfer of membership. Come and witness our Lord’s transforming love and grace.
  • The new Awana Program will begin meeting on Fridays starting September 14 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Classes include Preschool, Kindergarten to Grade 2 and Grades 3 to 6. Online registration is still available at: www.westsideawana.blogspot.com. Middle School Awana classes will be held on Sundays at 11am from September 7 onwards.
  • Struggling with quadratics? Need help with an essay? Come and meet with our experienced tutors through WBC’s Academic Assistance Program for students in Grades 8-12 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 16. Drop-in fees for Grades 8-10 is $7 per visit or $20 per month. Fees for Grades 11-12 is $10 per visit or $30 per month. Try it out for FREE for the entire month of September! For details, contact Peter Cheung.
  • The financial report for the Ministries Expansion Project has been posted on the notice board. Please contact the treasurer, Wendy Wong, for any enquiries.
  • In order to adequately cover meal costs, tickets for the community meal will be increased by $1 to $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The new GZone youth group for Grade 7-12 teens and youths will meet every Saturday in Room F from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Please contact Pastor Gladys for further information.
  • There will be small group gatherings every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal. Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life through “Who Is God?”. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • A new coffee/hot chocolate machine has been installed in the foyer. Freshly brewed decaf, dark-roasted coffee or hot chocolate are all available at 50 cents a cup. Hot water is also available free of charge. Brothers and sisters are encouraged to be eco-friendly and bring their own mugs or use the ceramic cups inside the cupboard. Please wash them after use.
  • WBC eco-bags are now available for pickup on the reception table. Feel free to give them out as gifts to friends and relatives.
  • The church office will be closed on September 4 (Tuesday) as a lieu day for the regular day off on Monday.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone”
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Clearone Badminton, #100 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond Browngate
    Next game: September 9
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 8:30pm
    Next game: September 30

Funeral Service of Mrs. Sandra Liu

Mrs. Sandra Liu's funeral service will be held on September 5, 2012 (Wednesday) 10am at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby, BC.  Let's continue to pray for Mr. K. W. Liu and Carlos' family.  May God give them peace in this time of sorrow and loss.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Financial Report of January - July, 2012


General

ActualBudget
RECEIPTS
Offering$116,735$181,883
Rental Income, Interest and Others $39,984$32,803
Total Receipts$156,719$214,687
EXPENDITURES
Administration & Grounds$150,048$150,708
Ministries$5,894$12,369
CBWCF Loan Repayments$44,555$50,808
Total Expenditures$200,497$213,885
General surplus (deficit)(43,778)$802


Loans

CBWCF Loan
Other than Regular Loan Repayments $0
Additional Mortgage$40,000
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)($40,000)
CBWCF Loan Payable$182,711
 
Congregational Loan
Loan Repayments$82,465
Additional Loan$110,000
Net Loan Repayments  ( Loan Proceeds)($27,535)
Congregational Loan Payables$365,944
 
Total Loans
Loan Repayments$82,465
Additional Loans$150,000
Net Loan Repayments ( Loan Proceeds)($67,545)
Total Loans$548,655

Renovation Capital Campaign(October 2011 - July 2012)


ActualBudget
Offerings$65,405$65,000
Expenses$35,398

Note: Cheques for the church should be made payable to "Westside Baptist Church."  Please do not use abbreviations.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Summary of August 2012 Deacon Board Meeting

  • The congregations will be asked to complete a survey by September about the conference ministry at Westside. The result will then be used for planning conferences in the future.
  • Trainings for the visitation team will be held on September 5 and 16. Refer to the bulletin for details.
  • Awana will begin on September 14. Starting from September 2, chairs in the main hall will be stacked up after Sunday worship services and rearranged after Saturday worship services.
  • Academic Assistance Program will begin on September 16 every Sunday between 2pm – 5pm.
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes can be picked up on October 6 & October 7 during worship services. A launching party open to the public will be held on October 13 between 10am-11:30am. The in-house collection dates for filled shoe box gifts are November 17 & 18.
  • Pastor Gladys and Anders will take their annual leaves from October 10 – 26, 2012. Pastor Alan will take his annual leave from November 17 – December 2, 2012.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Prayer - August 18, 2012

THANKSGIVING
  • God has been leading newcomers and seekers to our midst every week. Brothers and sisters serving faithfully in our midst week after week. Brothers and sisters from the Chinese congregation serving alongside us for the short-term.
  • God’s provision of candidates for English 101.

SUPPLICATION
  • Awana ministry: May God lead and direct this ministry. Pray for those who are willing to serve and their upcoming training. Also remember the registration. May God provide His abundant grace for this ministry and through this ministry lead children and families to our church.
  • Outreach Ministry: May God grant us passion for lost souls and good witness in our lives. Pray that the seekers will continue to search for the truth. Pray also for the conversion of our friends and family members.
  • SIG ministry: Pray that our brothers and sisters are able to build genuine friendships with the people they meet through these activities and that their lives are infectious enough to attract people to Christ.
  • Small Groups Ministry: Pray that God would raise up leaders in the coming months. Also pray for the bonding of the individual group members into life-changing groups.
  • Music Ministry: Remember all those serving faithfully on a regular basis and remember their practice on Tuesday evenings.
  • GZone: Give thanks for God’s provision of newcomers and seekers. Remember the transitioning of this ministry and the direction in the coming days.
  • Remember David Ng and his family as David’s mother was admitted to the hospital. Pray for God’s healing and guidance as to the long-term care of his mother.
  • Remember those who are on summer holidays. Pray that they will lead a balanced life and use their time wisely.
  • Pray for the planning of outreach events in the coming months, and remember the seekers who are in our midst.

Announcements - August 18, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Westside Baptist Church is glad to welcome newcomers to our Worship Service. Please fill out a guest record card and return it to the ushers or greeters so that we may keep in touch with you. Westside would also like to invite Christians attending our services regularly to consider making Westside their spiritual home. Please contact the pastoral staff or deacons if you are interested.
  • English WBC101 will be starting next week. For those who want to know more about Christianity, or who are interested in transferring their membership, please contact Pastor Gladys for details.
  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please call the church office and speak with Roberta about any duty shift changes.
  • Need some uplifting and support through prayer? 
Send your prayer requests to the WBC Prayer Band Ministry via direct confidential email to our pastoral staff: prayer@westsidebaptist.ca
    Unless otherwise indicated, prayer requests will be regarded in strict confidence (names are undisclosed), and submitters will not be contacted.
  • Want to witness the amazing power of prayer? Want to be a part of God's mighty work? 
We are currently accepting volunteers for Westside's newest ministry - the WBC Prayer Band.
 Come and support your family, friends, church, and community through prayer.
Please contact Pastor Anders for more information.
  • Academic assistance program for grade 8-12 will be launched on September 16 on Sundays 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Fee for grade 8-10 is $20 per month or $7 per visit, grade 11-12 is $30 per month or $10 per visit.
  • In order to adequately cover meal costs, tickets for the community meal will be increased by $1 to $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Shera to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The new GZone youth group for Grade 7-12 teens and youths will meet every Saturday in Room F from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Please contact Pastor Gladys for further information.
  • Childcare is provided for children under 3 in Room B during the worship service.
  • There will be small group gatherings every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal. Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life through “Who Is God?”. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • A new coffee/hot chocolate machine has been installed in the foyer. Freshly brewed decaf, dark-roasted coffee or hot chocolate are all available at 50 cents a cup. Hot water is also available free of charge. Brothers and sisters are encouraged to be eco-friendly and bring their own mugs or use the ceramic cups inside the cupboard. Please wash them after use.
  • WBC eco-bags are now available for pickup on the reception table. Feel free to give them out as gifts to friends and relatives.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone”
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Clearone Badminton, #100 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond Browngate
    Next game: August 26
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 8:30pm
    Next game: August 26

Friday, 17 August 2012

Calling All Prayer Warriors

Westside Baptist Prayer Band - calling all prayer warriors!

Want to witness the amazing power of prayer? Want to be a part of God's mighty work? 
We are currently accepting volunteers for Westside's newest ministry - the WBC Prayer Band.
 Come and support your family, friends, church, and community through prayer.
Please contact Pastor Anders for more information.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Summer Camp 2012 Pictures

Summer Camp 2012 pictures have been uploaded to Facebook. Please click here to browse。

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Accouuncements - August 4, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Westside Baptist Church is glad to welcome newcomers to our Worship Service. Please fill out a guest record card and return it to the ushers or greeters so that we may keep in touch with you. Westside would also like to invite Christians attending our services regularly to consider making Westside their spiritual home. Please contact the pastoral staff or deacons if you are interested.
  • If you have borrowed books from the church library, please return them to the church secretary by next Saturday for an inventory count.
  • English WBC101 has been completed but for those who want to know more about Christianity, or who are interested in transferring their membership, please contact Pastor Gladys for details.
  • Bulletins will not be printed for the English worship services, so church volunteers are asked to check their duties online via googledocs. A hard copy of the duty list will also be posted in the foyer. Please call the church office and speak with Roberta about any duty shift changes.
  • All are welcome to enjoy a simple meal that will be served every week after the service at a cost of $6. To pre-purchase meal tickets, contact Joyce Lai or Shera Ng, or register through the English Ministry Facebook page. The deadline is Wednesday each week. Meal tickets purchased at the door will be $6 upon availability.
  • The new GZone youth group for Grade 7-12 teens and youths will meet every Saturday in Room F from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Please contact Pastor Gladys for further information.
  • Childcare is provided for children under 3 in Room B during the worship service.
  • There will be small group gatherings every Saturday at 8pm after the community meal. Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life through “Who Is God?”. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys if you are interested in joining a small group.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • A new coffee/hot chocolate machine has been installed in the foyer. Freshly brewed decaf, dark-roasted coffee or hot chocolate are all available at 50 cents a cup. Hot water is also available free of charge. Brothers and sisters are encouraged to be eco-friendly and bring their own mugs or use the ceramic cups inside the cupboard. Please wash them after use.
  • WBC eco-bags are now available for pickup on the reception table. Feel free to give them out as gifts to friends and relatives.
  • The church office will be closed on August 7 (Tuesday) as a lieu day for Monday regular day off.

ONGOING EVENTS
  • Church Prayer Meeting (English Congregation)
    Saturdays 5:00pm
  • English Worship Service
    Saturdays 6:00pm -7:30pm
  • Small Groups for All Ages
    Saturdays 8:00pm -10:00pm
  • Youth & Teens Ministry “GZone”
    Saturdays 8:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Badminton
    Every other Sunday 8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Venue: Clearone Badminton, #100 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond Browngate
    Next game: August 12
  • Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Board Games
    Last Sunday of the month 8:30pm
    Next game: August 26