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.