Sunday, 29 December 2013

Announcements - December 29, 2013

  • A new adult small group will be started as of January. Please pray for this and if you are interested to join, please contact Pastor Gladys or Justin Chen.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which has just started. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • The church has raised $3,035 from all the charity activities (auction, honey sale, clothing drive, offering collected at the tables) this year. Thank you all for the participation and donation.  The proceeds will be equally sent to the Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.
  • A New Year’s Eve fun-filled count down event will be held on December 31 at 9:30pm. All are welcome to join. Admission is at $5 each. Registration is available on facebook.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Announcements - December 22, 2013


  • A new adult small group will be started as of January. Please pray for this and if you are interested to join, please contact Pastor Gladys or Justin Chen. 
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which has just started. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • The church has raised $3,035 from all the charity activities (auction, honey sale, clothing drive, offering collected at the tables) this year. Thank you all for the participation and donation. The proceeds will be equally sent to the Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. 
  • A luncheon will be held today right after worship service. It would be a free luncheon and all are welcome to stay.
  • AWANA & CitRUS presents Joy, Joy, Joy – A Family Christmas Event on December 24 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. There will be Drama, Games, Music and more! Free Admission, register online: tinyurl.com/xmasfx13 or sign up on the bulletin board. 
  • A New Year’s Eve fun-filled outreach event will be held on December 31 at 9:30pm. All are welcome to join. Admission is at $5 each. Registration is available on facebook. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Announcements - December 15, 2013


  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys. 
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • Brenda Leung and 2013 short-term mission team sharing will begin at 1pm today in the main hall. 
  • For those who have already purchased the tickets for tonight’s Christmas Charity Dinner, please arrive at 6pm. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables and a charity auction will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Be green and bring your own dinnerware and cutlery. 
  • Today is the last day for a charity clothing drive. Net proceeds will be donated to the Vancouver Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Please bring your clothing donations to Room G. 
  • A luncheon will be held on December 22 right after worship service. Please register through facebook or Joyce Lai. $5 per person. 
  • AWANA & CitRUS presents Joy, Joy, Joy – A Family Christmas Event on December 24 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. There will be Drama, Games, Music and more! Free Admission, register online: tinyurl.com/xmasfx13 or sign up on the bulletin board. 
  • A New Year’s Eve fun-filled outreach event will be held on December 31 at 9:30pm. All are welcome to join. Admission is at $5 each. Registration is available on facebook. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Financial Report - January - November, 2013


ActualBudget

Revenue

Offerings$238,297$243,833
Rent & Others$51,801$51,915
Total Revenue$290,098$295,748

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$163,665$165,783
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$59,968$57,013
Loan Payment$57,014$42,167
Loan Interest$2,224$4,217
Building & Grounds$22,458$26,290
Saving for Maintenance$1,500-
Total Expense$306,829$295,470
Restricted Fund-($1,150)
Surplus(Deficit)($16,731)($872)



Loan

 Balance CBWC Loans Congregational Loan Total
Dec 2012
$22,014
$465,928 $487,942
Nov 2013
-
$430,358$430,358

Summary of December Board Meeting


  • A New Year’s Eve outreach event will be held on December 31, 2013. The committee members are Jason Kwok, Joanna Lai, Felix Loo, Grace Ng, Kenald Yu and Polly Yu. 
  • As of January 2014, prayer meeting of the Chinese congregation will be held in the afternoon of the last Sunday of the month and the Christian Education courses will be offered after the Sunday service. 
  • The church will discontinue preparing the pre-printed offering envelopes in 2014. For special need, please contact the church secretary. 
  • For privacy and security reasons, the church will discontinue the printing of the directory effective 2014. 
  • Samson Chan will replace Godfrey Leung as one of the coordinators of the Christmas dinner on December 15 because Godfrey needs to attend to family matters. 
  • The board proposed the amendment of bylaw 7.15 as follow: 
    • The Council shall annually report on its stewardship of the affairs of the Church through an annual report that shall also contain an audited a financial statement and balance sheet. A review engagement will be performed on the financial statement and balance sheet at a minimum of every 3 years and at the discretion of the board. 
  • Florence Wong has been reactivated as a church member.

Announcements - December 8, 2013


  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • There were 78 members attended deacon election last Sunday. Result of the election is as follow: Keddy Au Yeung for election as a new deacon: 76 in support; 2 abstained; 0 against. 
  • Brenda Leung and 2013 short-term mission team will share right after the English worship service on December 15. Light lunch will be served and $5 per person. Sign-up sheet has been posted on the notice board. 
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or Deacon Justin Chen. Today is the last day for registration. 
  • 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 Pastor Alan 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 today to December 15. 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. 
  • AWANA & CitRUS presents Joy, Joy, Joy – A Family Christmas Event on December 24 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. There will be Drama, Games, Music and more! Free Admission, register online: tinyurl.com/xmasfx13 or sign up on the bulletin board. 
  • A New Year Eve fun filled outreach event will be held on December 31 at 9:30pm. All are welcome to join. Tickets will be available in coming weeks at $5 each. For more details, please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Announcements - December 1, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Thank you all for supporting Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in the relief of the Philippines Typhoon. We have raised $1,805 in the past two weeks for this cause.
  • Brenda Leung and 2013 short-term mission team will share right after the English worship service on December 15. Light lunch will be served and $5 per person. Sign-up sheet has been posted on the notice board.
  • All members please stay after worship service today to attend the deacon election. Details of the election have been posted on the bulletin board.
  • Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:30pm in Room A.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or Deacon Justin Chen. December 8 is the last day for registration.
  • 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 Pastor Alan 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 December 8-December 15. 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.
  • AWANA & CitRUS presents Joy, Joy, Joy – A Family Christmas Event on December 24 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. There will be Drama, Games, Music and more! Free Admission, register online: tinyurl.com/xmasfx13 or sign up on the bulletin board.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Announcements - November 24, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) encourages donation in the relief of the Philippines Typhoon. Today is the last day the church will collect a special offering for this cause. Donations will send to CBM. Please make cheques payable to “Westside Baptist Church” and mark “Philippines Typhoon” on the offering envelope. Donation receipts will be issued for an amount of $20 or more.
  • Representatives from City of Vancouver will come to the church on November 27 at 7pm to give a talk on the development of Marpole community and the Cambie corridor. Brothers and sisters are welcomed to join.
  • Joy Fellowship World Market will be held on November 30 at Trinity Baptist Church (W49th & Granville St.) between 10am – 2pm. Nativity-themed crafts and gifts* World Market Stocking Stuffers* Cards and knitting* Bake Sale* White Elephant Table * Christmas Carol singing*Christmas Tea.
  • Members must attend the deacon election meeting at 1:00pm on December 1, 2013 in order to vote. No proxy vote is permitted in this election. The election will be held right after the Sunday worship service in the main hall. Deaconship candidate’s profile has been posted on the notice board.
  • Brenda Leung and 2013 short-term mission team will share right after the English worship service on December 15. Light lunch will be served and $5 per person. Sign-up sheet has been posted on the notice board.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or Deacon Justin Chen.
  • 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 Pastor Alan 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 December 8-December 15. 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.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Announcements - November 17, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) encourages donation in the relief of the Philippines Typhoon. Special offerings will be collected today and Nov 24. Donations will send to CBM. Please make cheques payable to “Westside Baptist Church” and mark “Philippines Typhoon” on the offering envelope. Donation receipts will be issued for an amount of $20 or more.
  • Representatives from City of Vancouver will come to the church on November 27 at 7pm to give a talk on the development of Marpole community and the Cambie corridor. Brothers and sisters are welcomed to join.
  • Joy Fellowship World Market will be held on November 30 at Trinity Baptist Church (W49th & Granville St.) between 10am – 2pm. Nativity-themed crafts and gifts* World Market Stocking Stuffers* Cards and knitting* Bake Sale* White Elephant Table * Christmas Carol singing*Christmas Tea.
  • Members must attend the deacon election meeting at 1:00pm on December 1, 2013 in order to vote. No proxy vote is permitted in this election. The election will be held right after the Sunday worship service in the main hall. Deaconship candidate’s profile has been posted on the notice board.
  • Brenda Leung and 2013 short-term mission team will share right after the English worship service on December 15. Light lunch will be served and $5 per person. Sign-up sheet has been posted on the notice board.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or Deacon Justin Chen.
  • 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 Pastor Alan 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 December 8-December 15. 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.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Financial Report - January - October 2013


ActualBudget

Revenue

Offerings$217,565$221,667
Rent & Others$47,264$47,195
Total Revenue$264,829$268,862

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$147,555$150,712
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$52,848$51,831
Loan Payment$57,014$38,333
Loan Interest$2,186$3,833
Building & Grounds$20,612$23,900
Saving for Maintenance$1,500-
Total Expense$281,715$268,609
Restricted Fund-($1046)
Surplus(Deficit)($16,886)($793)



Loan

 Balance CBWC Loans Congregational Loan Total
Dec 2012
$22,014
$465,928 $487,942
Oct 2013
-
$430,358$430,358

Summary of November Deacon Board Meeting

  • GZone parents meeting will be held right after English worship service on December 8. Light lunch will be served and $5 per person.
  • Representatives from City of Vancouver will come to the church on November 27 at 7pm to give a talk on the development of Marpole community and the Cambie corridor. Brothers and sisters are welcomed to join.
  • Brenda Leung and 2013 short-term mission team will share right after the English worship service on December 15. Light lunch will be served and $5 per person.
  • The board recommended to pass the following motion during Annual General Meeting on January 26, 2014, “Westside Baptist Church wishes that Alan Yu be credentialed as an Accredited Minister and therefore formally request that the CBWC Ordination Examining Council examine him in order that our church may proceed with the ordination of Alan Yu." The board also nominated an assessment committee, consisting of three deacons (Felix, Justin & Godfrey) and three congregational members (Ealse Wong, Joyce Lai & Jason Lam) for the interview of Pastor Alan Yu and the completion of the related documentation.
  • The board has proposed the following change of the bylaw 4.9.1:
    • Amending the Constitution or calling or dismissing a Pastor or Associate Pastor licensed pastor (excluding contractual staff) when 75 percent majority of those present and voting shall be required.
  • 2014 Summer Camp will be held on July 11-13, 2014 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House.

Announcements - November 10, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Operation Christmas Child Ministry. Filled shoebox gifts will be collected today during worship service.
  • Representatives from City of Vancouver will come to the church on November 27 at 7pm to give a talk on the development of Marpole community and the Cambie corridor. Brothers and sisters are welcomed to join.
  • Joy Fellowship World Market will be held on November 30 at Trinity Baptist Church (W49th & Granville St.) between 10am – 2pm. Nativity-themed crafts and gifts* World Market Stocking Stuffers* Cards and knitting* Bake Sale* White Elephant Table * Christmas Carol singing*Christmas Tea.
  • Members must attend the deacon election meeting at 1:00pm on December 1, 2013 in order to vote. No proxy vote is permitted in this election. The election will be held right after the Sunday worship service in the main hall.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or Deacon Justin Chen.
  • Brenda Leung and 2013 short-term mission team will share right after the English worship service on December 15. Light lunch will be served and $5 per person.
  • The collection dates for clothing drive are December 8 to December 15. Bags of clothing will be collected at Room G.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Announcements - November 3, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • GZone coaches please meet with Pastor Gladys in Room G right after service.
  • Deacon Board Meeting will be held today at 2pm in Room A.
  • Empty shoe boxes can be picked up from the stage for Operation Christmas Child Ministry. Remember to bring back filled shoebox gifts by November 10 as they will be collected during worship service.
  • Joy Fellowship World Market will be held on November 30 at Trinity Baptist Church (W49th & Granville St.) between 10am – 2pm. Nativity-themed crafts and gifts* World Market Stocking Stuffers* Cards and knitting* Bake Sale* White Elephant Table * Christmas Carol singing*Christmas Tea.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.
  • The collection dates for clothing drive are December 8 to December 15. Bags of clothing will be collected at Room G.
  • 2013 Deaconship Election
    • Godfrey Leung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2013. Therefore, a new deacon will be elected to replace this vacant in 2014.
    • Nomination Committee:
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu
      • Congregation Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Hedy Chan, Wondy Chan
    • 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 Nomination commences
      • October 27 Nomination closes
      • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
      • December 1 Deaconship election

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Announcements - October 27, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00am on November 3(Sunday). Please turn your clock one hour backward before you go to bed on November 2 (Saturday).
  • Empty shoe boxes can be picked up from the stage for Operation Christmas Child Ministry. Remember to bring back filled shoebox gifts by November 10 as they will be collected during worship service.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.
  • The collection dates for clothing drive are December 8 to December 15. Bags of clothing will be collected at Room G.
  •  The 53rd Canada Chinese Christian Winter Conference will be held on December 27 – 31, 2013 at Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey. The theme is: Connect. Impact. Multiply. The main talk speaker is Rev. Tom Blackaby. For details and registration, please refer to the poster on the bulletin board.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • 2013 Deaconship Election
    • Godfrey Leung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2013. Therefore, a new deacon will be elected to replace this vacant in 2014.
    • Nomination Committee:
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu
      • Congregation Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Hedy Chan, Wondy Chan
    • 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 Nomination commences
      • October 27 Nomination closes
      • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
      • December 1 Deaconship election

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Announcements - October 20, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Since there are no children from EM attending citrus right now, Citrus ministry during the English worship time will be put on hold until further notice.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Empty shoe boxes can be picked up from the stage for Operation Christmas Child Ministry. Remember to bring back filled shoebox gifts by November 10 as they will be collected during worship service.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.
  • The collection dates for clothing drive are December 8 to December 15. Bags of clothing will be collected at Room G.
  • The 53rd Canada Chinese Christian Winter Conference will be held on December 27 – 31, 2013 at Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey. The theme is: Connect. Impact. Multiply. The main talk speaker is Rev. Tom Blackaby. For details and registration, please refer to the poster on the bulletin board.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • 2013 Deaconship Election
    • Godfrey Leung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2013. Therefore, a new deacon will be elected to replace this vacant in 2014.
    • Nomination Committee:
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu
      • Congregation Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Hedy Chan, Wondy Chan
    • 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 Nomination commences
      • October 27 Nomination closes
      • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
      • December 1 Deaconship election

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Announcements - October 13, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Since there are no children from EM attending citrus right now, Citrus ministry during the English worship time will be put on hold until further notice.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Empty shoe boxes can be collected today during worship service for Operation Christmas Child Ministry. Remember to bring back filled shoebox gifts by November 10 as they will be collected during worship service.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.
  • The collection dates for clothing drive are December 8 to December 15. Bags of clothing will be collected at Room G.
  • The 53rd Canada Chinese Christian Winter Conference will be held on December 27 – 31, 2013 at Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey. The theme is: Connect. Impact. Multiply. The main talk speaker is Rev. Tom Blackaby. Early bird registration will be ended on October 15. For details and registration, please refer to the poster on the bulletin board.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • 2013 Deaconship Election
    • Godfrey Leung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2013. Therefore, a new deacon will be elected to replace this vacant in 2014.
    • Nomination Committee:
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu
      • Congregation Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Hedy Chan, Wondy Chan
    • 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 Nomination commences
      • October 27 Nomination closes
      • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
      • December 1 Deaconship election

Financial Report - January - September 2013


ActualBudget

Revenue

Offerings$196,045$199,500
Rent & Others$46,023$42,476
Total Revenue$242,068$241,976

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$136,613$135,641
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$51,453$46,647
Loan Payment$37,014$34,500
Loan Interest$2,147$3,450
Building & Grounds$15,131$21,510
Saving for Maintenance$1,500-
Total Expense$243,858$241,748
Surplus(Deficit)($1,790)$228



Loan

 Balance CBWC Loans Congregational Loan Total
Dec 2012
$22,014
$465,928 $487,942
Sept 2013
-
$450,320$450,320

Summary of October Deacon Board Meeting

  • The board has proposed the following change of the bylaw 8.1.1 :
    • At each Annual Congregational Meeting, the Church shall name a Nomination Committee consisting of not more than seven nor less than five members, including one named as Chairperson and the Senior Pastor as an ex-officio voting member with a minimum of three representatives from the deacon board. The Nomination Committee shall elect one member as Chairperson through majority vote.
  • Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Tickets will be selling at adult $12, age 4-10 children $6, age 3 and below is free. Funds raised including offering collected at the tables will be donated to Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.
  • The collection dates for clothing drive are December 8 to December 15. Bags of clothing will be collected at Room G.
  • The church will submit an application for government funding to hire 3 summer students to coordinate the children summer program before December 1, 2013. If the funding is approved, the program will be held in summer 2014.
  • The church will hold a summer camp in 2014. Details are to be announced.
  • Pastor Gladys and Pastor Anders will take their holidays from November 14 – 24, 2013.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Announcements - October 6, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Since there are no children from EM attending citrus right now, Citrus ministry during the English worship time will be put on hold until further notice. Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Rev. Tom Mei, missionary of Canadian Baptist Ministries sent to China, is on furlough at present in Canada. He will share in English about ministries in China on October 9 at 7pm. All brothers and sisters are welcome to join.
  • Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2pm.
  • The church Christmas dinner will be held on December 15. Details are to be announced.
  • Clothing drive will be held at the beginning of December. Details are to be announced.
  • The 53rd Canada Chinese Christian Winter Conference will be held on December 27 – 31, 2013 at Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey. The theme is: Connect. Impact. Multiply. The main talk speaker is Rev. Tom Blackaby. Early bird registration will be ended on October 15. For details and registration, please refer to the poster on the bulletin board.
  • 2013 Deaconship Election
    • Godfrey Leung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2013. Therefore, a new deacon will be elected to replace this vacant in 2014.
    • Nomination Committee:
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu
      • Congregation Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Hedy Chan, Wondy Chan
    • 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 Nomination commences
      • October 27 Nomination closes
      • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
      • December 1 Deaconship election

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Announcements - September 29, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • Since there are no children from EM attending citrus right now, Citrus ministry during the English worship time will be put on hold until further notice.
  • Anyone who has been baptized and wants to grow further in their Christian walk with the Lord, please join us at English 201 which will be starting soon. For further details please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Rev. Tom Mei, missionary of Canadian Baptist Ministries sent to China, is on furlough at present in Canada. He will share in English about ministries in China on October 9 at 7pm. All brothers and sisters are welcome to join.
  • The monthly bulletin and financial report have been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • The board has given permission for Brenda Leung to sell handicraft products as a support for the ministry operated by the missionary organization she currently serves. Today is the last day for ordering and making payments. Goods will be distributed on December 8. For details and placing orders, please contact Deacon Peter Cheung or the church secretary Roberta.
  • Lego Party will be held on October 3 between 7:30pm – 10:00pm. Join us and build Lego together. Know some new friends and have fun. This is an event for Adult only. No young children allowed.
  • 2013 Deaconship Election
    • Godfrey Leung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2013. Therefore, a new deacon will be elected to replace this vacant in 2014.
    • Nomination Committee:
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu
      • Congregation Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Hedy Chan, Wondy Chan
    • 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 Nomination commences
      • October 27 Nomination closes
      • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
      • December 1 Deaconship election

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Announcements - September 22, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.”
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • CitRUs for our children’s ministry has been launched! Preschoolers who have reached 3 years old are welcome to join the class at Room C during worship services.
  • AWANA Matching Program needs your support! Every month at AWANA Store, we encourage the clubbers to donate the AWANA Shares they were awarded to a designated charity, in order to nurture in them a caring heart for the world and the people around us. For every Share they donate, we would like to invite donors to match with a $10 donation. Last year, through this program the clubbers at AWANA have raised a total of $1,260 towards charities like Operation Christmas Child, Food Back, and International China Concern etc. We need your continual support this year! If you would like to be a matching donor, please contact Pastor Alan.
  • Rev. Tom Mei, missionary of Canadian Baptist Ministries sent to China, is on furlough at present in Canada. He will share in English about ministries in China on October 9 at 7pm. All brothers and sisters are welcome to join.
  • The monthly bulletin and financial report have been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • The board has given permission for Brenda Leung to sell handicraft products as a support for the ministry operated by the missionary organization she currently serves. Orders and payments are accepted from now until September 29. Goods will be distributed on December 8. For details and placing orders, please contact Deacon Peter Cheung or the church secretary Roberta.
  • Lego Party will be held on October 3 between 7:30pm – 10:00pm. Join us and build Lego together. Know some new friends and have fun. This is an event for Adult only. No young children allowed.
  • 2013 Deaconship Election
    • Godfrey Leung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2013. Therefore, a new deacon will be elected to replace this vacant in 2014.
    • Nomination Committee:
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu
      • Congregation Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Hedy Chan, Wondy Chan
    • 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 Nomination commences
      • October 27 Nomination closes
      • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
      • December 1 Deaconship election

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Financial Report - January - August 2013


ActualBudget

Revenue

Offerings$172,759$177,333
Rent & Others$39,978$37,756
Total Revenue$212,737$215,089

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$103,475$120,569
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$60,506$41,465
Loan Payment$38,014$30,667
Loan Interest$2,109$3,067
Building & Grounds$14,657$19,120
Saving for Maintenance$1,000-
Total Expense$219,761$214,888
Surplus(Deficit)($7,024)$201



Loan

 Balance CBWC Loans Congregational Loan Total
Dec 2012
$22,014
$465,928 $487,942
Aug 2013
-
$456,183$456,183

Summary of September Deacon Board Meeting

  • Rev. Tom Mei, missionary of Canadian Baptist Ministries sent to China, will share about ministries in China on October 9 at 7pm. All brothers and sisters are welcome to join.
  • Effective this month, Homework Fellowship will be discontinued.
  • The church will donate the remaining bus tickets (approx. $80) from the Children Summer Program to Union Gospel Mission.
  • No parking in the back lane at all times as fire truck will need to pass through when there is a fire.
  • Wendy Wong and Helen Yung have become inactive members.
  • Pastors Alan will take his annual leave from October 10 -18.
  • Christmas dinner will be held on December 15 and the coordinators are Deacons Dick Chan, Peter Cheung and Godfrey Leung.
  • Clothing drive will be held at the beginning of December and the coordinator is Maggie Leung.
  • Timeline for Deacon Election
    • September 22 Nomination commences
    • October 27 Nomination closes
    • November 17 Publication of final deaconship candidate list
    • December 1 Deaconship election

Announcements - September 15, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am in Room G. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • AWANA Matching Program needs your support! Every month at AWANA Store, we encourage the clubbers to donate the AWANA Shares they were awarded to a designated charity, in order to nurture in them a caring heart for the world and the people around us. For every Share they donate, we would like to invite donors to match with a $10 donation. Last year, through this program the clubbers at AWANA have raised a total of $1,260 towards charities like Operation Christmas Child, Food Back, and International China Concern etc. We need your continual support this year! If you would like to be a matching donor, please contact Pastor Alan.
  • Rev. Tom Mei, missionary of Canadian Baptist Ministries sent to China, is on furlough at present in Canada. He will share in English about ministries in China on October 9 at 7pm. All brothers and sisters are welcome to join.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • The board has given permission for Brenda Leung to sell handicraft products as a support for the ministry operated by the missionary organization she currently serves. Orders and payments are accepted from now until September 29. Goods will be distributed on December 8. For details and placing orders, please contact Deacon Peter Cheung or the church secretary Roberta.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The 2nd English Baptismal Service

The 2nd Baptismal Service on September 8, 2013.  Photos have been uploaded to facebook.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Annoucements - August 17, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the upcoming changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • 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 Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35 (not including handbook and uniform). For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • The church plans to employ a completely new strategy - CitRUs for our children’s ministry in September - and we are excited to share it with you! Come and join a parent information session on Sunday, August 18 from 2pm – 4pm. All parents and grandparents are welcome! Child-sitting will be provided.
  • Due to the fact that the majority of the English congregation is away for the youth gospel camp, there will not be a Saturday English worship on Aug. 31. There will be a combined worship with baptism held on Sept 1 at 11:00am.
  • New worship times will take effect starting September 8. Chinese worship services will commence at 10 am on Sundays, and English worship services at 11:30 am on Sundays. For more details, please feel free to pick a pamphlet about the changes in September in the back of the worship hall.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Announcements - August 10, 2013

  • Small groups will be going through transitions due to the upcoming changes in September re the worship. Any newcomers who are interested in joining small groups, please contact Pastor Gladys.
  • Church prayer meetings are held every Saturday at 5:00pm in Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • 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 Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week. The
  • Children’s Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration until August 17. The camp will be held Mondays to Fridays from 9:30am to 3:30pm until August 23. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to Grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Sign-up is on a weekly basis, and the deadline for applications is by the Saturday of each week. The fee is $125/week. Get 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35 (not including handbook and uniform). For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • The church plans to employ a completely new strategy - CitRUs for our children’s ministry in September - and we are excited to share it with you! Come and join a parent information session on Sunday, August 18 from 2pm – 4pm. All parents and grandparents are welcome! Child-sitting will be provided.
  • Due to the fact that the majority of the English congregation is away for the youth gospel camp, there will not be a Saturday English worship on Aug. 31. There will be a combined worship with baptism held on Sept 1 at 11:00am.
  • New worship times will take effect starting September 8. Chinese worship services will commence at 10 am on Sundays, and English worship services at 11:30 am on Sundays. For more details, please feel free to pick a pamphlet about the changes in September in the back of the worship hall.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Announcements - August 3, 2013

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. For those who have purchased the tickets, please be there on time.
  • The Children’s Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration until August 17. The camp will be held Mondays to Fridays from 9:30am to 3:30pm until August 23. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to Grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Sign-up is on a weekly basis, and the deadline for applications is by the Saturday of each week. The fee is $125/week. Get 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.  Since most of the English congregation will be away to attend the camp, there will not be an English service for that Saturday.  A combined service will be held on September 1.
    Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35 (not including handbook and uniform). For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • WBC is hosting a LEGO party on August 8 (Thursday) from 7:30pm - 10:00pm. Join us in building some LEGO sets together! Get to know some new friends! Have fun! Note: this is a play time for ADULTS. Once again, it’s for adults only! Sorry, no children allowed. The theme this time will be the Master Builder Academy.
  • The church plans to employ a completely new strategy for our children’s ministry in September - and we are excited to share it with you! Come and join a parent information session on Sunday, August 18 from 2pm – 4pm. All parents and grandparents are welcome! Child-sitting will be provided.
  • The church has collected $2,050 in total for the “High River Compassion Project”. Donations will be sent to the Calgary office of the CBWC to purchase mattresses for those affected by the flood. Thank you all for your support!
  • New worship times will take effect starting September 8. Chinese worship services will commence at 10 am on Sundays, and English worship services at 11:30 am on Sundays. For more details, please feel free to pick up a pamphlet about the changes in September at the back of the worship hall.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Announcements - July 27, 2013

  • 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available from Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child ages 4-10; free for children ages 3 and under.
  • The Children’s Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration until August 17. The camp will be held Mondays to Fridays from 9:30am to 3:30pm until August 23. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to Grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Sign-up is on a weekly basis, and the deadline for applications is by the Saturday of each week. The fee is $125/week. Get 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35 (not including handbook and uniform). For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • The WBC Missions Team is planning a mission trip to China in November. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo.
  • The monthly bulletin for July has been posted on the bulletin board. Please see the board for details.
  • WBC is hosting a LEGO party on August 8 (Thursday) from 7:30pm - 10:00pm. Join us in building some LEGO sets together! Get to know some new friends! Have fun! Note: this is a play time for ADULTS. Once again, it’s for adults only! Sorry, no children allowed. The theme this time will be the Master Builder Academy.
  • The church plans to employ a completely new strategy for our children’s ministry in September - and we are excited to share it with you! Come and join a parent information session on Sunday, August 18 from 2pm – 4pm. All parents and grandparents are welcome! Child-sitting will be provided.
  • The church has collected $2,050 in total for the “High River Compassion Project”. Donations will be sent to the Calgary office of the CBWC to purchase mattresses for those affected by the flood. Thank you all for your support!
  • New worship times will take effect starting September 8. Chinese worship services will commence at 10 am on Sundays, and English worship services at 11:30 am on Sundays. For more details, please feel free to pick a pamphlet about the changes in September in the back of the worship hall.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Parent Info Session

We will employ a completely new strategy for our children ministry - and we are excited to share it with you!

Come and learn about:

  • New "Children Sunday School" arrangement in September
  • The Orange Strategy - and how you can get the most out of it
  • Support for parents - including the "Parent Cue" app
  • Parent-Leader communication system
  • Support for special need children
Date: August 18, 2013 Sunday
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

All parents and grand-parents are welcome!
Child-sitting will be provided.

See Facebook Event for more details.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Announcements - July 20, 2013

  • Come and get connected with one another and learn about small group life. All are welcome. Please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Peter Cheung 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available with Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child of ages 4-10; free for children age 3 and under.
  • The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration until August 17 and applications need to be submitted by Saturday of each week. The camp will be held until August 23 Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform. For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Mission team is planning for a mission trip to China in November. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo.
  • July monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board.
  • The Canadian Baptists of Western Canada is encouraging church involvement in the relief efforts for the most devastated community of High River. Donations will be collected and sent to the Calgary office of the CBWC to purchase mattresses for those affected by the flood. Please make cheques payable to “Westside Baptist Church” and mark “High River” on the offering envelope as donation receipts will be issued for amounts of $20 or more. July 20 will be the last day to collect this special offering. More details can be found on the bulletin board.
  • New worship times will take effect starting September 8. Chinese worship services will commence at 10 am on Sundays, and English worship services at 11:30 am on Sundays. For more details, please feel free to pick a pamphlet about the changes in September in the back of the worship hall.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Financial Report January - June 2013


ActualBudget

Cash Inflow

Offerings$132,696$133,000
Rental Income$20,592$20,592
Locker & Other Income$10,158$7,725
Total Cash Inflow$163,446$161,317

Cash Outflow

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$91,833$90,427
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$32,676$31,726
Loan Payment$32,014$23,000
Building & Grounds$10,293$14,340
Loan Interest$2,024$2,300
Total Cash Outflow$168,840$161,793
Net cash($5,394)($476)



Loan

 Balance CBWC Loans Congregational Loan Total
Dec 2012
$22,014
$465,928 $487,942
June 2013
-
$456,183$456,183

Summary of July 2013 Deacon Board Meeting

  • The AWANA ministry encourages children to donate their AWANA shares on a regular basis. In the 2013-14, this ministry welcomes matching donation, 1 share for $10, donated to non-profit organizations. For more details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Westside short-term mission team will join a medical team for a short-term mission trip to the mission field served by Brenda Leung on November 9-18.
  • The church will renew a 2-years rental lease with, Hemrich Bros, the tenant downstairs.
  • Pastors Alan will take his annual leave from August 14-16.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Announcements - July 13, 2013

  • 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The semi-annual Financial Report and Congregational Meeting will be presented and held tomorrow right after the Chinese Sunday worship service. All members are encouraged to attend.
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available with Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child of ages 4-10; free for children age 3 and under.
  • The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration until August 17 and applications need to be submitted by Saturday of each week. The camp will be held until August 23 Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform. For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Mission team is planning for a mission trip to China in November. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo.
  • July monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board.
  • Canadian Baptists of Western Canada encourages churches involvement in the relief of the most devastated community of High River. Donation will be collected and receipted sent to the Calgary office of the CBWC for buying mattresses. Please make cheques payable to “Westside Baptist Church” and mark “High River” on the offering envelope. More details can be found on the bulletin board. Donation receipts will be issued for an amount of $20 or more.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Announcements - July 6, 2013

  • 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • The semi-annual Congregational Meeting will be held on July 14 right after the Chinese Sunday worship service. Issues related to the change in worship time and financial report and will be presented. All members are encouraged to attend.
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available with Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child of ages 4-10; free for children age 3 and under.
  • The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration until August 17 and applications need to be submitted by Saturday of each week. The camp will be held until August 23 Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform. For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Mission team is planning for a mission trip to China in November. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Announcements - June 29, 2013

  • 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • July 1 (1:00pm – 4:00pm) – Come and celebrate Canada Day with us at Westside’s Annual Block Party! It’s a day of family-friendly fun and excitement with face painting, a bouncy castle, cotton candy, refreshments, carnival games, and much more!
  • The semi-annual Financial Report and Congregational Meeting will be presented and held on July 14 right after the Chinese Sunday worship service. All members are encouraged to attend.
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available with Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child of ages 4-10; free for children age 3 and under.
  • The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration! The camp has been commenced until August 23rd, 2013, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform.  For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Mission team is planning for a mission trip to China in November. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Alberta Flooding Hits Hard

Unprecedented flooding in southern Alberta since June 20 has displaced more than 75,000 Albertans who have been forced to evacuate their homes. The flooding is estimated to have caused $3-5 billion in damage as many overflowing rivers swept water, mud and debris into people homes and washed across communities.

Much of downtown Calgary is currently closed because of flooding damage and power outages. High River, a town of about 13,000, is among the most battered communities. Flood waters have left a large portion of High River covered by a lake that will be difficult to drain. The town remains underwater and without basic services as of Tuesday.

Flood waters have overwhelmed the basement and filled the sanctuary of High River Baptist Church with five feet of water. It is too early to determine whether the church building can be salvaged from the damage. Many members of the church have significant flood damage to their homes and are facing catastrophic losses. Homes have been filled with debris and muddy water, possibly contaminated with viruses and parasites, ruining everything from furniture to carpets to drywall. Mold can begin forming within days.

Elsewhere, First Baptist in Calgary cancelled worship services on June 23 and postponed the scheduled ordination of Eijiro (Jay) Campo, because of the flooding and power outage in downtown Calgary. In Canmore, houses across from Trevor Sato, pastor of FBC Canmore, have been washed away. The CBWC’s Calgary offices will be closed for about a week because of evacuation orders and loss of power. All other CBWC churches seem to be high and dry for the moment but church members are scrambling to cope with evacuation orders and look after their neighbours and homes in stricken communities. At press time, Medicine Hat, AB was concerned that flooding would move on to its community.

The CBWC is responding.

Pastors of CBWC churches are busy mobilizing their congregations to help out any way they can in their local communities – providing billets, sandbagging, volunteering in shelters, helping in cleanup efforts. Despite the flooding in the church he guides, High River Baptist’s senior pastor, Jason Johnson, has been visiting shelters in Nanton, AB to console victims and offer support, as has Stephen Pike, senior pastor of Nanton First Baptist. Awaken Church in Bowness is working to give relief to people in that hard-hit area of Calgary. Several CBWC pastors serve as reserve chaplains in the military and at hospitals and other organizations. They are on the ground making a difference where they can.

The CBWC’s Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations to help provide emergency shelter and food and to support CBWC churches that are providing emergency service. Any churches or individuals wishing to make a donation to assist the High River recovery effort or to support churches like Awaken that are working to speed recovery can contact Louanne Haugan at the CBWC’s head office in Calgary or lhaugan@cbwc.ca. Once the Calgary office is functioning again, we will make online donations possible – check www.cbwc.ca. Canadian Baptist Ministries, our national missions arm, is also inviting its partners to participate in raising funds to relieve victims of flooding. We are extremely grateful for their support in this time of need.

Dennis Stone, the CBWC’s Regional Minister for Alberta/NWT is in almost daily contact with all afflicted CBWC churches to monitor their needs. The Alberta CBWC office has been actively recording names of people willing to help out at High River Baptist, the church with the most pressing needs. Volunteers would be responsible for their own food and lodging. Anyone interested in helping out should email abarea@cbwc.ca to provide:

  • Name and primary phone numbers.
  • The person’s building experience, skills, and equipment that can be utilized. Any professional ranking should be noted.
  • dates that the person may be available up to the end of July.
  • If a team leader, the number of people on the team and a list of relevant experience, skills, and equipment.

Praying is another very practical way to help. Pray for the safety of all people in the path of the flooding and for the safety of first responders. Please pray especially for the people of High River and their safety and for the members of High River Baptist that God will help them face the many facets of their losses and move them forward through recovery. Pray for all communities affected by the flooding as they face a massive cleanup effort in the coming days, weeks and years.

Other opportunities for ministry will be posted as they come in. Watch the CBWC website www.cbwc.ca
and ‘facebook/Canadian Baptists of Western Canada’ for more news.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Announcements - June 22, 2013

  • 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC received the most votes from our fathers who attended the worship services on June 15 and June 16, a total of $30 will be donated to this charity and we thank all the fathers for casting the votes.
  • July 1 (1:00pm – 4:00pm) – Come and celebrate Canada Day with us at Westside’s Annual Block Party! It’s a day of family-friendly fun and excitement with face painting, a bouncy castle, cotton candy, refreshments, carnival games, and much more!
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available with Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child of ages 4-10; free for children age 3 and under.
  • The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration! The camp will be from July 1st to August 23rd, 2013, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Early Bird registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform. If you register on or before June 23, 2013, you will enjoy an Early Bird discount of $10. For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Mission team is planning for a mission trip to China in November. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Announcements - June 15, 2013

  • 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • In lieu of a Father’s Day gift this year, we will be making a donation on behalf of Westside’s fathers to one of the following charitable organizations: 1) Big Brothers; 2) Food Bank or 3) Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC. Fathers can cast their votes to choose their preferred charity during worship services on June 15 and June 16.
  • July 1 (1:00pm – 4:00pm) – Come and celebrate Canada Day with us at Westside’s Annual Block Party! It’s a day of family-friendly fun and excitement with face painting, a bouncy castle, cotton candy, refreshments, carnival games, and much more!
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available with Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child of ages 4-10; free for children age 3 and under.
  • The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration! The camp will be from July 1st to August 23rd, 2013, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/ or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join.
  • Early Bird registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform. If you register on or before June 22, 2013, you will enjoy an Early Bird discount of $10. For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.
  • Mission team is planning for a mission trip to China in November. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo. The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • The Yard Sale fundraiser on June 15, 2013 raised $457.25. A huge thank you all who made donations and participated in the event!

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Financial report of January - May 2013


Offerings

ActualBudget
Income
Offerings$108,023$110,833
Rent & Others$25,359$23,598
Total$133,382$134,431
Expense
Admin & Facility$125,055$130,621
Ministries$1,864$1,579
Others$1,211$2,104
Total$128,130$134,305
Net Operating surplus (loss)$5,252$126
Restricted Fund-($523)
Net surplus ( loss )$5,252($397)



Loan

 Balance CBWC Loans Congregational Loan Total
December 2012 $22,014 $465,928 $487,942
May 2013-$454,141$454,141

Summary of June 2013 Deacon Board Meeting

  • The new registration fee for Awana has been amended as follow: Administration fee: $35 or $25 for early bird registration. Uniform and handbooks will be charged separately.
  • Deacons Felix Loo, Justin Chen, Tsz-Lam Mak and the pastoral staff have formed a committee in planning for the redevelopment of the facility downstairs. The goal is to have a proposal drafted within a year.
  • Block party will be held on July 1 subject to the approval of the heritage fund from the government.
  • Church picnic for adult is $12 per person; ages 4-10 is $6 (BBQ lunch included); ages 3 and below is free.
  • Hospitality team training for the Chinese congregation will be held on July 7 right after worship service.
  • The board has given permission for Brenda Leung to sell handicraft products as a support for the ministry operated by the missionary organization she currently serves. Details are to be announced.
  • Amendments of the Administrative handbook
    Voting in the Deacon Board (p.11)
  • A resolution must be passed by at least 75% 67% of the board members, regardless of the number of the board members present during the voting procedure. 67% of the current year’s board members must be present to form a quorum for the monthly board meeting.
  • Previous year’s deacons must be present at the January meeting in order to pass the minutes of December meeting of the previous year.
  • Pastors Gladys and Anders will take their annual leave from July 17 – July 31, 2013.

Announcements - June 8, 2013

  • 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 go home hungry! Join us for the community meal after Saturday evening worship services. Fees are $6 per person. Please contact Joyce or Jackson to pre-order by Thursday each week.
  • Youth Gospel Camp fundraiser event -- YARD SALE -- will be held on June 15 (Saturday) between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Donations of resalable items are greatly appreciated and will be collected today in Room G. Please note that prices will be set by the committee, and unsold items will NOT be returned to the donors. For donations of large or heavy items, please contact Joseph Ng, Jason Kwok or the office prior to dropping them off at the church. The committee reserves the right to decline donations of items deemed unsalable. Thanks for your support!
  • July 1 (1:00pm – 4:00pm) – Come and celebrate Canada Day with us at Westside’s Annual Block Party! It’s a day of family-friendly fun and excitement with face painting, a bouncy castle, cotton candy, refreshments, carnival games, and much more!
  • The WBC Annual Church picnic will be held on August 5 at Belcarra Regional Park between 10am – 4pm. Tickets are now available with Deacon Peter Cheung. $12 per adult; $6 per child of ages 4-10; free for children age 3 and under.
  • The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration! The camp will be from July 1st to August 23rd, 2013, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. 20% off for the second sibling registering together! For more information, please visit http://wbcchildrensc.blogspot.ca/  or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!
  • The Youth Gospel Camp will be held on August 30 - September 2 at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. Those aged 16 to 25 are welcome to join. The car wash fundraiser on April 28, 2013 raised $985. A huge thank you all who made donations and participated in the event!
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates.
  • Mission team is planning for a mission trip to China in November and December. For those who are interested, please contact Deacon Felix Loo.
  • Early Bird registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform. If you register on or before June 22, 2013, you will enjoy an Early Bird discount of $10. For registration and details, please contact Pastor Alan Yu.