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