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