Sunday, 28 September 2014

Announcements - September 28, 2014


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Worship duties list is posted on the church website. Please contact Deacon Peter, Deacon Justin or the church secretary if you are not available for the duties. 
  • The ordination ceremony of Pastor Alan will be held on November 9 at 3:00pm. The celebration banquet will be held at 6:00pm at Fortune House Seafood Restaurant. Ticket is $35 per adult, $17 per age 4-10 child. Tickets are available with small group leaders or Deacon Peter Cheung. 
  • Short-term mission team has planned to visit the mission field where Brenda Leung is serving from November 22 to November 28, 2014. For those who would like to join the team, please contact Deacon Peter Cheung. 
  • 2014 Deaconship Election Timetable 
    • September 28 Nomination closes 
    • October 12 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
    • November 9 Deaconship election 
  • WBC is again hosting a charity clothing drive this year and the collection period will be from December 7-December 14. For each bag (filled up 26” x 36” garbage bag) of clothing donated we will receive $2.5 from Big Brother. Net proceeds will be donated to other needy charitable organizations. Please bring your clothing donations to Room G. 
  • In order to keep your contact information updated in the church record, please notify the church secretary for any change in the past two years. 
  • 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. If you would like to be a matching donor, please contact Pastor Alan.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Announcements - September 21, 2014


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Worship duties list is posted on the church website. Please contact Deacon Peter, Deacon Justin or the church secretary if you are not available for the duties. 
  • The ordination ceremony of Pastor Alan will be held on November 9 at 3:00pm. The celebration banquet will be held at 6:00pm at Fortune House Seafood Restaurant. Ticket is $35 per adult, $17 per age 4-10 child. Tickets are available with small group leaders or Deacon Peter Cheung. 
  • Short-term mission team has planned to visit the mission field where Brenda Leung is serving from November 22 to November 28, 2014. For those who would like to join the team, please contact Deacon Peter Cheung. 
  • 2014 Deaconship Election Timetable 
    • August 10 Nomination commences 
    • September 28 Nomination closes 
    • October 12 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
    • November 9 Deaconship election 
  • WBC is again hosting a charity clothing drive this year and the collection period will be from December 7-December 14. For each bag (filled up 26” x 36” garbage bag) of clothing donated we will receive $2.5 from Big Brother. Net proceeds will be donated to other needy charitable organizations. 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, 14 September 2014

Financial Report - January - August 2014

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$176,956$196,667
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$1,200-
Rent & Others$39,181$39,056
Total Revenue$217,337$235,723

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$126,378$128,757
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$40,198$41,210
Loan Payment$14,000$33,333
Loan Interest$2,620$3,408
Saving for Maintenance$7,000-
Building & Grounds$12,847$20,060
Special Donation$890-
Others$2,947$9,483
Total Expense$206,880$236,251
Restricted Fund-($333)
Balance$10,457($861)

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2013
-
$382,238
$382,238
Aug 2014
-
$374,340
$374,340

Summary of September 2014 Deacon Board Meeting


  • In order to encourage more participation, the church board has decided to eliminate the registration fee for praise dance. 
  • Tang Fuk Yin, Julienne Tang and Joyce Lai’s membership have been inactivated. 
  • Rev. Anders Tsang and Pastor Alan Yu will attend a 1 ½ day seminar on children ministry from September 18 -19, 2014 in Washington State. Rev. Dr. Gladys Tsang will attend a local seminar about “The Board’s Most Important Relationship” on September 24, 2014. 
  • The church secretary’s annual leave will be from September 27 – Oct 4, 2014. Rev. Dr. Gladys Tsang and Rev. Anders Tsang’s annual leave will be from October 15 – 31, 2014. 
  • Short-term mission trip this year will be from November 22 – 28, 2014 to visit the mission field of Brenda Leung. 
  • Christmas celebration activities include: Clothing drive (coordinated by Maggie Leung); collecting shoes box gifts for Operation Christmas Child (coordinated by Deacon Felix Loo); baptism on December 14 and a charity dinner on December 14 (coordinated by Deacon Dick Chan).

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ordination of Pastor Alan C. Yu

Westside Baptist Church will ordain Pastor Alan C. Yu to the pastoral ministry on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3pm, and we invite you to join us at the ceremony. Pastor Alan was converted and baptized at our church, and has been a member for over 20 years. He started serving full time at our church in the pastoral role since 2011. It would be a truly special occasion for our congregation to ordain one of the "first fruits" of our early church planting days.

Refreshment will be served after the ceremony.

Link to Facebook event.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Announcements - September 7, 2014

  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at room C. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Our monthly luncheon will be held today right after worship service.
  • Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:30pm in Room A.
  • English WBC101 will be starting in September. For those who want to know more about Christianity, or who are interested in transferring their membership, please contact Pastor Gladys for details. 
  • Worship duties list is posted on the church website. Please contact Deacon Peter, Deacon Justin or the church secretary if you are not available for the duties. 
  • 2014 Deaconship Election 
    • Dick Chan (2nd term), Peter Cheung (1st term), Felix Loo (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2014. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2015. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Keddy Au Yeung, Dick Chan, Peter Cheung 
      • Congregation Rep: Samson Chan, Joyce Lai, Jenny Tse 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
    • Timetable: 
      • August 10 Nomination commences 
      • September 28 Nomination closes 
      • October 12 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      •  November 9 Deaconship election