Sunday, 27 December 2015

Announcements - December 27, 2015


  • 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. Please do not make changes on your own.  
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • For those who are new to Westside and if you have not filled out a guest record form, please get one from our ushers. Also contact Pastor Gladys or one of our SG leaders if you want to know more about us or join our small groups. 
  • We have raised a total of $3,587.30 from all the charity events we hosted this year. All proceeds received have been donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. Thank you for the generosity of all brothers, sisters and friends. 
  • Starting from January 2016, Christian Education will be held on the third week of the month. The first course will be held on January 17 between 2pm – 5pm. The topic is, “ISIS(ISIL) - What Christians Need to Know”. Details and sign-up sheet have already posted on the bulletin board. 
  • There will be a community luncheon on January 17th. $8 @ please register with your SG leaders. 
  • 2016 church calendar are ready for pick up at the back of the hall.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Announcements - December 20, 2015


  • 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. Please do not make changes on your own.
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • For those who are new to Westside and if you have not filled out a guest record form, please get one from our ushers. Also contact Pastor Gladys or one of our SG leaders if you want to know more about us or join our small groups. 
  • Christmas Charity events are as follow: 
    1. We have collected 95 bags of clothing for this year’s clothing drive. Thank you all for their donation. 
    2. Christmas Charity Dinner will be held tonight at 6pm. Be green, please bring your own dinnerware, cutlery and cup. 
    3. During the Christmas Charity dinner, there will be auction, phototaking with Santa and collecting donation on the table. All proceeds received from the above event will be donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. Thank you for your support! 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 20 between 2pm and 4pm. Congregation are welcome to invite friends and relatives to enjoy the singing. 
  • Starting from January 2016, Christian Education will be held on the third week of the month. The first course will be held on January 17 between 2pm – 5pm. The topic is, “ISIS(ISIL) - What Christians Need to Know”. Details and sign-up sheet have already posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 2016 church calendar are ready for pick up at the back of the hall.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Summary of November 2015 Deacon Board Meeting


  • The Christmas charity fundraiser events include: the surplus from the dinner on December 20, the offering collected on the dinner tables, auction, photo session with Santa during the dinner, clothing drive and AWANA matching. 
  • Starting from December 15, Canada Post will only deliver mails to mail box. Therefore, the church will install a new mail box near the front entrance. 
  • The church will switch to use Vancity Credit Union for banking after the AGM on January 24, 2016. 
  • The church 2015 donation to parachurch organizations and ministries are list as follow: CBWC, CBM - Nepal earthquake, Wycliffe Bible Translator - Bda short-term mission ministry, AFC Vancouver, Shower of Blessings, CCM Canada, Operation Christmas Child and CBM - TM short-term mission ministry. 
  • The church will use $1,400 to replace the computers and monitors of two pastoral staffs. 
  • The church board proposed the following changes in the bylaws of the member’s handbook: 
    • Replace each occurrence of “Church Council” to “Deacon Board”; 
    • 7.5 The Church Council Deacon Board shall be responsible for arranging pulpit supply during pastoral vacation periods the absence of all pastoral staffs.

Financial report - January - November 2015

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$280,747$284,167
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$6,105-
Rent & Others$59,709$53,748
Total Revenue$346.561$337,915

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$172,505$181,311
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$53,477$56,556
Loan Payment$60,000$45,833
Loan Interest$2,292$4,079
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$28,597$32,221
Special Donation$5,500-
Others$8,727$17,857
Total Expense$331,098$337,857
Restricted Fund--
Balance$15,463$58

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2014
-
$314,469
$314,469
Nov 2015
-
$256,486
$256,486

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Announcements - December 6, 2015


  • 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. Please do not make changes on your own.  
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • There were 122 members casted their votes during deacon election of last Sunday. Justin Chen (109 agreed, 2 disagreed, 11 abstained), Lily Liu (108 agreed, 5 disagreed, 9 abstained), Tsz-Lam Mak (116 agreed, 2 disagreed, 4 abstained) have been re-elected as 2016–2018 deacons. 
  • For those who are new to Westside and if you have not filled out a guest record form, please get one from our ushers. Also contact Pastor Gladys or one of our SG leaders if you want to know more about us or join our small groups. 
  • Join GZone X for their first ever Scavenger Hunt downtown! As a team, you will be given a series of challenges to solve in order to get your next clue to find your checkpoint. Meet at church at 2 PM and the event starts at Vancouver City Center Canada Line station at 2:30 PM. Join us for dinner afterwards at Old Spaghetti Factory at Gastown. Sign up via Facebook event. Max capacity at 30 people - priority will be given to GZone X members - so sign up quickly!" 
  • Christmas Charity events are as follow: 
    1. Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Filled up standard (26” x 36”) garbage bag of clothing can be dropped off at Room A. 
    2. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or deacon Justin Chen. Tickets sale deadline is December 13, 2015. 
    3. 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. Please contact Pastor Alan for details before December 13. 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! 
  • All proceeds received from the above events will be donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 20 between 2pm and 4pm. Members of WBC who are interested to join singing, please contact Pastor Alan. Congregation can also invite friends and relatives to enjoy the singing. 
  • Lost and found items in the kitchen will be donated for the clothing drive fundraiser event. Please claim your lost items before December 13.