Sunday, 18 December 2016

Announcements - December 18, 2016


  • We have collected 105 bags of donated clothing this year. Net proceeds will be equally donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission. 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 18 between 2pm and 4pm. Members of WBC who are interested to join singing, please invite friends and relatives to enjoy the singing. 
  • Christmas Charity dinner will be held tonight at 6:00pm. Please arrive on time and bring your own dining ware. The charity event includes: 1) Take pictures with Santa, 2) Auction and 3) Collect donation on the tables. Net proceeds will be equally donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission. 
  • A joint Christmas Baptismal worship service will be held on December 25, 2016 at 11:00am. The sermon will be preached in Chinese, please bring your own radio and ear phone for simultaneous translation. 
  • Annual General Meeting will be held on January 22, 2017. Members are encouraged to attend. The agenda will be announced on January 8, 2016 and 2016 annual report will be uploaded onto the church blog the same day.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Financial Report - January - November 2016

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$301,253$334,583
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$5,055-
Rent & Others$57,905$57,524
Total Revenue$364,213$392,107

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$182,835$186,878
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$52,381$54,162
Loan Payment$10,000$84,333
Loan Interest$2,252$4,400
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$16,414$41,241
Special Donation$5,055-
Others$6,033$16,161
Total Expense$274,970$392,591
Restricted Fund--
Balance$89,243$484

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2015
-
$248,588
$248,588
Nov2016
-
$240,565
$240,565

Summary of December 2016 Deacon Board Meeting


  • Downstairs redevelopment committee has been reformed as follow: Pastor Gladys, Pastor Anders, Pastor Alan, Deacon Justin, James Lai, Betty Lee, Felix Loo, Jenny Tse, Tommy Tung and Lauren Wong. 
  • The church 2015 donation to parachurch organizations and ministries are listed 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 -Tom Mei short-term mission ministry. 
  • The board decided not to hold Children Summer Camp in 2017.  
  • The church will arrange for special cleaning of all the carpeted area after the Christmas dinner.

Announcements - December 11, 2016


  • A special Christmas meditation retreat will be held today at the main hall between 2pm -4pm. The topic is “You Will Find A Baby”. 
  • WBC is again hosting a charity clothing drive this year and the collection period will end today. Please leave bags of donated clothing at Room A. Net proceeds will be equally donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission. 
  • Lost and found items in the kitchen will be donated for the clothing drive fundraiser event. Please claim your lost items before December 11. 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 18 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. Christmas Charity dinner will be held on December 18, 2016 at 6:00pm (Coordinators: Deacon Peter Cheung and Deacon Tsz-Lam Mak). Net proceeds will be equally donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission. 
  • 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 Wednesday. 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! 
  • A joint Christmas Baptismal worship service will be held on December 25, 2016 at 11:00am. The sermon will be preached in Chinese, please bring your own radio and ear phone for simultaneous translation.

Friday, 9 December 2016

AWANA cancelled on Dec 9, 2016

Please note that AWANA will be cancelled tonight to ensure that all families will be safe from the snowy and icy road conditions. If there are any questions please feel free to contact 604-266-5602.
AWANA will be resumed on January 6th, 2017.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Announcements - November 27, 2016


  • During the collection week for Operation Christmas Child the church has collected 4544 shoe box gifts. Out of which, Westside brothers and sisters have donated 161 gifts. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  •  A special Christmas meditation retreat will be held on December 11 at the main hall. The topic is “You Will Find A Baby”. The details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • WBC is again hosting a charity clothing drive this year and the collection period will be from December 4-December 11. 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 equally donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission. 
  • Lost and found items in the kitchen will be donated for the clothing drive fundraiser event. Please claim your lost items before December 11. 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 18 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. 
  • Christmas Charity dinner will be held on December 18, 2016 at 6:00pm (Coordinators: Deacon Peter Cheung and Deacon Tsz-Lam Mak). The cost is $15 per adult. $8 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth will be set up on November 20, 27; December 4 and 11 between 11:15am – 11:45am at the main entrance. Please prepare cash or cheque if you would like to purchase the ticket. Seats are limited. Tickets sale are on a first comes first serves basis. Start to invite friends early! 
  • 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 11. 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!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Announcements - November 20, 2016


  • Operation Christmas Child. Please drop off the gift-filled shoebox at Room A before 2pm today. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • Members are encouraged to attend the special business meeting today at 1:00pm in order to vote. No proxy vote is permitted in this meeting. The meeting will be held right after the EM Sunday worship service in the main hall. Agenda has already posted on the bulletin board. 
  • Christmas Charity dinner will be held on December 18, 2016 at 6:00pm (Coordinators: Deacon Peter Cheung and Deacon Tsz-Lam Mak). The cost is $15 per adult. $8 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth will be set up on November 20, 27; December 4 and 11 between 11:15am – 11:45am at the main entrance. Please prepare cash or cheque if you would like to purchase the ticket. Seats are limited. Tickets sale are on a first comes first serves basis. Start to invite friends early! 
  • 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 11. 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 again hosting a charity clothing drive this year and the collection period will be from December 4-December 11. 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 equally donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Financial report - January - October 2016

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$273,874$304,167
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$5,055-
Rent & Others$52,536$52,294
Total Revenue$331,465$356,461

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$169,391$169,889
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$47,646$54,162
Loan Payment$10,000$76,667
Loan Interest$2,227$4,000
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$15,443$37,492
Special Donation$5,055-
Others$6,904$14,692
Total Expense$256,666$356,902
Restricted Fund--
Balance$74,799$441

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2015
-
$248,588
$248,588
Oct 2016
-
$240,565
$240,565

Summary of November 2016 Deacon Board Meeting


  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung). Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Peter Cheung and Tsz-Lam Mak) will be on December 18. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission evenly. 
  • Due to the complications in acquiring a permit from the City, the church will defer installing a signage at the back of the building. 
  • Hemrich Bros (downstairs’ tenant) had signed a one-year (2017) lease with the church. 
  • A joint worship service will be held on December 25 at 11am. 
  • The annual general meeting will be held on January 22, 2017.

Announcements - November 13, 2016


  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • There will be a community meal scheduled on today after EM service. It’s $10 per person. Please pay your SG leaders or Kelly Lo if you have not done so. 
  • Members are encouraged to attend the special business meeting on November 20, 2016 at 1:00pm in order to vote. No proxy vote is permitted in this meeting. The meeting will be held right after the EM Sunday worship service in the main hall. Agenda has been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • Christmas Charity dinner will be held on December 18, 2016 at 6:00pm (Coordinators: Deacon Peter Cheung and Deacon Tsz-Lam Mak). The cost is $15 per adult. $8 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth will be set up on November 20, 27; December 4 and 11 between 11:15am – 11:45am at the main entrance. Please prepare cash or cheque if you would like to purchase the ticket. Seats are limited. Tickets sale are on a first comes first serves basis. Start to invite friends early! 
  • Operation Christmas Child. Please bring back the gift-filled shoebox on November 20. 
  • WBC is again hosting a charity clothing drive this year and the collection period will be from December 4-December 11. 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 equally donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Union Gospel Mission.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Announcements - November 6, 2016


  • There will be a community meal scheduled on November 13 after EM service. We will be having a special luncheon and some community bonding activities. The cost is $10 per person. Please register through your SG leaders. 
  • There will be a special business meeting for all members on November 20 at 1:00pm. Agenda has been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 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 $5 donation. If you would like to be a matching donor, please contact Pastor Alan. 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes will be ready for pick up today during worship service and please take note of the followings: 


    1. take the unfolded boxes on the table at the back of the hall 
    2. take a brochure (there are English & Simplified Chinese brochures for your choice) 
    3. you can also use your own box - suggested is the transparent plastic shoebox so that the child receiving it can re-use it (it can buy from Walmart, London Drug, JYSK etc) 
    4. new this year: 1) do not put candy of any kind in the shoebox; 2) there are 2 sets of 'boy/girl' labels in the English brochure, you may only need one brochure for multiple boxes 
    5.  please bring back the gift-filled shoebox on November 20

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Announcements - October 23, 2016

  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • There will be an information session about the redevelopment project of the downstairs facility on October 30, 2016 at 1pm. Members are welcome to submit their questions in advance to the pastoral staff. 
  • There will be a special business meeting for all members on November 20. Agenda is to be announced. 
  • 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 $5 donation. If you would like to be a matching donor, please contact Pastor Alan. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list  
      • November 20 Deaconship election 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes will be ready for pick up today during worship service and please take note of the followings: 
    1. take the unfolded boxes on the table at the back of the hall 
    2. take a brochure (there are English & Simplified Chinese brochures for your choice) 
    3. you can also use your own box - suggested is the transparent plastic shoebox so that the child receiving it can re-use it (it can buy from Walmart, London Drug, JYSK etc) 
    4. new this year: 1) do not put candy of any kind in the shoebox; 2) there are 2 sets of 'boy/girl' labels in the English brochure, you may only need one brochure for multiple boxes 
    5. please bring back the gift-filled shoebox on November 20

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Financial Report - January to September 2016

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$233,158$273,750
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$5,055-
Rent & Others$47,608$47,065
Total Revenue$285,821$320,815

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$153,519$152,900
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$43,800$48,746
Loan Payment$10,000$69,000
Loan Interest$2,202$3,600
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$11,906$33,743
Special Donation$5,055-
Others$4,507$13,223
Total Expense$230,989$321,212
Restricted Fund--
Balance$54,832$397

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2015
-
$248,588
$248,588
Sept 2016
-
$240,565
$240,565

Summary of October 2016 Deacon Board Meeting


  • EM will host a Thanksgiving dinner event on October 9, 2016. 
  • Following are the recipients of AWANA matching donation for 2016-2017: AWANA BC, AWANA GO, International China Concern, Operation Christmas Child (for making shoe box gifts), Praise 106.5, BC Children Hospital, Breakfast Club of Canada. Donations receipts will be issued for donating to the above Charities except for making shoe box gifts. 
  • Following are the guidelines of congregational loan to the church: 
    1. The church will only accept loan from an active member; 
    2. The church reserves the right to terminate the loan agreement at any time; 
    3. Members can lend at either 0% interest rate or at a uniform interest rate decided by the church. 
  • CM will host a newcomers’ luncheon on October 30 right after the worship service. 
  • There will be a special business meeting for all members on November 20. Agenda is to be announced. 
  • The Christmas Charity dinner will be held on December 18 at 6pm. Details are to be announced.

Announcements - October 2, 2016


  • 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. 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. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. 
  • Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • Homework hour for grade 7-12 will start on Sept 11, 4:00-6:00pm. For details please check with deacon Justin. Invite your friends to come and try it out for free for the months of September and October. 
  • If you want to know more about the community activities, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • The meditation retreat will be held today between 2pm – 4pm. The topic is Having the Heart of Christ - Meditation Retreat 5【Caring for the Forgotten】 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • There will be an information session about the redevelopment project of the downstairs facility on October 30, 2016 at 1pm. Members are welcome to submit their questions in advance to the pastoral staff. 
  • There will be a thanksgiving dinner hosted by EM small groups tonight at 6:30pm at the church. Please invite friends especially those without families to share a thanksgiving meal together. For registration and details, please contact your SG leaders. 
  • There will be a special business meeting for all members on November 20. Agenda is to be announced. 
  • 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 $5 donation. If you would like to be a matching donor, please contact Pastor Alan. 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes will ready for pick up today during worship service and please take note of the followings: 
    1. take the unfolded boxes on the table at the back of the hall 
    2. take a brochure (there are English & Simplified Chinese brochures for your choice) 
    3. you can also use your own box - suggested is the transparent plastic shoebox so that the child receiving it can re-use it (it can buy from Walmart, London Drug, JYSK etc) 
    4. new this year: 1) do not put candy of any kind in the shoebox; 2) there are 2 sets of 'boy/girl' labels in the English brochure, you may only need one brochure for multiple boxes 
    5. please bring back the gift-filled shoebox on November 20
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Announcements - October 2, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Awana ministry has resumed on Sept 9, 7:30pm. Please remember this ministry and all those who serve in your prayers. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. 
  • Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • Homework hour for grade 7-12 will start on Sept 11, 4:00-6:00pm. For details please check with deacon Justin. Invite your friends to come and try it out for free for the months of September and October. 
  • If you want to know more about the community activities, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • The next meditation retreat will be on October 9, 2016 between 2pm – 4pm. The topic is Having the Heart of Christ - Meditation Retreat 5【Caring for the Forgotten】 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • There will be an information session about the redevelopment project of the downstairs facility on October 30, 2016 at 1pm. Members are welcome to submit their questions in advance to the pastoral staff. 
  • There will be a thanksgiving dinner hosted by EM small groups on October 9, 6:30pm at the church. Please invite friends especially those without families to share a thanksgiving meal together. For registration and details, please contact your SG leaders.
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Financial Report - January - August 2016

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$207,455$243,333
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$5,055-
Rent & Others$42,461$41,835
Total Revenue$254,971$285,168

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$134,129$135,911
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$38,849$43,329
Loan Payment$10,000$61,333
Loan Interest$2,177$3,200
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$11,541$29,993
Special Donation$5,055-
Others$4,571$11,753
Total Expense$206,322$285,519
Restricted Fund--
Balance$48,649$351

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2015
-
$248,588
$248,588
Aug 2016
-
$240,565
$240,565

Summary of September Deacon Board Meeting


  • In order to avoid the tedious procedure in applying license and permit with the government and misunderstanding from the public, the name “Westside Community Centre” will be replaced by “Westside Baptist Church Community Ministries” with immediate effect. 
  • Due to the adjustment in the congregational loan, the church welcome brothers and sisters to take part in lending money to the church with or without interest. For more details, please contact Monica Tong (Treasurer). 
  • There will be an information session about the redevelopment project of the downstairs facility on October 30, 2016 at 1pm. Members are welcome to submit their questions in advance to the pastoral staff. 
  • The church is seeking to renew the lease with Hemrich Bros. for the year of 2017. 
  • Alex and Fion Fung have withdrawn their memberships. Mark Tsui has become an inactive member. Judy Chak, David Chak, Dickson Cheung, Iris Lau, Tracy Lau, Karen Wong have been deactivated for more than 3 years and thus their memberships with Westside will be terminated. 
  • Pastor Alan will be on professional development training and vacation between September 19 -28, 2016. Pastor Gladys and Anders will be on vacation between October 5-19, 2016.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Announcements - September 18, 2016


  • 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. 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. 
  • Awana ministry has resumed on Sept 9, 7:30pm. Please remember this ministry and all those who serve in your prayers. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • Homework hour for grade 7-12 has commenced. For details please check with deacon Justin. Invite your friends to come and try it out for free for the months of September and October. 
  • If you want to know more about the community activities, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • The next meditation retreat will be on October 9, 2016 between 2pm – 4pm. The topic is Having the Heart of Christ - Meditation Retreat 5【Caring for the Forgotten】 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Announcements - September 4, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Today is the first Sunday of the month. We will have our monthly communion to remember. 
  • WBC101 will commence in September. For those who plan to be baptized or transferred their membership to Westside, please contact Pastor Gladys after the service to get the application form and booklet. 
  • AWANA ministry will resume on Sept 9, 7:30pm. Please remember this ministry and all those who serve in your prayers. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • Homework hour for grade 7-12 will start on Sept 11, 4:00-6:00pm. For details please check with deacon Justin. Invite your friends to come and try it out for free for the month of September. 
  • If you want to know more about the community activities, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Announcements - August 28,2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • The name homework fellowship has been changed to Homework hour. It will re-start again in September. If you are interested to know more or to help out in this ministry, please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • The church will adopt the name “Westside Community Centre” to promote all the community activities. If you want to know more about the programs of Westside community centre, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • WBC101 will commence in September. For those who plan to be baptized or transferred their membership to Westside, please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Announcements August 21, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. 
  • Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • The name homework fellowship has been changed to Homework hour. It will re-start again in September. If you are interested to know more or to help out in this ministry, please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • The church will adopt the name “Westside Community Centre” to promote all the community activities. If you want to know more about the programs of Westside community centre, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • WBC101 will commence in September. For those who plan to be baptized or transferred their membership to Westside, please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Announcements - August 7, 2016

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on August 14 between 2pm and 4pm. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • The name homework fellowship has been changed to Homework hour. It will re-start again in September. If you are interested to know more or to help out in this ministry, please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • The church will adopt the name “Westside Community Centre” to promote all the community activities. If you want to know more about the programs of Westside community center, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Announcements - July 31, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on August 14 between 2pm and 4pm. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • The name homework fellowship has been changed to Homework hour. It will re-start again in September. If you are interested to know more or to help out in this ministry, please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • The church will adopt the name “Westside Community Centre” to promote all the community activities. If you want to know more about the programs of Westside community center, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Announcements - July 24, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. 
  • Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on August 14 between 2pm and 4pm. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • The name homework fellowship has been changed to Homework hour. It will re-start again in September. If you are interested to know more or to help out in this ministry, please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • The church will adopt the name “Westside Community Centre” to promote all the community activities. If you want to know more about the programs of Westside community center, please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details. Also do invite appropriate friends and relatives to attend. Do continue to remember this ministry in your prayers. 
  • 2017-2019 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak.
    • Keddy Au Yeung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2016. Therefore, one of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the position in 2017. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Peter Cheung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Jonathan Chan, Jenny Tse, Lauren Wong 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available through the church office. 
    • Timetable: 
      • July 31 Nomination commences 
      • October 30 Nomination closes 
      • November 6 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 20 Deaconship election

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Announcements - July 17, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Monthly bulletin has been uploaded on the church website and posted on the bulletin board. Please check out for important information. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. 
  • Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • There will be a monthly community meal today right after worship service. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on August 14 between 2pm and 4pm. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • The church will adopt the name “Westside Community Centre” to promote all the community activities. Please refer to the church blog at www.westsidebaptist.ca for more details.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Financial Report - Jan - June 2016

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$151,930$182,500
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$4,350-
Rent & Others$32,170$31,377
Total Revenue$188,450$213,877

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$97,116$101,934
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$30,293$32,497
Loan Payment$10,000$46,000
Loan Interest$2,127$2,400
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$9,020$22,495
Special Donation$4,350-
Others$3,435$8,815
Total Expense$156,341$214,141
Restricted Fund--
Balance$32,109$264

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2015
-
$248,588
$248,588
Jun 2016
-
$240,565
$240,565

Summary of July 2016 Deacon Board Meeting


  • CitRUs serving roles will have the following changes: First Look directors – Joanna Ng and Doris Lee, 252 Junior director– Grace Ng and Betty Lee, 252basics director – Daisy Liu. 252 Junior will begin in August and the church will purchase children furniture for the new classroom. 
  • There is further amendment on the by-law 6.1.3
    • 6.1.3 Each Pastor shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member with veto power (except in matters pertaining to the pastors themselves) of all Church bodies and committees where appropriate to their job description. 
  • During the summer when there is no AWANA, Friday night’s small group (dLite and Parenting) will take turn to reset chairs in the main hall for the Sunday worship services. 
  • The church will adopt the name “Westside Community Centre” to promote all the community activities. Two new courses will be launched in September are: Career Skills for adults and Drama for career development. 
  • The church has donated the old sound board to one of the CBWC churches.

Announcements - July 10, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Monthly bulletin has been uploaded on the church website and posted on the bulletin board. Please check out for important information. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. 
  • Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • There will be a monthly community meal on July 17. Please register with your SG leaders. 
  • The congregational meeting will be held today at 1pm. Members please make time to attend. The agenda as follow: 
    1. 2016 semi-annual financial report. 
    2. Amendments of the by-laws. (all changes are based on the English version of the by-laws) 
    3. Approve the constitution and by-laws of July 2016 as the most updated version. 
    4. Report on the progress of downstairs redevelopment project. 
    5. Any other business. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on August 14 between 2pm and 4pm. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Announcements - July 3, 2016


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • In remembrance of our Lord Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins, Holy Communion will be held today. 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. 
  • Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:30pm at room A. 
  • If you want to use the church facility, please call the church office to make the reservation. This also includes those who want to leave their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays. 
  • Please move your car to the upper parking lot after the worship service because we will lock up the downstairs garage door 30 minutes after our gatherings. 
  • We have uploaded all 6 of the prayer walking guides to the church website and encourage you to continue prayer walking in our neighborhood by using these guides. Make it a habit that you do regularly or may encourage your small group to go together, especially when the weather is nice. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • The congregational meeting will be held on July 10 at 1pm. Members please make time to attend. The agenda as follow: 
    1. 2016 semi-annual financial report. 
    2.  Amendments of the by-laws. (all changes are based on the English version of the by-laws) 
    3. Approve the constitution and by-laws of July 2016 as the most updated version. 
    4. Report on the progress of downstairs redevelopment project. 
    5. Any other business. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Announcements - June 26, 2016


  • 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 uploaded all 6 of the prayer walking guides to the church website and encourage you to continue prayer walking in our neighborhood by using these guides. Make it a habit that you do regularly or may encourage your small group to go together, especially when the weather is nice. 
  • In order to understand our community better for planning the upcoming ministries, we have prepared demographic survey to be done in our neighborhood. Please contact Pastor Anders if you are available to do the survey in the neighborhood. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • The congregational meeting will be held on July 10 at 1pm. Members please make time to attend. The agenda as follow: 
    1. 2016 semi-annual financial report. 
    2. Amendments of the by-laws. (all changes are based on the English version of the by-laws) (see the bulletin board)
    3. Approve the constitution and by-laws of July 2016 as the most updated version. (see the bulletin board
    4. Report on the progress of downstairs redevelopment project. 
    5. Any other business. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Parents' Appreciation Night

Photos taken on June 19, 2016 during the parents' appreciation night have been uploaded to the church facebook page.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Announcements - June 19, 2016


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • 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 uploaded all 6 of the prayer walking guides to the church website and encourage you to continue prayer walking in our neighborhood by using these guides. Make it a habit that you do regularly or may encourage your small group to go together, especially when the weather is nice. 
  • In order to understand our community better for planning the upcoming ministries, we have prepared demographic survey to be done in our neighborhood. Please contact Pastor Anders if you are available to do the survey in the neighborhood. 
  • Parents’ appreciation event will be held tonight at 6pm. Please join us if you have already bought the tickets. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. For registration, please contact the children summer camp coordinator Gigi Li as soon as possible. 
  • The congregational meeting will be held on July 10 at 1pm. Members please make time to attend. The agenda is to be announced. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • All small group leaders and co-leaders, please meet right after service in room E for discussion of the transition and re-group. 
  • If you cannot fulfill your worship duties at the last minute or if you know your out of town schedule in advance, please inform the church office to make the arrangement. Do not do it on your own.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Financial report - January - May 2016

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$125,650$152,083
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$4,350-
Rent & Others$26,422$26,147
Total Revenue$156,422$178,230

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$81,621$84,945
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$24,981$27,081
Loan Payment-$38,333
Loan Interest$100$2,000
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$7,328$18,746
Special Donation$4,055-
Others$2,197$7,346
Total Expense$120,282$178,451
Restricted Fund--
Balance$36,140$221

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2015
-
$248,588
$248,588
May 2016
-
$248,470
$248,470

Summary of June 2016 deacon board meeting


  • AWANA serving roles will have the following changes: Co-Commanders – Carson Lai and Constance Wun; Registrar: Jessie Leung; AWANA store manager: Jackson Yu, AWANA Matching – Constance Wun; T & T director – Jeffrey Yeung; Sparks director – Joseph Ng; Cubbies director – Jessie Leung. 
  • CitRUs serving roles will have the following changes: First Look directors – Joanna Ng and Doris Lee, 252 Junior director– Grace Ng, 252basics director – Daisy Liu. 252 Junior will be formed in August 2016 which is suitable for children in grade 1.
  • Free talks on various topics will be given to mature adults (50 years old plus) every other Friday starting from June 24. 
  • ESL course will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to November. Course fee is $40 per person. 
  • Pastor Gladys and Pastor Anders will attend the BC & Yukon Regional Assembly on June 24 & 25 at White Rock Baptist Church. 
  • The congregation meeting will be held on July 10. The agenda is to be announced. 
  • 2016 alarm contacts have been amended as follow 1) Deacon Peter Cheung, 2) Deacon Godfrey Leung and 3) Deacon Keddy Au Yeung. Please contact the person according to the above order should the alarm is triggered.

Announcements - June 12, 2016


  • 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 uploaded all 6 of the prayer walking guides to the church website and encourage you to continue prayer walking in our neighborhood by using these guides. Make it a habit that you do regularly or may encourage your small group to go together, especially when the weather is nice. 
  • In order to understand our community better for planning the upcoming ministries, we have prepared demographic survey to be done in our neighborhood. Please contact Pastor Anders if you are available to do the survey in the neighborhood. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. Please check the church website and bulletin board for more details. We are planning to re-start 
  • Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • There is a locker space vacant. The monthly rent is $110 plus GST. Please contact the church secretary for more details.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Announcements - May 29, 2016


  • 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 uploaded all 6 of the prayer walking guides to the church website and encourage you to continue prayer walking in our neighborhood by using these guides. Make it a habit that you do regularly or may encourage your small group to go together, especially when the weather is nice. 
  • In order to understand our community better for planning the upcoming ministries, we have prepared demographic survey to be done in our neighborhood. Please contact Pastor Anders if you are available to do the survey in the neighborhood. 
  • A parents’ outreach dinner will be held on June 19, 2016 at 6:00pm. The cost is $20 per adult. $10 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth has been set up today and will be set up again on June 5 between 11:15am – 11:45am at the main entrance. Please prepare cash or cheque if you would like to purchase the ticket. Due to limited seating capacity, nonbeliever parents and their family will have the priority to buy the tickets. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. Please check the church website and bulletin board for more details. 
  • The church is now hiring TWO Children Summer Program Assistants. Please refer to the bulletin board or the website for more detail. Application deadline is May 31, 2016. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Announcements - May 15, 2016


  • The church is going to collect special offering today during worship services. Please make cheque payable to “Westside Baptist Church” and specify on the offering envelope “Fire relief”. All fund received will be sent to CBWC for this cause. Donation receipt will be issued for donation of $20 or above. The church had already donated $1,000 for this cause. 
  • Pastor Gladys is taking her vacation from May 4 to 22. The guest speaker guest speaker for today is Pastor Lawrence Cheung, Chaplain at St. Paul’s Hospital. 
  • In order to understand our community better for planning the upcoming ministries, we have prepared demographic survey to be done in our neighborhood. Please contact Pastor Alan if you are available to do the survey in the neighborhood.
  • The monthly bulletin of May 2016 has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check out for important information of the church. 
  • A seminar about “Medical Assistance in Dying – What Christians need to know” will be held on today between 2pm and 4pm. The speaker is Pastor Lawrence Cheung (Chaplain at St. Paul’s Hospital). Details and sign-up sheet can be found on the bulletin board. There will be a community luncheon today right after worship service. 
  • A kids’ stuff swap meet event will be held on May 28 (Saturday) between 10am – 3pm at the church parking lot. 
  • A parents’ outreach dinner will be held on June 19, 2016 at 6:00pm. The cost is $20 per adult. $10 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth will be set up on May 22, May 29 and June 5 between 11:15am – 11:45am at the main entrance. Please prepare cash or cheque if you would like to purchase the ticket. Due to limited seating capacity, nonbeliever parents and their family will have the priority to buy the tickets. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. Please check the church website and bulletin board for more details. 
  • The church is now hiring TWO Children Summer Program Assistants. Please refer to the bulletin board or the website for more detail. Application deadline is May 31, 2016. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Financial report - January to April 2016

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$98,858$121,667
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$665-
Rent & Others$21,166$20,918
Total Revenue$120,689$142,585

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$64,145$67,956
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$20,325$21,665
Loan Payment-$30,667
Loan Interest$75$1,600
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$6,263$14,997
Special Donation$370-
Others$1,039$5,877
Total Expense$92,217$142,762
Restricted Fund--
Balance$28,472$177

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2015
-
$248,588
$248,588
Apr 2016
-
$248,470
$248,470

Summary of May 2016 Deacon Board Meeting


  • The church planned to perform a review engagement of the 2016 financial statements in May 2017. The church has hired Gigi Li as the coordinator of the Children Summer Program this year. 
  • Starting from mid-June the church will begin to launch various community activities suitable for different age group. “Running man” is a game suitable for the youth (the coordinators are Joseph Ng and Jason Kwok). Praise dance will be resumed and is suitable for adults of all ages. Informational seminars will be held regularly for mature adults (freewill offering will be collected during the seminars). 
  • The church has contacted three consulting firms about the possibility of downstairs redevelopment. There will be further discussion once we receive their proposals in June. 
  • New Societies Act will come into effect on November 28, 2016. The church will have the two years following November 28, 2016 to “transition to the new Act”.

Announcements - May 8, 2016


  • Pastor Gladys is taking her vacation from May 4 to 22. The guest speaker for May 8 is Rev. Rob Olgilvie, the BC area minister, and the guest speaker for May 15 is Pastor Lawrence Cheung, Chaplain at St. Paul’s Hospital. 
  • In order to understand our community better for planning the upcoming ministries, we have prepared demographic survey to be done in our neighborhood. Please contact Pastor Alan if you are available to do the survey in the neighborhood. 
  • The monthly bulletin of May 2016 has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check out for important information of the church. 
  • A seminar about “Medical Assistance in Dying – What Christians need to know?” will be held on May 15 between 2pm and 4pm. The speaker is Pastor Lawrence Cheung (Chaplain at St. Paul’s Hospital). Details and sign-up sheet can be found on the bulletin board. 
  • There will be a community luncheon on May 15. $8 @ please register with your SG leaders. 
  • A kids’ stuff swap meet event will be held on May 28 (Saturday) between 10am – 3pm at the church parking lot. 
  • A parents’ outreach dinner will be held on June 19, 2016 at 6:00pm. The cost is $20 per adult. $10 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth will be set up on May 22, May 29 and June 5 between 11:15am – 11:45am at the main entrance. Please prepare cash or cheque if you would like to purchase the ticket. Due to limited seating capacity, non believer parents and their family will have the priority to buy the tickets. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. Please check the church website and bulletin board for more details. 
  • We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Hiring Children Summer Program Assistant (Summer contract position)

Westside Baptist Church is hiring TWO 40 hours/week Children Summer Program Assistants. This is a July 4 to August 26, 2016 (8 weeks) contract-based position. Funding for this position is subsidized by the “Canada Summer Jobs” program. Candidates please send cover letter and resume (with 2 reference contacts) to:

Westside Baptist Church Attn: Pastor Alan Yu
8506 Ash Street,
Vancouver, BC V6P 3M2
Tel: 604.266.5602 / Fax: 604.266.5603 / E-mail: info@westsidebaptist.ca

Deadline for application: May 31, 2016. 
We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly. Submitted resumes will not be returned. 

Eligible student participants must:
  • be between 15 AND 30 YEARS OF AGE at the start of the employment; 
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; 
  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; 
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations; and, 
  • be able to provide a certified criminal record check.
Job Description:
  • Assisting in the operation of 8 weeks of full-day summer programs for children from preschool to grade 3, possibly with ethnic Chinese background.
Required Skills:
  • Language: fluent in spoken and written English and Cantonese; preferably also in Mandarin. 
  • Skills and experiences working with young children. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and willing to work in a team. 
  • Responsible, organized, self-motivated, willing to learn, and attention to detail.

Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund

Westside Baptist Church will collect special offering on May 8 and 15 for immediate emergency relief and assistance in Fort McMurray through Canadian Baptist Ministry and Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Prayer Walk

We hope you all had a great time prayer walking in our neighbourhood for our neighbours last Sunday during our anniversary celebration.
We have uploaded all 6 of the prayer walking guides and encourage you to continue prayer walking in our neighbourhood using these guides. Make it a habit that you do regularly or may encourage your small group to go together, especially when the weather is nice.
Here are the links:

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Announcements - May 1, 2016


  • Immediately after the Joint Service there will be a group photo’s time. Then we will have a potluck lunch together. During the lunch, we will have a special sharing session about the future vision of Westside. 
  • The deacon board meeting will be held right after the potluck lunch today. A seminar about “Medical Assistance in Dying – What Christians need to know” will be held on May 15 between 2pm and 4pm. Details and sign-up sheet can be found on the bulletin board. 
  • Pastor Gladys will be taking her vacation from May 4 to 22. The guest speaker for May 8 is Rob Olgilvie, the BC area minister, and the guest speaker for May 15 is Pastor Lawrence Cheung, Chaplain at St. Paul’s Hospital. 
  • There will be a community luncheon on May 15. $8 @ please register with your SG leaders. We are planning to re-start Homework Fellowship. Anyone interested to serve in this ministry please contact Pastor Gladys or Deacon Justin. 
  • A parents’ outreach dinner will be held on June 19, 2016 at 6:00pm. The cost is $20 per adult. $10 per ages 4-10 child. Due to limited seating capacity, nonbeliever parents and their family will have the priority to buy the tickets. 
  • The Children Summer Camp is open for registration now. The event is from July 4 to August 26. Please check the church website and bulletin board for more details.