Sunday, 26 November 2017

Announcements - November 26, 2017


  • The deaconship election will be held today. Polling station has been set up to collect the ballots from members. The opening hours of the polling station are as follow: 9:30am – 10am; the half an hour right after CM worship service and right after EM worship service until 1:30pm. Members are encouraged to vote. Note: Due to health issue, Maria Wan has already withdrawn from the election. The nomination committee will discuss about the actions needed to be followed.
  • During the collection week for Operation Christmas Child the church has collected 5474 shoe box gifts. Out of which, Westside brothers and sisters have donated 90 gifts. The shoe box gifts have already transported to Calgary for inspection and sorting. Thank you Felix Loo for coordinating the project and brothers and sisters who helped to pack the cartons and load the trailer. 
  • Lost and found items in the kitchen will be donated for the clothing drive fundraiser event. Please claim your lost items before December 10. 
  • A special Christmas meditation retreat will be held on December 10 at the main hall. The material written will be in English. But the verbal instruction will be in Cantonese. The topic is “We Have Come to Worship Him”. 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 3-December 10. 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. 
  • Christmas Charity dinner will be held on December 17, 2017 at 6:00pm (Coordinators: Peter Cheung, Deacons Godfrey Leung and Jenny Tse). The cost is $15 per adult. $8 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth will be set up on today; December 3 and 10 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! 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 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, 12 November 2017

January - October 2017 Financial Report

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$283,607$316,667
Building Redevelopment Fund$4,754-
Mission Fund$200-
Offerings - Special$1,335-
Rent & Others$54,809$52,294
Total Income$344,805$368,961

Expense

Ministries$168,919$174,800
Administration$49,169$51,225
Loan repayment$122,151$79,167
Loan interest$1,284$3,958
Building & Grounds$24,186$42,958
Building Redevelopment$14,094-
Special Donation$230-
Others$5,039$16,635
Total Expense$385,072$368,743
Restricted Fund--
Net surplus (loss)$40,367$218

Building Redevelopment Fund

Accumulated Amount$35,354 


Loans

CBWC
Congregational
Total
Dec 2016
-
$157,450
$157,450
October 2017
-
$35,299
$35,299

Summary of November 2017 Deacon Board Meeting


  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) Collection dates on December 3 and December 10. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Godfrey Leung, Deacon Jenny Tse and Peter Cheung) will be on December 17. 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. 
  • The church 2017 donation to parachurch organizations and ministries are listed as follow: CBWC, Wycliffe Bible Translator - Bda short-term mission ministry, Shower of Blessings, CCM Canada, and CBM -Tom Mei short-term mission ministry. 
  • Following are the recipients of AWANA matching donation for 2017-2018: AWANA BC, AWANA GO, International China Concern, Operation Christmas Child (for making shoe box gifts),. Wycliffe Bible Translator - Bda short-term mission ministry and Covenant House. Donations receipts will be issued for donating to the above Charities except for making shoe box gifts.

Announcements - November 12, 2017


  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • The deaconship candidate list and the election procedure have been posted on the bulletin board. Polling station will be set up on November 26 to collect the ballots from members. The opening hours of the polling station are as follow: 9:30am – 10am; the half an hour right after CM worship service and right after EM worship service until 1:30pm. Members are encouraged to vote. 
  • Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are ready for pick up at the main entrance. Internal collection day will be on November 19. Please contact Felix Loo for any enquiry. 
  • WBC is again hosting a charity clothing drive this year and the collection period will be from December 3-December 10. 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. 
  • Christmas Charity dinner will be held on December 18, 2016 at 6:00pm (Coordinators: Peter Cheung, Deacons Godfrey Leung and Jenny Tse). The cost is $15 per adult. $8 per ages 4-10 child. Tickets booth will be set up on November 19, 26; December 3 and 10 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! 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 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!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Announcements - November 5, 2017


  • Mr. Shum Chi Ming, Shera’s father, has passed away on October 17. Please remember his family in your prayer. Mr. Shum’s funeral service will be on November 7, 10:00am at Forest Lawn Chapel. 
  • Please enter the main hall as soon as the Chinese service is over. Also do leave the seats in the foyer for the Chinese congregation to have fellowship with one another. 
  • Please move your car from downstairs parking lot 30 minutes after the worship service. 
  • Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are ready for pick up at the main entrance. Internal collection day will be on November 19. Please contact Felix Loo for any enquiry. Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:00pm at Room A. 
  • A breakfast fundraiser event, “Breakfast Together”, will be held on November 12 between 8:45am – 9:30am. Fundraising for Rev. John Loh of Gospel Operation International, supporting his disaster relief work in Mexico City clothings and other resources to children living in poverty. 
  • If you are a newcomer and wants to join small group or know more about our community, please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • Please inform the office if you are unavailable to fulfill your serving roles on Sunday. Do not do it on your own. If you know of your traveling plans, please inform us ahead of time. 
  • 2018-2020 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak and Jenny Tse. 
    • Samson Chan and Godfrey Leung (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2017. Peter Cheung (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on August 31, 2017 as he will become a Pastoral intern of Westside effective September 1, 2017. Therefore, three of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the positions in 2018. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak 
      • Congregation Rep: Dick Chan, Maria Wan, Jackson Yu 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. After reading carefully, please obtain the application forms from the church secretary, if necessary. 
    • All nominees are required to be approved and recommended by the nomination committee. 
    • Timetable: 
      • August 27 Nomination commences 
      • October 29 Nomination closes 
      • November 12 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 26 Deaconship election