Saturday, 1 September 2018

Life + Living: The Nature of the Christian Life

September 2   Saved and Redeemed
September 9  Forgiven and Reconciled
September 16 Beloved and Adopted

Announcements - September 2, 2018

  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at room A. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • WBC101 will commence soon. For those who would like to be baptised or transfer their membership to Westside, please contact Peter.
  • Monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check out for important announcements. 
  • 2019-2021 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Justin Chen, James Lai, Lily Liu, Benjamin Mak, Tsz-Lam Mak, Jenny Tse and Joyce Yu. 
    • Justin Chen, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak (2nd term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2018. Therefore, three of the deaconship candidates will be elected to replace the positions in 2019.
    • Nomination Committee: Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Lily Liu, Tsz-Lam Mak; Congregation Rep: Freeman Chau, Joyce Lai, Carlos Liu 
    • 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 to be approved and recommended by the nomination committee. 
    • Timetable: 
      • August 12 Nomination commences 
      • October 14 Nomination closes 
      • November 4 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 25 Deaconship election 
  • Pastoral Discernment Committee Meeting Summary 
    • Meeting was held on August 9, 2018 
    • Roles and responsibilities of the Pastoral Discernment Committee have been communicated within the committee. 
    • Timeline of the pastoral discernment process has been agreed and set. 
    • Candidate portfolio is drafted. 
    • Advertisement is drafted. 
    • Meeting minutes will be posted on the bulletin board for congregation review. 

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Hiring Full Time Pastoral Staff

Applicants should:

  • agree with the theology of our church and the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada 
  • have graduated from an accredited theological school with Master of Divinity or equivalent 
  • able to preach fluently in both Cantonese and English 
  • familiar with North America Chinese culture
  • able to frequently preach, teach and serve with pastoral care 

For details please visit our website at www.westsidebaptist.ca

Resume and cover letter are to be submitted electronically to the attention of the “Pastoral Discernment Committee” at resume@westsidebaptist.ca

Application deadline: October 31, 2018

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Announcements - August 5, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check out for important announcements. 
  • A church-wide campaign will be held from July 13 –August 24 (except August 3) Fridays at 7:30pm. The topic is 40 Days of Community. There will be a joint refreshment time after the SG sessions. So please bring your desserts and snacks to share and do allow time for community building with the whole church. 
  •  “Building Redevelopment Fund” (BR Fund) is designated for any building redevelopment project. Brothers and sisters who would like to make a donation towards the fund, please specify “BR Fund” on the offering envelope. 
  • The deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:30pm at Room A. 
  • A meditation retreat will be held on August 19 between 2pm and 4pm at the main hall. The material written will be in English. But the verbal instruction will be in Cantonese. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wounds – 4) Mourning to Dancing”. The details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Announcements - July 29, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check out for important announcements.
  • A church wide campaign will be held from July 13 –August 24 (except August 3) Fridays at 7:30pm. The topic is 40 Days of Community. There will be a joint refreshment time after the SG sessions. So please bring your desserts and snacks to share and do allow time for community building with the whole church. 
  •  “Building Redevelopment Fund” (BR Fund) is designated for any building redevelopment project. Brothers and sisters who would like to make a donation towards the fund, please specify “BR Fund” on the offering envelope. 
  • If you cannot fulfill your worship duties, please inform the office directly to make the arrangement. Do not switch it on your own for it may cause confusion or conflict in other serving roles in the church. Also if you have your out of town schedules, please inform the office or your team leader so as to help in making arrangement for the duties.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

January - June 2018 Financial Report

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$161,402$190,000
Offerings - Mission --
Offerings - Redevelopment --
Offerings - Special$240-
Rent & Others$32,591$31,804
Total Income$194,233$221,804

Expense

Ministries$101,432$105,370
Administration$30,475$31,411
Loan repayment--
Loan interest--
Building & Grounds$14,408$21,248
Building Redevelopment--
Special Donation$240-
Others$6,909$10,250
Total Expense$153,464$168,279
Restricted Fund--
Net surplus (loss)$40,769$53,525

Building Redevelopment Fund

Accumulated Amount$9,823

Friday, 6 July 2018

Announcements - July 8, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • A special workshop will be held on today between 1:30pm-3:00pm at the main hall. The topic is “Things we need to know about Depression and Suicide”. The workshop will be conducted in Chinese but simultaneous translation will be provided if there is a need. 
  • A church wide campaign will be held from July 13 –August 24 (except August 3) Fridays at 7:30pm. The topic is 40 Days of Community. There will be a joint refreshment time after the SG sessions. So please bring your desserts and snacks to share and do allow time for community building with the whole church. 
  • The semi-annual congregational meeting will be held on July 15 at 1:00pm. Agenda is as follow: 
    1. Semi-annual financial report of 2018. 
    2. Report the progress of building redevelopment. 
    3. Report about renewing lease with Hemrich Bros. 
    4. To approve the recommendation to CBWC for Peter Cheung’s application as a “Candidate for Ministry Training”. 
    5. To approve the Pastoral Discernment Committee. Deacon Representatives: James Lai & Jenny Tse; Congregational Representatives: Felix Loo, Monica Tong & Cannis Wan 
  • WBC101 will commence soon. For those who plan to be baptized or transferred their membership to Westside, please contact Pastor Gladys after the service. 
  • “Building Redevelopment Fund” (BR Fund) is designated for any building redevelopment project. Brothers and sisters who would like to make a donation towards the fund, please specify “BR Fund” on the offering envelope. 
  • If you cannot fulfill your worship duties, please inform the office directly to make the arrangement. Do not switch it on your own for it may cause confusion or conflict in other serving roles in the church. Also if you have your out of town schedules, please inform the office or your team leader so as to help in making arrangement for the duties. 
  • Brothers and sisters are reminded that security camera system has been installed outside the church building.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Announcements - July 1, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • A special workshop will be held on July 8 between 1:30pm-3:00pm. The topic is “Things we need to know about Depression and Suicide”. The workshop will be conducted in Chinese but simultaneous translation will be provided if there is a need. Sign up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • A church wide campaign will be held from July 13 –August 24 (except August 3) Fridays at 7:30pm. The topic is 40 Days of Community. There will be a joint refreshment time after the SG sessions. So please bring your desserts and snacks to share and do allow time for community building with the whole church. 
  • The semi-annual congregational meeting will be held on July 15 at 1:00pm. Agenda is as follow: 
    1. Semi-annual financial report of 2018. 
    2. Report the progress of building redevelopment. 
    3. Report about renewing lease with Hemrich Bros. 
    4. To approve the recommendation to CBWC for Peter Cheung’s application as a “Candidate for Ministry Training”. 
    5. To approve the Pastoral Discernment Committee. Deacon Representatives: James Lai & Jenny Tse; Congregational Representatives: Felix Loo, Monica Tong & Cannis Wan 
  • WBC101 will commence soon. For those who plan to be baptized or transferred their membership to Westside, please contact Pastor Gladys after the service. 
  • “Building Redevelopment Fund” (BR Fund) is designated for any building redevelopment project. Brothers and sisters who would like to make a donation towards the fund, please specify “BR Fund” on the offering envelope. 
  • If you cannot fulfill your worship duties, please inform the office directly to make the arrangement. Do not switch it on your own for it may cause confusion or conflict in other serving roles in the church. Also if you have your out of town schedules, please inform the office or your team leader so as to help in making arrangement for the duties. 
  • If you do not register your car parked at the church, you will run into the risk of being towed. So please read the reminders that have been posted on the bulletin board before you park here. 
  • Brothers and sisters are reminded that security camera system has been installed outside the church building.