Saturday, 7 December 2019

Announcements - December 8, 2019


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Brothers and sisters who have made a pledge for the Building Redevelopment fund, please specify on the offering envelope “BR Fund” when making a donation. For those who would like to support by Congregational Loan (No/Low interest), please contact the treasurer, Cannis Wan. 
  • Samuel Leung has been elected as 2020-2022 deacon. The votes he received are as follow: 98 agreed, 9 abstained, 0 disagreed and 2 invalid. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Christmas Joint worship service will be held on Dec 22 at 11am; Clothing drive (today to Dec 15). Clothing will be collected at storage locker #1 after worship service for half an hour (via the corridor outside room G) Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. There are still a small amount of tickets available with the office. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated Marpole Oakridge Family Place 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 no later than today. 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! 
  • Charity Photo Booth will be set up during Christmas Charity Dinner. Freewill offerings are welcome. Thank you for your support! 
  • When parking in the outdoor parking lot downstairs, please be careful not to block the fire escape passage, and keep the distance from the exterior wall of the building to 3 ft, so that the fire door can be fully opened. 
  • Please move your car from the underground parking 30 minutes after worship service.

Friday, 22 November 2019

Announcements - November 24, 2019


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Brothers and sisters who have made a pledge for the Building Redevelopment fund, please specify on the offering envelope “BR Fund” when making a donation. For those who would like to support by Congregational Loan (No/Low interest), please contact the treasurer, Cannis Wan. 
  • The 2020-2022 deacon re-election will be held on December 1st. The ballot will be collected in the form of a polling station. The polling station will be open at the following times: 9:30-10:00 am, half an hour after CM worship service and after the EM worship service until 1:30 pm. Members please vote. The candidate profile is as follows: 
    • Samuel Leung was baptized at the Burnaby Alliance Church in 2007 and transferred to Westside in 2014. He is self-employed. He currently serves as parking greeter. Previously he prepared meals for Alpha Course at the Burnaby Alliance Church. He is currently attending the small group on Friday night. His wife, Heidi, is also a member of Westside. They have a son and a daughter. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Christmas Joint worship service will be held on Dec 22 at 11am; Clothing drive (Dec 8 to 15). Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets will be available today, on Dec 1 and 8. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated Marpole Oakridge Family Place 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 by for details before December 8. 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!
  • When parking in the outdoor parking lot downstairs, please be careful not to block the fire escape passage, and keep the distance from the exterior wall of the building to 3 ft, so that the fire door can be fully opened. 
  • Please move your car from the underground parking 30 minutes after worship service.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Announcements - November 17, 2019


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at Room F. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • The Mamas SG is selling handmade cards as a fundraiser for the downstairs redevelopment project starting from this coming Sunday until Dec 8 or until they are all sold out. Quantities limited. $10 for a pack of four cards, with a mix of Christmas, birthday and blank, all-occasion cards. All proceeds goes to BR Fund.
  • Brothers and sisters who have made a pledge for the Building Redevelopment fund, please specify on the offering envelope “BR Fund” when making a donation. For those who would like to support by Congregational Loan (No/Low interest), please contact the treasurer, Cannis Wan. 
  • The 2020-2022 deacon re-election will be held on December 1st. The ballot will be collected in the form of a polling station. The polling station will be open at the following times: 9:30-10:00 am, half an hour after CM worship service and after the EM worship service until 1:30 pm. Members please vote. The candidate profile is as follows:
    • Samuel Leung was baptized at the Burnaby Alliance Church in 2007 and transferred to Westside in 2014. He is self-employed. He currently serves as parking greeter. Previously he prepared meals for Alpha Course at the Burnaby Alliance Church. He is currently attending the small group on Friday night. His wife, Heidi, is also a member of Westside. They have a son and a daughter. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Christmas Joint worship service will be held on Dec 22 at 11am; Clothing drive (Dec 8 to 15). Christmas Charity Dinner will be held on December 15. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets will be available on Nov 24, Dec 1 and 8. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated Marpole Oakridge Family Place and Union Gospel Mission. 
  • Christmas Decors will be moved from the storage to the main hall today after EM worship service. Please check with Deacon James Lai for more details. 
  • When parking in the outdoor parking lot downstairs, please be careful not to block the fire escape passage, and keep the distance from the exterior wall of the building to 3 ft, so that the fire door can be fully opened. 
  • Please move your car from the underground parking 30 minutes after worship service.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Hiring Part-Time Pastoral Staff (Contract position – 1 year)

Applicants should be:

  • Theologically trained or enrolled in a program from an accredited theological school 
  • Familiar with North American Chinese culture, particularly the youth and teen’s culture 
  • Eligible to work in Canada 
  • Compatible with the theology of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada 
  • Supportive of small group ministry and other established ministries at Westside Baptist Church 
  • Able to speak fluent English, preferably bilingual (can understand and speak Cantonese) 
  • Able to frequently preach, teach, and provide pastoral care 

Resume and cover letter are to be submitted electronically to the attention of the “Pastoral Discernment Committee” at resume@westsidebaptist.ca
Please provide 2-3 references, with one preferably from home church.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Announcements - Sept 29, 2019


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  •  If you are a newcomer and are interested in joining our small groups, please contact Pastor Gladys. 
  • Praise God. Downstairs renovation went smoothly. Please continue to pray for the process of the renovation and the approval of the occupancy permit. 
  • Brothers and sisters who have made a pledge for the Building Redevelopment fund, please specify on the offering envelope “BR Fund” when making a donation. For those who would like to support by Congregational Loan (No/Low interest), please contact the treasurer, Cannis Wan. 
  • Building Redevelopment (furniture/equipment) pledge cards are available at the back of the hall. If you would like to make a donation, please return the completed pledge card and the donation today. Please specify on the offering envelope “BR Furniture”. 
  • The church will host a fundraising dinner tonight at 6pm to raise funds for the downstairs redevelopment project. Donations will be collected during the event (Offering receipts will be issued for donation of $20 or more). For those who have purchased the tickets, please bring your own dining ware. 
  • When parking in the outdoor parking lot downstairs, please be careful not to block the fire escape passage, and keep the distance from the exterior wall of the building to 3 ft, so that the fire door can be fully opened. 
  • The church is about to start the fall clean-up, and Deacons James Lai and Benjamin Mak will invite the small groups to assist in the cleaning tasks.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Announcements - Sept 22, 2019


  • 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 and the church website. Please check out for important information. 
  • If you are a newcomer and are interested in joining our small groups, please contact Pastor Gladys.” 
  • The church fall clean-up will be coordinated by Deacons Benjamin Mak and James Lai. 
  • Update of pictures for newcomers will be coordinated by Ricky Yu in CM and Daniel Ng in EM. 
  • Regular serving roles especially teaching and leadership roles are the privilege and responsibility of members. Any regular serving roles should be approved by the pastoral team. 
  • Praise God. Downstairs renovation went smoothly. Please continue to pray for the process of the renovation and hopefully it can be completed by late September. 
  • Brothers and sisters who have made a pledge for the Building Redevelopment fund, please specify on the offering envelope “BR Fund” when making a donation. For those who would like to support by Congregational Loan (No/Low interest), please contact the treasurer, Cannis Wan. 
  • Building Redevelopment (furniture/equipment) pledge cards are available at the back of the hall. If you would like to make a donation, please return the completed pledge card and the donation today. Please specify on the offering envelope “BR Furniture”.
  • The church will host a fundraising dinner at 6 pm on September 29 to raise funds for the downstairs redevelopment project. Ticket is $15 per person (same price for adults and kids), and donations will be collected during the event (Offering receipts will be issued for donation of $20 or more). For those who have purchased the tickets, please bring your own dining ware. 
  • Please beware of sharp objects left on the ground when parking downstairs since it is a construction site.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Announcements - September 8, 2019


  • 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 and the church website. Please check out for important information. • Please contact Pastor Gladys first if a newcomers would like to join a small group. 
  • The church fall clean-up will be coordinated by Deacons Benjamin Mak and James Lai. 
  • Update of pictures for newcomers will be coordinated by Ricky Yu in CM and Daniel Ng in EM. 
  • Regular serving roles especially teaching and leadership roles are the privilege and responsibility of members. Any regular serving roles should be approved by the pastoral team. 
  • An outreach event Tacos luncheon will be held today right after worship service.
  • Praise God. Downstairs renovation went smoothly. Please continue to pray for the process of the renovation and hopefully it can be completed by mid September. 
  • Brothers and sisters who have made a pledge for the Building Redevelopment fund, please specify on the offering envelope “BR Fund” when making a donation. For those who would like to support by Congregational Loan (No/Low interest), please contact the treasurer, Cannis Wan. 
  • Building Redevelopment (furniture/equipment) pledge cards are available at the back of the hall. If you would like to make a donation, please return the completed pledge card and the donation today. Please specify on the offering envelope “BR Furniture”. 
  • The church will host a fundraising dinner at 6 pm on September 29 to raise funds for the downstairs redevelopment project. Ticket is $15 per person (same price for adults and kids), and donations will be collected during the event (Offering receipts will be issued for donation of $20 or more). 
    • The menu is as follows: 
      • Self-service salad bar 
      • Penne Pasta with Pesto Sauce 
      • Spaghetti with Carbonara Sauce 
      • Stir Fry E-Fu Noodle 
      • Portuguese Style Vegetable 
      • Indian Chicken Tikka Masala (with rice) 
      • Texas Roast Spare Ribs 
      • Fish Fillet with creamy Sweet Corn 
      • Roasted Honey ham 
      • Self-service Dessert Bar
  •  A complimentary Welcome Drink is offered for each guest. Tickets are available on September15th at the foyer between 11:00-11:30. Seats are limited to 80. No reservations, first come first served. 
  • Please beware of sharp objects left on the ground when parking downstairs since it is a construction site. 
  • CitRUs/Teens Ministry leaders training will be held next Sunday between 2pm and 4pm. All leaders/coaches are obligated to attend (optional but highly recommended for helpers).

Friday, 6 September 2019