Saturday, 17 November 2018

Announcements - November 18, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • 2019-2021 Deaconship Election will be held on November 25. The candidates are Jason Kwok, Daisy Liu and Tommy Tung. Their profiles has already posted on the bulletin board. Voting station will be set up on November 25 to collect the ballots from members. The opening hours of the voting 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. 
  • The church fall cleaning is in progress, deacon Lily Liu has contacted the groups and the cleaning is aimed to be done before the end of November. 
  • The church is going to collect gift boxes and donate to Reiderman Residence modular housing before Christmas. Details and sign up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. At this time, we still need 22 gift boxes. Please remember to sign up on the bulletin board and bring back your gift boxes on December 9. 
  • Lost and found items in the kitchen will be removed from the shelf on Dec 9. Please check if you have lost items to be claimed. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (Dec 2 to 9, 2018). Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinators: Deacons Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu and Benjamin Mak) will be on December 16. Dinner tickets are $16 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are available today, Nov 25 and Dec 2. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Reiderman Residence modular housing. 
  • 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, 10 November 2018

Announcements - November 11, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • 2019-2021 Deaconship Election will be held on November 25. The candidates are Jason Kwok, Daisy Liu and Tommy Tung. Their profiles has already posted on the bulletin board. Voting station will be set up on November 25 to collect the ballots from members. The opening hours of the voting 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. 
  • The church fall cleaning will commence soon, deacon Lily Liu will contact the groups accordingly and the cleaning is aimed to be done before the end of November. 
  • The church is going to collect gift boxes and donate to Reiderman Residence modular housing before Christmas. Details and sign up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. Please remember to sign up on the bulletin board and bring back your gift boxes on December 9. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (Dec 2 to 9, 2018). Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinators: Deacons Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu and Benjamin Mak) will be on December 16. Dinner tickets are $16 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are available on Nov 18, 25 and Dec 2. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Reiderman Residence modular housing. 
  • 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, 4 November 2018

Announcements - November 4, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • 2019-2021 Deaconship Election will be held on November 25. The candidates are Jason Kwok, Daisy Liu and Tommy Tung. Their profiles has already posted on the bulletin board. The method of election is to be announced. 
  • Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2pm at Room A. 
  • Parents’ group is going to hold a Charity Swap Meet (Kid’s items only) on November 10 (Saturday) 10am – 1pm. The net proceeds is to be donated to Marpole Oakridge Family Place & Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Please come and show your support by purchasing some kids’ items. 
  • The church is going to collect gift boxes and donate to Reiderman Residence modular housing before Christmas. Details and sign up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. Gift boxes can be brought back on December 9. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (Dec 2 to 9, 2018). Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinators: Deacons Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu and Benjamin Mak) will be on December 16. Dinner tickets are $16 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are available on Nov 18, 25 and Dec 2. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Reiderman Residence modular housing. 
  • 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!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Collecting Christmas Gift Boxes for The Reiderman Residences


The Reiderman Residences is a temporary modular housing project in Marpole. It houses 79 former homeless men and women, including 14 of them who are physically handicapped. The temporary buildings will provide much-needed housing for up to 10 years while more permanent housing is built. The Reiderman Residences provides former homeless residents with access to safe, secure homes. The buildings are managed by Community Builders Group, a professional, non-profit housing operator that staffs and manages the building 24 hours a day and provides tenants with supports to help them lead healthy and safe lives.

Westside Baptist Church is committed to becoming a good neighbour. Since occupancy we have been collaborating with various community groups to welcome the residents at Reiderman to Marpole, and witnessing to them the love of Christ. At Christmas, we particularly want to bless the residents with Christmas gifts.

This is how you can participate:

  1. Sign up at Westside Baptist Church (or contact us at 604-266-5602 or info@westsidebaptist.ca) to commit to donating one or more of the 79 gift boxes needed for either a male (66) or a female (13) resident. You can sign up as an individual, or as a group. (Invite your friends, coworkers or relatives to join you in preparing a gift box as a group!)
  2. Prepare the gift box(es). You can use a old shoe box, or better yet buy a plastic box of similar size.
  3. Fill the box(es) with appropriate gift items. Do not giftwrap the box(es) as we will need to check the contents for security reason.
  4. Download a box top label at: https://bit.ly/2Sp3P2i
  5. Print and put the box top label on the lid, indicating whether the gift is for a male or a female (or either), and who it is from.
  6. Send the gift box(es) to Westside Baptist Church on or before December 9.
  7. The gift boxes will be delivered to Reiderman Residence on time for Christmas!
Suggested items to include in the gift boxes:
  1. All items must be new. Do not give used or expired items.
  2. Clothes, scarves, and particularly socks
  3. Household supplies: soap, detergents, lotion etc.
  4. Non-perishable food: cans of meat, hot chocolate, pasta etc.
  5. Christmas card or a handwritten note to bless
  6. If you are to give money, do it in the form of gift cards, and mark the value on the card. Do not give cash.
  7. Do not give anything obscene or offensive.
  8. (Westside Baptist Church does not charge a handling fee)
  9. Be creative!

Collection Day: December 9, 2018 Sunday


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2118686044828416/




Saturday, 20 October 2018

Announcement - October 21, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • WBC101 will commence soon. For those who would like to be baptised or transfer their membership to Westside, please contact Peter. 
  • The church will take on Mr. Robert Gardner as Pastoral Intern for Chinese Ministry, starting in November for 6 months. Robert is currently a student at Regent College in the Master of Divinity program. The purpose for taking on a pastoral intern is to nurture the next generation of leaders for the Church; we will continue our recruitment for a CM Pastor to fill the vacancy since Pastor Anders’ retirement. 
  • We are going to powerwash the covered underground parking lot today. Please move your car right after today’s worship service. 
  • 2019-2021 Deaconship Election will be held on November 25. The candidates list will be published on November 4. The method of election is to be announced. 
  • Parents’ group is going to hold a Charity Swap Meet (Kid’s items only) on November 10 (Saturday) 10am – 1pm. The net proceeds will be donated to Marpole Oakridge Family Place & Crisis Pregnancy Centre. Please come and show your support by purchasing some kids’ items. 
  • The church is going to collect gift boxes and donate to Reiderman Residence modular housing before Christmas. Details are to be announced.  
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (Dec 2 to 9, 2018). Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinators: Deacons Tsz-Lam Mak, Lily Liu and Benjamin Mak) will be on December 16. Dinner tickets are $16 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are available on Nov 18, 25 and Dec 2. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be donated to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and Reiderman Residence modular housing. 
  • 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, 13 October 2018

Announcement - October 14, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Today is the last day we will collect a special offering for earthquake and tsunami crisis relief for Indonesia. The fund will go to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) to support their local relief work. Please use a donation envelop and label it as "crisis relief" and cheque makes payable to "Westside Baptist Church". Tax-deduction receipt will be issued for donations over $20. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important information. 
  • WBC101 will commence soon. For those who would like to be baptised or transfer their membership to Westside, please contact Peter. 
  • 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, Joanna Lai, Carlos Liu 
    •  Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. 
    • 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 
  • A meditation retreat will be held today 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 – 5) The Caregiver’s Heart”. The details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Announcements - October 7, 2018


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • We will collect a special offering for earthquake and tsunami crisis relief for Indonesia this Sunday and next (Oct 7 and 14). The fund will go to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) to support their local relief work. Please use a donation envelop and label it as "crisis relief" and cheque makes payable to "Westside Baptist Church". Tax-deduction receipt will be issued for donations over $20. 
  • WBC101 will commence soon. For those who would like to be baptised or transfer their membership to Westside, please contact Pastor Alan or Peter. 
  • Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:00pm at room A. 
  • 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, Joanna 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 
  • A meditation retreat will be held on October 14 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 – 5) The Caregiver’s Heart”. The details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board.