Sunday, 27 December 2015

Announcements - December 27, 2015


  • 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 raised a total of $3,587.30 from all the charity events we hosted this year. All proceeds received have been donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. Thank you for the generosity of all brothers, sisters and friends. 
  • Starting from January 2016, Christian Education will be held on the third week of the month. The first course will be held on January 17 between 2pm – 5pm. The topic is, “ISIS(ISIL) - What Christians Need to Know”. Details and sign-up sheet have already posted on the bulletin board. 
  • There will be a community luncheon on January 17th. $8 @ please register with your SG leaders. 
  • 2016 church calendar are ready for pick up at the back of the hall.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Announcements - December 20, 2015


  • 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. 
  • Christmas Charity events are as follow: 
    1. We have collected 95 bags of clothing for this year’s clothing drive. Thank you all for their donation. 
    2. Christmas Charity Dinner will be held tonight at 6pm. Be green, please bring your own dinnerware, cutlery and cup. 
    3. During the Christmas Charity dinner, there will be auction, phototaking with Santa and collecting donation on the table. All proceeds received from the above event will be donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. Thank you for your support! 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 20 between 2pm and 4pm. Congregation are welcome to invite friends and relatives to enjoy the singing. 
  • Starting from January 2016, Christian Education will be held on the third week of the month. The first course will be held on January 17 between 2pm – 5pm. The topic is, “ISIS(ISIL) - What Christians Need to Know”. Details and sign-up sheet have already posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 2016 church calendar are ready for pick up at the back of the hall.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Summary of November 2015 Deacon Board Meeting


  • The Christmas charity fundraiser events include: the surplus from the dinner on December 20, the offering collected on the dinner tables, auction, photo session with Santa during the dinner, clothing drive and AWANA matching. 
  • Starting from December 15, Canada Post will only deliver mails to mail box. Therefore, the church will install a new mail box near the front entrance. 
  • The church will switch to use Vancity Credit Union for banking after the AGM on January 24, 2016. 
  • The church will use $1,400 to replace the computers and monitors of two pastoral staffs. 
  • The church board proposed the following changes in the bylaws of the member’s handbook: 
    • Replace each occurrence of “Church Council” to “Deacon Board”; 
    • 7.5 The Church Council Deacon Board shall be responsible for arranging pulpit supply during pastoral vacation periods the absence of all pastoral staffs.

Financial report - January - November 2015

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$280,747$284,167
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$6,105-
Rent & Others$59,709$53,748
Total Revenue$346.561$337,915

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$172,505$181,311
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$53,477$56,556
Loan Payment$60,000$45,833
Loan Interest$2,292$4,079
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$28,597$32,221
Special Donation$5,500-
Others$8,727$17,857
Total Expense$331,098$337,857
Restricted Fund--
Balance$15,463$58

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2014
-
$314,469
$314,469
Nov 2015
-
$256,486
$256,486

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Announcements - December 6, 2015


  • 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. 
  • There were 122 members casted their votes during deacon election of last Sunday. Justin Chen (109 agreed, 2 disagreed, 11 abstained), Lily Liu (108 agreed, 5 disagreed, 9 abstained), Tsz-Lam Mak (116 agreed, 2 disagreed, 4 abstained) have been re-elected as 2016–2018 deacons. 
  • 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. 
  • Join GZone X for their first ever Scavenger Hunt downtown! As a team, you will be given a series of challenges to solve in order to get your next clue to find your checkpoint. Meet at church at 2 PM and the event starts at Vancouver City Center Canada Line station at 2:30 PM. Join us for dinner afterwards at Old Spaghetti Factory at Gastown. Sign up via Facebook event. Max capacity at 30 people - priority will be given to GZone X members - so sign up quickly!" 
  • Christmas Charity events are as follow: 
    1. Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Filled up standard (26” x 36”) garbage bag of clothing can be dropped off at Room A. 
    2. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or deacon Justin Chen. Tickets sale deadline is December 13, 2015. 
    3. 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 13. 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! 
  • All proceeds received from the above events will be donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 20 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. 
  • Lost and found items in the kitchen will be donated for the clothing drive fundraiser event. Please claim your lost items before December 13.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Announcements - November 29, 2015


  • 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. 
  • Today is 2016-2018 Deacon election. 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. 
  • Operation Christmas Child national collection week has received 4492 shoe box gifts. Thank you brothers and sisters who helped to packed the cartons and loaded them into the trailer.
  • 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. 
  • Join GZone X for their first ever Scavenger Hunt downtown! As a team, you will be given a series of challenges to solve in order to get your next clue to find your checkpoint. Meet at church at 2 PM and the event starts at Vancouver City Center Canada Line station at 2:30 PM. Join us for dinner afterwards at Old Spaghetti Factory at Gastown. Sign up via Facebook event. Max capacity at 30 people - priority will be given to GZone X members - so sign up quickly!" 
  • Christmas Charity events are as follow: 
    1. Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Filled up standard (26” x 36”) garbage bag of clothing can be dropped off at Room A. 
    2. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or deacon Peter Cheung. Tickets sale deadline is December 13, 2015. 
    3. 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 13. 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! 
  • All proceeds received from the above event will be donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. 
  • The church will sing Christmas carols at the Marine Gateway Mall on December 20 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 d├ęcors will be moved from the foyer to the main hall today after worship service. For those who can help out please contact Deacon Keddy Au Yeung. 
  • Lost and found items in the kitchen will be donated for the clothing drive fundraiser event. Please claim your lost item before December 13.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Summary of November 2015 Deacon board meeting


  • Volunteers of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards program are Kenald Yu (coordinator), Carson Lai, Jodie Ng, and Carbo Ngai. Carlos Liu will become occasional helper and Daisy Liu will serve in another ministry instead. The registration fee has been amended to $30 per year per participant. 
  • All shoebox gifts will send to the Calgary processing centre on November 28. 
  • The church secretary will be on vacation between November 15 and November 22, 2015. 
  • All funds collected from this year’s Christmas charity events (including clothing drive, surplus from Christmas Charity Dinner, charity auction and other fundraiser events during Christmas dinner) will be donated to Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) in aiding the Syrian refugees, and the funds submitted to CBM prior to December 31 will be matched by the Canadian Government. 
  • 2015 annual children ministry training should have been completed by this time. Volunteers may be disqualified from serving in Children ministries if they do not complete the training by the end of this year. 
  • Helen Yung’s membership has been reactivated. Betty Cheung, Kellie Chiu, Justin Ng and Polly Yu’s memberships have been deactivated. 
  • The annual general meeting will be held on January 24, 2016.

Announcements - November 15, 2015


  • 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. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Operation Christmas Child filled shoebox gifts will be collected today.
  • Thanks to brothers and sisters who participated in the fall clean-up last Sunday and today. Please continue in this spirit of love and care to our church family on a regular basis by keeping it clean. 
  • WBC301 will start at 1:30pm today due to the fall clean up arrangement. 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry.
  • There will be a special outdoor activity ‘scavenger hunt’ on the afternoon of Dec. 6 co-ordinated by DEA volunteers. Brothers and sisters are invited to join. For further details contact Kenald, Carson, Jodie or Carbo. 
  • 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.
  • Meditation retreat will be held on November 22. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 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 deaconship candidate list and the election procedure have been posted on the bulletin board. Polling station will be set up on November 29 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.
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or deacon Peter Cheung.
  • 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 by 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!

Financial report - January - October 2015

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$250,063$258,333
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$5,500-
Rent & Others$54,369$48,862
Total Revenue$309,932$307,195

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$157,231$164,828
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$49,287$51,414
Loan Payment$60,000$41,667
Loan Interest$2,267$3,708
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$27,950$29,292
Special Donation$5,500-
Others$8,267$16,233
Total Expense$310,502$307,142
Restricted Fund--
Balance($570)$53

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2014
-
$314,469
$314,469
Oct 2015
-
$256,486
$256,486

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Announcements - November 8, 2015


  • 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.
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes can be picked up now and please take note of the followings: 
    1. if you take one of the folded shoeboxes on stage, it comes with an English brochure inside the box. 
    2. There are unfolded shoeboxes on the table at the back of the hall, please take a brochure as well. 
    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 15 
  • WBC301 will resume classes today at 1:00pm.This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. 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. 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on November 22. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 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. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Tickets are now available with small group leaders or deacon Peter Cheung. 
  • 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. 
    • Nomination Committee:  
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. 
    • Timetable: 
      • September 6 Nomination commences 
      • October 25 Nomination closes 
      • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 29 Deaconship election

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Announcements - November 1, 2015


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes can be picked up now and please take note of the followings:
    1. if you take one of the folded shoeboxes on stage, it comes with an English brochure inside the box. 
    2. there are unfolded shoeboxes on the table at the back of the hall, please take a brochure as well. 
    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 15 
  • WBC301 will resume classes today at 1:00pm.This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. 
  • 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. 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. There will be a meeting today at 2:30pm. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on November 22. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 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. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be for aiding the Syrian refugees. 
  • 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. 
    •  Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
  • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
  • Timetable: 
    • September 6 Nomination commences 
    • October 25 Nomination closes 
    • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
    • November 29 Deaconship election

Monday, 26 October 2015

Announcements - October 25, 2015


  • 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. 
  • Pastor Gladys is away on vacation from Oct 14-28, during these times if there are any emergencies please contact Pastor Alan or EM deacons (Peter and Justin). 
  • Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00am on November 1(Sunday). Please turn your clock one hour backward before you go to bed on October 31 (Saturday). 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes can be picked up now and please take note of the followings: 
    1. if you take one of the folded shoeboxes on stage, it comes with an English brochure inside the box. 
    2. There are unfolded shoeboxes on the table at the back of the hall, please take a brochure as well. 
    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 15 
  • WBC301 will resume classes on November 1 at 1:00pm.This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. 
  • 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. 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. The next meeting will be November 1 at 2:30pm. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on November 22. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 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. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be for aiding the Syrian refugees. 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak.
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
    • Timetable: 
      • September 6 Nomination commences 
      • October 25 Nomination closes 
      • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 29 Deaconship election

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Announcements - October 18, 2015


  • 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. 
  • Pastor Gladys is away on vacation from Oct 14-28, during these times if there are any emergencies please contact Pastor Alan or EM deacons (Peter and Justin). 
  • Guest speaker today is Brent Weick, our ex-youth director of the denomination. 
  • Monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important announcements. 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes will be distributed on today during worship service and please take note of the followings: 
    1. if you take one of the folded shoeboxes on stage, it comes with an English brochure inside the box. 
    2. if you take the unfolded one on the table at the back of the hall, please 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 15 
  • WBC301 will resume classes on November 1 at 1:00pm.This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. 
  • 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. 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. The next meeting will be November 1 at 2:30pm. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on November 22. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 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. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be for aiding the Syrian refugees. 
  • 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
    • Timetable: 
      • September 6 Nomination commences 
      • October 25 Nomination closes 
      • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 29 Deaconship election

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Financial report - January - September 2015

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$226,138$232,500
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$5,500-
Rent & Others$48,644$43,976
Total Revenue$280,282$276,476

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$142,499$148,346
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$44,536$46,273
Loan Payment$30,000$37,500
Loan Interest$2,242$3,338
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$26,514$26,363
Special Donation$5,500-
Others$7,828$14,610
Total Expense$259,119$276,430
Restricted Fund--
Balance$21,163$46

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2014
-
$314,469
$314,469
Sept 2015
-
$286,486
$286,486

Summary of October 2015 Deacon Board Meeting


  • dLite (youth fellowship) sleepover event will be on December 18 at church. 
  • In order to facilitate the usage of the church facility, church key holders please only use the key in the assigned time and use the prearranged room. 
  • Volunteers of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards program are Kenald Yu (coordinator), Carson Lai, Daisy Liu, Carlos Liu, Jodie Ng, and Carbo Ngai. 
  • The surplus of 2015 Children Summer Program is $3,369.

Announcements - October 11, 2015


  • 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. 
  • Pastor Gladys will be away on vacation from Oct 14-28, during those times if there are any emergencies please contact Pastor Alan or EM deacons (Peter and Justin). 
  • Guest speakers for Oct 18 is Brent Weick, our ex-youth director of the denomination.
  • Monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board. Please check it out for important announcements. 
  • Thanksgiving baptismal joint worship service will be held today at 11am. There will be simultaneous translation, please tune your radio to FM99.7 for English translation. 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes will be distributed on today during worship service and please take note of the followings: 
    • if you take one of the folded shoeboxes on stage, it comes with an English brochure inside the box. 
    • if you take the unfolded one on the table at the back of the hall, please take a brochure (there are English & Simplified Chinese brochures for your choice) 
    • 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)  
    • 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 
    • please bring back the gift-filled shoebox on November 15 
  • WBC301 will resume classes on November 1 at 1:00pm. Students are required to finish all the take home assignments before the class. 
  • 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. 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. The next meeting will be November 1 at 2:30pm. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on November 22. Details and sign-up sheet have been posted on the bulletin board. 
  • 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
    • Timetable: 
      • September 6 Nomination commences 
      • October 25 Nomination closes 
      • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 29 Deaconship election

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Thanksgiving baptismal joint worship service

Thanksgiving baptismal joint worship service will be held on Oct 11 at 11am. There will be simultaneous translation from Cantonese to English, please bring your own headphone if needed.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Announcements - October 4, 2015


  • 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. Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:30pm at Room A. 
  • 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. 
  • Thanksgiving baptismal joint worship service will be held on Oct 11 at 11am. There will be simultaneous translation, please bring your own headphone if needed. 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes will be distributed on October 11 during worship service and the internal collection date is on November 15. 
  • Nomination committee will meet today at 1:00pm in room E. 
  • WBC301 will resume classes on November 1 at 1:00pm.This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside.  
  • 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. 
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be for aiding the Syrian refugees. 
  • 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. •Nomination committee will meet today at 1:00pm in room E.
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
    • Timetable: 
      • September 6 Nomination commences 
      • October 25 Nomination closes 
      • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 29 Deaconship election

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Financial Report - January - August 2015

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$205,428$206,667
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$5,500-
Rent & Others$43,159$39,089
Total Revenue$254,087$245,756

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$125,590$131,863
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$40,008$41,131
Loan Payment$30,000$33,333
Loan Interest$2,217$2,967
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$26,071$23,433
Special Donation$5,500-
Others$7,391$12,987
Total Expense$236,777$245,714
Restricted Fund--
Balance$17,310$42

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2014
-
$314,469
$314,469
Aug 2015
-
$286,486
$286,486

Summary of September Deacon Board Meeting


  • Thanksgiving baptismal joint worship service will be held on Oct 11 at 11am. 
  • Operation Christmas Child empty shoe boxes will be distributed on October 11 during worship service and the internal collection date is on November 15. 
  • Christmas Celebration events: Clothing drive (coordinator: Maggie Leung) will be on December 6 – 13. Christmas Charity Dinner (coordinator: Deacon Keddy Au Yeung and Samson Chan) will be on December 20. Dinner tickets are $15 per adult and $8 per child age 4-10. Net proceeds from all fundraiser events will be for aiding the Syrian refugees. 
  • The church will employ Aqua City Restorations Ltd to repaint and repair the exterior walls of the entire church building. The total cost will be $7,650 plus GST. 
  • The church will renew a 2-years rental lease with, Hemrich Bros, the tenant downstairs by the end of this year. 
  • Pastor Alan will take leave for study from September 22 – October 1, 2015. Pastor Gladys and Anders will be on annual leave from October 14 -28, 2015. 
  • The church will not use songs from Music 2000 Ltd for the time being due to copyrights issues.

Announcements - September 20, 2015


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Thanksgiving baptismal joint worship service will be held on Oct 11 at 11am. There will be simultaneous translation, please bring your own headphone if needed. 
  • WBC301 will begin at 2:30pm today at room E. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. 
  • 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. 
  • An open house for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program will be held on September 27 at 2:30pm. This program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 19. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. 
  • 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak. 
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. 
    • Nomination Committee: 
      • Deacon Rep: Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. 
    • The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
    • Timetable: 
      • September 6 Nomination commences 
      • October 25 Nomination closes 
      • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 29 Deaconship election

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Announcements - September 13, 2015


  • 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. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will commence today after worship service. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. 
  • 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. 
  • Deacon board meeting will begin at 2:30pm in Room A. 
  •  An open house for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program will be held on September 27 at 2:30pm. This program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 20. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. 
  • 2016-2018 Deaconship Election 
    • Existing deacons are Keddy Au Yeung, Samson Chan, Justin Chen, Peter Cheung, Godfrey Leung, Lily Liu and Tsz-Lam Mak.  
    • Justin Chen (1st term), Lily Liu (1st term), Tsz-Lam Mak (1st term) deaconship will be ended on December 31, 2015. Therefore, new deacons will be elected to replace the vacant in 2016. Nomination Committee: 
    • Deacon Rep: 
      • Justin Chen, Samson Chan, Godfrey Leung 
      • Congregation Rep: Doris Lee, Kelly Lo, Cannis Wan 
    • Criteria and procedure for deacon election has been posted on the bulletin board. The application forms are available with the church secretary. 
    • Timetable: 
      • September 6 Nomination commences 
      • October 25 Nomination closes 
      • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
      • November 29 Deaconship election

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Announcements - September 6, 2015

  • 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. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. T & T and Sparks are already full. Limited vacancies are still available for Cubbies and Puggles! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held today between 2pm – 4pm. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wound 3. God turns mourning into dancing”. Please sign up at the bulletin board. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid-August. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 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. 
  • An open house for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program will be held on September 27 at 2:30pm. This program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 20. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry. 
  • Deacon election timetable and details have been posted on the bulletin board: 
    • September 6 Nomination commences 
    • October 25 Nomination closes 
    • November 15 Publication of final deaconship candidate list 
    • November 29 Deaconship election

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Announcements - August 30, 2015


  • 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.  
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • The last 50 days of transformation small group session will begin at 7:30pm on Friday. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. T & T and Sparks are already full. Limited vacancies are still available for Cubbies and Puggles! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on September 6, 2015. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wound 3. God turns mourning into dancing”. Please sign up at the bulletin board. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid-August. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 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. 
  • An open house for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program will be held on September 27 at 2:30pm. This program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 20. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Announcements - August 23, 2015


  • 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.  
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • 50 days of transformation weekly journal is given out to those who have signed up. Please pick it up and sign as you come in. Do bring them back on Fridays for small group session. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. T & T and Sparks are already full. Limited vacancies are still available for Cubbies and Puggles! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on September 6, 2015. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wound 3. God turns mourning into dancing”. Please sign up at the bulletin board. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid-August. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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. 
  • An open house for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program will be held on September 27 at 2:30pm. This program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 20. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Financial report - January - July 2015

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$173,155$180,833
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$4,550-
Rent & Others$37,563$34,203
Total Revenue$215,268$215,036

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$112,463$115,380
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$35,947$35,990
Loan Payment$20,000$29,167
Loan Interest$2,192$2,596
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$17,868$20,504
Special Donation$4,550-
Others$6,944$11,363
Total Expense$199,964$215,000
Restricted Fund--
Balance$15,304$36

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2014
-
$314,469
$314,469
July 2015
-
$296,486
$296,486

Summary of August Deacon Board Meeting


  • The maximum of AWANA matching donation in 2015-2016 will be $2,500 and each AWANA share donation will be matched by $5. 
  • This year’s annual children ministry training will be conducted online. According to the insurance policy, all volunteers involved in the children ministry must complete the online security training and quiz annually. 
  • Participants should expect to pay for the cost of an event (including outreach event) if they will receive food service or any tangible item for taking home at the event. 
  • All fundraising events conducted in the name of the church and within the church community must be reviewed and pre-approved by the deacon board. 
  • The coordinator for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program is Kenald Yu, and the helper is Carson Lai. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. An open house will be held on September 27 at 2:30pm. 
  • Pastor Anders will attend a seminar co-sponsored by CBWC from August 24-27 regarding soul care for maturing adults.

Announcements - August 16, 2015


  • 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.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • Children Summer Camp is from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for registration and more details. 
  • 50 days of transformation has started on July 12. Weekly journal is given out to those who have signed up. Please pick it up and sign as you come in. Do bring them back on Fridays for small group session. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. T & T and Sparks are already full. Limited vacancies are still available for Cubbies and Puggles! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on September 6, 2015. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wound 3. God turns mourning into dancing”. Please sign up at the bulletin board. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid August. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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.
  • An open house for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program will be held on September 27 at 2:30pm. This program is started as a bridge to reach out to the community. It is suitable for teens and youth ages 14 - 20. The registration fee per participant per year is $100. Please invite youths who fall in this age group to attend and get more information about the program. If you are interested to know more about this program or in helping out, please contact the coordinator, Kenald Yu or the co-leader, Carson Lai. Also please pray for God’s guidance in the development of this new ministry.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Announcements - August 9, 2015


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 
  • Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:00pm at room A. 
  • 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. 
  • Children Summer Camp is from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for registration and more details. 
  • 50 days of transformation has started on July 12. Weekly journal is given out to those who have signed up. Please pick it up and sign as you come in. Do bring them back on Fridays for small group session. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. T & T and Sparks are already full. Limited vacancies are still available for Cubbies and Puggles! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid August. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Announcements - August 2, 2015


  • Church prayer meetings are held every Sunday at 10:30am at the office. All are encouraged and welcome to attend.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Children Summer Camp is from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for registration and more details. 50 days of transformation has started on July 12. 
  • Weekly journal is given out to those who have signed up. Please pick it up and sign as you come in. Do bring them back on Fridays for small group session. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Clubs include T&T, Sparks, Cubbies, and Puggles(NEW)! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid August. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Announcements - July 26, 2015


  • 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. 
  • Congregational meeting for the semi-annual financial report will be held today at 1:00pm. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting. 
  • Children Summer Camp is from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for registration and more details. 
  • 50 days of transformation has started on July 12. Weekly journal is given out to those who have signed up. Please pick it up and sign as you come in. Do bring them back on Fridays for small group session. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Clubs include T&T, Sparks, Cubbies, and Puggles(NEW)! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid-July. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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 plan to start the Duke of Edinburgh program so as to reach out to non-Christian teens and youths. If you are interested to know about this ministry, there will be a sharing and Q & A session on July 26 right after the semi-annual general meeting.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Announcements - July 19, 2015


  • 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.  
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held today at the main hall between 2pm – 4pm. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wound 2. Willing to be healed”. 
  • Congregational meeting for the semi-annual financial report will be held on July 26 at 1:00pm. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting. 
  • Children Summer Camp is from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for registration and more details. 
  • 50 days of transformation has started on July 12. Weekly journal is given out to those who have signed up. Please pick it up and sign as you come in. Do bring them back on Fridays for small group session. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Clubs include T&T, Sparks, Cubbies, and.Puggles(NEW)! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid-July. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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 plan to start the Duke of Edinburgh program so as to reach out to non-Christian teens and youths. If you are interested to know about this ministry, there will be a sharing and Q & A session on July 26 right after the semi-annual general meeting.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Financial Report - January - June 2015

Actual
Budget

Income

Offerings$145,550$155,000
Offerings - Special for Designated Donation$4,550-
Rent & Others$31,857$29,317
Total Revenue$181,957$184,317

Expense

Ministries (Incl. salaries
of the pastoral staffs)
$97,504$98,897
Administration (Incl. salaries
of the admin staff)
$30,793$30,849
Loan Payment$20,000$25,000
Loan Interest$2,167$2,225
Saving for Maintenance--
Building & Grounds$15,040$17,575
Special Donation$4,550-
Others$6,510$9,740
Total Expense$176,564$184,286
Restricted Fund--
Balance$5,393$31

Loan

 Balance
CBWC Loans
Congregational Loan
Total
Dec 2014
-
$314,469
$314,469
June 2015
-
$302,569
$302,569

Summary of July Deacon Board Meeting


  • Effective July 1, 2015 the church’s insurance company has been changed to Wynward Insurance Group. 
  • The current GZone coaches are Jason Kwok, Joanna Lai, Kelly Lo, and Kenald Yu. Stephan Kwok will join the team in August 2015. 
  • As per the insurance company’s policy, all volunteers involved in the ministries with minors (children under the age of 19) must have the criminal record checks every 2 years or not exceeding 36 months between checks. 
  • The yellow lines on the upper parking lot have been repainted.

Announcements July 12, 2015


  • 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.  
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on July 19, 2015. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wound 2. Willing to be healed”. Please sign up at the bulletin board. 
  • Congregational meeting for the semi-annual financial report will be held on July 26 at 1:00pm. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting. 
  • Children Summer Camp is from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for registration and more details. 
  •  “50 Days of Transformation” commence today. There will be SG discussions every Friday from 7:30-9:15pm. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Clubs include T&T, Sparks, Cubbies, and.Puggles(NEW)! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid July. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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 plan to start the Duke of Edinburgh program so as to reach out to non-Christian teens and youths. If you are interested to know about this ministry, there will be a sharing and Q & A session on July 26 right after the semi-annual general meeting.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Announcements - July 5, 2015


  • 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. Deacon board meeting will be held today at 2:00pm at Room A. 
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • Meditation retreat will be held on July 19, 2015. The topic is “Healing Life’s Wound 2. Willing to be healed”. Please sign up at the bulletin board. 
  • Congregational meeting for the semi-annual financial report will be held on July 26 at 1:00pm. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting. 
  • Children Summer Camp will be held from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Registration has begun. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for more details. 
  •  “50 Days of Transformation” will be launched on July 12, 2015. -There will be SG discussions every Friday from 7:30-9:15pm. If you want to have copy of the weekly handouts, please sign up by today.  
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • WBC301 (a course to equip people with the skills they need for ministry) will be started in mid July. This course is for baptized members who want to find out their spiritual gifts and a place of ministry at Westside. If you are interested in this course please contact Pastor Gladys at your earliest convenience. 
  • 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.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Announcements - June 28, 2015


  • 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.
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • Congregational meeting for the semi-annual financial report will be held on July 26 at 1:00pm. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting. 
  • A BBQ dinner will be held on tonight at 4pm at Garry Point Park in Steveston. 
  • Children Summer Camp will be held from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Registration has begun. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for more details. 
  •  “50 Days of Transformation” will be launched on July 12, 2015. -There will be SG discussions every Friday from 7:30-9:15pm. If you want to have copy of the weekly handouts, please sign up by July 5. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Clubs include T&T, Sparks, Cubbies, and.Puggles(NEW)! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • Brothers and sisters who need to park their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays, please arrange it with the church office in advance.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Announcements - June 21, 2015


  • 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.  
  • The monthly bulletin has been posted on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Please check for important church updates. 
  • Try to use offering envelopes for your tithe and offering. If you have forgotten your offering number, please contact the church office. 
  • Congregational meeting for the semi-annual financial report will be held on July 26 at 1:00pm. A BBQ dinner will be held on June 28 4pm at Garry Point Park in Steveston. Ticket is $10 each. Please register with small group’s leader. 
  • Children Summer Camp will be held from July 6 – August 28 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm. Registration has begun. Please contact Clemmie Cheung for more details. 
  •  “50 Days of Transformation” will be launched on July 12, 2015. -There will be SG discussions every Friday from 7:30-9:15pm. If you want to have copy of the weekly handouts, please sign up by July 5. 
  • Registration for ‪‎AWANA‬ in Sep15-Jun16 is now open and is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Clubs include T&T, Sparks, Cubbies, and.Puggles(NEW)! Please contact Pastor Alan for more details. 
  • Brothers and sisters who need to park their cars in the church parking lot during weekdays, please arrange it with the church office in advance.