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.

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