2 Dec 2016
Annual General Meeting
Will be held on 12/4 (Sun) at 2:00. The agenda can be seen on bulletin board.
1) Election of the member representatives of the 2017 Nomination Committee
2) Acceptance of the Annual Ministries Reports 2016
3) Adoption of the 2017 Mission Budget
4) Adoption of the 2017 Ministry Plans and Budget
5) Syrian Refugee Sponsorship
6) Feedback and Suggestions
Appreciations to our Deacons and Dept. Chairpersons for serving in our Church. Please accept our heartfelt thanks. May God continue to bless your ministries.
2nd 2017-2018 Deacon Election: Geraldine Lai has been officially elected. Thanks to Yue Ming Tang and Martin Chu for counting the ballots.
2016 Financial Report (Unaudited), 2017 Budget (Proposal), 2017 Calendar of Events (Draft) and PG Organization Chart are posted on bulletin board. Hard copies are available in foyer.
2016 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day is 1/8/2017. Leaders please send your signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna Li ASAP. After 1/8 all will be counted as 2017 expenditures which need the new leaders’ approval.
PRAISE & PRAYER
Mon. 1:00pm Beulah Senior Home Service To be led by Pastor Fiona.
Tuesday 7:30pm Prayer Meeting Come and pray together.
12/25 Joint Christmas Sunday & Baby Dedication Ceremony Parents with children under the age of 2, who would like to dedicate your child to the Lord in the presence of our church community, please contact Pastor Keith.
12/16 (Fri) 6:30pm English Congregation Christmas Potluck Celebration Invite your friends! Please sign up with Pastor Keith.
Career Youth Outreach 12/10 (Sat) Model Building Group at A9. Email George for details: email@example.com
OCC Christmas Shoebox 1,070 boxes have been collected for Samaritan’s Purse. They will be sent to children around the world living in war, poverty and disaster.
2017 Mission Pledge Target $96,500 As at 11/27, 44 cards received with a total pledge of $34,694. Of those, 28 committed to be prayer warriors, 9 for short term mission, 4 committed to theological studies and 2 dedicated to full time ministry. You are still encouraged to fill in a pledge card and put it in offering bag. Children Mission Pledge 25 cards received: 23 promised to pray, 7 giving offering, 7 caring for missionaries, 10 like to know The Great Commission.
Support from the Mission Fund Surplus $1,260 to partner with CIM Canada to sponsor a church planter & a village school teacher in Ghana. $1,200 matches with the donation received in “Grounds for translation Coffee Corner” to Wycliffe for Peru, desert islands of Indonesia, DR. Congo and Canada First Nation ministries.
BIBLE & TEACHING
Sunday School Adult Class in A8 & High School Class in A10.
AWANA Christmas Celebration Christmas Tree event on Broadway Church. Meet at parking lot outside our church. 12/10 (Sat) DEPARTURE time 5:20 pm or 12/11 (Sun) 1:20 pm. Be on time and we will walk together to the destination. Official: http://www.singingchristmastree.ca
Devotion for Advent 2016 “As We Wait” is a collection of readings & devotionals produced & distributed by MB Seminary for the season of advent. The four themes of watch, prepare, proclaim, and worship will move you in a direction of active waiting. The devotionals are written by pastors, teachers, and other leaders within the Mennonite Brethren family across Canada. Please feel free to download and use: http://www.ministrylift.ca/advent2016
YAM MBCCA Young Adults Program Today@4-6pm Christmas Cafe Night @Richmond Chinese MB Church (10200 No. 5 Rd.). Career young adults and young families are invited to come and share and pray together.