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12 Jan 2018

Hiring English Pastor

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English Ministry Pastor

We are seeking a full-time English ministry pastor to lead and shepherd our English congregation. The primary focus of the pastor will be to minister to young adults and married couples. The Pastor will provide leadership in a ministry that focuses on making disciples, equipping leaders and reaching out to the community around.

Pacific Grace MB Church comprises of Cantonese, Mandarin and English Ministries. The pastor must have formal education from a seminary or Bible College and past experience in pastoring in a church setting is essential. Intercultural communication skills and some understanding of the immigrant family will be definite assets.

Please send your resume to:
English Pastoral Search Committee
Pacific Grace MB Church
2855 E. 1st Avenue,
Vancouver BC V5M 1A9

Email: epstf@pgmbc.com

#PastoralSearch #Pastor

12 Jan 2018

January 14, 2017 Church News

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ONGOING

Appreciation to Rev. John Cuddeford for allowing God to use you today to breathe life through His word.

2017.1-12 Offering Report Simply Report is available in foyer while Detailed Report can be seen on bulletin Board.  Please proofread for receipt printing.

Offering and Donation Cash/Cheque in CAD are welcome, but no coupon/gift card please. For one has donated a gift card, please contact the Adm. Staff.

Mail Slot has been re-assigned. Retiring users please clear your slot.

Key HoldersNew Security Codes In Effect Deacons, Dept. Chairs and fellowship Leaders who has held or will hold a key, please return/sign up with Deacon Ida Lam before 1/31. $50 will be charged for re-copy if key lost.

Consent to Receive Electronic Messages To receive church news and prayer items, send an email to pgmbc@pgmbc.com to receive a sign up form. We’ll put you in our mailing list after receiving your consent.

Sunday School: Adults: Rm A8 | High School: Rm A10 | Youth: Rm A13.

Prayer Meeting Tue. @7:30pm (Rm A10)

UPCOMING

TODAY         Dept. Chairs Training Forum 2:00-3:30pm at A8, 2018 Dept. Chairpersons and anyone who is interested, come and learn:

  • Why we have certain practices and how these rules and principles are important in complying with CRA and PGMBC’s Purposes
  • Best practices in budgeting & planning and expense claims, and why certain things are good or bad
  • Tips and traps in goal setting and alignment
  • Importance of collaboration across ministry groups & congregations

1/21(Sun)    Youth Chat with Youth Pastor  11:30am-12:45pm in A8. The Deacon Board will have a 3rd interview with him in the afternoon.

1/21(Sun)    Library Day We encourage everyone to visit and borrow books downstairs. Refreshments will be served.

1/21-28       MB Week of Prayer for revival of all churches across Canada: www.mennonitebrethren.ca/news/week-of-prayer-2018/

1/28(Sun)    Copier Demo 9:45am & 11:15am at the machine.  Please come if you want to learn what is new. Come try it out!

1/26-28(Fri-Sun) Missions Fest Vancouver 2018 “What is the Gospel” at Vancouver Convention Centre.  Visit: MissionsFestVancouver.ca

2/11 (Sun)   Prince George Vision Luncheon Meeting 1-3pm in B7 (Cantonese). Come listen to our experienced STM team members share their stories and updates for the 9.20-26 trip. Contact Ade Huen 604-760-4628/ ade.huen.db@gmail.com

3/1(Thu)      Ever want to go to Senegal? Pastor Xavier will lead a STM team to West Africa 12/14-28. Apply before 3/1, max 7. Subsidy available for PG members.

3/31(Sat)     How about somewhere closer, like Prince George? Pastor Anthony will lead a team 9/20-26. Register before 3/31. PG members can apply for a subsidy (up to 50%).

5 Jan 2018

January 7, 2018 Church News

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ONGOING

Happy New Year! Wishing you a year full of His blessings…

Appreciation to Rev. Paul Lam for allowing God to use you today to breathe life through His word.

Offering and Donation Account name and address should match your Tax Return. Cash/Cheque in CAD are welcome, but no coupon/gift card. For one has donated a gift card last Sunday, please contact the Adm. Staff.

2017 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day. Please send the signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna by TODAY. Otherwise, all will count as 2018 expenses which need the new leaders’ approval. 2018 Voucher are Canary.

Mail Slot has been re-assigned. Retiring users please clear your slot.

Key HoldersNew Security Codes In Effect Deacons, Dept. Chairs and fellowship Leaders who held or will hold a key, please return/sign up with Deacon Ida Lam before 1/31. $50 will be charged for re-copy if key lost.

2018 Fellowship and Group Leaders Name List Please send it to pgmbc@pgmbc.com for the church directory purpose.

Staff News: Pastors will attend VCEMF meeting on 1/8 (Mon) morning. Joanna takes annual leave on1/11(Thu) morning.

Sunday School: Adults: Rm A8 | High School: Rm A10 | Youth: Rm A13.

Prayer Meeting Tue. @7:30pm (Rm A10)

UPCOMING

1/13 (Sat)    9:30am Deacon Board Meeting at A9. Agenda on bulletin board.

1/14 (Sun)   Dept. Chairperson Forum 2:00-3:30pm at A8, 2018 Dept. Chairpersons kindly attend to learn about:

  • Why we have certain practices and how these rules and principles are important in complying with CRA and PGMBC’s Purposes
  • Best practices in budgeting & planning and expense claims, and why certain things are good or bad
  • Tips and traps in goal setting and alignment
  • Importance of collaboration across ministry groups and congregations

Also welcome and open to any interested parties.

1/21(Sun)    Youth Chatting with Youth Pastor  11:30-12:45am in A8. The Deacon Board will have the 3rd interview in the afternoon.

1/21-28       MB Week of Prayer for revival of all churches across Canada: www.mennonitebrethren.ca/news/week-of-prayer-2018/

1/28(Sun)    Copier Demo 9:45am & 11:15am at the machine.  Please come if you want to learn what is new.

1/26-28(Fri-Sun) Missions Fest Vancouver 2018 “What is the Gospel” at Vancouver Convention Centre.  General admission free! Let’s go together…visit missionsfestvancouver.ca

12/14-28     Senegal, West Africa Short Term Mission led by Pastor Xavier.  Team members max. 7. Register before 3/1.

29 Dec 2017

December 31, 2017 CHURCH NEWS

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ONGOING

Appreciation to Dr. Alan Shore from Chosen People Ministries (Canada) for allowing God to use you today to breathe life through His word.

TODAY(Sun) Offering Cut-off Day Offerings by TODAY will be summarized in the 2017 Receipt for Tax Return and will be ready in Feb. You can also click in the Canadahelps.org icon on PG web page, www.pgmbc.com, and donate to the church with a credit card (4% service fee will be charged to the church). CanadaHelps issues a tax receipt immediately.

Carpet Wash – Hygiene and Mouse Prevention An expert has been hired to power wash the church carpet on 1/2-3. All fellowships and groups please help to put the furniture up after using the room TODAY, and put them back in the regular places before starting your fellowship this weekend.

Key Holders New security codes in effect starting 1/7(Sun). Deacons, Dept. Chairs and Fellowship Leaders who are holding or going to hold a key, please return/sign up with Deacon Ida Lam before 1/31. $50 will be charged for re-copy if key lost.

Mail Slot will be re-assigned for 2018 starting 1/7(Sun). Retiring users please clear your existing mail slot.

English Tutorial Teacher for Bakrs Please contact Solomon Fung if you want to help the family for English.

2018 Flower Dedication Sign Up Sheet has been posted on bulletin board. $30/date by offering in an envelope checking “Flowers” with your name on.

2018 Fellowship and Group Leaders Please send the new name list of committee members to pgmbc@pgmbc.com for the church directory purpose. Thank you for your co-operations.

The Office will be closed on 1/1 (Mon) for New Year Holidays.

Sunday School: Adults: Rm A8 | High School: Rm A10 | Youth: Rm A13.

Prayer Meeting Tue. @7:30pm (Rm A10)

UPCOMING

1/7 (Sun)     2018 Deacons and Dept. Chairs Inauguration We pray that the Lord will send His spirit of wisdom to guide them as they serve Him.

1/7 (Sun)     2017 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day. Leaders please send your signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna Li ASAP. After 1/7 all will be counted as 2018 expenditures which need the new leaders’ approval. 2018 Voucher will be in Canary color.

1/14(Sun)    Dept. Chairperson Forum 2:00-3:30pm at A10, 2018 Dept. Chairpersons kindly mark your calendar and attend.

1/21(Sun)    Youth Chatting with Youth Pastor  11:30-12:45am in A8. The Deacon Board will have the 3rd interview with the applicant in the afternoon.

12/14-28     Senegal, West Africa Short Term Mission led by Pastor Xavier.  Register before 3/1.

22 Dec 2017

December 24, 2017 CHURCH NEWS

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Merry Christmas! May God bless you with joy, peace and love all year long!

Key Holders New security codes will be updated on 1/7(Sun). Deacons, Dept. Chairs and Fellowship Leaders who are holding or going to hold a key, Please return/sign up with Deacon Ida Lam starting TODAY TO 1/31. $50 will be charged for re-copy if key lost.

Mail Slot will be re-assigned for 2018 on 1/7(Sun). Retiring users please clear your existing mail slot.

English Tutorial Teacher for Bakrs Please contact Solomon Fung if you want to help the family to improve their English.

2018 Flower Dedication Sign Up Sheet has been posted on bulletin board. $30/date by offering in an envelope checking “Flowers” with your name on.

2018 Fellowship and Group Leaders Please send the new name list of committee members to pgmbc@pgmbc.com for the church directory purpose. Thank you for your co-operations.

MBCCA Young Adult Ministry Sherwin Kwan will be our 2018 Coordinator.

The Office will be closed on 12/25-26 for Christmas Holidays.

UPCOMING

12/25(Mon) Urban Ministry Rev. Xavier and some English members will serve the homeless people at East end. Please pray for the ministry.

12/31(Sun)  Offering Cut-off Day Offerings by 12/31 will be summarized in the 2017 Receipt for Tax Return and will be ready in Feb. You can also click in the Canadahelps.org icon on PG web page, www.pgmbc.com, and donate to the church with a credit card (4% service fee will be charged to the church). CanadaHelps issues a tax receipt immediately.

1/7 (Sun)     2018 Deacons and Dept. Chairs Inauguration We pray that the Lord will send His spirit of wisdom to guide them as they serve Him.

1/7 (Sun)     2017 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day. Leaders please send your signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna Li ASAP. After 1/7 all will be counted as 2018 expenditures which need the new leaders’ approval. 2018 Voucher will be in Canary color.

1/14(Sun)    Dept. Chairperson Forum 2:00-3:30pm at A10, 2018 Dept. Chairpersons kindly mark your calendar and attend.

12/14-28          Senegal, West Africa Short Term Mission led by Pastor Xavier.  Register before 3/1.

15 Dec 2017

December 17, 2017 CHURCH NEWS

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ONGOING

Thank you to Pastor Brian Chan for allowing God to use you today to breathe life through His word.

English Youth Pastor Pastor Bill Chan’s resume can be seen on the notice board. Your suggestions to the Deacon Board are welcome latest today.

2017 AGM 50+ attended, expressing heartfelt suggestions. All Agenda passed. The Deacon Board will discuss all issues and Minutes will be post as well.

English Tutorial Teacher for Bakrs Please contact Solomon Fung if you want to help the family to improve their English so that they can

12/1-22 CCMBC Survey The BCMBC is partnering with the CCMBC conduct a short survey (20 questions) for reviewing the relationships and structures to serve all MB Churches better. They want to invite as many people as possible to participate. If you like to help, the survey is available online at mbsurvey.ca.

2018 Flower Dedication Sign Up Sheet has been post on bulletin board. $30/date by offering in an envelope checking “Flowers” with your name on.

2018 Fellowship and Group Leaders Please send us the new name list of committee members to pgmbc@pgmbc.com for the church directory purpose. Thank you for your co-operations.

Sunday School: Adults: Rm A8 | High School: Rm A10 | Youth: Rm A13.

Prayer Meeting Tuesday @7:30pm (Rm A10)

UPCOMING

12/24(Sun)  Joint Christmas & Baby Dedication Service If you have a child under the age of 2 and would like to dedicate to the Lord in the presence of our church community, please contact the pastors. Morning Service 9:00-10:30am ; English/Cantonese; Noon Service 11:00-12:30am        Cantonese/Mandarin; Sunday School Cancelled

12/25(Mon) Urban Ministry Rev. Xavier and some English members will serve the homeless people at East end. Please pray for the ministry.

12/31(Sun)  2017 Offering Cut-off Day Offerings before that day will be summarized in the 2016 Receipt for Tax Return which will be ready in Feb. You can also click in the Canadahelps.org icon on the PG web page, www.pgmbc.com, and donate to the church with a credit card (4% service fee will be charge to the church). CanadaHelps issues a tax receipt immediately.

1/7 (Sun)      2017 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day. Leaders please send your signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna Li ASAP. After 1/7 all will be counted as 2018 expenditures which need the new leaders’ approval.

1/14(Sun)    Dept. Chairperson Forum 2:00-3:30pm at A102018 Dept. Chairpersons kindly mark your calendar and attend.

 

8 Dec 2017

December 10, 2017 CHURCH NEWS

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Thank you to Pastor Cross Chan for allowing God to use you today to breathe life through His word.

English Youth Pastor The Deacon Board recommend a candidate to the congregations as English Youth Pastor who has preached on 12/3 in English Service. His resume will be posted on the notice board. You are welcome to send suggestions to the Deacon Board before 12/17 for employment consideration.

Mission Pledge As at 12/3 we received 29 pledge cards with a total pledge of $28,980; 21 to be prayer warriors, 9 plan to go STM, 2 consider theological studies and 1 praying for full time ministry.

2017 AGM Handbook are available on at foyer. Praise the Lord that over 50+ attended, expressing heartfelt suggestions. All Agenda were passed. The Deacon Board will discuss all issues and Minutes will be post soon.

2018 Flower Dedication sign up sheet has been post on bulletin board. $30/date by offering with an envelope checking “Flowers” and your name on.

2017 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day is 1/7/2018. Leaders please send your signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna Li ASAP. After 1/7 all will be counted as 2018 expenditures which need the new leaders’ approval.

Sunday School: Adults: Rm A8 | High School: Rm A10 | Youth: Rm A13.

Prayer Meeting Tuesday @7:30pm (Rm A10)

UPCOMING

12/12(Tue) Christmas Dinner for 35 East Van families in partnership with VUM (myvum.ca). Thanks to the English Congregation, Joy Fellowship, members from Righteousness & Temperance, PG & VCS kids for volunteering.  May Him be glorified. 

12/15(Fri)    Bakrs Family will attend a Christmas celebration in Arabian Church with Rev. Xavier.  Pray that they can enjoy and love and joy.

12/16(Sat)   Awana Shadow Play starts 7:30pm. All non-churched kids are welcome for the Good News.

12/17(Sun)  Mandarin Christmas Pot-luck (6pm) & Candle Night all Mandarin speaking no-churched friends are welcome.

12/24(Sun)  Joint Christmas & Baby Dedication Service If you have child under the age of 2 and would like to dedicate to the Lord in the presence of our church community, please contact the pastors.

12/25(Mon) Urban Ministry Rev. Xavier and some English members will serve the homeless at East end. Please pray for the ministry.

2018            Cantonese Youth Fellowships The Truth will be merged to Righteousness.  Please pray for the adjustment and bring you friends in for fellowshipping.

                    AV & IT Departments have set up professional teams to support in AV equipments and techniques while the IT team in computers, web and user suppor. Praise the Lord that the English and Chinese congregations serve together with gifted talents.

1 Dec 2017

December 3, 2017 CHURCH NEWS

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ONGOING

English Youth Pastor The Deacon Board has decided to recommend Pastor Bill Chan to our congregation as English Youth Pastor. His resume will be posted on the notice board.

Mission Pledge Estimated expenditure for 2018 is $129,788 and our Mission pledge target is $89,860. We encourage you to prayerfully consider your pledge. As at 11/26, we received 27 pledge cards with a total pledge of $28,810; 21 to be prayer warriors, 9 plan to go STM, 2 consider theological studies and 1 praying for full time ministry.

Complimentary 2017 PG Calendar available in the foyer, one for each family.

Financial Statement Jan-Oct 2017, Budget Proposal 2018 & 2018 Calendar of Events (Draft) are available on bulletin board & at foyer.

2017 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day is 1/7/2018. Leaders please send your signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna Li ASAP. After 1/7 all will be counted as 2018 expenditures which need the new leaders’ approval.

Sunday School: Adults: Rm A8 | High School: Rm A10 | Youth: Rm A13.

Prayer Meeting Tuesday @7:30pm (Rm A10)

UPCOMING

11/27(Mon)Beulah Senior Home Service at 1:00pm led by Rev. Xavier

12/3(Sun)    Annual General Meeting in sanctuary @2:00pm. Welcome to all church members

      Agenda of Annual General Meeting 2017

  1. Election of the member representatives of the 2018 nominating committee.
  2. Acceptance of the annual ministry report of 2017.
  3. Syrian Refugee Sponsorship.
  4. Adoption of the 2018 Mission budget.
  5. Adoption of the 2018 PGMBC ministry plans and budget.
  6. Feedback and suggestion.

12/8(Fri)       East Van Church Collective Christmas celebration for young Adults @Windermere & E. Georgia St. Hosted by @westcoastyas

12/9(Sat)      English Ministry Christmas Potluck @6:30pm in the Gym. Come to celebrate the season together with food and song. Please RSVP Grace with the item you will bring to share.

12/12(Tue) Christmas Dinner for 35 East Van families in partnership with VUM (myvum.ca). Volunteers needed: set-up, Christmas tree, worship team, table hosts, food service, clean-up. Christmas cards by Kids. Please contact Rev. Xavier or Grace Li. 

12/24(Sun)  Joint Christmas & Baby Dedication Service If you have child under the age of 2 and would like to dedicate to the Lord in the presence of our church community, please contact the pastors.

2018    Short Term Mission Trips 9/20-26 Prince George and 12/14-28 Senegal, West Africa, led by Pastor Anthony and Pastor Xavier correspondingly.

24 Nov 2017

Hiring English Youth Pastor

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English Youth Pastor

We are seeking a full-time English youth pastor to lead and shepherd our English congregation. The primary focus of the pastor will be to minister to teens and youth. The Pastor will provide leadership in a ministry that focuses on making disciples, equipping leaders and reaching out to the community around.

Pacific Grace MB Church comprises of Cantonese, Mandarin and English Ministries. The pastor must have formal education from a seminary or Bible College and past experience in pastoring in a church setting is essential. Intercultural communication skills and some understanding of the immigrant family will be definite assets.

Please send your resume to:
English Pastoral Search Committee
Pacific Grace MB Church
2855 E. 1st Avenue,
Vancouver BC V5M 1A9

Email: epstf@pgmbc.com

#PastoralSearch #Pastor #YouthPastor

24 Nov 2017

November 26, 2017 CHURCH NEWS

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ONGOING

English Youth Pastor The Deacon Board has decided to recommend an applicant to our congregation as English Youth Pastor. He will come and preach in our English Service. His resume will be posted on the notice board.

Mission Pledge Estimated expenditure for 2018 is $129,788 and our Mission pledge target is $89,860. We encourage you to prayerfully consider your pledge. On 11/19 Mission Sunday, we received 23 pledge cards with a total pledge of $27,720, 21 to be prayer warriors, 9 planning to go STM, 2 will consider taking theological studies and 1 considering full time ministry.

Complimentary 2017 PG Calendar available in the foyer, one for each family.

Financial Statement Jan-Oct 2017, Budget Proposal 2018 & 2018 Calendar of Events (Draft) are available on bulletin board & at foyer.

OCC Christmas Shoebox 1,220 boxes have been collected for Samaritan’s Purse. They will be sent to children around the world living in war, poverty and disaster. Thanks to all who participated.

2017 Reimbursement Vouchers Cut-Off Day is 1/7/2018. Leaders please send your signed vouchers with receipts to Joanna Li ASAP. After 1/7 all will be counted as 2018 expenditures which need the new leaders’ approval.

Sunday School: Adults: Rm A8 | High School: Rm A10 | Youth: Rm A13.

Joint Mission Prayer Meeting 11/18 Tuesday @7:30pm , Esther Lee from Power to Change will share.

Staff News Rev. Xavier, Rev. Anthony, Deacon Geraldine & Kathy attend the Accounting & Legal Issues For Charities Workshop on Wed morning.

UPCOMING

TODAY 2018 Financial Detail Presentation with Q&A 1:00pm @A8.

11/27(Mon)Beulah Senior Home Holy Communion Service at 1:00pm led by Rev. Xavier

12/1-31     Devotion for Advent 2017 “Jesus Messiah: Christmas Devot ion” is a devotional book arranged by MB Seminary for families and individuals who want to take time for reflection during 12/1-31. Thirty-one different authors from the Mennonite Brethren family across Canada have written these devotionals for you, your families, and friends to enjoy this Christmas season. Details: http://www.mbseminary.ca/devotional-books/

12/3(Sun) Annual General Meeting in our sanctuary @2:00pm. Welcome to all church members. Agenda of Annual General Meeting 2017

  1. Election of the member representatives of the 2018 nominating committee.
  2. Acceptance of the annual ministry report of 2017.
  3. Syrian Refugee Sponsorship.
  4. Adoption of the 2018 Mission budget.
  5. Adoption of the 2018 PGMBC ministry plans and budget.
  6. Feedback and suggestion.

12/8(Fri)   East Van Church Collective Christmas celebration for young Adults @Windermere & E. Georgia St. Hosted by @westcoastyas

12/9(Sat)   English Ministry Christmas Potluck @6:30pm in the Gym. Come to celebrate the season together with food and song. Please RSVP Grace with the item you will bring to share.

12/12(Tue) Christmas Dinner for 35 East Van families in partnership with VUM (myvum.ca). Volunteers needed: set-up, Christmas tree, worship team, table hosts, food service, clean-up. Christmas cards by Kids. Please contact Rev. Xavier or Grace Li before 11/30. 

12/24(Sun)    Joint Christmas & Baby Dedication Service If you have child under the age of 2 and would like to dedicate to the Lord in the presence of our church community, please contact the pastors.

2018         Short Term Mission Trips 9/20-26 Prince George and 12/14-28 Senegal, West Africa, led by Pastor Anthony and Pastor Xavier correspondingly.