24 Nov 2017

November 26, 2017 CHURCH NEWS

Posted by mimichu

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.

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