News & Announcements on December 20th, 2020

We welcome all to join our Worship Service on our Church YouTube Channel LBC (Milliken)

Next Week’s EM/YM Sunday Service (Streaming)

  1. Worship Speaker:  Rev. George Mah
  2. Passage: John 15:16

Please Note our December 27th Service will be at 10:30AM not 11:30 AM



Sunday Service
Our EM/YM Joint Sunday worship will start at 11:30 AM on YouTube.


Prayer Meeting 

All are invited to join our year end thanksgiving prayer meeting on Wed. Dec. 30th to count our blessings as a Church Family together and be thankful for what God has been doing in and through us. Please contact Rev. Scott or Pastor Mike for log in details.   


Celebration
1. Arrangement for Christmas Baptism —

All are invited to join our year end thanksgiving prayer meeting on Wed. Dec. 30th to count our blessings as a Church Family together and be thankful for what God has been doing in and through us. Please contact Rev. Scott or Pastor Mike for log in details.   



2. Arrangement for Christmas Celebration — God with us!

a. On Christmas Eve Dec. 24th

Cantonese: 8 PM on our Church YouTube channel.

English: 8 PM on our Church YouTube channel.

Children: 8 PM via Zoom

b. On Christmas Day Dec. 25th
Mandarin: 8 PM on our Church YouTube channel.

News from Children Centre

Grade 5-8 students are invited to join our one day retreat Convergence through zoom. It is on January 23, 2021. 2:00-4:00pm. 7:00-9:00pm. It is $5. Register by January 10, 2021.

Materials to be picked up from church. Click here for registration.

For more information, please contact Pastor Angelina or Pastor Mike for more details.




Special offering --- We will be collecting our annual Christmas Special Offering and Friday, December 25th is the last date to donate. The funds will be donated 50/50 to our Logos Benevolence Fund and to The Dale Ministries to help those experiencing homelessness in Toronto.

For those who want to support this Special Offering, please follow the instructions below:

1. For drop-off in person at church or mail-in, please select Others and write “Christmas” in the brackets on the offering envelope.

2. For cheque offering, please write payable to Logos Baptist Church (Milliken)

3. For offering via Tithe.ly or Interac e-Transfer, please denote for “Christmas”



News from Finance
1. 2020 offering — If you wish to have your offerings this year included into the 2020 tax receipt, please follow the instructions below:

a. Offering via Interac e-Transfer —deposit before the cutoff time of 1 PM of Thursday, Dec. 31st.

b. Cheque Offering Drop off to Church — before the cutoff time of 1 PM of Thursday, Dec. 31st

c. Mail-in cheque offering — mail before Dec. 24th.

d.  On-line Offering using Tithe.ly before Dec. 24th.


Offerings received after then will be included into the 2021 tax reporting.


2.  All departments and ministry heads, please submit all 2020 outstanding reimbursement claims and supporting receipts to Finance Dept. by Jan 10th, 2021.

*Fellowship petty cash excluded*


3.  Offering for November 2020

General Fund$95,314.24
Mission Fund$18,595.00
Building Fund$1,210.00
Others7,155.00
Total Amount$122,274.24


Others
1.  Suspension of Singspiration Rehearsal and Recording

Due to COVID – 19 Lockdowns in York Region, all singspiration rehearsal and recording sessions at Church are suspended.

2.    News of Members Our sister Wanda Wong’s mother Mui-Sun Ting, rested in peace on Dec. 17th, may God comfort her and the family at this difficult moment.

3. News of Pastors and Office Staff
a. Pastor Mike Wong will be on leave on Dec. 23rd, 29th-31st, and Jan. 2nd 2021, and will be back in the office on Jan. 5th, 2021.


b. Pastor Priscilla Lee will be on leave from Dec. 29th-31st, and will be back in the office on Jan. 2nd, 2021.


c. Pastor Angelina Hung will be on leave from Dec. 29th-31st, and Jan. 2nd-6th 2021, and will be back in the office on Jan. 7th, 2021.


d. Sunday Bulletin The church office will be closed on 25th and 26th December for the Christmas holidays. Partial administrative staff will take Monday, Dec. 28th as deferred Christmas Holiday, and will be back in the office on Tue. Dec. 29th.



Administrative Affair —

1. Voting Result of Dec. 13th, 2020 Member’s Meeting
Number of valid ballots collected = 333

Notes:

Item 1: Since not all Deacons in the Interim Deacon Board received a 75% support, there will be an affirmation voting on Dec. 20th, 2020.

Item 2: Passed with an 85% affirmative vote.

Item 3: Passed with a 68% affirmative vote.  


2. Dec. 20th, 2020 Member’s Meeting to be held today from 2 PM to 3 PM on Zoom (no in person meeting)

Agenda as follows:

To meet the requirement of our Bylaw 11.3.2, we need an affirmation voting on the Deacon in the Interim Deacon Board who did not receive a 75% support.

Please click here to register for the meeting, and the information, voting methods and voting ballot can be downloaded from our Church web.


Methods of Voting:


a. Online Voting

  • You can vote between 2 PM and 10 PM.
  • Complete your ballot and include your member’s number.
  • Please remember to print your name and sign for it to be counted as a valid ballot.
  • Email your ballot to the email address on the second page of the ballot.



b.  To Vote In-person

  • You can vote in person between 2 PM and 10 PM.
  • Download and complete your ballot. Remember to include your member’s number.
  • Remember to print your name and sign for the ballot to be counted as valid.
  • You can cast your ballot (contactless) in the ballot box outside the main entrance of church. Please remember to practice physical distancing.