News & Announcements on December 27th, 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: Acts 2:42-47

Please Note our January 3rd New Year Joint Sunday Service will be at 10:30AM not 11:30 AM




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

Holy Communion — to be held during next week’s joint New Year Sunday service livestream on Jan. 3rd, 2021. Please prepare your bread and grape juice for when Communion occurs during the livestream.



Baptismal Ceremony — will be held on Sunday Jan. 10th, 2021 during MM Service, sister to be baptized is Sulan, Li.

Community Concerns
Christmas Hampers We thank  God that we are able to partner with Markham Food Bank again this year and be grateful for the Christmas food and gift packs prepared for 75 families in need! Let us continue to help those in need in the community with love and action, and show the love of Christ.

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

Materials to be picked up from church. Please click here to register.

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

News of Sunday School
Follow Me – by Rev Scott Bissell

New term starts from Jan. 10th onwards. Please click here for course details and registration.

Jesus said “Follow Me.”  If we take this seriously as his disciples how is it done? Please use the registration link for Zoom details. See you all on Jan. 10th. 

Christmas Time Special Offering — We thank everyone for taking part in our Christmas Time Special Offering to support our Church benevolence fund and The Dale Ministries, and your generous offering will help those who need the most.

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

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

Note:

Other offering through mail-in cheque or using Tithe.ly after Dec. 24th 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*

Administrative Affair
December 20th, 2020 Member's Meeting Voting Result Deacon Tim Ho received an affirmative vote of 84.54% to sit on the Interim Deacon Board.

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 Pastors and Office Staff
a.    Pastor Mike Wong and Rev. KC Ng will be on leave on Dec. 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.  Some administrative staffs will take Monday Dec. 28th as deferred Christmas Holiday, and will be back in the office on Tue. Dec. 29th.

 e.  The Church office will be closed on Friday January 1st 2021 for New Year holiday.