News & Announcements on October 24th, 2021

News & Announcements on October 24th, 2021

Welcome All to Our Worship Service
Welcome back! We are happy you are joining our English Ministry Worship Service in person/on our church’s YouTube Channel LBC(Milliken).

Next Week’s EM/YM Joint Sunday Service ((in person and Livestream) starting at 11:00 AM.

Speaker: Rev. Scott Bissell
Passage:John 15: 1-17
Logos 40th Anniversary

  1. Blessed to Bless: with various activities to bless our communities and to proclaim Jesus. 

    We are hosting a Fall Fest on Sunday Oct 31st
    4pm-6pm via zoom. We welcome children from JK to grade 6 to join the celebration. To register and further details, please refer to the bulletin insert and our church web site for more details.
    Dead line for registration: Sunday Oct 24th.

  2. Stronger Together: 40th anniversary album 
    Please email a clear and legible copy of your family photo to Please include in your email the full name (first, then last name) of all of your family members (in the order that they appear on the photo), which language congregation you belong to, and your contact phone number. Due date for photo submission is extended to  October 31, 2021.

    Each family who submits their photo will receive a copy of the church 40th anniversary album at the end of the year. Please refer to the bulletin insert and our church web site for more details.

Mission News

2022 Mission Pledges-Our 2022 Logos Milliken Joint Mission budget is $109,485 and our church Local Mission budget is $62,250 for a total of $171,735. We will pledge towards next year today and Oct 31st. Please refer to the bulletin insert and our church website for more details.

Operation Christmas Child

1.Our target is to bless 500 children with Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes this year. Refer to the bulletin insert and our church website for more details.Let’s pray and support this effort to make these goals come true. There are two ways to participate:

a.Pack a shoebox by your self ($20 per box + $10 shipping)

  • Picking up a shoebox and label at church
    ( Oct 13th – Nov 14th) Sunday 12-1pm, Monday & Wednesday 1-5pm
  • Use your own shoebox

b.Make your contribution/donation through Fellowship/small group. A special team will pack on your behalf. Deadline for contribution: Oct 31st.For further details, please contact Lydia Fung at

Return your shoebox

  • Drop off at church: (Oct 17th – Nov 14th) Sunday 12-1pm, Monday & Wednesday 1-5pm
    Last day to drop off at church: Nov 14th
    For inquiries, please contact
  • At a Samaritan’s purse drop off centre
    Check out locations & hours at **

Please remember to include the shipping fee of $10 either in the shoebox or submit online**.

2.We will also be holding a special offering for The Greatest Journey Discipleship Class from October 10th to October 31st Sunday. This program allows children who received an OCC shoebox to continue to learn more about Jesus and become disciples.
a. For and e-Transfer offering, please type “TGJ” in the message box.
b.  For those who wish to use offering envelopes, please write “Others (TGJ).

News from the Interim Board 
1.Foyer and AV Renewal Update:

We are currently in the midst of our foyer renovation. In the next 2-3 weeks new floor tiles are being laid and all front entrances will not be accessible. In-person Sunday Service will continue and we will be using back entrances to the gym and chapel.

2.Member’s Meeting — will be held on Sunday November 7, 2021 from 2 to 4pm via Zoom.

 Agenda as follows:

(1) Election of 2022 Church Council

(2) Vote for the 1-Board or 2-Boards structure as part of the Deacon Board Reform

(3) Vote to extend the term of the Interim Deacon Board for 1 year, until the end of 2022

(4) Confirmation of language representatives to sit in the 2022 Interim Deacon Board.

Prayer Meeting/Mid-week Not on Sunday School at 8:00pm 

  • 1st , 3rd , & 5th Wednesday of month will be prayer meeting
  • 2nd and 4th will be a class on Hearing the Voice of God* with Rev. Scott.

So many desire to hear God’s voice but struggle to know if it is really Him.  We will discuss people who connected to God and the clues to hearing Him.  A.W. Tozer wrote “The voice of God is a friendly voice.  No one need fear to listen to it unless he has already made up his mind to resist it.”

Sunday School @9:00- 10:00am 

  • Leading a Quiet Life – Cecilia Lam
    Paul urged the Thessalonians to make it their ambition to lead a quiet life; they should mind their own business and work with their hands (1 Thess. 4:11). When the norm is to strive for efficiency and a typical day is filled with endless interruptions and distractions, how do we lead a quiet life? Where do we draw the line of “my business”? Join us from Sep 19 to Dec 12 to explore how to unhurry, rhythms of daily office and sabbath, and boundaries.

    *to register:

Children Ministry News
Children Ministry will join the Toronto Children Ministry Conference on November 6, 2021. 9:00am-4:30pm. Teachers, helpers and parents are invited to join us! For more information, go  to

Community Concern

1.The New Immigrant Task Force (NIT) is seeking participants to join the ministry. We believe brothers and sisters are interested in providing support to new Cantonese speaking immigrants in order to show Jesus’ love through actions.  If you are interested, please click here  toregisterFor any questions, please contact Cantonese Congregation pastors.

2.Christmas Hampers Program

This year we are partnering with Markham Food Bank and will prepare 300 hampers for families in need in the Markham area. Markham Food Bank will prepare all the food items, while our church will provide the manpower. We encourage brothers and sisters to help in the following areas to serve our neighbours during this special season.

– Hamper packing and handling helpers on Monday December 13th and Wednesday December 15th

– Phone call ambassadors (welcome families and remind them to pick up their hampers)

– Delivery ambassadors (delivering hampers to selected families)

Interested brothers and sisters please response to, or connect with our Community Concern Councilors.

News from Finance

1.LBCM Financial Highlights 2021

2.Offering Report for September 2021

3.In order to help entering the offering information accurately, brothers and sisters are asked to provide clear personal information (names, offering number, contact number, offering amount… etc.). For any information update ,please inform the church office.

1.Phase 2 of Church Reopening 

In-person worship– Click here to fill and submit the UPDATED registration form or scan the following QR code. (Please use one form for your family or your bubble.)

Room Booking (in-person gathering)

Click here to submit a room booking request

2.Church Office Hours
Church office hours are Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm (Saturday closed). To contact our pastors or staff, please call 905-305-6467, press “0” and leave a voicemail, or email

3.Ways to Give
a.Interac e-Transfer — Brothers and sisters can give their offerings and tithes to the Church through Interac e-Transfers using the email address
b. Mail-in cheque offering
c. Cheque Offering Drop off to Church
d. On-line offering using

4.News of Members

a.Sister Judy Chan’s father while in Hong Kong went home to be with the Lord on Oct 12th. May God comfort her and the family.

b.Brother Raymond To’s mother while in Hong Kong went home to be with the Lord on Oct 22nd. May God comfort him and the family.

5.News of Pastor

Rev.Fred Chiu’s father went home to be with the Lord on Oct 19th. Rev. Fred and Mrs Chiu will go to Hong Kong from Oct 23rd to Dec 10th for funeral arrangement. May God comfort him and the family at this difficult time.