News & Announcements on October 31st, 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. George Mah
Logos 40th Anniversary
- Blessed to Bless: with various activities to bless our communities and to proclaim Jesus.
We look forward for the Fall Fest this afternoon. May we have a fruitful event.
Stronger Together: 40th anniversary album
Please email a clear and legible copy of your family photo to email@example.com. 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. TODAY is the due date for photo submissions.
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.
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 . 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 your fellowship/small group. A special team will pack on your behalf. TODAY is the Deadline for contribution!.
For further details, please contact Lydia Fung at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
- At a Samaritan’s purse drop off centre
Check out locations & hours at **https://www.samaritanspurse.ca/drop-off-locations
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 Tithe.ly and e-Transfer offering, please type “TGJ” in the message box.
b. For those who wish to use offering envelopes, please write “Others (TGJ).
Today is the last day for the special offering
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.
Ballot will be available early next week.
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: https://forms.gle/Aq7oBVdMdFQqHbwt9
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 toregister. For 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)
- We now looking for volunteers to help with the registration at Markham Food Bank for the following time slot:
Nov 2nd – Nov 30th, maximum 2-3 people per shift.
Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday: 12pm – 2pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 10:30am
If you have a preferred date or would like to go as a group of 2-3 people, please indicate in the field “Any other comments and/or questions?”
NOTE: final scheduling will be based on availability and be confirmed with an email.
News from Finance
1.LBCM Financial Highlights 2021
The above financial is for your information. This financial summary is issued on a quarterly basis in April, July, October and January while the annual financial statements will be distributed at the Annual General Meeting.
2.Offering Report for September 2021
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7th. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before bed Saturday night!
2,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
3.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.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 email@example.com
b. Mail-in cheque offering
c. Cheque Offering Drop off to Church
d. On-line offering using Tithe.ly
5.News of Members
Sister Peggy Jiang’s father while in Beijing passed away on Sunday Oct 24th. May God comfort her and the family.