News & Announcements on November 14th, 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 are thankful for the fruitful Fall Fest held in the past weekend.
Operation Christmas Child
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.
Return your shoebox
- Today is the last day to drop off at church
- For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Operation Christmas Child drop off centreClick Here to check out locations & hours.
Please remember to include the shipping fee of $10 either in the shoebox or submit online**.
News from the Interim Board
1.Foyer and AV Renewal Update:
We are currently in the midst of our foyer renovation. 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.Report for Voting Results for Member’s Meeting on Nov. 7th—
:we have collected 235 valid ballots and all motions were passed. Please refer to the bulletin insert and our church website for more details.
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
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.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?”
Interested brothers and sisters please CLICK HERE to sign up.You may also respond to email@example.com, or connect with a Community Concern Councillor.
NOTE: final scheduling will be based on availability and be confirmed with an email.
2.CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
As part of our Christmas Hamper program, we will be including a toy for families with children. We are looking to collect 300 new toys valued $15-$20 each. Toy donations can be dropped off at church every Sunday from November 14 to December 5 (before and after worship). Alternatively, donations will also be accepted. Please write down “Hamper” on your offering envelope under “Others”
News from Finance
1.Offering Report for October 2021
2.2021 Offering Report Inquiry
2021 Offering Report (Jan – Oct 2021) is now posted on our church website for your reference.
The offering report is sorted by offering number. For enquiry, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org ( Email subject: Offering Inquiry) and leave us your contact information and a brief message.
Effective December 2021, gathering limit inside our Church will be relaxed. Fellowships and small groups are encouraged to utilize the facility for your gathering needs. Please refer to attachment for more detail. Room booking can be made by contacting our Office.
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.)
2.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
3.News of Members
a.Sister Renne Mak has gone home to be with the Lord on Nov 8th. May God comfort her family during this difficult time.
b.Sister Anna Yin’s mother was passed away on Nov 8th. May God comfort her and her family during this difficult time.
4.NEWS OF PASTOR
Pastor Mike will be on leave from Nov 16th to Jan 7th 2022 and will be back to the office on Jan 8th 2022.