Mandarin and Cantonese Playgroup
English PLUS & Workers
Cantonese Leisure Centre
Cantonese Lady Fellowship (1st and 3rd week)
Cantonese Workers Fellowship (1st and 3rd week)
English Youth Fellowship (TYF)
Cantonese Youth Fellowship
Mandarin Youth Fellowship (odd week)
Cantonese Evergreen Fellowship (2nd Sat)
Good Friday Combined Services will be held at 9:30am Friday, 14th April, in two combined services, for (1) AM & PM English Congregations in the Side Hall, and
(2) AM & PM Cantonese and Mandarin Congregations in the Main Hall.
Easter Sunday Baptisms Services of Baptism will be held at 11am and 5pm on Easter Sunday, 16th April. Names of the people to be baptised are:
Vivian Lau and Joyce Wong from 11am Cantonese, and
Jocelin Chan from 5pm English .
Gilgandra, Sept/Oct 2017 It’s on again! Last year we were unable to go to Gil. But this year we have been invited back again by the local church to help with the children at their Convention. The dates for this year will be Saturday 30th September to Monday 2nd October.
If you are interested in coming, please see Peter Dart or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a first meeting to plan the mission on Sunday 2nd April, from 1.30 to 3pm, in the Manse.
Annual Report 2016-2017 Would all Pastors, Elders, Deacons and Congregation Committee Members please forward your 2016-2017 Annual Reports in both English and Chinese to Mandy Wong via email@example.com on or before 31st March, 2016. Thank you.
Art & Craft Exhibition 2017 will be held from 11am-3pm, on Saturday, 1st April, 2017. Please mark this fun and friendly event day in your diary and bring your friends and family.
We would love to have your artwork/drawings/photos/handmade accessories/ handmade crafts or any other interesting things you make, to SELL or EXHIBIT.
All proceeds from the sale of artworks and food will go to Hope Street Menswatch. A Christian men’s clothing business / charity (The Irrelevant Society) will also have a stall, with 20% of their proceeds being given to a men’s recovery program, Communicare Breathing Space. Deadline for the artworks submission is on Sunday, 26th March.
We need helpers! If you can help, especially with setup and on the day, please contact Alison Leader < AlisonLeader@yaffa.com.au >.
India STM information Night Tonight (26th March), 7pm, Room 5/6/7. Interested in coming to India ? Find out more. (An alternative briefing will also be held on Tuesday 28th March at Swansea Baptist Church). Contact Michael Leader to let him know of your interest – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0414 810 138. All ages welcome!
Day Light Saving will end in NSW next Sunday 2nd April at 3:00am. Please remember to set your clocks backward by one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
Chinese and Australian Baptist Church - Thornleigh was founded in July 1989. Since 1984, Rev. Joseph Fung responded to God's guidance, and, together with Rev. Burman of Eastwood Baptist Church began to reach out to the Cantonese speaking Chinese migrant community, resulting in the establishment of CABC Thornleigh. All this time the Church has upheld its foundation – the Word of God. The ministry of our church has always centred on the Word of God – our Sunday worship, our all-age Sunday school, our cell groups and fellowship groups all built upon this foundation; but from the beginning, never forgetting the Great Commission. Right from the beginning, CABC-Thornleigh already established a mission fund, supporting local and overseas mission.
Here we see a beautiful picture, the Australian and Chinese pastors and brothers and sisters then, in responding to the gospel need of the community, joined in local mission, establishing the church, spreading the Word of God, and supporting overseas missions. Just as the Lord Jesus, before his ascension, instructed the apostles and said, “…You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). We thank God for His provision throughout the years, for establishing CABC-Thornleigh this big spiritual family to proclaim Christ and witness the power of His Gospel.