When to Find us
English Service, Mandarin Service, Cantonese Bible Study
Cantonese Service, Mandarin Bible Study, English Bible Study
Prayer Meeting (only on 5th week)
Cantonese Service, English Bible Study
Cantonese Sunday School, English Family Service
Prayer Meeting (only on 2nd and 4th week)
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)
The Church Quarterly members meeting will be held on next Sunday 27th August 2017 at 1pm in the Main Hall. All members, please make an effort to attend. Non-members are also encouraged to attend in order to gain a better understanding of the workings of the church.
The Financial Report, which was not ready last week, is now available in the foyer.
Membership Applications & Transferral The following applications for membership will be presented at next week member’s meeting: Joyce Wong, Samky Cheung, Joanna Song and Panbo Ye. Danny Hew has applied for transfer of membership.
Baptism Sunday There will be a baptismal service on Sunday 8th October. All brothers/sisters who are converted and not yet baptised are encouraged to be baptised on that day. Please see Peter Dart or Michael Leader if you would like to be baptised on this occasion.
PLUS, special speaker At 8pm, on Wednesday, 30th August, Professor Peter Anstey, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, will be speaking at PLUS, on “A philosopher at work”. The aim of this talk and other talks at PLUS is to introduce our university students to high-profile Christians in our community, and learn who we can serve God’s Kingdom in challenging work environment. NB. This event is not close to PLUS. If there are members of other fellowships (Chinese or English), or Year 12 students, who would like to come, please feel free. If you want to know more, please contact Peter Dart.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will run the ballots for same-sex marriage in September. if you are qualified to vote, but not registered for electoral roll, you have until this coming Thursday, 24th August. to register with the Australian Electoral Commission, or to make sure that your details are up-to-date.
Children's Ministry Teacher’s Training Day will be held on Saturday, 2nd September from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in Rooms 5-
The topic will be “Helping kids participate and keeping them engaged.” The cost will be $5 (morning tea and lunch included). We are delighted to have an experienced speaker come to share with us. All teachers are encouraged to be there. Anyone else interested is most welcome. Please let Candy know if you are coming.
The Church Quarterly members meeting will be held on Sunday 27th August 2017 at 1pm in the Main Hall. The Agenda and the Minutes of the last Quarterly members meeting are available for collection from the table in the foyer. The Financial Report will be available next week. All members, please make an effort to attend. Non-members are also encouraged to attend in order to gain a better understanding of the workings of the church.
Hospitality Sunday is on 20th August. If you would like to join and you have not been involved before, let Michael know ASAP. If you cannot make this month and you normally join, let Michael know.
Table tennis table Someone has responded and donated a table. Now we need help to transport the table to our church. If you can help, please contact the office at email@example.com.
Gilgandra 2017 There will be a meeting for the Gilgandra short-term mission, today from 1.30pm to 3pm in the manse. Can everyone involved please have your things ready for the meeting so that we can make quick progress? Thank you.
Children's Ministry Teacher’s Training Day will be held on Saturday 2nd September from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm in Rooms 5-7. The topic will be “Helping kids participate and keeping them engaged.” The cost will be $5 (morning tea and lunch included). We are delighted to have an experienced speaker to share with us. All teachers are encouraged to come and anyone else interested is most welcome. Please let Candy know if you are coming.
One Love 2017 A one-day Women’s event organised by the Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC) will be held on 9th September, at Sydney Olympic Park. The speakers will be Nancy Guthrie and Mike Raiter. The cost for the day is $99, if enrolled by 20th August. Otherwise it will be $114. For more information, please contact Candy Leung or visit www.onelovewomen.com.
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.