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07/03/2021

  1. Roof Repair Project
     Budget approved - The budget of $61,083 for roof and windows repair was approved by members in the last Sunday Members’ Meeting. The repair work which will last for 3 weeks, will commence work on 15th March. Please keep the smooth running of the project in your prayers. Also, your generosity in supporting the project development is highly appreciated.
     Building Fund Offering - Since the roof repair and the Manse renovation are both related to church building, the Diaconate decided to combine the offering for both projects into the Building Fund Offering. Please use the description “Building” for your offering to these two projects. Fund raised from future fund raising activities will go to both projects.

  2. Church Offering - HSBC For those who are using HSBC for making offering transfer, you can now enter the description in the following field to let the church know the purpose of your offering. On smartphone or tablet, this field is not available if you use their mobile apps. You need to start a browser, go to https://www.hsbc.com.au/ and make your bank transfer from there. Please contact it@cabc-t.org.au if you need any help.
    Annual Report 2020-2021 Would all Pastors, Elders, Deacons and Congregation Committee Members please forward your 2020-2021 Annual Reports in both English and Chinese to Mandy Wong via mandy.wong@cabc-t.org.au on or before 31st March, 2021 Thank you.

    4. Baptism Easter Sunday There will be an Easter baptism on 4th April. Please see Ian Or Joe if you’d like to be baptised on this occasion.

    5. Further ease of restrictions have been announced. Note that singing is now permitted only if the 4sqm rule is observed.The church strongly encourages mask wearing for the safety of everyone
    i. Please sign up prior to attending the church service - https://signup.com/go/LOOyJRu.
    ii. Note that we are now using Room 6 and 7 as an overflow area for 9am church
    iii. When attending church service/meeting, please take your temperature and record your attendance via the NSW COVID QR code on the right. 37.8 degree Celsius will be the maximum allowed temperature. Thermometers and masks are available in the COVID Marshal’s Box for use, which can be found in Room 3 and the Manse.

    Church gathering Guidelines
    To use the church venues, the person in charge must book the venue in advance via the church office.
    Inside the building:
     Social distancing rule applies in all area.
     Please wash hands or use hand sanitiser regularly.
     People are strongly encouraged and recommended to use face mask at all time.
     People must ensure the kitchen area and equipment are cleaned after use
     People are encouraged to clean up the toilet before and after use
    • It is Important that all stains is to be removed with brush and disinfectant.

    The person in charge of the venue booking is responsible for opening church doors and alarm deactivation with a key holder; they are to:
    o Sanitise the tables, chairs and equipment they used
    o switch off all lights/air-con(s) and close all windows,
    o set the alarm on and
    o lock all doors before they leave.
    When the thermometer malfunctions, report to office@cabc-t.org.au.

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Who are We

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.

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