To be good stewards of our church and be good neighbours, we encourage brothers and sisters to park at the overflow carpark on Phyllis Avenue, instead of parking on Loch Maree Avenue. In addition, we encourage drop off to be on the church side of Loch Maree Avenue, and not the opposite side. Traffic officers will be on hand to help direct brothers and sisters during this transition period.
32nd Church Anniversay This year, we are celebrating our 32nd anniversary at church on Sun. 4th July, 2021. Brothers and sisters are welcome to attend either in person or by livestream. There will be two services to choose from,
i. At 9am – in English & Cantonese
ii. At 11:15am – in Mandarin & Cantonese
Please sign up your attendance via http://signup.com/go/LOOyJRu to facilitate planning and preparation. Thanks for your cooperation.
Faith Promise Offering Up to now, we received $41,870 for our faith promise offering; the total we had last year was $75,340. Please remember our missionaries in our prayers. The faith promise offering is an individual promise between ourselves and God to support missionaries and mission education over the next 12months. We will continue to use the anonymous online form https://forms.gle/HZNQtp1dkebnPWW1A.
Working Bee Working bee will be held on Sat. 26th June from 9am to 12 noon. To facilitate cleaning, would persons in charge please clean out the expired food in the kitchen cabinet and the items in Room 5 before 26th June. Those who are available to help the working bee, please sign in your attendance via the link http://signup.com/go/LOOyJRu OR write down your name on the attendance list on the usher table. Special morning tea will be provided.
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.