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)
Annual Report The2017-2018 Annual report was emailed to congregation members last week. Please inform the office at email@example.com if you haven’t received the email. For those who haven’t got an email address, a hard copy of the Annual Report is available at the desk in the foyer. Members can use the “AOB” agenda item in the AGM to help clarify any uncertainties about the report.
We would like to thank the Elders, Pastors, Deacons and Congregation Committee members’ for their dedication in the past year and for sharing about their ministries in their reports.
The Church Directory has been updated and published. Copies will be distributed via cell groups and fellowship groups. All group leaders, please get copies for your group from the church office and distribute them to your members. For those who do not belong to any group, please get a copy from on of the AOs. If a family needs more than one copy, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church’s Annual General Meeting will be held next Sunday, 27th May, at 1pm, in the Main Hall. All members please make an effort to attend. Non-members are also encouraged to attend to gain a better understanding of the workings of the church.
The following items will be included in the AGM,
• Election for various positions within the Diaconate and the Congregation Committees for the new year. The election
• Alteration to Constitution (The quorum is 40% of membership)
• Reactivation of membership for Joseph and Nancy Fung
Garage renovation There will be a working bee on Saturday, 9th June, to prepare the manse garage for use as a café. Our aim is to have the café operating after 9th June, as part of our fundraising for the manse project.
Before the working bee, we will ask the cell group cleaning teams to help with small, manageable cleaning jobs in the garage to prepare for the renovation. Cell group leaders will be informed of the jobs that need to be done. A foreman has been appointed by the manse committee to oversee the work. Many thanks in advance to all who will help.
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.