Baptism Service - Zoe Trinh will be baptised today at the 5pm English Service, in the Main Hall, with fellowship to follow.
SMBC Children's Ministry Conference -- will be held on Saturday 1st May. This year the conference is going online, and the cost will be $19. Current Sunday School teachers and helpers, and anyone interested in the ministry, are strongly encouraged to join. Further information and register can be found on https://www.smbc.edu.au/events/smbc-2021-childrens-ministry-conference or contact Candy Leung.
Further ease of restrictions All venues are to move to one person per 2sqm rule.
There are exemptions granted for places of worship (from Sat. 27th March), on singing,
i. There is no cap on the number of singers and performers
ii. The 4sqm rule when singing has been removed. All gatherings can move to the 2sqm rule, with singing.
iii. Wearing face masks while singing is no longer mandatory
The church will continue to strongly encourage all to wear mask for now. This is for the sake of brothers and sisters who want to attend church, but have health risks.
Please sign up prior to attending the church service - https://signup.com/go/LOOyJRu.
Note that we are now using Room 6 and 7 as an overflow area for 9am church
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 rules apply in all areas
Please wash hands or use hand sanitiser regularly.
People are strongly encouraged and recommended to use face masks at all times.
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 are to be removed with a brush and disinfected.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.