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 Workers Fellowship (1st and 3rd week)
English Youth Fellowship (TYF)
Cantonese Youth Fellowship
Mandarin Youth Fellowship (odd week)
Reverend Peter Dart, our English Pastor for almost 11 years, has resigned. His last day at CABC will be on next Sunday, 28th July. He will be on long service and annual leaves until 28th October. Please join us in expressing our thanks and farewell to Peter at 1:15pm in the Main Hall next Sunday.
After consultations with various stakeholders, the Diaconate has agreed to knock down the wall between rooms A & B, opposite the kitchen. This will create a larger space, primarily to accommodate the creche at the Mandarin service more comfortably. Quotes are being sought to undertake this work as soon as possible.
A reminder that the Japan/Taiwan short term mission teams (STMs) special offering will be collected at next Sunday's service, on 28th July. Please pray for the Lord to provide and a personal willingness to support those who are going. No amount is too small or large; may all give with purpose and joy.
Church Working Bee There will be a whole Church clean-up this Saturday, 27th July, from 9:00am to 12:00noon. All fellowship and MInistry groups, please move all your bulky rubbish to the courtyard for easy disposal to the skip. Also, those responsible for the things that have been placed on top of the white cupboards at the back of the Side Hall, please move them, as they will ALL be cleared during the Working Bee.
If you can make yourself available, even for just an hour or two, please put your name on the form at the entrance of the Main Hall.
Homemade Moon Cake Fund Raising The Ladies’ Fellowship is raising funds for the Manse Renovation. They will be selling homemade moon cakes today, at the counter opposite the kitchen. There will be two moon cakes per box, each with a double egg yolk in white lotus seed paste. The cost is $20 per box—limited to 100 boxes. The tentative collection date is 1st September.
Monthly Dinner will be held tonight. Brothers and sisters are all welcome to join. Please bring a dish to share.
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.