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24/05/2020

  1. The Porters' 3 bedroom duplex located near Carlingford West Primary has become available for tenants from now until they return for Home Assignment (end of Dec 2020). Rent is negotiable and below market value for CABC members. Please email porters@omfmail.com for more details.

  2. Church gathering Guideline Rules has changed in NSW since Fri. May 15th regarding religious gatherings - Religious gatherings and places of worship can have up to 10 worshippers; however the church will not be opened to outsiders for the time being. It will open to brothers and sisters who are to record Sunday service only.

  3. The Annual General Meeting scheduled for May 24 will be postponed to 28th June 2020. This is due to the need for flexibility in planning for the elections of the Church Council under the current social distancing measures required by the Government.

  4. Safe Church Policy The findings of the Royal Commission for Child Abuse (refer to infographic in last week’s bulletin) highlighted the need for Churches to act in order to regain the trust of the community. Please read the Safe Church policy at http://tiny.cc/cabctsafechurch. It commits the church to provide a safe environment for everyone, including children and vulnerable people. Brothers and sisters involved in Children's ministry will be contacted via email to ensure they have up to date Working With Children Checks as well as training in Creating Safe Spaces.

  5. E-Annual Report The 2019-2020 Annual report has been emailed to the congregation on Friday 15th May, as an attachment in the same email where the bulletins were sent. Please inform the office at office@cabc-t.org.au if you haven’t received the email.
    We would like to thank the Elders, Pastors, Deacons, Congregation Committee members, translators and graphic designer for their help in the compilation of the report. Hope that we will understand more about the ministries of each department via reading their sharing about their ministries in their reports and thus be able to give them more support.
    Members can use the “AOB” agenda item in the AGM to help clarify any uncertainties about the report.

  6. Faith Promise offering This is an Individual promise between ourselves and God to support missionaries and mission education over the next 12 months. Instead of hard copy forms which we had in the past years, this year we have an anonymous online form https://forms.gle/WTnhcUb94N5ryJ6M6.

    Please consider and pray for God's guidance as we are to fill the form on or before Sun. 7/6/2020. Please also remember our missionaries who maybe facing extreme circumstances,

  7. . Support our missionaries We also encourage you to care for our supported missionaries by subscribing to their newsletters. You can find their information and sign up form in https://forms.gle/gAp3orgaB8UHt5Ew7.

  8. . One of our supported missionaries Christine Dillon from Taiwan has written a few Christian novels. You can show your support by going to https://books2read.com/u/b5MkxA . Novels are available in hardcopy, e-book and audio format.

  9. Dear English congregation The ECC and ministries currently have a few open positions to be filled after June. We pray that God will open the door for you to join in these ministries.

     Outreach ECC role
     TYF ECC role
     Christian Education and Training ECC role
     PLUS Bible Study Leader
     Bible Study teacher (High School)

    If you are interested and it's in your heart, please contact Elon, elon.chiu@gmail.com

  10. Church latest updates from the Church Council has been sent to you this week via email. Please inform office at office@cabc-t.org.au if you still have not received it.

  11. Online security alert! In light of increased dependence on technology, we are reminding everyone to be careful. Please visit www.idcare.org to be educated about internet security basics as well as for seeking support if required.

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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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