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27/11/2022

  1. Quarterly Members’ Meeting will be held at Church at 1pm, today. Members have been sent email of meeting notes on Thur. 24/11/2

  2. If you are a member and have not received any email, please check your junk mail; failing that, please email office@cabc-t.org.au as soon as possible to have it sent to you.

    Please refer to the Zoom login information in email sent to you. For non member, meeting can be viewed on YouTube.
    o Approval of new membership – Shirley Chen, Emma Liu and K K Siu
    o Election for our new English AM Deacon – Simon Tsang

    2. English Congregation Baptism – on today, 3pm in the Main Hall. It will be a combined baptismal service, together with 3pm Cantonese service. The baptismal service will be conducted in English. Please join us in the Main Hall for the baptism of Jeffery Chow, Kerry Liu, Kitty Liu, Sienne Clarke, and Phoebe Cheung!

    Please be reminded that the afternoon Children and Adult Sunday schools will be conducted as usual on that day.

  3. Church Parking To promote good relationship with our neighbour regarding Sunday parking , please follow the guideline setup attached. Thanks for your cooperation and being a good witness in our neighbourhood.

  4. Church Lunch is on every first Sunday of the month at the Side Hall; church lunch preparation team will be serving lunch for all brothers/sisters, to promote better fellowship. All are welcome. Lunch coupon is on sale today
    i. at 10:30-11:00am and
    ii. 12:30-1:00pm,
    outside the kitchen area. The two choices of lunch coupons are @$

  5. 00 or @$3.00.
    The preparation team encourages everyone to bring their own lunch boxes to reduce their workload in washing dishes.

    5. Cell group Christmas Party is on 11th December 2022 11:30am to 2:30pm. Bring or buy food to share for lunch. Friends and family all welcome. Kris kringle as well! Bring a new or regift item. Contact Elon if you have any questions. More details will follow closer to the date.

  6. KFD 2023 – SKY! Date 16th-18th Jan 2023. Early Bird closes 15th Dec 2022. Visit cabc-t.org.au/kfd for more details and registration.

  7. Christmas Carols: Family Fun Day! Save the Date - 17th Dec 2022 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Join us for an afternoon of music, petting zoo, arts & craft, food and more! This is a joint event by the Mandarin and English congregations. All are welcome =D

  8. It will be 10th anniversary of Mandarin Sunday Service in March next year. To mark this milestone, we are going to publish a special magazine to commemorate this event. If you would like to contribute an article to share, please submit to Herman Cheung or email to hmcheung98@gmail.com by end of December.

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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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