E-Annual Report The 2021-2022 Annual report has been distributed via email last week. Please inform the office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t received the report.
We would like to thank the Elders, Pastors, Ministry Workers, Deacons, Congregation Committee members, translators, designer and proof readers for their sharing and help in the compilation of the report. Members can use the “AOB” agenda item in the AGM to help clarify any uncertainties about the report.
Annual General Meeting will be held in person and on Zoom (for members only) at Church at 1pm, on next Sunday, 29th May. Non-members may view the meeting on YouTube. An updated list of those nominated for election is attached in the bulletin email. Notes and zoom meeting details will be forwarded to members this week.
For calling the English pastor in the meeting, a quorum of 40% of eligible members (equivalent to 104 people) needs to attend to vote. Please diarise the date to come.
Joneses Farewell BBQ will be held on Sat. 25th June, 2022 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Chatswood Baptist Church. Please RSVP to Robin Chua by Sun. 12th June, 0409 328 229 email@example.com. All are welcome.
Faith Promise Offering This is our personal commitment to God to support missionaries and mission education for the next 12 months. This year, we will continue to use the anonymous online form ( https://forms.gle/mzo7n1LgjtkW39vZ9 )
Please consider and seek God's guidance and pray for the missionary work of each missionary.
Board Games Night will be hosted on Saturday 4th of June! Bring your dinner to enjoy at 7pm and we will be starting to play games at around 7:30pm. Invite your friends, whether they are non-Christians or go to another church, it's an open invitation!
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.