Quarterly Members Meeting All brothers/sisters are reminded to attend the next QMM, on 27th February, 2022 at 1pm. A quorum of three-fourths of church membership (equivalent to 192 people) is required as there will be a calling of the Cantonese pastor. Please diarize this date to attend.
Church Worship For the month of January, the Cantonese afternoon service will be suspended and the Children Sunday School will be back to online. Other services will remain open to the public for those who wish to worship in person.
The Church will continue with its epidemic prevention and security measures to minimise the risks of spreading COVID:
• Masks must be worn for indoor gatherings
• Temperature measurements must continue
• Disinfect the grounds after worship in each church
• Under the mandatory guidance of the government, continue to scan the QR code
• Encourage congregations to wash and disinfect frequently
• Social distancing of 2 square meters per person is still maintained
• Indoor gatherings must have air circulation, open windows and doors/open the exhaust fan or air purifier
Rapid Antigen Tests are being procured and will be reserved for song leader, speaker or chairperson if they are not to wear masks. The Church also encourages people to consider vaccinations, or to arrange vaccinations for those who are eligible for a third dose of vaccination.
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.