Week of July 25, 2021


Communion Cups and Bread 

Church has prepared individually wrapped Communion Cups and Bread for those who are baptized. Brothers and sisters, please come pick these up at the parking lot entrance during Sunday service or on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (one bag has 5 packages inside for each person who has been baptized).

While in the church building, we require that everyone wear a face mask, maintain 6 feet physical distance, and follow Public Health guidelines.

Reopening for Curbside Offering 

Since the stay-at-home order in Ontario has expired, CLBC has reopened for Curbside Offering. Please drop off offering at the following times:

Every Sunday from 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Every Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

When Chinese service is in progress in the chapel, please do not enter. While in the church building, we require that everyone wear a face mask, maintain 6 feet physical distance, and follow Public Health guidelines.

E-Offering is Here!

Due to the ongoing pandemic and stay-at-home orders for various parts of the GTA, our church will temporarily accept electronic offering via Interac e-Transfer. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to give your offering to the church using this method. Our church donation email address is Please note that this email address ends in .ca.

If you have any questions, or need help with finding or setting up an offering number as a first-time donor, please email

Vaccination Appointment Booking & Assistance

Brothers and sisters within our church have generously offered their time to help seniors with registering for and/or providing rides to vaccination appointments. If you know any seniors who would like to get vaccinated and require assistance, please email and we will be in touch with you.

Reopening of English Service

According to the new public health guidelines for Ontario, places of worship are allowed to accommodate the number of people for whom 2 metres of distancing can be maintained. Starting on July 18, CLBC is open to accommodate up to 100 congregants to join worship services in person.

We encourage everyone to carefully consider their own circumstance in order to make the decision to attend online or in-person service. Those who plan to attend service in person will be required to sign up using the “Pre-Screen for English Service Form” by 9:00 AM every Saturday or to call church @ 416-297-8787 and leave a message to be called back for pre-screening. Anyone who does not pass the screening process will not be allowed to attend service in person.

Details can be found here: CLBC Covid-19 Protocol July 16 2021-English

At the same time, we will continue to provide online services via Zoom links:

CLBC Communion Celebration Guidelines can now be found here.

Children Worship, Children Sunday School (Grades 5 to 7), Teens Sunday School and Community Groups will remain online via Zoom links:

For Children and Teens Sunday School password inquiries, please contact

Prayer Meeting Update

Prayer meetings now take place on the first and third Sunday of each month. Starting Sunday, July 18, we will be bringing prayer meeting back to church to pray in person! English congregation prayer meeting will start at 11:00 AM in the basement as an extension to English Service.

– 1st Sunday of the month: In-person and online joint prayer meeting with the Chinese congregation at 12:50 PM

– 3rd Sunday of the month: In-person English congregation prayer meeting at 11:00 AM

See you at the tent! 

For the next few Sundays, we will be setting up a tent on our church parking lot with tables and chairs so that everyone can mingle and reconnect during the time gap between English and Chinese Service. We will have the opportunity to interact with our larger church family. Those from the Chinese Service will have the tent up by 10:15 AM, and will bring their coffee and breakfast to enjoy while catching up with each other. English Service attendees are welcome to join the tent when our service ends at around 10:45 AM. Council will provide juice boxes and individually-packaged snacks. Our contribution will be to help take down the tent and put back the tables and chairs when we are done our chat at around 11:15 AM.

Winter Clothing Donation

For those interested in volunteering in a welcoming role, please indicate your interest in our church WhatsApp group, or send an email to Ken Ng or Timothy Chiu. On July 31st, we need volunteers for two shifts: 11 AM to 1:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. On August 1st, we need volunteers for one shift: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Volunteers can sign up for one or both days, and for one or more shifts.

Members Meeting

Members Meeting will be held on July 25 at 12:30 PM both in person and on Zoom. The following items will be presented:

a. 2020 Financial Statements and Accountant Report
b. Frankie Lai and Tina Kong’s Membership Applications

Members will vote on these 2 items during August’s Members Meeting. Members, please reserve your time to attend.

To attend virtually, please join the meeting using this Chinese Service link at 12:30 PM.

Evangelism Training

Christian Short-Term Mission Training will be hosting two evangelism workshops for CLBC. “How to Evangelize to Family, Friends, and Co-workers” will take place on August 21 and 28 over two Zoom sessions from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. “How to Evangelize to Friends and Classmates” (suitable for high school and university students) will take place over a single Zoom session on August 14 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Both workshops are free of charge. A minimum of 12 attendees are required for each workshop. Please register using this online form.

Mentorship Program

Are you looking to grow your relationship with Jesus? Are you seeking a mentor to journey with you in your spiritual development? Our second round of the mentorship program is now open. Sign up to be a mentee today here.

Council 2021-2022

The Council roles for 2021-2022 are as below:

Andy Chan: Chair, Mission/Outreach, Christian Education
Patrick Leung: Discipleship, Children Ministry, Treasurer
Jenny Leung-Wong: Worship, Clerk
Johnny Lo: English Ministry, GM
Ricky Lui: Fellowship Dept, Youth Ministry

Pastoral Search Committee

Members of the Pastoral Search Committee are as below:

Christine Leung-Lee
Edith Koo-Chiu
Wilson Ho
Andy Chan (Council representative)
Johnny Lo (Council representative)
Ricky Lui (Council representative)

Offering Update

2021 year-to-date offering summary will now be updated and posted on the Elvanto Home page. This can be accessed using the Elvanto App or by clicking on the link here:

Help from Markham Community Group

Markham Community Group would like to extend help to those who are not able to get groceries and daily essentials during this time in the face of COVID-19. If you know of anyone who has any needs or you yourself have any needs, please email Edith.

Serve With Us

We believe God gave all of us gifts and talents to serve others. If you are looking for opportunities to serve, have a look at the list of available opportunities by visiting our website.

Make It A Habit to Read the Bible

Looking for a Bible Plan to get started on reading the Bible? Start with the Read Scripture plan. You’ll reading around 3 chapters plus a Psalm a day. Reading through the Bible in a year. Download the plan in PDF format now. For more information, visit the website.