Week of March 3, 2024


Reopening of Sunday Service and Programs

CLBC’s Covid-19 Protocol has been removed. Starting on April 7, 2023 mask wearing is optional.

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

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

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 before or after Sunday Service until 1:30 PM
Every Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

2023 Offering Receipt

2023 offering receipts have been delivered by email. If you selected this method of delivery but have not received the email, please go to the book table in the foyer and we can help resolve any issues. For those who would like to collect their receipts in person, the receipts are now available for pickup in the church foyer after Chinese service. Any remaining receipts after the pickup period will be mailed to the address in our records.

Members Meeting

During members meeting on February 25, members voted to approve membership applications from the following brothers and sisters:
Flora Chan, Jacky Chan, Karen Chan, Jophine Cheung, Jackie Kwan, Gigi Leung, Peter Luk, Wei Ma, Connie Poon, Vienna Wong, and Alan Yuen.

Awana and Anthem Program

Awana and Anthem will be held on March 3 from 3:15pm to 5:30pm at Nokiidaa Public School (45 Murison Dr., Markham).

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Daylight saving time begins on March 10. Please remember to move your clocks 1 hour forward this coming Saturday night.

Easter Baptism

If you are considering being baptized this Easter, please contact Rev. Chan.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday Joint Worship

Good Friday Service and Easter Sunday Service will be Joint Worship Services with the Chinese congregation. They will be held both in person and on Zoom.

Good Friday Joint Service: March 29 at 10:30AM
Easter Sunday Joint Worship Service: March 31 at 10:30AM

To attend virtually, please use this Chinese Service link.

VBS 2024

CLBC VBS 2024 registration starts NOW!  VBS will be taking place from July 8-19, 2024 (Monday to Friday, a total of 10 days) at Fred Varley Public School (81 Alexander Lawrie Ave., Markham). The theme is “Scuba – Diving into friendship with God”.  The early bird deadline for campers is May 26.

We are now also accepting volunteering applications.

VBS 2024 Camper Registration
VBS 2024 Volunteer Application
VBS 2024 Volunteer Reference Form (New Volunteers Only)

Summer Job Positions for VBS 2024

Our VBS program receives financial assistance from the government’s Canada Summer Jobs program. We are currently hiring for 5 VBS Summer Positions: Project Lead, Arts & Craft Coordinator, Science Fun Coordinator, Sport & Recreation Coordinator and Music & Drama Coordinator. The closing date for applications is Sunday, March 17. Please view the job descriptions HERE.

Teens Wild Camp 2024

Teens Wild Camp will be held from Sunday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 23 (2 nights and 3 days). At the camp, we will have daily messages, sharing, and group interactions. We will also learn survival skills together. Students in Grade 7 and up are welcome to join. Fee: $75. Registration deadline is July 7. To sign up, please use the QR code below:

Scarborough Small Group

Scarborough Small Group is now holding bi-weekly meetings on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Friday of every month at 7:30PM in Room 1 of the church basement. All are welcome to join. If you have any inquiries or would like more details, please contact Pastor Tim.

Anthem Fellowship 2023-2024 Registration

Anthem fellowship 2023-2024 registration starts now! Teens from Grade 7 to High School are welcome to join. Orientation will be on Sunday, September 24 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Nokiidaa P.S. To register, please use the QR code below.

Awana 2023-2024 Registration

Awana 2023-2024 registration starts now! Kids from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 6 are welcome to join. To register, please use the below QR code or click HERE.

Prayer Meeting Update

On the third Sunday of each month, an in-person English congregation prayer meeting will take place at 11:00 AM in the basement as an extension to English Service.

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 2023-2024

The Council roles for 2023-2024 have been updated as below:

Wai Fung Chan: Chair, Children Ministry, Mission, Outreach
Jenny Leung-Wong: Worship, Treasurer
Ricky Lui: Fellowship Dept, Youth Ministry
Johnny Lo: English Ministry, GM
Billy Liang: Secretary, English Ministry, Christian Education (including Mentorship)

Offering Update

2023 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.