Week of March 29, 2020
CLBC Response to COVID-19
Given the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the Ontario government has declared a state of emergency. CLBC believes that limiting social interaction in the coming three weeks will be crucial in slowing the spread of the virus.
To continue to uphold social responsibility and to protect our brothers and sisters and the larger community, effective this Sunday, our Sunday service (both Chinese and English) will be exclusively live-streamed using Zoom Meeting. The church building will not be open to the public. We also ask that you reach out to each other and ensure that you all know how to access this virtual space.
Login details are as follows:
English Sunday Service at 9:30 am: https://zoom.us/j/910304031
Children Sunday School at 10:30 am: https://zoom.us/j/984969717
Teens Sunday School at 11:15 am: https://zoom.us/j/712022554
Chinese Sunday Service at 11:00 am: https://zoom.us/j/984969717
The Pastoral Team and Council will continue to monitor new developments and send updates when further steps are determined. Arrangements for virtual meeting platforms will be shared with group leaders accordingly.
Amidst all the uncertainty about COVID-19, let us all continue to stand upon the firm foundation of Jesus Christ.
Every Wednesday at 9 PM
Zoom Prayer Room
Zoom Prayer Room will be held every Wednesday at 9 PM. We will pray about various issues and needs related to the COVID-19 situation. Please join us at https://zoom.us/j/141946696.
Our Pastors will be hosting communion next Sunday (April 5). The baptized are invited to partake as our Pastors lead if bread and grape juice can be found easily at home. Partaking of bread and grape juice is completely optional.
Good Friday Service
Good Friday Service will be held on Friday, April 10 at 2 PM via our regular Sunday Service Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/910304031
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 contact Edith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Given the current situation, Members Meeting is suspended until further notice.
Members Meeting Slide Deck
Starting this month, the Members Meeting slide deck will be posted in the basement for those who are unable to attend meetings. If you require clarifications or have any follow-up questions, please speak with any pastor or council member.
VBS 2020 Registration
Both campers and volunteers may now register for VBS 2020, which will take place from July 6 – 17 at Fred Varley Public School (pending school board approval). The Early Bird Deadline for campers is April 30. To register, please visit the church website or contact Freda Wong for more information.