News

Week of June 20, 2021

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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 Offering@Calvarylogos.ca. 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 Council@Calvarylogos.ca.

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 EMC@calvarylogos.ca and we will be in touch with you.

Prayer Meeting Update

Starting in March, our Wednesday night prayer meetings will be moved to the first and third Sunday of each month.

– 1st Sunday of the month: Joint prayer meeting with the Chinese congregation at 12:50 PM

– 3rd Sunday of the month: English congregation prayer meeting at 10:30 AM (replacing the post-service chat for that week)

Reopening of English Service

According to the new public health guidelines for the City of Toronto, places of worship are allowed to accommodate up to 15% capacity for religious services. Starting on June 13, CLBC is open to accommodate up to 30 congregants to join worship service 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 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 June 11 2021-English

At the same time, we will continue to provide online services via Zoom links: https://lnk.bio/GGI4

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: https://lnk.bio/GGI4.

For Children and Teens Sunday School password enquiries, please contact emc@calvarylogos.ca.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting will be held on June 27 at 12:30 PM. Members will vote on the following items:

a. Approval of the appointment of C.C.L. Chartered Professional Accountants, Professional Corporation as our 2021 auditor
b. Approval of deferring 2022 budget approval to October 24, 2021
c. Approval of deferring 2020 financial statements and accountant report approval to August 22, 2021

Members, please reserve your time to attend.

Members who have registered for electronic voting will receive voting slips via email by Monday, June 21.  Please submit your ballots by 9 AM on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

For seniors who need help to register for telephonic voting, please call the church office at 416-297-8787 and leave a message before the end of the day on Monday, June 21, 2021.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to reach out to any council member or send an email to council@calvarylogos.ca

Canada Day Contactless Food Drive 

A contactless food drive will be held at CLBC on Canada Day from 9 AM to 3 PM. We need 4 volunteers: 2 persons from 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 persons from 12 PM to 3 PM.  For those who are interested, please email Ken Ng. More details will be provided next week.


Registration for Virtual VBS 2021 

This is a 2-hour Online Camp organized by Calvary Logos Baptist Church for those who are attending Grade 1 to Grade 7 at the time of registration. We are using an online platform called Zoom – Professional version. Our VBS program receives financial assistance from the government’s Canada Summer Jobs program.

Dates:     Tuesday August 3 – Friday August 13, 2021 (9 days in total)
Time:     10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Theme:  “Treasured – Discovering You’re Priceless to God”
Activities:   Songs, Bible Stories, Arts & Crafts, Science, and Physical Exercise
Camp Costs:   FREE (plus Materials fee)
Materials Fee for Crafts: To Be Determined (less than $20)
Registration deadline: JUNE 30, 2021
Please register here. Spots are LIMITED, so please register early. It will be FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

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: https://calvarylogos.elvanto.eu/

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.