Week of January 24, 2021


CLBC Response to Ontario State of Emergency 

On January 14, 2021, the Government of Ontario begins a “Stay-at-Home” order for a period of 28 days. In light of the new travel restrictions, curbside offering will be suspended until the end of the state of emergency to avoid non-essential travel.

Details of the CLBC response can be found here: 20210114 Response to ON state of emergency final

Reopening of English Service

With the new public health guidelines for the City of Toronto in place, starting from November 29, no more than 10 people will be allowed at church at a time, hence in person attendance will be limited to only brothers and sisters who serve in the worship service. On the day of worship, those who will serve in person will be required to screen for COVID-19 using own electronic device to access “Pre-Screen for English Service Form”.  Anyone who does not pass the screening process will not be allowed to attend service in person.

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

Details can be found here: CLBC Reopening Plan Protocol Nov 27 2020

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 enquiries, please contact

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

Members Meeting

Members Meeting on January 31 will be held at 12:30pm on Zoom. Members will vote to appoint the following brothers and sisters to the Pastoral Search Committee: Christine Leung-Lee, Edith Koo-Chiu, and Wilson Ho.

Members who have registered for electronic voting will receive a voting slip via email by Monday, January 25. Please submit your ballot by 9am on Saturday, January 30.

For seniors who need help to register for telephonic voting, please call the church office at 416-297-8787 and leave a message by 11:59pm on Monday, January 25.

*For any questions or inquiries, please feel free to reach out to any council member or send an email to

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:

2020 Expenses Reimbursement

Please submit all 2020 Requests for Disbursement on or before January 31, 2021. Due to the pandemic, our church is accepting reimbursement forms via email. Please send the completed form, together with supporting documents, to the council of the relevant department. The electronic version of the reimbursement form can be downloaded HERE. Please contact Andy Chan if you have any questions.

Awana and Anthem

Awana and Anthem will be held via Zoom in the afternoon on Sunday, January 24. 

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.