Week of May 22, 2022


Reopening of Sunday Service and Programs

In response to Ontario’s reopening plan to ease Covid-19 restrictions in the province, CLBC is open to the congregation for in-person Sunday worship service and programs while encouraging social distancing and other measures. In-person CSS, Crossings and Teens Sunday School resumed on March 6. Online participation remains available.
We encourage everyone to carefully consider their own circumstance in order to make the decision to attend online or in-person service. Every individual who plans to attend services or other programs in person will be required to self pre-screen for COVID-19 via google form:

* In light of new information regarding the transmissibility of the Omicron variant and as recommended by the Ontario Science Advisory Table, we are advising that anyone attending in-person service be wearing a medical mask to help in our effort to minimize the risk of spread in order to keep everyone safe and for our doors to remain open for in-person service. Medical masks can be provided by our usher to anyone who does not have one upon entry.

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 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

Members Meeting

Members Meeting will be held on May 22 at 12:30 PM both in person and on Zoom. Members will vote to elect brothers and sisters to be on the Nominating Committee for 2023-2024 church Council. The Nominating Committee is composed of 2 church Council members and 2-7 members. The 2 designated church Council members will be Ricky Lui and Andy Chan. The nominees for the Nominating Committee include: Wai Fung Chan, Sammi Chen-Ho, Billy Liang, Raymond Lui, Simon Tam, Gabriel Tam, Danny To, and Tim Yu. Members, please reserve your time to attend.

To attend virtually, please use this Chinese Service link.

Worship Night

Join us for a night of praise, sharing, prayer, reflection, refreshment and togetherness on Friday, May 27 from 7 to 8:30pm. Worship Night will take place in person at CLBC and on Zoom.

Awana Event – 5km Tour

A 5km Tour at Port Union Waterfront Park will be held on Saturday, May 28 from 2pm to 5pm. Let’s complete this epic journey together with your family and friends. We will meet up at Port Union Go Train Station Parking Lot Lawn. For registration, please email

Music and Life Sharing Event (Cantonese)

A music and life sharing event – “If I haven’t met God” jointly organized by CLBC and Grace Melodia will be held at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 25. Tina Kong (a sister in our Cantonese congregation) will share her life struggles, how she encountered God in her ordinary life, and the stories behind the songs she wrote. Because of Jesus, she found peace, joy, and satisfaction! The event will be conducted in Cantonese, in person at CLBC or through Grace Melodia’s online platform. This is Part 1 of the series.  Part 2 will be on Saturday, September 17 featuring Flora Chan. Please feel free to share this information and invite friends whether they are believers or not.

VBS 2022

CLBC VBS 2022 registration starts NOW! VBS will be taking place from July 11-22, 2022 (Monday to Friday, a total of 10 days) at Fred Varley Public School (81 Alexander Lawrie Ave., Markham). The theme is “Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness”. Those attending JK to Grade 7 are welcome to join. The early bird deadline is May 31.

We are now also accepting volunteering applications. All volunteers are invited to Teens Camping on August 7-9, 2022 at Emily Provincial Park.

For details and registration, please visit the following links.

Campers Registration
Volunteer Application
Volunteer Reference: only for new volunteers

Summer Job Positions for VBS 2022

We are currently hiring for 5 VBS Summer Positions: Project Lead, Science Fun Coordinator, Arts & Craft Coordinator, Music & Drama Coordinator and Sport & Recreation Coordinator. Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 29. Please view the job descriptions HERE.

Summer Retreat

Summer Retreat will be held from Friday, July 29 to Monday, August 1. Please reserve your time to attend. Details to follow.

CBM – Ukraine Emergency Relief

Due to the recent situation in Ukraine, Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) is providing support through their local partners to deal with the current crisis. They are accepting donation support. If brothers and sisters would like to respond to this appeal, you can donate through the CBM website or donate through CLBC. If you are donating through CLBC, please designate donations to “CBM – Ukraine Emergency Relief” on your offering envelope.

Pastoral Search Committee Update

Pastoral Search Committee continues to meet on a monthly basis to evaluate the qualifications and fit with what we are looking for in potential candidates. Please continue to keep this process in your prayers.

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.

New Youth Fellowship

Paul Fellowship is a new youth fellowship for grades 11 to 12 and university students. For more details, please contact Rodney Chan.

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.