Week of April 11, 2021


Suspension of Curbside Offering 

The Government of Ontario has issued a stay-at-home order beginning on April 8, 2021 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.

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

Vaccination Appointment Booking & Assistance

Starting on March 15 (March 1 for York Region), the Ontario government will allow seniors to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments. 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 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 March 21, 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 Reopening Plan Protocol March 16 2021-English

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

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

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)

Awana and Anthem

Awana and Anthem will be held via Zoom on Sunday, April 11 in the afternoon.

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.