Community News [2023-08-20]

· Last Week’s Attendance: Cantonese 162, Mandarin 117, English 102, Children 48, Tendercare 19

· Last Week’s Offering: General 14,422.85 (YTD 465,712.71) Building 200 (YTD 6,790,33), Special Fund Mission 430 (YTD 12,979.33, Foodbank 420 (YTD 10,821.32).

· Join our Volleyball Ministry every Wed from 7:30-10:00pm. Register at Contact Terence Ma ( or Edwin Lee (

· Got questions? Try Alpha. Join us @ 1pm at church. Free food will be served! Contact Lucas Wong ( Alpha Youth: 2nd and 4th Fridays from Feb to June. Join our mailing list: email or visit

· The Bar Ministry: is serving singles in Christ. Contact Roland or Haidan, or visit the link [here].

· Summer Camp: runs from July 4– Aug 25 (8 weeks), Mon-Fri 8:00-5:30, $170/week, Grade 1-6. Theme: Fun with Characters. Also hiring camp coordinators and counselors (aged 18-29). Programs include: Worship, Bible Studies, Sports, and Music. Email, attention: Hiring Committee. See [here] for more info.

· Professional Christian Counseling—up to 8 free sessions to GCGCNY attendees. Contact Rev. Ted.

· Grace Community Food Share: We are going to expand the services to both our church members and visitors. If you or someone you know is experiencing financial hardship, we’re here to assist. Application is now open. Food distribution will take place in the first and third weeks (Saturday / Sunday) between July and September 2023. Application Link [here]

· KLS Summer Fellowship and Visitation: In July and August, the Children’s Fellowship will continue to meet on 1st and 3rd Friday evenings.  As well, Pastor Eva would love to support parents to lead Family Fellowship at home for sharing, fun and prayer!  Please check our church website or contact Pastor Eva for details.

· Outreach Worship Night—Friday Aug 25, 7:30pm, Sanctuary A.

· Annual Report 2022 is now available on church website.  If you need a hard copy, please contact the office.  Special thanks to those who helped this production.

· Short Term Mission to Mexico—Dec 18-27, 2023. Costs about $1300 (including flight, accommodations, and meals). Activities include visitations, EV meetings, Children day camp. Contact Mission Committee: Sylvia Szeto. Deadline for application is Aug 31.

· Church Wide Luncheon—on August 27. more info [here]

· 2023 Global 6K Walk for Water—will take place on Sat Sept 23 at Toogood Pond. Contact Carmen Tse or visit for more info.

· Financial Highlight—There is an increase of general offering by 6% in the first 1/2 year compared to the prior year. Total YTD 367,823. There is also an increase of expenses compared to the prior year, YTD 646,717. As a result, there is a deficit of 180,336 YTD as of Sept 2023. Pray for God’s provision to eliminate the deficit and the expected future needs.

We are Looking For:

· Sunday School Teachers and Assistants (contact Carol:

· Softball Ministry Leadership (contact Andrew:

· Service Ushers—must be able to attend service in-person (contact Roland:

· Grace Community Food Share Summer Intern, deadline June 20(more info [here])

· Summer Intern for Youth / IT Production (more info [here])

· Genesis (Youth Ministry) Adult Leader (contact Santos Chan, more info [here])

· “Rooted” (Post-secondary Discipleship Groups) Leaders (contact Elim or Miga)