Community News [2023-09-03]

· Last Week’s Attendance: Cantonese 192, Mandarin 100, English 125, Children 38, Tendercare 19

· Last Week’s Offering: General 4,535 (YTD 484,557.18) Building 0 (YTD 6,990,33), Special Fund Mission 238 (YTD 13,467.33, Foodbank 120 (YTD 11,291.32).

· 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].

· 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. Inquires to: Application Link [here]

· 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.

· 2023 Global 6K Walk for Water—will take place on Sat Sept 23 from approx. 9:00am—12:00pm, at Toogood Pond (Unionville, Markham). 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.

· There is a special hybrid membership meeting on Sept 24 at 12:30pm to confirm the calling of Santos Chan as the English pastor and Richard Wong as the Cantonese pastor. Zoom Meeting ID: 89463504307 Passcode: 201

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:

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

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