Community News [2023-10-08]

· Last Week’s Attendance: Cantonese 185, Mandarin 106, English 98, Children 60, Tendercare /

· Last Week’s Offering: General 12,813.75 (YTD 588,727.03), Building 185 (YTD 8,800.33), Special Fund Mission 210 (YTD 15,512.33), Foodbank 175 (YTD 13,394.65).

· Join our Volleyball Ministry every Wed from 7:30-10:00pm. Register at gcgcny.link/vball. Contact Terence Ma (terencecyma@gmail.com) or Edwin Lee (edwin_.lee@hotmail.com)

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

· 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.

· 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.

· Starting from September, we will invite our supported missionary organizations to set up booths on the first and second Sundays of each month.

· Natural disasters occur frequently lately. A powerful earthquake hit Morocco and floods hit Libya. In both disasters, between 3,000 and 5,000 people died, and tens of thousands were injured. Please lend a helping hand to the victims in distress. Donations made to those affected by the disaster in Morocco through the Red Cross will be matched with the same amount by the Canadian government.

· Baptism will take place on Dec 10. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Ted or Pastor Michelle.

· Children’s Ministry is looking for helpers for the Harvest Carnival. There will be a gospel message, games, photobooth, treats, and prizes! This is a great outreach opportunity! Contact Pastor Eva or Edwina by Oct 8th.

· GCGCNY Social Service and Concern Committee: is fundraising for the Undocumented Refugees hosted by North-Western Toronto local churches and community organizations. Medical care and treatment is greatly needed at this time. To donate, you can make checks payable to “Canadian Mental Health Association, National” and drop it off at a station set-up in the small gym, or directly to CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) [here].  If you have questions, please contact Deacon Conrad Chan or Joanne Chan (Program coordinator of Grace Community Food Share, also a staff at CMHA). Thank you!

· Women’s High Tea: for those in adult cells, join us for a time of intentional connection, food, and fellowship on Oct 22 from 12:45-2:30pm in W27. $5 per person. Contact Jess Leung or Edwina Luu for more info.

· Kindly be informed that there will be a fire drill exercise at the GCGC building, scheduled for Sunday Oct 15, 2023.