Community News [2023-11-12]

· Last Week’s Attendance: Cantonese 171, Mandarin 121, English 104, Children 48, Tendercare 19

· Last Week’s Offering: General 21,735 (YTD 668,789.55), Building 450 (YTD 9,855.33), Special Fund Mission 1,165 (YTD 17,387.33), Foodbank 233.33 (YTD 14,661.31).

· 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. 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 13% in the first 9 months compared to the prior year. Total YTD 582,748. There is also an increase of expenses compared to the prior year, YTD 899,168. As a result, there is a deficit of 159,125 YTD as of Sept 2023. Pray for God’s provision to eliminate the deficit and the expected future needs.

· 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.

· Mexico Short Term mission will take place on Dec 18-27. Activities include visitation, EV meetings, and children day camp. Missionaries: Pastor Eva, Ida Yee.

· Impactus Men’s Conference: Nov 18 at Compass Point Bible Church (Burlington). Contact Kevin Ho.

· Rahab Ministry—a faith-based ministry, empowering women and children in the sex trade to be liberated and restored. For more info, contact 647-992-8029 or visit www:rahabministry.ca

· Membership Meeting—on Nov 26th @ 2pm. Items: budget for 2024, and reconfirmation of pastors.  Luncheon on Nov 26 at 1pm—for $5! You can choose from: 1) pork chop, 2) salted crispy chicken, or 3) fish steak. Order through Howard Chin.

· Christmas Shoe Box—To share God’s love by packing Christmas gifts for children in need. Sunday Nov 12 from 12:30-3pm in the small gym, Friday Nov 17 from 7:30-10pm in the small gym. For more info and registration, visit gcgcny.link/shoebox or contact: lucastimonthywong@gmail.com