Mandarin and Cantonese Playgroup
English PLUS & Workers
Cantonese Leisure Centre
Cantonese Lady Fellowship (1st and 3rd week)
Cantonese Workers Fellowship (1st and 3rd week)
English Youth Fellowship (TYF)
Cantonese Youth Fellowship
Mandarin Youth Fellowship (odd week)
Cantonese Evergreen Fellowship (2nd Sat)
Hospitality Sunday is on 16th July. It is the same weekend as TYF camp. If you can’t make it (and are not in TYF) please let Michael know ASAP so that he doesn’t create lunch groups then re-organise them.
Church Anniversary CABC-T’s 28th Anniversary will be held at Pennant Hills High School (Laurence Street, Pennant Hills NSW 2120) next Sunday, 2nd July 2017. There will be a Combined Worship Service starting at 10:30am.
There will be children’s program for Years K-6; younger children can choose to stay in a classroom with their parents or stay at the back of the Hall (toys will be provided).
Like last year, we will have access to the school grounds for a picnic lunch and afternoon activities will include badminton in the hall (2 courts), organised soccer (kids and adults), jumping castle and sumo wrestling, until 3:30pm.
Cell groups are to bring a dish to share. As in the past, we would appreciate brothers and sisters helping the cleaning team in the final clean up of the school, including the disposal of garbage by removing the garbage bags from the school premises. Thank you.
How can I believe in a God who allows suffering? Talk, Dinner and Panel/Q&A. Saturday 29 July, 5pm @ CABC. Invite your friends!! Aimed at uni age and older. Primary aged children's program will be provided. Tickets on sale TODAY! ($10 for dinner to help cover costs. Friends eat free, but still need a ticket for catering purposes). Speaker: Dr Andrew Sloane, from Morling College.
We need MORE help! If you can help with cooking dinner (see Anna or Arthur Low) or with the children's program (see Jassica Hui), or put your name down on the list in the foyer.
Evergreen Outing (Cantonese) will be held at Bundeena, on Saturday, 8th July. The group will meet at Epping Station, platform one, at 9am. All are welcome. For details, please contact Michael Wong or Peggy Leung.
Men’s Group (Cantonese) An interactive one day retreat「人生歷練 - 退修課程」 那些年 .... 那些人 will be held on 22nd July from 8:30am – 7:00pm at the church. The program will include short talk, sharing, worship and a movie. The speaker of the course is Rev Chan Wai Hung. The cost is $20 per person. Please register via Herman Li/Mende Ng (AM), Ricky Chan/ Irving Liu (PM) and Raymond Che (Mandarin). Registration dealine is 16th July. All are welcome.
Chinese and Australian Baptist Church - Thornleigh was founded in July 1989. Since 1984, Rev. Joseph Fung responded to God's guidance, and, together with Rev. Burman of Eastwood Baptist Church began to reach out to the Cantonese speaking Chinese migrant community, resulting in the establishment of CABC Thornleigh. All this time the Church has upheld its foundation – the Word of God. The ministry of our church has always centred on the Word of God – our Sunday worship, our all-age Sunday school, our cell groups and fellowship groups all built upon this foundation; but from the beginning, never forgetting the Great Commission. Right from the beginning, CABC-Thornleigh already established a mission fund, supporting local and overseas mission.
Here we see a beautiful picture, the Australian and Chinese pastors and brothers and sisters then, in responding to the gospel need of the community, joined in local mission, establishing the church, spreading the Word of God, and supporting overseas missions. Just as the Lord Jesus, before his ascension, instructed the apostles and said, “…You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). We thank God for His provision throughout the years, for establishing CABC-Thornleigh this big spiritual family to proclaim Christ and witness the power of His Gospel.