Author Archive for Alvin Lau

Church Life Meeting (Feb. 11, 2018)

Our next church life meeting is schedule for Sunday, February 11, 2018. After the 10:30 am service, we’ll have a light lunch followed by our meeting. We’ll review highlights of 2017 and celebrate God’s faithfulness. All are welcomed. (members can vote).

98th Anniversary Service

Join us for MBC’s 98th birthday, featuring our guest speaker Erinn Oxford (pastor of The Dale Ministries). We’ll celebrate with lunch after the service. All are welcomed!

Youth Group schedule (Jan-June 2018)

12-Jan

pre-Avalanche lesson (even if you’re not going)

19-Jan

Avalanche/Alpha 8

26-Jan

post-Avalanche debrief (even if you didn’t go)

2-Feb

Alpha 9

9-Feb

Alpha 10

16-Feb

(no program)

23-Feb

social outing?

2-Mar

Friday night Kids Min program prep

9-Mar

Friday night Kids Min program leading

16-Mar

(no program)

23-Mar

Easter lesson

30-Mar

(no program)

6-Apr

service project?

13-Apr

Alpha 11

20-Apr

Alpha 12

27-Apr

Alpha 13

4-May

social outing?

11-May

TBD

18-May

(no program)

25-May

TBD

1-Jun

TBD

8-Jun

TBD

15-Jun

year end party

Christmas Cantata 2017

Check out the Christmas cantata performed by the choir on December 17, 2017.

Ben and Jason from Youth Alpha

We were excited to have Ben and Jason, hosts of Youth Alpha, give a shoutout to the youth at Mimico Baptist as they journey through Youth Alpha.

 

Friday Night Children’s Ministry Coordinator

MIMICO BAPTIST CHURCH 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

FRIDAY NIGHT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR 

 

PURPOSE 

The mandate of Mimico Baptist Church’s (MBC) Friday Night Children’s ministry is to support the discipleship of children (ages 0-11) within the community of MBC Mandarin Ministry. The purpose of the Friday Night Children’s Ministry Coordinator (FNCMC) is to implement the overall ministry mandate and to support a volunteer team to carry out this mandate. 

 

SCOPE 

The incumbent will receive work assignments from and report to a designated supervisor (e.g. Senior Pastor or Christian Education Council Representative (CE Council Rep)). The individual will be an integral part of a larger church staff team and will relate to other staff as required. The individual will support a Friday Night Children’s Ministry volunteer team. This is a part-time contract position requiring an average of four to five hours per week. 

 

JOB FUNCTIONS 

Ministry Team Responsibilities 

  1. Establish curriculum and resources for the Friday night program (including younger and older kids groups). 
  2. Support adult leaders to assist in the program implementation 
  3. Locate additional resources to supplement ministry programs (e.g. spiritual growth, Bible study, parenting, personal and interpersonal growth, etc.) 

Church Ministry Responsibilities 

  1. Regularly meet with the CE Council Rep to discuss the direction and implementation of the program. 
  2. Meet with MBC staff on a weekly basis (or as available). 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Deep commitment to Jesus Christ. 
  • Intermediate level of children’s program planning and implementation. 
  • Intermediate level administrative and professional, interpersonal, relational skills. 
  • Genuine love for people. 
  • Significant depth of Christian maturity, empathy and good judgement and strength in interpersonal skills. 
  • Recommended: Valid Standard First Aid training. 
  • Recommended: Proficient in Mandarin. 
  • Recommended: Valid Mental Health First Aid training.

 

friday night children ministry coordinator-job posting

Advent 2017: Immanuel – God with us

At Christmas God came to us in a most unexpected yet wonderful way.  He came accessible as a human – arriving as a baby and growing up with us. He would be called Immanuel – God with us.  How do we experience “Immanuel” in our lives now? Over the Advent and Christmas season we are going answer this question as we explore and celebrate the presence of God among us.


December 3rd: “Hope – A Promise Realized: (Luke 1:67-80) In Zechariah’s song we are brought from darkness to light. He announces the coming to fruition of the many promises of old about a coming king and kingdom. His own son, John would be the one to prepare the way for the coming Christ. Our Hope is rooted in God being with us.


December 10: “Peace – Coming to Peaces” (Luke 2:14 & Luke 2:29-32) The Angel song announces peace upon those living in the favour of God. Simeon held the baby Jesus and now knew the peace he sought. Come enter and experience the peace of Christ and learn how to live in his grace. Learn of the very real hope of peace on earth.


December 17: “Joy – Cantata – Night of the Father’s Love – The Awe and Mystery of God with Us”  A presentation in song and word of the story of Christ’s birth. This service is a joyous celebration.


December 24: “Love – God’s Embrace” (Luke 1:46-55 & John 3:16-17) The coming of Christ is the embrace of God’s love on the world and his embrace of love for you. Mary’s song is a glorious celebration of God keeping his promise to bless the world. John 3:16 reminds us of the depth and breadth of God’s love.


December 24, 6:30pm “Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service – Christ – Here Now” (Luke 2:1-20) Our service takes us back to the hidden and humble animal shelter where Jesus was born to experience his coming to us. Why did God come among us in this way? We will also try to be attentive to his presence now. Are you aware of the evidence of Jesus among us? The first Christmas helps us with today’s Christmas.


December 31: “The End and the Beginning” The end and the beginning can be at the same time and place. At midnight, 2017 ends and 2018 begins. What will you leave behind and what will you keep as you move into a new year. Having seen the hand of God at work let us go forward with a courageous faith and attentiveness to where and what God might be leading us to.


January 7: “Epiphany – The Star” (Matthew 2:1-12) In this famous but peculiar story some foreign star gazers are strangely and miraculously directed to the one born King of the Jews. These Magi came to Jesus in a most unexpected and surprising way. We are reminded that God is a seeking God and that his ways are not our ways. Maybe we can expect to be surprised.

Avalanche 2018

Our youth group is scheduled to go to CBOQ Youth’s winter retreat “Avalanche”. Here are some details:

  • date: January 19-21, 2018
  • place: Muskoka Woods, Rosseau, ON
  • While the age group for Avalanche is grades 6-8, we are extending it to grade 9 students this year. Also, those who are older can join as jr. leaders.

What do you need to do?

You’ll receive additional details via email in the coming weeks. You can also find more details about Avalanche on the CBOQ Youth website.

Any questions, please contact Alvin.

Thanksgiving service 2017

October 8  – Pass Word  (Psalm 100) We come as those who have already received so much. We therefore come with gratitude and generosity. One of the many expressions of gratitude is enthusiastic worship of our Provider. An ancient Psalm gives voice for us and teaches us too. We take time to unwrap and remember our gifts before God and one another in prayer and praise. 

Devotional thought: Next time you enter the Church facility, pause at the door and think about what you are grateful for.

Accessibility Lift update

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