Thursday, 5 September 2013

We've moved!

We have set up a new Facebook page where we distribute updates and news about both the AWANA and CitRUs programs at Westside Baptist Church. Please visit and "like" our page! This blogger site will no longer be in use.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Early Bird Registration for 2013-14 Now Open!

Early Bird registration is now open for AWANA in September 2013 - June 2014. The registration fee for the whole season is $35, and does not include handbook and uniform. If you register before Jun 22, 2013, you will enjoy an Early Bird discount of $10. The order form for handbook, uniform and other materials will be available in July as the new AWANA catalog comes out. Please fill out the Early Bird registration form (download form for returning clubber / download form for new clubber) and return it to us with a cheque of $25 payable to Westside Baptist Church on or before June 23. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Alan (604-266-5602 / alan@westsidebaptist,.ca). Thank you very much! Blessings, AWANA @ Westside Baptist Church P.S. The registration for our Children Summer Camp is also open now! Please check out for more details!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Children Summer Camp - Registration Now Open!

The Children Summer Camp at Westside Baptist Church is now open for registration! The camp will be from July 1st to August 23rd, 2013, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. We are very excited to welcome children from preschool to grade 3 to join us for songs, story time, arts & crafts, games, outdoor activities, playground time, cooking lessons, special shows, field trips, and so much more! Children can sign up on a weekly basis. The fee is $125/week. For more information, please visit or contact Grace Ng. Don't miss out!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Awana Worship Service - June 22, 2013

Dear Awana Parents,

In just a few weeks, the 2012-13 Awana season will come to an end. The last Awana meeting this season will be on June 7, 2013. Some of the clubbers are now trying very hard to finish their handbook before the end of the season, and we are really touched by their great effort.

On Jun 22, Saturday at 6:00pm, there will be a special Awana Worship Service. During the service we will hand out the various awards for our clubbers. We would like to invite all the Awana parents and clubbers to attend this special event to celebrate together a very fruitful year at Awana. Please mark it down on your calendar! If you cannot attend, please let Pastor Alan know in advance so that we can send your child's awards to you through other means.

Thanks very much for your support to the Awana ministry in the past year. Hopefully we will see you again when Awana restarts in September. We will send out information about registration very soon. Also, during the summer months, we will have full-time day camps for children every week in July and August. Please check back often as details will become available very soon.

PS. There will be no club meeting on May 17 (the Victoria Day long weekend). Club meeting will resume on May 24.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Sparks Family Follow Up

We learnt that the Israelites followed God's instruction and built the Tabernacle while wandering in the desert. The Tabernacle also gave them comfort and reassurance that God was with them. Think of a time when your family was going through something sad --- when someone was sick or maybe when a pet died. Encourage your children that God was with your family then. Now think of a time when your family was happy --- like when a baby was born or when your child did well on a task. Let them know that God was with your family then too. Children understand concepts better when they can relate it to something tangible and concrete.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Sparks Follow-Up

Aaron was assigned by God to speak for Moses. Aaron later questioned Moses' leadership, forgetting that it was God who had chosen Moses. Aaron started wanting something (Moses' prestige and leadership role) that someone else had. He started paying attention to the wrong thing, giving rise to jealousy and sinful deeds.

God has blessed each of us with special abilities. God doesn't care who is the best speaker, or the fastest runner, or the smartest student. God only cares about his children, and how his children do their best for Him. As a family, pray about how each family member can each use the special abilities to do your best for God. Then plan at least one way to follow through in using your special abilities in ministry this month.

Spring Break

There will be no Awana meeting on March 22 and 29. See you again on April 5!

P.S. We raised $520 for International China Concern last Friday. I'm very impressed by the kids' generosity!