Announcements for 7 January 2018

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

NEW “EQUIP” CLASS: THE CHURCH | SUN 14, 21, 28 JAN | 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM| ROOM 310 A&B

From 2018 onwards, Discipleship Seminars will be called Equip. The goal of Equip is to establish us in our discipleship, so that Christ can employ us for his service. We'll start the year with a new class on The Church, which will focus on our beliefs, identity, mission and life together as God's people. This class will teach through our Statement of Faith and Members' Covenant.

This class is for:

- Those who would like find out more about GBC before joining as a member;

- New members who have recently joined GBC;

- Long-time GBC members;

- And for anyone else who would like to understand what the Bible teaches about the church!

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 7 JAN | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Today is Promotion Sunday! The children will be meeting their new teachers and new classes. Parents are also invited to a short gathering in room 516 after the service (10.45am) to hear about the Children's Ministry.

  

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR DECEMBER 2017

Attendance

December 2017

Adult Worship

422

Children’s Ministry

27

Total

449

 

COLLECTION FOR DECEMBER 2017

Collection

Dec

 (Actual)

Dec Budgeted Expenditure

Year-to-Date (Actual)

YTD Budgeted Expenditure

General Offering

$111,785

$84,309

$1,050,184

$1,011,708

Missions Offering

$45,858

$43,699

$457,082

$524,388

 

YA INDUCTION TALK 2018 | TODAY 7 JAN  

Calling all young adults between 18-25! If you're entering NS, finishing up polytechnic, or are in university, come by to hear who and what the YA Ministry in GBC is all about. We will have a short talk immediately after service today at rooms 512-515, and will finish by 11am. If you're interested but cannot make it, feel free to drop Nehemiah (9298 2896) or Bibianna (8139 5908) a message to find out more. 

 

QUARTERLY CONGREGATIONAL MEMBERS' MEETING | TODAY 7 JAN | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM

Beginning in January 2018, the English Congregation will be having regularly quarterly members' meetings. At these meetings, we will welcome new members into our church family, as well as touch on opportunities to love and serve one another. The elders will also speak about key plans for 2018. The first QCM of the year will take place after worship service today. A fellowship bento lunch has also been prepared for members during that time, and extra food has been catered for members who may not have registered in time.

 

WELCOME REV TOM CHANDLER!

If you would like to meet with him, Rev Tom Chandler will be on level 3 signing copies of his books today.

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Oliver is on sabbatical leave from 1 Nov to 30 April 2018.

 

MINISTRY

 

GBC WOMEN:

  1. FRIDAY BIBLE STUDY |EVERY FRIDAY STARTING ON 12 JAN | 10.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Does Malachi have a message for us today? What significant implications does this book have for our life and our future? Come and join us for tea fellowship on 12 Jan 2018 as we begin our 8-week study on Fridays from 10.00 am to 12 pm.

 

  1. PRECEPT CLASS | EVERY SATURDAY STARTING ON 13 JAN | 4.00 PM | ROOM (TBC)

We will be starting on 13 Jan and doing an inductive study of the book 1 Timothy: THE CHURCH, THE PILLAR AND SUPPORT OF THE TRUTH. 

 

OUTREACH:

 

  1. READING CLUB was started last October as a neighbourhood outreach ministry. Through a guided reading program, we try to help children who do not have an English-speaking environment at home, and who may not have the necessary resources or opportunities, to improve in their English. We also seek to build relationships with the students and their families, giving other forms of assistance where needed, and sharing Christ as God opens up opportunities.

For this year, it's starting on 10 January 2018, and runs on every Wednesday afternoon 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

WE ARE URGENTLY LOOKING FOR MORE TEACHERS!

If you feel led by the Lord to share His love through this ministry, please contact Patsy (98769721) or Nee Kiah (91316052) - WhatsApp or SMS preferred.

We are looking for a minimum commitment of 6 months. We also need teachers in the relief pool.

  1. TUITION MINISTRY runs every Wednesday night, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Currently, students are from Primary 4 to Sec 4. Apart from the teaching content, the ministry goals are the same as Reading Club. It is starting again on 10 January 2018.

TUITION MINISTRY IS ALSO LOOKING FOR MORE TEACHERS!

If you are led to serve in this ministry, please contact Patsy (98769721) or Nee Kiah (91316052) - WhatsApp or SMS preferred.

 

CARE GROUP (CG) NIGHT | SAT 13 JAN | 7.00 PM – 9.00 PM | ROOM 310

A Time of Praise & Fellowship -- All members of Care Groups and Bible Study Groups are strongly encouraged to attend. Those who want to know more about CG are most welcome to join us!

 

MISSIONS

MISSIONS TRIP TO PUA, THAILAND |  2 - 5 MARCH 2018

Our next mission to Kathy’s Home in Pua, Thailand will be from 2 - 5 March 2018, inclusive of travel time. We will be running a Vacation Bible School English Camp for the forthcoming trip. As a number of people have confirmed their participation for this camp, there are only limited slots available. Interested participants to contact the church office or Kiew Won Lee at wlkiew162@gmail.com or  9272 1661 as soon as possible. Indicative Pua trip dates for 2018: 1 - 4 June; 7 -10 Sep; 7 -11 Dec.

 

MISSIONS TRIP TO CAMBODIA | 2 – 6 APR 2018

The GBC Project Khmer Hope Team is planning another trip to Cambodia from 2 to 6 April, 2018.  The team will be providing dental care for PKH students, Vacation Bible School (VBS) to primary school students and vocational training.  During the trip, we will be visiting our missionary, Deborah Teo and visiting the Christian families in the villages of Trang.  For more information, please contact Wee Thiem Heng at drthwee@gmail.com or Tan Kim Cheng at kimcheng.tan@gmail.com.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Activities for 7 January – 14 January 2018:   

  

Sunday, 7 January

  9.00 am                EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                Children’s Church

10.30 am                Filipina Fellowship

10.30 am                YA Induction Talk

11.00 am                Quarterly Congregational Meeting

2.00 pm                  Myanmar Fellowship

 

Wednesday, 10 January

3.00 pm                  Reading Club

7.30 pm                  Tuition

       

Friday, 12 January

  10.00 am                GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 13 January

2.00 pm                    JCL Meeting 

4.00 pm                    GBC Women: Precept Class

7.00 pm                    Care Group Night

 

Sunday, 14 January

9.00 am                  EC Worship Service

9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                EQUIP

2.00 pm                  Myanmar Fellowship