Announcement 29 Dec 2013

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ON SUNDAY (CES):

1. SEEKERS CLASS IN JAN 2014 | 5, 12, 19, 26 JAN 2014 | 11.15 AM – 12.30 PM | 2ND FLOOR, PETER ROOM

Wondering how you can follow up with friends you shared the Gospel with during Christmas? Consider inviting them to participate in our Seekers Class where we share the Gospel in a friendly and comfortable manner. Although registration is not necessary, it would be a great help if you could let us know if you are bringing friends to the class by emailing us at ces.at.gbc@gmail.com.

2. SUNDAY DISCIPLES SEMINARS (SDS) | EVERY SUNDAY, JAN-FEB 2014 | 11.15 AM – 12.30 PM | 3RD FLOOR, ANNEX

The Bible is God's "living and active" word to us today. Come join us for our new module on "Reading and Obeying the Testimony of Jesus", where we will learn how we can read our Bibles better. Especially recommended for those involved in teaching ministry (e.g. Bible study facilitators). Our first session begins on 5 Jan 2014!

 

SPECIAL WORD OF APPRECIATION

to all who worked so hard and faithfully to make the Christmas Day Service a blessing to the GBC family and to their guests. Pray the Lord will use the seed of the Gospel that was planted to bring many to Christ.

 

WATCHNIGHT SERVICE | TUESDAY, 31 DEC | 7.30 PM – 10.00 PM

A fresh format Watch Night Service is in store this year. It will be a time for: a] remembrance and thanksgiving-of GBC members gone on this year as well as marriages & births in 2013; b] personal/corporate confessions and thanksgiving; and c] rededication before the Lord for the New Year.

We invite members to start considering contributing whether in person on stage, and for the first time, we also invite those who wish to share anonymously or via video. Those wishing to share anonymously may write in to any of the pastoral staff directly while others should write to kokpun@singnet.com.sg.

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK |TUESDAY| 8.00 PM | ANNEXE

The class will begin Tues 7 Jan with a study of First Samuel. The record of God’s sovereignty in history reveals many spiritual principles for us to apply in personal and national life.

 

2013 YEAR END FINANCIAL CLOSING

Ministries are reminded to submit all expense claims meant for 2013 latest by TODAY. Any transactions involving cash that is not settled with the church office by today will be included in the 2014 Accounts.

 

CANTEEN SERVICE

There will be no canteen service TODAY.

 

FELLOWSHIP BOWLING GAME ENJOY MINISTRY

The ministry is organising an "INTER GEN/MIN" Fellowship Bowling Game for all ages, at SUPERBOWL Hougang on the 18th January 2014 starting at 10.00 am. The game involves both Individual and Team participation level. Team of 4 must include at least a lady and a senior member. Registration continues today. Cost per participant is S$10.00.

 

CHILDREN MINISTRY

The Children Ministry praise and thank God for providing them with most of the teachers for year 2014 for both the Sunday School and Junior Worship. However there is still a need for two (2) teachers for the K2 (age 6) Sunday School class. If you would like to find out more or be part of the ministry, please contact Chuan Xin at 98531017 or email him at themok@gmail.com.

 

OUTREACH - TUITION MINISTRY CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR 2014 (WEDNESDAY EVENING)

If you are led by the Lord and able to help, please contact Pastor Bobby Lee at 96494220 or email him at bobbylee@gracebaptistchurch.sg

 

GBC FAMILY PHOTO ALBUM 

We are planning to upgrade our current Family Photo Album in 2014. We would like all members and regular worshippers to submit their family or if not, individual photos to gbcalbum@gmail.com. Your photo must be in JPEG format, 300dpi and photo NOT taken before June 2013 (not more than 6 months old). If you have any questions, please contact Jonah Tan at 96549148 or email him at tkp1518@hotmail.com.

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Arnold will be on leave in the U.S. from 25 December 2013 to 10 January 2014. During this time, please contact Pastor Bobby, Pastor Oliver and /or church office for any needs or concerns.

 

PASTOR OLIVER

Pray for Pastor Oliver whowill be preaching next week.

 

MISSIONS UPDATE

 

PRAYERS POINTS:

CHURCH VISION TO BE A DISCIPLE MAKING CHURCH

Pray for the Elders/Pastors as they work out details to develop and implement this vision in GBC in effective and sustainable ways.

 

PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE

Over the past 7 months, the Pastoral Search Committee (PSC) has looked into several avenues to identify potential candidates to serve as Pastor of Career Adults & Newly Married Couples. These avenues include targeted theological seminaries (local and overseas), referrals from knowledgeable contacts, and announcements in our own church body. A copy of the job description was also made available on our church website. To date, we had identified and interacted with 4 candidates but none had been shortlisted due to different reasons. Going forward, the PSC will be refreshing our needs with the theological seminaries and with an expanded group of knowledgeable others for referrals. We request the church to continue to pray and to wait patiently upon the Lord for his leading and provision.

If you know of potential candidates who are interested in applying, please prayerfully bring it to the attention of the PSC (comprised of Lee Chung Cheong, Beh Soo Hee, Elder Phua Cheow Loon & Senior Pastor Arnold Wong).

GBC OUTREACH PROGRAMME

This is an outreach point for the Kovan / Serangoon residents. We are looking for volunteers for this Outreach work, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Saturdays. Contact Pr Bobby (96494220).