Announcement 4 May 2014

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH LTD
(Registration no. 197903364W)

(the Church)

Registered office: 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722

To: All Members of the English Congregation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the combined English Congregations Meeting (Meeting) of the Church will be held at No. 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722 on Sunday, 18 May 2014 at 10.00 a.m. or after the conclusion of the combined worship service, whichever is later.

By Order of the Board

Helena Lim

Company Secretary                                                                                                 3 May 2014

*Members please collect a copy ( one per family) for the EC Meeting pamphlet from the ushers today.

 

EGM - 27 APR REBUILDING VOTING RESULTS -:

Present including proxies: 560

Resolution 1

                       Yes          No          Total         Abstain/Void

                        537         16            553            6

                       97.1%    2.9%         100%

Resolution 2

                       Yes         No          Total         Abstain/Void

                       474        67            541            19

                      87.6%    12.4%       100%

 

EC TOWNHALL MEETING | 11 MAY 2014 |9.30 AM & 11.00AM | GRD FLR – NUMBERS & DEUTERONOMY ROOM)

There will be 2 town hall meetings after the EC worship service for old and new members to get to know Pastor Bobby prior to the EC congregation meeting on the 18 May 2013. Worshippers are invited to get to know him better through interaction or via Q & A during this time.

 

COMBINED EC SERVICES | SUNDAY, 18 MAY 2014 | 8.30 AM

EC worship service will be combined to facilitate EC congregation meeting after the worship service. At the EC congregation meeting members will vote for the extension of Pastor Bobby (wef 1 June 2014).

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK |TUESDAY 6 MAY | 8.00 PM |

I Samuel I Samuel 17. David’s Conflict With A Philistine Giant. Class taught by Rev (Dr) E. N. Poulson.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ON SUNDAY (CES):

1. SUNDAY DISCIPLESHIP | TODAY, 11, 18, 25 MAY & 1 Jun 2014 | 11.15 AM - 12.30 PM | ANNEX Today, SDS will be starting a new module on Christ-centred relationships. We will be dealing with matters of singlehood, dating, marriage and family. We recommend that all members attend, regardless of your stage of life, so that we not only know how to live wisely ourselves, but can minister wisely to others who are at other stages of life.

2. SEEKERS CLASS | RECESS

Seekers Class will be in recess until August. More details on future lessons can be found on the GBC website.

 

EC & CC COMBINED CHURCH CAMP 2014| 11-14 JUNE | PULAI DESARU BEACH RESORT

All campers please note: please submit your particulars and make full payment of your camp fees by Sunday 11 May. You can do so at the Church Camp table in the canteen after your respective services both today and on Sunday 11 May. Also for those who wish to go for the church camp but have not yet registered: Good news! There are still some spaces available. Please make your registration by today latest.

 

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP #3 | SUNDAY 18 MAY | 11.30 AM | SERANGOON COMMUNITY PARK

To all Youths: Feeling the exam stress? Fret not! The youth will be having their bimonthly fellowship on 18th May! We have an exciting programme lined up just for you! So why not head down to Serangoon Community Park for a good time of worship, sharing, lunch, and LASER TAG! Want to find out more? Look out for Andrew Tang, Juslyn, or Daniella who will also be providing more details during Sunday School! Please submit the consent forms by 11th May. A NIL reply is required. Friends are welcomed. See you there!

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Oliver is preaching at Kay Poh Road Baptist Church today. Please pray for him as he preaches the Word. Please pray for faithfulness to the Word and conviction and clarity in his preaching; and for fruit from this ministry.

 

APPEAL FOR DONATION OF A NEGATIVE OR O NEGATIVE BLOOD

A friend’s wife in full-time Christian Ministry is seriously ill and in urgent need of blood transfusion. She has a rare blood type and the ideal blood groups would be A negative or O negative. If anyone is in these blood groups and are able to donate blood, would you please contact Pastor Oliver @ 96571672 or oliverchia@gracebaptistchurch.sg.

 

MISSIONS UPDATE

MISSION TRIP TO PUA | 22 – 26 MAY

We thank God for the opportunity to work with the children at Kathy’s Home in Pua. The next mission trip to Pua will be from 22-26 May (inclusive of travels). Those who have not been to any mission trip and may like to have a feel what going on a mission trip is about, this is a good opportunity to do so. No qualifications required, just a willing heart. Please contact the church office or write to Beh Soo Hee at behsh58@gmail.com for more details.

 

PRAYER POINTS

UPDATE FROM PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (PSC)

As shared at the recent EC Meeting of Mar 23, the PSC has been tasked by the church leadership to expand the pastoral search to include an experienced Pastor. This Pastor will have substantial Pastoral ministry experience. We are looking for one who is able to effectively preach the Gospel and teach the Bible, experienced in pastoral care, counselling, evangelism, as well as experienced in fostering team work among the Church Staff. This candidate is in addition to the ongoing search for a Pastor for Career Adults and Newly Married couples. The profiles for these 2 candidates are available at the church website.

Anyone knowing of potential candidates for these positions is encouraged to bring them to the attention of the PSC comprised of Tony Chan, Lam Lup Meng, Lee Chung Cheong, Beh Soo Hee, and Phua Cheow Loon.

Ps Arnold is stepping off the PSC to concentrate on several other priorities for GBC and shall continue to lend his support to the committee in an advisory capacity.

Given the importance and urgent need for pastors, the PSC humbly request the church to continue to pray for and to wait patiently upon the Lord for His leading and provision.

 

 KOVAN FELLOWSHIP | EVERY SAT 4PM TO 6PM

Please pray for them.