Announcements for 13 May 2018

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 13 MAY | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus Teaches Sinners.

Theme: Jesus’ friends are those who respond in faith and obedience.

Key Verse: John 8:31b “Jesus said, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.”

Age 9 - 12: The Most Important Command: Loving God Most of All.

Theme: True, lasting happiness is found in God alone.

Key Verse: Mark 12:30: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 15 MAY | 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM | RM 310 C & D

I Thess 4:13-5:11. This next section of Paul’s letter has to do with the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.  What a comfort to be assured from a word by the apostle to know "how we are to face the future."

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | THURS – SAT | 31 MAY – 2 JUNE

Dates: 31 May – 2 June

Ages: 3 – 12 years old

Cost: $15 per child

Register and get more details at the Fellowship Hall TODAY!

We are still in need of helpers for VBS. If you are available on any of the dates above and would like to help, there will be a meeting on 20 May in the attic for all volunteers. 

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 25 MAY | 8.00 PM – 9.30 PM| RM 519

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.” Col 4:2. Let us join our hearts together, praying for an unreached people group, for the ministries in GBC and for one another. See you there!

 

PARENTS' DAY EVANGELISTIC SERVICE CUM LUNCH | SUN 27 MAY | 11.00AM - 2.00PM 

Our Chinese Congregation has organized an evangelistic outreach event for Mandarin-speaking parents who have yet to know God. Let's invite our parents to this event as an expression of our love and gratitude towards them, and more importantly, to hear the gospel message. 

Details of the programme:

Evangelistic worship service @ 11.00am at the Sanctuary Level 4

Followed by a 8-course lunch @ 12.30pm at Fellowship Hall Level 3

Cost: S$26.00 per head

Please register with Pauline at the church office. Registration closes on 20 May. 

 

PARKING LOTS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN 

To better care for our families with young children, 3 parking lots on level 1 (nos. 20 to 22) will be designated for families with effect from today (13 May 2018). These lots are demarcated by cones with a yellow "family" sign.  

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO SAMUEL TAN & SANDY

We are pleased to inform that one of our own, Samuel Tan, has graduated from Singapore Bible College with a Masters in Biblical Studies last Saturday. As a church, let's congratulate and celebrate with him and his family on this joyous occasion, and pray that he will steward this gift for God's glory and kingdom.

 

MINISTRY 

YA TRAINING | DISCIPLESHIP 102 | 20 MAY | 12.30 PM - 2.30 PM

This session will explore the important truths for a Christian’s life. Through the Apostles’ Creed, Lord’s prayer and the 10 commandments, we’ll learn more about how God has revealed Himself to us, taught us to pray, and designed us to live. So join us today and 20 May from 12.30 pm -2.30 pm. Contact Bibianna (81395908) if you need more info, or sign up here: tinyurl.com/gbcyatraining2018.

 

YA RETREAT | THEME: HOMEWARD BOUND | 14 - 17 JUNE

This year's young adult retreat will be held from 14 (evening) - 17 June at Grand Sentosa Hotel, Johor Bahru. The theme is Homeward Bound, which will focus on what the Bible says about Heaven, our eternal home, and how it changes the way we live. Cost: $120 for students/NSF and $200 for working adults. Come join us for a great time of learning from God's Word together. Registration closes on today, 13 May

Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/gbcyaretreat2018 now! For any enquiries, please contact Bibianna @ 8139 5908.

 

OUTREACH

YOUNG ADULTS EVANGELISTIC EVENT | LIFE ONLINE: WHAT ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR? | SAT 19 MAY | 7.00 PM - 9.30 PM | GBC ATTIC | $8/PAX FOR PIZZA

Join us for Peperoni's Pizza on the rooftop at Grace Baptist Church for an open discussion and a Christian perspective on social media and how it reflects on who we are.

Our Panel of Young Adults will include:

Jonny - Business Development at Grab

Toby - Mass Comm student and art magazine writer

Juslyn - Commerce-Marketing graduate

They will share their social media feeds in a show-n-tell of what they do online, to explain how our time on the internet says more about us than we realise.

 

GRACEHAVEN OUTREACH | SAT 19 MAY | 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM | AT GRACEHAVEN HOME

Song Huat's CG will be organising a "frisbee" morning for the Gracehaven children. There will be 'experts' to provide coaching for volunteers and the children. After a brief practice session, we will play a real, competitive, game. It will be action-packed, good exercise and great fun! Pray for us as we share our lives and God’s word with them. To join us, please contact Cheryl Chan (clyrehc@hotmail.com) or Sandy Tung (tunglcs@yahoo.com.sg) by Mon 14 May 2018.

 

SEEK & DISCOVER ON SUNDAYS

Want to find out more about Christianity, or do you know someone who would? This is an opportunity for you / your friends and loved ones to hear the Gospel explained. Come with your questions and an open mind!

SEEKERS' CLASS ROOM 304  7 SESSIONS| JUN 3, 10, 17, 24, JUL 8, 15, 22 11.00 AM -12.30 PM  

Please direct your interest* / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> or 9476 4196.

For the rest of the year (last run):

SEEKERS' CLASS OCT 14, 21, 28, NOV 4, 11, 18, 25   

There will no longer be Discover classes. In its place, we have extended the seeker's class to 7 sessions. With the extension of each run, we have reduced the runs to 3 (from 4) each year.

*If you are would like to be part of this ministry as a facilitator or befriender, please reach out to Kang Wei.

 

MISSIONS 

PROJECT KHMER HOPE 

The PKH team in Cambodia extends their greetings and appreciation to GBC for our commitment and contribution to the Cambodia people through our partnership in the gospel with them. The PKH team is indeed grateful and honoured to be receiving support and help from GBC all these years. Please pray for this missions effort to continue to bear fruit for the gospel and that more GBC members will be willing to participate in this gospel work.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 Activities for 13 May – 20 May 2018:    

    

Sunday, 13 May

9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

9.30 am                    Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship

 

Monday, 14 May

3.00 pm                    Reading Club

 

Tuesday, 15 May

8.00 pm                    Meet God Mid Week

 

Wednesday, 16 May

7.30 pm                    Tuition

 

Friday, 18 May

9.30 am                    GBC Women: A Verse A Study

10.00 am                  GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 19 May

9.00 am                    Gracehaven Outreach

2.00 pm                    BTS Graduation

7.00 pm                    Young Adults Evangelistic Event

 

Sunday, 20 May

9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

9.30 am                    Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship