Announcements for 14 January 2018

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

NEW “EQUIP” CLASS: THE CHURCH | SUN TODAY 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. Today, we will start 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 14 JAN | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus, What a Saviour!

God is the most special Person of all - God alone can make us truly happy.

Key Verse: Isaiah 46:9b - "I am God and there is no other. I am God and there is none like Me."

Age 9 - 12: To be like Jesus

Created in God's image for His glory - We are to show the greatness and worth of God in all our thoughts, desires and actions.

Key Verses: 1 Pet 1:15 "But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do." and 1 Cor 10:31 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEEDS

  1. i) Teachers - we are in need of teachers for all ages. Please approach Chuan-Xin to find out where the needs are and the training that teachers will go through before taking a class.
  2. ii) Vacation Bible School - VBS will be back from 31 May – 2 Jun. We are forming a core organising team and looking for those who can commit to serve during VBS itself. Please approach Chuan-Xin for more details.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 26 JAN | 8.00 PM – 9.30 PM| ROOM 519

Let's come together for a time of praise, thanksgiving and prayer as we draw near in confidence to the throne of grace, "that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb 4:16). Join us to pray for one another and for the needs of the church.

 

FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (FMC)

Please note that the Facility & Security Management Committee (FSMC) will be known as Facility Management Committee (FMC) with immediate effect. For the continuous improvement of the church facilities and its usage, please send your feedback or suggestions to: feedback@gracebaptistchurch.sg. Please also include your name and contact number so that we can follow up with you. We seek in advance your understanding that some feedback or suggestions may take a longer response time as they need to be addressed collectively. Thank you for your kind support.   

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Oliver is on sabbatical leave from 1 Nov to 30 April 2018. Pastor Ian is on leave 15 Jan to 25 Jan 2018.

 

MINISTRY

 

CG MINISTRY: CLOBS | SAT 27 JAN | 10.00 AM | ROOM 310

The first CLOBS meeting for 2018 will be held on 27 Jan (Sat @10am). All CG Leaders (who are doing the book study on 1 Timothy), please collect the Leader’s Guide Book from the CG Ministry Team at the Fellowship Hall immediately after the service today, 14 Jan.

 

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.

 

MISSIONS

 

CHRISTMAS LOVE BOX

The Missions Committee would like to thank you for your generous love gift of $8,100 to the Christmas Love Box. The missionaries would like to thank all of you for this kind love gift.

 

MISSION 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.

 

MISSION 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 14 January – 21 January 2018:                      

 

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

 

Wednesday, 17 January

3.00 pm                  Reading Club

7.30 pm                  Tuition

 

Friday, 19 January

10.00 am               GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 20 January

4.00 pm                 GBC Women: Precept Class

 

Sunday, 21 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