Announcements for 14 October 2018

CONNECT WITH US

Hello! We would love to help you connect with us. Do drop by the visitors' table before the service or provide us with your contact details at www.tinyurl.com/welcometogbc. We also encourage you to visit one of our care groups. We look forward to getting to know you better and hearing how we can serve you! 

Keen to find out more about becoming a member of GBC? We have a quarterly membership class called "Church Matters", which teaches through what we believe and what it means to be a church member. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 14 OCT | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus Takes Away the Sins of His friends.

Theme: Jesus willingly received the wrath and punishment of God on behalf of His friends.

Memory Verse: 1 Peter 2:24a “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness.”

Age 9 - 12: Seeking Lost Sinners.

Theme: Lost sinners need to hear the gospel.

Memory Verse: 1 Peter 3:15b “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that you have.”

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 16 OCT | 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM | RM 310 C & D

The story of the people’s return after 70 years of captivity is interesting. One would think that when the call came to go back to their homeland they all would, but not so.  The 1st return to rebuild the temple saw only 50,000 respondents.  Now after many years, there’s going to be a 2nd return.  Chapter 7 will tell us events surrounding this return.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

HEARING AID ZONE

Our hearing aid zone (audio induction loop) is now operational. If you wear a hearing aid, you can set it to “T” (Telecoil) setting and it will pick up an amplified wireless signal to aid your hearing if you sit within the hearing aid zone. Look out for the pews with the hearing aid signage. If you need any clarification, please approach our AV team at the sound booth.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY To help us get to know our fellow church members better, the church office will be compiling a membership directory with photographs of each member. We need your help with this project! If you have not already provided the church office with a photograph of yourself, please send one to the GBC office by 4 November. You can email your photos to Pauline (pauline@gracebaptistchurch.sg) in jpeg file format.

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 26 OCT | 8.00 PM – 9.30 PM| RM 519 “Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18). Let us gather at the feet of Jesus and intercede for our church, our city, our country and our world. See you at the prayer meeting!

BAPTISM | SUN 28 OCT | 9.00 AM

If you wish to get baptized, please contact the church office to register your intention or to find out more.

FAMILY DEDICATION | SUN 11 NOV | 9.00 AM

As a church family, we have committed to disciple the children in our midst. We would therefore like to invite GBC members who have young children to dedicate their families to the Lord. This family dedication is also for the church to commit to caring for the children whom God has entrusted to us. Please contact Carrie or Pauline in the church office for more information and to sign up.

MINISTRY 

THE CHRISTIAN PARENTING READING GROUP | SUN 14 OCT | 11.00 AM | ROOM 310 A & B

Reminder that the Christian Parenting Reading Group will continue today at room 310A/B. For more details, please contact Samuel at 97901271.

SPRING CLEANING @ GLADIOLUS PLACE | SAT 20 OCT | 9.00 AM - 1.00 PM | GLADIOLUS PLACE (ACROSS FROM GBC)

There will be a service opportunity for us to love our immediate neighbours, Gladiolus Place (residential home for girls), on Sat 20 Oct 2018. The home has asked for our help with spring cleaning the premise before they can put other new furniture and equipment in place. We will be helping with the cleaning from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon, before joining them for lunch from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm. We need folks to both clean the premise and prepare lunch for our volunteers and their staff and girls. If you can help, please email Pastor Ollie at oliverchia@gracebaptistchurch.sg before Wed 17 Oct.

GBC REFORMATION CONCERT PREVIEW

Sanctuary (Level 4) | 21 October (Sunday) 2-4PM

Thank you for your overwhelming support! We are fully filled for the Reformation Concert, but we want to make sure our GBC family has the opportunity of sharing this special time of worship and music with us.

Come join us for a full preview on the Sunday before the concert. Tickets are NOT required and this will help to free up seats for other guests on concert day.

Please be seated by 1:45PM in the level 4 Sanctuary.

 

GBC Reformation Concert 2018: “Psalms – Grace that Sings”

Sanctuary (Level 4) | 27 October (Saturday) 7.30-9.30PM

TICKETS ARE ALL DISTRIBUTED!

Thank you for your support! We have now registered 710/650 seats and waitlist is growing! If you have kept undistributed tickets please return them to Bibianna or Sidney at the ticketing booth from 10.15-10.45 by NEXT SUNDAY (21 OCT) LATEST, so that we do not prevent more friends from joining us.

If you have taken tickets but are willing to surrender them and attend the PREVIEW on 21 OCT SUNDAY 2-4PM we would be most grateful.

If you are on the waitlist, the ticketing ICs will contact you for collection if seats become available. Thank you for your patience.

All new ticket requests will be added to the waitlist - https://tinyurl.com/gbcrefcon2018 Please minimise collection of tickets at the door on concert day. For further enquiries, please email refcon2018@gracebaptistchurch.sg

Also, if you would be available to help with booth registration, car marshaling, and ushering, please contact Toshi @ 90220150

 

CONCERT NIGHT DETAILS

Please be seated by 7:00PM in the level 4 Sanctuary.

Also, as carpark space is limited, let us be warm, welcoming and hospitable to our guests and carpool or look for alternative parking venues if possible. Thank you so much for your love and service to others!

ANNUAL EVANGELISTIC CHILDREN'S CAMP |18 - 20 NOV    The Chinese congregation will be holding their annual evangelistic Children's Camp in Nov.

The theme is “The More We Get Together”. Details are as follows:

Date: 18 Nov to 20 Nov

Venue: Grace Baptist Church

Ages: 6 to 12

Please pick up a copy of the registration form from the Welcome Table outside the worship hall or contact Kai En at 8180 3920 for more details.

TUESDAY ENQUIRY GROUP | 7.30 PM TO 9.30 PM | ROOMS 310 A & B

The Tuesday Enquiry Group (TEG) is back! The TEG hopes to be a space for non-Christians (and Christians!) to bring their questions about what Christians believe. Every session will have a different topic and question for discussion, and we'll meet every week from now till 13 Nov. Feel free to contact Jonathan (9236 4212) if you're interested or if you have questions! 

YOUTH CAMP | 19 – 23 DEC

Youth Camp will be from 19 - 23 Dec 2018. Details to follow. Please block the dates in your calendars!

CHURCH CAMP 2019 | 12-15 JUNE 2019 | LOTUS DESARU HOTEL Are you ready for church camp 2019?  It will be held at Lotus Desaru hotel from 12-15 June 2019. Please save the dates. We look forward to you joining us for a great time of fellowship and strengthening our relationships.  "Grace Together" is the church camp theme (Heb 10:24-25).  More details to follow....

OUTREACH

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 512-515  7 SESSIONS| OCT 14, 21, 28, NOV 4, 11, 18, 25   11.00 AM -12.30 PM  

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

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

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 Activities for 14 Oct – 21 Oct 2018:

Sunday, 14 Oct

  9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                    Children’s Church

10.30 am                    Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                    Seekers’ Class

  2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship

 

Tuesday, 16 Oct

7.30 pm                      Tuesday Enquiry Group

8.00 pm                      Meet God Mid Week

 

Wednesday, 17 Oct

7.00 pm                      Men’s Bible Study

7.30 pm                      Tuition

 

Friday, 19 Oct

10.00 am                    GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 20 Oct

10.00 am                    Singapore Alumni Bible Conference

10.30 am                    External Wedding

4.00 pm                      GBC Women: Precept Class

                                   

Sunday, 21 Oct

  9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                    Children’s Church

10.30 am                    Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                    Seekers’ Class

  2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship

  2.00 pm                   Reformation Concert Preview