Announcements for 3 December 2017

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | TODAY 3 DEC | 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM | ROOM 310 A-B

DS will finish up in Ruth 3 and 4 this week. David Koh will be leading this final DS session for the year.

 

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME | 3, 10 AND 17 DEC | 9.30 AM

The children will be having a combined programme about Christmas Myths.

3 Dec - The 3 wise men and preparing for Christ’s coming.

10 Dec - Joy, does it come from presents?

17 Dec - Baby Jesus, Emmanuel.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR NOVEMBER 2017

Attendance

November 2017

Adult Worship

409

Children’s Ministry

32

Total

441

 

COLLECTION FOR NOVEMBER 2017

Collection

Nov

 (Actual)

Nov Budgeted Expenditure

Year-to-Date (Actual)

YTD Budgeted Expenditure

General Offering

$77,961

$84,309

$938,399

$927,399

Missions Offering

$47,329

$43,699

$411,224

$480,689

 

2017 YEAR END FINANCIAL CLOSING

Ministries are reminded to submit all expense claims for 2017 latest by Sunday 24 December 2017. Any transaction involving cash that is not settled with the church office by 24 December 2017 will be included in the 2018 Accounts.

 

FAMILY DEDICATION | SUN 31 DEC

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 in the church office for more information and to sign up. 

 

GBC CHRISTMAS STOCKING FOR OUR KITCHEN

Our Church Kitchen is ready & waiting to be furnished!!! Consider blessing our Church with a gift this Christmas from the "GBC Kitchen Gift Registry”.  Check out our GBC kitchen stock up list at the Fellowship Hall on Sundays till 17 Dec to share in this opportunity to build our Kitchen for the many groups and ministries that are and will be using it.

 

WORDS OF APPRECIATION

Janice, Thian Chye and family wish to express their thanks to the GBC family for your prayers, care and concern during their recent bereavement. Your thoughts, prayers and words of sympathy are very much appreciated.

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Oliver is on sabbatical leave from 1 Nov to 30 April 2018. Pastor Eugene is on leave 29 Nov to 13 Dec.

 

MINISTRY 

 

CHRISTMAS 2017

We have several events lined up for Christmas. Let’s pray and seek out opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ with other

- Christmas service:

Sun 24 Dec at 9.00 am. There is no service on the 25 Dec.

- Baptisms:

These will take place during the Christmas Service. We will be celebrating God’s grace in the lives of several believers, who will be taking this step of obedience to Christ.

- Let’s Celebrate Christmas!

Sunday, 24 Dec, 10.30 am-1.30 pm, 3rd floor Fellowship Hall. Let’s come together over lunch to celebrate God’s goodness and gift of life to us through His Son. Please invite your family and friends—guests are very welcome! There will be carol singing, special presentations by the Children’s Ministry and others, and the sharing of testimonies. Sign up today at the fellowship hall. We accept a freewill love gift of $10/pax for the buffet lunch.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY | SUN 10 DEC | 10.45 AM

There will be a briefing for parents of all youths on 10 Dec at 10.45am in Room 310. We will be doing a short briefing on youth camp, as well as giving an overview of youth ministry's plans for 2018

 

CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS SERVICE ON 24 DECEMBER

A warm invite to anyone interested to sing in the choir this Advent season!  The choir will present on 24 Dec morning.  Practices are Sundays 3, 10, 17 Dec 1.20pm – 2.40pm at Room 301.  We will have a voice training session during one of the practices too. Please contact Carrie (carriechong@gracebaptistchurch.sg) or Esther (k.esther.wong@gmail.com)

 

MISSIONS

 

CHRISTMAS LOVE BOX (CLB) It is this time of the year again that we remember and appreciate our missionaries both local and overseas for their good work for the Lord. Contribution to the Christmas Love Box (CLB) is now open. You can send them an appreciation card, letter or something from home that they may have missed. You can also make a love gift to the CLB for our missionaries by simply writing a cheque to "Grace Baptist Church Ltd" and mark “CLB” at the back of the cheque. If you have any query, please contact Kim Cheng or Georgina. Thank you for remembering our missionaries with your love.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

Activities for 3 December - 10 December 2017 

             

Sunday, 3 December

  9.00 am      EC Worship Service

  9.30 am      Children’s Church

11.00 am      Discipleship Seminars

10.30 am      Filipina Fellowship

  2.00 pm      Myanmar Fellowship

 

Saturday, 9 December

5.30 pm        YACG Gathering & Christmas Celebration

 

Sunday, 10 December

  9.00 am      EC Worship Service

  9.30 am      Children’s Church

10.30 am      Filipina Fellowship

  2.00 pm      Myanmar Fellowship