Announcements for 4 November 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 or through this QR code :

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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

MEN / WOMEN OF GRACE | TODAY 4 NOV | 11.00 AM

In the previous Men / Women of Grace sessions, we have heard from the Bible about God's design for men and women, specifically in the areas of marriage, singleness and the church. For our last session of the year, we will be coming together to pray for the men and women of GBC. Join us for a time of sharing and prayer today, 4 Nov at 11am! The women will be meeting in Room 310; the men in Room 516-519.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 4 NOV | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus’ Friends Love Him Most of All.

Theme: True belief in Jesus will result in loving Jesus more than anything or anyone
else.

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

Age 9 - 12: Rejoicing in Suffering.

Theme: We will face difficulties as Christians, but everlasting joy awaits us in eternity with Christ.

Memory Verse: Matt 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

MEET GOD MID WEEK

The class will be in recess till January 8, 2019.  Lord willing, we will study Nehemiah. Look out for details in this column later in the year.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR OCTOBER 2018

Attendance

October 2018

Adult Worship

468

Children’s Ministry

38

Total

506

COLLECTION FOR OCTOBER 2018

Collection

October

 (Actual)

October

Budgeted Expenditure

Year-to-Date (Actual)

YTD Budgeted Expenditure

General Offering

$93,537

$115,787

$983,756

$917,892

Missions Offering

$45,063

$43,505

$468,191

$405,734

DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR ADVENT 2018

If you are interested to have a copy, please take one from the table outside the Sanctuary today.

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 today, 4 November. You can email your photos to Pauline (pauline@gracebaptistchurch.sg) in jpeg file format.

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

WHY ARE WE FRIENDS? (WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE) | SAT 10 NOV | 6.00 PM – 9.00 PM

The Young Adults will be having an evangelistic event on 10 November, 6.00 – 9.00pm at the Fellowship Hall (Level 3). Join us for a Springleaf prata dinner as we share our experiences of singleness, friendship, dating and marriage in an exploration of the disappointments of relationships and the Christian perspective of what really keeps us together. Do pray for us as we seek to share the gospel, and if you would like to join us please register at https://tinyurl.com/prataparty2018

CHRISTIAN PARENTING READING GROUP

Reminder that the Christian Parenting Reading Group will be postponed to 11 November. For more details, please contact Samuel at 97901271.

ANNUAL EVANGELISTIC CHILDREN'S CAMP |SUN – TUES 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 - 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.

GRACEHAVEN OUTREACH | SAT 17 NOV | 9.00 AM – 1.00 PM | CONEY ISLAND WALK

This will be the last outing with Gracehaven children for this year and it will be organised by Weiquan and George’s CG. We will explore Coney Island with the children and share a message on the wise and foolish builders. Please pray for the preparation and a lovely time with God, His creation and His children. If you would like to join us or find out more about this outreach, please email Sze Gar at tsgar@hotmail.com or Cheryl Chan at Clyrehc@hotmail.com. To facilitate planning, registration for this outreach will close on 9 Nov and do note there’s a minimum age requirement of 18 years old.

SPRING CLEANING @ GLADIOLUS PLACE PART 2 | SAT 17 NOV | 9.00 AM - 1.00 PM| |GLADIOLUS PLACE (ACROSS FROM GBC)

A big thank you to those who helped in Part 1 of the Spring Cleaning - a lot of stuff was cleaned and removed with your help. However, there is still some more work to be done. Therefore we are organizing one more service opportunity to love our immediate neighbour, Gladiolus Place (a residential home for girls), by helping with part 2 of the Spring Cleaning. This will take place on Sat 17 Nov 2018. 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 14 Nov 2018.

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Activities for 4 Nov – 11 Nov 2018:

Sunday, 4 Nov

  9.00 am                   EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                  Men / Women of Grace

11.00 am                  Seekers’ Class

  2.00 pm                  Myanmar Fellowship

Tuesday, 6 Nov

7.30 pm                    Tuesday Enquiry Group

Wednesday, 7 Nov

7.00 pm                    Men’s Bible Study

Friday, 9 Nov

10.00 am                  GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

Saturday, 10 Nov

11.00 am                  External Wedding

4.00 pm                    GBC Women: Precept Class

6.00pm                     YA Evangelistic Event           

Sunday, 11 Nov

  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