Announcements for 5 August 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 "The Church", 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 5 AUG | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus Receives Childlike Sinners.

Theme: All people, children and adults, need Jesus. Jesus is happy with childlike faith.

Memory Verse: Mark 10:14b Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

Age 9 - 12: Guarding Your Heart.

Theme: Christians are to guard our hearts above all things; we do so by training our hearts for godliness.

Memory Verse: Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 7 AUG | 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM | RM 310 C & D

MGMW will begin a study of the Post captivity period of the Jewish history.  On Tuesday we will look at the Background and Introduction to the Book of Ezra.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

MPS ANNUAL LOVE GIFT COLLECTION

A word of appreciation to the EC and CC worshippers who contributed a total of $16,580.00 to the needy students of MPS.

 

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR JULY 2018

Attendance

July 2018

Adult Worship

478

Children’s Ministry

35

Total

513

 

COLLECTION FOR JULY 2018

Collection

July

 (Actual)

July Budgeted Expenditure

Year-to-Date (Actual)

YTD Budgeted Expenditure

General Offering

$119,693

$115,787

$686,081

$570,531

Missions Offering

$52,857

$43,505

$311,988

$275,219

 

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY | WED 8, 15, 22, 29 AUGUST | 6.30 PM

There will be a men’s bible study every Wednesday for the month of August. We will be studying 1 Thessalonians. Study will start at 6.30pm in church (fellowship hall) followed by dinner at 7.30pm. All are VERY welcome. For more details, please contact Eric (98303894), Nathan (92222341) or Chris (92994040). See you there!

 

THANKSGIVING SERVICE | SUN 12 AUG | 10.00 AM

This is a combined service with the Chinese Congregation. Let’s come together as a church to celebrate God’s goodness and grace.

There is NO children's programme on 12 August. Children will stay with their parents in the service.

Note:  Level 2 Car Park will be closed on this day to facilitate our lunch reception after the service. Please consider parking off-site so that our guests and elderly members can park on L1.

 

BAPTISM SUNDAY | 26 AUG

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

 

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH – MONDAY CLOSURE – EFFECTIVE 1 SEP 2018

Facility Management Committee with the support of the Congregational Leadership will implement total closure of the church building starting 1 September 2018.

The church gates will be closed and there will be no security and cleaner services. Please do not plan any ministry activities in church on Mondays. The church office will also be closed. If you have any emergencies, please use the telephone numbers listed at the back of your ministry guide.

 

SINGAPORE BAPTIST CONVENTION SEMINAR - LEAD THE WAY PROTOCOL | SAT 8 SEP| 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM

This is an invitation to pastors, church leaders, youth leaders, small groups leaders, Sunday School leaders to be part of this significant Leadership event in the life of our Baptist community.

The seminar will be held at the Singapore Bible College.  The topic is Impactful Biblical Leadership by Rev. Dr. Bobby Lee. Buffet lunch provided from 1.00 pm onwards.

Registration is free, all attendees will be given a free copy of Rev Dr Bobby Lee’s book on the aforementioned topic. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/LTW2018.

 

STAFF MOVEMENT Carrie is on leave from 8 August to 21 August.

 

MINISTRY

 

CHRISTIAN PARENTING | TODAY 5 AUG |11.00 AM – 12.15 PM | ROOMS 310 C & D

The Christian Parenting Group starts today at room 310C/D at 11am.

We'll be reading “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can radically change your family” by Paul Tripp. The group will meet once a month (every first Sunday of the month after service, from 11am – 12.15pm). During each session we’ll be discussing 2 chapters from the book and how we can apply them. All parents (and prospective parents) are welcome to join, do contact Samuel Beh for more details at samuelbeh@gracebaptistchurch.sg or 97901271.

 

NEW CARE GROUP (INTERGENERATIONAL CG) | SAT 11 AUG | 1.00 PM

The CG Ministry will be starting a new CG (intergenerational) that meets in the church. The 1st session will start on 11 Aug @1pm. Anyone who is Interested to join this CG, please contact Thian Chye: thianchye33@gmail.com.

 

BIBLE STUDY LEADING TRAINING | JULY 3, 17, AUG 2, 16, 30, SEP 13, 27, OCT 4 | 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM | ROOMS 512 – 515 & ROOMS 516 – 519

Want to read the Bible with someone but not sure how? Tasked to lead a Bible study but unsure of how to structure and lead one? Over 8 sessions, the Bible Study Leading Training aims to work through Bible reading principles and how to craft a Bible study. It will be led by Nehemiah, Caleb and Bibianna and the goal is to be equipped with tools for Bible reading individually and with other people too. 

Dates are 3/7, 17/7, 2/8, 16/8, 30/8, 13/9, 27/9, 4/10. It’ll be from 7.30-9.30 pm at rooms 512-515. Contact Nehemiah (9298 2896) or Bibianna (8139 5908) if you’re interested.

 

CHILDREN-PARENTS-TEACHERS GET-TOGETHER: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS WITH POTLUCK DINNER | SAT 1 SEP | 5.30 PM – 8.30 PM | ATTIC OPEN SPACE

Calling all children, parents and teachers for a time of connecting with one another. 
Children, enjoy a movie under the stars with your friends; parents, get to meet with fellow parents and get to know the teachers of your child; and teachers, find out more about the children outside class and chat with their parents! All these with great fellowship over potluck dinner. For logistic and planning purposes, please sign up at the registration table at the Fellowship Hall today!

 

YOUTH CAMP | 19 – 23 DEC

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

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Activities for 5 Aug – 12 Aug 2018:  

Sunday, 5 Aug

  9.00 am                  EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                  EQUIP: Ping & Heidi

11.00 am                  Christian Parenting

  2.00 pm                  Myanmar Fellowship

 

Tuesday, 7 Aug

8.00 pm                    Meet God Mid Week

 

Wednesday, 8 Aug

6.30 pm                    Men’s Bible Study

7.30 pm                    Tuition

 

Friday, 10 Aug

10.00 am                  GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday,11 Aug

4.00 pm                    GBC Women: Precept Class

5.30 pm                    YA CG Gathering

                                   

Sunday, 12 Aug

  10.00 am                Thanksgiving Service

    2.00 pm                Myanmar Fellowship