Announcements for 7 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 7 OCT | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus Gives Up His Life for Sinners.

Theme: Jesus said yes to the will of the Father in order to show the greatness and worth of
God in saving unrighteous sinners.

Memory Verse: Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Age 9 - 12: Caring for One Another.

Theme: The church is the community of Christians - each member being important, each member needing the others.

Memory Verse: John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 9 OCT | 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM | RM 310 C &

Next week, we will do a survey of Esther. This young, lovely Jewish girl was used by God to save her people. But, what has the story to do with the book of Ezra?   Come and discover for yourself.

 

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.

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

Attendance

September 2018

Adult Worship

437

Children’s Ministry

33

Total

470

COLLECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

Collection

September

 (Actual)

September

Budgeted Expenditure

Year-to-Date (Actual)

YTD Budgeted Expenditure

General Offering

$107,572

$115,787

$890,219

$802,105

Missions Offering

$66,595

$43,505

$423,128

$362,229

QUARTERLY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING (QCM) | TODAY 7 OCT | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM |ROOM 310

We will be having our 4th QCM for 2018 today after the worship service. As with the last meeting, we will welcome new members into our church family, as well as touch on opportunities to love and serve one another. Members are strongly encouraged to attend this 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.

ENHANCEMENT OF SEWER WORKS

Please be informed that PUB will be enhancing the national sewerage network in Merpati Road areas. The work is scheduled to commence on 1st October 2018 and expected to complete by 4th quarter of 2019. There will be some inconveniences such as noise, diesel fumes emission and dust in the course of the said works. Our entrance and exit to the church building will be affected.

WORD OF APPRECIATION

Carrie, Kai Mun and family wish to express their thanks to the GBC family for your prayers, care and support during their recent bereavement. Our thoughts, prayers and words of sympathy are very much appreciated.

STAFF MOVEMENT

Samuel Beh is on leave from 4 to 12 Oct.

 

MINISTRY 

THE CHRISTIAN PARENTING READING GROUP | SUN 14 OCT | 11.00 AM | ROOM 302

The Christian Parenting Reading Group will be postponed to 14 Oct due to the QCM on 7 Oct. 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 FOR GBC WORSHIPPERS

SANCTUARY (LEVEL 4) | SUN 21 OCT | 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM

Thank you church for your prayers and support this year! The GBC family is invited for a full preview of the concert the Sunday before the concert. This is so you can invite more friends to join us on 27/10, and to free up seats for guests on concert day. Tickets are NOT required.

GBC REFORMATION CONCERT 2018: “PSALMS – GRACE THAT SINGS”

SANCTUARY (LEVEL 4) | SAT 27 OCT| 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM

Ticket collection for the 27/10 concert is now open! While it is free, we want to be intentional about the friends and family that we invite so that we don't have empty seats. Please pray about who you would like to invite and register only for the number of tickets you need.

You may pre-book your tickets online @ https://tinyurl.com/gbcrefcon2018 There will be a booth set up on level 3 every Sunday from 1015-1045 till concert day for in-person registration and collection of tickets. 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 @ 9022 0150.

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 7 Oct – 14 Oct 2018:

Sunday, 7 Oct

  9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                    Children’s Church

10.30 am                    Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                    QCM

  2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship

Tuesday, 9 Oct

7.30 pm                      Tuesday Enquiry Group

8.00 pm                      Meet God Mid Week

Wednesday, 10 Oct

7.00 pm                      Men’s Bible Study

7.30 pm                      Tuition

Friday, 12 Oct

10.00 am                    GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

Saturday, 13 Oct

10.00 am                    CLOBS

4.00 pm                      GBC Women: Precept Class

5.30 pm                      YA Big Group Gathering                                

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