Announcements for 15 May 2016
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH LTD
(Registration no. 197903364W)
To: All Members of the English Congregation
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the English Congregation Meeting (EC Meeting) of the Church will be held at Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 3 Sorby Adams Drive Singapore 357690 on Sunday, 22nd May 2016 at 5.00 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the English worship service, whichever is later, for the following purpose:-
To elect, by poll, Rev. Dr. Ian Buntain as Lead Pastor of the English Congregation and a member of the English Congregation Leadership for a term of three years. The effective date of commencement will be after 1 October 2016 and will be subjected to issuance of appropriate Employment Pass by the Ministry of Manpower.
By Order of the Board
Seah Yen Goon
Company Secretary 8th May 2016
ENGLISH CONGREGATION MEETING (EC MEETING) ON 22 MAY 2016
Members, please collect a copy (one per family) of the EC Meeting agenda from the ushers today if you have not taken one last week.
TOWNHALL | TODAY 15 MAY | 5.00 PM
Following the notice for the EC Meeting for the election of Rev. Dr. Ian Buntain to be held on 22 May 2016, the English Congregation Leadership (ECL) invites all worshippers in the EC to a townhall meeting today, immediately after the worship service. This is to enable the ECL to provide you with more information and to answer questions you may have relating to the election
DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | TODAY | 5.15 PM – 6.15 PM
- Due to the Townhall today and upcoming Congregational Meeting (22 May) related to the voting for Pastor Ian Buntain, as well as the June holidays, DS is in recess till 3rd July 2016.
CHILDREN MINISTRY LESSON
- 2yr – P2: All nations are to worship God. (Acts 10)
- P3 – P6: The Tabernacle, Priests, and Sacrifices – God provided an intercessor for his people and a means to atone for their sins
Key Verse: Hebrews 7:27 “He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for His own sins and then for those of the people, since He did this once for all when He offered up Himself.”
WORSHIP SERVICE AT CHS TODAY
WORSHIP CHINESE ENGLISH
Service Timing 1.30 PM – 3.00 PM 3.30 PM – 5.00 PM
BUS SERVICE CHINESE ENGLISH
Pick-up to CHS :
a. Macpherson C.C. 12.30 PM 2.50 PM
b. Potong Pasir MRT 1.00 PM 3.00 PM
Drop-off : 4.30 PM
From CHS to Potong Pasir MRT / 5.30 PM
Macpherson C.C. 6.40 PM
There are cars that still park indiscriminately, blocking the shuttle bus passage way. All car drivers to CHS who have not registered, please register your car numbers with the church mobile office as soon as possible. This is to facilitate easy tracing of car drivers by the ushers on Sundays.
MEET GOD MID-WEEK | TUES 17 MAY | 8.00 PM | LEVEL 5, BETHESDA CHURCH BUKIT ARANG
Dr. Poulson will continue with the book of Ezekiel chapters 43:13 - 46:24.
PARENTS’ DAY DINNER | SUN 22 MAY | RED STAR RESTAURANT | 54 CHIN SWEE ROAD #07-23 | 6.00 PM
This is an outreach dinner organized by our Chinese Congregation with testimonies and program in Mandarin. The CC is looking to members to support this opportunity to reach your parents, families and friends. The dinner is priced at S$500.00 per table and registration is by “per-table” basis. The funds above the actual cost per table will go to the building program. Registration closes today. Please register with the temporary church office.
MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 27 MAY | 8.00 PM – 9.30 PM | BAPTIST CENTRE, 1023 UPPER SERANGOON ROAD
Please note that this month’s prayer meeting is held at the Baptist Centre, level 3. We strongly encourage you to come for a time of thanksgiving and praying for the needs of the church. Please refer to map insert which you can download here.
CHURCH RETREAT 2016 BRIEFING | 29 MAY 2016 | SANCTUARY
All campers are encouraged to attend. Please make full payment of your camp fees by 22 May. You can do so at the church retreat table outside the sanctuary.
GBC FELLOWSHIP MEAL | SUN 5 JUNE | 5.00 PM – 7.00 PM
We are holding the 2nd fellowship meal on the 5 June. Please register today after the service on level 1.
PROJECT KHMER HOPE | 20 – 24 JUNE
The GBC Project Khmer Hope Team is planning another trip to Cambodia from 20 to 24 June, 2016. The team will be conducting dental work, English classes as well as vocational training. During the trip, we will be visiting our missionary, Deborah Teo and the Christian families in the villages of Trang. For more information, please contact Wee Thiem Heng at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tan Kim Cheng at email@example.com.
BAPTISM | SUN 26 JUNE
The baptism scheduled for Sunday, 29 May, has been rescheduled for 26 June. If you have questions about baptism, or would like to be baptized please register with the Church Office.
YACG RETREAT - UNDER THE SKIN: THE CHRISTIAN’S INNER LIFE | 28-31 JULY | BAYU MARINA RESORT IN JOHOR BAHRU
The yearly YA Retreat will be held from 28-31 July at Bayu Marina Resort in Johor Bahru. The cost will be $100 for working adults and $60 for students. Please contact Glen at 91268679 or Chris at 92994040 who will be available after service for sign-ups.
HUMAN SEXUALITY, MARRIAGE AND THE CHURCH | WED 6 JULY | 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM | ST. ANDREW'S CATHEDRAL, NEW SANCTUARY
Seven evangelical seminaries in Singapore are presenting this free public seminar entitled 'Human Sexuality, Marriage and the Church' on 6 July 2016, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the St. Andrew's Cathedral, New Sanctuary. The speakers are Dr. Roland Chia of TTC, Dr. Clement Chia of SBC, Mr. Quek Tze-Meng of BGST, & Bishop Emeritus Dr. Robert Solomon.
For further details call 6304-3765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Register at www.ethosinstitute.sg/conference2016.
BIBLE STORYING WORKSHOP | FRI 29 JULY (7.00 PM – 9.30 PM) & SAT 30 JULY (9.00 AM – 4.00PM) | GRACE SINGAPORE CHINESE CHRISTIAN CHURCH | COST $35.00 INCLUSIVE OF WORKSHOP & TEA-BREAKS
Calling Sunday School teachers and all who want to share the gospel-story better. Wycliffe Bible Translators will be organizing a 2 day Bible storying workshop for those who are interested.
Register online via http://www.wycliffe.sg/en/biblestory2016. Check out Wycliffe’s website or posters on our notice board at level 2 of CHS for further details.