Announcements for 1 July 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 1 JULY | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus, What a Saviour!

Lesson 1 - 20 Review "God has a plan and that plan is Jesus"

Age 9 - 12: To Be like Jesus.

Lesson 1-18 Review “Salvation by grace, through faith, in Christ”

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEACHERS’ TRAINING | SAT 14 JULY | 2.00 PM

Children’s Ministry is organising a Teachers’ Training on 14 July (Sat) from 2pm - 6 pm. The training helps to better equip us how to engage God's truth with children as we live in an increasingly digital world.

All are welcome! Please direct your registration to Siew Ting at 91124063 or leetiang.leest.711@gmail.com

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

QUARTERLY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING (QCM) | TODAY 1 JULY | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM | RM 310

We will be having our 3rd QCM for 2018 on 1 July after the worship service. As with the last meeting, we will welcome new members into our church family, hear about how we can advance the gospel together as a church, and also touch on opportunities to love and serve one another. Members are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. Below is the agenda for the QCM:

  1. Thanksgiving Testimonies and Prayer
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Membership Matters
  4. Member's Covenant

 

THANKSGIVING

We give thanks to God for His grace and favour that our application for the Certificate of Statutory Completion (CSC) for our building has been approved by BCA with effect from 14 Jun 2018. All praise and glory be to our God who has so graciously blessed us in our rebuilding journey as a church!

 

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR JUNE 2018

Attendance

June 2018

Adult Worship

396

Children’s Ministry

30

Total

426

 

COLLECTION FOR JUNE 2018

Collection

June

 (Actual)

June Budgeted Expenditure

Year-to-Date (Actual)

YTD Budgeted Expenditure

General Offering

$96,002

$115,787

$566,388

$694,722

Missions Offering

$44,725

$43,505

$259,131

$261,030

 

WORD OF APPRECIATION

Regine Chua and family wish to express their thanks to the GBC family for your prayers, care and support during their recent bereavement. Your thoughts, prayers and words of sympathy are very much appreciated.

 

MINISTRY

BIBLE STUDY LEADING TRAINING

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.

 

CG NITE 7-7-7 HAPPENING SOON ON 7 JULY AT 7PM! THEME - "ONE ANOTHER" | ROOM 310

Join a Care Group (CG) and experience Christian love and application of Scripture in a community!

Do join us at CG Nite on 7th July at 7pm (7-7-7) to find out more about Care Group life. 

For those already in a CG, do join us to celebrate God's faithfulness and goodness in our CGs.

 

NEW COMER’S LUNCH | SUN 8 JULY | 11.30 AM

The pastors and elders would like to invite all those who have visited GBC for the first time in the first half of 2018 to a 'get-to-know you' lunch on Sun 8 Jul, 11.30am. If you are a newcomer, please contact the church office with your name and details so that we can extend a personal invitation to you.

 

GBC CRAFT TIME |SAT 4 AUG |2.30 PM

Want to learn how to make your own terrarium? We welcome everyone to join us for this event organized by the Women’s Ministry on 4 August.  Bring a non-Christian friend along. Registration at Fellowship Hall. $15 per pax.

 

COMBINED CHOIR FOR THANKSGIVING SERVICE |SUN 12 AUG 

A warm invite to any EC worshippers to sing in the Combined Choir for the GBC thanksgiving service on 12 Aug.  Practices are on Sundays 8 and 15 July (1:20-2:40pm) in Room 301, and combined with Chinese Congregation Choir on Saturday 4 Aug (5:00-6:30pm) in the sanctuary.  Let's sing and fellowship together in love and unity for the glory of God!  Please contact Carrie, Lup Meng or Esther.

 

GBC Reformation Concert 2018: "Psalms - Grace that Sings"

Grace Baptist Church Sanctuary | 27 October 2018 (Saturday)

We have been blessed to be able to embark on our 3rd Reformation concert as a church family!

This year, we will centre around the Psalms that reveals the heart of a Christian - we cry out, pray, and worship in sincere faith. Yet, amid the choking cares of life, our confidence in God can be shaken and our hearts can become cold. Praise the Lord that throughout history, hymnwriters have returned again and again to the Psalms to combat fear, anxiety, cynicism, and unbelief. At GBC we can do the same. Grace sings in the Psalms.

Will you pray about being involved – play an instrument, help out, or most of all, singing? As before, you do not need to read music or have special training, and as long as you can attend most of the rehearsals, do join us!

No.

Rehearsal Type

Dates

Days

Times

1

Choir

29-7

 

 

Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.30-4.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musicians

29-7

2

Choir

12-8

Musicians

12-8

3

Choir

26-8

Musicians

26-8

4

Choir

9-9

Musicians

9-9

5

Combined

23-9

6

Combined

30-9

7

Combined

7-10

8

Tech run

14-10

9

Full dress rehearsal 1

20-10

Saturday

5.00-9.00pm

10

Full dress rehearsal 2

21-10

Sunday

1.30-5.30pm

 

To sign-up or offer support in any way, please contact:


Lup Meng @ 9112 8187 (lam.lup.meng@gmail.com)

Carrie @ 9792 4717 (carriechong@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

Caleb @ 9270 1627 (calebyap@gmail.com)

Aaron @ 9640 9594 (aaronlumzy@gmail.com)

Toshi @ 9022 0150 (toshiyuki.mori@gmail.com)

 

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| JUN 3, 10, 17, 24, JUL 8, 15, 22 11.00 AM -12.30 PM  

Please direct your interest* / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> or 9476 4196.

 

For the rest of the year (last run):

SEEKERS' CLASS OCT 14, 21, 28, NOV 4, 11, 18, 25   

Kindly note the change of room. We will be using Room 512 (instead of Room 304)

*If you would like to be part of this ministry as a facilitator or befriender, please reach out to Kang Wei.

 

MISSIONS

PRAYING FOR THE NATIONS: WORLD CUP EDITION

World Cup fever is on. Whether you watch it or not, it's hard to ignore.

When watching a match this evening and seeing stadiums packed with fans from all over the world, it dawned on me that THIS is a vision of heaven, when the nations gather. We can use this season to also pray for the nations! Isn't it exciting? Some people will go out to be missionaries, some will stay behind and send people, but ALL are involved in making disciples of all nations.

Why not pray for the nations as you read and watch the matches? As Christians, we should believe that the best thing for our favourite players and their fans is not to win that coveted world title, but to come to the saving knowledge of their Saviour.

If you prefer a guide, you can visit the website below to "kick-off" your prayer journey with us!

https://tinyurl.com/worldcupprayer2018

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Activities for 1 July – 8 July 2018:    

 

Sunday, 1 July

  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, 3 July

7.30 pm                    Bible Study Leading Training

 

Wednesday, 4 July

9.30 am                    GBC Women: A Verse A Study

9.30 am                    Mum’s Connect

7.30 pm                    Tuition

 

Thursday, 5 July

3.00 pm                    Reading Club

              

Friday, 6 July

10.00 am                  GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 7 July

10.00 am                  Nicholas & Cherry’s Wedding

4.00 pm                    GBC Women: Precept Class

7.00 pm                    CG Nite

 

Sunday, 8 July

  9.00 am                  EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                  Seekers’ Class

11.30 am                  New Comers’ Lunch

 2.00 pm                   Myanmar Fellowship