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Announcements for 31 Dec 2017

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: NEW "EQUIP" CLASS: THE CHURCH | SUN 14, 21, 28 JAN | 11.00AM 12.30PM |ROOM 310 AB From 2018 onwards, Discipleship Seminars will be called Equip. The goal of Equip is to establish us in our discipleship, so that Christ can employ us for his service. We'll start the year with a new class on The Church, which will focus on our beliefs, identity, missio...

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Standing on Three Legs

Pastor Ian introduces GBC’s theme for 2018 and explains why discipleship is like a three-legged stool....

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Prepare for Worship (31 December 2017)

Are there struggles in your life now that demonstrate a need for God’s persevering power? Take a moment to specifically invite Him to strengthen and help you persevere in faithfulness to the gospel....

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The Worship of a True King - Christmas 2017

This year's Christmas service back at Mattar Road saw 7 baptisms and 2 transfers of membership; with much rejoicing the GBC family celebrated the birth of Christ even as we reflected on the significance of His coming to dwell amongst us. ...

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Sermon Schedule for January 2018

For the year 2018, our preaching schedule will be centred on the theme of "Believe; Belong; Behave", as we seek to understand more about discipleship and to grow a discipleship culture as a community. ...

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Top 10 blog posts of 2017

2017 has been an eventful year. What are the top 10 blog posts of 2017? ...

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Announcements for 24 Dec 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS EVENTS 2017 Year End Financial Closing (Final submission date: Sun 24 Dec) Ministries are reminded to submit all expense claims for 2017 TODAY. Any transaction involving cash that is not settled with the church office today will be included in the 2018 Accounts. Family Dedication (Sun 31 Dec, during Worship Service) As a church family, we have committed...

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Aunty Poh Kin's Visit to Beacon Hall

Aunty Poh Kin, who is 97 years old and a long-time member of GBC, made a trip to Beacon Hall in Chiang Mai in November this year. Susan Tan, her niece and a regular volunteer and supporter of the work at Kathy's Home in Pua, shared how God has so generously answered Aunty Poh Kin's prayer and enabled her to visit Beacon Hall to see the marvellous work He is doing there....

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A Time of Remarkable Blessing

This year's Watchnight Service will have a different format from those of previous years. Bibianna Yeo encourages us to come together as a church on 31 Dec in reflection and prayer, to mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next. ...

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Prepare for Worship (24 Dec 2017)

Amidst all the festivities of the Christmas season, as you prepare to gather with God's people this Sunday, take a moment to consider the difference that light makes in your world today ...

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Seekers Class: Christianity 101

Do you know that GBC has classes available where you and your friends can hear the gospel explained? During the rebuilding of our church at Mattar Road, we held this Seekers Class ‘on-demand’ rather than on a regular basis, but we are now ready to revert to a fixed schedule come 2018. Chong Kang Wei tells us about the Seekers Class and inspires us to get involved....

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Pua Mission Trip -- Dec 2017

10 GBC members conducted the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home in Pua from 1-4 Dec 2017. They also visited the House of Hope – a dormitory for Hmong students under The Firm Foundation – which is about 20mins away at Thawangpha. Read the trip report to find out more....

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Announcement for 17 December 2017

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME | TODAY 17 DEC | 9.30 AM The children will be having a combined programme about Christmas Myths. 17 Dec - Baby Jesus, Emmanuel. GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 2017 YEAR END FINANCIAL CLOSING Ministries are reminded to submit all expense claims for 2017 latest by Sunday 24 December 2017. Any transaction involving cash ...

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Prepare for Worship (17 Dec 2017)

How has Jesus taken the burden of our guilt and shame on Himself? As you prepare your heart for worship this Sunday, give praise and thanks to Jesus who paid the price of forgiveness to reconcile us to Himself....

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The Joy of a Christmas Bargain

Pastor Ian points us to the best Christmas bargain we will ever find, and encourages us to respond with joyful worship and heartfelt gratitude....

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Youth Camp 20-23 Dec 2017

This year’s youth camp will be held from 20 – 23 Dec 2017, and the Youth Ministry would like to ask for the Church to be praying with us for the camp. Here are some ways we can be praying for the youth....

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Announcements for 10 December 2017

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME | 10 AND 17 DEC | 9.30 AM The children will be having a combined programme about Christmas Myths. 10 Dec - Joy, does it come from presents? 17 Dec - Baby Jesus, Emmanuel. GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 2017 YEAR END FINANCIAL CLOSING Ministries are reminded to submit all expense claims for 2017 latest by Sunday 24 De...

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He would be born in Bethlehem

We extract the devotional for this Sunday from 'They Looked For Redemption' to encourage you to continue to use this devotional for our daily time with God. ...

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Prepare for Worship (10 Dec 2017)

Has there has been a time in which you have felt shame or even experienced disgrace? As you spend a few moments in quiet reflection, take courage that we have an everlasting God whose understanding is unsearchable and that He comes to comfort the disgraced and gives strength to the faint and weary. ...

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A Note to My Church Family

Our dear sister, Lily Pang, who has retired as a missionary after faithfully serving 33 years in the field, updates us on the task that God has laid upon her heart to serve among the elderly in GBC and Singapore....

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Christmas Celebration

Seah Kah Yin encourages us to invite our family & friends to join us for our Christmas Celebration on 24th Dec. Let's take this opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ with others this Christmas....

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Announcements for 3 December 2017

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | TODAY 3 DEC | 11.00 AM 12.30 PM | ROOM 310 A-B DS will finish up in Ruth 3 and 4 this week. David Koh will be leading this final DS session for the year. CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME | 3, 10 AND 17 DEC | 9.30 AM The children will be having a combined programme about Christmas Myths. 3 Dec - The 3 wise men and pre...

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Prepare for Sunday Worship (3 Dec 2017)

Salvation belongs to God and not us -- it is God's work! Let's humble ourselves in praise and worship of our Almighty God. ...

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