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Pursuing Holiness in Community

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Following a recent study on the Ten Commandments, Caroline Cheah shares her reflections about the study as well as the importance of pursuing holiness together even in a period of constant COVID restrictions....

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The Gospel that Makes Us Together and Alive

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Yanadi, our Christian Education Ministry Worker, encourages us to rely on God's supernatural works rather than our own creaturely works, while faithfully doing our creaturely best together for the building up of the church....

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How God Led Me to GBC

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David Chung, a new member, shares with us how God led him to GBC....

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God’s Word: Authoritative and Sufficient for Equipping

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Yanadi encourages us to trust and rely on God's word alone as authoritative and sufficient for equipping us toward Christlikeness....

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Loving Our Neighbours

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Together with our administrator Gideon Ooi, Pastor Ian and Pastor Oliver made an afternoon visit to Sallim Mattar Mosque to visit with mosque leaders....

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Committed to One Another's Christlikeness

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Yanadi Sutan, our ministry worker for Christian Education, encourages us to get to know one another and be committed to one another's Christlikeness....

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God’s Mercies in a Troubling Year

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We ask Marcus and Audrey Ng how they are growing in their walk with Jesus and the church despite a difficult year of not being able to gather....

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Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) 4 Oct 2020

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The last QCM of the year was held on 4 October 2020 via Zoom....

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A Heart for God’s People

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Pastor Eugene shares his heart for GBC, drawing reflections from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians....

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Knowing and Praying for One Another

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Pastor Eugene encourages us to use the church’s membership directory to know and pray for one another. ...

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Keeping Holy Habits

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Pastor Oliver shares three holy habits that we should keep to help us draw closer to God....

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Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) 5 Jul 2020

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We held our second QCM for the year over Zoom on 5 July 2020. Around 170 members attended the meeting to give thanks for what God has been doing in our midst and to commit all our plans to Him....

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Loving the "Strangers" in Our Midst

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Pastor Oliver explains why we should care and serve the strangers in our midst. ...

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Community and the Coronavirus

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Pastor Oliver expresses his heartache on not being able to gather as a church and shares how we can continue to encourage, strengthen and love one another during this period. ...

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Family Dedication 29 Dec 2019

Last Sunday, we gave thanks to God for the wonderful joy of dedicating three families to the Lord and covenanted with one another to love and care for these families....

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October Monthly Prayer Meeting

Pastor Oliver shares with us the the thanksgiving and prayer requests shared during last Friday's prayer meeting. Let's join together as one church to give thanks and pray for one another. ...

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Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, and Walking Humbly with Your God

Is social justice the mission of the church? Pastor Oliver clarifies what social justice is and what it is not. ...

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Quarterly Congregational Meeting (6 Oct 2019)

Join us this Sunday for the last Quarterly Congregational Meeting of 2019....

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Helping and Being Helped in the Body of Christ

Often times, we are more willing to help than to ask for help. Pastor Eugene explains why acknowledging our need for help to one another is one way of putting the truths of the gospel into practice....

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Learning to Carry Another Christian’s Cross

Do we love one another enough to want to be involved in what looks like a messy person’s life? Neo Yi Ling reflects on 'The Compelling Community' seminar held from 23-24 Aug 2019....

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Inspiring Hope in One Another

In times of suffering and despair, how can we persevere and grow in Christlikeness? Pastor Eugene shares a simple biblical approach presented during last weekend's The Compelling Community seminar....

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What Makes Community Compelling?

Pastor Eugene shares what it means to bear one another's burdens. You are also encouraged to attend the upcoming Equip seminar, "The Compelling Community: Bearing One Another’s Burdens" taking place on Aug 23-24. ...

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Those His Mercy Gathered -- GBC Church Camp 2019

Neo Yi Ling, a first time camper, recapped the sweet time of fellowship, rest and refreshment for GBC campers over 12-15 June 2019. ...

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Family Dedication 16 Jun 2019

Families are God's gifts to the church and during last Sunday's Family Dedication service, we covenanted with God and with one another to steward two young families He has blessed us with. ...

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Compassion Ministry Focus: Gladiolus Place

Pastor Oliver encourages us to prayerfully consider how we can be involved in serving and loving our neighbour, Gladiolus Place, one of the Compassion Ministry platforms of GBC....

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Women of Grace - Forming Life-giving Friendships

Last Saturday, 16 Feb 2019, some women gathered for the first Women of Grace event of the year. Ranging from 3 months in GBC to > 30 years in GBC, there was a wide range of women who attended!...

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Women of Grace: Grace Together 2019

The women of Grace will be meeting on 16 February 2019 to get to know one another more deeply. Have you signed up yet? ...

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Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) 6 Jan 2019

We strongly encourage all church members to join us for our 1st QCM in 2019 on 6 Jan....

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Sermon Schedule for January 2019

This week, as we greet the dawn of 2019 we also launch our new series, entitled "Grace Together."...

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Family Dedication 11 Nov 2018

On 11 Nov 2018, GBC celebrated a family dedication of a lovely couple who desired their child to grow to know God. ...

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Prepare for Worship (23 Sep 2018)

How willing am I this morning, to entrust all that I am and have into God’s care? Let's trust in our God of all truth as we gather with His people this Sunday. ...

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The Stream of Human Custom

Do we let our culture and its traditions or the unchanging biblical standard inform our lives as Christians? Pastor Ian reminds us that we are different from the world that we live. ...

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CG Nite - 7 July 2018

About 90 people came to hear how the Care Groups (CGs) are doing during the CG Nite on 7 July. Among them were some who are looking to join a CG as well as many others who came to share how being in a CG has helped them to relate better with one another as a community of Christ. Esther Yap shares with us more. ...

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The Church: A Radical Kind of Belonging

Claire Low expounds on the radical nature of belonging to a church community, and challenges us to love one another radically through serving in practical ways and meeting spiritual needs. ...

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EQUIP: Men and Women of Grace

We are starting a new class where we will explore biblical manhood and womanhood in the world. We strongly encourage all men and women to come and spur one another on in godliness....

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Sign up for GBC Fellowship Meal -- 4 Jun 17

Since moving to CHS, various CGs have taken turns to organise the GBC Fellowship Meal every quarter after the Quarterly Congregation Meeting. Pastor Ollie shares with us why we cherish this time of coming together to have a meal....

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Gracehaven Outreach - 8 Apr 2017

Bright and early on a Saturday morning, ten GBC members gathered at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to prepare an outdoor mini amazing race with 17 children from Gracehaven....

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The Tuition Ministry - An Open Door

Low Lai Sai has been serving in the Tuition Ministry since the late 1980s, with some short breaks in between. In Lim Rui Wen’s interview with this quiet man, we get a glimpse of his service and commitment through the years....

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Spaghetti Church

Do you like eating raw spaghetti? No? How about cooked? Cooked spaghetti tastes much nicer, don’t you think? But - at least raw spaghetti is neat and tidy, all lined up nicely and easily separated. Cooked spaghetti is a different story. A plate of cooked spaghetti is all mixed up and you can't see where each strand starts and finishes....

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A Beacon of Truth and Light

Karen Lenn updates us on the progress of Beacon Hall, a hostel in Chiang Mai. We pray that the hostel will serve the needs of the students there and bring glory to God. ...

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Through Thick and Thin

Rejoicing in God’s faithfulness and the warmth of the GBC family, Lim Song Huat shares why he chose to return to GBC after living in Australia for 10 years....

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Living Together, Living for Him

Li Shi Wei talks to Nathasha Raj and Dr Loi Kuan Long on their expectations for this year’s church retreat, and what it means to them as part of the GBC family....

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From Sunday Chore to Life Together

The faithfulness of one led him to a community of many. Tan Yee Kiat reflects on the importance of God’s family....

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The Ministries of GBC - Who's who and what do they do?

Chan Kim Hoong invites us to serve in the ministries of GBC as it opens us a whole new perspective of the multitude of needs in GBC. It is a first key step towards deepening community spirit where we can support and strengthen one another by meeting one another's needs. ...

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GBC Church Retreat 2016

We give thanks to God for the recent Church Retreat, whose theme was “Gospel and Community”. ...

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Family Meal 6 March 2016

We are grateful to the organisers for the hard work put in to the planning of the first GBC Family Meal and are eagerly looking forward to our next GBC EC Family Meal....

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Young Adults' Retreat: Reflections

The Young Adults had their retreat in July, and in this post, we have 4 of them sharing their experiences, lessons learnt, and how we can continue to pray for them. ...

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"Why We're Failing At Community"

Is the biblical picture of community only a wistful dream that cannot be attained in busy Singapore? We chanced upon this article, which helpfully reminds us that what community looks like practically could change with our life stages and responsibilities....

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What happened at our Young Adults' Retreat?

40 of our young people spent the long weekend away for their annual retreat. It was a time to fellowship together and commune with God....

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Picnic at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Mok Chuan Hao shares his reflections on the GBC family picnic at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden that happened last month....

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The CG Ministry @ GBC for 2015

We asked Pastor Oliver to share with us some of the plans that the Care Group Ministry has this year, especially with the emphasise on discipleship making in GBC. The book of Philippians is a great book to help us learn what it means to seek and savour Jesus, not only as Paul did, but also to do so in community! ...

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Plans for 2015: A Sharing by the Leadership

2015 is a big year for GBC, and at the 2014 Watchnight Service, Elder Cheow Loon shared with us some of the plans that the Leaders have for the growth of the congregation in the year ahead. ...

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Care Groups: Gospel and Community

Ps Oliver Chia reminds us of the spiritual purpose of Care Groups as vehicles of discipleship within our church community....

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Pastor Arnold Wong: Engaged - to be or not to be?

Pastor Arnold Wong reminds us that being engaged is to follow Jesus’ example of service to God and others....

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Encouraging and Building

Through a book recommendation, Lim Nee Kiah ignites a revelation on marital encouragement and edification in a lady involved in a dating relationship....

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Snippets of Encouragement

Daniel Cheong seeks out a variety of people in GBC to find out how they have been encouraged, or how they encourage others....

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Strengthening the Hearts of the Disheartened

Being faced with discouragement in ministry and life brings us to the great and mighty God we have. Rachel Wong gets church members from various ministries to share from their own experiences....

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Church Picnic 2014

GBC members gathered for a picnic at the Botanical Gardens on an early Saturday morning for a great time of fellowship and fun....

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There can be no Christianity without community

Desmond Soh revisits the story of Count Zinzendorf and the Moravian Church to remind us of what church revival is all about....

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Snippets of a Loving Church

The Grace News team went around asking various church members a simple question: ‘How have you experienced love from GBC as a church?’ Here are the responses we got....

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Care Group Ministry: 'Your Walk with God is a Community Project' by Dr. Paul Tripp

Pastor Oliver encouraged GBC care group leaders to attend the Equip Conference hosted by Adam Road Presbyterian Church featuring Dr. Paul Tripp...

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Book Review: True Community - The Biblical Practice of Koinonia, by Jerry Bridges

Pastor Oliver’s review of a book for those in the church who want to grow in the understanding of what biblical fellowship looks like in practice....

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