Announcement 30 Mar 2014

AGM – 23 MAR 2014 DIRECTORS VOTING RESULTS - : JASON CHUA LIAN CHENG

Present including proxies: 397

                                                            Yes      No      Total      Void

                                                            386       5         391          6

                                                            98.7% 1.3%   100%

EC CONGREGATION MEETING – PASTOR ARNOLD JONE WONG EXTENSION

Present including proxies: 280

                                                            Yes      No      Total      Void

                                                            232       44        276         4

                                                           84.1%  15.9%   100%

 

NEW DIRECTOR for a three-year term w.e.f. 1 April 2014: JASON CHUA LIAN CHENG. We wish to acknowledge the faithful service of Jeffrey Teong Swee Hua as a Director for the past six years.

 

ELDER Teoh Swee Hin service as an Elder ends on 31 Mar. We thank and acknowledge the faithful service of Swee Hin as an Elder for the past 6 years and Lee Peng for her support.

 

BAPTISM | TODAY |9.30 AM

Miriam Yeo Sze En will be baptized TODAY. Praise the Lord for her as she prepares to take this step of obedience for the Lord.

 

COMBINED EC SERVICE SUNDAY 13 APRIL | 8.30 AM TO 9.45 AM

There will be a combined EC service on the 13 April to facilitate the rebuilding town hall meeting to be followed immediately after the worship service.

 

REBUILDING TOWN HALL MEETING SUNDAY 13 APRIL | 9.45 TO 10.45 AM | SANCTUARY

A town hall meeting on our church rebuilding will be conducted immediately after the EC combined worship service. The town hall meeting is opened to all worshippers of GBC.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ON SUNDAY (CES):

1. SUNDAY DISCIPLESHIP | SUNDAY, APR– MAY 2014 | 11.15 AM - 12.30 PM | ANNEX

SDS will begin next week on 6 April 2014 with a short module on how to live the Christian life at the workplace. This class is recommended for all those who are thinking about getting a job, who are already working, or may be helping others think about job seeking (e.g. parents).

 

2. SEEKERS CLASS | 6, 13, 20, 27 APR 2014 | 11.15 AM – 12.30 PM | PETER ROOM

In His marvellous grace, God has been bringing people from different backgrounds to faith through our Seekers Class. If you have friends who are interested in learning about the Good News of Jesus in a safe and private environment, please bring them next week and join us. (It would be ideal if participants could join us for all four sessions). GBC members interested in attending, or in bringing their friends, please let us know at ces.at.gbc@gmail.com before coming as we hope to keep it a cosy experience for the Seekers.

 

3. 1 & 2 PETER LECTURE SERIES | 14, 15, 16 APR (EVENINGS); 19 APR (DAY) | BARTHOLOMEW/STEPHEN/MATTHEW/SIMON ROOMS

GBC will be hosting Dr Bruce Winter, Emeritus Principal of Queensland Theological College, for a lecture series on 1 & 2 Peter. We strongly recommend that members consider going for this class as a form of preparation for Easter Sunday! The class on 14 Apr is free (remaining classes cost $126 (20% discount if registered thru’ GBC)). Financial aid is available. You can register in the canteen today. For more information, please see http://tinyurl.com/o6uvmnk.

 

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS CONT’D

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER | 7:45 AM AND 9:15 AM I ANNEXE

We encourage members to come 15 minutes before service on Sundays and gather to pray for Spiritual Revival and Renewal as we embark to become a disciple-making church that transforms lives with the gospel and love of Jesus Christ.

 

FAST AND PRAY

GBC Leadership has been actively praying for God's leading us into our Rebuilding Project and we want to encourage members and worshippers to join in fasting and praying. Together, let us seek God's continued leading and wisdom as we embark on this journey of faith. Plan to fast and pray as an individual; as a Care Group or as a Ministry. Set aside a time of the day in abstinence of food to discern God's voice. We have set up a Notice Board outside the Annex, where you can indicate that you would like to join in a time of fasting and praying. No names are needed; coloured stickers are provided.

 

REBUILDING UPDATE

The Church Rebuilding Steering Committee received rebuilding proposals from 3 architectural companies on 17 March 2014. The Committee met over the subsequent week with 3 other experts from within the church to study, deliberate, and decide on the proposed plans. In the coming week, the Committee will present its recommendation to both the English and Chinese congregational leaderships for consideration and concurrence. Once a decision is made, the church members will meet at the Extra-ordinary General Meeting on 27 April 2014 to vote on the proposed plan.

To help in the deliberation process, a town hall meeting will be held on 13 April 2014 when the proposed plan, cost estimate, and projected timeline will be presented in detail to all members. Members are encouraged to attend the town hall meeting and seek clarification on any matter pertaining to the church rebuilding.

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK |TUESDAY 01 APR | 8.00 PM | ANNEX

I Samuel chapter 12. Samuel’s Message When Saul Was Crowned King. Class taught by Rev (Dr) E. N. Poulson.

 

SATURDAY LADIES BIBLE CLASS | 12 APR ONWARDS| 4 PM | ROOM LEVITICUS

We will be doing an inductive study of 2 Thessalonians in 6 lessons. We welcome back Miss Lim Sor Kim as facilitator of this course. To register, please contact Yoke Meng (Tel:97301670) or Esther Cher (Tel:90747025)

 

GOOD FRIDAY EVENING SERVICE | FRIDAY 18 APR 2014 | 8.00 PM TO 9.15 PM | SANCTUARY

This year for Good Friday we shall be having a special evening service as we remember the crucifixion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please mark it on your calendar and join us for this service! We have booked the car-park in MacPherson Primary School from 6.30pm to 10.30pm on that evening.

 

EASTER SERVICE SUNDAY | 20 APRIL | 8:00 AM & 9:30 AM (LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER SERVICE)

Invite your family and friends to our Easter Service and let them hear of the Good News of Jesus Christ coming into the world to seek and save that which was lost. Light refreshment will be served after the Services so that you can have an opportunity to share your Christian testimony with your guests. Please note that there will be two services to accommodate a larger attendance on that day.

 

EASTER SERVICE 2014 WORSHIP CHOIR

Calling all church members who would like to offer their voices for the upcoming Easter services (20/4)! Leading in worship is for everyone and our hope is to have more members participate in serving together.

If you can hold a tune, are interested in singing God's praises and are able to attend majority of the rehearsals 6/4, 13/4 12.15-1.15pm, 19/4 6.30-9.00pm, please contact Carrie @ carechow@singnet.com.sg/97924717 OR Caleb @ calebyap@gmail.com / 92701627.

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WEST ("SAW")

A new care group (CG) is being formed in the west part of Singapore (near Holland V.). Regular meetings will be held on 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, at 4 pm, beginning 5 Jul. Not in a CG yet? Interested to find out more? Please contact: Kang Wei @ 9476 4196, chongkangwei@yahoo.com or Beh Soo Hee @ 9788 6171, behsh58@gmail.com

 

JAMES, SIEW LUAN & FAMILY thank the GBC family for your prayers, care and concern during the recent bereavement of Siew Luan’s mother. Your thoughts, prayers and words of sympathy are much appreciated.

 

MISSIONS UPDATE

CAMBODIA TRIP | 7 - 12 APRIL

The GBC Project Khmer Hope (PKH) Team is planning a mission trip to Kampong Speu and Aoral, Cambodia. The areas of service are assisting in dental care, facilitating English classes, facilitating technical workshop sessions and Bible reading during reading sessions. No experience is needed as on the job training will be provided. For details, please contact Kim Cheng at kimcheng.tan@gmail.com

 

YYA MISSIONS TRIP TO PUA, THAILAND | TUES 3 JUN TO TUES 10 JUN 2014 | OPEN TO ALL YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

Calling all Youth and YA. The Youth and Young Adults Ministry will be making our 3rd annual Missions Trip to Pua, Thailand from 3 to 10 June 2014 (7D/6N) to help in building friendships in the public school through teaching of English, conducting bible lessons for the children at Kathy's Home, and assisting the Missionaries in their work to the Hmong and Mien villages. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Oliver at 96571672 or email at oliverchia@gracebaptistchurch.sg before 31 Mar 2014.

 

PRAYER POINTS:

Update from Pastoral Search Committee (PSC)

As shared at the recent EC Meeting of Mar 23, the PSC has been tasked by the church leadership to expand the pastoral search to include an experienced Pastor. This Pastor will have substantial Pastoral ministry experience. We are looking for one who is able to effectively preach the Gospel and teach the Bible, experienced in pastoral care, counselling, evangelism, as well as experienced in fostering team work among the Church Staff. This candidate is in addition to the ongoing search for a Pastor for Career Adults and Newly Married couples. The profiles for these 2 candidates are available at the church website.

Anyone knowing of potential candidates for these positions is encouraged to bring them to the attention of the PSC comprised of Tony Chan, Lam Lup Meng, Lee Chung Cheong, Beh Soo Hee, and Phua Cheow Loon.

Ps Arnold is stepping off the PSC to concentrate on several other priorities for GBC and shall continue to lend his support to the committee in an advisory capacity.

Given the importance and urgent need for pastors, the PSC humbly request the church to continue to pray for and to wait patiently upon the Lord for His leading and provision.