Announcement 8 Dec 2013

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION ON SUNDAY (CES):

1. RECESS

Seekers Class, Welcome Session and the Sunday Discipleship Seminars will be in recess until January 2014.

12.30 PM | 3rd FLOOR ANNEX

Are you interested in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ? Then come join us for training and let us help to equip you! Building on our recently completed SDS module on evangelism, this course will focus on developing a better understanding of seekers, and how to answer questions they may have about the faith (apologetics).

 

BAPTISM

There will be two people getting baptized TODAY, during the 2nd EC service. Baptism candidates: Lee Hau Bin and Tan Chee Wi. Transfer Candidate: Raju Joshua Nalli. Praise the Lord for each candidate as they prepare to take this step of obedience for the Lord.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICE | WEDNESDAY, 25 DEC | 10.00 AM – 11.30 AM

The special speaker is Dr. Rick Griffith, a former longtime member of GBC, beginning from the early days when he and his family came to serve at Singapore Bible College. He will be speaking on “Jesus, the Light of the World”. Continue to pray and bring your family and friends.

 

COLLECTION OF LOVE GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS LUNCH – 25th DECEMBER 2013

God has placed upon our hearts to pray for more than 100 guests for the Christmas Service. We would like everyone who comes to join us for the lunch after the service. We will have a special collection on Sunday, 22nd December to help in defraying the cost of the lunch. If you are led by the Lord to help, please put your gift (cash/cheque) in an offering envelope. Please write on the cheque or envelope "Christmas Lunch".

 

WATCHNIGHT SERVICE | TUESDAY, 31 DEC | 8.00 PM – 10.00 PM

A fresh format Watch Night Service is in store this year. It will be a time for: a] remembrance and thanksgiving-of GBC members gone on this year as well as marriages & births in 2013; b] personal/corporate confessions and thanksgiving; and c] rededication before the Lord for the New Year.

We invite members to start considering contributing whether in person on stage, and for the first time, we also invite those who wish to share anonymously or via video. Those wishing to share anonymously may write in to any of the pastoral staff directly while others should write to kokpun@singnet.com.sg.

 

2013 YEAR END FINANCIAL CLOSING

Ministries are reminded to submit all expense claims meant for 2013 latest by Sunday 29 December 2013. Any transactions involving cash that is not settled with the church office by 29 December 2013 will be included in the 2014 Accounts.

 

TUITION MINISTRY CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR 2014 (WEDNESDAY EVENING)

If you are led by the Lord and able to help, please contact Pastor Bobby Lee at 96494220 or email him at bobbylee@gracebaptistchurch.sg

 

YOUTH CAMP 2013 - CAMP BRIEFING | 11.00 AM TODAY | STEPHEN/BARTHOLOMEW AND ANDREW ROOMS (2ND FLOOR)

Parents and Youths! There will be a camp briefing for the coming Youth Camp today. It will be a concurrent briefing at 11.00 am (Sunday 8 December) - Parents are invited to Andrew room and the youths are to be at Stephen/Bartholomew rooms for their respective meetings. Thereafter we will spend the last 20 minutes in prayer together! Please come for the briefing - we will be giving out details and instructions on preparing for the Youth Camp!

 

PARTNER WITH US IN PRAYER! YOUTH CAMP 2013 | 17 TO 21 DEC | BB/GB CAMPSITE 1200 SEMBAWANG ROAD

This year's Youth Camp is happening real soon! We ask the church family to partner with us in prayer. Please pray for:

1. The Youth Camp Committee as they make the final preparations for the Youth Camp;

2. The Youth Camp Group Leaders as they prepare to lead and love the campers;

3. The Youth Camp Speakers (Message and Workshops) as they prepare to preach and teach the Word of God;

4. The Campers that the Holy Spirit would prepare their hearts to listen, learn, to worship and to grow towards Christ-likeness; and

5. That in all things, we seek the glory of God!

 

OUTREACH PROGRAM

VISIT TO LABRADOR PARK WITH GRACEHAVEN CHILDREN | 14 DEC | 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM The themeis "God showing His love to us" and Bok Wee will lead the games and message. Please contact Sandy Tung @ 98367043 by today if you wish to join the program.

 

FELLOWSHIP BOWLING GAME

ENJOY MINISTRY is organising an "INTER GEN/MIN" Fellowship Bowling Game for all ages, at SUPERBOWL Hougang on the 18th January 2014 starting at 10.00 am. The game involves both Individual and Team participation level. Team of 4 must include at least a lady and a senior member. Registration to start on the 15th December 2013. Cost per participant is S$10.00.

 

MISSIONS UPDATE

MISSION TRIP TO NORTHERN THAILAND

Prayer for Pastor Bobby & Lydia as they go on a mission to Northern Thailand from the 10 - 18 of December with other churches in the Singapore Baptist Convention. Pray for a great outreach to the area as well as the strengthening of the work that has been going on for a number of years.

 

MISSION TRIP TO PUA, THAILAND 12-16 DECEMBER

There are 16 people going on this trip. There are a number challenges including travel to and from the site and the intense schedule of lessons for the teachers and students. Pray for a strong spiritual impact as lives are touched by the Gospel.

 

PRAYERS POINTS:

CHURCH VISION TO BE A DISCIPLE MAKING CHURCH

Pray for the Elders/Pastors as they work out details to develop and implement this vision in GBC in effective and sustainable ways.

 

PASTORAL SEARCH COMMITTEE UPDATE

Over the past 7 months, the Pastoral Search Committee (PSC) has looked into several avenues to identify potential candidates to serve as Pastor of Career Adults & Newly Married Couples. These avenues include targeted theological seminaries (local and overseas), referrals from knowledgeable contacts, and announcements in our own church body. A copy of the job description was also made available on our church website. To date, we had identified and interacted with 4 candidates but none had been shortlisted due to different reasons. Going forward, the PSC will be refreshing our needs with the theological seminaries and with an expanded group of knowledgeable others for referrals. We request the church to continue to pray and to wait patiently upon the Lord for his leading and provision.

If you know of potential candidates who are interested in applying, please prayerfully bring it to the attention of the PSC (comprised of Lee Chung Cheong, Beh Soo Hee, Elder Phua Cheow Loon & Senior Pastor Arnold Wong).

 

PRAYING FOR 100 GUESTS AT CHRISTMAS 2013

By faith (even mustard seed size), pray for the Lord to put names in our hearts. Please update the Notice Board outside the Annexe and fill it with the names of your guests who need to hear the gospel and commit these names to God. We have 108 guests. Let us trust God for more!

 

GBC OUTREACH PROGRAMME

This is an outreach point for the Kovan / Serangoon residents. We are looking for volunteers for this Outreach work, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Saturdays. Contact Pr Bobby (96494220).