Announcements for 17 November 2019
CONNECT WITH US
Hello! Welcome to Grace Baptist Church! Do drop by the visitors' table before the service or provide us with your contact details at www.tinyurl.com/welcometogbc or through this QR code:
We look forward to getting to know you better and hearing how we can serve you!
Keen to find out more about joining the GBC community? We have a membership class called "Church Matters" which teaches through what we believe and what it means to be a church member. The next class will be held over three sessions on Sunday, Feb 2, 9 & 16 2020, 11am – 12.30pm. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stay Connected: Signup for our online newsletter and prayer updates at www.tinyurl.com/gbcenews. These two mailers are how the church leaders can send important information to members, encourage prayer, and keep everyone in the family informed.
TODAY 17 NOV | 9.30 AM - 10.45 AM | classrooms on the attic floor (5th level)
Below 3: Nursery
Age 3 - 8: Jesus Speaks to Saul.
Memory verse: 1 Timothy 1:16 “But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
Age 9 - 12: Trusting in the Promises Leads to Obedience.
Memory verse: James 2:16 “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.”
New and have questions? Please contact Mok Chuan Xin (98531017).
CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS
EGM ON 24 NOV 2019
- Members, please collect a copy (one per family) of the agenda from the ushers today after the service if you have not collected one last week.
- We are planning to cater a simple lunch on 24 Nov for those who would like to fellowship over lunch while waiting for the EGM to commence. For catering purpose, please register at Level 3 Fellowship Hall after the service today. We will collect a freewill offering for the lunch.
BAPTISM & TRANSFER | TODAY 17 NOV | 9.00 AM
We rejoice with Koh Kee Ai as she takes this step of obedience to Christ in baptism and be received into membership today. We also thank God for Choo Matthew, Fong Lorraine, Fong Shi Yi, Kiatkulpiboone Nathan, Quek Nicholas, Siew Teck Woh, Sung Andrew, Sung Esther and Tuballes Joanna Marie who will join us by transfer. Let’s welcome all of them to the GBC family.
BAPTISM | SUN 15 DEC | 9.00 AM
The next baptism is on 15 Dec. If you wish to get baptized, please contact the church office or Pastor Eugene at email@example.com to register your intention or to find out more.
PRAYER MEETING | FRI 29 NOV | 8.00 PM - 9.30 PM | ROOM 310 C & D
"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Eph 6: 18). Join us as we immerse ourselves in prayer and thanksgiving for God’s grace and mercy in each other’s lives and the church. If you have any prayer requests, you are welcome to send them to the church office.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR 2019
A warm invitation to regular worshipers of GBC to join the Christmas Choir 2019. Practices will be on Sundays 24/11, 8/12 and 22/12 from 11:00am - 12:30pm in Room 516-519. The evangelistic Christmas service is on 25/12. Let us sing "Glory to God in the highest" and worship Christ the King! Please contact Esther, Carrie or Elder Lup Meng if you have any questions.
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS LUNCH | DEC 2019
At Advent, the church looks at the coming of Jesus in a special way. During December, you're encouraged to invite your non-Christian friends to church to hear six talks about Jesus Christ from the gospel of Luke. An e-poster invite is available at gracebaptistchurch.sg for you to share with your friends on social media.
On Christmas Day 25/12, we'll have a special opportunity to host Christmas lunch for each other, guests and visitors in our homes after service. GBC members are encouraged to practice hospitality by preparing a simple meal and sharing the love of Christ with our church guests. You can volunteer to host and sign up at this link so the church can help you coordinate, as God so leads you to host: http://tinyurl.com/GBCChristmasHost2019
For those with us willing to join as guests at lunch with a GBC family host, please do sign up at the link below. International friends and members, bereaved, and anyone willing to share in Christmas lunch are all welcome. Our privilege, guests and hosts alike, is to celebrate Jesus' birth together.
MEET GOD MID-WEEK (MGMW)
We will be in recess till early Jan 2020.
YOUTH CAMP 2019 | 13-16 DEC
Youth Camp 2019 will be held in GBC on 13-16 December 2019. It will be telling the story of the Bible over the course of the Camp, and there’ll be loads of food and games as well. The camp will be absolutely free so feel free to look out for other youths that you might know (regardless of whether they are Christians) and invite them to the camp! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/crwqHHr6vMHS6q2P9
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT GBC’S EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLANS!
If you have experience in preventing or responding to fire, medical or security emergencies, GBC needs you!
We need Fire Safety Managers, Safety Officers, Security Officers, Police Officers, Incident Commanders, First Aiders, Fire Wardens, Traffic Wardens, Contact Coordinators, Counsellors, Crisis Communicators, Translators, Certified Trainers, etc. We would also need Professional Engineers who can check and certify the fire protection systems on an annual basis. If you would like to volunteer your time and expertise, please contact Cheryl Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org / 9829 7414) or Church Administrator, Kuan Kok Pui (email@example.com / 9733 9081). We aim to have a fire drill in the first half of 2020.
WORD OF APPRECIATION
Miauw Suang, Chee Leong and family wish to express their thanks to the GBC family for your prayers, care and support during their recent bereavement. Our thoughts, prayers and words of sympathy are very much appreciated.
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 - OCT 13, 20, 27, NOV 03, 10, 17, 24 │11.00 AM - 12.30 PM
Please direct your interest* / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 9476 4196.
*If you would like to be part of this ministry as a facilitator or befriender, please reach out to Kang Wei.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Activities for 17 November 2019 – 24 November 2019: