Announcements for 9 August 2020
CONNECT WITH US
Hello! Welcome to Grace Baptist Church! If you are new with us, please 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. 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.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | SUN 9 AUG
Children’s Church Lesson for age 3-12
Topic: Pray the Right Way
Passage: Luke 11: 1-13
Key Theme: Prayer is something given by God to us so that we can use it anytime we need it.
CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR WORSHIP SCREENING @ LEVEL 3 FELLOWSHIP HALL
The elders have decided that during phase 2 of Singapore’s reopening, we will begin to offer the Lord’s Supper on site every Sunday, beginning at 9am next Sunday (16 Aug). This gathering will be limited to 50 people. Participants will have to register online beforehand (https://gracebc.sg/register4worship). Online registration will open at noon on Sunday, 9 Aug. Places will be allocated to the first 50 registrants.
RECRUITMENT FOR WORSHIP AND AV MINISTRIES
We thank God that we are now able to livestream from our church premises. With this new development, the worship and AV ministries are looking for more folks to serve as song leaders, musicians, projectionists, sound tech or operating the video cameras. If you're keen to serve or would like to find out more, please contact either Lup Meng <email@example.com> (91128187) or Carrie Chong <firstname.lastname@example.org> (97924717).
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
In response to the COVID-19 situation and to prepare the church to be able to hold important meetings like EGM/AGM and election of leaders virtually, all GBC members are requested to update your email and latest home address with the church office latest by Sunday, 9 Aug.
This is to facilitate important meeting materials (eg. notice of meetings, agenda, resolutions, proxy form and attachments for the meetings) including how virtual meetings and polling or voting will be conducted, to be sent to you in advance. These information will also be made available on the church website for you to read and download as needed.
GBC has a PDPA policy and officer in place to ensure all personal information are handled appropriately. A copy of the GBC PDPA is available on the church website.
If your email and home address have changed, please email or post your changes to Kok Pui (church administrator) at email@example.com or by post to 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722 or update the changes via https://tinyurl.com/member-update or the QR code below.
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?
"Pray in the Spirit on all occasions....With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." (Ephesians 6:18). Yes, praying for people is one way we show care and love for people. If you have any prayer needs, please drop the pastoral staff a note via https://tinyurl.com/pastoralprayer or scan this QR code:
MUM’S CONNECT BOOK READING | FRIDAYS | 9.30 AM -11.00 AM
“NONE LIKE HIM”
This book is about the majesty of God and reveals how our world has humanized God and deified man. The author, Jen Wilkins, will guide us to contemplate His attributes and humbly acknowledge our own limits. We pray our study will bring hope and strength as we humbly walk alongside one another and bring the truths of who our God is to bear on our day to day understanding of life and how we relate to our Heavenly Father.
If you would like a Zoom invitation to this gathering, please email Siew Ting at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE ON PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AT GBC
Dear GBC members and worshippers,
In light of Singapore entering Phase 2 of its reopening where some religious activities are allowed, GBC is making recommendations that reflect our civic responsibility, our obligation to love one another, and our best Gospel witness during this community crisis.
Let us continue to encourage and care for one another (Heb. 10:24-25). We encourage the ongoing cultivation of community, especially with those who are alone and/or vulnerable. Let's continue to pray for one another. Above all, let’s press on in love. The current health crisis does present us with many opportunities to serve one another, so let’s do so with the grace that God provides.
In this time of fear and anxiety, let us take courage from the unchanging truth that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear….” (Ps.46:1-2)
ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP
These are challenging days. If you need financial or family support, or know of anyone in the GBC community who needs help, please contact any of our pastors or write to email@example.com. As a family of faith, we want to provide practical love and care for one another. Please be assured that your request will be treated with sensitivity and discretion.
EC has set up Paynow as one of the ways to tithe. There are 2 QR codes, one for the general fund and the other for missions fund. To use this service, first download the i-banking app in your mobile phone and then follow the steps below:
1) Log into your i-banking app.
2) Tap on the QR pay option to Scan and Pay
3) Enter the amount and Narration if any
PayNow is only supported by these participating banks:
Bank of China, Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank & United Overseas Bank Limited.
SEARCH FOR CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR
GBC is looking for a new Church Administrator as the incumbent, Brother Kok Pui, has plans to retire this September after nine years of faithful service. The Church Administrator plays a key role in ensuring the smooth and orderly day to day running of GBC in areas like financial accounting, treasury, office and facility management, regulatory compliance and audit coordination, administration of church policies and processes. This position serves both the English and Chinese congregations and reports to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
If you are prayerfully interested in applying either on a full or part time basis or wish to find out more, please contact one of the Directors (English congregation: Cheow Loon, Peter Ho; Chinese congregation: Thomas Chung, Samuel Tan).
Brief profile of suitable candidates is listed below:
a) A member of GBC, preferably been in GBC for many years, spiritually matured and preferably bilingual
b) Has served or has experience serving in any one of the GBC ministries
c) Has accounting experience or knowledge; previous experiences in administration and HR an added advantage; able to use Microsoft office – word, excel and power point
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Online Activities for 9 August 2020 – 16 August 2020