Announcements for 1 December 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 1 DEC | 9.30 AM - 10.45 AM | classrooms on the attic floor (5th level)
Below 3: Nursery
For the month of December, the children will be hearing the personal testimonies of various elders and their ministries.
New and have questions? Please contact Mok Chuan Xin (98531017).
CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS
WATCHNIGHT SERVICE | TUE 31 DEC | 8.00 PM
To mark the year's end and the dawn of 2020, we want to spend the closing moments of 2019 reflecting on God's goodness and looking forward in hope to what He will do in 2020. Please join us for an evening of fellowship in praise and prayer, hearing God's word, and being encouraged by testimonies of His grace at work among us. Also note that there will NOT be a prayer meeting on the last Friday, 27 December.
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR NOVEMBER 2019
COLLECTION FOR NOVEMBER 2019
GOD AT WORK | SAT 7 DEC | 4.00 PM - 6.00 PM | ROOMS 512-515 |https://tinyurl.com/gbcyawork
As Singaporeans, we spend so much of our lives working and striving. But as Christians, how should we be thinking about success and failure at work? What does it mean to be a Christian at work? What is a Christian's perspective on ambition? How is God working as we work? Join us on Saturday, 7 Dec 2019, from 4-6pm in GBC (Rooms 516-519) as we have a panel discussion with fellow GBC members to talk about these questions. Do RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/gbcyawork, or contact Ern at 98785110 to find out more.
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.
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.
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
The families of Janice, Siew Kim, Deborah and Daniel, and Chiu Hee, Patricia, Bryan and Ian would like to thank the pastoral staff and church members for their assistance and encouragement during their recent bereavements. They would also like to convey their deep appreciation to those who turned up at the wake to offer their support during their period of grief.
2019 YEAR END FINANCIAL CLOSING
Ministries are reminded to submit all expense claims for 2019 latest by Sunday 22 December 2019. Any transaction involving cash that is not settled with the church office by 22 December 2019 will be included in the 2020 Accounts.
Pastor Eugene will be preaching in Redemption Hill Church today. Do keep him in prayer as God uses him to bless them in the word. Kok Pui will be on leave 2 – 9 December.
PUA MISSION TRIP | 6 to 9 DECEMBER
The mission team heading to Pua, Thailand to conduct the English Camp from 6 to 9 December, 2019 will comprise sixteen GBC members this time. Please pray for their safety and protection throughout the trip, and that God will be glorified amongst the kids. With temperature in Pua forecast to dip to as low as 10 degrees C in the evening, please pray also that none of the participants in the Camp will fall prey to the cold snap. The next Camp will be held from 6 to 9 March, 2020.
CHRISTMAS LOVE GIFT FOR GBC MISSIONARIES
We are doing 3 special collections which will be Christmas Gifts to our missionaries as they labor hard in the field both locally and overseas. Our generosity will be an expression of our love and care for them.
You can place your gift (cash or cheque) into the offering envelopes (at the pews in front of you) indicating CLG and drop it into the offering bag.
Cheques to be crossed to Grace Baptist Church Ltd and indicate CLG behind the cheques. We will be doing a collection on today, 1/12, 8/12 and 15/12 during offering time, as well as at a table downstairs in the fellowship hall.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Activities for 1 December 2019 – 8 December 2019: