Announcements for 10 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 and 9 & 16 2020, 11am – 12.30pm. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (email@example.com).
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 10 NOV | 9.30 AM - 10.45 AM | classrooms on the attic floor (5th level)
Below 3: Nursery
Age 3 - 8: Power From On High.
Memory verse: John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.”
Age 9 - 12: Standing on the Promises of God.
Theme: A person who believes in the promises of God will act in a way that shows he believes in God’s promises.
Memory verse: Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
New and have questions? Please contact Mok Chuan Xin (98531017).
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) | 28 - 30 NOV 2019
Registration is open! All children are welcome, including non- GBC members and friends. Registration will be ongoing from now till today, 10 November. Volunteers and helpers needed. Please find us at the registration booth on Level 3 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register with the QR code here:
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.
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.
CHINESE CONGREGATION CHILDREN’S CAMP | 17 NOV – 19 NOV | 6 TO 12 YEARS OLD | FEES: $20.00 PER CHILD
The Chinese Congregation Children's Ministry will be holding their annual children's camp this year on the 17th to 19th of November 2019. This year’s theme is "joy" through the medium of sports. Details are as follows:
17 Nov: (4 to 5 years old; Fees: $8)
17 – 19 Nov: (6 to 12 years old; Fees: $20)
There will be P5 and P6 nite shot on the 17 – 18 Nov.
For more information or sign up, feel free to contact Jayson at 81803920
MEET GOD MID-WEEK (MGMW) | TUE 12 NOV | 8.00 PM | ROOM 310
We will be doing sessions on “Highlights of Holy History.” The purpose of these sessions are first and foremost to prepare 29 people going on a Bible Study tour of the Holy Land. But all are welcomed.
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.
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
WORD OF APPRECIATION
Eng Khin, Song Huat 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.
COMPASSION MINISTRY TALK: TAMAR VILLAGE | TODAY 10 NOV | 11.00 AM TO 12.15 PM | ROOM 310
Tamar Village is a ministry that seeks to bring hope, help and healing to red-light districts as they walk a journey of restoration with individuals and family units. By doing so, they shine the light of Christ in these areas that desperately need to hear the gospel and see the hope that they have in Jesus Christ. We will have Rachel Chow from this ministry to speak and share some of their stories. You can find out more details at: https://www.tamarvillage.org/. Do come for this talk to understand the challenges and pray for them.
TUESDAY ENQUIRY GROUP | BEGINNING 1 OCT | 7.30 - 9.30 PM, THE MUSIC PLATFORM, MARINA SQUARE #02-20
Interested to find out more about Christian beliefs? Your non-Chrstian friend has tough questions? Our first session is entitled "God: Does He exist and how do I know Him?" Each week, we’ll look at the Bible and have great discussions! In the coming weeks we’ll look at sin (8/10), Jesus (22/10), life’s meaning (29/10), pain (5/11) and heaven (12/11). Contact Bibianna at 81395908 for more details!
GRACEHAVEN OUTREACH | SAT 16 NOV | 9.00 AM – 12.30 PM | SHARING OF GOD’S WORD AND BONDING THROUGH BOWLING AT SAFRA TOA PAYOH
We are organising a time of sharing God’s love with the children of Gracehaven and bonding over bowling and lunch. The topic is “Supporting One Another in Faith”. Please pray with us that the sharing of God's Word and interaction will encourage the children to discover the connection between Jesus’ love for us and our love for others. If you would like to join us in serving others and enjoying the fellowship, please contact Cheryl Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org / 9829 7414) or Pastor Oliver Chia (email@example.com / 9657 1672) by 12 Nov.
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 10 November 2019 –17 November 2019: