Announcements for 13 October 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:

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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, January 19, Feb 2 and 9, 2020, 11am – 12.30pm. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg).    

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

TODAY 13 OCT | 9.30 AM - 10.45 AM | classrooms on the attic floor (5th level)

Below 3: Nursery

Age 3 - 8: Jesus’ Friends Bury Him.

Theme: Jesus was killed and buried; Jesus was truly dead.

Memory verse: 1 Cor 15:3-4a “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried.

Age 9 - 12: Faithful To All His Promises.

Memory verse: Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

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 early October. Volunteers and helpers needed. Please find us at the registration booth on Level 3 or email us at vbsgbcsingapore@gmail.com

 

CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS 

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH LTD
(Registration no. 197903364W)

(the Church)

To:      All Members of the English Congregation

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the English Congregation Meeting (EC Meeting) of the Church will be held at 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722 on Sunday, 27th October  2019 at 10.30 a.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the English worship service, whichever is later.

By Order of the Board   

Seah Yen Goon

Company Secretary                                                                      13th October 2019

NOTICE TO GBC MEMBERS ON SINGAPORE’S PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT (PDPA)

Please be informed that Grace Baptist Church (“GBC”) has a Personal Data Protection (PDP) Policy and for regulatory requirement, the appointed PDP Officer is the Church Administrator of GBC – Mr. Kuan Kok Pui.

Existing GBC members and regular visitors who have submitted their personal data to GBC in the past are deemed to have given consent to GBC for their personal data to be collected, used or disclosed for church-related and regulatory purposes only, in accordance with GBC's PDP Policy. For church-related purposes, mainly names, phone contact numbers and email addresses (considered as personal data) will be used and disclosed. This is not limited to the following: member care, church announcements, members' directory, information about ministries and care groups.

GBC is committed to protecting the privacy of GBC members and visitors who have provided personal data to GBC. Your personal data is securely protected in GBC and GBC will not disclose such data to unauthorized parties, or otherwise act contrary to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA).

For GBC members and regular visitors, you may withdraw your consent for the use of your personal data by submitting a written request to GBC’s PDP Officer (kpkuan@gracebaptistchurch.sg) by today, 13 October , 2019.

At the same time, the church office would like all GBC members to update their personal data in GBC records by today,  13 October , 2019. Please contact GBC's PDP Officer (Mr. Kuan Kok Pui) if you have queries.

By 27 October, 2019, a pdf copy of GBC Members' Directory (containing names and photographs) will be made available to Members only. Members will have to submit a written request to GBC’s PDP Officer to email them an electronic version of the Directory. The church office will not provide any printed copies to Members.

MEMBER CARE MINISTRY

The newly started Member Care Ministry (MCM) is a response to our commitment to our Church Covenant to "rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep, bearing each other’s burdens with tenderness and compassion" (Romans 12:15). MCM supports GBC ministry groups in providing physical care to ministry group members and church members. Areas of care include bereavement, hospital visitation, home visitation, family support, transportation and financial support. Let us "Live Out Love Together" by caring for one another through your participation here. Register your interests in any of the care areas via the online form, accessible by clicking on the URL https://forms.gle/hCjFKYrJzyzoHzPK8 or scanning the QR code. 

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You may also drop your response slip (handed out during last Sunday's QCM) into the offering bags.

If you would like to find out more about MCM, please contact any

of the Team Members (membercare@gracebaptistchurch.sg) or contact Thian Chye (mobile: 9182-9933).

MEET GOD MID-WEEK (MGMW) | TUE 15 OCT | 8.00 PM | ROOM 310

We are living in troublous times. According to Scripture moral decay and religious corruption will only increase as we approach the end of the age and the coming again of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Those who understand the Scripture will know how to be kept from danger and damage and how to build walls of protection for those whom you influence through your teaching and your example. 

The little Epistle by JUDE is not well-known.  But the message is timely. Come join us as we study this important warning.

PRAYER MEETING | FRI 25 OCT | 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, please send them to the church office.

CAREGROUP MINISTRY:

1) INTRODUCING 3 NEWCOMER CARE GROUPS | OCT 2019

New to GBC? Long-time member looking to join a new CG? We’re launching new groups this month near:

- Bedok MRT (Wed nights)

- Beauty World MRT (Fri nights) and 

- Dover MRT (Sat afternoons). 

If you’d like to get plugged in, write to Caleb at <cg@gracebaptistchurch.sg>. 

2) CG MINISTRY BRIEFING/SHARING | SAT 26 OCT |10.30 AM | ROOM 310

Dear CG Leaders/Assistant Leaders, please make plans to attend the briefing/sharing on Sat 26 Oct @ 10.30 am. This briefing/sharing will take place after our usual CLOBs session starting at 9.00 am. We will have some sharing from CG Leaders on how some CGs help encourage care and growth in their CGs. We will also cover plans for the CG Ministry for 2020. If you cannot make it, please send a representative. Kindly help us by signing up at this link: http://tiny.cc/ljludz. See you all there!

EQUIP: LIFE TOGETHER IN THE WORD

Following Jesus in the midst of life's struggles isn't always easy. How can we bear one another's burdens and help others to press on towards Christ-likeness? For the second half of the year, EQUIP will focus on equipping us with the biblical resources we need to help one another grow in Christ. 

November 9 (Saturday, 9.30-11.30am) - Growing Through Sin and Conflict.

BAPTISM | SUN 17 NOV | 9.00 AM

The next baptism is on 17 Nov. If you wish to get baptized, please contact the church office or Pastor Eugene at eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg 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

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Ian will be on leave from 11 Oct – 14 Oct. Pastor Oliver will be preaching in Acts Baptist Church this afternoon. Do keep him in prayer.

 

OUTREACH

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!

WMU 50TH ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING SERVICE & BAPTIST WOMEN'S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER | SAT 2 NOV | 10.00AM | THOMSON ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH

The Women's Department of Singapore Baptist Convention is celebrating 50 years of God's faithfulness and goodness to them in November. They will also be observing the Baptist International event, Women’s World Day of Prayer where they will offer supplications for the seven continents of the world. All ladies are invited to grace this special occasion.

The details of the meeting are as below:

Date & Time: 2 November 2019, Saturday, 10am- 1pm (Including Anniversary Lunch)
Speaker: Dr Sim Swee Kee

Venue: 45 Thomson Road, Thomson Road Baptist Church (TRBC), S 307584

There is a Combined Choir formed to celebrate this occasion and ladies who would like to sing in this choir please join the next two rehearsals on 19 & 26 Oct, 1.30pm at TRBC, level 2 side hall.

For logistic purpose, please sign up for the meeting with Irene Lim from the Convention office (Tel 6253 8004), or text Mrs Yeoh at  9758 5510, or Ruth Ngoh at 9152 4041.  

GRACEHAVEN MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES OCT – NOV 2019

We thank God for the opportunities this year to share the Word at the monthly Thursday Night Gracehaven Family Service and a couple of outings. Upcoming ministry opportunities:

  • Family services at Gracehaven on Thursday, 31 Oct.
  • Outing with the kids (youth) on Saturday, 16 Nov.

Volunteers are needed to spend time listening to them and demonstrating God’s truth and love to them. To find out more, please contact Pastor Ollie (oliverchia@gracebaptistchurch.sg / 9657 1672) or Cheryl Chan (clyrehc@hotmail.com / 9829 7414)

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 <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> 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 13 October 2019 –20 October 2019:

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