Announcements for 24 March 2019

CONNECT WITH US

Hello! We would love to help you connect with us. 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 also encourage you to visit one of our care groups. We look forward to getting to know you better and hearing how we can serve you! 

Keen to find out more about becoming a member of GBC? We have a quarterly 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 (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg).

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 24 MAR | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: God Gives Joseph A Dream; He Is Sold To Slavery But Is Redeemed In Egypt.

Theme: God causes everything to work out perfectly for His glory.

Memory verse: Psalm 104:24a “How many are your work, O Lord, In wisdom You made them all.”

Age 9 - 12: Promise: You Will Bear Fruit.

Theme: Fruit in the life of a Christian comes from abiding in Jesus.

Memory verse: John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 26 MAR

There will be no class on 26 Mar.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

PRAYER MEETING | FRI 29 MAR | 8.00 PM - 9.30PM | ROOM 519

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thess 5:16-18). Let’s get together for a time of thanksgiving and rejoicing over God’s mercies, and praying for the needs around us.

GOOD FRIDAY EVENING SERVICE | FRI 19 APR | 5.00 PM – 6.30 PM

Come gather with us on Good Friday, as we ponder the magnificent sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Please invite your friends and loved ones. There will not be any children’s programme during this time.

BAPTISM ON RESURRECTION SUNDAY | 21 APR

We will be celebrating several baptisms on Resurrection Sunday. If you would like to find out more about baptism, please email Pastor Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg).

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH LTD
(Registration no. 197903364W)

(the Church)

Registered office: 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722

To:       All Members of Grace Baptist Church Ltd.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Thirty-Ninth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Church will be held on Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 10.30 am (or as soon as the quorum is met) at Grace Baptist Church, 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722.

By Order of the Board

Diana Seah Yen Goon

Company Secretary                                                                                                         10 March 2019

QUARTERLY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING (QCM) | SUN 7 APR | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM |ROOM 310

Our next QCM is on 7 April at 11.00am. We strongly encouraged members to attend this meeting for an update on significant ministry matters.

PROJECT TIMOTHY BIBLE CONFERENCE 2019: "FIT FOR PURPOSE" 1 TIMOTHY | SPEAKER: WILLIAM TAYLOR | VENUE: GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

William Taylor is the Rector of St Helen's Bishopsgate in London. He will be speaking on 1 Timothy -- Paul's first letter to Timothy about the church and for the church. It was written both for church leaders and for church members in order to ensure sound teaching of the Christian faith. "Healthy" teaching, as Paul calls it, produces healthy churches.

The details of the conference are as follows:

a. Evening Expositions (26 & 27 Mar, 7.00pm-9.30pm)

Rates: Standard $30, One day $15

b. Expository Preaching Conference (27 & 28 Mar, 9.00am-2.00pm)

Rates: Standard $70, One day $35. Group church discount $45 (4 or more from the same church)

To register, please go to http://projecttimothy.com/register

CELEBRATION OF HOPE | 17-19 MAY 2019 | NATIONAL STADIUM

Celebration of Hope (COH) is jointly organised by the National Council of Churches Singapore (NCCS) and Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore (EFOS). COH is a commemoration of the Billy Graham's Crusade in Singapore some 40 years ago (1978). It encourages personal evangelism on a mass scale, culminating in Gospel rallies at the National Stadium over three days 17-19 May 2019. This is an opportunity for us to share the gospel that will impact our friends' eternal hope. For more information and details about the event, please visit the website at https://celebrationofhope.sg/You can invite your friends for this Evangelistic Rally. Postcards that you can use as an invitation will be given out today. Extras are available from the ushers.

In particular, Grace Baptist Church (GBC) will be providing some counsellors for 17 & 19 May. As counsellors, you will be the first contact that people interested in the gospel will approach and you will have the privilege to tell them the gospel. Counsellors are to help on the two days in sharing the gospel with those who ask to receive Christ and some follow-up. Counsellors are required to attend one of the training sessions (conducted over March and April) and be present at COH for 17 & 19 May. If you are interested, please register at https://goo.gl/forms/dhBOrFkvDvDaGKTA3. The details for the training sessions are provided when you register. Also please drop an email to Pastor Ollie at oliverchia@gracebaptistchurch.sg when you sign up to be a counsellor or approach him if you have any questions. There will be a table at level 3 today for those with questions or who wish to sign-up.      

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Eugene is on leave from 20 Mar to 25 Mar.

 

MINISTRY 

YOUTH MINISTRY PARENTS' BRIEFING | SUN 31 MAR | 10.45 AM | ROOM 310 A & B

There will be a short briefing for all parents of youth after service on 31 March at 10.45am in room 310A & B.

TUESDAY ENQUIRY GROUP | 2 APR TO 14 MAY | 7.30 PM - 9.30 PM 

Tuesday Enquiry is back again! We will consider the existence of God (2/4), what about God can be known (9/4) and the character of God (16/4). 

Do you have a friend who has questions about God and the gospel? GBC members are invited to come with your friends for these sessions! 

We will be meeting at The Music Platform, Marina Square #02-20 Singapore 039594. Contact Bibianna at 81395908 if you have any questions!

GBC MARRIAGE RETREAT | WED 1 MAY (LABOUR DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY) | 9.00 AM - 4.00 PM | ROOM 310A - D

Marriage, according to God’s plan, is for His glory and our good. How, then, should our marriages align with what God intends? Join us for this day-long retreat to find out. Through talks, testimonies and small-group discussions, we will learn about how God is leading us through marriage towards Christ and Christ-likeness. Come and be encouraged by God’s truth and God’s people. 

This retreat is for all married couples, regardless of how long you've been married. It is also open to engaged couples who would like to prepare for married life. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Carrie (carriechong@gracebaptistchurch.sg). Got questions? Please email Pastor Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg).

CHURCH CAMP 2019 | 12-15 JUNE 2019 | LOTUS DESARU HOTEL | REGISTRATION CLOSES IN 1 WEEK! 

Church camp registrations are open! You may sign up either online at https://tinyurl.com/gbcgracetogether or by heading to the registration desk at level 3. We look forward to having you with us at our meaningful and fun-packed church camp this year! See you there! 

 

OUTREACH 

 GRACEHAVEN FAMILY SERVICE | THURS 28 MAR | 7:00 PM TO 8:30 PM | GRACEHAVEN (3 LORONG NAPIRI

We will be leading worship for 40 – 50 children and staff at Gracehaven at their monthly Thursday Night Family Service. If you'd like to spend time to listen, show God’s truth and love to youths, please contact Cheryl Chan (clyrehc@hotmail.com / 9829 7414) or Pastor Ollie (oliverchia@gracebaptistchurch.sg) by 25 Mar 2019 to find out more.

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 - APR 14, 21, 28, MAY 05, 12, 19, 26 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM  

Please direct your interest* / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> or 9476 4196.

For the second half of the year:

SEEKERS' CLASS  OCT 13, 20, 27, NOV 03, 10, 17, 24

*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 24 Mar 2019 – 31 Mar 2019:

Sunday, 24 Mar

9.00 am                     EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                     Children’s Church

10.30 am                     AGM

10.30 am                     Filipina Fellowship

  2.00 pm                     Myanmar Fellowship

Tuesday, 26 Mar

7.00 pm                     Project Timothy

Wednesday, 27 Mar

9.00 am                     Project Timothy

7.00 pm                     Project Timothy

7.30 pm                     Tuition

Thursday, 28 Mar

  9.00 am                   Project Timothy

  7.00 pm                   Gracehaven Family Service

Friday, 29 Mar

    10.00 am                 Women of Grace: Friday Bible Study

   12.30 pm                  Mum’s Connect

     7.00 pm                  Youth Group

     8.00 pm                  Prayer Meeting

Saturday, 30 Mar

    8.00 am                   Redemption Hill Church

    4.00 pm                   Women of Grace: Precept

                                    Class

Sunday, 31 Mar

 9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

   9.30 am                    Children’s Church

  10.30 am                   Filipina Fellowship

  10.45 am                   Youth: Parents’ Briefing

    2.00 pm                   Myanmar Fellowship