Announcements for 31 May 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. The next class will be held over 3 Sundays on 19 July, 26 July and 2 Aug, 11.00am - 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.
Children's Church lesson for age 3 to 12:
Topic: Take Up Your Cross
Passage: Luke 9:18-27
Key Theme: While our salvation is a gift from God that we cannot earn by our works, there is a real cost to following Jesus.
New and have questions? Please contact Mok Chuan Xin (98531017).
CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS
POST CIRCUIT BREAKER MEASURES: RESPONSE REQUESTED
We are all looking forward to gathering together again following the end of the Circuit Breaker measures. However, our COVID Response Team anticipates that there will still be some restrictions on the number of people who will be allowed to gather together in one place. For this reason, we are exploring the possibility of re-opening with multiple services and are seeking your input. Please take a few moments to respond to this online survey via www.tinyurl.com/worship-survey or the QR code below:
ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP
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:
ENHANCED PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AT GBC
Dear GBC members and worshippers,
To reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19, the Government has enforced stricter measures to limit gatherings. All religious services have been suspended.
In light of the Government’s latest advisory, GBC will be taking these additional precautionary measures with immediate effect. They will be put in place until the "circuit breaker" policies have been lifted.
1. GBC has suspended all physical gatherings, including our worship services. Our worship services will be conducted online and delivered through our Youtube channel. We encourage all members to participate in the service online.
If you have difficulties doing so, please contact the church office for assistance.
2. We are conducting these ministry activities online:
- Small group Bible studies
- Monthly Prayer Meeting
3. Care Groups will continue to meet virtually using applications like Zoom or Google Hangouts.
4. To prevent inadvertent breaches of the stricter measures, the church building will be closed to all members and staff.
5. The following activities are suspended until further notice:
- Outreach Ministry
- Church Matters
- Quarterly Congregational Meeting
- Live-streaming of our Worship Service from the Sanctuary (we will instead be using Zoom to record the service from our individual homes). This is in keeping with addition advisement given by MCCY on 7 April.
Although we cannot physically gather as a church, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: Jason Chua, 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 31 May 2020 – 7 June 2020