Announcements for 6 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:
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, 26 and Feb 2, 2020, 11am-1230pm. 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 6 OCT | 9.30 AM - 10.45 AM | classrooms on the attic floor (5th level)
Below 3: Nursery
Age 3 - 8: Let Him Be Crucified.
Theme: Because we are sinful, we need a Saviour.
Memory verse: Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Age 9 - 12: God is Not Slow in Keeping His Promises.
Theme: Waiting in faith is trusting in God’s goodness and wisdom.
Memory verse: Psalm 27:13-14 “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
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 email@example.com.
CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 13 October , 2019.
At the same time, the church office would like all GBC members to update their personal data in GBC records by 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.
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
COLLECTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
QUARTERLY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING (QCM) | TODAY 6 OCT | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM |ROOM 310
We are having our last QCM for 2019 today at 11.00am. The elders will be sharing some significant ministry matters and updates. Members are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to stay informed.
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 <email@example.com>.
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!
MEET GOD MID-WEEK (MGMW) | TUE 8 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 for the next two Tuesday nights (8 and 15 October) as we study this important warning.
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.
October 12 (Saturday, 9.30-11.30am) - Growing Through Suffering
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Jeannie Cheang 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.
Carrie will be away from 7 October – 12 October for a mission trip.
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 (email@example.com / 9657 1672) or Cheryl Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org / 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!