Announcements for 4 August 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. This class runs twice a year (Jan and Jul) and the next run will be held on Jul 21, 28 & Aug 4. 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 4 AUG | 9.30 AM - 10.45 AM | classrooms on the attic floor (5th level)

Below 3: Nursery

Age 3 - 8: Your Sins are Forgiven.

Theme: Only Jesus can forgive our sins.

Memory verse: 1 John 1:8-9 ´If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Age 9 - 12: Promise: The Lord Will Keep You from Harm.

Theme: God has promised to protect the faith of His children, and no ultimate harm will come to their souls. He has given His children the shield of faith to protect them against the fiery darts of the evil one.

Memory verse: 2 Timothy 4:18 “The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.“

New and have questions? Please contact Mok Chuan Xin (98531017).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) | 28-30 NOV 2019

Save the date! 28-30 Nov 2019, Thurs - Sat. All children are welcome, including non- GBC members and friends. Registration will open in August. Volunteers and helpers needed. Please contact Deborah Yap (dycube@gmail.com) directly if you would like to help out and be a part of this year’s VBS.

 

CHURCH LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAM AND JESS

We thank God for the faithful service of Associate Pastor Samuel Beh and his wife, Jessica. They have been a blessing and encouragement to us in many ways. As Samuel leaves for seminary studies in Canada, do keep praying for him and his family. May God continue to strengthen them in the grace of Jesus Christ, as they follow His call to serve Him! 

Sam and Jess will be starting a (hopefully) regular newsletter to share about what they are up to (and pictures!) while they are away in Canada. Please do email them at samuelbeh@gmail.com and jessicafonghs@gmail.com if you would like to receive the newsletter.

 

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR JULY 2019

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COLLECTION FOR JULY 2019

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MEET GOD MID-WEEK (MGMW) | TUE 6 AUG | 8.00 PM | ROOM 310

It’s dangerous to hate someone you work with because that hatred can consume you. This next week’s chapter 3 is an example of a man who thinks so highly of himself that he turned his feelings to a plot which ultimately affected an entire nation.

BAPTISM | SUN 25 AUG | 9.00 AM

The next baptism is on 25 August. 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. Please also plan on attending the Church Matters membership class today,  4 Aug.

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. 

August 23-24* - The Compelling Community: Bearing One Another's Burdens

* A two-day seminar: Aug 23 (Friday, 7.30-9.30pm), Aug 24 (Saturday, 9.00am-1.00pm)

* Sign up at: tinyurl.com/compellingcommunity 

September 14 (Saturday, 9.30-11.30am) - The Biblical Big Picture of Growth  

October 12 (Saturday, 9.30-11.30am) - Growing Through Suffering

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

GBC 60TH ANNIVERSARY:  

1) THANKSGIVING SERVICE | SUN 18 AUG | 10.00 AM

We will be giving thanks to God for His faithfulness as we observe GBC’s 60th Anniversary at the Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 18 Aug at 10.00am. This will be a combined English and Chinese Congregation service with a catered lunch after the service. As the level 2 carpark will be used for lunch, there will be limited parking. We appeal to members to park off-site to make space for visitors and those who need it more.

2) 60TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRT

As of last Sunday, there were orders for 197 60th Anniversary T-shirts.  In anticipation of more orders, we will be producing 230 t-shirts. If anyone is still interested, please place your orders for the remaining 33 pieces at the table in the fellowship hall after service today. It will be on a first-come-first served basis and subject to availability of the sizes required. Cost=$10 per t-shirt.

PANTRY UPGRADING

Please be informed that the pantry is undergoing some upgrading works from the 9 July - 8 August 2019. We are adding another sink to the pantry. The pantry can still be used and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Ian is on leave 22 July – 16 August.

 

OUTREACH

GRACEHAVEN OUTREACH KAMPONG GLAM HERITAGE WALK | SAT 17 AUG | 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM |

Two CGs are jointly organising the Kampong Glam Heritage Walk and a time of sharing of God’s love with youths from Gracehaven. Please pray with us that we show the love and character of Christ through the sharing of God's Word and interaction with them. If you would like to join us, please contact Cheryl Chan (clyrehc@hotmail.com / 9829 7414) by 11 August 2019.

COMPASSION MINISTRY - LOVING AND SERVING OUR ELDERLY NEIGHBOURS IN MACPHERSON (BY LOVEAID)

Following up on the Compassion Ministry talk by LoveAid held end May, we have been invited to visit and help at LoveAid’s Elderly Ministry (JiaLe). This is an opportunity for us not only to love and serve our neighbours in Macpherson but also build friendships for gospel purposes. There are about 20+ elderly involved in JiaLe. They are comfortable speaking in dialect and some Mandarin, but they are also able to converse and understand English. What is more important is having a heart that desires to love and serve by providing friendship. JiaLe's upcoming events are:

JiaLe Coffee Club                                                                          

Wednesdays 3.00 - 4.30pm

7, 14, 21 & 28 August

@ Blk 71 Circuit Rd, RC Zone C Office 

JiaLe Breakfast Club
Tuesdays 8.30 - 10.00 am

6 & 20 August
@ Blk 71 Circuit Rd, RC Zone C Office                                                                                     
JiaLe Walk Club
Friday 30 August, 4.30 - 8.30pm

Marina Barrage
(Meeting point: Blk 71 Circuit Rd, RC Zone C Office)

Max no. of volunteers needed per activity: 4

You can come for one or more sessions. Interested? Please drop Pastor Ollie a note @ 96571672 or email him at oliverchia@gracebaptistchurch.sg and he will send you more details. Please note the possibility of event cancellation if there are less than 5 participants or due to adverse weather. Thank you!

 

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Activities for 4 August 2019 –11 August 2019:

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