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:
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 (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 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 (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com if you would like to receive the newsletter.
AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR JULY 2019
COLLECTION FOR JULY 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Pastor Ian is on leave 22 July – 16 August.
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 (email@example.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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: