OVER THE PULPIT THIS SUNDAY (27th July 2014)

WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): The Greatest Motivation for Evangelism [Luke 15:1-10] by Rev Samuel Lee

OVER THE PULPIT NEXT SUNDAY (3rd August 2014, Holy Communion Sunday)

WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): The Command to Evangelize by Ms Stefanie Oh

SUNDAY PARKING IN CHURCH

Click Here for Parking Lot Layout in Charis!

With effect from February 2013, driveway parking for WS2 drivers will be allowed only in the sections marked D in the parking layout. WS1 and MS drivers are reminded to vacate from the lots marked as B, C and D by 10.50am.

DRIVEWAY PARKING

WS1 & MS drivers who park in the driveway and in front of the church office block during worship service hours are reminded to leave their contact details on their vehicle dashboard for ease of contact. For this purpose you may use the yellow paper slip provided at the stairway leading up to the Sanctuary. Drivers are also reminded to move their vehicles by 10.50am.

SUNDAY BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE
(for Ordinary Week)

We have a bus shuttle service on Sunday mornings to transport worshipers to church.
Look out for “Charis Methodist Church” sign on the bus.

A) Coming to Church in the morning
Pick-up Points:
(1) Car park in front of Eunos MRT Station along Sims Avenue,
(2) Marine Parade Community Building at 278 Marine Parade Road.

8.30 am – Pick up at Eunos MRT station
8.40 am – Pick up at Marine Parade CB
8.50 am – Arrive at Charis Methodist Church

B) Departing from Church to Marine Parade CB & Eunos MRT Station
Assembly Area: Under the porch in front of the church building

12.20 pm – Depart Charis Methodist Church
12.30 pm – Arrive at Marine Parade CB
12.40 pm – Arrive at Eunos MRT Station

SPIRITUAL SURVEY
Understanding Your Personal Results

Results of the recent spiritual survey are displayed on the [Worship Service] notice boards at the lobby below the Sanctuary. Charisians may review their personal results with the explanation sheet posted on the boards.

WORSHIP SERVICE PRAYER GROUP @ WS1 (Ordinary Week)

Pre-Worship: 8.40am in Room 201
Post-Worship: 11.15am in Room 304

CHURCH PRAYER MEETING

Date: 2nd August 2014 (Sat)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Social Hall

YAM: Let’s Come Together for Jesus!

Have not touched a board game since you left school? Feel like you are growing up too fast? Well, here is a chance to exercise your brain and have loads of fun at the same time, with Truelight CG and YAM co-hosting an exciting afternoon of wits and strategy to celebrate the hidden geeky child in all of us!

When: 2nd August 2014 (Sat), 2pm – 6pm
Where: Social Hall
What: Board Games Galore!

We have Citadel, Settlers, Agricola, Battlestar Galactica, Munchkin, 三国杀 so far, and the list is growing! Unfamiliar with the games? Fret not as we have ‘experts’ to teach you. Feel free to bring your own games too if you like, and do invite your friends as well!

RSVP with Huiwen (hp: 92488882 / email: leehuiwen@gmail.com).
See you there!

ALPHA 16

Screening of Introductory Video @ Social Hall
3rd August 2014 (Sun)

We will screen the introductory video on “Is There More to Life than This” in the Social Hall on 3rd August, after WS1 and WS2, at 11am and 1pm respectively. The speaker in the video, Nicky Gumbel, who is the Vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton Anglican Church in Central London, is the speaker throughout the course. You are greatly encouraged to watch the video to get a ‘feel’ on how the lessons are delivered in the Alpha Course.

Intro Lunch @ 1-Altitude
16th August 2014 (Sat)

Have you invited your relatives and friends? Help them explore Christianity in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Please register at the Alpha registration booth set up at the Plaza today. e-tickets will be sent to them. Details of the course will be provided during the Intro Lunch. Information is also available at the [Outreach] notice board at the Plaza and on our church webpage The Alpha Course.

METHODIST MISSIONS SOCIETY MISSIONS RALLY 2014

“Touching Hearts, Saving Souls” is theme of Methodist Missions Society’s first Missions Rally. We would like to encourage our younger generation to be involved in God’s mission by attending this rally. Details of the rally are given below:

Date: 5th (Fri) & 6th (Sat) September 2014
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: Lee Kong Chian Performance Arts Centre, ACS (Independent)

Speaker: Ps Benny Ho (1st night) & Rev Malcolm Tan (2nd night)
Praise & Worship: Bob Fitts, Juwita Suwito & Alarice Thio

Tickets are required for entry. Please register your interest with XS or YAM Leaders, or with the Church Office.

More information is available on the [General] notice board and MMS website: www.mms.org.sg/MissionsRally01Home.html



OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

SUNDAY FLORAL OFFERING

We wish to acknowledge the frequent donations of Charis members for our Sunday Floral Offerings. These members often use this means of floral offering as an expression of thanksgiving to God in their lives. It has also been used in memory of loved ones, anniversary date etc. Their support and generosity have also greatly added to the ambiance of our weekly Sunday Services.

We have put up a weekly schedule for floral offerings on the [Church Office] notice board for your convenience. Dates for floral offerings may be chosen in advance. Do also remember to include your name, purpose and contact number on this schedule.

Please contact the church office for enquiries.

SUNDAY REFRESHMENT OFFERING

If you have enjoyed the refreshment provided and would like to contribute to this item as a service to the congregation, or as an act of thanksgiving, celebration of birthday, anniversary, baby first month or for whatever reasons that you are celebratory about, please put your name down on the Sunday Refreshment Offering Form posted on the [Church Office] notice board.

Kindly forward your cheque/cash to church office staff Thor Bee. This is a purely voluntary offering and refreshment will continue to be provided every Sunday even if no donation is forthcoming. However your contribution is always much appreciated!

WS2 FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

This monthly communal lunch is another avenue for Charisians to bless each other. You can do so by donating towards the cost of the lunch.

Indicate your donation on the WS2 Fellowship Lunch Offering form posted on the [WS2] notice board and state the reason that you wish to be printed in the Sunday bulletin as acknowledgement. Examples are: anniversary/birthday celebration; thanksgiving; remembrance; etc.

For your donation, please use the church’s tithing envelope (available at the entrance of the Sanctuary), indicate “WS2 Fellowship Lunch Offering” and drop it into the offering bag or give it directly to the church office. Thank you for your blessings!

SKILL TRAINING AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUBSIDY

LCEC has approved a subsidy scheme to encourage members to upgrade their skills and Christian knowledge so as to serve God better. Application Form is available from the church office. Should you have any feedback on this scheme or any need for clarification, please speak to our Pastors or any LCEC members.

VOLUNTEERS FOR EMERGENCIES ON SUNDAYS
(During hours of worship)

We are putting together a list of worshippers who can provide medical assistance in an emergency, such as doctors, dentists, nurses, civil defence personnel and those certified to provide first-aid and/or CPR. Please call church office (O: 63445750) with your full name and designation, and the service you attend.

We will collate the names and phone numbers and put one list in the office and another in the ushers’ cupboard in our Sanctuary. Thanks for coming forward to volunteer your service.