OVER THE PULPIT THIS SUNDAY (7th February 2016)
Combined Worship Service (9am): David & Saul [1 Samuel 18:5-12; 24:1-7] by Rev Peace Choi
OVER THE PULPIT NEXT SUNDAY (14th February 2016)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): David & Jonathan [2 Samuel 6] by Rev Samuel Lee
SUNDAY PARKING IN CHURCH
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.
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
(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
CHARIS MEMBER CARE
Member Care cards are available at the ushers’ table. Please drop completed cards into the letterbox at the lobby below the Sanctuary where magazines are displayed along the stairway.
WORSHIP SERVICE PRAYER GROUP @ WS1 (Ordinary Week)
Pre-Worship: 8.40am in Room 201
Post-Worship: 11.15am in Room 304
CNY EVE Combined Worship Service
There will be a combined Worship Service for WS1 & WS2 on 7th February 2016 (Sun) at 9am. Mandarin Service will also commence at 9am. The bus shuttle service will depart from church at 11am.
We celebrate Chinese New Year – once a year. Our Lord Jesus told us of another kind of celebration – every time a sinner repents. There is great joy to see people set free from the bondage of sin and enter into God’s kingdom.
This CNY, pray for your relatives and friends who have yet to know Christ. Invite them to the Intro Lunch using the invitation cards or the specially printed ‘angpow’ with catch-phrases about the Intro Lunch. Both are available at the Alpha Course registration booth set up at the Plaza on 7th February 2016. The weekly session will commence from 5th March 2016 and conclude on 14th May 2016. Click Here for more information.
~ pORHpiah & games
Date: 21st February 2016 (Sun)
Venue: Social Hall
Calling all young adults! Come join us for an afternoon of delicious food and hilarious games as we kickstart this new year! DGs and CGs, bring your secret ingredient and wrap your way to victory in our popiah making challenge! Lots of silly prizes to be won, and gamers can stay back to pit your skills at our board game stations as well!
More importantly, we will be introducing the new members of our young adult community, as well as to share our vision for this year, so do come and extend our Charisian hospitality to one another. See you in 2 weeks!
Please RSVP by 14th February 2016 to your DG/CG leaders, or to Huiwen (hp: 92488882). Families with young children, fret not. Childcare services will be provided so that you can join us while your children are having fun too!
Calling all couples who are planning to get married, or seriously dating and looking for guidance and insight into your relationship, to sign up for the pre-marital class. Attending a pre-marital class is not just one of the items in a wedding preparation checklist, so please do not wait till the 11th hour to sign up. Give yourself ample time to attend the class and think through issues.
The class consists of 8 group sessions jointly conducted by the pastor and lay couples followed by individual session with the pastor to go through the results of your couple survey. The class will commence in late February. More details will be provided after registration. Please register with church office admin staff Christina Lim (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating both your names and contact details.
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. As a guideline, floral offering should be at least $100. You may drop your cheque payable to “Charis Methodist Church” indicating “Floral Offering” and date of offering at the back of the cheque into the offering bag or come to the Church Office to donate in cash to our Church Office Staff Thor Bee. Your contribution is always much appreciated!
SUNDAY REFRESHMENT OFFERING
If you have enjoyed the refreshment provided on Sundays 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, do put your name down on the Sunday Refreshment Offering Form posted on the [Church Office] notice board.
As a guideline, refreshment offering should be at least $100 and in multiples of $50. You may drop your cheque payable to “Charis Methodist Church” indicating “Refreshment Offering” and date of offering at the back of the cheque into the offering bag or come to the Church Office to donate in cash to our Church Office Staff Thor Bee. Your contribution is always much appreciated!
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.