OVER THE PULPIT THIS SUNDAY (4th October 2015)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): Why Do You Persecute Me? [Acts 9:1-19] by Dr Leow Theng Huat
OVER THE PULPIT NEXT SUNDAY (11th October 2015)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): The Power of Marriage by Mrs Shelen Ang
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.
BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION & MEMBERSHIP
If you have accepted the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior, then you need to consider water baptism. Pre-baptismal class is compulsory for all who desire to be baptized. Those who wish to be baptized or confirmed or wish to transfer church membership into Charis on Christmas Day, 25th December 2015 (Fri), please collect the application form found at the lobby below the Sanctuary and submit the form to church office by 25th October 2015 (Sun). You may download the form by clicking here!
WORSHIP SERVICE PRAYER GROUP @ WS1 (Ordinary Week)
Pre-Worship: 8.40am in Room 201
Post-Worship: 11.15am in Room 304
Date: 3rd October 2015 (Sat)
Venue: Social Hall
Date: 8th October 2015 (Thu)
Venue: Social Hall
All are welcome in the singing of hymns & oldies with Mrs Patricia Lee, and the sharing of stories and experiences. Refreshments will be provided.
LCEC PLANNING RETREAT 2015
Date: 10th October 2015 (Sat)
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: Conference Room
All LCEC and Workgroup members are encouraged to attend.
2ND LOCAL CONFERENCE 2015
Date: 25th October 2015 (Sun)
Venue: Conference Room
All LCEC members and local preachers are invited to attend.
We are looking for 5-10 volunteers to bring elderly folks on wheelchairs to our Mandarin Service. Volunteers will be required to meet in church at 8.20am every 2nd Sunday of the month. We will then proceed to Serene Nursing Home (5-10 min walking distance) to bring them over for Holy Communion at our Mandarin Service. Please contact Khoon Seng (hp: 96351954).
COME CELEBRATE, PRAISE GOD & GIVE THANKS!
All Methodists and friends are invited to the Celebration of Praise & Thanksgiving Service – the culminating event of the 130th anniversary of The Methodist Church in Singapore (MCS 130).
Date: 28th November 2015 (Sat)
Time: 4pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Paya Lebar Methodist Church, 5 Boundary Road, Singapore 549954
Admission is free! Please register by 26th October either by completing the registration form at the Social Hall notice board or online at https://goo.gl/33GPRG. Dinner will be provided after the service.
Come, and let us be a thousand tongues singing our Great Redeemer’s praise!
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.