Click Here for CHURCH CAMP 2015 “Set Your Hearts & Minds on Things Above”

CHURCH CAMP 2015 REGISTRATION
Registration booth for Church Camp 2015 will be open on Sundays at the Plaza.

OVER THE PULPIT THIS SUNDAY (22nd February 2015)

WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): The Ultimate Choice [Joshua 24:15-27] by Rev Dr Andrew Peh

OVER THE PULPIT NEXT SUNDAY (1st March 2015)

WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): God’s Plan for the Family by Mr Daren Lee

SUNDAY PARKING IN CHURCH

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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

WORSHIP SERVICE PRAYER GROUP @ WS1 (Ordinary Week)

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

PRAYER MEETING

Date: 7th March 2015 (Sat)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Social Hall

ALPHA 17 Intro Lunch

Date: 7th March 2015 (Sat)
Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm
Venue: 1-Altitude @ One Raffles Place, Level 62

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED. Please register your guests by writing to alpha@charismc.org.sg, providing the email, mobile phone number, age and religion of your invited guests.

YAM Cha – Navigating Life’s Decisions

Being a young adult means no longer having decisions made for us; it means having to make choices for our lives (our careers, our life partner, our families, our finances, unforeseen circumstances etc). Some choices are easy to make while others are difficult and mind-boggling. How do we navigate this new reality as Christians, and make the right decisions along the path that God has in store for us?

Join us on 15th March 2015 (Sun), from 1.30pm – 3.00pm in the Social Hall as Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn shares with us the biblical perspectives to decision making. Come with all your burning questions for an afternoon of spiritual dialogue with us! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Huiwen (email: leehuiwen@gmail.com / hp: 92488882) by 8th March 2015 so we can cater for your lunch!

Speaker Profile: Since 1985, Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn has been journeying with people through his ministry of preaching/teaching, writing and mentoring. Originally trained as a dentist, he answered God’s call to go into full-time church-related ministry in 1981 and went on to obtain his Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry. Currently an Honorary Associate Pastor with Evangel Christian Church, his primary passions includes connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the promotion of the discipline of spiritual friendship.

CHARIS VINEYARD LEAGUE
Schedule of Events

April 18th (Sat)
Combined Charis ACE / CVL Anniversary Dinner

May 2nd (Sat)
Building Bridges with Different Religion – Islam
Speaker: Dr Jeanette Hui

June 15th – 18th (Mon – Thu)
Church Camp – No CVL programme

July 4th (Sat), 5th (Sun, 11.30am)
‘Life after Death’ – a seminar by Bishop Emeritus Robert Solomon

The events in May and July are topical seminars sponsored by CVL and are open to all Charisians.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOCUS

WHO
Existing disciple-makers who sense God calling them to deepen their Foundations by giving priority to the Word of God.
Anyone who sense God calling them into service and give priority to build their foundations on the Word of God.

WHAT

The one year journey will take the person through a comprehensive leadership development process in three core areas:

Foundations: Deepening foundations by spending time in God’s Word. This process will take the participant through 85% of the entire bible.
Formation: Building key spiritual formation habits to continuously deepen our foundations.
Function: Equipped with the necessary skills to effectively use God’s spiritual gifts and talents.

If you sense God working in your hearts, we invite you to an introductory session to find out more details.

WHEN

INtroductory Session
Date: 15th March 2015
Time: 10.45am – 11.15am
Venue: Conference Room (Room 202, Office Building Level 2)

To sign up for the introductory session, please contact Daren Lee by writing an email to: darenlee@charismc.org.sg
The full schedule will be arranged after the introductory session.

MethodistWalk 2015

The Methodist School Foundation (MSF) is organizing the MethodistWalk 2015 through which our students can raise funds for their respective school’s needs. The target to be raised is $2 million for the purposes of upgrading buildings, providing teaching aids and availing monetary aid to needy students.

MSF seeks the assistance of our congregation members to support financially when approached by our students and to participate in the Walk by “Stepping Out in Service” in small groups or families as a show of support. The Walk will be held on 28th March 2015 (Sat), ACS (I) Dover Road at 7am.

Please register with our Church Manager, Mr Victor Seow, by 5th March 2015 if you wish to participate in the Walk. You may call Church Office at 63445750 or send him an email at vicseow@charismc.org.sg. Event T-shirt will only be issued to registered participants.



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 ambience 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.