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OVER THE PULPIT THIS SUNDAY (21st December 2014)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): Get Happy in God [Psalm 37:3-4] by Ms Stefanie Oh
OVER THE PULPIT NEXT SUNDAY (28th December 2014)
WS1 (9am) & WS2 (11.15am): Soul Satisfaction [Luke 2:41-52; 1 Samuel 2:18-20,26 ] by Mr Glenn Tan
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
WORSHIP SERVICE PRAYER GROUP @ WS1 (Ordinary Week)
Pre-Worship: 8.40am in Room 201
Post-Worship: 11.15am in Room 304
Date: 4th January 2015 (Sun)
Venue: Conference Room
1st LOCAL CONFERENCE 2015
Date: 11th January 2015 (Sun)
Venue: Conference Room
All LCEC members and local preachers are reminded to attend.
CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICE
25th December 2014 (Thu), 9am
There will be a combined Worship Service for WS1 & WS2 on 25th December (Thu) at 9am. Worshippers parking in church on Christmas Day are requested to vacate church parking lots promptly after the Worship Service, so as to avail parking lots to guests attending the Mandarin Christmas Concert which will commence at 11am.
MANDARIN CHRISTMAS CONCERT
‘Love from Above’
Date: 25th December 2014 (Thu)
This evangelistic event features worship led by artistes Yang Guang (杨光) and Xue Huan (雪环), with testimony sharing by popular actress Jaclyn Tay (郑秀珍). Lunch reception will be provided. Shuttle bus service: from Eunos MRT Station – 10.40am / from Charis MC – 1.45pm.
Free admission coupons will be available at the Plaza after the Worship Service on Sunday, 21st December 2014.
31st December 2014 (Wed), 10pm
A Watchnight Service is a late night Christian Church Service where Christians are provided with the opportunity to:
~ Review the year that has passed
~ Give thanks to God through our worship and testimonies
~ Confess our sins
~ Renew and Reaffirm our Covenant with God
This year we would like to have a segment where members and worshippers are given the opportunity to share their testimonies. Testimony time provides an opportunity for members and worshippers to testify of God’s blessings and to encourage the congregation.
Here are 3 points to help us have a meaningful testimony time.
~ Keep It Purposeful – Make it an item for Praise, Thanksgiving or Concern
~ Keep It Short – 3-5 minutes (400-600 words) is sufficient
~ Keep It Clear – Testimony time is not teaching or sermonizing time
If you would like to testify, please email your testimony to Rev Samuel Lee (email@example.com) by 26th December 2014.
SPECIAL TOPICAL MESSAGE
– “Word in Season”
Speaker: Ps Benny Ho
Date: 15th January 2015 (Thu)
Time: 6:30 pm
CVL has arranged an exclusively special message by Ps Benny Ho. What better to begin the new year with a Word in season, text from Jeremiah 29:10-14.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
- Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Ps Benny Ho, as you might already know is our Church Camp speaker for June 2015. Come hear him deliver the Lord’s word for your season. Hosted by CVL, this session is opened to all Charisians and invited guests. Ps Benny Ho flies in and out of Perth, Australia where he is based and is a much sought after minister of the Word.
As dinner at 6:30pm will be catered, please register your attendance early with Chiang Seng Meng (email: firstname.lastname@example.org / hp: 91274140).
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!
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.