Saturday, December 31, 2005

CG Retreat @ P.Ubin (30 Dec-1 Jan)

Wonderful time of bonding within the CG, a total of 20 of us attended the retreat that began on Friday at Rindu, and continued on Sat-Sun at P.Ubin. God protected us safely throughout the ferry rides and travels, the weather was pretty good (even the rains on Sat evening), and the environment and rooms were more than adequate for our needs.

Exciting news: Jason proposed to Lynnett at midnight on New Year's Eve and she accepted! Congrats and best wishes to you both!

Here are pictures and clips from the retreat.

Friday, December 23, 2005

CG Christmas Party @ Bishan Loft

Praise the Lord for a wonderful time of fun, food and fellowship at our CG Christmas Party. We had a great turn-out of 41, 25 CG members and 16 new friends. God deserves the glory! We had a good time of games (pictionary, gingerbread decor), some carolling, a Christmas skit and short sharing, awards ceremony, and gift exchange. Thanks to one and all for all their outstanding efforts in making this party a success!

Enjoy the pictures below.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Session on work by Charlie

We had our second session with Charlie today, on "The Christian in the Workplace".

Listen to his teaching here (4.8MB)
Here are his notes with answers.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Welcome back, Chee Kin!

Chee Kin, who was visiting our CG about a year back, arrived in Singapore on Sunday morning, and came by to Bartley for 1st service. Saw him after service, and we had a good time catching up for a while.

Joy also brought down a friend, who is currently a 1st year physio student in Perth, where Joy and Xinhong studied.

Let's continue to invite and welcome our new friends this festive season!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Advent Devotion + Dec birthdays

Today at CG we spent more time for worship, and did a short devotion on the Christmas Advent.

IT WAS NOT suddenly and unannounced that Jesus came into the world. He came into a world that had been prepared for him. The whole Old Testament is the story of a special preparation … . Only when all was ready, only in the fullness of his time, did Jesus come.
Phillips Brooks, The Consolations of God: Great Sermons of Phillips Brooks

We also celebrated our December babies, namely Nat, Meifong, Lynnett and Wenxing (Tiff and Joel too). Heather also generously provided a Christmas logcake, which the CG heartily enjoyed. :)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Baptism Sunday

This Sunday, 2 of our CG members, Sharon and Joy, transferred their church membership to Bartley. Praise God for their decision to be identified with and committed to our church.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Prayer & Praise (Dec)

It was truly a blessed time this last P&P of 2005, to hear from the many testimonies of God's working in people's life, especially salvations of family members. For those who missed it, here are the prayer points on our Core Values for your prayers.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Spiritual Disciplines - Abiding in body of Christ

We had our last session on Spiritual Disciplines today, looking at Phil 2:1-11. From our mission statement: A God-loved community ... Evangelises faithfully ... Serves selflessly.

We had a group of new friends visiting today (some for the first time), Siying, Yanlin, Hongmei, Jim.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Dave's birthday

Celebrated with Dave with a relaxing night watching and listening to a great Live Aid compilation DVD set.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Spiritual Disciplines - Word of God

We started on a new series called "Spiritual Disciplines", and our first session today was on the Word of God, BS conducted by Nat.

We also celebrated Serene and Dave's birthdays as well.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Recce trip to Pulau Ubin

A few of us spent a fun and sunny afternoon recce-ing for our upcoming CG retreat. Uncle John, Heather's relative, joined us as well.

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Sunday, October 30, 2005

BCC Family Day 2005

Red Bulls with Red hats ?!?

Red Bulls taking home the victory!

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

CG Core Team

(Top row from left: Tim, Yewya, Xinhong, Lifen, Wenxing
Bottom row: Meifong, Nat, Sharon, Peiyun)

Friday, September 30, 2005

CG Social Gathering @ Zhenghui & Renzi's home

Everyone contributed to the scrumptious spread that we had.

We had 2 new friends who joined us, Jason and Lynette.

We celebrated Renzi's and Eddie's birthdays.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Dave and Heather's Retro Wedding Party

CG Girls hard at work

Our CG with Dave and Heather

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Friday, August 26, 2005

Series on "Christians in the Workplace"

We invited Elder Robert Choo to cover a series on "Christians in the Workplace", touching on topics such as finances, promotions, Christian witness, vocation/ministry.

We also celebrated Abrie and Yewya's birthdays, plus Skye's salvation.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

YA Captain's Ball Tournament

Praise God for our new friend, Vera who joined us.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

YA MOB @ Cambodia (5-14 Aug)

4 of our CG members were part of the Young Adult MOB team that went up to Cambodia from 5-14 Aug, namely Abrie, Joel, Sharon and Xinhong. This was the first formal MOB trip to Cambodia organised by the YA ministry, and it was truly a fruitful trip in terms of exploring partnerships and opportunities for future MOB trips.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

SP's commissioning @ Riverlife

We attended SP William Lee's commissioning service @ Riverlife's new sanctuary. Incidentally, he is the father of our CG member, Abrie.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Missions Month - Gospel tract distribution @ S21

Our CG participated in the "Loving God with Loving Hands" session on Sat, 30th July, where the church was mobilized to distribute gospel tracts and brochures about Bartley to our community, both at Serangoon 21 and Lor Lew Lian estate. Praise God for holding back the rains to only a drizzle, and we managed to cover most of the 21 blocks at S21 as well as most of the 200+ residents along Lor Lew Lian. Praise God!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Friday, May 20, 2005

Friday, February 11, 2005

Guys night out @ Suntec Marche

The CG guys met up for dinner and coffee @ Suntec. 7 of us were there, namely Daniel, Eddie, Hanqiang, Nat, Tim, Wenxing, Zhenghui. It was a good time of food and fellowship.