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.