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Most of the time, many of us are quite reluctant to leave our comfort zone because we are just comfortable where we are, so why do something different that require us to make adjustments? However, if one takes that first step in obedience, he or she will experience for example, the joy of serving the Lord or even going on mission trip doing volunteer work.

We truly want to praise and thank God that some AF members have done just that! They have stepped out and are serving The Lord in various ways in AF and in the church’s ministry. 

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” Philippians 3:13,14 

One of the examples which we can learn from Paul in the book of Philippians 3: 13,14 is that he never looked back but pressed toward the mark for the high calling of God. His main goal was the prize that awaited him in the kingdom of heaven. Going forward, we too must not look back except perhaps to check on ourselves how we have progressed in our walk with the Lord! 

The Adults' Fellowship saw an increase in our roll call in 2017 with the official membership today standing at 40 members. The attendance for the monthly meetings averages between 20 and 25 members.

The AF meets once a month on the 3rd Sunday of the month after the 2nd Worship Service. We will have lunch fellowship at 12:30pm before the meeting proper at 1:15pm in Beulah House room#1-5. For more details of AF 2018 programmes, you can log on to the Adults' Fellowship website - http://aflbpc.wix.com/home

The programmes that were conducted for AF in 2017 were as follows

  1. AF 36th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service,
  2. AF meetings in February, March, May, July, August,
  3. Chinese New Year's gathering at a member's home,
  4. 1 outing to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
  5. 1 workshop in September,
  6. AF retreat in November,
  7. AF AGM in December
  8. Christmas gathering at one of the AFer's home - to reach out and encourage the parents.

 

In between the above, there were also AFers who went to some members’ home where they were more comfortable with small group visitation. 

The topics for our monthly meetings were carefully chosen to reflect as a continuation of the previous year's theme on service. Basically, the topics were to remind and encourage our members as well as ourselves in service to our Lord. In this aspect, it is through God's prompting in the messages delivered during the monthly meetings that have impacted AFers in many ways. We are also thankful to stay focus and maintain close to our 2017 theme of 'Serve Till Christ Returns'.  

The AF continues to be active in the work of the church library. It is our prayer that more fellowship groups will come forward to co-labour with us in the library ministry. 

There are 2 bible study groups for our members and Lifers;

  1. 2nd Saturday of each month at 3:30 pm (Beulah Centre, room #2-5)
  2. 4th Sunday at 1:15pm (Beulah House, room #1-5)     

Outside of these regular activities, AF members also participated in 2 mission trips, in May and December 2017. Both mission trips were to support the work and to encourage our sister Chan Pui Meng in Ratanakiri.     

Praise and thank God that one brother from the AF, a first timer to mission trip, participated in one. The AF will continue to be actively involved in mission work both locally (through visitation to the elderly, the sick to share the Gospel and also to encourage our members and their family) and overseas trip like conducting VBS whenever possible and visiting village churches to share the Gospel. There is a good possibility that a mission trip will be organised to Ratanakiri at the end of the year. 

Besides serving Lifers in operating the church library and organising the programmes for AF members, a team of AFers and Lifers are serving the young ones of Faith NBC in organising children's program on alternate Saturdays while their parents are having bible study. We thank God for committed members and every opportunity to serve Him till His return. 

Afers are also thankful for our new advisor who works closely with the Ex-Co providing spiritual advice and guidance. We are looking forward to an exciting 2018. We pray that this spirit of “Serve God by Serving Others” will spread among our members and Lifers. 

Prayer requests: 

  • That the programme planned for 2018 will be carried out for the glory of His name
  • Guidance to the speakers in their preparation and sharing of God’s word to AFers
  • Members will come forth and be encouraged in service for the Lord
  • More fellowship groups to co-labour with AF in the church’s library ministry

 

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

The Adults’ Fellowship

January 2018 

 

 
 
  

 

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

February 18 & 25 - Fruit of Obedience

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. John 15:10