Weekly Bulletin - Evangelical Baptist Church of Geneva

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EVANGELICAL
BAPTIST
CHURCH
OF GENEVA
Sunday, 8 February 2015
EBCG weekly
Pastor
NEXT EVENING SERVICE—Sunday, 22nd Feb.
Sam Fiore
This morning Pastor Sam Fiore will deliver the message.
Elders
Sam Fiore
Klaus Pluntke
Luckson Ngwira
Nana Leigh
Charles Savory
Deacons
Sarah Appiah
Denise Allen
Brian Cabrera
Nicolas Couture
Carine de Bruyn
Michelle Fiore
Alex Meija
Andrew Osborne
David Ssali
Staff
Betsy Gano,
Church Secretary
“Called to Bless and be Blessed” — A Series on the local church
“Ambassadors of Christ ”
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone,
the new has come! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself
through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was
reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against
them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his
appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to
God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we
might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Recently in this Series...
“Branches in the Vine ”
“The Bride of Christ”
Coming Soon in this Series...
“The Body of Christ” - Feb 22nd –Evening Service, 5pm
“The Family of God” - Mar 1st
“The Flock of God” - Mar 8th
“The Field of God” - Mar 15th
Hannah Leigh,
Youth Ministries
Nana Leigh,
Pastoral Care
Discussion Guides for this Series are available on the Book Table
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Evangelical Baptist Church of
Geneva
Announcements
Annual General
Meeting, Monday,
9th Feb. at 7:45pm
(Prayer time from
7:15pm)
Church Members should have received their agendas for the Annual
General Meeting, which will be held at 7.45pm on Monday 9th
February in the Oratoire. There will also be prayer from 7.15pm.
Please let Pastor Sam ([email protected]) or Betsy in the
Office ([email protected]) know if you are not able to attend.
Freedom in Christ
Course
Starting on February
16th-Groups for Men
and Women
The next Freedom in Christ course starts on 16th Feb., 2015. This 9–
week course leads to a better understanding of our new identity in
Christ and how this enables us to deal with unresolved issues from
the past. This understanding will then lead to greater maturity and
fruitfulness as Christ's disciples. Groups for Men and Women are
being organized as follows:
Women’s Group
Monday afternoon: 1-3:00pm - Malagnou
Wednesday: 8-10:00pm - EBCG or Grand Saconnex
Men's Group
Wednesday: 8-10:00pm - EBCG
or Saturday: 9-11:00am
Fliers and application forms are at the Welcome Desk. For more info.,
contact Sarah Appiah ([email protected], 022.788.21.65)
Prayers for Youth Ski
Retreat this weekend
Please pray for the Youth this weekend as they study the Beatitudes
and take this great opportunity to spend good quality time together, to
grow spiritually and meet youth from other Geneva area Churches!
Special Ladies
Afternoon with guest
speaker Carolyn Ros
on 9 February
Author, teacher and speaker Carolyn Ros will be speaking in the
EBCG Coffee Room on Monday, 9 February, from 14:00-16:00. Her
topic will be “The Power of Faith in Face of Adversity.” Pick up a flier
at the welcome Trolley for more information.
SAVE THE DATE!
Church Family
Retreat 8-10 May
Mark you calendars now for the EBCG Family Retreat on the
weekend of 8-10 May in beautiful mountain resort town of Leysin.
More details to follow.
EBCG 2015 Spring
Directory now at
Welcome Desk
Pick up a copy of the Spring Directory and the bookmark with this
year’s theme verse: “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his
righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Bulletin Notices
Please let Betsy have any notices for the bulletin by 9am on Thursday
morning at the latest at [email protected]
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be
with you, just as you say he is.
Amos 5:14
Integrated
Weekly
Bible
Activities
Study Groups
Sunday
Prayer Meeting
Pre-service prayer meeting - 11:15-11:40am Pigeonnier-1st fl. room in the Chapelle by the balcony
Worship Service
Chinese Congregation at 3.30pm, FBCG, Eaux-Vives
Contact Apollo Go, [email protected]
Monday
EBCG Ladies
Bible Study
EBCG Coffee Room at 1:30am. Contact Ruth Bourgeois
([email protected], 022 348 9437)
Tuesday
Young Adults Group
YAGs Group at 8:00pm, location varies. Contact: Lisa
Gano: (079 586 2128) or [email protected]
Intercessory Prayer
Meeting in Malagnou. Contact Carine de Bruyn
([email protected], 079 667 7135)
Plainpalais
Bible Study
Passini Residence in Plainpalais at 7:30pm
Contact Christina Passini ([email protected]
022 328 7641, 078 772 5049)
Grand Lancy
Bible Study
Meets on 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 8:00pm. Contact: Denise
Allen ([email protected], 079 838 27 18)
Wednesday Prayer Meeting
Mid-week Prayer Meeting at 7:00pm, EBCG in Coffee
Room. Contact: Jan Kuster ([email protected])
Thursday
Mothers Support
Group Bible Study
Mothers Support Group at 9:30am, EBCG Coffee Room.
Contact: Carol Pluntke (022 782 9268) (Babysitting
provided)
Chambesy Ladies
Bible Study
Li Residence in Chambesy from 10:00am. Contact Yu
Yen Li ([email protected]) or Irma Cascioli
([email protected])
Men’s
Bible Study
BoBs Mens Fellowship, Thursday 7:30pm.
Dinner, bible study, discussion & sharing. Contact: Ben
DeBruyn ([email protected], 079 621 4623)
Malangou Ladies
Bible Study
De Bruyn Residence from 11:00am. Contact: Carine de
Bruyn ([email protected], 079 667 7135)
Bellevue
Bible Study
Ngwira Residence 10 ch des Grands Bonnets, Bellevue,
7:30pm Contact: Luckson Ngwira (022 774 0033)
Youth Focus (14-18)
Rock Solid (10-14)
FOCUS meets in EBCG Coffee Room 6pm –8pm except
2nd Friday—ROCK SOLID meets 2nd Friday- Contact:
Hannah Leigh ([email protected], 078 704 9789)
Couples Group
Location varies. Contact: Elmer or Rahel Sharp
([email protected], 079 746 52 70 or
[email protected], 078 607 30 72)
Friday
Monthly
Meetings
Hispanic Bible Study Discussion group in Malagnou. Contact: Alex Mejia
(Spanish)
([email protected], 079 444 4706)
Men’s Breakfast
Fellowship Group
Meets on last Saturday of the month at 10:00am in the
Taverne de la Madeleine in the Old Town. Contact:
Nicholas Couture-Miambanzilla
([email protected], 079 554 2811)
If you would like someone to pray with you…
at the close of the service, please find the "Prayer Corner" at the front left of the sanctuary. You
may also, write your prayer request and place it in the Prayer Box on the Welcome desk.
Save these Dates
Annual General Members Meeting: Monday, 9th February, 7:45pm
Carolyn Ros, Guest Speaker: Monday, 9th February, 2:00pm in Coffee Room
Young Adults Ski Retreat: Friday - Sunday, 20th-22nd
Church Retreat 2015: Friday - Sunday, 8th-10th May, 2015
Mission Project for the Month
Mission Projects
for the Year
Sundar Dhoka (Nepal)
Sundar Dhoka Saathi Sewa (SDSS)
is a non-profit organization run by a small church in
Kathmandu, Nepal. SDSS reaches out to the poor,
needy and marginalized and welcomes them into
February
community. Many of the church congregation are
Sundar Dhoka,
disabled in some way including the pastor who
Nepal Clinic
himself is paraplegic.
March
The Child Heart and Rehabilitation Fund run by SDSS has continued to
YFC Middle East
grow since its inception in 2006 when the generosity of EBCG resulted in the
first donation to the project. Since that time, EBCG has been instrumental in
April
Jews4Jesus, Suisse helping this small church of handicapped people fulfill their calling to the Lord by
praying and financially supporting the ongoing work of the Patient Navigator
May
Programme. Over the past year, more than 120 children between the ages of 2
Zimkids
months and 16 years old, were cared for by the program and received medical
care for severe physical disabilities or life threatening congenital heart disease.
June
The children selected for the program come from the most remote areas of
YFC Middle East
Nepal. Many of them come from villages with no running water or electricity
July
and many of these families find new life in Christ through this program.
Zimkids
The generous support from EBCG towards the SDSS building project
two years ago was instrumental in helping the growth of this ministry. The
August
Sundar Dhoka church has also grown! As a result of the ministry to the patients,
Salaam Alaikum
12 churches have been planted throughout the country with support from the
September
Sundar Dhoka church. They also support several house churches in
PACTEC
Kathmandu valley.
The congregation of SDSS sends its deepest love and gratitude for the
October
prayers and significant financial support provided by EBCG over the past eight
LINK Au Pairs
years. Please pray for SDSS leadership and the church congregation as they
November
expand their programs, hire new staff and oversee this growing ministry.
Salaam Alaikum
Please pray that they do not lose the original "village" approach which God
blessed and through which He made them so successful.
December
January
Goff Ministry
FBC Bethlehem
Geoff & Jenny Ibbotson
Thank you for your gifts toward the ministry of John Sagherian.
We have received CHF 5,297 this month,
helping us reach our 2014 commitment toward YFC Middle East!
Banking Details:
Payments should be made to Evangelical Baptist Church, Chapelle de L'Oratoire,
7, Rue Tabazan, 1204 Geneve. Account No.240-820903.00K, Clearing No. 240.
IBAN: CH37 0024 0240 8209 0300k. BIC (SWIFT): UBSWCHZH80A.
UBS Account No. for payment with Redslips: 80-2-2.
Pastoral Care:
Please contact Sam Fiore (079 786 7338); Nana Leigh (079 746 3740); Klaus Pluntke (022 782 92 68);
Luckson Ngwira (022 774 0033); Charles Savory (+33 6 36 96 02 97) for inquiries or any other matter.