WEBSITE: www.ebcg.ch 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 If you are here for the first time, kindly fill in the YELLOW CARD and hand it to the steward NEWCOMERS HELLO SPOT: Find us next to the book stall to the right of the sanctuary Visit our website and listen to today's sermon at www.ebcg.ch/ Please turn off your phone before the service. 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.
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