Notice of 46th Annual General Meeting

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Notice of 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

To all Baptised and Transferred-in Members

It is the privilege of members to participate in this AGM service not as a formal duty but as a time for celebration and mutual accountability. Our Lord is present even on AGM Sunday. In view of the COVID-19 situation, this AGM will be convened online: 

Date: Sunday 16 August 2020 
Part 1: 9.00 am – AGM Worship Service via usual platforms (Worship, Message, Lord’s Supper) 
Part 2: 10.00am – AGM continues on Live Zoom session (e.g. Reports, Accounts etc) 

To participate in the AGM is to affirm your membership to the BFEC family, for no church can function healthily without members affirming their regular participation in their local church. 

As such, Article 5 of our Articles of Association states: “All members of the church shall at such intervals and in such manner as may be required by the Church Council, affirm their membership failing which such members shall be transferred from the Register of members to a subsidiary register upon which their membership shall ipso facto be suspended, provided that the Church Council shall have the discretion to restore a person where a reasonable ex-planation has been given.” 

Let us make it our goal to affirm our membership once again at this AGM service. 

This year, the Elders are pleased to inform members of the following: 

  • Appointment of Advisory Elder: Roland Tan 
  • Appointment of new co-opted Elder: Derek Pang 
  • Election of New Deacons: Kelvin Ng and Joseph Oh 

Members, with the AGM conducted online, please check your email for: 

1. PRE-REGISTRATION: we need you to pre-register your attendance at the link indicated in your email by 8 August 2020

2. LINK TO THE ZOOM SESSION : this will be provided after you submit your pre-registration. 

3. LINK TO ONLINE COPIES: The Notice of Agenda of AGM, 2019 Annual Report & Audited Accounts and Minutes of the last AGM will be made available for viewing online. 

Updating Email and Mobile contact: However, if you did not receive the email, do ensure you update your email address and mobile contact with the church office at 96701800 immediately so that we can refurnish the links to you. 

Printed Copies: The aforesaid documents will be made available upon request (SMS or WhatsApp to 96701800). These may be collected through prior appointment made at BFEC church office between 27 July – 8 August (Mon – Fri), 3pm to 6pm only. 

Questions & Answers: With the time constraints of an online AGM and in the interest of giving opportunities for prayerfully-considered questions and answers, the Council invites members who have questions to submit them in writing to the Church Secretary. Email to seowcheng@bfec.org.sg by 8 Aug 2020. During the AGM, priority will be given to clarifications arising out of answers to these pre-submitted questions. 

I am confident the Lord will be pleased and all of us mutually blessed. 

Elder Alex Lo, Chairman, BFEC 


第46届常年大会布告

致受洗和转会进来的会员们:

我们不只为了履行教会会员的责任参加常年大会,这也是会员的特权;同时,常年大会也是大家一同欢庆和彼此交账的时刻。主也会在我们大会的主日与我们同在。因为疫情的缘故,我们这次的常年大会将在网上进行。

日期:2020年8月16日星期天
第一部: 上午9点 – 华语主日敬拜(如常通过YouTube频道进行)
第二部:上午 10点- 常年大会(AGM)通过Zoom直播(报告,财政等等)

参加常年大会是要肯定您在BFEC大家庭的会籍,一个教会需要会员们认真规定出席与参与教会的聚会,教会才能健康的运作。

根据我们的教会组织章程第5章:“凡属于福兰克福音堂会员有责任根据长执理事会的规定,如此时按时肯定自己的会员身份。除非有特殊原因,无法履行,否则将移到附属名册,暂停会员的身份。教会理事会可根据合理的解释来决定恢复会员的会籍”

让我们在这个常年大会聚会里再一次肯定我们自己的会籍。

今年,我们的长老团队要宣布: 

  • 委任 Roland Tan 为顾问长老
  • 委任 Derek Pang 为新任增选长老
  • 推选 Kelvin Ng and Joseph Oh为新执事

由于常年大会将通过上网进行,请确认您的邮件:

1. 预先登记注册 :我们需要您在2020年8月8日或之前预先登记注册您的出席 

2. ZOOM的链接:登记注册过后将会收到一个Zoom会议的链接说明

3. 网站文本的链接:大会议程,2019年度常年大会报告、财政审计和会议记录 (英文)将会提供给会员在网上阅读。

更新Email和手机联络号码:如果您没有收到任何邮件,请即刻通知教会您的更新Email或手机号码,我们就可以马上发出有关的链接给您。请简讯到9670 1800 通知教会。

影印本:如果需要大会有关的报告影印本,可SMS或Whatsapp 到96701800 预约时间到教堂办公室领取。领取文件时间:7月27日- 8月8日(星期一至星期五)下午3-6时。

问题解答:   由于上网的常年大会时间有限,为了提供更多机会可以回复会员所经过深思熟虑并祷告的提问,理事会邀请会员们若有提问,请在8月8日或之前,把提问以电邮方式,发给教会秘书seowcheng@bfec.org.sg

在大会进行中,这些预先呈上的事项将得到优先回复。

我相信主必喜悦,同时我们也必互相得到祝福。

主里,

​​

Elder Alex Lo, Chairman, BFEC

Alpha Online

Alpha Online is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life & what the Christian belief is all about. Now available on Zoom, it is a pressure-free platform where one can ask anything. Best of all, you do not have to leave the comfort of your home to do this.

Join us over 8 Friday nights
Starting Friday 24 July 2020
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Click this link to register — https://bfec.sg/register

Topics covered:
Session 1: Who is Jesus?
Session 2: Why Did Jesus Die?
Session 3: How Can I Have Faith?
Session 4: Why and How Should I Pray?
Session 5: Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
Session 6a: Who is the Holy Spirit?
Session 6b: How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
Session 7: How Does God Guide Us?
Session 8: How Can I Resist Evil?

40.Day 2020

In the Long Run is the theme of 40.Day 2020. It’s a listening journey through the Sermon to the Hebrews. You are invited to zoom in starting from July First 2020. https://lovesingapore.org.sg/40day/2020/

Theme for each week:

Week 1  On Your Mark
Week 2  Captain and Coach
Week 3  Footprints of Faith
Week 4  Trophies of Grace
Week 5  Final Lap
Week 6  Finish Line

Power Praise Sunday 17 May 2020

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Time: 9.00 am to 11.00am

Format: In two parts

Part 1: 9.00 – 10.00 am. This is a pre-recorded online worship and prayer service led by various Elders via BFEC’s Facebook or Youtube as per the usual website link: bfec.org.sg/sermons/

Part 2: 10.00 (or immediately after Part 1 ends) – 11.00 am.

*This is a prayer-ministry time organised LIVE on ZOOM: bfec.sg/pps

In Part 2, all the Elders will come online, together with some of our pastoral staff. The reason we are doing Part 2 in real-time is so that we can pray with you and for you. ZOOM has the ability to create virtual break-out rooms so there will be an opportunity for sharing and prayers in much smaller groups. As all this is held on Sunday morning, we do hope that you will purpose to join in.

*If you are an existing zoom user, all you have to do is to go to this link: bfec.sg/pps

If you have never used Zoom, go to https://zoom.us/downloads to download the Zoom app, then click the link bfec.sg/pps

SERVING OUR MIGRANT WORKERS

SERVING OUR MIGRANT WORKERS

BFEC has earmarked 2 opportunities where you and I can volunteer to serve the migrant workers in Singapore

‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:40

1) PROJECT PROVIDENCE

Project Providence is a crisis intervention alliance working in collaboration across organisations including churches, para-church organisations, and individuals with the capacity to serve migrant workers in Singapore affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Many of these workers are faced with a very uncertain future including where to rest their heads.

What you will be doing:

Manning the Helpline for Migrant Workers
provide callers with information regarding accommodation, finance, emotional support, and support that other NGOs provide

Befriend Migrant Workers
be a friend, talk and listen.

Training will be provided.
You do not have to be a trained counsellor to volunteer with Project Providence.

What is the commitment?
Manning the helpline will be done remotely in your own home. The Helpline operates from 9am to 9pm daily and each volunteer mans the line on a 3-hour shift rotation.
You can choose to man the Helpline on slots convenient to you, like in the evenings or weekends.

How do I sign up?
Please contact fangfang.tan@bfec.org.sg if you would like to volunteer in this capacity.

What if I know of Migrant Workers who need help?
You may ask the migrant workers to contact the Project Providence helpline at 87177559 between 9am to 9pm

33 “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. 34 You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34

2) CRISIS RELIEF ALLIANCE

Crisis Relief Alliance (CRA) needs volunteers with cars as well as those without cars to help with NON-CONTACT deliveries of essential stuff (ad-hoc meals, sanitisers, and other stuff when suppliers cannot provide delivery services) to migrant workers staying at factory-converted dorms in the Eastern zone of Singapore

As a volunteer, you will be given exemption similar to that of essential workers. CRA will provide an authorisation letter from the authorities.

How often are the deliveries?
The volunteers will be notified as and when there’s a demand. The leaders in charge of the Eastern zone will coordinate efforts among the volunteers.

What if I can’t carry heavy stuff but I can drive my car?
CRA will match volunteers to help. Those without cars but can carry stuff, with those who can drive but cannot carry stuff.

How do I sign up to be a volunteer?
Please contact geok_chye@yahoo.com.sg

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13:1-2