Hope Beyond Cancer

Cancer, the illness that strikes fear in our hearts, coming when we least expect it, and testing the faith of patients, families and friends.

Dr Wong Lea Choung 黄礼聪医生 (Radiation Oncologist, NUH) shares practical advise and Biblical wisdom for patients and caregivers on how to deal with the many aspects of cancer treatment.

Simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin. 将有同步中文传译。

Please sign up at https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/hope-beyond-cancer-tickets-65624662131

Have a Date with your Spouse

A time to rediscover and reconnect with each other.

7 Fridays, 16 Aug to 27 Sep 2019,  7.30pm to 9.30pm

  • Building strong foundations
  • The Art of Communications
  • Conflict Resolution
  • The Power of Forgiveness
  • The Impact of Family
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Love in Action

Contact Shirley Soo to register

Is There More To Life Than This?

What on earth am I here for?
What gives my life true meaning?
Ever searched for the meaning of life but somehow got stuck, distracted or frustrated?
You’re not alone. And because life is worth exploring, we’ve created a safe place where you can ask anything. It’s called The Alpha Course. Millions have tried it and have come away really glad they did.

Millions of people around the world have benefitted from the Alpha Course. So can you!

What is it?

  •  The Alpha Course is simply a pressure-free opportunity for anyone to explore the meaning of life.
  • Held over 6 weeks, it consists of thought-provoking talks about key issues, offering perspectives from the Christian faith.

What is involved?

  • Breakfast is served from 8.30 am.
  • Talk: A 45-min Talk addressing a key issue.
  • Discussion: Participants break into Discussion groups to ask questions & express opinions.
  • We end promptly at 11.00 am.
  • There will be a full-day session on 7 Sep (Sat) where we will go in-depth on some very important topics.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who has questions about the meaning of life, or is simply keen to investigate Christianity.

How much does it cost?

  • The Course itself has been sponsored.

Where it is held?

  • The weekly talks are held at Bethesda Frankel Estate Church (BFEC), 4 La Salle Street, Singapore 456930 (next to Bethesda Katong Kindergarten)

When does it start?

  • The Alpha Course held in BFEC starts from Saturday 27 July 2019 (see schedule of talks).

 

Schedule of Talks
Date & Topic

  • 27 July ——– 1. Who is Jesus?
  • 03 August — 2. Why did Jesus die?
  • 17 August — 3. How can we have faith?
  • 24 August — 4. Why and how do I pray?
  • 31 August — 5. Why and how should I read the bible?
  • 7 September (Full-day)
    — Who is the Holy Spirit?
    — What does the Holy Spirit do?
    — How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
    — How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

Contact alpha@bfec.org.sg to find out more

Life Explored

What’s the best gift God could give you?

What makes life worth living?
Is it possible to be truly happy?
How can God meet our desire for happiness?
(Who even is God?)

Join our young adults as we think about these questions together and search for true, lasting happiness in life.

Seven Saturdays starting 13 July 2019, 2-4 PM at Bethesda Frankel Estate Church

Contact Sharon.Ngoo@bfec.org.sg to find out more

5-part Missions and Social Action Pulpit Series (30 June – 28 July 2019)

The past decades have seen tremendous changes impact everyone across the entire globe. Globalization, technological advancements, environmental upheavals, rising global population and greying populations are some examples. These changes also have a significant impact on the landscape of missions and social action both globally and also in Singapore. 

Does BFEC have New Wineskins to hold such new wine? Does new wineskins mean more flexibility in our church structure & culture and policies & funding; to “encourage” new wine and also to store & mature it. What about old wine and old wineskins? Can they co-exist with new wine and new wineskins as both still serve God’s purpose in the diversity of Missions and Social Action? How can we challenge Frankelites to serve as new wine missionaries to the least reached or as social action ministers at Kampung Siglap?

Pray for Bro Willy Ong, Aaron Tan, Vincent Lim, Bishop E Robert Solomon and Ps Andrew Khoo as they help answer these questions.

Baptism and Membership Class #2

Baptism & Membership Class #2 (30 Jun, 7, 14 & 21 Jul) with Baptism on 18 Aug. 

Baptism  is a  public  proclamation of our faith, that we will follow Jesus as Lord, having believed in Him as the One who died for our sins to be reconciled to God. 

Come attend the baptism classes to prepare yourself & clarify your convictions as we learn more about how to grow & serve together in this BFEC community.

Membership Transfer: You only need to attend 2 sessions on 14 Jul & 21 Jul.

Application forms for Baptism/Membership Transfer can be obtained from the church office. Closing date for completed form, with one photo: 23 June.

AGM Sunday – 26 May 2019

As announced on 5 May 2019 in our church bulletin, our Annual General Meeting combined worship service will be held on Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 9.30am in BFEC.

It is the privilege and duty of members to participate in this special “annual general meeting” worship service. Let’s come together to celebrate and give thanks to the Lord for how He had led BFEC for the past year.

We look forward to seeing all members at the coming AGM and affirming your membership*.

*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 discretion to restore a person where a reasonable explanation has been given.”

 

  • Kindly bring along your NRIC so that we can scan for faster and more accurate registration.
  • Annual Report & Audited Accounts are available for members. Please sign for it at the church office. (One copy per family)  In the interest of giving more opportunities for prayerfully considered questions and answers within the constraints of time during the AGM, the  Council invites members who have questions/suggestions to submit them in writing to the Church Secretary either by hand or email to  seowcheng@bfec.org.sg, by  19 May 2019. Remember to include your full name. During the AGM, priority will be given to oral clarifications arising out of answers to pre-submitted questions.
  • Creche, KSS, JSS will be open. Parents, please bring your children to the worship segment first at 9.30am.
  • Grow@Noon will join in this service.
  • Chinese Service members will jointly participate in this service from the Chapel (via video link at 10.45am).
  • Regular Frankelites who are non-members are all welcome to join in this AGM service.
  • As before, the AGM will end with lunch fellowship