COVID-19

3 July 2020 – UPDATE

The Church Leadership have met a couple of times recently by video conference to discuss the process and timing for the Church to resume services and fellowship activities.

All of the leadership team deeply desire a return to worship, teaching and fellowship and we are conscious that many of the congregation do so too. We are also however, deeply aware of our moral and legal responsibilities to our congregation and community. As such, we prayerfully believe that the time to resume is not just yet.

There is no one point that has brought us to this decision; rather a combination of a number of factors, including:

  • the limitations of our building size and the current rules around floorspace per person;
  • the requirements for cleaning before and after every use;
  • the need to record contact details for all attendees; and
  • the prohibition on congregational singing.

We are in process of preparing a formal COVID-19 Safety Plan to inform our future directions and the leadership team will continue to meet regularly to work towards resuming Church activities.

Some helpful resources

Here is a short list of resources that you may find helpful while unable to attend Church:

GCBC

Other Baptist Churches we know:

Television

Channel 72

  • Sunday 7:30 am Leading the Way-Dr Michael Yousef
  • Sunday 8:00 am David Jeremiah

Channel 92

  • Sunday 7:00 am Leading the Way
  • Sunday 7:30 am In Touch Ministries with Charles Stanley

ABC

  • Sunday 11:30 am Songs of Praise

Radio

HOPE 103.2 FM: 8:00 am (after the news) Christian Growth with Simon Manchester

Playgroup Suspended

With regret, we advise that the Granville Community Baptist Church Playgroup meetings have been suspended as of Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice.

This is in line with advice from Playgroup NSW as a response to the current COVID-19 crisis in our community.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please come back to our site for any updates and contact playgroup@granvillebaptistchurch.com for any further information.

CARE Fellowship

C.A.R.E (Christ’s Ambassadors Rescuers Evangelists) Fellowship is run by the Filipino members of our congregation primarily, but not exclusively, for people from the Philippines. They meet on last Saturday of every month and have an active home Bible Study program.

The CARE team actively maintain their Facebook page, visit them at facebook.com/carefellowship

Mission

 

Ongoing Mission Support

We regularly support a number of missionaries through prayer and giving, from organisations including:

 Global Interaction is the international cross-cultural sending agency of Australian Baptist churches and facilitates the service of Australian Baptists in Christ’s global mission. The headquarters are in Melbourne.

 

 

SIM calls God’s people to partner with them and venture into the farthest corners of the world so together we can share the Good News about Jesus with the least reached.

 

 

Church Life

Decision-Making/Leadership

Our Church is affiliated with the Baptist Assembly of NSW accepting its responsibility to support and share ministries undertaken by the denomination. Recognising the headship of Jesus Christ and the leadership of the Holy Spirit, our church is governed in line with the fundamental Baptist principle of the autonomy of the local church and congregational government. In line with the provisions of Section 6 of our Constitution, our church has a leadership team consisting of the pastor, secretary, treasurer and deacons. This team meets monthly and as needed. We have quarterly and annual business meetings which are open to both members and non-members.

Music

Our church uses a wide range of music from traditional hymns and choruses to contemporary songs. We aim for flexibility and balance in our style of worship. We have a team of musicians playing organ, piano and violin each Sunday. We also have a band formed by our Filipino young people who currently play on special occasions. In the past, they have played regularly. A number of primary and secondary aged children in our Church have formed a choir called “Aratas”, they practise each Sunday morning and give regular performances during our services.

Missionaries

Our church supports a number of missionaries, both overseas and here in Australia. Each month we focus on a different mission with regards to prayer and financial support. A number of our members are retired missionaries and are still active in supporting world missions.

Church activities

Playgroup

For Parents & Pre-school Children

Includes: Craft, Morning Tea, Playing Time, Music

Tuesday 10:00—12:00 pm

Contact Michelle on playgroup@granvillebaptistchurch.com for more information

English Classes

FREE! All nationalities welcome

Wednesday and Friday 9:30—11:30 am during school terms

After School Kids’ Club

For Kids – Kindergarten to Year 6

Includes: Games, Afternoon Tea, Craft, Music, Bible Story

Thursday  3:15—5:00 pm during school terms

For more information call Margaret on 9629 2126 or 0407 898 626