COVID-19

27 February 2021 – UPDATE

Our Church family has been greatly blessed by being able to meet in fellowship for worship over the past weeks. This is in line with the conditions laid out within our COVID-19 Safety Plan.

We are all still coming to terms with the things that are making Church different in 2021 to what it has been before…

a) All attendance will need to be recorded (we recommend and support the use of the Service NSW app); and

b) We have a clearly defined seating plan, which means that attendees may be asked to sit in a place that they are not used to. We will of course make every effort to ensure that households can remain together; and

c) Until further notice, the other buildings on our property are open – other than the toilets; and

d) ALL attendees need to remain seated during the service and not move around, and kids in particular will need to stay with a parent/carer; and finally

e) Our COVID-19 Safety Plan requires that we minimise any gathering around the property after the Service.

The matter of congregational singing is a complicated one, with the regulations essentially requiring a trade-off between singing and having more people in the services. We all look forward to a resolution to this dilemma very soon.

The leadership team is grateful for the cooperation and support of the overall congregation as we continue to explore different ways of practicing worship in 2021.

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

27 February 2021: Although Sunday worship services have recommenced, most/all other activities of the Church remain either suspended or operating over systems such as Zoom.
Please contact the nominated point or email secretary@granvillebaptistchurch.com for more information.

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 xxx on xx