COVID-19

21 March 2020

We are currently facing challenging circumstances within our community, country and across the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly in such a time of crisis, our Church seeks to comply with all recommendations, guidelines and regulations from the Baptist Association and our governments.

The Diaconate (Church Leadership) have carefully discussed the latest directions from our Prime Minister and National Cabinet regarding indoor gatherings; please see https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-0

Unfortunately, we do not believe that we can manage effective compliance with this direction for our Church Services and other gatherings.

With deep sadness therefore, we have made the decision to suspend all Granville Community Baptist Church services and gatherings—effective IMMEDIATELY until further notice.

We believe that this will minimise the potential risk to our congregation and visitors in this difficult time and is in line with recommendations from the Baptist Association.

Moving forward, we are looking to setup regular electronic communication channels; please drop back her reasonably regularly for the latest information.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to your ongoing support for the Church.

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