Team Barnabas

Team Barnabas

Barnabas was a leader in the early Christian church. His name means ‘Son of Encouragement.’ He is first mentioned in the book of Acts, for his outstanding example of generosity when he sold his field and gave the money to the apostles to distribute to those in need (Acts 4:32-37).

Barnabas was also the one who recommended the great apostle Paul to the Christian community. Paul, who was originally Saul of Tarsus, had been known for persecuting and killing Christians. It is understandable why many Christians are suspicious of his motives after his radical conversion experience and became a preacher of the gospel. It was Barnabas who stood by him and introduced him to the apostles in Jerusalem (Acts 9:27).

Barnabas was no respecter of persons. He stood up against Paul in defense of a young disciple, John Mark, who had left them halfway in their first missionary journey. Paul was not willing to give John Mark a second chance. But Barnabas thought differently from Paul. He insisted on bringing John Mark along. In the end, Paul and Barnabas went separate ways, with Barnabas taking John Mark under his wing. Later on, John Mark proved himself to be profitable to the Lord’s ministry. And Paul acknowledged that in his epistle (2 Tim 4:11).

Barnabas truly lived up to his name – a son of encouragement. Will you be a Barnabas for God’s sake? Team Barnabas is started for such a cause of encouragement. And we want especially to fellowship with and to encourage the elderly, sickly and those in the non-working community. We meet every Thursday (except public holidays) from 3 to 4 pm. The venue is not fixed. It may be in a member’s home, around a hospital bed, or out in an open field. Pl see table below for the specific venue.

There will always be someone in need of your encouragement. Will you be part of our team? If you need transport, please contact Karen Lee.

May God bless Team Barnabas. Amen.

2018 Meetings
Date Venue
29 Nov Home of Mr Jeffrey Ong
22 Nov Home of Mdm Foo Thai
15 Nov (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
08 Nov (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
01 Nov (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
25 Oct Home of Mdm Foo Thai
18 Oct (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
11 Oct (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
04 Oct Home of Mr Jeffrey Ong
27 Sep Home of Mdm Foo Thai
20 Sep (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
13 Sep (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
06 Sep Home of Mr Jeffrey Ong
30 Aug Home of Mdm Foo Thai
23 Aug Home of Dn & Mrs Franco Wong
16 Aug (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
09 Aug -- No meeting (in view of Church Fellowship Day) --
02 Aug (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
26 Jul Home of Mdm Foo Thai
19 Jul (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
12 Jul (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
05 Jul Home of Uncle Jeffrey Ong
28 Jun (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
21 Jun Home of Mdm Foo Thai
14 Jun -- No meeting (in view of Church Camp) --
07 Jun Home of Dn & Mrs Franco Wong
31 May (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
24 May (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
17 May (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
10 May Home of Mrs Helen Lee
03 May Home of Uncle Jeffrey Ong
26 Apr Home of Mdm Foo Thai
19 Apr (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
12 Apr (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
05 Apr Home of Dn & Mrs Franco Wong
29 Mar 10th Anniversary: "God's Mercy Endureth Forever" (Ps 136)
Venue: home of Rev & Mrs Dennis Kwok
22 Mar Home or Mr Jeffrey Ong
12-14 Mar
(Mon to Wed)
4th Retreat: "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (Col 3:1-4)
Venue: Homestay, Malacca, Malaysia
08 Mar Home of Mdm Foo Thai
01 Mar (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
22 Feb Home or Mr & Mrs Eric Toh
15 Feb Home of Mr Tan Hian Meng (Mrs Ivy Wan's dad)
08 Feb (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
01 Feb (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
25 Jan (to be confirmed)
18 Jan (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
11 Jan (Calvary Pandan, Room 03-05)
04 Jan Home of Rev & Mrs Dennis Kwok

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