Author: Admin GBC

08 Feb

Update Email 2.8.2018

Admin GBC

Church Family,

Years ago I was invited to Cornerstone’s elder retreat. I came away with many good things, one of them being the practice of praying through the church directory. When GBC’s elders gather for a day retreat on Saturday we will spend a portion of our time praying for all of you. If you have a specific prayer request, just reply to this email and we will be certain to bring your need before the Lord.

Below is a brief update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • The elders will spend their Saturday (8am-5pm) praying and working on the vision and direction of GBC. Please pray that the Lord would bless our time. Pray for wisdom and a productive day.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • Student Ministries
    Once again, we are grateful for the Lord’s work in the lives of our students. We are happy to report that Romans 8 was read 169 times in this week’s YBL 2k18! Please pray for our students as they AMRAP Esther this week.
    For both HS & MS, this coming week, the 10th & 11th, is our “Don’t be My Valentine” party. Come prepared for some sweet Bingo, food, and Bible. Feel free to dress up and bring a friend!
  • Women’s Ministry
    Bible Study Feb. 20th in GBC study 7-9pm
  • GBC 101
    Our next GBC 101 is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th 12:30-2:30pm, in The Study. Lunch is provided and children are welcome. Simply reply to this email if you plan to attend. Please RSVP.
  • Camp Out Registration goes live online this Friday at 7pm!
    Follow this link to register.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Marc will lead us in singing, Dave Berry will preach Hebrews 8 and I will lead our service. Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

18 Jan

Update Email 1.18.2018

Admin GBC

Church Family,

Many of you are already aware that a Dexter McCarty 6th grader took their own life. I have been in contact with Dexter’s principal and told him that we are praying for the family and the school community and I offered GBC’s support during this difficult time. The offer was warmly received, but at this time no service from the church is necessary.

Below is an update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • Let’s pray this week for the students and faculty of DMMS. Pray for their comfort. And pray that through this tragic loss Christians will have open doors to display the love of Jesus Christ.   

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • New Addition
    The Lord blessed Ray and Clare Biggerstaff with a healthy baby boy, Graham John Biggerstaff. Born 1/13/17 weight – 8lb 1oz.
  • Children’s Ministry
    Our January Verse Card is ready. Parents, the verse card is a great tool for helping your children hide God’s word in their heart.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Amy Lyda will lead our service, we will pray for Nicole LeBlond and her upcoming trip to Haiti, Marc will lead us in singing and I will preach John 1:19-51, “The Way.” Please pray for our gathering, read over the text and come ready to worship.

13 Dec

Update Email 12.13.2017

Admin GBC

We are very much looking forward to our annual Christmas Brunch this coming Sunday. Many thanks to Michelle Waggoner and her team for working hard to coordinate the event. Also, our operations crew will be working overtime to pull off both our regular Sunday gathering and the meal that follows. If you think about it, thank Jason and Brett and everyone who serves to create a welcoming environment for outsiders and a worshipful environment for GBCers.

Below is a very full update on the life and ministry of GBC.

Here is how you can pray for GBC and our work in the world

  • This week let’s pray for our Christmas brunch. Pray for the remaining preparations. And pray that our time together will be profitable for welcoming new people and that it would serve to further enrich existing relationships.

Here is what’s happening in the life of the church

  • Christmas Brunch
    December 17th following the morning service
    A-H – Egg Dish
    J-R – Potato Dish
    S-Z – Fruit/Pastry Dish
    Please do not bring any items containing nuts.​

  • Student Ministries
    There is one more night of High School and Jr. High group before our Christmas Break. High School will meet this week 12/17 & Jr. High on 12/18.
    Christmas Break is December 19January 1st
    High School and Jr. High will resume January 7th & 8th

  • The Seed Company Project
    182 verses sponsored thus far
    496 verses left
    26.8% goal reached

  • Financial Peace University
    Led by Rocky and Kathy Rodriguez, starting January 21st from 330-530pm in the study. Contact Noel for more details.

  • Children’s Ministry:
    GBC kids have been practicing a few classic Christmas carols and their verse, Isaiah 9:6, each week in class! They will be sharing these with us on Dec. 24th during our family friendly service, as there are no classes that day. Marc will ask them to come up after communion to join him in leading the last set of worship. Lisa and Megan will have risers available and will be up front to situate them.

Our Upcoming Gathering

Lord willing, Dave Berry will lead our service, Marc will lead us in singing, and I will preach part two in our series on church membership. Please pray for our gathering and come ready to worship.