ANNOUNCEMENTS

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  


Weekly Schedule

Sundays

8:30 AM - Prayer Time

9:00 AM - Sunday School

10:15 AM - Worship Service (Online and In-person)

 

Wednesdays

11:00 AM - Prayer Meeting

6:30 PM - Youth Group & GCkids Camps


 

Youth Night Shift

Youth are invited to hang out at church on Friday, April 19 from 6 –11 PM. We will eat dinner, spend some time in God’s Word, and then play some games. Dress to be active and bring your favorite Nerf blaster. We’ll have extra for those that don’t have any. Friends are always welcome. Sign up online at our website. The cost is $5.

 

 

GCKids: All Team Training

If you serve in the children’s ministry in any way, this training is for you! If you are considering joining any of the GCKids Teams, this event would be a great opportunity to decide which team might be the best fit. Join us on Saturday, April 27 from 2-4 PM. Register online at gcmc.info.

 

Baby Shower

All ladies are invited to a church baby shower on Sunday, April 28 at 2 PM to celebrate the birth of  Crisanto Antonio Palomo  to parents, Carla and Evan. Please sign up at the Info Center. For a link to their registry, pick up a card at the Info Center or click on this link

 

National Day of Prayer

Our community National Day of Prayer event is being held at the Battell Center in Mishawaka on Thursday, May 2 at noon. A group from Gospel Center will plan to eat out at Fazoli’s following the service. Please join us.

 

Brunch Bridal Shower

All ladies are invited for a Brunch Bridal Shower for Leah Hoover on Saturday, May 11 at 10 AM in the church lobby. Leah and her fiancé, Samuel Shaferly, are registered at Target and Amazon.

 

Pictures Needed

If you have pictures from the construction of the sanctuary from 2004-07, would you please share them with us? We want to create a short history of that project to inform newer attendees about our building fund. Please contact Becca in the church office at 574-288-4477 or bwillis@gcmc.info.

 

VBS Save the Date

Vacation Bible School is set for June 23-27 in the evening! Mark your calendars! You can also save your spot on our VBS team by filling out the form on our website titled “GCKids Team” or by writing VBS Team on a Connect Card.

 

Youth Summer of Service (SOS)

SOS is a collaborative effort between area churches and community partnership to impact Michiana with the love of Jesus. Students stay on the campus of Bethel University and serve in various projects and kindness activities, as well as having sessions with a speaker and worship. The dates for SOS are June 13-15. Registration forms can be picked up at the Info Center or found here. For the lowest rate, forms are due by April 24.


Small Groups

Do you want to know people in the church personally?  Do you want a group to share prayer requests with and to pray for?  Do you want to grow with other Christians in your faith?  We encourage everyone to join a small group.  Just use a Connect Card to let us know. Early January is the time to sign up so that groups are formed and meeting by February.


Prairie Camp

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer! Prairie Camp is a Christian camp located in Goshen that has been ministering to families for over 135 years. It is a ministry of the Missionary Church, North Central Region. They offer camps for a variety of ages during the summer (Kindergarten—12th grade).  For more information and to register, you can visit their website: www.prairiecamp.org.

 

Camp Scholarships

We are grateful to be able to offer partial scholarships for children and youth to attend Prairie Camp! If you are a regular attender at Gospel Center, you qualify—but you must apply before the deadlines in May! The applications for children and youth can be found at the Info Center or online at our website. 

 

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study, led by Missy Bayer, meets in Room N103 from 12:30-2:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. 


Gospel Center Community Basketball

Our basketball outreach has resumed. Play for school-age students (4th grade and up) will be from 11:30—1:00 PM on Sundays. Lunch will be served. Adult play will be from 5:30-7:00 PM. No meal will be served for the evening time. Childcare will not be provided. Waivers will be required for both groups. If you like playing basketball, or know someone who does, please make note of this opportunity. If you have further questions, fill our a Connect Card or talk with Mark or Lisa Burns.


Pickleball Open Play

Gospel Center has a league on Thursday evenings that is currently filled, but there is also Open Play on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM.  

  

Inclement Weather

Tis the season for winter weather that may potentially affect us from being able to hold services or activities. In the event that we need to cancel church due to weather, we will broadcast our closure on WNDU16 and WSBT22 TV stations. According to our church policy, midweek activities will be cancelled if South Bend schools are cancelled. As always, use personal discretion when choosing to travel during winter weather.



 

    

        

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AND GIVE


Basketball Ministry Lunch

The basketball ministry needs people who would be willing to supply the lunch for 15-20 school-age boys on Sundays after the service.


Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is looking to stock our shelves. Items that are especially needed right now are: pancake mix, syrup, pasta sides, rice sides, boxed potatoes, soups, canned ravioli, and cereal. Items can be dropped off in the donation bin in the foyer or to the church office during office hours. Please do not donate outdated items.

  

Adopt a Landscaping Area

Again this year, we are offering the opportunity to help keep the Gospel Center grounds beautiful! There are 10 areas around the church building that need to be maintained. A signup sheet and maps are available at the Welcome Center. Please choose an area that you or your family would be willing to maintain by weeding and trimming throughout the summer and fall. Thank you for your faithful service.


River Park Community Cleanup Day

Join with others on Saturday, May 4, to help cleanup the neighborhood. Sign up at the Info Center.  Meet at FastSigns parking lot at 8 AM to receive assignments. This is a great opportunity to be visible in our community.


Blessing Bethel

Join with others to serve the Bethel University campus by tackling a variety of projects.  It’s a week of service, May 19-24.  For info and sign up please get a flyer from the Community Board.

   

GCKids Volunteers

GCKids has seen an increased need for new people to join our teams! There are many opportunities available that suit different talents and personalities. If you would like more information on how you can have a Christian influence in the lives of kids at Gospel Center, contact Tara Blankinship or write "GCKids Team” on your Connect Card.

 

Sermon Intercessors

Prayer calls upon God to open hearts and minds of people to His Word as it is preached. Prayer calls upon God to fill the preacher with wisdom and power to declare the Word of God with boldness, clarity, and grace. We would like to have two people every Sunday in the prayer room during the sermon. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please fill out a Connect Card and write “Sermon Intercessor” on it.

  

Ways to Give Financially

Besides the offering taken during the morning service, there are four easy ways to give a financial donation. You can give in our church offering box located on the wall outside the sanctuary doors, online at our church website, mail it into our church office, or by texting your donation amount to 574-281-4998.