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)

11:30 AM & 5:30 PM—Basketball Ministry

 

Wednesdays

11:00 AM—Prayer Meeting

6:30 PM—Youth Group & Kids Camps

 

 

 


Luminos Concert

You won’t want to miss the Luminos Concert on Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 PM. Luminos is a modern acapella vocal group made up of Bethel alumni. Invite your friends for a night of great music! There will be cookies in the lobby following the concert.


Advent Prayer Room

The purpose of Advent is to spend time reflecting and preparing our hearts for the coming of Jesus. This Advent season, the GC prayer room will have weekly prayer guides that will help you to reflect and pray. Each station will align with Pastor Jon’s sermon series, “The Character of Christmas.” The prayer room is available on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 PM, and during church office hours, Tuesday—Thursday, 9 AM—3 PM.

 

Adult Sunday School Classes

Most of our adult Sunday School classes will begin a new quarter, “From Captivity to Restoration,” on December 4, as we go through the Gospel Project’s study of the Bible. It’s a great time to get plugged into a Sunday School class if you aren’t already.

 

Nominations

Church members, if you would like to nominate someone to be elected for a church position or would like more information about the process, please pick up a nomination packet at the Welcome Center and submit it to Pastor Jon or the church office by November ?27.

 

Annual Business Meeting

Our annual meeting to elect church positions and approve the 2023 budget will take place on Sunday, December 4, following the morning worship service.


Christmas Dinner

We will be having our annual church Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 11 following the worship service. Please sign up at the Welcome Center so that we can plan accordingly. You may also fill out a Connect Card and write “Church Dinner” along with how many from your family will be attending.  All items for the meal are provided by the church.

 


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 the 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

Harvest Offering

Every year we receive a special offering to give thanks to God and to bless His church. This year’s Harvest Offering will be Sunday, November 27. Donations may be applied to our building fund, a Walk thru the Bible event, or gym door improvements. We encourage everyone to participate. Please prayerfully consider how God would have you support this year’s offering. There is a handout at the Welcome Center if you would like more details about this year’s projects.


GCKids Winter Camps

GCKids Winter Camps will kick off on January 11. If you are interested in sharing a skill or hobby you have with a group of kids for 6 Wednesday evenings, write “I want to teach a kid’s camp!” on a Connect Card or email Tara at tblankinship@gcmc.info.

     

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 want two people every Sunday in the prayer room praying during the sermon. If you are interested in this ministry, please let us know by filling out a Connect Card and writing “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.


 

  

  

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