EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
8:30 AM - Prayer Time
9:00 AM - Sunday School
10:15 AM - Worship Service (Online and In-person)
11:00 AM - Prayer Meeting
6:30 PM - Youth Group & GCkids Camps
Annual Business Meeting
Our annual business meeting to elect church positions and approve the 2023 budget will take place on Sunday, December 3, following the morning worship service.
Christmas Food Assistance
The Deacons are offering Christmas meal boxes, including hams, for church and River Park families needing help. Boxes will be distributed December 16 and 17. If you know of someone in need or would like to request one, please call the church during office hours or submit a Connect Card with their contact info by December 3.
We will be having our annual church Christmas Dinner on Sunday, December 10 following the worship service. Please sign up at the Info 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.
December is a great time to join a Sunday School class. In December, most adult Sunday School classes being a new study from the Gospel Project, From Many People to One People. Adult classes are open to everyone. Join one from 9:00-10:00 AM each Sunday.
Community Bible Study Options
Community Bible Study for men and women will meet on Mondays from 7-8:30 PM at Gospel Center. There will also be a women’s Bible Study, including childcare (for 2-5 year olds), on Tuesdays mornings from 9:30-11 AM at Gospel Center. For more information or to register for either option, contact Carol Anglemeyer (574) 210-4631 or fill out a Connect Card and write “Community Bible Study.”
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.
Youth are invited to attend the Discover Conference on February 9-11. For the lowest rate, register by December 11. Further details and registration info are on the church website on the Student Ministry page.
Teen Quizzing Opportunity
The region is launching a new opportunity to promote teen quizzing—a mini-season with meets on February 3, 17, and March 2. This is designed for first-year teen quizzers or teens who are interested in trying quizzing for an abbreviated time commitment. Write “Teen Quizzing” on a Comment Card if you are interested or contact Rachel Kennedy. If you’d like to watch a quiz meet first, come and watch our meet on December 9 at Granger Missionary Church.
Young at Heart is sponsoring a Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 PM, and everyone is invited! Jayme Mester Reichanadter and children will be performing. A dessert fellowship will follow in Carey Hall. Invite a friend and come enjoy the evening.
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.
Upcoming Holiday Events at Gospel Center
Dec 10—All-Church Christmas Dinner
Dec 17— “Magnify” Children’s Christmas Program during morning service
Dec 24—Morning Worship Service—10:15 AM
(no Sunday School)
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service—5:30 PM
Dec 31—New Year’s Eve Worship Service—10:15 AM
(no Sunday School)
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AND GIVE
Christmas for Nuner
One of our goals as a church is to bless River Park, our immediate neighborhood. Nuner is our local elementary school just two blocks from the church. We have asked how we might be of blessing to them, and they have provided a list of supplies that they would like to have. There is a sign up sheet for these specific items at the Info Center. Donations should be dropped off at the Info Center by Sunday, December 17.
Christmas Cards for Shut-Ins
If you would like to spread some Christmas Cheer to our shut-ins, there is a mailing list and some Christmas Cards at the small table in the lobby next to the elevator.
Volunteering in GCkids or Student MInistry
There are always opportunities to get involved and serve in GC Kids Ministries and Student Ministries. If you are interested in learning more, fill out a Connect Card and write “GC Kids Volunteer” or “Student Ministry” on it.
There has been a growing need to help our River Park neighborhood with food items, and we are finding that our shelves are getting bare! We are not asking for specific food items at this time, but please make sure that donated items are non-perishable and non-expired. Items can be left in the bin in the foyer or dropped off to the office during business hours.
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.