Good Friday Service
Join us for a time of meditative worship, scripture reading and prayer as we remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death at Calvary.
Childcare provided for children through age 4.
For our friends joining online, tune in at 6:30pm on our facebook page.
Children through grade 5 are welcome to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt after our Easter Sunday service! A short Easter story will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Come rain or shine!
Donations of bags of individually wrapped candy appreciated. Please drop off by Sun., April 2.
The book of Ecclesiastes can be one of the more puzzling books of the Bible. Some question why gospel hope seems absent, but others note that the writer paints a remarkable Christ-shaped silhouette where the darkness is masterfully painted in with the fullness of Him “in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” We can read Ecclesiastes with the benefit of knowing the whole story - that the puzzling aspects of life connect to create a coherent picture. We will learn how this book points to Christ as the satisfaction of our restless pursuits. Together, we will apply the truths presented by the author to better understand what is happing in the world today. This will inform our witness and reshape our appetites so that we may embrace life with new vigor and purpose. (Note: This class will not meet on Apr. 2 or Apr. 9)
Facilitator: Brian Stuart
Location: Fellowship Hall
All middle and high school girls are welcome. Participants should purchase the book “Get Out Of Your Head” by Jennie Allen, available at local and online bookstores. Contact Cassidy Tryon with questions.
Location: Youth Room
Facilitator: Cassidy Tryon
C.A.R.E. —> “Compassion in Action through Relationship and Encouragement”
Do you enjoy helping others who are experiencing challenging times? Come help us brainstorm how to effectively reach out to, help, encourage and just “be” with people in need. We serve those within GC and those in the local community with whatever needs exist. Snacks provided. Generally meets monthly – watch for info on upcoming dates.
Facilitator: Betty Casey
Play is good for people of all ages! Join us for a friendly pick-up game right here at GC!
Note for parents: The focus is on fun but there may be some level of competition. Please use your best judgement in allowing children to participate.
Join us for this video-based bible study followed by a viewing of the movie War Room, and a shared meal (9 weeks total).
“As a believer in Jesus, you are in an invisible war every day. It’s unseen and unheard, but it affects your life and everything that matters to you… Jesus has not left you unarmed, and the enemy always fails when he meets a woman properly dressed. The Armor of God, (based on Ephesians 6:10-20), more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.”
Facilitator(s): Christine Muller, Jennifer Rayburn
If you are involved in providing care for someone and would appreciate some support as you live out your faith in caregiving, please consider joining us. Anyone who might be caring for someone with dementia, a disability, mental illness, issues of aging, chronic illness, distance caregiving, or ANY type of issue requiring a caregiver is welcome. Generally meets monthly – watch for info on upcoming dates.
A light snack will be provided. If you would like to bring a bag lunch, please feel free to do so.
Facilitator: Willie Frederick
Location: Youth Room
This class addresses situations such as these from a Christian perspective with the purpose of motivating, equipping and training us to care for those who are going through hard times without becoming overwhelmed by their needs. Topics include Jesus’ mandate and scriptural examples, ways to connect and earn people’s trust, the art of listening, maintaining healthy boundaries, and ways to bring Jesus into our conversations. Classes include scripture study, video, testimonies, guest speakers, panel discussion, role playing and group sharing.
Adults and teens welcome.
Sign up online here or at the Welcome Table by April 16 (please indicate if childcare is needed).
Class will not meet on Mothers Day, May 14.
Facilitators: Bill & Betty Casey