Hi, Grace Bible Church!
Here’s a brief rundown of what’s coming up over the next days and weeks at Grace:
We hope you can join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord this Christmas! We will have our regular Sunday morning service on December 23rd at 9:30 am, as well as a candlelight Christmas Eve service on December 24th at 5:00 pm. We look forward to celebrating together!
*The Buddies Team will be providing a basket of activities and sensory tools in the Multi-purpose Room during the Christmas Eve service for families that might find this helpful.
Our Christmas Eve service is just a few days away, and we’re hoping to have volunteers bring Christmas cookies and treats to share after the service. We would like to have at least 20 dozen plates of cookies – both regular and gluten free options. The cookies need to be dropped off at the tables in the foyer by 4:45 pm, and then we will enjoy them after the service is finished. Please click the link below if you are able to bring some treats, or if you’d be available to help with set up or clean up. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!BRING COOKIES OR VOLUNTEER
We’ve created an Advent and Christmas playlist on Spotify to help you familiarize yourself with the songs that we’ll be singing together this December. There are so many good songs both old and new that we get to sing this season, and we pray that they serve you well in helping the word of Christ to dwell in you richly!
Membership Presentation | January 13th
Our next membership presentation is coming up on January 13th. This is where new members of Grace Bible Church are presented to the church body during the service. If you are interested in becoming a member of Grace Bible, click on the “become a member” link below. To be included in the next presentation, please complete the process by January 6th.BECOME A MEMBER
With December 30th being the last Sunday of the year, all tithes received that day at our regular Sunday service will, of course, be counted toward 2018 giving. If you are considering mailing checks to Grace, make certain that they are dated and postmarked on or before December 31st to be counted toward 2018 giving. For those utilizing online giving, please do this no later than noon on Thursday, December 27th to ensure that the posting will be completed by December 31st. If you are desiring to tithe toward missions or benevolence and have a specific mission or benevolence need, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the specifics. Unfortunately, Planning Center does not currently have a way to communicate specific giving for benevolence and missions, so we need to hear directly from you on that.
Anyone desiring to contribute stocks or other securities should contact Scott Lamoreaux, treasurer, via email at email@example.com as soon as possible. Transfers of securities must be initiated on or before December 24th to be completed prior to the 31st.
Also, please remember that because the City is going to be closing at the end of this month, we are transitioning all online giving over to a new platform called Planning Center Giving. Please begin using Planning Center as soon as you can for your online giving to Grace by clicking the link below. Thank you for supporting the ministry of Grace Bible Church!PLANNING CENTER GIVING
We’d like to remind you that Orphanages of Kenya has provided a bottle and can drop-off at GBC as a way to raise money for the ministry. Bring your recyclable cans and bottles to church on Sundays and deposit them in the drop-off located on the north side of the administration building. It will be open every Sunday after church on an ongoing basis. There will be a team member there to assist you with your deposits. For more detailed information on how and what to donate, click on the “more information” button below.MORE INFORMATION
Did you miss last week’s sermon? Watch “Fullness Restored” from Ruth 4:13-22.
This Sunday we will look together at Matthew 1:1-16, as we look at the genealogy of Christ. We encourage you to read ahead and come prepared to hear from God’s word.
Click the titles below to listen to the songs that we’ll sing this weekend, or even better, go subscribe to our Sunday’s Songs playlist on Spotify!
November Missionary Highlight | Brodie & Katie McClain
After four years of church planting near downtown L.A., the Lord began to slowly place a burden on the hearts of Brodie and Katie McClain for unreached and unchurched areas across the globe. After a lot of prayer and a short-term trip, the Lord led them to the Republic of Georgia as the answer to this prayer. Working with a fellowship of national believers, the goal is to see a gospel church planted in each of the 6000 villages across the country (currently they estimate around 20 such churches exist). Alongside church-planting efforts, the McClains have a desire to minister to orphans and widows, with the aim of setting up an orphanage and a place of refuge in Georgia. They have also established an English school, which is a fairly intense program meeting four times per week. There are currently about twenty students involved.