Family News

Sunday’s Message: ROOTS – Mike Cope

 

ATTENDANCE & CONTRIBUTION:
November 19, 2017
Worship Services – 654
Bible Class – 402
No Wednesday Evening Service
Contribution $73,586.06

 
BABY SHOWER
A baby shower for Rachelyn Copeland and baby boy Sawyer will be Sunday, December 3, 2:00-3:30pm, in the home of Katie Maxwell, 3224 Camarie Ave. Selections are at Babies R Us and Target.

 

BAPTISMS
Tavin Jones, 7th grade daughter of Kevin and Tamara Jones, was baptized November 21, by her dad.

Dean Soper, husband of Cinda Soper, was baptized November 9 by Barry Thomas.

 

DANCE & TONE CLASS
Hey Ladies!! There is a dance and tone class that meets in the gym eachMonday and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm, and Saturday morning at 9:00am.  Come check it out and bring a friend!

 

FAMILY MISSION TRIP
Family Mission Trip to Mission Lazarus Honduras – June 13-20
Please see Wendy Humphries for more information about this Mission Trip.

 

FOOD TRUCKS
Food trucks are returning to the GCR campus!  Each Tuesday will once again be hosting food trucks in our parking lot. Vendors will be available from 11:00am-2:00pm for lunch. Seating will be available inside and outside, weather permitting. Plan to stop by for lunch, and take some time to visit with Lee High School students and staff, as well as our friends and neighbors from the community. 

 

GCR KIDS
For the month of November, the Children’s Offering will be going to Eternal Threads.

 

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events:
Mother/Daughter Cookies and Canvas – Sunday, December 3
GCR Kids Christmas Pageant – Wednesday, December 13

 

GCR MUSIC
Be sure and follow the GCR Music playlists:  www.gcrcc.org/gcrmusic

 

HOLIDAY BLESSINGS
On Sunday, November 26, we will begin collecting items and gift cards for Mission Agape in the days leading up to Christmas. We want to bless them during this holiday season and help them begin a new year with resources to meet as many needs as possible in our community. Be sure to look for a list and a shopping bag in the south rotunda. Once you purchase items, bring them back to GCR and place them under the Christmas tree.

 

HOUSTON RELIEF EFFORTS
In the past few months, GCR has helped the Houston area recover from hurricane Harvey.   However, the need is still great.  One church we’ve helped has over 600 pending clean up requests and we know of several other churches with similar needs.  They need workers and they need a lot of them.  

If you are willing to lead, we will help you build a work trip. We will help with promotion.  We will help with funding.  In fact, the elders have set aside $25,000 for this effort, so finances should not be an obstacle. We will also help with logistics. Trips can be next month, next year, a week long, or just a long weekend.  It will be up to the team leader to decide.  

Contact Michael Humphries if you would like to help lead a trip or would just like to learn more.

 

JESSE TREE DEVOTIONAL BOOK
The Jesse Tree Devotional Books are available in the South Rotunda! This Devotional Book was written by members of GCR for each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas Day. These are devos you can do with your family, your friends, or even alone. 

Join the many members of GCR as we follow the stories in the bible that lead up to Christ’s birth, and how each one whispers the name of Jesus.

 

MERGE (5th-6th grade)
We will be taking a break from our monthly Merge event until January. We would like for our Merge families to pray about coming to our Parent Seminar on December 10! Sign up online.

 

NOVEMBER WEDNESDAYS
November 29 – Lost Arts: Rest with David Ayres

 

ONE TO ONE TUTORING
1 to 1 Tutoring is a valuable and growing ministry that partners local churches with schools to provide students with access to a resource that is greatly needed, but often cost prohibitive.
 

Each Tuesday afternoon, volunteers from GCR meet in the Lee High School Library to help students with their schoolwork. As the program continues to expand, we need tutors in ALL subjects! You do not have to be an expert…the only requirement is basic knowledge of a subject, and a willingness to help students study or complete assignments. We are also in need of volunteers to provide food each week. This is a great opportunity to get to know some amazing young people and show our support for the teachers and counselors who invest so much in the lives of our local youth. Sign up in the South Rotunda, or contact Valerie Tinker for more information.

 

PARENT SEMINAR
We are hosting a Parent Seminar on December 10 from 2:00-7:30pm. Robert Oglesby, a professor and Director of Youth and Family Ministry at ACU, will be joining us and giving us insight on some of the difficulties parents face in 2017. This one day event will be an opportunity to learn about some of the biggest pressures that our kids face and how we can best support them as parents and mentors.   Sign up online now or talk to Jason Allen if you have more questions!

 

SAVE THE DATE
December 10 - Special Contribution

 

TOP TEN MISSION AGAPE AND KING’S STOREHOUSE NEEDS
Chili
Soup
Oatmeal
Corn
Ranch style beans
Cereal
Crackers
Fruit cocktail
Spaghetti sauce
Spaghetti noodles

 

YOUTH (7th-12th grade)
We will have a special Christmas movie night on November 26 from 5:00-7:00pm at the building. Wear your best Christmas gear and come enjoy some snacks and hangout together!

Here are the dates for the 2018 summer trips! The costs are listed, but your students will also have opportunities to earn more money toward their trip cost. More information about these opportunities will come soon! If you have any questions about the summer schedule, please talk to one of the youth staff! 

Camp Barnabas: June 8-15 (Cost is $175)
Mission Lazarus: June 22-28 (Cost is $1,500)
Camp Glorieta: July 17-22 (Cost is $300)