Family News

Sunday, July 15

Ryan Chivington will continue with

“When God Builds A Church” sermon series --- Act 28

July 8, 2018
Worship Services –611
Bible Class – 399
Wednesday Evening Service - 187
Contribution $47,532.66

Taylor Cheaney – June 20
Josh McBryde – June 27
Doug Lykken – June 28
Jana Lykken – June 28
Elayne Hanson – July 1
Dixie Sherrill – July 6
Stephen Calverly – July 11

Baby Shower for Sarah Burkes, daughter of David and Tammy Horton, on Saturday, July 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm at the GCR Formal Room.  Sarah is expecting a boy in September and is registered at Target and  Instead of a card, if you would like, bring a book with a note inside. Old or new, the book will be cherished, But, don't feel obliged, it is up to you!

Join us for a Display Bridal Shower in honor of Amber Kay Merket, bride elect of Chase Holt, on Saturday, July 14, 10:30am to 12:00pm, at 525 Sir Barton Parkway.  Selections are at Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillards and Joanne’s Fine Gifts.

Please join us for a Bridal Shower to honor Samantha Smith, bride-elect of Clayton Waddell, on Saturday, July 21 at 2:00pm at 5905 Dunbarton Oaks Blvd.  Selections are at Dillards and Target.

Discover GCR is an opportunity for you to meet the staff and learn more about our vision, beliefs, and how to join the GCR family.  Joining the family means that GCR is no longer that church – it’s your church.  The next Discover GCR will be July 29 from 12:30 to 2:30pm in the Gym.  A meal is provided and free childcare will be available.  Please RSVP and sign up online at:\dgcr

The children’s offering for the month of July will go to Neelam’s Kids.

We have two more Summer Fun Days in July and we hope you and your child will plan to join us.  You may go to to sign up for each event individually.

MERGE (5th-6th grades) 
The Merge will meet regularly on Sunday mornings but on Wednesday nights this Summer, they will be serving in the Children’s Ministry! If you have any questions about the Merge group, contact Jason Allen at
YOUTH (7th-12th grades)

The youth group will have normal class on Sundays and be serving in the Children’s Ministry on Wednesday night, July 18. Hope to see you there!

Fun Academy needs you! We will fill our Family Center with more than 200 kids from hard places all summer long. Want to teach a FUN class? Help with our lunches? Read to kids? If you have just 45 minutes for a few days, we have a place for you! Contact Trisha Wall at (432) 770-0321 or Fun Academy dates are July 16-August 2.
FUN class teachers are the greatest need. Teach card games, art, woodworking, a sport, or anything you enjoy! 45 minutes a day for 3 or 4 days. Change the world right in our own space!

Jace and Bekah Allen, GCR’s Cambodia missionaries, will be at GCR this Sunday. They will be sharing about their mission work and progress during class time in the Beginning Years class (Room 301/302).  All are welcome to attend.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets each Tuesday morning at 6:30am in Room 100.
Men’s Morning Watch meets each Thursday morning at 6:30am in Room 100.

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cereal, spam, vienna sausage, mac & cheese, hamburger helper, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, beef ravioli, pop-tarts, applesauce cups

For shut-in communion, contact Eric Augesen at (432) 556-6457.

Seth Decker, Linda Galyon, Bill Garner, Bobbie Hagler, Wendal North, Debbie VanStavern, Jerry Ward

Nicholas Armstrong, son of Larry Armstrong.  Serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Florida, stationed in Kings Bay, Georgia.
Aaron Awtry, son of Sue and Gordon Awtry, is a Major in the Marines.
Jason Basaldua, nephew of Susie Dawson, is in the Air Force stationed in Germany.
James Mitchell Brown, son of Cary and Jill Brown, is stationed at Fort Campbell, KY as an Officer in the 101 Airborne.
Jeremy Courtney is an Army Medic in Kansas completing his training as an RN. He is the nephew of Dee Gaines.
Angel Esquivel, son of Ruben and Angie Esquivel, is serving in the Marine Corps, and is deployed in Afghanistan.
Ryan Haskins is a Cyber Officer in the Air Force stationed in San Antonio, Texas. He is the nephew-in-law of Dee Gaines.
Cameron Hatchett, son of Richard and Kim Hatchett, is serving in the Navy, currently stationed in Groton, CT.
Jacob Holbert is serving in the Navy as a submariner stationed on the USS Asheville out of Hawaii. He is the nephew of Becky McWhirter, and the grandson of Joe and Brenda Smith.
Nate McCready, son of Kem McCready, is serving in the Army, stationed at Ft. Huachuca, AZ.
Jacob McGhee, son-in-law of Don and Tajuana Speir, is serving in the Air Force as a Master Sergeant stationed at RAF Mildenhall in the United Kingdom.
Clancy Roland, son of Jeff and Karren Roland, is serving in the Army, currently stationed in Fort Hood, TX.
Bonnie (Schulthies) Elliott, daughter of Melody Dumas, is serving in the Air Force in Augusta, GA.
Nathan Sehon, son-in-law of Pam and Don Tiffin, is serving as a Navy recruiter in Midland.
Michael Joseph Smith-Cappadonna is serving in the Navy, currently stationed in Virginia on the USS Abraham Lincoln. He is the nephew of Becky McWhirter, and the grandson of Joe and Brenda Smith.
Hudson Watson, brother of Hannah (Watson) Hall is serving in the Air Force, currently stationed at Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX.
Wyatt Woodard, son of Mark Woodard, is in basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station.
If you have a family member currently serving in the US military, please contact Brenda Hopper in the church office by e-mail ( so we can include them on our prayer list.  Please include where they are serving, and how long they are scheduled to be active.