Family News

Sunday’s Message: Luke 9:18-26

January 7, 2018
Worship Services – 668
Bible Class - 481
Wednesday Evening Service - 324
Contribution $39,547.81
Special Contribution $192,300.00

You are invited to a Baby Shower honoring Hollye Bacon, daughter of Randy and Sherry Peets, and baby Wade, Sunday, January 14 at 2:30pm in the home of Lori Thomas, 5806 Cranston.  Selections are at La Bebe and

You are invited to a Baby Shower honoring Michele McGraw and the upcoming arrival of Quinn Grace on Sunday, January 28 from 2:00-3:30pm in the home of Jo Douglas, 2508 Legacy Oaks. Selections at, BuyBuyBaby, La Bebe, & Target

You are invited to a Bridal Shower honoring Breann Baugh, bride elect of Joseph Gwinn, Sunday, January 21 from 2:00-30:30pm in the home of Cherie Creech, 4105 Kingwood Ct.  Selections are at Target, Kohls, and

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

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

Plans are currently underway for a food packing event on Saturday, February 3, in the GCR gym, from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Our goal is to pack over 200,000 meals. We need 800 volunteers to fill the 4 sessions and fulfill our goal. This event is lots of fun, and great for small groups and families to work together.
Sign up online by going to the GCR website, or you can also sign up in person in the south rotunda. There are video clips or other information if you would like to recruit a group. For more information contact Valerie Tinker in the church office.

Each Tuesday, GCR hosts food trucks in our parking lot. Vendors are available from 11:00am-2:00pm for lunch. Seating is 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. 

For the month of January, the Children’s Offering will be going to Hope Training Institute in Ayawaso, Ghana.

Children’s Worship returns January 28!!

Be sure and follow the GCR Music playlists:

You are invited to join Paula Gower as she discusses healthy eating that can prevent and reverse many chronic diseases, disabilities, and premature death. Dr. Michael Greger’s book “How not to Die” will be the inspiration for the discussion.  This will be a time to share recipes and food and discuss a healthy lifestyle.  We will meet every third Wednesday at GCR in Room 301 from 6:00-6:45. Please join us January 17,  for our opening class.

IF: Gathering 2018 is just around the corner. Save the date of Saturday, February 10, 2018. GCR will be among the hundreds of livestream hosts all around the world for this women’s gathering. It will be a day filled with great teaching, live worship and a time to connect with each other. This event is for all women in our community- so please invite your friends, neighbors, co-workers, sisters, daughters! Registration will begin in January. $20/person including lunch. Scholarships available. We hope you can join us!!

Plot Twist: The Most Surprising Teachings of Jesus with David Ayres

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.

MERGE (5th-6th grade)
Our next Merge event is scheduled for February 11 from 5:00-6:30pm. Other details will come soon, but put this date on your calendar for now!

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.

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Rice, beans, canned chili, canned soup, instant potatoes, spam, vienna sausage, tuna helper, can tuna, fruit cups

YOUTH (7th-12th grade)
January 21, we will have our next Small Group Competitions at the building from 5:00-7:00pm! More info to come soon.

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! All deposits for these trips are due by February 4. 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)

Ed Carnes is at West Campus Room 314.
Lila Lloyd and David Lloyd are in Health South 226.
Sam Pyeatt is in MMH 533.
Debbie VanStavern is in M.D. Anderson.

Local Church Family: Rama Brown, Seth Decker, Bobbie Hagler, Peggy Norris, Wendal North

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

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.
Trey Lowery, son of Liz Shrode, and nephew of Roy and Janet Shrode, and nephew of John Shrode, is serving in Iraq with US Army. 
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.
If you have a family member currently serving in the US military, please contact Brenda Hopper in the church office by email ( so we can include them on our prayer list.  Please include where they are serving, and how long they are scheduled to be active.