Family News

Sunday, September 23 – NEXT – Following God into the Unknown – Joshua 10

Wednesdays in September:
The Life of David (Room 301-302 - Joe Coffman)
Experiencing God (Room 6 - Jill Clements - Women’s Bible Study)
Torah Club (Room 7 - Roy Shrode)
Ruth (Room 12 - Jennifer Kessler - Women’s Bible Study)
Purple Book (Room 100 - Patrice McKinney - Women’s Teen Challenge)
Biblical Foundations (Room 1 - Wes Gotcher - Men’s Bible Study)

ATTENDANCE & CONTRIBUTION:

September 16, 2018
Worship Services – 645
Bible Class – 447
Wednesday Night - No Count
Contribution $50,321.31

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER BAPTISMS
Derek Ryan Rosas - August 1
Austin Byrd - August 1
Christopher Munoz - August 1
Chase Wuerflein - August 1
Allison Nelson – August 12
Kelly Nelson – August 12
Dawson Walls – August 15
Joshua Najera – August 15
Tanner Arceneaux – September12
Destry Faulkenberry – September12

GCR KIDS

The children’s offering for the month of September will be to the Nifty Knitters for Newborns.

Children’s Worship is offered during 2nd Service for children 3 years of age through Kindergarten in the Explorer’s Pod.

MERGE (5th-6th grades) 
It’s so good to have everyone back with us. Join us on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45am for class. Wednesday nights start at 6:15pm with free food, worship, and class starting at 6:50pm.

Our next Merge event is scheduled for October 14th, we hope to see you there!

YOUTH (7th-12th grades)
Welcome back from Summer GCR Youth! We hope to see all of our students get plugged in this semester on Sundays and Wednesdays at the Mix! Reach out to friends or students you haven’t seen in a while and lets have a great year!

Sunday, September 23 we will have a going away party for Elizabeth Eckstein from 3:00-5:00pm at Kyle and DeAnn McGraws home (3004 Bluebird Ln). This will be Elizabeth’s last Sunday here, so please make sure you let her know how much she has been a blessing to you. Gifts are welcome, but notes and letters are encouraged.

FOR MEN
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.

PLANNING FOR THE SENIOR YEARS SEMINAR
October 13 will be “An Expert Guide to Planning for the Senior Years” Seminar hosted by GCR.  This seminar will have experts to provide information for individuals from ages 40 to retirement and what they need to be aware of as they age and need caregivers.  There will be classes on Wills, Power of Attorneys, Assisted Living Facilities, Financial Assistance, Alzheimer and Dementia, Medicare, Hospice Care, Funeral Planning and much more. For more information contact Galen Bock.  Sign-up today: at the Welcome Center or online at http://gcrchurch.com/events/senior-years-seminar

CLOTHE THE COMMUNITY
Clothe the Community is an opportunity for GCR to bless hundreds of local families by providing them with clothing, toys and equipment for their babies and children.  Throughout the week of September 23-29, we will be sorting, organizing, displaying and distributing over 10,000 items free of charge.  This event benefits foster families and other families in need who are referred by local nonprofits and churches.

Volunteers are still needed – there are a variety of ways to help!  Signup online at: http://gcrchurch.com/clothethecommunity

For more information contact Amber Weems at:  ambwee@hotmail.com

HARVEST PARTY
We are excited to have 2,500 people at GCR again for this event.  We look forward to the opportunity to show people that we are a welcoming church that cares about them and is all about changed lives.  The Harvest Party is also a great time to very intentionally invite people back to GCR who may not have a church home or are looking to find one.

There will be some new pieces to the Harvest party happening this year we are extremely excited about.  You will notice that some things will stay the same, like an amazing trunk or treat!  But this year we are also including a show for kids and adults in the auditorium featuring a professional magician.

Here are the big 3 that we want to accomplish through the Harvest Party.  We are going to have a lot of guests and we want to:

1.Be welcoming
2.Showcase GCR and the amazing things God is doing
3.Invite them back for worship and other intentional events.

To accomplish this we need “all hands on deck” – lots of volunteers and lots of candy.  Check out the website for more information or talk to Jason Allen to see how you can help.

KICK FOR KENYA
Kick for Kenya is scheduled for November 10 in the GCR Parking Lot.  For more information contact layne@kwoministries.org or to sign up go to their website www.kick4kenya.org

UPCOMING EVENTS
Clothe the Community – September23
contact ambwee@hotmail.com

Seminar on Aging – Oct 13
contact bockgalen143@gmail.com

Father/Son Event – Oct 27
contact wendy@gcrcc.org

Harvest Party – Oct 28
contact Jason.allen@gcrcc.org

Discover GCR – Nov 4
contact ryan.chivington@gcrcc.org

Kick for Kenya – Nov 10
contact:  tim.neale@gcrcc.org

GCR Blood Drive – Nov 14
Contact tatammy45@suddenlink.net

Mother/Daughter Cookies and Canvas – Dec 1
contact wendy@gcrcc.org

Baby Dedication – Dec 2
contact wendy@gcrcc.org

Special Contribution – Dec 9
contact michael@gcrcc.org

Christmas Pageant – Dec 12
contact wendy@gcrcc.org

ONLINE GIVING
Sign up for Online Giving Today at www.gcrcc.org/giving

TOP TEN MISSION AGAPE AND KING’S STOREHOUSE NEEDS
rice, beans, canned chili, canned soup, instant potatoes, spam, vienna sausage, tuna helper, can tuna, fruit cups

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