Family News

 Sunday’s Message: Relapse – David Ayres

AUGUST WEDNESDAYS
August 16 – Back to School Blessing in Auditorium
Led by Elders and Staff

August 23 – Worship Night in Rotunda
Led by David Ayres and Trey Wrapp

August 30 – Selah in Auditorium
Led by Mike Cope

100 DAYS OF PRAYER
The Elders are asking each member of GCR to join together and pray for 15 minutes each day for 100 days (July 9 - October 15). During this dedicated time of prayer and devotion we are seeking God’s guidance in our search for a new Senior Minister, we are also seeking the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our Church in our families and in our own individual hearts. Prayer guides and reminders are available. Please join with us beginning today.

GCR KIDS
This month children’s offering will go to the Midland County Public Libraries for ‘Project Literacy 2017’. Each year the library partners with a number of community organizations for a week’s worth of literacy programming in an effort to promote the importance and impact literacy can have. The money raised will go to offset the cost of giving a book to EVERY student in the first grade in Midland County.  

VOLUNTEERS
We need YOU!!  Please contact Wendy Humphries at 615-243-5410 or wendy@gcrcc.org to volunteer.

CHILDREN’S WORSHIP
Finding teachers and helpers for Children’s Worship has become increasingly difficult and because of this, we are doing away with Children’s Worship until we can increase our volunteer base.  If you have concerns or questions, please contact Wendy Humphries at 615-243-5410.

MERGE (5th-6th grade)
We hope to see all our 5th-6th graders in class on Sunday morning and Wednesday night upstairs in the Family Center!

Promotion Sunday is August 20. All new 7th graders will be moving up into the youth ministry that Sunday morning. Looking forward to having our new 5th graders with us!

YOUTH (7th-12th grade)
On August 20, we are going to have an End of Summer Bash! We are also excited to have Cody Poinsett join our youth ministry team as an apprentice this year! Your whole family is invited to join us as we welcome him to Midland! There will be ice cream, swimming, volleyball, and lots of fun! We hope you can stop by and meet our newest team member! August 20 from 6:00-8:00pm at 3004 Bluebird Ln.

Schedule a time to meet with Jason or Elizabeth so we can pray over your family and keep up with how we can support your family!

TUESDAY MORNING LADIES BIBLE CLASS
Ladies Bible Class begins on Tuesday, September 5 at 9:30am. We will be studying David Jeremiah’s “David, the Tender Warrior.” Study guides will be available the first day--$5.00.  Bring a friend!

PRIMETIMERS GAME NIGHT
Game Night is scheduled for the third Thursday of every month.  The PrimeTimers would like to invite everyone that enjoys playing dominos or cards to join them.  Mark your calendar for August 17 for an enjoyable night of food, fun and fellowship.

 DANCE & TONE CLASS
Hey Ladies!  There is a Dance and Tone class that meets in the gym Monday and Thursday nights at 5:30pm, and a Saturday morning class at 9:00am.  Come check it out!

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

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Thank you so much for your support of the School Supply Drive. We still have teachers on our waiting list. Additional donations will allow us to provide supplies for even more teachers. Plan to join us in the Gathering Space this Wednesday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, before the back to school prayer service. We will be distributing supplies to teachers at that time. Food trucks will be available.

We also have a limited number of school supply kits for students. If you know of students in need, contact Valerie in the church office.

BRIDAL SHOWER
Bridal Shower for Kesley Jones, bride elect of Tyler Hudgins, Sunday, August 13, from 2:00-3:30pm at the home of Michelle McGraw, 2516 Keswick Road. Selections are at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target and Amazon.

Bridal display shower honoring Blaire Metcalfe, fiancée of Garrett Merket (Garrett is the grandson of Sue Brannon and son of Eddie and Sherri Merket); Saturday, August 26, 10:00-11:30am, 1707 Coventry.  They are registered at Joanne’s and Williams and Sonoma.  Please bring gifts unwrapped. No other invitations will be sent.

 UPCOMING EVENTS
Aug 16 – Back to School Blessing
          Praying over schools, students, teachers
          contact jason@gcrcc.org
Aug 16 – School Supply Drive Distribution
          Distributing supplies to Teachers
          contact valerie@gcrcc.org
Aug 20 – Promotion Sunday
          All classes promote to next grade
          contact wendy@gcrcc.org

TOP TEN MISSION AGAPE AND KING’S STOREHOUSE NEEDS
Applesauce Cups
Fruit Cups
Chicken Ramen
Cereal
Mac & Cheese
Rice
Beans
Corn
Ranch Style Beans
Fruit Cocktail

ATTENDANCE & CONTRIBUTION:
August 6, 2017
Worship Services – 731
Bible Class - 495
Wednesday Evening Service – 249
Contribution $89,992.57