Family News

Sunday’s Message: ROOTS – David Ayres

 

OCTOBER WEDNESDAYS
October 18 & 25 – How to Be There: Helping When They are Hurting

GCR KIDS
For the month of October, the Children’s Offering will be going to Kenya, Widows and Orphans.

Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events:
Father/Son Nature Scavenger Hunt – Saturday, October 21 –  go to the website to sign up for this event.
Mother/Daughter Cookies and Canvas – Sunday, December 3
GCR Kids Christmas Pageant – Wednesday, December 13

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!

The next Merge event is on October 22 from 5:00-7:00pm. We will meet at the Harris's home for dinner and fun together!

YOUTH (7th-12th grade)
Sunday, October 15, we will have a time of service and worship from 5-7pm at the building! We will serve with Mission Agape, eat dinner together, and worship in the rotunda. 
 

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)

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 a great opportunity to learn about some of the biggest pressures that our kids face and how we can best support them as parents and mentors. You can sign up online to let us know you will be there! 
 

HOME FOR THE HEALTHIEST
Do you want to get back to eating the way God designed us to eat?
Then, join us the first Wednesday of each month in room 301-302 at 5:45pm.  Brown bag it, and come for information, testimonies, food tasting, recipes, and sharing. Contact Paula Gower or Wendy Humphries for more information.

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

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 are in need of 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.

 

FOOD TRUCKS
Food trucks are returning to the GCR campus!  Beginning this Tuesday, October 17, we will once again be hosting food trucks in our parking lot on a weekly basis. 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 MUSIC
Be sure and follow the GCR Music playlists:  www.gcrcc.org/gcrmusic

TOP TEN MISSION AGAPE AND KING’S STOREHOUSE NEEDS
Oatmeal
Chili
Canned Fruit
Cereal
Peanut Butter
Jelly
Canned Tomatoes
Pudding Cups
Jell-O
Kool-Aid

ATTENDANCE & CONTRIBUTION:
October 8, 2017
Worship Services – 682
Bible Class – No Count
Wednesday Evening Service – 323
Contribution $68,146.68  

BABY SHOWER
Please join us at a Baby Shower in honor of Chelsea Wrapp and baby boy, River Camdyn Wrapp   The shower will be held Sunday, November 5, 2:00pm-3:30pm in the home ofCherie Creech, 4105 Kingwood Ct.   Registries at BabiesRUs, La Bebe and Target. 

Baby shower and brunch for Boston James Wooten, baby boy of Blaze and Ashley Wooten. Saturday, November 4, 11:00-1:00. Room 100 at GCRSelections are Target and BabiesRUs.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Dillen Corbet Wetz was born October 3 to Matthew and Allison Wetz.