Christmas Shoeboxes

GBC has been sending out shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for many years now, and this year our annual collection is helping children (K-high school) in need right here in Kentucky. State Missionary Scarlette Jasper and Olive Branch Ministries is sharing the love of Jesus with children and families in McCreary and Pulaski counties, and these shoeboxes provide an important entry point for those needed services they provide. We are excited to support this mission work through these gifts.

There are a couple ways to help us reach this year’s goal of 125 shoebox gifts—

>Many people bring in completed shoeboxes! You will see large piles of shoeboxes in the central hallway of the church, and you are welcome to take an empty one, tape a label to the top indicating the gender and age of the child you are supporting, fill it with a variety of toys, school supplies, and hygiene items, include a $5-$10 gift card for Dollar General or Family Dollar, and return it to church by Sunday, November 17

>However, the last several years we have had a fun, family event called a Packing Party where we have collected various items for the shoeboxes and together we pack and pray for the completed boxes of gifts. Right now we are collecting lots of toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and empty shoeboxes in separate tubs in the hallway, and on Wednesday, November 8 (our November Families on Mission/Featured Fellowship), we will have a meal at 5:30 and pack the shoeboxes at 6:30, including writing notes, hearing from Scarlette about the work she does, and praying for the children who will receive these gifts. The meal is free, but please bring $5-$10 gift cards for Dollar General or Family Dollar to include in the boxes (or write a check to the church with shoeboxes in the memo line).

In order to pack lots of shoeboxes at the packing party, we really need your help bringing in items for the packing party, including full-sized toiletries, crayons, markers, scissors, small gifts or toys especially for older students. Thank you so much for your continued faithfulness to our shoebox ministry over the years!!!

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Christmas Toy Store / Venta De Juguetes Navideños

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Christmas Toy Store

In partnership with other local churches, we are offering a Christmas Toy Store for families in
our community who would like to purchase toys for children in their family 14 years and under
at 10% of retail cost. The toy store is for families in financial need who are not already enrolled
in a program like Angel Tree.

Cash only, $3.50 per child. Adults only, no children during shopping please.
You must be registered to attend. Please register by Wednesday, November 15th .

When: December 2nd 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Penn Avenue Baptist Church
103 E Penn Avenue, Georgetown (859) 351-1618

Venta de Juguetes Navideños

Para las familias en la comunidad de Georgetown con niños de 14 años y abajo.
10% del precio al detalle. Pague en efectivo solo $3.50 por niño.

Cuando: sábado, el 2 de diciembre
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dónde: Iglesia Bautista Penn Avenue
103 E Penn Avenue, Georgetown (859) 351-1618

Entregue la forma de matriculación por el 15 de noviembre.
Sólo para adultos, sin niños durante el tiempo de comprar,
por favor
**Por favor, sea considerado con otros. No inscribase en este programa si se
esta inscrito en Angel Tree o un programa similar.

Register for the Toy Store here.
Regístrese aquí.

Trunk-or-Treat

On Wednesday, October 25, from 6:30-7:30, join us for a Family-friendly, community trick-or-treating event with games and hotdogs too!

Drop off donated candy in the HUB. Sign up your car to be a trick-or-treating trunk station or volunteer to help. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board in the HUB.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

We are partnering with Georgetown College and our sister church, The Church Without Walls, in Houston, Texas, to help provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Instead of being responsible for the whole list we initially received, we have been asked to help with specific items including: baby food, baby wipes, diapers (all sizes), coloring books & crayons, and non-perishable foods. Please drop of your donations to the church by Friday, September 22. Thank you for your help.

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Church-Wide Welcome Back College Lunch

This Sunday is Worship Local Sunday for our neighbors at Georgetown College! Please plan to join the College Ministry Team in welcoming all college students for worship and stay for lunch following the 11am service! There will be Red State BBQ, fresh veggies from the community garden, lots of tasty sides and desserts!! We want the students to have the opportunity to meet you all!

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Stay connected with GBC this summer

Stay connected with GBC this summer, even when you are away.  Check out Illustrated Earth Families! Click here to download

Children’s Church is celebrating God’s creation through a series of lessons called An Illustrated Earth.  If you miss a week, have a family with older children, or just want some good family devotional time, check out this Illustrated Earth Families PDF.  It’s filled with devotions, family activities, and coloring pages for each of the Bible Stories we will visit on Sundays.

And share your summer adventures with us through social media!  
Illustrated Earth Families also includes an Illustrated Earth Sign.  Print it out (or get one from Pastor Heather) and fill in your name.  Take a selfie with your sign where ever you enjoy God’s creation and post it to your favorite social media site with the hashtag #gbcsummer17.  Let’s see how many ways we can celebrate God’s creation this summer!