Lunch and Master Plan Presentation

Please make plans to stay for lunch this Sunday, March 18, after the 11 o'clock service. The Master Plan Committee will be sharing ideas and welcoming feedback about improvements to our facility. Members of the Finance Committee will be present as well. 

Over the last few years, the Master Plan Committee has worked diligently to improve the music and nursery areas of the facility. We look forward to hearing from them again!

Cost for the lunch is free, but we do need to make plans for food purchasing. Please let us know as soon as you can by contacting the church office (502.863.2739), texting the pastoral phone (859.537.4726), or replying via Facebook with your name and how many will be attending. Thanks!

(This picture is one of Stan Dyer's ideas for a welcome center. Come add your thoughts and ideas, too!) 

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Lent Prayers 2018

Lent is a season of preparation. Easter is coming some 40 days from now. The biggest
celebration in Christian life, the acknowledgement that, though Jesus died, yet he lives!
He conquered sin and death. He made a way for us to be with God. For such a
celebration, we want our hearts to be ready.

For many, Lent is a season of self-denial. People often choose something they love or
spend time or money on to give up for Lent. Others choose to add something to their
routine during Lent—scripture reading or prayer for example.

Whatever you do, whether addition or subtraction, Lent is about making space to be
with God, to abide in the presence of God. I hope that these suggested practices,
scriptures, and prayers help you to dwell with God and remain close to God’s spirit this
season.

Download the full devotional guide here

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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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