Weekly Update



Sunday, October 22nd

9:00am — Connections Worship Service
9:45am — Sunday School for All Ages
11:00am — Traditional Worship Service
4:00pm — Organ Recital by Joe Kennedy
5:00pm — Handbell Rehearsal
5:00pm — Youth
6:00pm – Praise Team Rehearsal

Monday, October 23rd 

7:00am — Prayer Breakfast@Brambleton Hardee’s
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
10:00am — Grand-N-Glory Choir
3:30pm-5:30pm – Faith Christian School (Gym)
6:00pm-8:00pm – Burnout Fitness (Fellowship Hall)
7:00pm — Building & Grounds Committee Meeting (Sunshine Room)
7:00pm-9:00pm — Wildwood Basketball

Tuesday, October 24th

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
12:00pm – Preschool Staff Meeting (Sunshine Classroom)
1:00pm – Preschool Soccer Shots
5:30pm-7:00pm — Pacers Basketball
6:00pm-7:00pm — Parlor (Gina Rexrode)

Wednesday, October 25

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
9:00am – Ladies’ Bible Study (Sunshine Classroom)
5:30pm — Fellowship Supper
6:30pm — Quarterly Church Business Meeting
7:00pm-9:00pm — Harmon Basketball
7:30pm — Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 26th

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
11:00am-1:00pm – Food Pantry Open
5:30pm-7:00pm — Pacers Basketball
7:00pm-9:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, October 27th

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
9:30am — TMMC (Choir Room)
1:00pm – Preschool Soccer Shots
3:30pm – Faith Christian School (Gym)

Friday, October 27th to Sunday, October 29th 
Ladies’ Retreat at Eagle Eyrie



Next Sunday, October 29th, at 5:00pm!!  Join us for our Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treating!  It will be held on the front lawn with Trunk-or-Treating held on the MAC parking lot.  We’ll have games, prizes, crafts, and food!  We can still use some volunteers who can help with games, crafts, hand out prizes, or who would like to provide a decorated trunk or donate candy.  Contact Becky Owen at rgowen37@gmail.com or 434-665-0114 if you can help.  Invite your friends and family!  Thank you so much, and we can’t wait for this exciting event to have fun with our church as well as share it with the community!!    ― Becky Owen


PASSPORT KIDS CAMP is scheduled for June 20-23, 2018.  If your child has completed 3rd-6th grade and would be interested in attending, please sign-up and pay a $75 deposit by Wednesday, October 25th to Vicki in the church office.  Total cost for the camp is $308 but may be subsidized through fundraising (which will be discussed once participants are confirmed).


MISSION POSSIBLE KIDS are collecting the following items for a mission to visit and deliver gift bags to residents at an assisted living facility:  travel size tissue packs, travel size bottles of lotion, non-skid slipper socks, and crossword or word search books.  You may leave your items in the orange box across from the elevator in the main hallway or in the MAC Welcome Center.  We will be collecting these items through Wednesday, October 25th.

Mission Possible Kids are also preparing for our next mission: No-sew blankets for kids living at the Rescue Mission this holiday season. Please consider purchasing and donating enough fleece fabric for a blanket, and our GCBC kids will do the rest. Most of the fabric is around 60″ wide; have it cut to about 72″ long. You can purchase one piece in a kid friendly print and a second piece in a coordinating solid.




Monday, November 20th, YAH Thanksgiving Lunch in the MAC
Tuesday, December 5th, Sr. Adult Christmas Luncheon in the MAC
Date TBD, Trip to Hotel Roanoke, see the trees, and lunch in the Regency Room



Budget Needs to Date:               $ 600,030.00
YTD Budget Revenue:                 $ 513,692.00
YTD Budget Expenses:                $ 575,718.00
Building Fund:                           $ 158,854.00

GCBC accepts contributions online via PayPal or credit cards. To contribute online, go to www.grandincourtbaptist.org and click on “Online Contributions.”


Our giving to both the operating budget and the building fund supports missions here in the church, throughout the community, and the world. To fully support our budget and missions requires an extra effort on all our parts. Just a 10% increase in giving is all it takes. That’s less than a latte a week!


Our plan to landscape the area outside the MAC to add engraved bricks on the sidewalk, a dedication marker for the MAC, and a decorative wall are coming along. Your brick can remember a loved one, honor a friend or family member, and more. Check out the big brick in the MAC lobby for a picture of the planned project. You can buy your bricks online by going to the church website and selecting “Buy Your Brick Now!” You will then be able to select your brick, add designs, engraving and more, as well as pay for it by credit card or by a check placed in the offering. If you are online challenged, please call David Topping at 556-6459 or Pete File at 293-9105 for help.


Thank you to David and Bonnie Topping and Rosa Lee Hannabass for signing up to fix one of our Wednesday night meals.  We are still looking for cooks for after the first of the year, beginning January 3.  If anyone can help out, please let Karen Griffith know or call the church office.

Next Wednesday night, October 25th, our meal will be breakfast casseroles (egg, cheese, meat, hash browns, etc.).  Please call the church office by Tuesday morning if you plan to attend, or sign the sheet posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway, or fill out the form in your bulletin insert on Sunday and place it in the offering plate.


We appreciate your continued support. Because of the increased demands for food during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, we asked for your continued generosity.  Suggested Food Pantry items include the following items.  Please place all items in the Food Pantry Box in the MAC Welcome Center.  Thank you.

Meat (canned tuna, canned chicken, spam, Vienna sausages, salmon); Pasta (boxed macaroni & cheese, Tuna Helper, Hamburger Helper, spaghetti, macaroni); Pasta Sauces; Beans (dried beans, Beanie Weenies, Pork-n-Beans, baked beans); Soups (any kind, especially during the winter months); Saltine Crackers; Peanut Butter; Corn Bread Mix; Stove Top Turkey Stuffing Mix; All canned vegetables (peas, spinach, beans, mixed greens, corn, carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans); Fruit (canned peaches, pears, mixed fruit, applesauce, berries); Oatmeal; Cereals; Pancake Mix and Syrup; Jell-O and Instant Pudding; Also, various soups, saltine crackers, and peanut butter will be needed from October through the Winter months.


The CIA Committee (Congregations in Action) is currently collecting the following items for the pack-a-snack bags this school year:  a juice box, granola bar, oatmeal, a canned meat (such as microwavable ravioli, lasagna or spaghettios), and either a fruit, pudding or applesauce cup for each student. One additional snack item will also be sent home.  Please think of the students as you do your grocery shopping. You may place the items in the ‘Pack-A-Snack’ box in the MAC lobby or in the shopping cart outside Melissa Kessler’s office. Thank you so much for contributing to the needs of these students!
 ― Joan Foster


(Kindness Items of the Week Initiative)
We are collecting snack size and sandwich size baggies and cookies for an ongoing project for the Rescue Mission.  You may place your items in the KIWI box provided in the MAC Welcome Center.


Wednesday, October 25th


The GCBC Nominating Committee is in the process of filling council and committee positions for 2018.  If you or someone you know has gifts and/or talents that would fit any of the councils/committees below, please contact Karen Griffith (540-774-2986 or jackagrif@cox.net).

Children’s Council
Education Council
MAC Council
Missions Council
Senior Adult Council
Worship & Music Council
Youth Council
Building & Grounds Committee
Historical Committee
Kitchen Committee
Library Committee
Outreach Committee
Security & Risk Management Committee
Stewardship & Finance Committee
Technology Committee
Wednesday Night Family Meal Committee











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