Weekly Update


Tuesday, April 17th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)
7:00pm — Star City Sixers (Gym)

Wednesday, April 18th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
5:00pm — Love & Logic Parenting Class (Hamner Hall)
5:30pm — Wednesday Night Dinner
6:15pm — Adult Bible Study with Pastor Kevin
6:15pm — Children and Youth Activities
7:00pm — Men’s Chorus Group
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball
7:30pm — Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, April 19th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
4:45pm — Multi-Cultural Dance Class (Fellowship Hall)
7:00pm — Tremors’ Group
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, April 20th  “Engaging the Bible” Weekend
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
9:30am — TMMC (Sanctuary)
10:00am — Tremors’ Group
6:00pm — Engaging the Bible Dinner/Sessions

Saturday, April 21st
8:30am — Engaging the Bible Breakfast/Session (Hamner Hall)
9:00am — Preschool Self-Regulation Skills (Hamner Hall)
2:00pm — Hamner Hall (Harmon)

Sunday, April 22nd
9:00am — Contemporary Worship Service
9:45am — Sunday School for All Ages
11:00am — Traditional Worship Service
5:00pm — Youth
5:00pm — Handbell Rehearsal
6:00pm — Praise Team

Monday, April 23rd
7:00am — Prayer Breakfast@Hardee’s Brambleton
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
10:00am — Grand-N-Glory Choir
3:00pm-8:30pm — Sanctuary (Scriven)
7:00pm — Finance Committee (Sunshine Room)
7:00pm — Wildwood Basketball

Tuesday, April 24th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
3:00pm-8:30pm — Sanctuary (Scriven)
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)
7:00pm — Star City Sixers (Gym)

Wednesday, April 25th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
2:00pm — Security Council (Parlor)
3:00pm-8:30pm — Sanctuary (Scriven)
5:00pm — Love & Logic Parenting Class (Hamner Hall)
5:30pm — Wednesday Night Dinner
6:15pm — Quarterly Church Business Meeting
6:15pm — Children and Youth Activities
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball
7:30pm — Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, April 26th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
11:00am-1:00pm — Food Pantry
3:00pm-8:30pm — Sanctuary (Scriven)
4:45pm — Multi-Cultural Dance Class (Fellowship Hall)
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, April 27th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
6:00pm — Roanoke Rockets (Gym)

Saturday, April 28th
9:00am — Saturday Serve Renovation Day
9:00am-10:00am — Minecraft Hour of Code
11:00am-12:00pm — Minecraft Hour of Code
1:00pm-2:00pm — Minecraft Hour of Code
2:00pm-4:00pm — TMMC (MAC & Sanctuary)
3:00pm-4:00pm — Minecraft Hour of Code
5:00pm-6:00pm — Minecraft Hour of Code


Wednesday, April 25


Please invite friends, neighbors, and family to worship with us throughout the month of April. The Children’s Sunday School Department encourages the children to bring a friend with them each Sunday.  We will have a visitor’s reception in the MAC after each of the worship services.  Let’s engage our community and share our wonderful church with those around us.


PLEASE NOTE:  If you wish to reserve the MAC, please use extension 120 and leave a message or email mac@grandincourtbaptist.org.  We will get back with you as soon as we can.


We will be installing new LED lighting in the Sanctuary during May, from the 5th through the 21st.  Helpers are needed to pull electrical wires, and to erect, disassemble and move scaffolding multiple times.  If you are only available evenings, that works for us.  Contact Jim Selvey at 540-521-4454 or selvey@cox.net.


Our children on Wednesday nights are putting together bags for families who have children that have been admitted to the hospital and also a box of cards and snacks for 2 military bases. We are asking for a few items to help us fill these bags and boxes.

What’s needed:
Small tissue packs
Crackers snack packs
Drink flavor packets
Puzzle books
Non-perishable food items:
Peanut butter to go cups
Breakfast bars
Beef jerky
Any help providing these items will be greatly appreciated. Please drop them off in the KIWI item of the week box in the MAC foyer or with Vicki in the church office by next Wednesday the 18th.
Thank you,
Becky Owen


Are you new to Grandin Court?  Or have you been attending, but still need help finding your way around?  Susanna Hart has offered to give tours of the church. If interested, please meet her at the front of the sanctuary following each worship service.


We have had a great response and interest in the intergenerational trip headed to NYC June 23rd-30th, 2018! Our trip currently numbers 28 people—14 youth, and a mixture of young and well-seasoned adults. If you are interested in sponsoring a youth on this trip, or making a donation to the trip, please talk to Melissa Kessler or mark “Youth Mission Trip” on your donation.  Those on the trip will be working with local partners throughout New York City—Good+, The Common Pantry, Maryhouse, The Four Star Soup Kitchen, and doing roof top gardening—all while learning to understand the unique needs of an urban environment, how our faith calls us to respond to needs around us, how we respond in the most beneficial way, and how we live out our faith inspired and changed by this experience once we return to Roanoke.


Next week’s meal (Wednesday, April 25) will be a fundraiser for the Switzerland Mission Team.  The menu will be pancakes, eggs, and biscuits with sausage gravy.  Please contact the Church Office by early Tuesday morning if you plan to attend.


Minecraft Hour of Code will be offered Saturday, April 28th for five 1-hour sessions in Hamner Hall. Each participant would need to bring their own device:  laptop, tablet, or mobile device. There will be a max of 30 participants for each session. Session times will be 9am11am1pm3pmand 5pm. Please sign up by emailing JT at jt@outlook.com. Please put GCBC-Minecraft in the Subject field when emailing JT.  The cost will be $10/person.  All funds will be donated to the Switzerland Mission team. Members and non-members are welcome! All ages are welcome!


Sunday, May 6th
      Senior Adult Day will be Sunday, May 6th.  A luncheon will be held immediately following the morning worship service for all senior adults. The dinner will be served by our youth, and there is no charge!  All we ask you to do is sign up on the bulletin board down from Charlie’s office or contact Vicki in the Church Office.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday, April 29th.
Each senior is asked to submit his/her recommendation for the 2018 Senior Adult Female of the Year Award.  Forms are placed in the classrooms and where the bulletins are located around the church.  Please place your ballot in the box located on the table across from the elevator in the main hallway.  The deadline to place your vote is Sunday, April 29th.


Saturday, April 28th
Our next Saturday Serve will be held on Saturday, April 28th, to do some painting at a home in NW Roanoke.  Please sign up on the bulletin board outside the Parlor if you plan to attend.  We will meet at 9:00am at the house (address is on the sign-up sheet).  All ages are welcome.


Grandin Court Baptist
15th Annual
Road & Trail Challenge 5K
May 12, 2018
All  proceeds from the race will benefit the Youth Mission trip to New York this summer.  Early registration (by May 1) includes a short-sleeved T-shirt.  Door prizes, FREE food, games, and FREE childcare.  Prizes for the top three overall male and female finishers will be awarded.  The Top three finishers in each age group will also receive awards.  Register online or by a form located on the table across from the elevator (main hallway).  Sponsorship information is available in the MAC lobby or you can contact Melissa Kessler for more information.  The cost is $20 adults, $15 for middle school/high school students.  After May 1st the cost will be $25 per participant.


Sunday, May 13
11:00am Worship Service
Please contact Pastor Melissa Kessler by May 1 if you would like to participate in our annual Parent-Child Dedication service.  If your family had a baby since the last dedication, or if you are new to the church but have a child of any age who hasn’t participated and you would like to, please contact Pastor Melissa K as well by May 1.


Sunday, May 20, at 12:00pm
(directly following the 11:00am worship service)
This luncheon will be a fundraiser for our team heading to Switzerland in July.  We will be serving food that hails from that country and will receive donations toward the cost of our trip.  The menu will be sent out this week, and we need you to RSVP to Vicki in the Church Office if you plan to attend.  We will be showing slides from last year’s trip, so mark your calendars and plan to attend!  We covet your prayers as we finalize trip details, shopping lists, and packing supplies.  Hope to see you on May 20!

The Children’s Sunday School Department extends a big thank you to Mrs. Janice Murray for her willingness to help in the 2nd & 3rd grade class this past Sunday as well as to Mrs. Donita Smith coming up and helping in the K-1st grade class on her off week.  Finally, a big thank you to Mrs. Pat Fore for her willingness to serve upstairs since October.  We will miss Mrs. Pat as she goes to South Carolina to be with her sister. As a result, we need a female or a group of females on a rotating basis to help with Children’s Sunday School.  If you are willing or at least interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to Brad Brewer by email at Bradbrewer2015@gmail.com or by phone at 540-589-6536.  This is not only an opportunity to get to know some of our school aged children but possibly also provide an opportunity to get to meet their parents.


HELP SUPPORT OUR PRESCHOOL – While you are holiday shopping, please consider using AmazonSmile when shopping online.  Choose Grandin Court Baptist Church and a portion of your purchases are donated by Amazon to support the weekday preschool program.  You may still take advantage of your Amazon Prime benefits, too.  Thanks!

CIA (Pack-a-Snack) NEEDS:
100 % Juice boxes, individual servings of ravioli, spaghettio’s, etc., fruit cups or pudding cups, individual bags of popcorn or pretzels, Granola bars, packets of oatmeal,raisins, and jars of peanut butter.


FOOD PANTRY — Thank you for your continued support of the food pantry.  Many families throughout the various communities in the valley are supported by your donations.  The following are items currently needed in the food pantry:  Jiffy corn muffin mix; canned Spam, chicken, tuna, beef; cereal; saltine crackers; peanut butter; canned fruit; and mac & cheese.

10% IS ALL IT TAKES! 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!


HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR BRICK?  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.


Upper Room Devotional Books are available in the racks along with the bulletins and outside the Church Office.


 JOIN OUR PRAYER BREAKFAST – OPEN TO EVERYONE!  Anyone is welcome to attend our weekly prayer breakfast each Monday morning. We are currently meeting at the Hardee’s on Brambleton at 7:00am. Please contact Chris Hubbell at praygcbc@gmail.com or Brad Brewer at BradBrewer2015@gmail.com for more information.


KIWI ITEMS NEEDED (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.










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