Weekly Update


Friday, June 15th
10:00am — Tremors Group (Parlor)
6:00pm — Roanoke Rockets (Gym)

Saturday, June 16th
5:30pm – Use of MAC (Brewer)

Sunday, June 17th
9:30am — Sunday School for All Ages
10:30am — Combined Worship Service

Monday, June 18th
7:00am — Prayer Breakfast@Hardee’s Brambleton
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:15pm — Rising Sun (Gym)
7:00pm — Finance Committee (Sunshine Classsroom)
7:30pm — Capital Campaign Mtg. (Parlor)

Tuesday, June 19th
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)
6:30pm — Switzerland Paint Night (MAC)

Wednesday, June 20th
Kids leave for PassportKids Camp @ Eagle Eyrie
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:30pm — Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball

Thursday, June 21st
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:00pm — Roanoke Rockets (Gym)
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, June 22nd
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:00pm — Roanoke Rockets (Gym)

Saturday, June 23rd
NY Mission Team Departs



So, what’s your story? We are all the product of the countless stories we have heard. Stories shape how we see ourselves, the world around us, and our place in it. Some of the most influential storytellers in our lives are home, school, culture, and church. Knowing and embracing the stories of our past is crucial to our well-being today and tomorrow.

This summer, Pastor Kevin is facilitating a six-week class that will help you discover the meaning of your life by remembering your story, connecting with God’s story, and listening to the stories of others. Any age is a good age to begin reflecting on your life story. In remembering these stories together, the acts of listening and telling can help us move beyond our brokenness, our habits, and our insecurities. Through reflection and storytelling, we can gain deeper insight into God’s grace in others and in ourselves. Join us in Hamner Hall each Sunday at 9:30am.


The June focus for our Radical Generosity donations will be summer missions.


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


Denise Gaston is looking for volunteers to help serve at the Rescue Mission on Thursday, June 21st.  Please contact Denise at 540-580-6630 if you can help.


Vacation Bible School of “Compassion: Learning to Love like God” is the weekend of July 20th-22nd, for ages 3-11.  The schedule for VBS will be:

Friday, July 20th — 5-8pm with dinner for the kids and volunteers provided
Saturday, July 21st — 9am-12 noon with a snack
Sunday, July 22nd — 3-6pm with dinner provided for kids and parents

Volunteers are needed to be teachers, group leaders, and nursery workers for the volunteers’ children too young to attend VBS.  If you are interested in helping or want to provide donations for the weekend, please contact Becky Owen at rgowen37@gmail.com or 434-665-0114.


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.


Tuesday, June 19th, at 6:30pm in the MAC
This is a fundraiser for the Switzerland Mission Trip.  Please sign up with Ginny Ricotta at Vmr5wc@virginia.edu or 581-5105 if you plan to attend.  The cost is $30 and you must register by June 17th.


We have had a great response and interest in the intergenerational trip headed to NYC June 23rd-30th, 2018! Our trip currently numbers 29 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.


A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN MEETING will be held on Monday, June 18, at 7:30pm in the Parlor.


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!

Congregations In Action
Local Faith Communities Supporting our Schools
During the month of June, Congregation in Action’s Pack-a-Snack is the featured charity for the Co-op’s
Give Up CHANGE! Program.  Please shop often and give generously!
Located in Grandin Village
Hours:  7:00am-10:00pm Daily


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.


canned meats
peanut butter
pasta and sauce
macaroni & cheese in the box
Chef Boyardee ravioli and spaghetti


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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