Weekly Update


Thursday, October 18th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
4:30pm — Arete Basketball
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, October 19th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
10:00am — Tremors Group
4:00pm — Little Hugs

Sunday, October 21st
9:00am — Contemporary Worship Service
9:45am — Sunday School for All Ages
11:00am — Traditional Worship Service
5:00pm — Youth
5:00pm — Handbells

Monday, October 22nd
7:00am — Prayer Breakfast at Hardee’s Brambleton
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
10:00am — Grand-N-Glory Choir
4:30pm — Faith Christian Basketball
6:10pm — FCB (MAC Classroom)
6:15pm — Rising Sun Basketball
7:00pm — Building & Grounds Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 23rd
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
3:30pm — Faith Christian Basketball
4:55pm — FCB (MAC Classroom)
5:00pm — Arete Basketball
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)
6:30pm — Wildwood Basketball

Wednesday, October 24th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
5:30pm — Wednesday Night Dinner
6:15pm — Quarterly Church Business Meeting
6:15pm — Children & Youth Activities
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball
7:30pm — Sanctuary Choir

Thursday, October 25th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
10:00am — Group Leaves for Fall Foliage Trip
4:30pm — Arete Basketball
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball 

Friday, October 26th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym


Our Wednesday night dinner menu for this week will be honey baked ham, pintos, corn muffins, salad, and dessert.  Prices for meals are $7 adults, $4 children ages 4-8, ages 3 & under free, and $20 family maximum.  We must know by early Tuesday morning of each week if you plan to attend. That will give the cooks time to prepare.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway or you may contact Vicki in the church office.


Sunday, November 4th
We invite everyone to join us in these special worship services (9:00am and 11:00am) to honor the memory of our loved ones.  Also, if anyone would like to be baptized that Sunday, please notify Vicki in the church office.


We will be providing goodies for our shut-Ins again this Christmas.  If you would like to make a contribution to this ministry, please make your check out to GCBC and put “Christmas Shut-Ins” in the memo line.  We will keep you posted when the items will be ready for distribution in early December.  Thank you for your support of this vital ministry in our church.


Thursday, October 25
Join us for a fall foliage trip to Lewisburg, West Virginia.  We’ll do some sightseeing and have lunch at the Food & Friends Restaurant.  The cost will be $5 for gas plus your meal.  The bus will leave the back parking lot at 10:00am.  A sign-up sheet has been posted in the hallway down from Charlie’s office.


“Christmas Spectacular”
Thursday, November 29th
The bus will leave the back parking lot at 10:30am.  Cost: $45 (ahead of time).  We’ll have lunch at 12:00 noon and the show will begin at 2:00pm.  We plan to return around 5:30pm.  The deadline to sign up and pay is October 29th.  A sign-up sheet has been posted in the hallway down from Charlie’s office. 


Please talk to Pastor Melissa K if you are interested in being part of various hurricane Florence recovery teams as we identify needs and locations. When reaching out, identify your skills/interest and scheduling availability (i.e.: available anytime, only weekends, etc.). More information will be forthcoming as waters begin to recede and needs are assessed with our partner organizations and congregations.



Youth Mission Trip
Nashville TN June 23rd-28th
with Passport MissionBase
For students in 6th-12th grade. This is a neighborhood construction-based trip in partnership with Passport MissionBase. Cost per student will remain at $150 (plus fun money). Your $75 deposit is due November 4th.  Let Pastor Melissa K know if you’re interested.

Not in 6th-12th grade and interested in heading to Nashville? There are opportunities for chaperoning, and also for an intergenerational cohort that will have separate housing but share in partnership work with the youth team (not necessarily construction-based unless desire it).

PassportKids@Eagle Eyrie
June 18th-21st
All students that will complete 3rd-6th grade by summer 2019 are eligible to come to Eagle Eyrie with us! Those dates are June 18th-21st and the cost for this will be $150 for this trip, as well. Let Pastor Melissa K know to sign up. Your $75 deposit is due November 4th. 


We are looking for 2 bellhop carts for our Christmas musical. If you know someone who works at or owns a hotel from whom we might borrow them, or know of another resource, please see Melissa Fox as soon as possible.

There is one more role available for a man or woman ― 4 lines, 1 scene. See Melissa Fox or Carolyn Bain if interested.


If anyone has two large Toy Soldiers, like from the Nutcracker, that we could borrow for the Christmas musical stage, please contact Melissa Fox. They would need to be between 3-5′ tall. We would need them from Dec. 1st to Dec. 17th.


November 2nd4th at Our Eagle Eyrie Lodge
Ladies, our Cozy Mountain Retreat will focus on how we build a life that gives witness to God’s faithfulness even in the midst of struggle.  I hope you will come join with sisters in faith as we study God’s Word, enjoy building relationships together, worship and work together on a project for our food pantry. This experience is great for women of all ages. The cost is $90 per person and that covers your retreat materials and lodging. A registration form is included in your worship bulletin, or you can visit our table in the MAC lobby after service. If you have questions, please see Melissa Fox.


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.


Wednesday, October 24th


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.


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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