Weekly Update

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
The programming schedule at GCBC (including MAC activities) during times of inclement weather shall follow the Roanoke City Public Schools’ cancellation schedule unless altered by the Ministerial Staff.  Please be sure to listen to your local TV and radio stations for any cancellations or delays of services or activities. If we do have an activity, however, and you do not feel it is safe for you to come, please do not.  We realize that road conditions in the county may prevent you from getting here. We would rather have you safe!

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CALENDAR

Friday, December 14th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:00pm — Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, December 15th
1:00pm — Christmas Program Matinee

Sunday, December 16th
9:00am — Contemporary Worship Service
9:45am — Sunday School for All Ages
11:00am — Traditional Worship Service
6:00pm — “Welcome to Bethlehem” Musical

Monday, December 17th
7:00am — Prayer Breakfast at Hardee’s on Brambleton
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
10:00am — Grand-N-Glory Leaves for South Roanoke Nursing Home
7:00pm — Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 18th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)

Wednesday, December 19th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
5:30pm — Church-Wide Christmas Party
7:30pm — Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, December 20th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
11:00am-1:00pm — Final Food Pantry

Friday, December 21st
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
10:00am — Tremors’ Group (Parlor)

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The last day to turn in contributions for 2018 credit is Monday, December 31st, at 12:00 noon.

Contribution envelopes for 2019 are available on the table near the Sunshine Classroom.

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ALL CHURCH CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH ROANOKE CHAMBER BRASS
Wednesday, December 19th
5:30pm in the MAC
This will be a finger food covered dish; bring your favorite to share!!
Fun, games, and music for the whole family.
Please RSVP to the church office by Tuesday afternoon.

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ALL-CHURCH CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Sunday, December 23rd
6:00pm

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CHRISTMAS EVE CAROLS, COMMUNION, & CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
11:00pm

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GCBC RINGERS HOLIDAY CONCERT (rescheduled from Dec. 9)
Sunday, January 6
6:30pm

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FOOD PANTRY UPDATE

We will have our FINAL food pantry Thursday, December 20th, from 11:00am until 1:00pm.  Please do NOT bring any more food donations to the pantry.

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CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S CLOSINGS
Monday, December 24th, and Tuesday, December 25th, for Christmas
Tuesday, January 1st, for New Year’s Day

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS
We need cooks for the following dates.  If anyone can help out, please contact the church office or Karen Griffith.
January 16th
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April 3rd, 10th, 24th

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OUR ACRYLIC BOX DONATIONS FOR DECEMBER WILL GO TO MISSIONS, AS PART OF OUR ADVENT CONSPIRACY.

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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.

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TOURS OF THE CHURCH OFFERED
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.

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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!

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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.

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

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