Weekly Update


Thursday, February 22nd

9:00am-2:00pm — Use of the Gym (Preschool)

10:00am — TMMC Board Meeting (Sunshine Room)

11:00am-1:00pm — Food Pantry Open

7:00pm — Pickup Basketball

Friday, February 23rd

9:00am-2:00pm — Use of the Gym (Preschool)

9:30am — TMMC (Choir Room)

10:00am – Funeral for Gerald Sink (Sanctuary)

6:00pm — Wedding Rehearsal (Allen-Boucher)

Saturday, February 24th

4:00pm — Wedding (Allen-Boucher) (Sanctuary)

4:30pm — Reception (Allen-Boucher) (MAC)

Sunday, February 25th

9:00am — Contemporary Worship Service

9:45am — Sunday School for All Ages

11:00am — Traditional Worship Service

12:30pm – MAC Multi-Purpose Room/Kitchen (Childress)

12:30pm — Youth

5:00pm — Handbell Rehearsal

Monday, February 26th

7:00am — Prayer Breakfast@Hardee’s Brambleton

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym

10:00am — Grand-N-Glory Choir

7:00pm — Outreach Committee (Parlor)

7:00pm — Wildwood Basketball

7:00pm — Building & Grounds Committee (Sunshine Room)

Tuesday, February 27th

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym

6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)

7:00pm — Star City Sixers (Gym)

Wednesday, February 28th

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym

5:30pm — Wednesday Night Dinner

6:15pm — Adult Bible Study with Pastor Kevin

6:15pm — Children and Youth Activities

7:00pm — Harmon Basketball

7:00pm — Men’s / Women’s Chorus

7:30pm — Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 1st

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym

7:00pm — Pickup Basketball

Friday, March 2nd

9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym

Saturday, March 3rd

9:00am — Preschool Literacy Training (Hamner Hall)

9:30am — Pacers Basketball (tentative)

4:30pm — Fitness Party (MAC)


OFFERING BOX FOR MISSIONS As Lent begins, we will be placing the offering box out to receive gifts for local missions. We hope you will use the practice of radical generosity as one of your spiritual acts of worship this season, giving above and beyond so that others can be blessed. As the season goes along, more information about exactly where the money is being given will be published.


NOTE:  Children in Grades K-5 who would like to sing on Palm Sunday are asked to join Judy Barger Edgell each Sunday at 10:20am in the Mission Possible Room.


If anyone can help out, contact Vicki in the church office or Karen Griffith at 774-2986.


COME JOIN THE EASTER CHOIR! Choir will begin working on pieces for Easter on Wednesday, February 28th. You are invited to join us in the choir room at 7:30pm.  Childcare will be available. Please let Melissa Fox know if you will need childcare, so we have plenty of help.


GOOD FRIDAY DRAMA AND WORSHIP ― There is one remaining monologue for a male available to anyone who would be interested in helping with our Good Friday worship service. Scripts are available for your perusal; just see Melissa Fox if interested.
Instrumentalists are also needed for a Taize worship ensemble. If you play guitar, flute, recorder, piano or a string instrument and would like to participate, please see Melissa Fox. A rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, March 27th, time TBD.


DISCOUNT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Haydn’s “The CREATION Oratorio” on Saturday, March 10th, at 7:30pm at the Berglund Theatre.  If you order your tickets online and use the coupon code, “CREATION,” you will receive a 20% discount on your tickets.


A NEW MAC COORDINATOR NEEDED – We are looking for a new MAC Coordinator (flexible hourly schedule). The primary responsibility will be responding to communications and queries regarding the MAC, managing the calendar and reservation forms, supervising volunteers, and supervising the MAC for Friday/Saturday events (or arranging coverage). Hours vary and much can be done remotely. Please contact David Topping at 989-4023 for a full job description, if you have any questions, or are interested in the position.


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.


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.

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.


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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