Weekly Update

CALENDAR

Friday, February 22nd
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
9:00am — TMMC (Choir Room)

Sunday, February 24th
9:00am — Contemporary Worship Service
9:45am — Sunday School for All Ages
11:00am — Traditional Worship Service
12:00pm — Swiss Take-Out Lunch
3:00pm — Youth Dodge Ball Tournament
5:00pm — Handbell Rehearsal

Monday, February 25th
7:00am — Prayer Breakfast@Brambleton Hardee’s
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
10:00am — Grand-N-Glory Choir
6:15pm — Rising Sun (Gym)
7:00pm — Building & Grounds Mtg. (Sunshine Room)
8:00pm — Team Loaded (Gym)

Tuesday, February 26th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
5:25pm — Roanoke Rockets (Gym)
6:00pm — Gina Rexrode’s Bible Study (Parlor)
6:30pm — Wildwood Basketball

Wednesday, February 27th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
5:30pm — Wednesday Night Fellowship Dinner
6:15pm — Youth and Children’s Activities
6:15pm — Adult Bible Study
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball
7:30pm — Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, February 28th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym
6:00pm — Roanoke Rockets (Gym)
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, February 29th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of Gym

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COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd
“CELEBRATION OF GENEROSITY”
We will be having one service on March 3rd at 10:30am with a breakfast at 9:30am hosted by the Capital Campaign Committee. We are celebrating making a paydown on our mortgage! So, come eat and join to worship together!

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LENTEN AND EASTER CHOIR ― Rehearsals are beginning for our Lenten series “Finding Jesus in the Gospel of Mark.” You are invited to participate in choir for this beautiful holy season. Then, Easter Choir begins! Our Easter Celebration will once again be one service. You are invited to be a part of the Easter Choir. Rehearsals will begin on March 27th at 7:30pm. All voice parts are welcome; youth and adults are welcome! Let’s make our Easter celebration another joyous expression of praise! See Melissa Fox if you have questions.

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS ― We are still in need of cooks for
April 3rd.  If anyone can help out, please contact Karen Griffith at 774-2986 or JAKAGRIF@cox.net.   Please contact the Church Office by early Tuesday morning if you plan to attend.

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ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Wednesday, March 6th
6:30pm in the Sanctuary

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ROANOKE COLLEGE
OFF CAMPUS OFF BROADWAY
Saturday, March 16th, at 6:00pm
At Heights Community Church
A freewill offering will be received for Habitat for Humanity and Congregations in Action (Pack-a-Snack).

The popular Revue hits the road for the first time with a visit to Grandin Village, featuring songs and choruses from a variety of musicals along with popular music arrangements.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2019
July 21st-24th (Sunday through Wednesday)
5:30pm-8:00pm
Mark your calendars now! 

FOR ALL PARENTS OF CHILDREN:  If you would like to start receiving text message reminders and notifications, please sign up at this link:  https://www.remind.com/join/37234

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HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER OR BUTTERCREAM
CHOCOLATE COVERED EGGS
1/$7 OR 2/$10
Please email Ericka Lanier at erickalanier5@gmail.com to reserve your eggs.  Pick up times will be April 10th at 6:00pm, April 14th at 12:00 noon, and April 17th at 6:00pm.  All proceeds go toward the Switzerland summer mission trip.

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SWISS TAKE-OUT LUNCH
February 24th
Fundraiser for the Switzerland Summer Mission Trip
Menu:  chicken salad or ham & swiss on croissant, apple pie, chips, and pickle
$12 each or 2/$20

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ARE YOU GLUTEN INTOLERANT? This year, we are adding a gluten-free option during communion. In the 9:00 service, there will be a tray from which you can select your bread and cup. The minister will still offer words of affirmation for you. In the 11:00 service, the inner ring of cups will have gluten-free bread in them. A huge THANK YOU to Charlotte Aday who has added this to her communion bread-baking regimen. We hope this will help our whole congregation participate in communion!

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PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISERS
We’re looking to grow our program as the wait list for students wanting to enroll fall of 2019 grows daily.  We would love to welcome all of these students into our program.  We could use your support!

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – our annual pancake supper will be held on Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30-7PM.  Come and enjoy pancakes, eggs, biscuits, gravy and also enjoy some time around the table with some of our current preschool families.  Visit and learn about how our ministry has impacted their families.

Zumba Fundraiser – Ready to work off some of the pancake calories?  Come and move on Saturday, March 9th from 9-10AM.  Maka Prossser, preschool parent and local trainer, will lead us in a music and action-packed hour as we dance our way into Saturday.  Cost is $5/person and snacks/water will be available for $1/each.  Door prizes will go to some lucky winners!  Invite your family and friends.  All abilities from beginner to seasoned zumba fans are welcome!

For more information please contact Laura Brewer at 774-1684 x125 or preschool@grandincourtbaptist.org.

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A MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL EVENT will be facilitated by Ken Carter on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00pm in the Sunshine Classroom.  This event is to inform Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare programs and does not include marketing.  Anyone is invited to attend.

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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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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.  Please be sure to listen to your local TV and radio stations for any cancellations or delays of services or activities.

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