Weekly Update

CALENDAR

Friday, April 19th
10:00am — Tremors’ Group (Parlor)
6:00pm — Good Friday Dinner

Saturday, April 20th
12:00pm – Luncheon for Family of Ella Youngblood
2:00pm – Funeral Service for Ella Youngblood
Reception for everyone following the service.

Sunday, April 21st Easter
9:00am-10:00am — Breakfast (Pot Luck)
10:30am — Easter Worship and Baptisms

Monday, April 22nd
7:00am — Prayer Breakfast@Hardee’s Brambleton
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
7:00pm — Building & Grounds Meeting
Offices will be closed.

Tuesday, April 23rd
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)

Wednesday, April 24th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
5:30pm — Fellowship Dinner
6:15pm — Quarterly Church Business Meeting
6:15pm — Children’s End of Year Party
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball

Thursday, April 25th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym

Friday, April 26th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
9:00am — TMMC (Choir Room)

Saturday, April 27th
9:00am — Renovation Day
12:00pm — Hamner Hall (Private Service for Mark Childress)
2:00pm — Sanctuary & MAC (TMMC)

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The MAC will be closed April 22nd-April 26th.  Volunteers for the MAC do not need to come in during their assigned hours.  The offices will be closed on Monday, April 22nd.

The Grand-N-Glory Choir will not meet on Monday, April 22nd.

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Holy Week Prayer Walk
April 15-19

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs
10am-12 noon, 2pm-4pm, 6pm-8pm
Friday, 3pm-6pm, followed by dinner at 6pm
In the Ministry Activities Center

Throughout this week, join us in the MAC to walk the journey of Holy Week. GCBC Deacons will be available in the MAC lobby if you have any questions or would like to pray with someone before or after your walk.

The menu for the Lenten Dinner on Friday, April 19th is chicken cordon bleu, green beans, pasta salad, regular salad, dinner rolls, and dessert.  Please let me know by Wednesday, April 17th, if you plan to attend.

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JOIN US FOR EASTER SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP & WORSHIP
Sunday, April 21st

9:00am-10:00am Easter Breakfast (Pot Luck)
10:30am Easter Worship & Celebrating Baptism

About Easter at Grandin Court: One of our traditions is FLOWERING THE CROSS on Easter Morning. It is a beautiful way to celebrate the Resurrection and show how God turned the cruelty of the cross into something beautiful. Bring some flowers in on Sunday morning and place them on the cross in the sanctuary during breakfast. This is also a day when we celebrate baptism and new life. If you are interested in baptism or have questions, please reach out to one of our pastors.

You are invited to join the choir for the Hallelujah Chorus Benediction on Easter Sunday. Please come to the choir loft during the final hymn. Music will be provided.

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YOUNG AT HEART LUNCHEON
A luncheon will be held for all senior adults on Monday, April 29, at 12:00 noon in the MAC.  Lunch will be provided by Hermitage Retirement.  You can sign up on the bulletin board down from Charlie’s office or contact the church office.

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SENIOR ADULT DAY
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
A luncheon will be held immediately following the morning worship service for all Senior Adults. The dinner will be served by our youth, and there is no charge!  All we ask you to do is sign up on the bulletin board down from Charlie’s office or contact Vicki in the Church Office.  The deadline to sign up for the meal is Wednesday, May 1st.

SENIOR ADULT MALE OF THE YEAR
Don’t forget to vote for the outstanding SENIOR MALE to receive the Senior of the Year award.  Ballots are available on the table across from the elevator in the main hallway.  You may place your ballots in the box available on the table across from the elevator in the main hallway.  The deadline to turn in your form is Sunday, April 21st.

After you sign-up for lunch, think about what you have in your house that you could bring to STUMP THE YOUTH! Have something you think they can’t identify? Bring it to Melissa K by April 24th and we’ll have a game show after lunch. Don’t worry, the youth may try to stump you, too!! 

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IT’S TIME FOR A PENNY WAR!!

Benefiting the Nashville TN Mission Trip and PassPort Kids.  Vote with pennies to add positive points (1 penny = 1 point).  Quarters, nickels and dimes are negative points (-25¢, – 5¢, or -10¢).  Dollars operate like pennies and are positive points ($1 = 100 points).  Penny collection jars will be in the MAC lobby.  Who and what are you voting on???? WHO WILL DYE THEIR HAIR!  Melissa Fox — Blue Streaks

Judy Edgell — Hot Pink 

Donita Smith — Purple Streaks

Laura Brewer — Purple Tips

Melissa Kessler — Purple all over (with some bleached highlights)

Totals after Last Sunday: 

Judy Edgell:         +25,106
Donita Smith:       +10,488
Laura Brewer:      +10,099
Melissa Kessler:  +2,577
Melissa Fox:        +4,307

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GRANDIN COURT ROAD AND TRAIL CHALLENGE, MAY 11th:

The race is coming up! Registration is live online, registration forms are out, and we’re looking for sponsors. There are so many ways to be involved in the race! Ways you can help today: 

— Share the Facebook posts and Facebook event

— Take some registration forms to friends at work and school

— Ask about sponsorship!

— Volunteer to take photos on race day

— Volunteer to be a point person for food on race day

As the race draws nearer, we’ll be looking for course marshals and have more information out about race week!

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FINAL PAYMENTS for Nashville, TN ($75) are due by May 5th.

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QUARTERLY CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING
Wednesday, April 24th
6:15pm

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RENOVATION DAY
April 27
9:00am – ??
Join us at a SW Roanoke home to do some construction work for one of our neighbors. We will be doing some roof and gutter work, stair repair/replacement, and some yard work. Sign up on the bulletin board outside the parlor with your shirt size this week to guarantee a shirt. All ages are welcome to help!
 
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LIBRARY NEWS:  NEW FACELIFT FOR OUR CHURCH LIBRARY
The Library Committee is busy organizing the church library. For the moment, we will no longer accept book donations. We are updating what we have; therefore, we will be having a book sale at our 5K race on Saturday, May 11th. You can buy a book for any donation (which will support our library funds). Hope to see you there!

Library Committee: (Kathy Ford, Margaret Rolley, Vicki Roberts, Brenda Tester, Bonnie Topping)

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CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL UPDATE

There will not be Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 21st.  There will be a breakfast in the MAC during the SS hour so please still come to church and enjoy some time with your church family.  If you see the following folks who are your children’s Sunday School teachers, please take a minute to thank them for the time they give nurturing your child’s faith.

K-2nd grade — Judy Edgell, Trena Swain, Kathy Carlton, Priscilla Johnson, Mike Carlton, Louann Pagans, Donita Smith, and Corky Kidd.

3rd-5th grade — Sabrina Hunsicker, Scott Huff, and Josh Owen

Music — Judy Edgell and Sherrie Oliver

Happy Easter!!!
Brad Brewer, Children’s SS Director

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MISSION OPPORTUNITY IN INDIA
The Seekers Sunday school class has been sponsoring the continuing education of four children in India through the supervision of Pastor Leivon Y. Kom since the need was brought to our attention by our former custodian, Jesse Taylor. Pastor Kom recently told our class that he needs to construct two churches at a cost of $4000 each, as his congregations have no place to gather for worship and asked us for donations. If you would like join us in making contributions, make a check out to GCBC, account 8430.  If you have any questions, see Jim Edgell or Ed Murray.

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2019 GO RED FOR WOMEN

            The American Heart Association’s 2019 Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held on May 17th at The Hotel Roanoke.  It is an educational awareness event that heart disease is the #1 killer of women. 

            Our theme this year is “building healthy families” — starting with our own health so we can be better equipped to help others build a healthy family — physically, emotionally and spiritually.

            Our Luncheon will be a vehicle to help two women’s organizations build healthy families—Street Ransom and Bedford Pregnancy Center. We are inviting the community to bring an item needed for these organizations and drop off in the marked box at the GCBC MAC as one of our collection locations during the month of April. Items needed include: onesies, diapers and baby items for BPC and clean clothes, women’s hygiene items and food gift cards for SR. The items will be assembled into care packages for the clients of these organizations and given to the organizations after the Luncheon.

            With appreciation,
            Elizabeth Vail

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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

Ask Becky Owen how you can help!  rgowen37@gmail.com or 434-665-0114

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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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Upper Room Devotional Books are available in the racks along with the bulletins and outside the Church Office.  I have some old issues in my office if anyone would like them to distribute to friends, the sick, etc.

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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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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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