Weekly Update

CALENDAR

Wednesday, August 21st
7:00pm — Harmon Baskeball

Thursday, August 22nd
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Sunday, August 25th
9:30am — Sunday School for All Ages
9:50am — Summer Choir
10:30am — Combined Worship Service
12:00pm — 100th Birthday Party for Jack Russell
5:00pm — Youth Fall Planning Meeting

Monday, August 26th 
7:00am — Prayer Breakfast@Hardee’s Brambleton
6:45am — Rising Sun Basketball
7:00pm — Building & Grounds Meeting

Tuesday, August 27th
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)
6:30pm — Wildwood Basketball
7:00pm — MAC Council (Parlor)

Wednesday, August 28th
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball

Thursday, August 29th
10:00am — TMMC Board Meeting (Sunshine Room)
5:00pm — Use of MAC Multi-Purpose Rm. & Kitchen (Scriven)
6:00pm — Preschool Family Orientation
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, August 31st
8:00am — Playground Work Day

Sunday, September 1st
9:30am — Sunday School for All Ages
10:30am — Combined Worship Service
5:00pm — Youth

Monday, September 2nd
Closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3rd
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
4:00pm — CSMS Basketball
6:00pm — Use of Parlor (Gina Rexrode)
6:30pm — Wildwood Basketball

Wednesday, September 4th
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
5:30pm — Pot Luck Wednesday Night Fall Kick-Off
6:30pm — Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm — Harmon Basketball

Thursday, September 5th
9:00am-1:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym
4:00pm — CSMS Basketball
7:00pm — Medicare Workshop with Ken Carter (Sunshine Classroom)
7:00pm — Worship Council (Choir Room)
7:00pm — Pick-Up Basketball

Friday, September 6th
9:00am-2:00pm — Preschool Use of the Gym

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FALL WORSHIP

We will return to two worship services on Sunday, September 8th (9:00am and 11:00am).

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UPCOMING FALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, September 4th
5:30pm — Kick-Off Pot Luck Dinner & Fellowship Time
7:30pm — Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 11th
5:30pm — Fellowship Dinner
6:15pm — Children & Youth Classes
6:15pm — Bible Study with Pastor Kevin
7:30pm — Choir Rehearsal

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CAN YOU HELP? 

1)We will be in need of two nursery helpers once we resume our two worship services in September.  If you would be willing to help, please contact Becky Owen at children@grandincourtbaptist.org or 434-665-0114.

2)We need a regular MAC volunteer to serve the 7:00-9:00pm shift every other Thursday evening. Contact Kelli Best at mac@grandincourtbaptist.org or 540-915-7286 if you are interested.

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100th Birthday Celebration for JACK RUSSELL
Sunday, August 25th, in the MAC
Following the Morning Worship Service

POT LUCK (fried chicken, CAKE, & beverages provided)
Please bring side dishes, but NO DESSERTS will be needed.

Jack Russell (long-time member of Grandin Court), will be celebrating his 100th birthday on August 29th.  Grandin Court will help him celebrate this event on Sunday, August 25th.

Jack and his wife, Gwen, joined Grandin Court in 1948 and were vital members of our church across the years.  Jack moved to Clemmons NC to live with his daughter several years ago.  As we celebrate this occasion, we are asking folks to bring birthday cards for him.  Mark this date on your calendar and plan to be here to help make this a memorable day for Jack.

If you cannot be present but would like to send birthday greetings directly to Jack, his address is:

Mr. Herbert “Jack” Russell
825 Newington Road
Clemmons NC 27012

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PLAYGROUND WORK DAY

We’re looking forward to beginning a new church year and the start of new Sunday School classes, Children’s Ministry activities, and welcoming our weekday preschool friends back to school.  In preparation, we will have a playground workday on Saturday, August 31st, at 8:00am.  We’ll be mulching the playground, weeding the garden beds, and repairing playground equipment.  Please consider joining us and bringing rakes and wheelbarrows.  More hands make for a quicker job.  Please contact Laura Brewer or Becky Owen if you have any questions.

Laura 434-665-0114 (cell), 774-1684 x 125
preschool@grandincourtbaptist.org

Becky 540-400-0192 (cell), 774-1684 x 115
children@grandincourtbaptist.org

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We will be closed Monday, September 2nd, for Labor Day.

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We are in need of cooks for the following Wednesday Night Dinners:

September 11th, 18th, 25th
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th

Please contact Karen Griffith if you can help.
540-774-2986
JAKAGRIF@cox.net

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A MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL EVENT will be facilitated by Ken Carter on Thursday, September 5th, 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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SUMMER CIA NEWS (PACK A SNACK)

The fall concert will be Sunday, September 8th, at Raleigh Court Methodist Church, corner of Grandin Rd and Windsor (moved from VA Heights Community Church). It will be at 5:30. There will be food sold and free entertainment provided by Richard Rudolph’s Steel Drums. Hope to see you, your family and friends there!

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YOUNG-AT-HEART GET-TOGETHER

The Young-at-Heart (55 & Up) have been invited to Rita Richardson’s cabin on Monday, September 9th.  If you’d like to go and want to ride the bus, please be in the back-parking lot ready to leave at 11:30am.  Fried chicken will be provided; we just ask you to bring casseroles and desserts.

Please sign up on the bulletin board down from Charlie’s office or contact Vicki in the church office if you plan to attend.

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Ladies Retreat
October 11th-13th
“WonderFULL World”

Join with your sisters of GCBC as we explore the love and wonder of God’s love for us and the whole world. With an International theme, who knows what mischief we’ll discover! Mark your calendars and watch for further information coming soon! Deposits of $50 will be due by September 15th. See Melissa Fox with questions.

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MISSION OPPORTUNITY IN PUERTO RICO

If you are interested in going to Puerto Rico October 15th-21st, 2019, please talk to Pastor Melissa K. 

More about the trip: Part vision trip, part work. We will engage in working with local partners and getting a feel for needs and requirements for future groups. Those who come will help to share the vision of our partnership with Pastor Jesus to our wider GCBC family. There are still 30,000 people without roofs in Puerto Rico, and Pastor Jesus has networked with many local organizations in order to bring aide to where it is needed most. Projects will include things spanning from home visitation to roof construction to yard work. This is a great chance for long term engagement and involvement between Grandin Court and Iglesia Bautista de Metropolis. Total trip cost is $500, and the $200 deposit is required to hold your spot. 

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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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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.  

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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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