DECEMBER 12, 2018
Hi Good News family!
Here’s a few things you should know this week…
> WHAT’S THE BACK-STORY BEHIND BETHLEHEM? Who were the 1st century Jews expecting the Messiah to be? Why were they so confused about the baby born in a manger? If they missed it, what are we missing in the OT about Jesus? Find out this Sunday at 10:45am in the Celebration & Growth service.
> TOMORROW NIGHT – 7PM – WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY All 18+ women invited for a Bile study – Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible by Liz Curtis Higgs – upstairs in the Youth Loft. Bring your bible and a friend!
> RE-ROOFING PROJECT UNDER WAY The GNBC Deacons are coordinating the much needed stripping and re-roofing of the lower Chapel building, so you will see a dumpster parked out front for the next two weeks as the project happens. After this project, there is more to be done including replacing the badly worn carpets.
> HEY PARENTS! LAST REHEARSAL THIS SUNDAY – Noon to 2pm – CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CHOIR Pizza lunch provided. Practice for the GN Kid’s Christmas presentation on Sunday, December 23rd during the 10:45am Celebration & Growth service.
> WOMEN’S COOKIE SWAP – SUNDAY NIGHT DEC 16th, 5-7pm Bring 1-2 dozen of your favorite home baked or bakery cookies. Enjoy swapping cookies, recopies while you make some new friends. Invite a grilfriend to come along!
> GIVING IS STILL BEHIND You have given generously the past few Sundays, but the overall giving is still significantly below budget. Pray about giving generously to catch up and support the ministries and missions of GNBC before the year ends.
> SAVE THE DATE! Put it in your calendar now: Christmas Eve service, Monday night, December 24th at 5pm. Pray now about who you can invite to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world!
> PRAYER & PRAISE…
- Praise God for our brother, Richard “White Eagle” Correia, 87, showing a remarkable comeback in health and strength at Sturdy Hospital (Room 348, 211 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703).
- Pray for those with ongoing health challenges: Joan LeClerc, Greg Heath, Nancy Maguire Heath, Dave & Nancy Hicks; and those recovering from recent surgeries.
- Pray with those with family members going through difficult times: Beth & James Saylors, June Kohler, Joyce Lima, Steve Auger, Deb Daily, and others…
> SERVANT LEADER(S) NEEDED Use your leadership skills to coordinate the Second Chance Clothes ministry team as they prepare for the last-Saturday-of-the-month free clothing distribution to our neighbors in need in the name of Jesus. See Paige Rhynes or Brittany Warner to take on this role.
> NOT IN THE GNBC ONLINE DIRECTORY YET? Dozens of people attend GNBC every Sunday, but still aren’t in the password-protected, secure online Directory. Help people connect with you — get yourself and your family into this important connections tool by sending an email to Directory@gnbc.org. If you’re not sure how to update your listing with a photo, new phone/email info, send an email to Directory@gnbc.org for some quick and easy coaching to get it done!
> MISSED A SUNDAY? You can always get the Sunday sermon here — listen online or download the MP3 — plus get a PDF of the sermon notes, plus a PDF of the weekly Program with announcements, prayer page, gospel page, Global Reach Partners update, and the current Life-Group list, etc. All available each week here.
For unto us a child is born, a son is given to us.The government will rest on his shoulders.And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.His government and its peace will never end.He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.
ISAIAH 9:6, 7
Only by grace,
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