November 22, 2018
HAPPY THANKSGIVING Good News family!
Here’s a few things you should know this week…
> GIVE THANKS! This Sunday will be a special Thanksgiving Celebration — a time to thank God for all His good gifts, especially heaven’s best gift, Jesus. I’ll have a short message, “4 Secrets of a Thankful Heart.” Bring the family and continue your Thanksgiving celebration at 10:45 this Sunday! GNKids will stay in the service with their families. Parents might want to bring a mid-service snack and some sort of quiet seat activity for their little kids.
> 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. Update your listing with a photo, new phone/email info by sending an email to Directory@gnbc.org.
> THANK YOU GNBC FAMILY! OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD 2018 WAS GREAT SUCCESS! A record 57 shoe boxes of gifts were donated at GNBC for girls and boys around the world. Your gift box went to the regional collection center in Columbia, Maryland where the OCC team will add a gospel message in the language of the child it will be delivered to; then they will be shipped overseas by the Christian international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse, to arrive in time for Christmas!
> NEW TEAM LEADERS NEEDED FOR SECOND CHANCE CLOTHES Brittany and Paige are transitioning out of leadership for this monthly compassion ministry. Please pray about serving Jesus and loving your neighbors in a leadership role. Talk to Paige, Brittany, or Deb DuPlessie about how you can serve at SCC.
> SAVE THE DATE FOR THE CHRISTMAS EVE PROGRAM 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 Greg Heath came home yesterday after a week in Mass General Hospital to treat a lung infection. His lung transplant continues to heal well.
- Pray for Nancy Maquire-Heath, recovering from a severe bout with dizziness that landed her in the Sturdy Hospital yesterday. She’s home and feeling better. Pray for strength as she and Greg recuperate.
- Pray for those away from their family and friends during this holiday season.
- Praise God for the followers of Jesus who went through training and are joining the team as hosts for the Attleboro Emergency Cold Weather Shelter.
- Continue to pray for Ann Kepaa, Joan LeClerc, Rochelle Horsman, and others with health and recovery challenges.
> PRAISE GOD CELEBRATE RECOVERY continues to serve new women and men who are looking for a Jesus-centered 12-step recovery support group to help with life’s hurts, habits, and hangups. Pray for Geddy and June Kohler and their team that meet on Monday nights, 6:30-8:30pm at the Chapel.
> PLEASE HELP WITH THE CONNECTIONS PROJECT The elders are trying to improve communication overall at the Chapel and our ability to be supportive shepherds to the GN family. You can help by filling out a new Connections sheet every week when the Pad is passed to you during the 10:45am C&G service: Just your name and a praise or prayer request if you have already given contact info previously.
> MISSED A SUNDAY? You can always get the 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.
> DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY – GET TRAINED TO MAKE DISCIPLES AT SPARK :: For women and men 18+y.o., Life Groups hosts and leaders, ministry team leaders, youth workers, grandparents, parents — anyone who wants to get equipped to make disciples. You’ll come home with your own personal plan of action. 6:30-10:30pm Friday, Dec 7, and 8:45am-10pm Saturday Dec 8 at Holiday Inn – Mansfield. Cost $75/ person. More information and registration online.
Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord,
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
– Ephesians 5:19-20
Only by grace,
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