News and Activities, Fall 2016
In This Article:
- Read Through the Bible - 2017
- Quilt Show "Generation to Generation" - Sat Oct 8
- Baptism / Combined Service - Nov 13
- Three Fold Communion - Dec 4
- Operation Christmas Child - by Sunday Nov 13
- Buy a Key - Success!
- Family Care Ministry
- Food Closet
- Cash for Cans
You read it right! We're planning ahead - FYI for next year. Every five years, GEFC encourages its members to read through the Scriptures in a year. Next year (2017) will be the next time. We will once again be usint "The One Year Chronological Bible", and in 2017 Pastor Ron will be preaching a chronological overview of the entire Word through the year. Hopefully this will be helpful in thinking about your devotional study for 2016.
We will have a combined service Sunday November 13. 10am in the Sanctuary - there will be no second serice.
Sunday December 4 will be our annual love feast, foot washing and communion service. This is a time for the entire church to meet and humble themselves in front of our Lord and one another, enjoy being one congregation, and have great food. OK, good food. But great people!
it's time to start collecting items for your shoebox gift which wil be included with boxes sent to children around the world. Items you may want to include: a small toy, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, puzzles, small craft items.
DO NOT INCLUDE used or damaed items, war related items (toy guns, knives, army men) seeds, chocolate or food, liquidsor lotions, glass or aerosol cans.
DROP OFF DEADLINE at GEFC wil be Sunday, November 13th.
All keys have been purchased and our piano will be repaired this fall! Thank you all for you rgenerous donations!
The youth this year are raising money by taking your great stuff and making money on it!
GIVE: Bring stuff down to the church Wednesday July 6 through July 7th.
GET: Get great deals at the church Friday July 8th and Saturday July 9th
Saturday, October 9 from 9am to 4pm
The bi-annual quilt show will have quilts on display, crafts for sale, and a soup luncheon and bake sale. It's a fun day for the entire community, so come on' down! .
Our family care ministry provides meals following hospitalization, during tiems of bereavement, following funerals and during other times of need. If you would be willing to serve by making a meal part of a meal, or to donate food contact Pam..
The Food Closet is open the Friday following the third Tuesday every month. Donations of canned items, personal hygiene products, and household cleaning items are always appreciated. If you would care to donate any of these items, they can be left in the kitchen or call us and we will arrange to get them from you.
We can't thank the members of this congregation enough for their continued generosity and their donations of food and funds for the Food Closet, and we so appreciate our many faithful and hard-working volunteers. The Lord has truly blessed this ministry.
Two members of our church family are collecting and redeeming aluminum cans and California redemption value plastic bottles and giving proceeds to GEFC. If you'd like to make donations contact Mike Buckley or Dick Faux (phone numbers available via the church office). You can drop items at their homes.
We are not collecting these items at the church, but if you wish to make a vehicle-to-vehicle transfer on Sunday morning, call Mike ahead and time and set up an appointment.