Groveland Evangelical Free Church

19172 Ferretti Road • Groveland • CA • (209)962-7131

News and Activities, March, April 2012

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ELDER PRAYER AND ANOINTING

James 5:14-15a says:  “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.”  The elders of GEFC are available to pray and anoint anyone who desires this Biblical resource for themselves.  Call Pastor Ron at the church for more information.

 

INTERCESSION TEAM OPENINGS

Are you interested in serving the Kingdom through intercession?  GEFC has both phone and e-mail prayer chains for the purpose of bringing submitted needs before the Lord for special consideration.  If interested, drop us a note on the feedback form on this website..

 

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY

Our long-awaited church directory has arrived and you may pick up a copy in the foyer today!  We are sorry but because of very limited quantities we will only be able to offer one directory per family.

 

ALL CHURCH WORKDAY

Spring is coming ... and it is time for a spring cleaning day at church.  Join us on Saturday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m. for an all-church workday.  With a variety of indoor and outdoor tasks to do many helping hands are needed.  This is a good time of fellowship as well as service.  If you have questions please contact Rich McKey .

VBS 2012 PLANNING MEETING

We are looking for a crew of helpers to plan decorations, staffing and scheduling for our April 27 VBS Preview and July 23 - 26 “SKY” VBS program. Please join us at the church March 15 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. if you are ready and willing to help.

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EASTER WEEK

In addition to our two regular services on Easter Sunday, April 8, please consider attending these community wide events sponsored by the Foothill Ministerial Association:

Good Friday service, 12:00 noon April 6, here at GEFC

Early Easter service, 7:00 a.m., April 8, Mountain Lutheran Church

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WOMEN’S MINISTRY UPDATE

For all you knitters out there, we are collecting adult size knit stocking hats for Lia and Steve Dunne's ministry to international college students in Boise, ID. This is an on-going need until they 'call uncle' and tell us they have enough. We have yarn and can get you patterns. You can give the hats to Sally Copeland, Judy McKinnon or Carol Willmon. Thanks for helping with this outreach.

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GIRLS CLUB

Girls, girls, girls ... ride the bus to the church on Wednesday, March 14 and be prepared for a day of fun! Questions? Please contact Cheryl Ludolph at 962-0441.

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CARE AND SHARE

CARE AND SHARE LUNCHEON will be Sunday, March 25, at the Charlotte Hotel at 12:00 noon. All single women are invited. Call Carol Bohan 962-6343 for more info.

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PATTERNED BY GOD’S DESIGN

Our quilt show has been named “Patterned By God’s Design” ... so set aside the date of October 27, 2012 and plan to join us for this wonderful day of viewing the handiwork of women far and near. If you would like to volunteer to help out that day ... or in any of the planning or crafting to come ... contact Judy McKinnon (962-6025) or Sally Copeland (962-5668)..

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Church Exit Plan

Can't wait to get away from church on Sunday? Tired of sitting in traffic in the Church parking lot? Feeling tempted to leave just a bit earlty "to avoid the rush"? An alternative exit at the north end of the parking lot {toward the baseball field} is available for your use to help alleviate the traffic congestion between services. "Try it, you may like it."

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Food Closet Needs

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 fo 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.

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Cash for Cans

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 avaialable 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.

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