Groveland Evangelical Free Church

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

News and Activities, May 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..


VBS 2012 PREVIEW

Friday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. Join us for a dinner and a preview of the 2012 VBS, “SKY - Anything Is Possible With God”. If there are kids in your neighborhood invite them and their entire family to join us. If you can help provide brownies for the evenings dessert, please contact Miriam Martin.

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VBS 2012

VBS this year - "SKY - Anything is Possible with God" promises to be really exciting. As always, we need your support in the way of prayer cover, we need helpers of all sorts, and we need to let the children come. Mark your calendars - July 23 - 26th and spread the word.

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SERMON SERIES

Coming soon: The Epistle to the Hebrews -- We'll take an extended look at the New Testament letter that connects some of the dots regarding the foundation the Old Testament provides for the New.

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PHYLLIS KYLE

A memorial service for Phyllis Kyle is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2:00 p.m. here at the church. If you are willing to help provide food for the service please contact Glenda Moore.

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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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SUNDAY FLOWERS

Cavan Rose and Glenda Moore have graciously agreed to be coordinators of our flower ministry and beginning in May one family per week will have the opportunity to provide flowers for our Sunday morning worship services. This may be done in memory of a loved one, in honor of an occasion (ie - a special anniversary, a birth of a baby, etc.) which will be listed in the bulletin or for no special occasion with no tribute attached. There will be a “flower calendar” located in the foyer of the sanctuary where you can sign up for a specific Sunday. You will be asked to make the arrangements for getting the flowers to church on Sunday morning. (Flowers will be used for both first and second service, so please have them here prior to first service and plan to leave them until after second.) Two local florists have agreed to work with us to provide flowers and if you mention the flowers are for the Sunday morning service at GEFC a discount will be given. The florists are The Iron Door General Store and Flower Shop - 962-6864 and Sierra Flowers, 878-0349. Questions? Please contact Cavan Rose or Glenda Moore.

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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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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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