Groveland Evangelical Free Church

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

News and Activities, March-April 2014

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A YEAR IN THE GOSPELS

This year we will be reading in the Gospels, corresponding to Pastor Ron's Sunday messages. Each Sunday we'll put the following weeks Scripture passages in the bulletin. You can also follow along using 'The One-Year Chronological Bible'. (We can guarantee that the New Living Translation's passages correspond to our listed readings. Others may also, but not all do.) This the easiest way to do the readings.

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EASTER WEEK SCHEDULE

Good Friday Service - April 18th, Noon: GEFC will be hosting this gathering of the churches. As always, it will focus on the sacrificial death of our Savior.

Early "Sunrise" Easter Service - April 20th, 7am - Mountain Lutheran will again host this service, and local clergy will participate.

GEFC Services - Normal schedule (9:30am 'Traditional', 11am 'Modern')

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DISASTER RELIEF MISSION TRIP

when Hurricane Sandy hit some of you inquired about how you could help. Now you can. Our church is planning a Disaster Relief trip for June 2014. We will be serving with Samaritan's Purse to help rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy. If you are available the second or third week in June and are interested in being part of this trip, please contact Bonnie Phillips or Pam Jenkins at the church for further information.

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HOLY LAND STUDY TRIP

GEFC is zeroing in on a date for the study trip to Israel ... and Jordan. The dates are looking to be November 3-15, 2014. The cost appears to be about $4,600 per person. For more about the itinerary, check out gtitours.org. Contact Pam at the office if you are interested.

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CHINA TRIP

March 22 - April 5, cost will be $3,000

We hope to refinish 4 classroms and a girl's bathroom. This entails working with metal studss and sheet rock, plumbing, electrical and cabenetry. Non-construction work will include painting, work in school library and much more. Construction funds are needed to buy metal studs, plumbing, electrical, cabinet materials, and all the materials to make bathroom stalls, etc., roughly $10,000.

For fun we plan to take side trips to historical religious sites, a prayer tour, see the famous Terra Cotta Warriors, and visit sites around Yan'an.

We need to buy plane tickets in January. See John and Mary Anthony if you're interested.

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FAMILY CARE MINISTRY

Our family care ministry provides meals following hospitalization, during times of bereavement and following funerals. If you would be willing to serve by making a meal, part of a meal, or to donate a food item at a reception following a memorial service, please contact Pam at the office.

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QUILT SHOW TIME

There will be a Quilt Show plans for our next quilt show have begun. If you are interested and willing to serve in the areas of crafts, teh soup luncheon, bake sale, decorating, or working the dayt of the quilt show, pleas contact Sally Copeland, Judy McKinnon, or Carol Willmon at the church. .

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FOOD CLOSET

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.

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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 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.

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