December 9, 2018 Announcements
Student Ministries (grades 6-12) Christmas Party tonight. Please come if you are a middle schooler, high schooler, or parent. We will meet in the worship center at 6:00pm for fellowship, teaching, and games. Contact Josh Kellso with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keepers of the Faith – Girls Bible Study (Grades 3-5)
Keepers of the Faith will meet at the church tonight from 6:00-7:30. If you are interested in having your daughter participate or have any questions, contact Christy Warford (email@example.com).
Defenders of the Faith – Boys Bible Study (Grades 3-5)
Defenders of the Faith will meet tonight from 6:00-7:30. If you are interested in having your son participate or have any questions, contact Karla Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Student Ministries Winter Camp
Today is the last day to get early bird pricing for Winter Camp. Register at https://gbcaz.ccbchurch.com/ goto/forms/131/responses/new. For more details or questions contact Josh Kellso (email@example.com).
Membership/Baptism Service and Grillout
Sunday, December 16 is our Membership/Baptism Sunday, followed by a grillout. Each smallgroup is responsible for a side. There will be no NGM for kids 3 years old and older. We are still in need of volunteers to work the allergy table and help with clean up. If you can help or have any questions, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
December 23 Service
As usual, there will be no NGM (children’s ministry) for kids 3 years old and older.
Christmas Eve Service
Come join us Monday, December 24 from 4:00pm-5:00pm for a Christmas Eve Service. NGM (children’s ministry) will not be available.
Year End Giving
The church office will be open until 5:00pm on Monday, December 31. Any checks received by then or postmarked by Monday, December 31 will be counted toward 2018 giving. Contact the church office with any questions (email@example.com).
If you are interested in learning about membership at GBC, please register for the membership class. The classes will run January 13 – February 10, before church from 8:15am-9:45am. Please register online at www.gbcaz.org/events. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Book of the Month
This month’s recommended resource is a series of counseling books for children, published by New Growth Press ($12 each). The three books in this series address anger, anxiety, and pride in a way that children can grasp. They are beautifully illustrated and will make great gifts for family members seeking to teach their children biblical principles. For more children’s resources as well as counseling-related resources for adults, please see the booktable servants.
Restoration and Church Discipline (Matthew 18:15-17)
Jesus directs the church to patiently and gently pursue its sinning believers that they may be won back from their sin. In cases where the professing Christian refuses to repent of sin, Jesus directs the church to remove the unrepentant one from the church family and fellowship. GBC practices church discipline as prescribed by its bylaws in accordance with Matthew 18:15-17. Regular attendance at GBC is considered affirmation of this biblical practice. If you have any questions regarding church discipline please listen to our sermon titled “The Heart of Christ for our Holiness” located on our website (www.gbcaz.org/sermon/111013-sermon/). The elders are also available to answer any questions.
Today’s Next Generation Ministries lesson: John 1:1-5 – The Pre-Existence of the Son of God
Next week’s lesson: No NGM. Children ages 3 and up will remain in the worship service.