Upcoming Events & Calendar:

WEATHER RELATED CLOSINGS & UPDATES
As we enter the season of wintery weather, it’s good to know that GBC will always send out important notifications through email, our website, phone tree, and our Facebook page to let you know of any weather-related closings or delays. Here is the link to sign-up for GBC emails: https://bit.ly/34RRBEH.
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR CHRISTMAS PLAY
The Grace Baptist Church Children’s Choir presents “Finding the Christmas Star” on Sunday, December 15th, at 6:30pm. Please join us for a musical treat, as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! Following the performance, there will be refreshments for everyone in the Fellowship Hall. There is a Children’s Choir practice each Sunday evening at 4pm until our performance on Sunday, December 15th, at 6:30pm. Please contact Pam Elkins if you missed auditions last Sunday and your child would still like to, or if you have any questions!.
 
MISSIONS TEAM MEETING UPDATE
We will have our next Missions Meeting after church on Sunday, November 17, in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Mark will give a special report from the SBC Foster Care & Adoption Summit.
 
GBC CHURCH LIBRARY
New books and movies are being added to our church library all the time! Please be sure to check out our wide selection of Christian materials in our two library rooms upstairs across from the youth room. There is a sheet on the Library table for you to check materials in and out with. Please contact Beverly Stowe, if you have any questions.
 
Did you know that Online Giving is available at GBC? Visit hisgraceforyou.org/giving to learn more or visit our Online Giving webpage! When you partner with our ministry, your generosity enables us to fulfill our mission and to see more lives and families experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord. We are truly grateful for your partnering and hope the convenience and simplicity of online giving will be a blessing to you and your family.
 
GRACE FAMILY FOUNDATIONS
We will be hosting our next Grace Family Foundations session on Saturday, November 16, at 10am. If you are interested in becoming a member at GBC, or if you would just like to learn more about our church and what we believe, please contact Pastor Mark. Lunch will be provided.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
It’s time again for Operation Christmas Child! Please help us share God’s love to a child who needs the gospel–and some Christmas cheer! Don’t forget to grab one of our OCC boxes to fill with a special toy or craft, hygiene items, clothing, and school supplies. Also, consider sending a personal note and photo along with your box to send just a little extra love! You can also donate the some of the individual items, which we will assemble in boxes during our annual “Packing Party” on Sunday, November 24th after church. Finally, please include $9 in your box or pay online so that you can cover shipping and even track your box! Please contact Peyton Elkins, if you have any questions! NOTE: Samaritan’s Purse will not accept candy; toothpaste; used items; war-related items such as toy guns or military figures; food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items, such as snow globes or glass containers. 
 
LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
December 1st-8th is the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering’s 2019 Week of Prayer for International Missions. Every year, the International Mission Board (IMB) collects money from churches around the Christmas season. Our Giving Goal is $1,600. 100% of the proceeds go to missionaries serving all around the globe to spread the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ. Our annual Offering date is Sunday, December 8th.
 
GRACE BAPTIST MOPS
We invite Mothers of Preschoolers (and other ages, as well) to join us for Grace Baptist MOPS, an inclusive group of authentic women who offer friendships, advice, and a place to fellowship. The MOPS meet here at Grace Baptist Church, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10am, to encourage and equip one another in the love of Jesus Christ. Childcare is provided, and every meeting ends with a delicious lunch!  
 
REFUGE YOUTH MINISTRY
Our High School Youth Ministry, Refuge, has just launched a Facebook Page and an Instagram! Be sure to find them on Social Media and follow along with all of our announcements and upcoming events.