Week of May 21, 2017
Pray with us – Wednesday, 12:00 noon – Church Library
This week we pray for the following members of GPC and their families: Joseph and Barbara Harris; Norman Hartness; Betsy Harward; John and Linda Hastings; Albert and Kelley Hawk; Amelia and Alan Hayes; Ann Hayes; and Stuart and Carolyn Hayes. This week during staff/congregational prayers we will also lift up joys and concerns submitted today, plus any others sent in through the office. Join us!
The Flowers in the Sanctuary today are given by Sonja Simko in celebration of her grandson’s 1st birthday (Colin L. Simko), her mother’s 83rd birthday (Joyce A. Gordon), her sister’s birthday (Donna Brady), and her daughter-in-law’s birthday (Rachel A. Simko).
Congregational Meeting – Sunday, June 11, 12:20 p.m. – Sanctuary – Members will elect church officers – ruling elders, deacon, and trustee.
Muffin Ministry Meeting – Today, 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 noon – Library – All potential muffin bakers/deliverers are invited to a short meeting to meet one another and discuss the ministry’s procedures. For your convenience, the meeting is being offered twice. Thank you for supporting our Muffin Ministry!
Montgomery Philharmonic Concert – Tonight, 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary – The concert theme is “Inspired by . . . America!” It will feature Afro-American Symphony by William Grant Still, Dreames and Imaginations by Libby Larsen, Rodeo by Aaron Copland, and Terra Nocte (world premiere, composed and conducted by Kevin Poelking, the orchestra’s conducting fellow). There is no charge for admission, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Employment Support Group – Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. – Room 202 – We provide a supportive Christian environment for those who are unemployed, about to be unemployed, under-employed, or seeking a career change. Meetings are free, open to the public, and typically last about an hour. At this meeting, Guest Speaker Nancy B. Coit, who has extensive experience in local public and private schools, joins us to discuss careers in the field of education. Flyers about this special program are available at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex. For information, contact Clara Pratt, email@example.com.
Make Hot Breakfasts for the MCCH Men’s Shelter! Friday, May 26, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – GPC Kitchen – We’re cooking up love in the GPC kitchen! Our nonprofit partners Nourish Now and KindWorks are getting together with us to make hot breakfasts for the MCCH men’s shelter. For more information, contact Denise Schleckser, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-765-0249.
VIPS – Thursday, June 1, 11:30 a.m. – Lindsay Hall – At this meeting, we will have an opportunity to reminisce about our school days and weddings. Each person is requested to bring a photo from grade school or college or their wedding. Photos will be displayed along with some individual fun facts. Those who have been married 50 years or longer will receive special recognition! If you are attending VIPS for the first time or have any questions, please contact Nancy Sanders.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast – Saturday, June 3, 8:00 a.m. – Lindsay Hall – Ray Carricaburu left Cuba more than 50 years ago but returned this March on vacation with his family. He and Linda will share photos from their trip and describe the beautiful sights! No reservations are needed and women are welcome to attend. Please join us for prayer, light breakfast, and the program.
Craft Group – Sunday, June 4, 12:15 p.m. – Rooms 30–31 – Bring your lunch and come join the fun! We will be working on sewing, crocheting, and knitting projects. Come start or finish one! The Montgomery County Fair is getting closer! If you have questions, contact Barbara Clark, email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School – July 17–21 – 9:00 a.m. until Noon – You may register either online (gpchurch.org/vbs-registration) or by using the paper registration forms located near the VBS posters in the Narthex, in Lindsay Hall, and downstairs in the Sunday School hallway and at the bubblegum desk. If you can volunteer to help in the classrooms or the kitchen, or on stage or with recreation, please complete a volunteer registration form (available in the Narthex and in Lindsay Hall) and place it in the envelope.
Ushers Wanted – GPC usher captains are looking for friendly individuals willing to join their team and help with ushering duties. Ushering is a vital part of creating a warm Christian atmosphere here at GPC and a good way to become more involved in the church. Let us “serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” (1 Peter 4:10) If you are interested, speak with any of the following usher captains: Fred or Gary (8:00), Paul or Ed (9:30), or Gina or Donna (11:00).
Support S.O.M.E. Once a month, GPC feeds the 500 homeless and poor who eat breakfast at S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat). You can help by donating any portion of the following items: eggs (37 dozen), bread (40 loaves), orange juice (16 gallons), applesauce (24 46-oz jars), and syrup (4 gallons). Sign up in Lindsay Hall. Bring your donations to the GPC kitchen on Sunday, June 4. To help cook on Tuesday, June 6, contact Steve Olin, 301-840-9692.
The Dwelling Place provides local homeless families with cleaning products, paper towels, and toilet paper. To support the mission, bring supplies to the “Mission Projects” collection bin in the Narthex on the last Sunday of each month.
Interfaith Works Women’s Center homeless shelter needs the following items: Shower shoes (various sizes), Shower caddies, Bras (various sizes), Hand sanitizer, Hand soap (liquid), Toilet paper, and Clorox disinfectant wipes. Please leave donated items in the Narthex collection bins.
Parking Reminder – Please park in designated spaces only, in both parking lots. Parking along the traffic lanes limits the space needed for two cars to pass and impedes the entry of fire trucks/ambulances in case of emergency.
Remember to use AmazonSmile when you shop online! GPC is an AmazonSmile registered organization, which means that if you shop online with AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your qualified purchase will be donated to the church. To sign up, go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-0819028.