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Parade Volunteers Needed

December 2, 2023

Volunteers are needed to decorate and walk/ride in the 2023 Chesapeake Rotary Parade. Please use the link HERE or scan the QR Code on the bulletin!

Please contact Marty Phillips with any questions: mphillips@tidewaterpastoral.org.

Bake Sale 

To benefit the ‘Instruments of Peace” Singing Mission trip to Switzerland

If you would like to participate by making something sweet or savory or dog treats to sell, use the link below to sign up! No store bought items, please.

We are in need of volunteers to read and light the Advent Candles beginning December 3. Please sign up using this link.

Ushers and Greeters are Needed for the 11:00 Service 

If you are willing to help, please contact the church office, 757.547.4706.

GBPC Giving Garden

GBPC’S Giving Garden is looking for new or gently used tomato cages to help support our pepper and eggplants we are currently growing. The Giving garden

ministry is looking for about 20 or so. If anyone has some the want to donate some please contact mboron@cox.net or leave at the raised beds. We are also always looking for volunteers

The Giving Garden has donated about 320 lbs. of fresh vegetables to House of Blessings food pantry this year.

GBPC Giving Garden

GBPC’S Giving Garden is looking for volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact mboron@cox.net.

The Giving Garden has donated about 320 lbs. of fresh vegetables to House of Blessings food pantry this year.

Volunteers Needed for Welcome Desk & Door Greeters

If you love meeting and greeting people and helping them with their needs, please sign up to help.

Remember, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.”- Will Rogers

If interested, contact Betty Vecchiolla, bettyvecc@yahoo.com, or Rose Rogers, bffrr9@cox.net.

Help Needed with the Casserole Ministry

The concept is to keep a stockpile of casseroles in the freezer to make it easier for Deacons to provide immediate assistance once a need is identified. We are relying heavily on our small groups for volunteers to make the casseroles but have learned quickly that the need is greater than anticipated and more volunteer chefs would be helpful.

We have a very streamlined process that includes two basic recipes with gluten free and vegetarian options. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to make double batches of both recipes in the church kitchen. All containers are provided. If you possess basic cooking skills and are willing to help support this important ministry please contact Johanna Jozwiak, jozwiakjoh@gmail.com for more information or to answer any questions.

Sunday Morning Youth Group Adult Leaders Needed!

Weekly Meetings begin March 5th at 9:30am in the Youth Lounge for Youth from 6th to 12th grade. Email youth@gbpres.org for more information about volunteering or sign up HERE.

Sanctuary Servants Needed!

Volunteers are needed to prepare the sanctuary for Sunday worship services on Friday mornings. Please click HERE to sign up!

Praise and Worship Team Volunteers Need!

Praise & Worship Team Anyone? Do you sing or play an instrument? See or email Billye or Brad Boyette if you would like to be a
part of rebuilding our Praise & Worship Team. music@gbpres.org or bradboyette@gmail.com

Sanctuary Flowers Needed

Please help us adorn our beautiful sanctuary on Sundays with fresh floral arrangements which can be dedicated to loved ones. 

After the worship services, the fresh flowers are divided into separate bouquets and delivered by deacons to church members who may be ill or in need of a special gesture of kindness and/or appreciation from the church. We have been able to lower the cost to $75, and the donation envelopes and forms for dedication are located on the Information ledge outside the Fellowship Hall. You can also order Chancel Flowers HERE. Thank you!

Join our Sunday School and Nursery team!

Help us train our children. GBPC is looking to hire two nursery workers for Sundays 9am – 12pm, beginning IMMEDIATELY. Anyone interested please contact Joy Rowe at jrowe@gbpres.org. NOTE: Our Personnel Policy requires a background check for all persons working with children and youth. Click HERE to volunteer for Sunday School. Click HERE to volunteer in the nursery.

Nursery Volunteers Needed

We still need nursery volunteers! Please contact Joy Rowe at 540.420.4896 if you are willing to help out.

Communion Volunteer Teams Needed

Communion Preparation, Communion Servers/Ushers, and Communion Cleanup. Any ordained elder or deacon, whether or not the person is currently serving, may serve communion. In addition

to serving communion, we are in need of volunteers for communion preparation. This involves purchasing bread and juice,

preparing the trays, setting the table with cloths and candles (all done on Friday). Lastly, volunteers are needed for communion cleanup after services. Training will be provided for all who volunteer to serve on one of the communion teams. You do not need to be an ordained elder or deacon to volunteer for communion preparation or communion cleanup.

It is truly an honor to serve in such an important and sacred church sacrament–we hope you will consider being part of preparing our sanctuary for communion service the first Sunday of each month. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Elder Bob Wilks at wilksb@verizon.net, (757)373-2446.

Communion Volunteer Teams Needed

The Lord’s Supper for Homebound Members. Both your Session and your Deacons have been trained in the administration of the extension of the Lord’s Supper to homebound members. If you, or someone you are aware of, is homebound and interested in celebrating and participating in the extension of the Lord’s Supper, or if you have been ordained as either a Deacon or Elder and are interested in providing an opportunity for our homebound members to participate in this sign and seal of our communion with Christ, please contact Wayne Stover at Waynerstover@gmail.com or Bob Wilks at wilksb@verizon.net.

The GBPC Garden Ministry volunteers have the spring vegetable garden underway and last week harvested radishes and garlic. They also prepared a raised bed and planted butternut squash and cucumbers. All vegetables grown throughout the summer are delivered to House of Blessing for distribution to the poor and needy.

The Building and Grounds volunteer team is working hard to maintain our beautiful church building and grounds. In the past few weeks, they have cleaned leaves off the roof, replaced gas pipe supports, remounted lightning rods and cleaned out roof drains.

If you would like to join either of these volunteer teams, please contact Mike Boron at (757) 600-7369.

CALLING ALL SMALL GROUP LEADERS:

Hello from your small group facilitators! We are very excited to begin learning about the existing GBPC small groups as we work to continue the growth of this very important ministry. We need your help! Our goal is to learn how to best support existing groups and to grow new groups. As we organize, we want to hear and learn from you what has and hasn’t worked in your small group ministry.

If you are a small group leader (new or veteran) or the contact person for a small group, or if you are interested in starting a new small group, please, please reach out and contact one of us. Once we have compiled an accurate list of the current groups, we will determine the best way to share all your cumulative knowledge and utilize it to be better prepared for the growth the spirit is moving through GBPC. As leaders of small groups, you know firsthand the importance of this ministry to a re-emerging, growing church and its newer members. We look forward to hearing from you. Johanna Jozwiak, jozwiakjoh@gmail.com, 989-430-6766 or Dick Graham, richardwgraham2@outlook.com, 910-612-1135.

Many hands make light work – Adopt a Flower Bed at GBPC! 

We are blessed to have extensive flower beds around the church’s property which require weeding and maintenance.

If you, your family, small group or friends are interested in volunteering to take care of one area, contact Building & Grounds Elder Mike Boron at mboron@cox.net. Thanks!

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