2023 Building Fund Campaign
GBPC has three badly needed building improvements that are unbudgeted:
- Replace sanctuary HVAC units
- Repair/reseal/restripe parking lots
- Replace fellowship hall lights
The total cost: $84,000. Our goal is to raise $42,000, with the church matching each donation from our contingency fund. Please prayerfully consider supporting the building fund campaign in addition to your regular offering. Donations can be made online or using the pink envelopes in the pew racks. Thank you!
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, email@example.com, or Rose Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Needed with the Casserole Ministry
For those of you who are unaware, we started a new ministry this year to assist those members or visitors to our congregation who could use occasional meal assistance.
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Volunteers are needed for a once-per-month commitment to teach Sunday School for children K-5. An easy-to-teach curriculum will be provided. Contact Becky Miles with questions at email@example.com. 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.
We are in need of volunteers for the nursery at the 11:00 a.m. service. We need several people willing to commit to once a month volunteering in the nursery, playing with the little ones and holding the babies. It’s a great way to serve! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Rachel Witcher at 757-910-6835.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Building and Grounds Committee Still at Work.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
, 989-430-6766 or Dick Graham, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org