This week and next...
Awana, Oct 17…Regular Night… The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come join the fun!! Volunteers always welcome.
Friday Small groups, Oct 19 - Lovelace Group ONLY…The Friday Small Groups will be split a little this month with the Lovelace group (with kids) meeting on meet on October 12 & 19 at 6:30 p.m. (at various homes) and the Barker meeting on October 12 & 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the church.
Trunk or Treat, Oct 20…This annual event will be held on October 20 from 4:00–7:00 p.m. in our parking lot. We’ll greet our visitors, hand out candy, and encourage them to stay for the food, fun, and fellowship. Please refer to the Car Participation sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center if you plan to decorate your car trunk and distribute candy. Or you can sign up to help with support efforts that are needed to run this event (see the Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet). We also accept bags of candy! This outreach event is fun, and you only need to commit to one evening. Go for it!
Special Speaker, Oct 21… Sunday, October 21, Bruce and Marti Brumfield (our NE Illinois Awana missionaries) will be visiting. Bruce will provide an update on their mission as well as provide the message for Morning Worship.
Operation Christmas Child…We’ll start the process for this annual Christmas giving event on October 21, so watch for the boxes then (more info to come).
The Sunday Small Group, Oct 21…will meet on October 21 at the church at 4:30 p.m.
Defending Your Faith, Oct 22... meets at 7:00 pm. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, meeting this month on October 8 and 22, at the church.
Awana, Oct 24…Regular Night… The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come join the fun!! Volunteers always welcome.
Friday Small groups, Oct 26- Barker Group ONLY…The Friday Small Groups will be split a little this month with the Lovelace group (with kids) meeting on meet on October 12 & 19 at 6:30 p.m. (at various homes) and the Barker meeting on October 12 & 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the church.
Maxwell Memorial Service, Oct 27…On Saturday, October 27, at 11:00 a.m. we will be having a memorial service for both Jim and Marge Maxwell. Jim and Marge attended our church for many years and Jim served on the board as an elder. Their son, Fred, was also a board member and longtime attendee. Jim passed away in 2013 and at that time, Marge was unable to live by herself with Fred so the family made the decision to move up to Minnesota to be near Fred's brother, John. Just a short time ago, Marge also passed into eternity. Both of these dear people spent much of their time serving GLBC. Now, the family would like to honor them by having a memorial service for both Jim and Marge. It will be held here at the church on Saturday, Oct 27 at 11 a.m. In preparation for this, we are asking for a few people to sign up and bring a salad or dessert for them after the service. The church will be providing sandwiches, but we are in need of some sides and desserts. If you are willing and able to help, please email me (email@example.com) or let me know this coming Sunday.
Board Meeting, Oct 28…The October Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Awana, Oct 31…Dress Up Night… The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. Come join the fun!! Volunteers always welcome.
Missionary Christmas Offering…We will be taking our Missionary Christmas Offering this year on October 28 and November 4. This offering is not tax-deductible as it is a personal gift to the missionaries. You can include your gift with your regular offering, just be sure to indicate the amount dedicated to the Missionary offering. Please give what you can. Refer to the insert as a reminder. Thank you.
Men’s Retreat, Nov 9-11…This event will be the weekend of November 9–11 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The study method will be via a video called “33: The Series,” a Journey to Authentic Manhood modeled by Jesus in His 33 years on Earth. Note: The deadline for the early bird pricing is September 30. Please see Pastor Jay if you have any questions about costs, timing, etc. If interested, please sign up
at the Welcome Center.