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Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. — 1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV)


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The Proclaimer
Posted by Rita at 2:49 pm on October 31, 2014

The Proclaimer for November 2, 2014 has been posted.

Posted by Rita at 2:47 pm on October 31, 2014

Carter BloodCare will be receiving donors in the Fellowship Center this Sunday, November 2, from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Please donate to help this great cause that will save lives.

 Wrapped in Love Ministries Training –Saturday, November 8, 9am – 6pm, for Respite/Foster/Adoptive PRIDE Training; Friday & Saturday, November 14-15 (please note date correction), 9am – 6pm each day, for Respite/Foster/Adoptive Standards Training.

Wednesday Night Diner – November 5, 5:00pm – 6:00pm. The White Plate special includes Roast with Potatoes and Carrots, Salad, Dessert and Drink for $5. Kid-friendly menu of Chicken Nuggets or Individual Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni) or Salad is also available for $1 per item.

Foster’s Home Workday – November 11- Meet at the church building at 8:30am, travel to Foster’s Home and work for the houseparents cooking, etc. Bring a sack lunch. The van will return around 1:30pm. If you plan to go this month to help, please call Glenda Fry at 817-573-3244.

Ladies’ Newcomer Dinner – Tuesday, November 11, at 6:30pm at the home of Brenda Johnson, 128 N. Skyline Ct. in Cresson (Bluebonnet Hills). Take Hwy 377 to Cresson. One and ½ miles after you cross the railroad tracks, turn right on the first street, (Skyline Dr.). Follow to the top of the hill, take a left on Skyline Ct., last house on the right. Call her for directions at 817-396-0269 if needed. Ladies who have placed membership since November 2013 will be our guests. Committee members will provide finger foods. Please come and be our guests.

Poinsettias for the Worship Center Holiday Display

As preparations are being made for the holiday season, the Hood County Retired School Personnel Association, as a fundraiser for student scholarships, is again selling poinsettias to use to decorate the Worship Center.  The poinsettias are $10 each.  If you would like to contribute to the display, please see John Duty.  Make your checks payable to the Retired School Personnel Association. The deadline for ordering is November 16.

Christian Service Center

 Wanted – New and gently used Barbie dolls and doll clothes. Please bring them to the Christian Service Center, Monday through Thursday.

 Ladies, if you have yarn at home that you would like to donate to the Christian Service Center for homemade hats and scarves for the CSC Christmas Store, please see one of our volunteers – Kathy Moore, or Judy Little.

GCOC Youth

Note change: the Middle School Retreat has been moved to November 14 – 16. This will be a fun weekend of fellowship, learning and service. The retreat will be at the Southwards’ in Nemo, TX, and the cost is $25 per teen. More details on what to bring will be emailed soon.

 High School Retreat is November 21 – 23 at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, TX. More details on what to bring will be emailed soon.

Foster’s Home For Children

Remember the annual “Gleaning Campaign.” Cans are due back in the church office on or before November 30.


Welcome, Andy Johnson & Family!
Posted by Rita at 2:45 pm on October 31, 2014

Our guest speaker this morning may not be familiar to most of you, but he is well-known to a couple of us here at GCOC.  John and I first met Andy when we moved to Wichita Falls for John’s first position in full-time ministry.  Although Andy was a young boy at the time, we knew even then that he was destined to do great things for the Lord.  We watched him grow up, attend Abilene Christian University as a National Merit scholar, marry a sweet young lady from California, and move to Burkina Faso in Africa to serve with a mission team, first as a church planter and then in leadership training.

A few months ago, after twelve years on the foreign mission field, Andy, Melissa, and their three children moved back to the States.  They currently serve as a visiting missionary family at Oklahoma Christian University where they teach classes, mentor students, and assist with mission team formation.  In January, they will relocate to Montgomery, Alabama where Andy will serve as missions minister for the Landmark Church of Christ.  His responsibilities there will include overseeing the church’s foreign missions program, participating in short-term mission trips and mission site visits, conducting staff and leadership training, and discipling new Christians.

Andy will speak to us today on how to be a good supporting church for our mission partners around the world.  We appreciate his willingness to come and share his knowledge and expertise from the perspective of a seasoned missions veteran.  Please join us in extending a warm GCOC welcome to the Johnson family!

Jan Knox