You’re Invited! Come and “reaffirm the Biblical values upon which our nation was founded and refresh your belief in our Christian heritage and our constitutional rights” by attending the Christian Values Summit – Thursday, July 16 (6:30pm – 9:00pm) and Friday, July 17 (9:00am – 3:00pm) at the Granbury Resort Convention Center. Speakers include David Barton, Rafael Cruz (father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz), and Oklahoma Representative Dan Fisher. There is no cost to attend, but due to limited seating, you are asked to RSVP at www.leadershipalways.com.
Mothers of infants through kindergarteners – Join us for the second session of Motherly Love on Thursday, July 9, from 6:00 – 8:30pm, at the home of Heather Blevins, 1302 M and M Ranch Ct. Deadline to RSVP to Ginger McCall or Heather Blevins is today.
Game and Potluck Day – Each Thursday beginning at noon in the Parlor. Bring a sack lunch and your favorite game and join us for a fun afternoon.
GCOC Youth News
Teen Family Night at the Ballpark. Michael has 40 Rangers tickets on sale for $20 per person for Saturday, August 1. Third base side, Lexus club Terrace. Grab your tickets and join us!
Middle School Day, Thursday July 9. Meet up at the church at noon and bring a lunch. Event will last from 12:00-3:00pm. Event to be determined.
High School Day, Thursday July 16. Time and Event to be determined.
“I’m bored!” Have you or your children ever said that after a few weeks into the summer? While some GCOC events like VBS and children’s camps have already taken place, the activities and service opportunities listed below can give your remaining summer days new meaning and purpose.
- Bible classes ~ Each adult class chose their own study topic and format for the summer, with some using a video series while others are taught by teachers who follow a curriculum.
- Youth small groups ~ These teen groups meet from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in a different home each week. Contact Calvin Lyman for more details.
- Wednesday Summer Series ~ All adults meet in the Worship Center at 6:30pm to hear a different guest speaker each week on the theme,“Who Is Wise and Understanding Among You?” from James 3:13-18. Classes are offered for children and teens.
- Sweet Summer Fellowship ~ Immediately following the Summer Series and classes, everyone gathers in the Fellowship Center for refreshments and fellowship. Each week has a different dessert theme, with food provided by volunteers.
Activities and Service Opportunities
- Healthy Kids’ Lunches ~ Every weekday, volunteers serve free lunches provided by the school system to children at the city park. Contact Betsy Dennis for more information.
- Motherly Love ~ This program provides child-free evenings out for mothers of infants through kindergarteners. The next session is this Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, at the home of Heather Blevins. Please RSVP to Heather or to Ginger McCall.
- Casa Mission Trip ~ Annual mission trip to Casa de la Esperanza, July 11-17. Contact Chris Frizzell for more information.
May we learn, grow, and serve the Lord this summer!
Urgent Request for Prayers
In the wake of economic crisis and recent bank closures in Greece, GCOC has received the following urgent request for prayers from Dino and Mata Tzanetos, our mission partners in Athens.
May this find you well.
Before anything else, we apologize for our delayed report. It is not because of negligence or disrespect, but because of lack of time. Please try to understand that the last months we have been working under very difficult circumstances with lots of stress, trying to serve God’s family in Athens and encourage the brethren to remain faithful and continue to trust in the Lord. We believe you do understand. Soon you will receive our newsletter.
As you read this message, Greece has defaulted and exited from the euro, and perhaps from EU, as the IMF debt looms and bailout ends tonight (June 30) at 11:59 pm.
The tightrope of economy that Greece was walking on has broken, and only God knows what tomorrow will bring to the Greek people, and of course our church members and us as well. Unemployment among our brethren was 87%. What it will be now, we can’t know. Finding a job, any legal job, is the number one plea of our congregation in prayers. No matter what the referendum result will be this Sunday night, all scenarios are a nightmare.
The reason for this message is to ask for your urgent, continuing and fervent prayers on behalf of the saints in Athens and us. They are greatly needed and appreciated.
We couldn’t have reached this far without your love, concern and help. We are eternally indebted to you. PLEASE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER US IN YOUR PRAYERS.
In His love for the Athens church of Christ,
Dino & Mata Tzanetos
Let’s honor this request for prayers as Dino and Mata continue to serve the people of Greece during a time of great hardship and uncertainty.