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Posted by Rita at 11:48 am on July 24, 2015

Cornerstone Christian Academy is looking for teachers for children ages 2-4 years of age, and also a kindergarten teacher. Contact Linda Townley at ltownley@ cca granbury.com

The Ladies’ Newcomer Committee would like to invite you to the Ladies’ Newcomer Supper. Please join us at the home of Virginia Pyles, 309 Mustang Trl., on Tuesday, August 4, at 6:30pm. New Members, join us in a great “get together!” Committee members, invite someone and carpool.

It’s time to start thinking about the Magi boxes. Although there is still a little time before we start, now is the time to buy extra school supplies to add to those Magi boxes later on. More details to follow.

Piecemakers Quilting Bee – Tuesday, July 28, from 4:00pm-8:00pm, at the Christian Service Center. Bring your own supper. Experience is not necessary. Time is spent working together piecing quilts to be donated. If you have questions, contact Betty Curbo, Becky Roberts or Jamie Skelton.

Motherly Love

Mothers of infants through kindergarteners Join us for our last session of Motherly Love on Thursday, August 6, from 6:00-8:30pm, at the home of Pamela Snowbarger, 1369 County Road 2023, Glen Rose. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Ginger McCall or Heather Blevins by Sunday, August 2.

Connections Group

The Sawyer Group will meet this Sunday, July 26, at 6:00pm at the Sawyer home for a potluck dinner. Everyone is invited to attend.

 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!

 

 

 

 

 


Serving Those in Need in Mexico
Posted by Rita at 11:44 am on July 24, 2015

Serving Those in Need in Mexico

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:

to look after orphans and widows in their distress… James 1:27

As God’s people, we are called to serve others by giving our time, energy and resources to meet their needs. Serving those in need can be an overwhelming task just because of the sheer volume of needs in our world today. While we can and should serve others on an individual basis, God has helped lighten our load by establishing a universal church family with whom we can work together to serve those in need.

A couple of weeks ago, a handful of GCOC members went to serve the children of Casa de la Esperanza (House of Hope) in Anahuac, Mexico. They invited teens and adults from churches we partner with in Chihuahua City and Cuauhtémoc to join them. As a result of that invitation, the work force more than tripled and many more needs were fulfilled in the name of Christ. Children were blessed, and God was glorified.

May the Lord continue to multiply the efforts of His church around the world!

Jan Knox

 


August Focus: Examples of Service
Posted by Rita at 11:43 am on July 24, 2015

3rd Quarter Theme – Serving the Community

August Focus: Examples of Service

For many people, the best way to learn how to do something new is to watch someone else do it.  Whether it’s learning how to hit a golf ball, make a craft, or solve a math problem, it can be very helpful to watch how it’s done and then imitate the steps we see.

The Bible is full of real-life examples of people who served others in need.  They came from all walks of life – young and old, rich and poor, male and female, friends and strangers.  But they all had one thing in common – a heartfelt compassion for those in need.  While we can’t be there to visually watch what they did, we can see it through the eyes of the biblical writers and imitate the actions of love that we see in the pages of scripture.

The Living Our Mission calendar readings in August will focus on these biblical Examples of Service.  As you read about each one, consider the life circumstances of those who gave assistance, look for specific ways they served others, and think about how you can imitate their example of service.  Ask God to equip and empower you to also be an example of service to those in need.

May God bless the time spent in His Word this month.

Jan Knox