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A Play in a Manger
Posted by Rita at 3:16 pm on November 21, 2014

A Play in a Manager

Devotional @ 6:00pm in the Worship Center, Dinner and Show @ 6:30pm in the Fellowship Center.

Chicken Tenders & All Trimmings

$5.00 per person

Please bring a dessert to share.




Children’s Musical 2014
Posted by Rita at 3:12 pm on November 21, 2014

Children’s Musical 2014 – December 14

Please make plans to join our children in this year’s Children’s Musical, December 14, where they will present to you, A Play in a Manger.  They have been working extremely hard to prepare the town for their annual Christmas Extravaganza–but this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, a real over-the-top display.  The excitement is off the chart as the writer and director and legend-in-his-own-mind has called for pyrotechnics, sky-diving angels, dancing camels, and more.  It’s obvious that this year’s production will be the greatest ever!  But in the end, our children will teach us the valuable lesson that sometimes our visions of grandeur are replaced with the beauty and power of the simple truth of Jesus: The Son of God, born to humble parents, lying in a simple manger, come to redeem the world. 

Sometimes we miss the important fact that music is a powerful gift God gave to our children.  An ancient theory called ‘the ethos of music’ is “the power of music to affect mood and emotions.”  You experienced this the last time you sat in a movie theatre and were moved to feel compassion, romance, fear, or suspense.  Whether you realized it or not, music played a primary role in moving you to those feelings.  Even more so, the power of music is a tremendous force in the spiritual growth and development of our children.  When children learn songs where music is combined with the truth of God’s Word, music makes truth memorable, applicable, and expressible.

Do you remember how you learned your ABCs or how you taught your children the ABCs?  Was it with the “Alphabet Song?”  Generations have known that once information is learned through music, it can be easily recalled and used again at a later time.  Do you remember other songs you sang as a child?  I cannot say that I remember a specific Sunday school lesson or a sermon the preacher preached – although they certainly played an important part in my spiritual upbringing – but I do remember the songs I learned, particularly those that were repeated often and integrated into church life and culture.  What an opportunity this event will be to teach children Scripture and biblical concepts through quality songs that make truth memorable. 

So, come join us and let’s be good stewards together of this awesome gift and the command we have been given to “sing to the Lord!”

Kevin Brown




Posted by Rita at 3:11 pm on November 21, 2014

The Church office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 26 – Friday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.

The Christian Service Center will be closed November 24-28.

There will be no Wednesday evening services on November 26 and no Wednesday Night Diner.

The annual ladies’ Christmas party is planned for Thursday, December 4, at the home of Mike and Susan Blevins at 6:30. Please bring a finger food to share and, if you want, a gift around $10 to exchange. All ladies invited!! Ask someone, carpool, and come ready for some good fun! 

The Piecemakers Quilting Bee will not meet again until January of 2015.

First Sunday Welcome Lunch – The Journey and Victory classes invite visitors and new members who have placed membership since December 2013 to be their guests for lunch in the Dining Hall of the Fellowship Center on Sunday, December 7, immediately following the 10:45 worship service.

Christian Service Center  

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.

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

Connections Groups

The Rosenquist Group will meet Sunday, November 30, at 6:00pm at the home of Yvonne Rosenquist.  Kevin Brown will be the speaker, and everyone is invited to attend. Bring finger foods and come to meet, greet and fellowship!

Foster’s Home For Children

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

Community Thanksgiving Service -  Sunday evening at 6:00pm, at the Acton Methodist Church.There will be no Sunday evening service at the GCOC building.