Gashland Baptist Church
1. Vacation Bible School Planning & Training Meetings – Each Wednesday evening for the next 3 weeks, the VBS leaders are asking anyone that is willing to serve in VBS this year to attend these meetings. These meetings will be held each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in room 209. V.B.S. is calendared for June 15-20 and the theme this year is “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-kind”.
2. Graduate Recognition – Sunday, May 18th in the morning worship service. The Youth Council will be recognizing all of our youth & college graduates. Keep all of them in your prayers as they embark on a new chapter in their lives!
3. Church Council Vision Casting – Sunday, May 18th at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is for all committee chairs and their members. Chairs, be sure to contact your team members and invite them to this event. Mark your calendar and plan to be in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday evening, May 18th @ 5:30 p.m. for this great opportunity.
4. Evening Worship, May 18th – Bill O’Toole will be leading the Sunday evening Bible study in the worship center at 6:00 p.m. Bill will be teaching from John 17, so come prepared to discuss.
5. Memorial Day Weekend – Don’t forget that all of our Sunday evening activities are being cancelled on Sunday evening, May 25th! Mark your calendars!
6. Youth Fundraiser for Camp – Pizza Ranch in Liberty on May 29th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The youth will be cleaning tables and serving all patrons on this evening. They will be receiving 15% of the proceeds that evening, but you must tell the cashier that you are there for the “Gashland Baptist Church Youth”. Invite friends and other family members to come and show support for our youth on this night. The youth are headed to Camp Revolution on June 23–27!
7. Neighbor to Neighbor – Each year our church puts on a “Free Garage Sale”. We call it Neighbor to Neighbor. We ask that you go through your clothes, small appliances, etc. and see if there are things that you would be willing to donate to the church. About 6-10 people will organize it in the Fellowship Hall and for 4 days they invite area residents to come and take whatever they need. Everyone is given a brochure about our church, Bibles and they are shared with about the love of Jesus! You will see more about this in the weeks to come, so start preparing now!
8. Missions to Nebraska – If you are interested in going on a mission trip to Nebraska this summer, see someone on the mission’s team. This team is made up of John Guyer, Dawn Kendall, Terry Hensley, Betty Jones & Roxie Pilla. There is really no limit to the number of people that could go on this mission trip, so if you are interested, get on board.
Don’t forget to always welcome all of our guests each week. Don’t assume that someone else is welcoming them or inviting them to come back. Introduce yourself and invite them to your Bible study! God is blessing us with more visitors all of the time, so we need to be good stewards of those that God is bringing into the church.
Love in Christ,
Pastor George McDowell