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MESSAGE FROM THE SENIOR PASTOR


This week we conclude our series entitled Refresh which has been exploring the essential commitments of our vision and purpose as a community of faith: a commitment to the good news, a commitment to personal transformation as we follow Jesus, and a commitment to living out our identity as those who are sent by Jesus into the world.

Our commitment to these things lies at the heart of the new season that we are praying God will usher in. On Sunday I want to challenge us about one thing that we need to do in preparation for what God might do in our midst. As a leadership we have been doing the hard work of discerning where God is leading us and the sorts of things we need to be engaged in in 2020.

There is, however, one thing that we need to do. I’m not going to ruin the surprise so you’ll have to come along or listen to the podcast. I will give you two clues: the experience of standing on an exercise ball and Peter’s experience in Acts 10. Admittedly, these are not very helpful clues, but I am confident that it will all make sense on Sunday.

I hope to see you then.

Marc Rader

Call To Prayer

Services

SUNDAY 10th November 2019

Marc Rader | Senior Pastor

Refresh: The Necessary Preparation

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm
SUNDAY 17th November 2019

70th Anniversary Celebration

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm

Announcements and Upcoming Events

A Big Thank You from the Catalyst Team

The Catalyst team thanks everyone who assisted in making the Fair Trade Market a success. Some worked all day, some for short spells, some cooked cakes, others supported by being there. Together the message of  generosity, equality, love and justice was displayed in full.

If you ‘adopted’ a sign would you please return it to church with your name on the back.

Giving Tree

Many of the clients at Hopefield do not have the means to celebrate Christmas like most of us are able. The Giving Tree is an opportunity for the GBC Church family to purchase hampers and gifts for these clients which will be distributed the week before Christmas. The Staff of Hopefield identify the clients so we are able to personalise the gifts to best meet individual needs. Any amount of donation is valued and welcomed and all donations are tax deductible.

The Giving Tree will located in the foyer after the services from the 10th November - 1st December where you can purchase a gift to hang on the tree.

Embrace - Christmas High Tea
Let's celebrate Christmas with a High Tea and Music!
Prize for best Christmas outfit!

When: Monday 18 November 2019
Time: 11.30am
Cost: $13pp

RSVP by Sunday 10 November
Contact Beverly Sparks for more informaiton: beverleysparks@optusnet.com.au | 0414 954 487 
Senior Men's Lunch

Our Guest this month is Mr Ron Watts who will speak on his involvement with Mission Aviation Fellowship and also on the value of ministry in hospitals and prisons.

When: Wednesday 27th November at 12:15
Where: Donald Robinson Village
Cost: $15

Please book by calling Arthur on 8539 7990 or Dave on 0438 238 549 by Monday 25th November.
(Last minute cancellations must be paid for)

GBC Bookshop
All Profits go to Hopefield to assist in their amazing counselling work.

Christmas isn't very far away!!!!  Stop by the Bookshop this week to see the latest books, cards, DVDs, CDs, Christmas gifts, decorations and children's books that have just arrived.

We've already begun selling Christmas cards (never too soon) Get in early. You're welcome to place specific orders for cards or calendars you've seen online from Koorong. 

Hidden Christmas - by Tim Keller, Even people who are not practicing Christians think they are familiar with the story of the nativity. Every Christmas, displays of Baby Jesus resting in a manger decorate lawns & churchyards, songs about shepherds & angels fill the air. Yet despite the abundance of these Christian references in popular culture, how many of us have examined the hard edges of this biblical story? 

Jesus the Game Changer Season Two is also available in the Bookshopat less than Recommended Retail Price, @ $40 for the JGC-2 DVD, $8.00 for the Discussion Guide and $10.00 for The Stuff of Life or $58.00 for the set.
Hopefield Op-Shop Donations Needed
Please donate all good quality, clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry, books, DVDs, CD’s &  bric a brac to Hopefield Op shop.

Please take all donations to 9-11 Gosport St Cronulla or drop into the offices at Hopefield.

All proceeds from the Op Shop go to support the work of Hopefield
Hopefield Op-Shop Cronulla needs you!
If you have a spare 3 hours during  the week, perhaps every fortnight and you would enjoy connecting with our local community, we would love to have you in our Hopefield Op-Shop (located at 9-11 Gosport St, Cronulla). No previous experience necessary, just a welcoming friendly smile and a heart to serve others and show them God’s love.

Our Opening Hours are from 10am Wednesday - Saturday

We are looking at putting together a roster of wonderful volunteers that would be rostered on 2 volunteers per 3 hour shifts, you can choose whether you come weekly, fortnightly or monthly and either morning or afternoon.

Talk to your friends, sister or mum and come and be a part of this wonderful new ministry.

All proceeds from the store go directly to the work of Hopefield
Please call Hopefield on 9545 0299 or email the office.
Contact

Gymea Baptist Church

2-10 Tea Gardens Ave, Kirrawee
02 9521 4611
www.gymeabaptist.org.au

Send news items to: enews@gymeabaptist.org.au
 
Southern Community Welfare
Counselling/Support Groups
02 9545 0299
Giving

Direct Debit
Tithes and Offerings

Bank Name: Baptist Financial Services
Account Name: Gymea Baptist Church
BSB No: 704 922
Account No: 100 006 024
 
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