As this is the final E-news for 2019 I thought I’d take a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year. Thank you for your prayers, your support of what we are trying to do, and your commitment to love and follow Jesus. It’s a real privilege to serve God here at GBC and I am very thankful for the opportunity and for the grace extended to me as I lead.
I am excited about 2020 and all that God will do in our midst and about all the things we have planned for next year, but for now… let’s get some rest. I trust your Christmas break (assuming you get one) is truly refreshing for you and that you hear God’s invitation to join in his restoring work. For remember, God’s not only holidays! Thanks so much for all you do to make this such a great church.

God bless!

Marc Rader
*This will be the last E-News of 2019. E-News will return on 9 January 2020.*


SUNDAY 22nd December 2019

Ring The Bells: Isaiah 7:10-16

Brett Robinson: Student Pastor

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm
SUNDAY 29th December 2019

Ring The Bells: Isaiah 63:7-9

Marc Rader: Senior Pastor

Services: 9.30am|6.00pm

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Giving Tree Hampers Update
Thank you to everyone who gave generously to the Giving Tree this year and special thanks to everyone that helped pack the Giving Tree Hampers this week at GBC they looked fantastic!
GIA Stamps
As we begin to move into the Holiday Season and people will be recieving Christmas Cards. We would like to remind everyone that the GIA Stamp Box is available for trimmed stamps to be donated. The GIA Stamp Box is located just outside the Auditorium near the main church entrance.

Please note that when cutting out stamps to put in the collection box, a slight border around the stamp needs to be left.

Thank you so much for praying, giving and for your interest in God's work.
Please continue to pray for Jarrod at Gymea High & Joanne Smyth our new teacher at Kirrawee High, for their Scripture students, and further improved School Time-tabling for SRE in 2020.

The following dates are our fundraiser events for 2020, list them in your diaries:
  • Sunday, March 15, 2pm - Men's Shed Chorale
  • Wednesday, May 20, 7pm - Coffee & Cake Evening
  • Weekend September 12/13 - Boardwalk
Wishing you and yours, God's Joy and Peace this Christmas.

Sue McCubben
SBCE Secretary
Lost Wedding Ring
If you have lost a wedding and engagement ring, please contact Brett Robinson at 02 9521 4611 or at
GBC Bookshop
All profits go to Hopefield and all thanks go to God!

The bookshop is open with a fresh range of books and Christmas gift ideas from Koorong like DVD's, cards, music and books for children and all ages.

Show your support for our bookshop if you think it's worth keeping open.
We're happy to take any orders for you from Koorong.

Credit cards are accepted at the Bookshop.
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.

Gymea Baptist Church

2-10 Tea Gardens Ave, Kirrawee
02 9521 4611

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