The ‘back-to-school’ ads are proliferating which means we must be getting close to returning to ’normal'. Not only are kids (and parents) getting restless, but more and more people are returning to work as things get back up to speed. In just a few weeks we’ll be right back at it too with our programs getting off the ground again.
As we head into 2020 – and before things get too busy – I’d like to encourage you to consider where God might be inviting you to participate in the life and ministry of GBC this year. That might be to join a Life Group, to volunteer in one of our ministries (and there are plenty of opportunities – find an area you’d like to be involved in and approach someone on the team to find out more), and to invest financially towards our vision to see lives changed by Jesus.

Your involvement at GBC is only one small area where God invites us to join him, but it’s an important one. As a community of faith, we facilitate Life Groups as a place for people to nurture their faith in Jesus, involvement in ministry is good for our ministries (which all run on volunteers involvement) and for our faith as we serve those around us, and financial commitment increases our engagement in what God is doing and enables us to say Yes to opportunities God has for us.

As you consider your involvement here this year let me encourage those of you who are financially committed here to prayerfully consider again what God might be inviting you to give and, if you are not already doing so, to shift your giving to electronic (and if you have to check that it hasn’t lapsed).
Whatever you do – and I’d encourage you to do something – do it before things get crazy and life returns to normal. As we participate with what God is doing we grow in our faith and, when it gets right down to it, that’s really important.

NOTE: GBC Links has lots of information on all of these areas too. Make sure you log in and have a look around.

Marc Rader


SUNDAY 19th January 2020

Marc Rader: Senior Pastor

The Feels: Workaholism

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm
SUNDAY 26th January 2020

Jodene Watling: Associate Pastor

The Feels: Anxiety

Services: 8.30am|10.30am|6.00pm

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Bushfire Relief and Recovery Campaign
The Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT has set up a Bushfire Relief and Recovery Campaign in response to the ongoing bushfire crisis. 

You can read more about the campaign here.
GBC Bookshop
Visit GBC Bookshop to see the latest Christian best sellers in books, music and movies. Start the year with a Bible reading plan, even free daily devotionals available. Stop by for a browse, chat or prayer with Sonia

*Credit cards are accepted.
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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