Announcements, Some Notes, & Updates
6:30PM An evening of outdoor worship with our Grace worship team joining Calvary Baptist worship team tonight at Calvary Baptist church Capital Ave NE.
Good Friday Service will be on April 15th 7:00PM
Please join us for worship, praise, and the wonderful message of the gift of propitiation and redemption at the cross.
*** REMINDER *** Spring your clocks forward this Saturday evening : )
Notice: All Wednesday evening activities have been cancelled due to the winter storm.
Please be safe and we'll see you Sunday morning.
Happy New Year! Wednesday January 5th at 6:30PM we will be "Un-Decking"
the Halls at GCC and putting away our Christmas decorations for another
year. Please join us for some fun, fellowship, and a few snacks.
We look forward to seeing you. Thank you in advance!
Winter Weather Notices- GCC Family, It's winter time!
In the very unlikely event that we should need to cancel our service and
close the church due to the weather, please stay tuned to announcements
via our Facebook page, our website at www.bcgrace.net,
and WBCK 95.3 radio.
Please join us for our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service this Friday
evening at 6:00PM as we worship our Savior's birth in song, praise,
and a Christmas message.
Concerning the Nursery in 2022:
We greatly value children and families at Grace Community Church, and we want to do everything within our power to encourage families worshipping together within our larger church family whenever possible. Some time ago, we were made aware that the nursery (both workers and children) were feeling a bit isolated from participation in the Lord's Supper—though we served them the elements (bread & cup) during that portion of the service, they missed some of the spirit of communion that is experienced within the larger church body. We value our nursery workers and desire for our church to experience unity in the Table, so this was a significant concern.
After working through several possible options and hearing input from those involved (along with extended input from our leadership team), we began weighing the possibility of keeping the nursery (both workers and children) in the main worship service on Lord's Supper Sundays, dismissing them to the nursery after the Supper (along with Graceland, who already followed those guidelines). In an effort to engage any questions or concerns, we distributed a survey on three consecutive Sundays to gauge the church's input on this change, and we received a great deal of positive affirmation in this regard.
We will therefore move forward in January 2022 by keeping our whole church body together for the Lord's Supper portion of those services (observed every third Sunday), with both the Nursery and Graceland dismissing immediately preceding the sermon on those days. We hope this will encourage our nursery workers as well as allow our young ones to observe an important ordinance of our church! We pray that this will promote a sense of unity within our church, that it will serve all our members well, and that we will glorify God in what we do at GCC.
— the GCC Elders
Grace Community Church Directory: Only Three Sundays left to stop by the Welcome Center to fill out a 2022 GCC Directory sheet! If you call GCC your home church you will need to fill out the information sheet to be included in the 2022 Directory. Please note that even if you have been in the directory in the past - we will need everyone to fill out the 2022 info sheet.
Deck the Halls of Grace: Help get GCC ready for the Christmas season this Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30pm. To make it a fun filled evening please brings cookies to share! What a great way to start the season with decorating and cookies! A sign-up sheet is located at the Welcome Center.
Christmas Cards for Veterans: Beginning TODAY won’t you take the time to wish our local VA veterans a Merry Christmas? Cards will be located in the foyer until November 28th for you to sign…first name only! This is a great way to spread some Christmas cheer!
Shoebox collection: If you forgot to bring a shoebox today don’t worry you can drop it off at Calvary Baptist Church located at 1625 Capital Avenue (near Family Fare) the week of November 15-21st. Hours are: Monday-Thursday (11/15-11/18) 10-2, Friday (11/19) 4-6pm, Saturday (11/20) 10-12, and Sunday (11/21) 12-2pm.
Church Survey: If you could take a few moments to fill out the survey included in today’s bulletin…it would be greatly appreciated. Drop them off at the Welcome Center when completed.
GCC Prayer Chain: If you have a prayer need or request, please e-mail the details to Sheri McCann at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will then send it out via email to those who have signed up to be part of the prayer ministry.
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
Lord’s Supper Sunday – November 21st
Wednesday Night Bible – No meeting November 24th
The office will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
GCC Youth Group News –
No meeting November 24th or December 1st -
Christmas Party set for Saturday, December 4th plan on food, white elephant gifts exchange & more fun!
December 8th Sledding and Pizza!
10/13/2021 Our Wednesday Night Bible Study "Authority, The State, & The Church" was recorded and is available at our YouTube channel.
9/9/2021 Announcement from Marlene Lawson regarding this year's Alternatives Autumn Gala:
SAVE THE DATE for this year's Gala: Thursday, October 28th, 6pm at Gull Lake Ministries
REGISTRATION for the Gala IS ALREADY OPEN and you can register either as a Host or attendee HERE or go to Alternatives' website and click on Events and look for Battle Creek Gala information and registration. We are planning to host 350-400 people this year so DON'T MISS OUT!!!!
Also please be praying for this ministry:
AND we are going to need volunteers to help us make this Gala a wonderful evening so please prayerfully consider recruiting a team from your church family to participate alongside us that evening in several areas. (i.e. parking, greeting, dining room help etc. - more info on volunteer opportunities coming)
9/7/2021 Wednesday Night Lifegroup / Bible Study starts back up this week at 6:30 PM - Series: "Studying Scriptures"
Please come and join us at church with Pastor Josh Howard as we delve into the basics of studying the scriptures.
7/24/2021 Sunday Worship Service Announcement Update:
Beginning July 25th, we are all excited that our new Elder/Pastor Josh Howard will begin his vocational preaching at GCC in John 6.
Also we are ecxcited to announce that the Nursery will be opened and staffed for infants newborn to age 2.
7/11/2021 Sunday Worship Service Announcement Update:
Beginning July 18th, Our 10AM service will be In-House Only. There will be no Live Streaming. The service will be recorded and posted the next day (Monday) via Youtube, Facebook, and this website.