The people of God, who are the Church made visible in the world, must convince the world of the reality of the gospel or leave it unconvinced. There can be no evasion or delegation of this responsibility; the Church is either faithful as a witnessing and serving community, or it loses its vitality and its impact on an unbelieving world.
-- The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church-- 2008
8:00-10:00 am Comforter's House Chapel -- Rm 8
8:00-10:00 am Messengers of God -- Nook
9:00 am Adult Sunday School -- in Parlor
10:30 am GSUMC Standard Worship Service
2:00-3:00 pm Latino Service
4:00-6:00 pm Full Gospel Believers -- in Parlor
Agape Fri 10-11 pm Sat 7:30 - 12 pm; Wed 6-9; Sun 6-9
Mon 24 Family Xmas Service 7:30 pm
Candlelight Service 11 pm
Tue 25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Wed 26 Church Office CLOSED
Thu 27 Choir practice 7:30 pm
Mon 31 New Year's Eve Watch Night Service 11 pm
Tue 01 NEW YEARS DAY (office closed)
Wed 02 Office closed
Sat 05 Way Forward Conference Center 9am - 12N
Sun 06 UMW Mtg. (Parlor)
Tue 08 Spanish Prayer 6pm
Thu 10 Choir practice 7:30 (Lewis Hall)
Fri 11 Young Adults (Doves) Location/time TBA
Sat 12 Young Adults (Doves) 10am - 4pm
Sun 13 Tabitha Circle After Service
Trustees Mtg After Service (Parlor)
Mon 14 SPRC Mtg. 7pm
Deborah Circle Mtg. (Parlor?)
Tue 15 Spanish Prayer 6pm
Wed 16 GS Day of Fasting and Prayer
Thu 17 Choir practice 7:30 (Lewis Hall)
Sat 19 Sew-What! 10am (Parlor)
Sun 20 New Members Class 9-10 am (Library)
Ministry Team Leadership Mtg. After Service
Mon 21 LOVE Notes due today
Tue 22 Spanish Prayer 6pm
Wed 23 Worship team mtg. 7pm
Greater Wash' District Committee on Ordained 9am - 3pm
Thu 24 Choir practice 7:30pm
Sat 26 Meals to the Neighborhood
Sun 27 New Members Class 9-10 am (Library)
Tue 29 Spanish Prayer 6pm
Thu 31 Choir practice 7:30 pm
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** the Food Pantry is constantly in need of replenishment. You can help.
-- Buy one or more $10 food cards next time you grocery shop
-- Buy extra of these (Just one grocery bag a month can help!)
- dried beans and/or rice, coffee, flour, corn meal
- Dried foods, Mac'n Cheese or 'just add water'
- canned soups, sausages (Vienna), corn, beans (red and black)
- crackers, peanut butter, cookies, cereals
- ready to heat: Chef Boyardee, Spaghettios, chili, heat-n-eat
- nothing perishable, nothing out of date
- NOTE: tend towards Latin American staples to make entire meals or
extend a family meal: things like the beans, rice (2-lb bags),
cornmeal (2-lb), canned tomatoes, flour (2-lb), soup stock, etc.
-- Better-yet, if able, push a second cart for the food pantry.
- Pay separately at checkout, keep receipt for tax purposes.
-- Most Costco and Sam's bulk items of canned and boxed food stuff still tends to be too big, even after breaking down the multi-packs. (e.g., commercial sized and 'value' sized portions of peanut butter, canned chili, et al, wherein, the cans or jars are the size of footballs and are really meant for businesses, buffets, picnics and bulk preparations.) It is best to shop at Safeway, Giant, Shoppers, Wal-Mart, Aldi, etc. for family or single-portion sizes. -- Try to use weekly coupons or discounts to save even more money on individual sized cans and jars, portions, and boxes.