Dear GFC Family,
This weekend, December 17th, at 11:45 am, we will have our Christmas Service! Let us invite our community to catch a glimpse of Christ's glory through Christmas Musical, and through a simple proclamation of the Christmas message. Don't forget to bring something to share for our lunch fellowship immediately following our service. Pray for: a) the children and for the Praise Team that God will use them, b) Gospel clarity, and c) open hearts. The message of Christmas is something remarkable and life-changing. Each of us is sent by the Lord to be a faithful witness to His message--that He really came, He saved you and me, and He is the Savior of the World!
Let us adore Him,
Attention GFC Family!
Due to unfavorable circumstance, we are postponing our CHRISTMAS MUSICAL this Sunday, December 10th. We tentatively rescheduled it next week, on the 17th. However, Sunday School and Worship will be held as usual unless GBC announces a cancellation. Please wait for further announcement if those gatherings will also be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Dear GFC Family,
Praise God for a great opportunity for each of us to tell others about Jesus this Christmastime! Join hands together in showing the love of Christ, and in explaining the Good News, to our community. Let us not be distracted by our preparations for our celebrations that we forget the real reason for the season--Christ came into this earth to save.
This weekend, we will have our Christmas Musical to adore the One who came to bring us back to God, and to proclaim God's greatest message that brings great joy to all people. Let us pray for those who have a part in this event. Let us pray also for our guests who might be looking for answers about the real meaning of Christmas. May we all be filled with awe regarding the facts of: God's unchanging love, Christ our Immanuel--Redeemer, and the everlasting life He promised to all who believe.
His Kingdom come,
December 2-10: International Missions Week of Prayer; Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
December 10: Worship starts at 12:00 pm, lunch fellowship follows after.
Dear GFC Family,
It's the time of the year we celebrate the coming of Christ for our salvation. It is the best season of the year for worship and community. Could we make it also the best time for our outreach to the community? America needs Christ more than ever. There's so much brokenness in people's lives morally, spiritually, and socially. Only Christ can bring salvation and healing to anyone who will trust and follow Him! Why not make this Christmas season our best evangelistic opportunity? Let us share Jesus to others this Christmas. Let us announce the Good News that brings great joy to all peoples!
This weekend, I will talk about God's Amazing Miracle (John 1:1-18). Christmas is a celebration of the miracle of Incarnation--when God became flesh. This message is so important because it is central to our Christian faith. But what does it mean, and how is it relevant today? Why did Christ, who is fully God, became flesh or fully human? What eternal consequence will it bring to those who believe it or reject it?
'Til everyone hears,
* Reminder: We will have a repeat vote this Sunday after the service regarding Dr. Yatpor. Please don't be absent.
Dear GFC Family,
We all certainly have plenty to thank God for. He is thank-worthy for His goodness, faithfulness, and sovereignty! Since He is always good to us, we thank Him for our life-breath, for our salvation, and for supplying all our needs according to His riches in glory. We thank Him for He is ever faithful in answering our prayers as we hold on to His promises. And since He is sovereign, He is able to work all things for our good, we thank Him in good times and in bad, in sunshine or in storms, for all things and in all things. He is worthy of our thanks, not just this holiday season, but in every minute of our lives!
This weekend, as we gather in God's presence to worship Him, let us prepare our hearts to receive His Word. I will talk about Biblical Stewardship. My message is about--A GODLY STEWARD (1 Timothy 6:6-20). Paul instructed Timothy to preach stewardship to his congregation. In this message, we will learn how to become a godly steward, not only of money, but of everything God has entrusted to us--time, talents, treasure, and touch (influence). It is not just about fund raising, but about raising disciples whose ultimate security is in God, and who is dedicated to use all they have for God's glory and in His service. Discover how you and I can grow as such steward. See you on your seats this Lord's Day, and don't forget to bring someone with you!
Grateful to God for His abundant grace,
***Please stay for a fellowship meal after the service (No AWANA). Bring something to share.
Dear GFC Family,
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this Sunday as a church family, and on Thursday as a nation, let us remember the One who is worthy of our thanks--our God who is always good, faithful, and sovereign! We thank Him always, in all things, and for all things (1 Thes 5:18; Eph 5:20). We may start thanking God for His creation, the gift of life, salvation, grace upon grace, and answered prayers, to many other blessings beyond measure.
This weekend, Pastor Victor De La Cerna, friend of Micah and Misha, will bring to us God's Word on Thanksgiving. Let us come with our hearts prepared to worship God, hear His Word, and offer Him our sacrifice of thanksgiving. Please remain after the service for a short meeting, and then for our fellowship meal. Get ready to honor God by sharing what you are thankful to God for, or how did you see a glimpse of God's glory in your life, in your family, and in your church.
"The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me"--Psalm 50:23 (ESV)
Grateful to God for you and for your faithful service,
Nov 12-18: National Bible Week
Nov 17: Grand Opening of Bible Museum in DC
Dec 10: GFC Christmas Musical
Dear GFC Family,
Our Lord is so good! After two months of my Sabbatical Leave, I reported for duty as Christ's under-shepherd of GFC restored, healed, refocused, and re-energized. I am ready to take on new challenges in the ministry and in missions through God's grace and power until my next Sabbatical. Will you go with me on the next level journey with God? Let us then, as One Kingdom Team, prioritize our One Purpose--the Glory of God, and pursue our One Calling--the Great Commission!
This weekend, I will talk about the crucial need for prayer in accomplishing great things for God. My message is, WHY PRAY? (Exodus 33). We tend to live the Christian life and do ministry through our own strength devoid of God's presence and power. Moses, a great intercessor, showed us how crucial prayer is in accomplishing God's plan and how to pray effectively. Great things done for the Kingdom are always preceded by extraordinary prayers. See you on your seats this Lord's Day to worship our awesome God and let us bring someone with us if we can.
Soli Deo Gloria,
November 11th: Prayer for the Persecuted Church at 9:00 am, B-117; Leadership Team Meeting at 10:10 am
November 12th-14th: SBCV Homecoming at Colonial Heights, VA
November 19th-- THANKSGIVING at GFC
Opportunities for Growth and Ministry:
1. We encourage you to join our Small Groups. You will grow as an authentic, devoted, multiplying Christ's follower in the context of a loving Christian community. Healthy disciples make up a church that impacts the world for Christ.
2. We love to have you in our Prayer Meeting every Wednesday (7:00pm--Joint prayer with GBC and Hispanic; 7:30pm GFC at Chilton room) and every Saturday at 9am-10am, at room B-117. Our God is worthy to be sought in prayer. He helps us become a praying church with prayer-energized lives and ministries, making breakthroughs in world missions.
3. We would like you to belong to our Church Family. Sign up to our Discover Membership at GFC seminar. Know who we are as a church family, how we make an impact in people's lives, and how you can be a part of it.