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WELCOME TO GFC!

Praise God you've found us! Welcome to our website. We are a Christian community where everyone is welcome. You matter to God and to us as well. If you are looking for a church dedicated to obey the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, you are at the right place. We have a celebrative type of worship where we focus our heart's affection and mind's attention to God. We worship Him in Spirit and in truth, with reverence and awe, biblical, and acceptable to Him. We are committed to fully obey the Great Commission--make, mature and multiply disciples and churches unto all the nations. I hope you and your family could visit us in one of our worship celebrations. You may also check out our small group schedule if you desire to grow as a devoted Christ's follower and transform your community. Find one nearest you or do the honors of hosting one at your home.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Pastor Armando De La Merced
14 December

Dear GFC Family,

In this Christmas or Advent season, we're reflecting on the glorious truths surrounding Christ's birth and why He came. This weekend, we will recapture the true essence of Christmas through a CHRISTMAS MUSICAL entitled, Let's Talk about It. Let our hearts be lifted up by singing Christmas carols adoring our glorious Messiah. Let us learn and experience the power of Christ to transform lives, bring everlasting joy, hope and peace today through a skit and a message from the Word.


Glory to Christ our Immanuel and soon returning King,
Pastor Arman 

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December 15th: Prayer Meeting at 9:00 am at B-117; Decorating the Fellowship Hall at 10 am.
December 16th: Christmas Musical at 12:00 pm; fellowship meal follows immediately.

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06 December

Dear GFC Family,

This year, our theme is Exult Christ: The Name Above Every Name! We exalt Him through adoration, confession, prayer, witness and service. What a great way to exult and glorify His Name this Christmas season through our Christ-centered messages, worship, and living! Let us finish the year strong by spreading the Good News, the Grand Miracle in Bethlehem, that Christ was born to save, restore, heal souls, and to be the fulfillment of all our hopes and dreams. This could be our best Christmas ever.

This weekend, I will preach on TRUE CHRISTMAS JOY (Luke 2:10-11). One of the hallmarks of this season is the joyful singing and music of songs and hymns on Christ's birth. Have you ever stopped and asked why and where this joy is coming from? What is true joy according to the Bible, as opposed to the world's concept of joy? How can we receive, experience and spread that joy this season and all year round? Learn this glorious life-changing truth this Lord's Day.


Celebrating a Joy-Full Christmas with you,
Pastor Arman 

*Dec 16th: GFC Christmas Musical


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30 November

Dear GFC Family,

Why do we celebrate Christmas? Who is Jesus? Why was He born? If we don't know the answers to these questions, Christmas could be very tiring, confusing, and challenging. 

Christmas is all about Jesus! He came to save His people from their sins, to rule in their hearts, and to bring joy and peace to all peoples. If you are like me, if I don't focus my attention on these glorious truths, I could be distracted, develop a Grinch-like spirit, and be robbed of the joy I have in Christ. 

What's the cure for a distracted, commercialized, joyless Christmas? We need to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Thus, starting this weekend, we will talk about TRUE CHRISTMAS: 1) What it truly means, 2) How anyone can experience new life, everlasting joy, real peace, and glorious hope, and 3) How we can share the Good News about Christ to our family and friends this season.

This weekend, my message is about TRUE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT (John 1:1, 14; I John 1:1-4, 4:7-12). What is the true meaning or essence of Christmas according to God's Word? How does a correct understanding of what Christmas is all about affects our daily attitudes and actions? Find out the answers this Lord's Day. Let us adore our Incarnate-Messiah, our Immanuel, and soon coming King!  

Soli Deo gloria,
Pastor Arman 

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15 November

Dear GFC Family,

Thanksgiving Celebrations are just around the corner. May we thank God for all things, in all things, both now and forever (Rev 7:12)! It is our heart's response to the fullness of blessings we have from Him through Christ: salvation, sanctification, service, security, and His shepherding. Our faithful God is worthy of our praises and thanks. What are you thankful to Him for?

In the previous weeks, we talked about Living by Faith. We are challenged to trust God for every need, to overcome any adversities, and to accomplish great things for His glory. Let us then exercise the muscles of our faith and move forward by faith. 

This weekend and the next, Pastor Victor Donado will be ministering the Word of God to build up, lift up, and fire up. Let us pray for the Spirit's anointing and empowerment to him that the Lord will speak to our church family clearly and that there will be receptive and obedient hearts to God's Word.

Thank-full to God for you,
Pastor Arman 

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Nov 25th--Thanksgiving at GFC

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08 November

Dear GFC Family,

Life spent in communion with God and in service for Him is a life well spent. Let's thank God for how He used Nanay Cion as a blessing to her loved ones, friends, and to GFC family. Let us surround the Tuazons with prayers and with Christ's love. Let us praise Him who is with us in the valleys of adversities and in the shadow of death.

This weekend, don't let trivial reasons hinder you from hearing the Lord's message on faith. I will talk about, OVERCOMING FAITH (Hebrews 11:29-40). Are you tired of living in defeat? By faith in God almighty, you'll find His strength to give you victory over all adversities and challenges. He will help you get "through many dangers, toils, and snares". You can trust Him for any need, in any troubles and problems, from the day you got saved all the way to your final breath. Learn the secrets of overcoming faith and bring someone with you this Lord's Day.

Gratefully serving God with you,
Pastor Arman 

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Nov 10th, 2pm to 7pm: Nanay Salvacion's Homegoing Service at Miller's
Nov 11th-13th: SBCV Annual Homecoming at Liberty Baptist Church, Hampton.
Nov 25th: Thanksgiving Sunday 

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01 November

Dear GFC Family,

Let us praise our blessed Redeemer and Glorious Master--Jesus Christ! Through faith in Him, our salvation and our glorious eternity with Him in heaven are guaranteed. Through reliance on Him, we receive strength to live daily for His glory.

You are invited to pray with us this Saturday, November 3rd, at 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at B117: for various needs, for the upcoming election, and for the Lord's direction regarding our beloved church's future. We'll have a Town-Hall meeting afterwards to talk about GBC's proposal, and for GFC's focus next year. Your participation is much needed!

This weekend, I'm thrilled to preach on Moses' Courageous Faith (Hebrews 11: 23-29). This is part three of "What Faith in God Can Do." Faith in the true and living God produces courage to break the status quo (slavery and oppression), and to overcome dangers, difficulties and impossible situations. As Moses was enabled by God to make wise choices and courageous actions, so we can be too--by faith! What was Moses secret of strength and victory? How do we grow courageous faith? Discover the answers and do not forget to bring someone with you.

Advancing Christ's Kingdom with you,
Pastor Arman 

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November 10th, 2 pm to 7 pm: Nanay Salvacion's viewing and Service at Miller's Funeral Home, Woodbridge.
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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.
4. We would like you to grow in Christ-likeness, strong in the faith, useful and victorious. Sign up to our Discover Spiritual Maturity workshop. Learn our vision to grow Christ-like, obedient, strong and fruitful disciples. Learn a simple pathway to Christian maturity.
5. We would like you to develop a servant heart. Sign up for Finding Your Ministry at GFC workshop. Find the joy of serving the Lord using your God-given abilities and gifts. Discover ministry opportunities where you can serve with effectiveness and impact.














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