Green Level News - December 2, 2018
Equip workshops are a new initiative to train and educate our members several times throughout the year on topics relating to our different ministries. On Saturday, January 5 from 8:30am to 12noon, the workshop topic will be Small Groups & Sunday School. Anyone currently leading or interested in leading or organizing a small group or Sunday school class is strongly encouraged to attend. Mr. Rick Hughes, Senior Consultant for Sunday School & Small Groups from the North Carolina Baptist Association will be leading the discussion. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall. See Pastor David is you have any questions or need further information.
LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
During the month of December we will collect our annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. For more information about the offering or Lottie Moon herself, click here. Our church goal is $3,000. Please indicate "Lottie Moon" on the memo line of your check or select "Lottie Moon Christmas Offerings" when you give online here.
WOVEN - COOKIE SWAP
Moms, let's swap!! On Saturday, December 15 from 8:30am - 10:30am in the administration building basement Woven invites all moms to join us for a cookie swap. Bring 4 dozens of your favoirte Christmas treat to exchange with others. We will enjoy breakfast and coffee, discuss upcoming plans, get to know each other and hear a devotional. Please feel free to invite other moms to join us. Regular Saturday and Tuesday meetings will begin in January. For more information see the Woven webpage here.
CHURCH FINANCIALS & PROPOSED BUDGET AVAILABLE
The most recent church financial information and proposed 2019 budget are available here and on the information table behind the sanctuary. Giving was down in October ending the month in a deficit. However, we are still ahead for the year. Financials documents will be voted on at the quarterly church conference on Sunday, December 16. See Trudi D’Ambrosio or a member of the Finance Committee with any questions.
RAISE UP REACH OUT LUNCHEON & GROUNDBREAKING
On Sunday, December 9, the Raise Up Reach Out team will be hosting a luncheon immediately following the service in the fellowship hall to update us on the renovation project and what changes are to be expected in the coming months. A groundbreaking ceremony and time of prayer will be after the luncheon. The luncheon is free and members and guests are invited to attend.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION & CHURCHWIDE CHRISTMAS PARTY
On Sunday, December 16th, we will host a night of worship featuring choir specials from our children and adult choirs and a short message from Pastor David at 6:00pm. Following the service, everyone is invited to participate in the churchwide Christmas party in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite dessert or appetizer to share.
CHRISTMAS AT CAMP
On Friday, December 14, we will head to celebrate Christmas with the girls from Camp Duncan and boys from Cameron Boys Camp of the North Carolina Baptist Children's homes. We deliver gifts and enjoy a time of worship while we are there. We will be collecting gifts for the campers and staff until we leave that afternoon. For details and a complete list of gift suggestions and clothing sizes, click HERE. If you can give a gift but not join us on the trip, please have your wrapped gift to the church by Friday afternoon. We will leave GLBC at 4:00pm.
QUARTERLY CHURCH CONFERENCE
The regular quarterly church conference will be Sunday, December 16th immediately following the service in the sanctuary. All motions and agenda items need to be made available to the church one week prior to the meeting, no later than Sunday, December 9.
STUDENT MINISTRY CHRISTMAS PARTY
The students (grades 6th-12th) will have their Christmas party on Wednesday, December 19 during their regular meeting time. Please bring a gift to exchange worth no more than $10 and a snack to share.
KIDS CHOIR PRACTICE
In preparation for the churchwide Night of Worship and Christmas Party on Sunday, December 16, the children's choir (ages 3 & up) will practice next Sunday, December 9 at 4:00pm in the sanctuary. If your child is interested in participating, please RSVP to Shelley Hobbs.
APEX MOMS PRAYER GROUP
Mothers of Apex High students are invited to a prayer group on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm at Apex Baptist Church in Room 313. Due to the sensitivity of the requests shared and to ensure the confidentiality of the students, this group is limited to mothers of Apex High students. If you have a prayer request or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Mobley.
AHS FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
During the school year, we collect food for Apex High School students and families who struggle with food insecurity. The school's food closet is managed by the special needs students who learn important life skills about sorting, food safety, and organization. New or gently used backpacks are also needed for students to carry food home. Please place all donations on the table in the breezeway.