Weekly Announcements


Week of February 11, 2018

The Roses in the Sanctuary today are given by W. Thomas Curtis in memory of Stephanie A. Curtis. “February 14 would have been our 48th wedding anniversary. Now she is with the other angels.”

Lenten Small Group Sign-up Sheets are in Lindsay Hall The days and times offered are those that have worked well in the past, but if you would prefer another day or time, particularly if you are willing to be the Small Group leader, tell the person overseeing the sign-up sheets. This year, we are happy to offer the option of participating remotely. For specific information, contact Carolyn at chayes@gpchurch.org.

Employment Support Group Monday, February 12, 7:00 p.m. Room 202 We provide a supportive Christian environment for individuals who are unemployed, about to be unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career change. Meetings are free, open to the public, and typically last about an hour. At our next meeting (Thursday, February 27), Bette Mercer will offer guidance, based on her career in corporate human resources. For information about the ESG, contact Clara Pratt at pratt6901@comcast.net.

Shrove Tuesday Talent Show – Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. – Sanctuary – After the Pancake Supper, share your singing, dancing, or instrument-playing gifts at this fun, annual event! To participate, contact Becky Herron-Mayo at bexh_rob@yahoo.com NOW!

February Series: “These are the People in Our Neighborhood” – Saturdays, February 17 & 24 (1:00–3:00 p.m.) – Lindsay Hall – Come participate on either or both days of service. The projects will support the various organizations represented February 10. The events have been designed for people of all ages, but child care will be available both days for the veryyoung.

Come Hear Our Missionary! Wednesday, February 21, 7:15 p.m. – Room 202 – Community Engagement Ministry welcomes our former accounting manager to our next meeting. She has a rather unique mission focus (business development) in a unique mission field, which, for security reasons, is not printed here. Join us to hear what God is doing in this area!

Help Make Hot Breakfasts! Friday, February 23, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – This month, we will be joined by Summit Hall ES Linkages to Learning parents as we make hot breakfasts for the MCCH men’s shelter. Don’t miss this opportunity to have fun in the kitchen with our SHES community partners! Please RSVP as soon as possible to Denise Schleckser at dschleckser@verizon.net.

Looking to make a difference, but your time is limited? The Dwelling Place needs someone to communicate their needs for paper supplies to the GPC community. If you are able to spend an hour a couple of times a month at home, you can make an important contribution! Contact Denise Schleckser at dschleckser@verizon.net for details.

Adult Ed Short Course: “Facing Racism” – Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – Library – This course, led by Carolyn Coleman and Charles Spencer, is based on an excellent 6-session curriculum developed by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Come join us as together we listen and learn, discuss and share, and seek God’s will as disciples of Jesus Christ and a community of faith.

Children in Communion Workshop – Today and Sunday, February 25 – 11:00 a.m. – Rooms 30–31 –If you and your child plan to attend, please register with Carolyn Hayes.

The GPC Prayer Network is Ready! – Would you like to be part of a caring group that prays for others? And would you like to be able to ask others to pray for you, your family, friends, and other GPC members? To sign up for the Prayer Network, go to the home page of GPC’s website and click on the link or, to access the sign-up page directly, go to gpchurch.org/prayer-network. Only members of the Prayer Network will be permitted to see and request prayers.

Weather Policy

Sunday mornings: GPC is always open, but we cannot guarantee the condition of driveways, walks, or parking areas. Use your best judgment about whether or not to come. We will worship God as best we can at 11:00 a.m.

Office on weekdays: Open, if staff members are able to reach GPC.

Mid-week children’s & youth programs: If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed, GPC programs are cancelled.

Other meetings and programs, including retreats, off-campus events, and the church office: GPC may close at the discretion of the responsible staff member or lay leader.

Note: Even if the building is open or the program is running, do not make the trip if, in your opinion, road conditions make it too hazardous to drive; instead, contact your supervisor or ministry leader. If a state of emergency is declared, all activities will be cancelled.



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