Events and Weekly Announcements


Week of July 14, 2019


Pray with us – Wednesdays (12:00 noon) – Library – This week we pray for the following GPC members: Ruth DeVoe; Mary Jane Dillon; Christian Djobokou; Cynthia, Chris, Leah, Kaylee, Isabelle, and EliseDobbins; Joe and Carol Dobrzynski; and Isabelle Doe. During prayers we will also lift up joys and concerns submitted today, plus others sent to the office.


The flowers in the Sanctuary today are given by Cathy Lyon in memory of Randy Lyon.


Coffee Fellowship – Today After Both Services – Lindsay Hall – Congregational Life Ministry invites youto share fellowship over coffee with fresh fruit, cheese, and crackers.  


VBS Mission Tithe Presentation and Slide Show – Today (10:00 a.m.) – Lindsay Hall – Children from VBS will present their mission tithe to Carrie Larsen and the Youth Group to support the group’s upcoming trip to Costa Rica. Also, the Youth Group will present a slide show on some previous international mission trips.


Red Cross Blood Drive – Thursday, 7/18 (1:00–7:00 p.m.) – Lindsay Hall Summer is a busy time for everyone, but the need for blood only increases with the summer vacation driving season. Please fit in a couple of hours to help save lives! The sign-up sheets are hanging on the wall behind the Welcome Center in the Narthex. If it’s easier, go to to sign up for a convenient time. Questions? ContactMarcia Haller. Thanks!


2nd Friday Book Club – Friday, 7/19 (7:30 p.m.) – Spencer Hall (Note date change this month!) We will discuss Chapters 2 & 3 of White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson. All are welcome. Contact: Cindy Cenname (   


Congregational Meeting – Sunday, 7/21 (12:15 p.m.) – Sanctuary – This meeting is being held to hear a report from the Pastor Nominating Committee and act on their recommendation to call a new pastor.


Upcoming Fellowship Opportunities in Lindsay Hall:

  • Sunday, 7/21 (10:00 a.m.) – Meet and Greet the PNC’s candidate to be our new pastor. We also will be completing some mission projects for our community partners.
  • Sunday, 7/28 (12:15 p.m.) – Celebrate with our Christian Women Fellowship as they dedicate two new members and rejoice in God’s goodness and grace!


Ongoing Needs from GPC-supported Missions


The Dwelling Place provides local homeless families with cleaning products, paper towels, and toilet paper. To support the mission, bring supplies to the

“Mission Projects” collection bin in the Narthex on the last Sunday of each month.


Gaithersburg HELP needs canned vegetables, fruit, soup, chili, spaghetti sauce with meat, pasta, peanut butter, and breakfast cereal. Please check

expiration dates carefully. Outdated items are discarded. Leave donations in the “Food Pantry” box in the Narthex.


The Prison Ministry is collecting the following supplies for inmates:

–  Word search and sudoku books (words and grid on one page)

–  Greeting cards (birthday and blank)

–  Paper (lined and blank)

–  Pocket folders (no metal clasps)

–  Envelopes (all sizes, including manila – no metal clasps)

–  Bibles (both English and Spanish)

–  Religious reading – books, magazines, devotionals (current issues only, staples and subscription pages removed)

–  Pocket calendars (staples removed)


Please leave items in the large plastic bin in the GPC library under the window.


Good Grief Support Group – Saturday, 7/27 (10:00 a.m.) – Room 202 – Please join us on the fourth Saturday of every month. We welcome anyone who would like some support with the grieving process, regardless of the situation. Guests are welcome as well.


Wednesday Noon Prayer Group List

*** The Wednesday noon prayer group will be praying for the following GPC member households in the coming weeks. ***


Wednesday, 7/17

Ruth DeVoe; Mary Jane Dillon; Christian Djobokou; Cynthia, Chris, Leah, Kaylee, Isabelle, and EliseDobbins;

Joe and Carol Dobrzynski; and Isabelle Doe.


Wednesday, 7/24

Kwame Doh; Sam and Christina Donkor; Kossi, Akou, and Denise Doumassi; Samuel and Ryan Duala;

Charles Duncan, Doris Anderson, and Eveline Duncan; and Malvin Duncan.


Wednesday, 7/31

Joan Dunlop; Drew Duvall; Larry, Marty, and Corinne Duvall; Fred Edwards;

Art and Sue Eisenhour; and Glenn, Heather, Samuel, Benjamin, and Sarah Eisenhour
Wednesday, 8/7
Marie Ekodo, David Kengne, David, Johanna, and Yann Ekodo; Evelyn, Kayla, Zelda, and Zidane Elokobi; Emmanual, Miriam, Nevin, and Navti Enokpa;
Samson Epinongene; Bridget, Ivo, and Gedeliah Etone; and Dean and Francie Ewalt.


  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.

GPC is always looking for energetic individuals to serve our community!