Most Recent Postings for/about the GPC Community

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Scrapbook Workshop – Friday and Saturday, October 20-21

scrapbook-2006594_640Join us for a guided workshop on creating (or adding to) a scrapbook. Facilitated by Carole Ruppel. in the Common Room, 5pm to 9pm on Friday, October 20, and all day Saturday (8am to 6pm) on Saturday, October 21. Contact Carole for details: (805)689-1481.read more

Ideas for Disaster Preparedness

light-bulb-376926_150The recent spate of natural disasters in the world remind us that we should periodically review our own disaster-preparedness readiness.

Click here for a downloadable list of items we should all have, to be prepared in case of fire, earthquake, or other disaster.

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Homecoming Sunday – September 10, 2017

welcome-150463_640Homecoming Sunday is always special at GPC, but this year it was particularly special.  We dedicated our playground, at long last, and our own Amelia Noble played “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” on her cello at the base of the famous Terry McBride tree in the playground.  There was a special band, U3, who played with Mission Street Church (the church Graham started). read more

GPC Mission Study Committee Update

survey-1594962_640During the week of June 11, the GPC Survey was sent out to 165 people. Over 120 responses were received.

Your responses are not only helpful, but critically important, in our effort to call a new permanent pastor.

Stay tuned for ongoing updates!… read more

Time and Talents Auction a Huge Success!!

auction-2071316_640The Time and Talents Auction was a huge success, thanks to the tremendous generosity of this church. The numbers are still coming in, but we raised over $5,000 so far to support youth activities for camp, summer fun, updating the Youth Lounge, and the Love of God program. THANK YOU!!read more

2017 LOG Rummage Sale raises $3,500!

garage-sale-151190_640The Love of God program (LOG) gives a huge thank you to all the GPC’ers and their friends who donated to the LOG Rummage Sale!

With a late donation after the sale, the total raised came to $3,500. This will support the LOG Program and the youth retreats that are a featured part of the program.read more

Roofing Repairs, by Ministerios Betel

ladder-1604451_640If you were at the church on a weekday this past summer, you noticed that there were people on the roof of the sanctuary and the office complex. These are our friends from “Ministerios Betel,” who were doing repairs on our building at a discounted price. Please thank them for their work when you see them, and tell them how much we appreciate them.read more

Star Words Sunday – January 8, 2016

star-word1318206_640“Star Words” – A GPC tradition on Epiphany Sunday.   A star word is a single word, written on green or red paper, randomly selected during worship service, which can become a focus word for thought during the coming year.  Words for 2017 will be passed out on January 8 after we have a time to share how some of our 2016 words have taken on definition during this past year.read more

Josephine and Nathan: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

cats-on-keys-1845787_640As experienced in worship service on December 18, 2016: keyboardists extraordinaire Josephine Brummel and Nathan Maurer offer a 4-handed piano rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”read more

2017 Pledges and Per-Capita Contributions

piggybank-158346_640If you have not turned in your pledge for 2017, please do so at your earliest convenience. Session needs to know the pledge numbers in order to craft the final 2017 GPC budget.

PER CAPITA – Each year GPC, and all other Presbyterian churches, are requested to provide funds for the operating costs of the Presbytery, Synod, and PC(USA). … read more

Gift Bags for Isla Vista Youth Project

bag-156780_640THANK YOU to all the generous people who contributed filled bags and gift cards for IVYP families. You have made a difference in many lives!

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GPC Playground News

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“Let us build a pile of stones for our children.”

WE HAVE REACHED OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!!

The target amount of $30,000 has been attained, and work will begin soon on the new playground.

Thanks and blessings to everyone who has helped to make this possible.… read more