Poinsettias available for Dedication

November 25, 2018

POINSETTIAS - The poinsettias that will decorate the sanctuary during Advent will be available for dedication on Trinity terrace

Immigration: Latino Culture – focus of SB Mission Conference

November 25, 2018

Refugio Sanchez, pastor of a thriving church in Orange County, emigrated from Mexico to the U. S. and subsequently learned how to build bridges between cultures. His workshop is one of eight in the 17th annual Santa Barbara Mission Conference, which takes place Friday evening, Feb. 1, and all day Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara.

Register by going online at sbmissionconference.org or by picking up and completing a brochure at any of our partner churches: the Presbyterian churches in the tri-counties, Free Methodist Church of Santa Barbara, Oceanhills Covenant Church, Montecito Covenant Church, or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Presentation: Homelessness in Santa Barbara, Sunday, October 21

October 15, 2018

​​In the Adult Education Hour (11am - 12noon) on Sunday, October 21, Chuck Flacks from PATH will discuss homelessness in our area. He will address questions such as: How many homeless people are in our region? What is currently being done? What works best? How can concerned people get involved?

​Don't miss this opportunity to increase your awareness of local issues!

Sponsored by the Mission and Peace Committee

“Dinner for 8” beginning in October

September 10, 2018

​This Fall, we are "re-booting" an informal dinner program we originally had some years ago. ​Participants will enjoy a relaxed dinner with 5 to 7 of your fellow GPC-ers, in the home of a volunteer host.

The main dish is provided, and ​participants are invited to bring along ​a favorite salad, dessert or beverage.

​After some very informal "settling in", we'll start the dinner conversation with one or two non-threatening ice-breaking questions, and then simply enjoy a meal and free-ranging, respectful conversation. You can participate in the conversation as much or as little as you like - but you ARE encouraged to enjoy the food!

It's a great way to get to know a few of your church neighbors a little better, beyond the few minutes we have each Sunday at coffee-time after worship. ​ Each group will ​get together for dinner just twice, so this isn't a long-term commitment.

​We will soon contact everyone who has signed up, and we'll set up the groups and pick a starting-date (or two) that's convenient for all involved. We expect that the meetings will begin in late October or early November.

​If you have any questions, please contact Ernie Tamminga.

Homecoming BBQ – Sunday, September 9

August 28, 2018

​​After you enjoy your coffee on the patio after worship on Sunday, September 9, join us at 11am for the Homecoming BBQ! GPC will provide the main dish - hot dogs or tri-tip - plus water, lemonade and iced tea.

​If you are able, please bring a dish to serve 10-12 people or more:

If your last name starts with A-G: Appetizer or finger food
H-Q: Salad or meatless main dish
R-Z Dessert or fruit

​Please sign-up after church on September 2 to indicate your choice of tri-tip or hot dog, so we'll know how much food we need to purchase. To help cover the expense of the main dish, a donation of $4 per person is suggested.

Final All-Church Beach Picnic of the Summer

June 28, 2018

​Bring your family and friends ​to Area D of Goleta Beach Park around 6pm on ​Wednesday, August 29.  ​ Burgers and hot dogs will be provided. ​This is our official night for transitions for our Youth Group students so we would love it if you could make it!

For information, contact Ben Eggli.

Mission & Peace Committee Announces Awards of Grants

June 28, 2018

​The  MISSION and PEACE COMMITTEE ​has awarded grants to the following recipients:

  • Unite to Light
  • Adom Partnership International
  • Nomi Network
  • Philippine Solar Village Project
  • Connect for Water
  • MEPO/House of Flowers
  • Power of Love
  • Santa Barbara Mission Conference

Villa Music and Arts Camp is Coming Soon!

June 13, 2018

Noah's Ark: Behind the Scenes

​​Goleta Presbyterian Church invites all children in 2nd through 6th grades to join us each summer for the Villa Music and Arts Week, which concludes with a performance during our worship service on Sunday following the end of the program week. The program was established more than ten years ago by world-renowned tenor Eduardo Villa, who “grew up” in Goleta Presbyterian Church.

WHO: Rising 2nd Grade through 6th Grade kids
WHEN: ​July 30 - August 3, 2018 , 9am to 2pm each day
PRESENTATION: 930am during the worship service on the Sunday following the camp.
MORE information: Alison Tamminga, ​​alison@goletapres.org

​Students in the Villa program experience professionally directed theater as they explore the challenges of making decisions in life, following God’s lead and responding to God’s love. Their theatrical experience includes music, drama, crafts, a field trip, and the excitement of offering a final presentation to an enthusiastically appreciative congregation.

GPC Community Garden

April 6, 2018

​If you want to have a veggie garden, plots are available for sign-up from March 1 to April 29. Contact Alan Scholl (680-8925, alanscholl8@gmail.com). Best planting time is early April. Rototilling of the plot is provided with onsite mulch, guidance by Alan. "Senior" raised plots help avoid knee/back strain. Requested donation" $15 per gardener.

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