HOEDOWN! After worship on Sunday, January 21

January 14, 2018

​An All-Church HOEDOWN will happen from 11am-2pm on Sunday, January 21. There will be games, food, drinks, and live music! Cost is $5 per person. Kids under 10 are free.


2019 Per Capita

January 14, 2018

​The ​​2019 Per Capita amount is $70 per member.

These funds go to support the work of Presbytery and the national denomination. Your payment is optional, but GPC is responsible to pay $70 per member whether or not all members pay their own allotment.


Please Turn in Your Pledge Card!

January 14, 2018

​​If you haven't already turned in your 2018 pledge card, please do that as soon as possible.

Extra cards are available in the narthex. If you have questions, please see Jim Friestad or John Bloomer.

Wednesday Lunchtime Bible Study

January 7, 2018

​​​Wednesday Bible Study group ​​meetings ​are ​held at 12pm noon each Wednesday at The Flight Line (formerly known as High Sierra ​Bar & Grill) at 521 Firestone Road in Goleta. All are welcome!


Youth Group News for week of December 9 – Christmas Party Coming on the 15th!

January 7, 2018

​​Youth & Family Christmas Party: Saturday, December 15, 430pm to 630pm ​

​Families are welcome as we will decorate cookies and ornaments, sing some Christmas songs, and do a While Elephant gift exchange!

​​Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you soon!

​​Want up to date information on the GPC Youth Ministries?

It's easy through the Remind app! Just go to the following links to sign up!
Middle School:   
https://remind.com/join/gpcmig
The code for the Middle School Group is gpcmig
High School:
https://remind.com/join/gpchig
The code for the High School Group is gpchig

If you have questions on how to sign up you can find them here:
https://help.remind.com/hc/en- us/articles/203179887-How-do-I -join-a-class-

        -Ben Eggli, Youth ​Ministry Director​


IV Youth Project is Low on Supplies

January 6, 2018

​The food pantry is low on tuna, peanut butter, dry rice, beans and pasta. ALSO NEEDED ARE BABY DIAPERS - all sizes except newborn. Bins are available in the Fellowship Hall. All donations are greatly appreciated!

Kids Connection for May 2018

January 6, 2018

​In the first Sunday school lesson ​in May, Jesus​ gives Peter a job to do. He is to care for Jesus' people. Jesus ascends into heaven after promising the disciples that they will receive power from the Holy Spirit. A new disciple, named Matthias, is chosen to replace Judas. At Pentecost, the disciples are filled with the Holy Spirit and speak in many languages. The final session in May is the story of Jesus as the vine, and we as the branches. ​

Teachers in April were Chuck Roth, Marilyn Gross and Sue Kremser and we thank them.

Easter was a busy and happy day at GPC.  Many children joined us for the celebration.  Sunday school and the nursery were very busy places and the Easter Egg hunt was popular.  Thanks to the many generous people who helped to fill the eggs in advance and to those who helped to hide them before the Easter service began.  The back lawn proved a worthwhile location.

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and I’m thinking about planning for Villa Week which will be July 30-August 3 with presentation on August 5​. Please have your children mention it to their friends, it is a very reasonable cost compared to most camps.  The original script is being written by our drama director with Noah’s Ark as the theme. 

Sunday school teacher appreciation will be part of the Youth Service on June 3 so please plan to be present on that date.  Late-Spring blessings to everyone,  
Alison  

Women’s Questers Bible Study Group

January 5, 2018

"Questers", the GPC monthly ​ Bible Study group for women, ​​meets from ​1030am to 1230pm on the ​second Monday of each month, ​in the Common Room. 
The theme for the Fall, 2018 season is "God's Promise: I Am with You"
The study books are available on Sunday after worship, or at the meeting. The cost of the book is $10.
Bring a sandwich to the meeting - we will supply the fruit and veggies. It's a casual group of women who enjoy sharing and learning together. You can join at any time, even if you miss the first meeting of a series.
For further information, contact Marilyn Gross

Playground is Now Free of Ash

January 5, 2018

The playground has been cleared of all the ash that fell on it during the recent fire. The playground is now safe to enter. Thank you for your patience!

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