Gila Valley Baptist Church - Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Lost
Gila Valley Baptist Church is located on Highway 211 in Gila, New Mexico. 
 Our church is located directly across from the Gila Senior Center and Post Office. 
 We would like to invite you to any of our worship services, or fellowship events.

No matter what lies in our past, when we confess our sin, 
God forgives us and gives us a fresh start. 
What great cause for hope!
God’s grace offers us fresh starts.
Everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build 
the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. Ezra 1:5

Worship:
 
Sunday School for all ages: 9:45am
Sunday Morning Worship Service: 11:00am
Sunday Evening Worship Service: 6:00pm 
 

A Church Potluck Lunch is held the first Sunday of each month unless otherwise noted.  The next church dinner will be held on Sunday, January 6th; 
immediately after the Morning Worship Service. 

The Living Nativity
Team Kids will preform the Living Nativity once again on Tuesday, December 11th at 5:30PM at the Cliff-Gila Fairgrounds Show Ring. We will serve refreshments after the event, in the exhibit building. Family and Friends are invited to attend.  If you can help with the program let us use an animal for the program or by baking cookies, please contact Deanna Kartchner. 
*Team Kids will be on Christmas
 break after the program until 
Tuesday, January 8.

Advent
"The birth of Christ is the central event in the history of the earth -- the very thing the whole story has been about." -- C.S. Lewis
 Advent is the first season in the church calendar. Since the 7th century A.D., Christians have included this celebration in their preparation for Christmas Day. Beginning four Sundays before Christmas, its purpose is twofold: first, it prepares us for the celebration of the birth of Christ and second, it reminds us that we are eagerly waiting for Jesus' return in glory. The word "advent" originates from the Latin word advenio which means coming to. Advent is the time when we focus on Christ coming to the world. "Prepare the way of the Lord" serves as a main theme of this season. As we get ready for Christmas, we should not neglect to prepare our lives for Jesus, who came as "the light of the world." His light penetrated a dark world, which allowed all to see their Messiah, and the hope of their future.
Hope–Peace–Joy–Love


Did you know your purcahses can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to 
Gila Valley Baptist Church when you do your 
holiday shoping 


Missions Offering
The church is accepting offerings for Isaac Bannie, a Liberian evangelist.  This offering will be used by Isaac to feed his orphans and go into the villages and preach.  This will be a continuous giving opportunity. 


Keep God First 


Dialmycalls.com
Like any organization, a church needs a way to get in touch with its congregation quickly in the event of an emergency or just for quicker, easier form of communication.  Not everyone makes it to Sunday services to hear our announcements or read our bulletin.  DialMyCalls can be used for numerous announcements and to specific groups within the church. Within just a few minutes our entire church family receives a message and becomes immediately informed. As announcements need to be made, Dialmycalls.com will be used.  If you have any questions, visit with Brenda.

Lord, You do take our breath away with Your greatness. Thank You for reminding us of Your grandeur in Your world and in Your Word. 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and week of prayer for International Missionaries starts December 2. Available next week will be a prayer guide for 8 days.  The offering will be accepted all month. IMB believes every church—regardless of size or resources—has a role to play in reaching every nation with the gospel. Every Church. Every Nation.  Envelopes will be in the pews next week.  
https://give.imb.org/

Youth Group meets on Wednesday's starting at 6:00 PM at Gila Valley Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall.  
 All youth from 7-12 grade are invited!

Wednesday Youth Nights
Starts at 6:00 PM
2018-2019  Fall Schedule

December 12 —  Christmas Party
  **schedule is subject to change


Youth Group Encouragers
School is back in session and that means youth group starts soon. Our encourager program has been such a blessing to so many and we thank all of those who have been willing to participate. We are once again looking for anyone willing to pray for, encourage, and show love to our youth members. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby or if you are currently participating you can respond on the Facebook group. Thank you again for all the love and encouragment you have shown to our youth.


 5 Reasons Your Teen should attend
 Youth Group:
1. Christ, He changes EVERYTHING!
2.  Fellowship
3.  Support
4.  Prayer
5.  Joy
  
Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically
This is a video study that focuses on God’s self-revelation in the Bible, helping the believer to apply the descriptions of God to all of life. The Rethinking God Biblically study is centered around a twelve-week workbook and is designed to be used in conjunction with the 13 DVD lessons. Each week the student will work through the workbook (five days per week) in preparation for watching the DVD. Dan will be facilitating the study, starting January 13, during the Sunday Evening Worship Services starting at 6:00 PM here at church. Everyone is invited to attend the class. A workbook will need to purchased (approximately $15 - $18 each). Please sign up in the foyer to attend the class and purchase a daily devotional workbook.

Please call to make arrangements to visit with Dan. Dan can be reached at church at 535-2977, home at 535-4777, or on his NEW cell phone at 575-654-2134.  For current church information


The highest form of prayer comes from the depths of a humble heart.





Gila Valley Baptist Church
P.O. Box 62
402 Highway 211
Gila, NM 88038
575-535-2977