Gila Valley Baptist Church - Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Lost
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Sending Hope
As believers, we are called to boldly send the hope of the gospel. No matter where we are, God is calling us to be on a mission through praying, giving and going.  Your prayers and 100% of your financial support make it possible for the North American Mission Board to train, resource and send missionaries who share the good news of Christ.  You can give online (no online fees) at at anytime.

May Potluck/Men’s Baking Competition
The Hostess Committee invites you to the potluck lunches the first Sunday of each month, on May 5.   Come and share your favorite food with your Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  Plan on participating in the fellowship, food, and fun! Men’s Baking Competition: The 2nd annual competition will be during our church dinner on Sunday, May 5th. Many have been honing their recipes and skills. We look forward to what yummy confections they prepare for us this year.

National Day of Prayer Is Thursday, May 2
Pray for America!
Love one another. John 13:34

 GVBC Facebook Page
Gila Valley has set-up a Facebook page to help get information out to all the members.  The page will have administrators that will approve members and comments to the site. 
You can search for the page under 
Gila Valley Baptist Church 
or click the link under the Information/Links page. 
  If you have any questions, please see 
Brenda or Tommye.

Father, help us turn to You with our burdens, trusting Your love and power to write a new story of healing and transformation.

     Gila Valley Baptist Church is supported totally by donations from members and visitors. Each Sunday morning an offering is taken. These offerings are used to support the work of the church. The church operates under a budget that is set each September. All expenditures are approved by the church either through the budget or by designating funds to be spent on certain items.
     Various opportunities are given for people to participate in special offerings throughout the year. Some examples of these are the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering which goes to support missionaries. We may take up special love offerings from time to time to help people in need. Special offerings should be above and beyond our regular giving.  If we take part of our tithe and give it to a special offering, it hurts the budgeted needs of the church.  As members of GVBC, we feel it is our responsibility to meet these financial needs.  And, for us, it is a privilege and a part of our worship.  Guests are certainly free to participate, but we don’t expect it.  That is a personal matter between you and the Lord. 
     A record of donations is kept by the treasurer and sent to the donor each January. In order for the record of donations to be correct, donors must give checks or put cash in an offering envelope and put their name on their envelope.  All giving records are strictly confidential.  2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Emergency Prayer Chain
Gila Valley Baptist Church has an emergency prayer chain. You can activate the emergency prayer chain 24 hours a day by contacting one of the following: Deanna at h. 535-2437; or Brenda  at church: 535-2977, h. 535-2126; or Eddy  at h. 535-2175. Emergency Prayer Chain Participants: Deanna, Brenda, Eddy, Mary, Janet, DaVonna, Dan & Terri, Anita, KayAnn, Judith, Sheree, John & Janice, Dawna, Jeanne. 

Jesus, You are the name above all names, our Savior and Lord. We lift our praise to You as we celebrate Your presence and power in our lives today.

Potluck Lunches:  
The potluck lunches are the first Sunday of each month. 
 Our next potluck lunch will be on, 
  May 5th 
 immediately after the
 Morning Worship Service.
  Come and share your favorite food with your Brothers and Sisters in Christ. 
 Plan on participating in the 
fellowship, food and the fun!

Library News
 The Gila Valley Church wants you to Check out the Library! If you are interested in seeing something added to our collection please talk to Terri Grindstaff at  535-4777.  Did you know we have a church library with a wide variety of literature available for you and your family?  There are books by  popular Christian authors, books on spiritual growth, fiction books for kids, teens, and adults!  Tons of movies with Christian values to share with the whole family.  If you are interested in seeing something added to or collection  talk to 
Terri Grindstaff 535-4777.

VBS will be held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church this year, Monday-Friday, July 8-12.  The Theme will be “In The Wild”.  
 Get ready to gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with the animals, and so much more!   This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus. Each encounter is like a snapshot—a special moment in time captured on the pages of Scripture. The kids will discover that each snapshot of Jesus is an opportunity to respond to the gospel. And when put together, these isolated encounters clearly reveal the most amazing truth of all—Jesus Christ is the Messiah, and by believing we can have life in His name.
Are you ready?  Watch for details! 

Marriage: Becoming One
Even though the institution of marriage is present in every culture across the world, it is clear that most of humanity does not know or apply the fullness of God’s wisdom to marriage—they miss the mystery, and all the joy it unlocks! In this issue, we address some of the joys and hard places of pursuing marriage as God intended.  to read about Gods intended marriage for you in Revive Magazine.

Business/Deacons Meetings:  
 All members are encouraged to attend the Business Meetings that are held on the first Wednesday after the first Sunday of the month.  Business meetings begin at 7:00 pm.  The next meeting will be on 
Wednesday, May 8th.
Deacons meet the same night at 6:00 pm.  
The following dates complete 
the next quarter:  
Wednesday,  June 5th, and July 10th.  

 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. 

(This is Isaac preaching)

Keep living for Him faithfully and waiting patiently for His plan.
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, will be used.  If you have any questions, visit with Brenda.

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 

May you be blessed by the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. 
Psalm 115:15 NKJV

Nursery Workers
If you would like to help in the nursery during the Morning Worship Service, please contact Anita Jackson.

The Power of a Praying Wife/Husband Books
If you desire a closer relationship with your spouse, you will appreciate the life illustrations, encouraging Bible verses, and the assurances of God's promises and power for your marriage.  Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. Stormie joyfully inspires you to develop a deeper relationship with your husband/wife by utilizing the amazing power of prayer. This uplifting resource is packed with practical advice on praying for specific areas of your married life, including decision-making, fears, spiritual strength roles, leader, faith and future, and more!  Our church library has a supply of books for you to take.  No need to check them out or return them! 
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