Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
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 AnnieArmstrong.com/giving 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
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
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.
The potluck lunches are the first Sunday of each month.
Our next potluck lunch will be on,
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!
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.