Gila Valley Baptist Church - Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Lost
Thank You
Once again Operation Christmas Child was a success. Because of you, we packed 97 boxes.  Thanks go to the youth for assembling the boxes and for packing 13 boxes.  Thank you to everyone who packed a box and to those who donated money for the boxes.  Thank you for all the amazing help loading the boxes. It is a blessing to be part of such a great church family. Please continue to pray for the children who will receive these shoeboxes.

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

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 and Doyle & Lana.

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, 
  January 6th 
 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
 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.

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

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.

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.

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. Click here to read about Gods inteded 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, January 9th.
Deacons meet the same night at 6:00 pm.  
The following dates complete 
the next quarter:  
Wednesday,  February 6th, March  6th.

 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 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 

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

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