ANNOUNCEMENTS

IF you have NOT filled out a member involvement survey & membership card please grab one off the table in the foyer.

**The membership card is a MUST for ALL members of the church. We are trying to get ahead of a law that will be coming down regarding the directory and Facebook.
**The involvement survey is important so that we as a church know how to reach out to those willing to serve. We have MANY areas that are in need of service.
Please return membership cards & involvement surveys to Whitney Beadling.

Congregational Events & News:
Graduation Recognition, Fellowship, and Promotion Sunday: Sunday, June 5th, is a big day for our youth. We will honor our graduates, Alayna Ayres and AJ Knight, at a fellowship dinner immediately following the 10:30 am service. June 5th is also Promotion Sunday for all of our school-age youth, so we will add to the festivities by providing “Promotion Sundaes” for dessert. Everyone, regardless of age, will be invited to make a sundae for their dessert. Both ice cream and dairy-free ice cream will be available. Please make plans to attend, and sign up to bring a main dish or side dish on the signup sheet in the foyer of the worship center. 

2022 CHURCH PICNIC: This year’s church picnic will be hosted by Chuck & Barb Duncan on September 10th from 11 am – 6 pm. More details to come. 

WEEKEND TO REMEMBER: Just a reminder that when you use our church code, GSCOC, to register for this marriage retreat you save $100 on your registration. If you are a military couple, registration is only $120 for both, but still, use our code so we can pass on the benefits to others. These “weekends” take place all over the country. Jay & Diana went to the one in Hilton Head a few years ago and loved it! Other church members have attended the one in Myrtle Beach. For more information, check out www.familylife.com

DIVORCE CARE: Brad and Julie Schmitz will lead a group of 12 individuals who are going through or have gone through a divorce and equip them with tools from Scripture and experience. The group will meet on Sundays at 5:30 p.m., beginning September 11, for 13 weeks and is open to community and church members. If you know someone going through a divorce, please share this with them. The cost is $20. To register, go to www.divorcecare.org
 

Children’s & Youth:
PBC Summer 2022: Our congregation attends Palmetto Bible Camp in Marietta, SC during 4th week, July 3-9. The camp is open to youth ages 9-18, but we do have limited enrollment. Please make your reservation NOW for this fantastic week of Christian fellowship, entertainment, activities, Bible Study, and worship. The website is www.pbc.camp, and you will need to create an account. When the option for which week of camp is given (after you create the account and provide some information), be sure to choose 4th week. See Gina if you have questions. 

K-5th Grade get-together: On Saturday, May 28, from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm, all youth in grades K-5th grades and their families are invited to the Gordon home for food, fellowship, and fun. To celebrate the end of the May unit, Bounce Back-Get Back Up Again, we will also have an obstacle course. Please let Gina know if you plan to attend by contacting her on Facebook Messenger or emailing her at msginagscoc@gmail.com

3rd-5th Grade get-together: On Sunday, May 29th, youth ages 3rd-5th grades are invited to stay after the 10:30 am service to enjoy lunch together and complete a service project. We plan to finish around 3:30 pm. Please let Ms. Gina know if you plan to stay so that adequate food preparations can be made. 

2 years old – 5 years old get together: Youth ages 2 years – 5 years and their families are invited to the Beadling household for fellowship and fun on June 12th! We will do brown bag lunch and water games outside. Please RSVP to Whitney by June 8th if you plan to attend.

Women’s Events:
Date change for Ladies’ Fellowship Event: Due to the Graduation Fellowship on June 5th, we will move our Women’s Fellowship Night to Sunday, June 12th. We will have dinner, crafts, and a movie. For dinner, we will provide salad basics of lettuce, spinach, and grilled chicken. we ask that each attendee bring a salad item to add to the salad bar. There will be a signup sheet in the foyer, or you can contact Gina through Facebook, email, or phone. 

Ladies Bible Class: The ladies’ bible class that meets on Tuesday at 10:00 am is studying the book of Hosea through the month of May. ON the last day of class, May 31, we will complete our last lesson, enjoy lunch together, and watch Redeeming Love, a retelling of the story of Hosea and Gomer.

Super Seniors Events:
Monthly Helping Hands Campaign: Starting in May we will have a monthly theme for our Helping Hands donations to increase giving in specific areas. This month (MAY) our theme is personal items. Soap, Razors, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Shampoo, Lotions, and Shaving Cream. The Dollar Tree is the best place to buy these items. Thank you for all you do to help our community.

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