You can also access the weekly church bulletin, monthly calendar and newsletter from the home page to keep better informed as to what’s happening at the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Speaker for Sabbath, November 18 – 10:50 AM
Pastor Charles Byrd will be expounding on the theme of Thanksgiving.
Fellowship Meal for Sabbath, November 18
Guests are invited to join us for a vegetarian fellowhip luncheon in the Better Living Center directly after the main church service. The theme is “Thanksgiving Foods” and members are encouraged to bring extra food.
School Prayer Vigil
Calling all Prayer Warriors – There will be a 7-hour Prayer Vigil for the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School on Sabbath, November 18, in the school commons from 5:00 PM to midnight. Please bring your Bibles and join us for some or all of the time as we lift up our school in prayer.
Christmas Craft and Home Business Fair
Come and have a fun time suporting the Children’s Ministry this Sunday November 19, at the Better Living Center from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. There will be California fruit and nuts, garlic, fly bulbs, Scentsy, homemade baked goods, and lots of beautiful handiwork including Quillows. Bring a smile and handshake to greet our new friends at many of the tables. It’s a great way to help VBS while enjoying a rainy day!
Memorial for Eleanor Bowen
A memorial for Cathy McGinins’ mother Eleanor Bowen will be held Monday, November 20 at 6:30 PM in the Youth Chapel.
Christmas Around the World
Christmas traditions vary across the globe but one thing is the same: Christmas is a time to celebrate! Please come, taste, and see Christmas traditions from all over the world on Sunday, December 10, any time between 1:00 – 4:00 PM in the Better Living Center as we showcase many different countries’ foods and Christmas decor. For more information, or if you would like to host a table from a specific country or culture, call Carole Blech at 541-226-8362.
Tuesday Women’s Study
All women are invited to join us each Tuesday at 5 pm in the Multipurpose Room as we study the book The Great Controversy by Ellen White. Please contact Donna Griffith or the church office for a study guide.
Women’s Ministry Fall Event
Our Fall Event will be an afternoon program featuring Donna Griffith speaking on the “Traps of Satan” at 4:00 PM on December 2 at the Better Living Center.
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting
Experience the power of prayer as a community of faith! Join us every Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Youth Chapel. We look forward to seeing you this week!
All youth ages 14 – 19 are invited to a Youth Worship/MusicFest on Friday, December 15 beginning at 6:00 PM. Music will be lead by Praise Team Ignite and guest speaker will be Pastor Michael Brackett from the Medford SDA Church. The evening will begin with a soup supper followed by this special fellowship program.
Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School News
You can help the Grants Pass Adventist School in the following ways: 1) Pray for our school, students & staff. 2) Clip and save the “Box Tops for Education” from select products and turn them in to the school. 3) Shop at the School Veggie Food Store on Tuesday and Thursdays where all profits fund student scholarships. 4) Connect your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the school at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Every time you shop a portion of the sale amount will be donated to the school. 5) Save your bottles and cans that have Oregon redemption value and bring them to the school. Please contact the school office for more information at 541-479-2293.
BLBN / Redeem International Opportunities
As Better Life TV is morphing into Redeem International and our mandate and scope expands, we are in greater need of volunteers to support us. Currently, we need assistance with Audio Editing, Closed Caption and Master Control (internet radio). Should you have some computer skills and a willingness to serve, we need you! Please call Gia at 541-474-3089 to learn more about this opportunity to bless and to be blessed.
Better Life News
We are sorry to report that some Better Life viewers have recently lost our signal. This is due to the FCC selling T-Mobile some of Better Life’s channel frequencies. As a result we are being forced to change channel numbers in certain areas. It will take us a little time to figure out if new equipment is needed and how much money will have to be raised to get these stations back on the air. We appreciate your patience as we work through this new challenge and invite your prayerful support. For more details and a list of possible work arounds, please visit BLBN.org.
ABC Sales Flyers
Please visit the Adventist Book Center website: abcflyer.com to submit your request to receive the ABC sale flyers via email. If you should need assistance, please call them at 503-850-3300. A variety of new books are now available. For all the details, download the sale flyer at www.abcflyer.com
Fountainview Academy Orchestra & SIngers
Mark your calendars for Fountainview Academy! Concerts will be held Sunday, December 17 at 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and again on Monday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. Their music is a great blessing to our church and the public, and we are excited to be a part of their United States tour. Tickets should be available after Thanksgiving as Evergreen Federal Banks.
Volunteers Needed at Dorcas Community Service Ministry
Many in the community of Grants Pass are blessed with food and clothing that are distributed from our center. Volunteers are needed to serve in the operation of various stations. It would be greatly appreciated if you could give of your time by calling Larry Sample at 541-660-9088. Thank you!
Dorcas is in need of the following items. Women’s Department: socks, small and medium underwear, gloves, sweatpants, thermals, knit scarves & hats. Men’s Department is in urgent need of socks, sweats, undershirts, thermals, jeans, gloves. Children’s Department: girls & boys socks and coats. Please bring your contributions to the church office during regular business hours, or bring to Dorcas on Tuesdays. Thank you for your help!
Spanish Worship Service
Every Sabbath, many of our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters gather together with invited friends to have Sabbath School (9:30 AM) and worship service in Spanish (11:00 AM). These services are held each Saturday, downstairs in our Youth Chapel. Please get the word out and keep our Spanish group in your prayers!
A Special Remembrance
Thinking about donating church flowers in memory of a loved one? You will now have the opportunity to submit a favorite photo of that person, or persons, including the dates of birth and passing. This will be projected on the screen Sabbath morning along with the other announcements. If you are interested, you may send information or contact our Grief Ministry leaders, Ted and Jeanne Powell at email@example.com
The school’s Veggie Store is open on Tuesdays from noon to 4:00 PM and Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Proceeds from sales at the store benefit our school and our students. Please note the store will be closed on Thursday, Noverber 23rd for Thanksgiving.
Church Communications Online
We provide email communications for all church members who would like to be added to the group list. You can receive the weekly bulletin, monthly Newsletter or be added to our Prayer Chain by sending your email and request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may select any specific communications or all three.
Our Church Library has a selection of “free” books to give away. The books will be available after the Worship Hour today, or you may contact Andie at 541-295-1347. For those who have checked out items, please remember to renew or return them.
If you are interested in receiving the weekly bulletin and monthly newsletter via email, or joining our church email prayer team, please contact Kii at email@example.com to sign up.
A Focus on Stewardship
God enables us to give when we have nothing to give. What an awesome God! Counsels on Stewardship, pg 120 puts it this way, “Some are willing to give according to what they have… They have no income that they can spare from the necessities of their families. But there are many of this class who might ask themselves the question, ‘Am I giving according to what I might have had?’”
The Prayer Chain
It may be activated by calling the following numbers in the order given until you reach someone:
1. Church Office 541-476-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org (during office hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM)
2. Donna Griffith 541- 597-2055 or email@example.com
NPUC Gleaner Online
Sign up for the FREE GleanerNOW e-newsletter at www.gleaneronline.org, or become a Facebook friend of “NPUC Gleaner.”
Signs of the Times
Signs of the Times® invites readers to live as Christians in modern North American society. Within its 64 pages, each month readers will find news, tips, and articles on how to live a healthy Christian lifestyle. This fourcolor magazine emphasizes Christ’s Second Advent and the prophecies and “signs” that indicate the nearness of this event. If you would like to receive this magazine monthly, you can subscribe online at Adventist Book Center. Or you may call to subscribe – (800) 545 – 2449.
If you have a special church event that you would like live streamed, please contact Gary McGinnis at 541-324-0259.
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Do You Have a Child Serving in the Military?
Any members who have a child or grandchild serving our country in the military are asked to submit that name to the Church Office. We have members who wish to keep in contact with them.
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