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GUYS' NIGHT OUT

Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., Guys' Night Out will resume its season, after the summer break! 

Mr. Tony DeBlasie, IE Supervisor of UPS, will be talking about the UPS system that moves packages from businesses to homes.  He will address how UPS has had to re-invent itself in order to keep pace with the increase in online ordering.  Hear how UPS manages the Christmas season with its inclimate weather!

Catered dinner by Ellie Murphy at 7:00, after a time of fellowship.  Program with Mr. DeBlasie at 8. 

Cost is $12.00.  Deadline to make your reservation is September 15th.  Call the church office at 524-6057.

All men in the Lakes Region invited!


LADIES' NIGHT OUT

On Friday, September 19th,at 6:00 p.m., Ladies' Night Out will begin their season after the summer break.  Martha Dolden (a member of our church) will speak on "Life in Uganda - African Rural University for Women".

Dinner catered by Ellie Murphy.

Deadline to reserve your place and make your payment (checks payable to Carolyn Ames) is September 15th.  Cost:  $12.00.

Donations are welcome for the Humane Society (dog and cat food) and for New Beginnings (pillows, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, full-sized soap and deodorant, used pots and pans, athletic socks, flip-flops, sweat pants, gas gift cards, journals and personal planners).  Bring your donations with you to the meeting!


SEPTEMBER 7th IS RALLY DAY!

On Sunday, September 7th, Sunday School begins (worship resumes its regular time of 10:00, as well).  Following the church service, there will be a pancake breakfast for everyone in the church!

Twice a month, Scott Hodsdon will be offering a "Tea Time" for high school youth during the church service (youth meet him in the Gathering Room after the Children's Time).  DIscussions are meant to bring clarity and faith into our daily lives.  First meeting:  September 21st.


2014 Mission Trip: Detroit, MI

Friendly Kitchen Needs Your Help!
The 4th Friday of every month our Friendly Kitchen endeavors to serve a luncheon at the Salvation Army for those who need a good lunch.  A sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in our Fellowship Hall asks for donations of American Chop Suey and/or brownies in the winter months, and egg salad/ tuna salad or potato/pasta salad in the summer months. STARTING IN SEPTMEMBER we will be switching to the winter months menu (above). Please bring your donations to the church kitchen early the morning of the 4th Friday and the committee will take them to the Salvation Army for serving.  NOTE:  The 4th Friday of the month is not always the last Friday of the month!
There WILL be a Friendly Kitchen this year during the months of November and December.

GCC Youth Group Music Video


 
 
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Perhaps You Have Been Seeking a Place Where...............
Your desire to serve others will be stimulated....
Your need to laugh will be well-received and shared...
Your grieving is comforted...
Your sorrows are lightened...
Your doubts are respected...
Your children are received and welcomed...
Your talents are nourished...
Your love or art and music is expanded...
Your reasoning is appreciated...
Your friendships are strengthened...
Your personal conscience is treasured...
and you receive respect just for being who you are.


Message from Pastor Michael Graham...
Churches come in a variety of shapes and sizes; what makes each place unique is the people gathered.

Churches are one of the few institutions where people of all ages play an important role. We share life toge Pastor Michael Grahamther and make the passage from childhood to adulthood in the presence of others. How wonderful it is to make the passage through life with people who care for you.

I love the intergenerational flavor of the Gilford Community Church; where young and old regularly come together, where children arenít spoken "to" but are invited to join in the wonderful conversation of faith. The enthusiasm of our children, the idealism of our youth and young adults, and the wisdom of our elders, all blend together to make this a vibrant, hope-filled community.
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SUNDAY WORSHIP IS AT 10 AM
The first Sunday of every month Communion is celebrated during worship.  The first Sunday is also Food Collection Sunday.  Worship attenders are invited to bring non-perishable food with them to worship to donate to the Food Pantry in the foyer in front of the sanctuary.
 
The second Sunday of every month there is a Hymn Sing held in the sanctuary, before worship, at 9:40 a.m. (except the summer months).
 
Go to gccsundayschool.weebly.com to access a Sunday School registration form and to read about upcoming youth group activities.
 
Next MEET N' GREET, if you are interested in learning more about the church or in possibly joining the church, is on Sunday, September 28th at 11:15.


CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
The church office is open from Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.


CHURCH CLOSING
In the event of inclimate weather, the church will close and the announcement will be on Channel 9 (WMUR).
Since there are no evening custodial services at the church, evening meetings and events scheduled at the church will also be cancelled at our discretion if the weather is questionable.
If the schools call a snowday, then it should be understood that all events held at the church involving students (scout meetings), will also be cancelled.


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PETER MAYER in Concert at Our Church Saturday, October 11
7:00 p.m.

Our friend Peter Mayer (singer-songwriter and guitarist) is returning to Gilford Community Church to present another wonderful concert on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased in advance from the church office for $10.00 a person ($15.00 at the door).

Singing from his repertoire of original songs, acoustic music and contemporary folk music, Mayer writes songs for a small planet - songs about inter-connectedness and the human journey; songs about the mystery and beauty of the world.  Whimsical, humorous and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk" and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

"Peter Mayer is a magician,,,,,(his) universe is full of metaphor and meaning, story and symbol - everything contains more than meets the eye."  - Bill Reed, Music Editor, Colorado Springs Gazette.

"His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing."  - Marilyn Rea-Beyer, Music Director, WUMB Radio, Boston,

"Mayer's songs are crafted like Shaker furniture, with no place for superfluous embellishments or throwaway lines....(his) fluid, clean, and tremendously intriguing guitar playing is topped with warm, rich vocals." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine,

Mayer started touring full-time in 1995 and had gradually amassed a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, selling out shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California.  He has eight CD's to his credit (his latest, "Third Street" will be released this fall).

You won't want to miss this concert!