Merry Christmas! Yes, it’s early, but GVBC has been on a mission to turn Christmas upside-down. It’s called the Advent Conspiracy, and we want you to conspire with us this Christmas and turn Christ into something that is much less a consumerist holiday and much more an ushering of Christ’s presence into our world–a presence which loves, heals, brings justice and restores this world. So, spend less cash on presents and give more presence to them! Then, take the cash you would’ve spent and give it to charities that are really making a big difference for Christ. Here at GVBC, we are embarking on two projects for next year:
1. Give Hope: We’re beefing up our partnership with Rifu Oasis Church in Japan, a church that, nearly 3 years after the Japan Tsunami, continues to restore, minister, and bring the presence of Jesus to its devastated community.
2. Give Water: We’re working with our long-term missionaries in a village in Thailand to send a team of workers from GVBC to help build a clean water system for the village community. Clean water provides far more than just water, but opens the doors to better health, higher education, and stronger income for the community.
Pick up your Advent Conspiracy Boxes in the GVBC Narthex! Bring it back to service with you on Christmas Sunday, December 22 where we will give a united offering of praise and thanksgiving this Christmas season.
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Join us for Keep Gardena Beautiful 2012. We’re going to share the love of Jesus Christ to our local Gardena neighbors in very practical ways: cleaning the streets, caring for the natural wetlands, and painting the local city parks. There’s lots of opportunities for singles, couples, and families of all ages to help out. Comes with lunch celebration afterwards and a free T-shirt. Last day to sign up is Friday, August 31.
Keep Gardena Beautiful Registration Form_2012
For more information, e-mail James Chang: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This Holy Week, we invite you to enter into HIS story, God’s story of how he came, he loved, he died, and he rose. Each chapter corresponds to each of our 4 main events of Holy Week. Join us!
1. Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:45am and 10:45am
2. Maundy Thursday meals: via Community Groups all through the week.
3. Good Friday Service: 7pm at GVBC
4. Easter Sunday Services: Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 7am, 9am, 11am at GVBC
*Childcare available at 9am and 11am Services
*Free brunch after 7am and 9am Services.
For March 11, 18, and 25, we’re starting up a new teaching series focusing in our relationship with God. Typically, a teaching series will challenge us to change in some way–to be more loving, to be more humble, to be more generous….This is a unique series in that we’re not challenged to change, we’re challenged to go deeper in relationship with He who changes us. God is working, God is moving, God is speaking, it’s our job to tune our lives to the right frequency to be able to know His presence in our lives and hear what He is saying to us.
As a crucial aspect of this series, we would like everyone to take the Sacred Pathways test. It comes from Gary Thomas’ Sacred Pathways, which challenges to widen our typically narrow understanding of who God is. Join us beginning this Sunday morning in a 3-part series that will cause us to go deeper in our life with God.
Superbowl Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box Lunch Tickets are currently being sold! Find any youth leader, Middle School or High School student or come to the Courtyard after both Sunday Services to reserve yours for $8 each. All proceeds will go toward Youth Camp scholarships. Pick up your Chicken Teriyaki lunches on Sunday, February 5 before the game.
Watch the Obento Promotional Video.
GVBC is hosting Family Life’s Art of Marriage conference on our campus.
The conference will be held on Friday, February 10 (7-9:30pm) to Saturday,
February 11 (9am-4pm) here at GVBC. Childcare is available by signing up in advance. Contact Pastor Daniel Matsuda to sign up for childcare or for further information at email@example.com.
Watch the Art of Marriage Promotional Video
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Meet at GVBC at 7:45am
Lunch Celebration following at Mas Fukai Park
As one church body, we’re following Jesus’ call to love our neighbors with a simple act of caring for the city we’re in: cleaning the streets, picking up trash in alleyways, and clearing up the marshes. Keep Gardena Beautiful is a city-wide event held in conjunction with our Public Works Department. Following the event, we’ll fellowship together over lunch at Mas Fukai Park!
Contact Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
GVBC Neighborhood Ministry