Sep 25, 2016

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Children's Ministries

Harvest Carnival signups have begun online. We will have a table beginning Sunday, 10/9. Candy collection is ongoing in both lobbies. This is a fun, family-friendly alternative to Halloween.

Awana

Awana is currently FULL. We have a waiting list. If you would like to join Awana as a small group leader, we will be having another training in October. Please sign up online or in the Children's Ministries Office.

http://www.goldenhills.org/connect/children/awana

Middle School Student Ministries

Come to GO Prayer tomorrow, Mon, 9/26 @ 7pm in W131 to pray.

Come pray for our Student Ministries Spectrum Team for when they go out on their mission trip & hear updates.

MSM Night Out is coming Wed, 10/5. Check your email for more info.
Winter Camp Fundraiser is coming soon! Watch for more information to come.

High School Student Ministries

HSM Night Out is coming on Thur, 10/6. Check your email for more info.
We are looking for volunteers! If you are interested in serving, please contact Jessika Mariscal at jessikamariscal@goldenhills.org.

Young Adult Ministries

Kairos Tues @ 7pm in the MPR: live worship, a challenging message from God's Word & fellowship.
Adopt a College Student TODAY & 10/2. For $10-15 you can pay for a care package to be sent to one of our students.

Adult Education And Enrichment

New Class: Starting Sun, 10/9, Dr. Bob Walters will be teaching on The Roots of Baptist Theology--John Calvin. The class will meet @ 10:55am in W234/235. Sign up online or by calling x7101.

Calvin's (1509 - 1564) work was the clearest, most logical, and most readable exposition of Protestant doctrine that the Reformation age produced, and it gave its youthful author European fame overnight. Calvin labored on its elaboration nearly all his active life. Twenty years later it was a much larger work but its interpretation of Christian truth remained essentially the same.

Marriage Ministry

GHCC Annual Marriage Retreat: November 11-13, 2016 @ Lake Tahoe. Cost: $370/couple. To be placed on a waiting list, please call x7101.

Guest speakers: Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen were married in 1976 and are the parents of three young women, two of whom are now married to wonderful, godly men. They have been involved in family ministries for over 35 years through family camps, church staff positions, speaking, consulting, and writing. In 2003, they founded Home Improvement Ministries (www.HIMweb.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping individuals and churches to better encourage marriages and families in living out God's design for healthy relationships.
As the lead resource couple at Home Improvement Ministries, the Friesens regularly speak at marriage, men's, and women's conferences in the US and internationally, as well as local family and parenting seminars, and have an ongoing ministry with professional athletes. Paul and Virginia both have Doctorates in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
The Friesens have authored over ten books and curriculums on parenting and marriage, including Letters to My Daughters, In Our Image, Raising a Trailblazer, Before You Save the Date, and most recently, The Marriage App.
Paul and Virginia's greatest joy in life is knowing that their children are walking in the Truth.
Worship Leader: David Morgan
After growing up at Golden Hills, David studied music at Lee University in Tennessee. He vowed to never move back to California, but that vow was quickly broken after meeting Stephanie during a summer visit. They dated long distance for David's final year at school, and ultimately he returned to California. In 2003 they officially became "The Morgans" and began serving at a church in Tracy. In 2006 God called them back to Golden Hills where David currently serves as the Pastor of Worship Arts. They have a son, Mason who is 8, and a 4-year-old daughter, Eden.
http://www.goldenhills.org/connect/marriage-family/retreat

Core Men's Ministry

CORE--Men's Breakfast: Saturday, October 8th @ 7:30am in the GHCC Brentwood MPR.

Join us for our monthly Men's Breakfast. As a disciple, we are called to live a transformed life for the Lord, not one of mediocrity. Our very own GHCC Pastor of Global Outreach, Brian B. will be sharing what life looks like as one lives a "Lifestyle of an Evangelical Minded Servant" in the "Lifestyle of a Godly Man." You will want to be here, so be sure to invite a friend.

Men's Wednesday Night Bible Study @ 7pm in W234/235. Come join us as we study the book of Hebrews.

HEBREWS - The theme of Hebrews is the absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ as revealer and mediator of God's grace. Hebrews could be called "The book of better things," since the two words for "better" and "superior" occur 15 times in the letter. Come join us every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in W234/235 to expand your faith and knowledge of God's Word! http://www.goldenhills.org/connect/men/breakfast

Primetimers Ministries

PrimeTimers Sunday Class @ 9:20am, W129/130. Learning from the book of Ecclesiastes.

http://www.goldenhills.org/connect/senior-adults

Women's Ministries

Prayer Shapes Change: Sat, 10/15 @ 9am, W129/130.

As a body of women who worship and serve at Golden Hills, let's unify and commit to pray for Women's Ministries. Our desire is to glorify God, seek Him, present our requests, and celebrate His presence as He reveals Himself to us and moves us to His agenda. We'll do that through music, drama, testimony, Scripture, and a prayer calendar. Come join us for all this in fellowship and with coffee and breakfast. Prayer calendars are available at the Info Ctr.

Reach women with the GOOD NEWS. Find out how at our Extravaganza Hostess Mtg: Mon, 9/26 @ 6:30pm in W129.

The world around us needs the GOOD NEWS of Christ. You can contribute by hostessing a table at this year's Extravaganza. Come to our info evening for tips in engaging with your guests and all the practical aspects of being a hostess. Come buy your hostess tickets early. Table decoration door prizes too!

CPW Women's Conf: Feb 3-5. Register NEXT Sun, 10/2.

Margaret Feinberg will be speaking about her "Fight Back With Joy." Two years ago, those who were able to attend the CPW Women's Conference were delighted by our speaker Margaret Feinberg. She was in the midst of a life or death battle with cancer at the time and yet was such an inspiration with her "Wonderstruck" theme. Now she is back, cancer free, to speak on the topic "Fight Back With Joy." Margaret has been named one of the "30 Voices" who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine, as well as one of the 50 women shaping the church and culture by Christianity Today. If you have not heard her speak, this conference is a must. Click on the following link to watch a short video about Margaret. https://player.vimeo.com/video/127185324
Cost by room type is as follows:

  • Quad: $243 - Room contains 2 queen size beds for 4 women. 2 women would share a bed
  • Tri: $283 - Room contains 1 queen or king size bed & a twin roll away bed for 3 women. 2 women would share the queen/king bed
  • Double: $328 - Room contains 2 queen size beds for 2 women.

Included are all conference fees, two nights' lodging, Sat and Sun breakfast, and Sat banquet.
Also included will be an Icebreaker before and during the conference. More details to follow.
Registration begins Sunday, October 2, 2016 and Sunday, October 9, 2016. Full payment is required at the time of registration and we will be accepting debit/credit cards. Payment may also be made via check or cash. You will also be able to register online beginning on October 2nd.
Also, please be aware that there will be a $15 fee for all returned checks.
Whatever season you have come out of, or whatever the season you are currently navigating, we pray that you will find encouragement, hope, and joy as the Lord ministers to you. We can't wait to see you at the Conference!
For more information, contact: Phyllis Scott, Registration Coordinator at ptscott@comcast.net or (925) 449-7384.
Location:
Hyatt Regency in Monterey, CA
More Info: https://www.convergepacwest.com/women

Global Outreach

Pray for our youth Mexico team TODAY on the Plaza @ 12:30pm, or at GO Praise & Prayer on Mon, 9/26 @ 7pm, W131.
Bridges Class begins TODAY, Sunday, 9/25 @ 1:30pm. Learn to understand & share with Muslims. $15.

Recovery Ministry

Newcomers are welcome to GriefShare and DivorceCare each week. Call x7163 for details.
It's always a good time to start Celebrate Recovery on Fridays @ Brentwood, or on Mondays in Antioch. Both locations start at 7pm.

Antioch Campus

Trunk or Treat is coming soon. Volunteers and candy donations are needed. Please sign up at the Info Table and put candy in the bin in the foyer.

Trunk or Treat is our safe, fun, family-friendly Halloween alternative. Families will enjoy the games, candy, prizes, bounce house, and much more. Bring some friends and volunteer to help by hosting a game in the trunk of your car, help in the food court, or with security. A ton of candy is needed, literally. Call Rene at 925-777-9465 if you have any questions. 

AC Baptism Class on Sunday, 10/16 during the 9:20am service in AC-7.

Community Outreach Center

Our next Orientation is Fri, 9/30 @ 5pm at the COC. There are many opportunities to serve at the COC: day, night & weekends. We have a special need currently for van drivers, teachers, and teacher helpers. Please call Keri at 778-1893.

Connecting Ministries

GHCConnection Event: NEXT Monday, 10/3 @ 7pm in W129/130, giving newcomers the opportunity to meet Pastor Larry & Karla Adams and ministry leaders. Childcare for ages 0-11 (RSVP to x7120 by noon on Monday, 10/3).

Doors open at 6:45pm.

Shepherding Ministries

Christmas Angel Program applications available beginning NEXT Sun, 10/2, to assist those within the GHCC body at Christmastime. Applications for help will be available from Cher in the Early Childhood Office in the Worship Center.

FYI

Options for Women will be presenting a showing of the film "October Baby" TOMORROW Monday, 9/26 @ 7pm in the Sanctuary. This is a FREE event. Movie is PG-13.
Our Student Ministries Team will be leaving to serve in Mexico THIS Saturday. Please join us on the Plaza TODAY @ 12:30pm to pray for them. Learn more about their trip TOMORROW, Mon, 9/26 at GO Praise & Prayer @ 7pm in W131.
Senior Living Centers Ministry Info Mtg. Interested in ministering to seniors in retirement or convalescent hospitals? Join us NEXT Sun, 10/2 @ 12:30pm in W246/247, or call Pastor Rick Moe @ x7124 for info. Lunch is provided.
Options for Women, our local Crisis Pregnancy Center's Annual Fundraising Gala, is on Fri, 10/7, at the Concord Hilton. For more info, or to make reservations, visit www.friends-ofw.com, call 925-827-0100, or stop by the table out front TODAY.