Nov 22, 2015

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Children's Ministries

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to send over 1100 shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child this year. This represents over 1100 children who will receive a gift and, more importantly, hear the good news of Jesus!


NO Awana this week.

Middle School Student Ministries

MSM 180 is NOT meeting this week.
Winter Camp Fundraiser product pick up: Wreaths, 11/28; Sees, 12/6.

We will be sending out email updates as we receive them from the vendors, so please be looking for them.

High School Student Ministries

HSM Small Groups are NOT meeting this week.
Winter Camp Fundraiser product pick up: Wreaths, 11/28; Sees, 12/6.

We will be sending out email updates as we receive them from the vendors, so please be looking for them.

Young Adult Ministries

Join Kairos; Tuesdays: 7-9pm in the MPR.

All young adults age 18-25 are welcome to our weekly Kairos gatherings. A special welcome to all of our college freshmen! We have an excellent live band and worship, a challenging message from God's Word, and plenty of fellowship.

Kairos Winter Retreat "Parousia" (Jan 8-10) is open for registration; $130 until 12/23.

Join us for a weekend full of worship, fellowship, snowball fights, hiking, warm food, and games!

Kairos Thanksgiving Potluck: THIS Sat, 11/28 @ 5:30pm, MPR. Bring a dish to share.

If you've always wanted to check-out Kairos, this is a great time to meet the group. Come join us for fellowship and to give thanks.

Primetimers Ministries

PrimeTimers Christmas Banquet: Sat, 12/12 @ 5:30pm. Tickets $10 in class or the church office (M-Th, 9-5). Catered dinner & amazing concert pianist Dave Talbott.

Catered dinner will be served in the MPR and the concert will be in the Worship Center. Special Guest Pianist: Dave Talbott from Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center. Dave Talbott was trained in piano at the Cornish School of Music in Seattle, at Seattle Pacific University, and at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, and studied improvisation with Dr. Howard Stevenson. He is self-taught at the organ. He spent three years with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Atlanta, Georgia, and Berlin, Germany, and nine years on the staff of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, before going to Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center near Santa Cruz in 1977. Dave regularly holds concerts and hymn sing-alongs at Mt. Hermon, and people come from all over the Bay Area for these events--especially seniors who love hearing and singing the hymns. We are very fortunate to have Dave perform for us, and we are looking forward to singing Christmas carols as he leads us.
Visit our Senior Adults webpage at: for more info. Trips: We invite anyone and everyone to join us on our trips-whether a PrimeTimer or not. Bring your kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and your friends. As long as they can handle the walking involved, we'd love to have them. Socials: Because of space considerations at our socials, we prefer for those who attend to be "close" to the PrimeTimers ages of 60+. We say "close," because several people in the class are not a PrimeTimers age (yet), so if you're in the ballpark, join us.

PrimeTimers Sunday Class @ 9:20am in W129/130.

The Life of Joseph: From Pit... to Prison... to Palace. Joseph was raised in a dysfunctional family, betrayed by his brothers, unfairly accused, and yet Joseph turned out well-balanced, capable, and very successful. How? What did Joseph learn about God and life that allowed him to overcome his background and rise to become "lord of all Egypt" (Genesis 45:9)? Beginning with his birth, we will follow Joseph as he grows up, is thrown into a pit, sent to prison, promoted to the palace, and tests his brothers. One of the great men of God in the Bible, Joseph has many lessons to teach us. Taught by Pastor Rick Moe. This series began on April 26th, and meets on Sundays at 9:20am in room W129/130 for refreshments, singing hymns, and wonderful lessons from God's Word. Come join us.

Women's Ministries

Christmas Extravaganza--limited tickets still available. Please consider being a hostess. Kitchen help needed. Contact Sandi @

If you are interested in volunteering for help in the kitchen, please visit our website at to sign up online.

Find your place to serve the Lord. Call Anna @ 516-0653, x7108.

Women's Ministries is looking for a few women to fill some immediate needs. We'd love to connect you with what the Lord is doing in Women's Ministries. Contact Anna at the church office 925-516-0653, x7108 to discuss opportunities where your gifts may be of service.

Connecting Ministries

Ministry Tours take place on Sundays @ 9am, starting @ the Connecting Point in the lobby.

Where is your heart leading you to serve? Join us on a Ministry Tour on Sundays to see the opportunities available. We meet @ 9am at the Connecting Point in the lobby. Contact Pastor Ken at x7152 for more info.

Global Outreach

GO Praise & Prayer for our Chad MK team tomorrow, Mon 11/23, @ 7pm in the GO Room (W131).
Summer 4-week opportunity to teach English in Thailand; see Info Center.
Perspectives starts in January; see Info Center.

Recovery Ministry

Both DivorceCare (on Mon @ 7pm) and GriefShare (on Tues @ 7pm) are including steps for surviving the holidays. Both of these groups meet at the Brentwood campus. Please call x7163 for more info.

Antioch Campus

Christmas decorating at the Antioch Campus is Wednesday, 12/2 at noon. Come join the fun and bring some food to share for the potluck.
Special music with Carli Pineda and friends on Sunday, 12/6.

Community Outreach Center

Help us bag food for Thanksgiving Dinners: THIS Wed, 11/25, 9am-3pm @ BC in W129/130!
Interested in serving? Next informational COC orientation is 12/4 @ COC from 5-7pm. Please call Julie @ 778-1893 for info or to sign up.

Small Group Ministry

If you feel called to host a Campaign Small Group this year, pick up an application TODAY at the Connecting Point in the lobby, online "Campaign Small Group Leader" banner on the homepage, or call Sunny @ x7150 this week.

We wanted to let you know that our Annual Campaign is starting in January and we're very excited to announce that this year's study is focusing on "The Gospel, Living the Good News of Jesus Christ." We'll be starting group registration in a few weeks, but right now our small group ministry is looking for people who would be willing to make a 7-week commitment to lead a Campaign group. Whether you have any small group experience or not, you will receive training and support along the way to help equip you for this adventure. If you feel called to lead a Campaign group, you can pick up an application today at the Connecting Point Counter in the lobby, click on the "Join a Small Group" banner on the homepage and look for the "Interested in leading a group during our annual church-wide campaign?" link, or simply call the church office during the week and ask for Sunny @ x7150.

Worship Arts

Start inviting your neighbors, friends & family to join us as Celebration Singers present REPEAT THE SOUNDING JOY on Saturday, 12/19 @ 6pm and again on Christmas Eve, Thursday, 12/24, @ 2, 4 & 6pm.

This year, our musical focuses on the JOY we can experience in our lives because Jesus came! Once we have received Him and experienced that joy, we are compelled to tell others of it and retell it, over and over again..."repeat the sounding joy" -- until the whole world knows. Join us on Sat, 12/19 @ 6pm or on Christmas Eve, Thurs, 12/24 @ 2, 4, or 6pm. There is no childcare provided, but kids are welcome to attend. This year we will be using a live band and will be able to LIVE STREAM the musical (12/24 @ 4pm).

Shepherding Ministries

Interested in Baptism? Join us on Sunday, 12/6 @ 7:45am in the Board Room, or @ 6pm in W148. Learn about Baptism and why Christ commands us to be baptized. Class meets 1st Sunday of month. Call x7150 to sign up.

Brentwood Baptisms

Being baptized TODAY at 2:30pm in the Brentwood MPR:
  • Matthew Allendorph
  • Michael Argo
  • Sara Baptista
  • Desmond Bittner
  • Kristel Hamasaki Bittner
  • Sheri Braimah
  • Aidan Buchanan
  • Linda Crawford
  • David Mays
  • Billy Parker
  • Shirley Parker
  • Matthew Shear
  • Charles Yang


Thanksgiving Eve Service: THIS Wed, 11/25 @ 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone welcome (sorry, no childcare). No Awana, MS 180, or adult classes.
Be a Christmas Angel--If you can help at Christmastime, please sign up @ Cher's office (Early Childhood Wing) to adopt a child/children to purchase gifts for this Christmas. Questions? Call Cher @ x7120. Gift drop off is Sun, 12/13 by the end of the 10:55

Our Christmas Angel Program was created to assist in providing gifts for children to those within the body of Golden Hills Community Church at Christmastime. If you want to participate as a Christmas Angel and if you can't wait to start shopping, stop by Cher Richardson's office in the Early Childhood Wing, Worship Center Bldg., and adopt a child or children for Christmas, or call Cher @ 516-0653 x7120. Needs: Adopt a child/children, cash donations, food gift cards and gift certificates.

Special Prayer for our four people departing this week for Chad. They'll lead a retreat for missionary kids. Come to GO Praise & Prayer tomorrow, 11/23, @ 7pm in the GO Room (W131) to learn about and pray for them.
December & Quarterly Calendars available TODAY.
Prayer Room Workers Needed after 6pm service: 3 men are needed. If interested, please call Bill at 200-0399.
Perspectives Class--gain a godly worldview. Coming to Modesto & Livermore January-May 2016. Visit for info.
GHCC Budget Report: Our 2015 general fund is running at 90% of budget. This represents a year-to-date shortfall of $615,293. Praise the Lord for meeting our every need (Phil. 4:19) and for your faithfulness.