Aug 30, 2015

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Children's Ministries

New Sunday School teams start NEXT week. We still have opportunities for you to join a team. Stop by the Children's Ministry office. You can also sign up online on the Children's Ministry homepage.


Awana begins Wednesday, September 9th. Sign-ups continue online & in the CM Ofc, but space is limited. Contact for more info or stop by the CM office.

Middle School Student Ministries

MSM 180 Small Groups begin THIS WEEK on Wed, 9/2 @ 7pm in the MS Amp.

We have live music, a dynamic Bible message and will explore our small group program and how the program impacts your walk with God. "Abiding in Jesus" is our study. All middle school students are welcome any time!

Come visit the Middle School Ministries table out front TODAY. Small groups, camps, and more!

Are you or your middle schooler looking for a place where they can get plugged in and move closer to God? Come see what our Student Ministries has to offer throughout the year.

High School Student Ministries

HSM Small Groups begin THIS WEEK on Thur, 9/3 @ 7pm in the HS Amp.

We have live music, a dynamic Bible message and will explore our small group program and how the program impacts your walk with God. "The Gospel Project" is our study. All high school students are welcome any time!

Come visit the High School Ministries table out front TODAY. Small groups, camps, and more!

Are you or your high schooler looking for a place where they can get plugged in and move closer to God? Come see what our Student Ministries has to offer throughout the year.

Young Adult Ministries

Join Kairos on Tuesdays, from 7-9pm in the MPR. Series: XIII Letters of Paul.

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

Day in the Park: Sat, 9/12 @ 10am. Creekside Park on Claremont in Brentwood.

Nine Square in the Air, Frisbee Golf, Corn Hole ... too many games to name. Bring a snack and join the fun!

Primetimers Ministries

PrimeTimers Sunday Class @ 9:20am in W129/130. The Life of Joseph: From Pit ... to Prison ... to Palace with Pastor Rick Moe.

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.
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.

Adult Education And Enrichment

Theology 2: God, Christ, Holy Spirit meets TODAY @ 10:55am in W129/130. Walk-ins welcome!

This course covers the doctrine of the Trinity (God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit), as well as God's created beings (angels, Satan, and fallen demons). Although God is far above and beyond what our minds can comprehend, God still reveals a lot about Himself in the Bible--what He is like (His attributes); how He has worked; His names; and that He is 3-in-1. We will also study Jesus, (His God/man nature, as well as His names), and the Holy Spirit, (His nature and work in our lives). This class will also include sections on spiritual gifts, spiritual warfare, and prayer and intercession. This class is taught by Pastor Rick Moe. It began on Sunday, August 23rd and ends on December 13th and meets from 10:55am to 12:05pm in W129/130. Walk-ins welcome!

Defending the Faith 2 begins Tues, 9/8 @ 7pm. Register online, or call x7101.

There is a great need today for every Christian to act upon the exhortation of the Apostle Peter to be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks about the hope that we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15). The Defending the Faith series is designed to give the student a rich overview and introduction to key Apologetics issues. Utilizing the best lectures from past Biola University on-campus Defending the Faith lecture series, students will listen to those lectures and discuss them with fellow students in the class. The lectures are broken up into shorter chunks with discussion time throughout. Optional: For students who wish to apply for college credit and certificate, additional fees and a final quiz are required. This class begins on Tuesday, 9/8 to 12/8/15 from 7 to 9pm in W248. Led by Donald E. Hester, Third Column Ministries, Facebook: | Twitter @LApologetics | (925) 953-2108. Cost: $35.00 for materials.

Marriage Ministry

NEW: You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity Class will begin on Sun, 9/20 @ 10:55am in W248. Register online, or by calling x7101.

You and Me Forever: Marriage In Light of Eternity. Co-authors: Francis & Lisa Chan. Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. While we cannot allow lesser things to destroy our marriages, we also cannot allow marriage to distract us from greater things. A jealous God asks us to pursue Him first and most. Then life makes sense, and everything falls into its proper place. Love, laughter, and intimacy were all created to be enjoyed. So there is a way to love family deeply without ignoring heaven. It all comes down to our focus. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. Led by Pastor Johnie Moore from 10:55 am to 12:05 pm in W248 beginning Sunday, September 20th and ending on November 1st. Please purchase your book & study guide before coming to class by visiting:

Core Men's Ministry

CORE: Men's Breakfast: Sat, Sept. 12th @ 7:30am in BC MPR. Bernard Emerson will continue speaking on our topic, "Walk of a Godly Man," from Gal 5:16. Come for this engaging "guy time" in the Word and with great community.

CORE: Men's Breakfast--Saturday, 9/12 @ 7:30am. Bernard Emerson will be our speaker and will be teaching on our theme, "Walk Of A Godly Man" (Gal 5:16), and how it plays out in our lives. Come for the encouragement, ready to be challenged and a great breakfast!

Women's Ministries

Ladies Bible Study Begins Tues, 9/1: God's Top Ten, The Ten Commandments. Register TODAY.

God's Top Ten: Living out the Ten Commandments, uses God's Way Study to take a new and in-depth look at the Ten Commandments and their relevance for our life. GHCC teachers expose the reasons behind the Ten Commandments and the importance of keeping them. We will embrace the reality that Jesus gave Himself as the ultimate sacrifice and what that means to us as we live out these timeless values and instructions in our life today. Caring hands childcare is available for this class for $5 per child, per event. Please call 925-516-0653 x7120 to make childcare arrangements. Register online at or at the Women's Ministries table out front after the services on 8/30/15. Cost is $15.

MOPS resumes Thur, 9/3, 9-11:15am, W129/130.

Held in the Sanctuary building in rooms 129/130 from 9-11:15am. Please contact Melissa Buck at OR Melissa Vongtama at for more information. Please contact Melissa Vongtama for childcare availability. Hope to see you there!

Coffee Break, Sat, 9/5, 9-11am.

Our first "Coffee Break" is coming up on Saturday, September 5th, from 9-11am. Are you in need of a break from life to drink some yummy coffee, eat breakfast, enjoy some girl time, and learn how to do life better together? Then this is the place for you! Join us for a fun-filled, encouraging morning! You can register online at or at the Women's Ministries table out front after the services TODAY, Sunday, August 30th.
Childcare is not available. If you are a nursing mother and will be bringing your infant, please let us know so we can seat you near the back, closer to the restrooms and exits. Event cost: $7.
Interested in serving? We are still looking for volunteers to help out on our team. If you are interested in helping with this event, please contact the church office, or Amber Browning at

Ladies Sun. Bible Study starts 9/13, 7:45-8:55am, W248.

The Parable of the Sower was a potent message for Jesus' original audience and continues to challenge us today. The seeds fell by the wayside, on stony ground, and among the thorns. Then the seeds finally fell on good ground, producing a crop that was thirtyfold, some sixtyfold and yet another hundredfold. How do we prepare our lives to be the best soil, producing the most yield? Come and join the ladies for an exciting study. Class Fee: $5

Global Outreach

GO Praise & Prayer Special TOMORROW, Mon, 8/31 @ 7pm in GO Room--Thailand Team & James Graydon sharing.
Oasis Conference Oct 1-3. More information is available at the Info Center, or at Cost $50.

Recovery Ministry

Recovery groups meet in Brentwood on Fridays at 7pm. Also, New Hope meets at the Antioch Campus on Mondays at 7pm. Call x7163 for more details.
GriefShare begins on 9/15.

Bethesda Village

Please pray for the leaders of New Life as they arrive at Bethesda on September 4th to prepare the property for onsite gathering in the Fall.

Antioch Campus

Ladies, join us for "God's Top Ten--Living out the Ten Commandments" on Thursdays at 9:30am. Cost is $15; includes workbook.

Shepherding Ministries

Marriage Prep & Enrichment Seminar: Sept. 12 & 13 in W148. For more info or to register, call Sunny @ x7150.

A 2-day Marriage Preparation and Enrichment Seminar on Saturday, 9/12 @ 8:45am & Sunday, 9/13 @ 2pm in room W148. Open to all engaged or married couples and IS a requirement for those getting married @ GHCC. Space is limited. Call Sunny @ x7150, for info or to register.

Worship Arts

Celebration Singers, our adult choir, starts back up THIS Thurs, 9/3 @ 7pm in W118. Questions? Call Karla @ x7134. For childcare, call x7120.
King's Kids (K-2) & Heavenly Harmonies (3rd-5th) start Sun, 9/20. Call x7147.

Community Outreach Center

Anyone up for being in the trenches of His harvest at the COC? No greater privilege than being a worker in His harvest! If interested, call 778-1893 to join us for our next orientation on Friday, 9/11, from 5-7pm.

Prayer Ministry

Join us for a time of extraordinary prayer for rain on Sunday, 9/13 @ 11am and @ 12:10pm in W148. God's promise is that He will heal our land if we humbly & contritely seek Him (2 Chron. 7:14).

We are in the midst of a four year devastating drought in the western United States with all its dire consequences. You are invited to join us for a time of extraordinary prayer for rain on Sunday, September 13 at 11:00 AM and 12:10 PM at the GHCC BRENTWOOD CAMPUS, W148. God promised to heal our land if we would humble and contritely seek His face (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Connecting Ministries

Ministry Tours happen every Sunday @ 9am starting at 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.


September & Quarterly Calendars available TODAY.
Prayer Room workers needed after the 6pm service (1 woman & 2 men). If interested in praying with people in our prayer room, please call Bill Uhlrich at 925-200-0399.
American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers to help with transportation of patients to their lifesaving treatments! For more information on how to help get a patient on the road to recovery, please call 1-800-227-2345.
Options for Women Crisis Pregnancy Center 2015 Banquet Fund-raiser: Friday, 10/2 @ the Hilton, Concord. Tickets are $45 each. To reserve, call 925-827-0100 or go online to

Join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and delicious food! Options for Women, our local Crisis Pregnancy Center, invites you to join us at our Banquet Fund-raiser on Friday, October 2, at the Hilton-Concord. You will be helping us with the crucial ministry of reaching the women of our community experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Tickets are $45 per person and reservations can be made by calling 925-827-0100, or reserve online at