May 22, 2016

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Children's Ministries

Summer Sunday School teams are forming now for June-August. We have opportunities to serve in all ages. Please contact the Children's Min Ofc or sign up online.
Summer team training is TODAY @ 6pm in the MPR.

VBS

June 13-17. Registration for kids continues online or in the CM Office. Space is limited.
Still accepting volunteers.
Giving trees are in both lobbies.
VBS Kickoff Meeting is THIS Wed, 5/25 @ 7pm in the MPR.

Middle School Student Ministries

Join us for Fellowship Night @ Boomers Livermore, Mon, 6/13. Reg. @ GHCC online.

Includes 4 hours of Unlimited Miniature Golf, Go Karts, and Bumper Boats & Laser Tag. ALSO ... Unlimited (non-ticket) Video Games (Excludes ticket redemption and prize games). We will meet at GHCC at 3pm to carpool. Boomers regular price is $44.99, a savings of $27.00!

MSM Game Time begins Tues, 6/28. Sign up online--FREE.

We have planned several fun Game Time Events starting June 28. Everything from Kajabe to 9 Square to Kickball. Please sign up online so we can have enough equipment for everyone. These events are NO COST. Some will be at parks, some in the MPR. Check it out!

Next Student Min. Baptism Class is Sun, 6/12 @ 11am in the SM Office.

Are you interested in water baptism? All MS and HS students are invited to come learn what Baptism is - and what it isn't. Come join us!

High School Student Ministries

Fellowship Night @ Boomers Livermore, Mon, 6/13. Reg. @ GHCC online.

Includes 4 hours of Unlimited Miniature Golf, Go Karts, and Bumper Boats & Laser Tag. ALSO ... Unlimited (non-ticket) Video Games (Excludes ticket redemption and prize games). We will meet at GHCC at 3pm to carpool. Boomers regular price is $44.99, a savings of $27.00!

Senior Recognition Sunday is 6/5. Add your graduate @ GHCC online.

Seniors will be recognized in the bulletin on May 29 and on stage at the 10:55am service on Sunday, June 5. Cap & gown are encouraged.

Next Student Min. Baptism Class is Sun, 6/12 @ 11am in the SM Office.

Are you interested in water baptism? All MS and HS students are invited to come learn what Baptism is - and what it isn't. Come join us!

Young Adult Ministries

Join Kairos: Tues @ 7pm, MPR, HS Seniors are welcome!

All young adults age 18-25 are welcome to our weekly Kairos gatherings. We are currently studying the XII Letters of Paul. We have live worship time a challenging message from God's word, and plenty of fellowship. Newcomers always welcome!

Kairos Coloma Camping Trip: June 16-19. You can register ONLINE @ Kairos on Tuesdays. Cost is $70.

Join us for a weekend full of lots of hanging out around the campfire, tubing down the river, horseshoes, disc golf, nine square in the air, a picnic dinner on the lawn, volleyball, star-gazing, worship, fellowship, and a few baptisms! Dinner will be provided the first night.

Kairos Small Groups begin Sun, 6/5. Sign up @ Kairos.

Connecting Ministries

Ministry Tours are on Sundays @ 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. Contact Pastor Ken at x7152 for more info.

Adult Education And Enrichment

NEW Discovery Classes begin Sun, 6/12 @ 9:20am
Discovery 1 Class will meet in W248.

Class description: Discovery 1: Discovering the Christian Life.
This first course, which will be lead by Bob Sherwood and Dave Pace, is designed to build a firm foundation for the Christian life. The primary issues addressed are:

What does it mean to be saved?

What does it mean to walk by faith?

How do I live for God?

Discovery 2 Class will meet in W236.

Class description: Discovery 2: Discovering Intimacy with God
This course, which will be lead by Richard Schmidt, will help to deepen the bond of faith between the believer and God. The primary issues addressed are:

  • How do I find out about God?
  • Who has God revealed Himself to be?
  • How do I worship God?
Register online @ goldenhills.org, or call x7101.

Marriage Ministry

NEW: You and Me Forever Class begins TODAY, Sun, 5/22 @ 10:55am in W246/247. Walk-ins welcome. Space is limited. This class is co-authored by Francis & Lisa Chan and led by Pastor Johnie & Becky Moore.

This class will be led by Pastor Johnie & Becky Moore and will study "You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity," co-authored by Francis & Lisa Chan. We are extending to you an invitation to come learn a fresh perspective on relationships and marriage, and begin to discover what it means to live out your life with an eternal lens. Recommended for married couples!
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 marriages 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.
The Chans live in Northern California where they raise their seven children. Francis has also authored Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and is the host of the BASIC series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently he is planting churches in the San Francisco area while Lisa enjoys the opportunity to disciple women, is an accomplished singer, and works alongside her family in various ministries.
Please purchase your book and study guide and complete chapter 1 in both the book and study guide before class begins THIS Sunday, May 22nd at 10:55am in W246/247. For more information about the Chans and their ministry, and to purchase the book/study guide, please visit www.youandmeforever.org.

Primetimers Ministries

PrimeTimers Sunday Class @ 9:20am, W129/130. New topic: The Truth Project.

Come join us as Herb Sprague leads us through this video series of "The Truth Project" from Focus on the Family at 9:20am in W129/130.

Coming Event: 1) Memorial Day Weekend Picnic, THIS Sat, 5/28, 11am-7pm @ Balfour-Guthrie Park, off Balfour Road in Brentwood. More information in class.

Women's Ministries

May Prayer Event: THIS Sat, 5/28, 9-10:30am in W129/130.

We will end our month of prayer with a special prayer event on Saturday May 28th, from 9am-10:30am in W129/130. Enjoy each other's company over coffee and light snacks, as we worship our Lord. Come and join us. For more information, please contact: Linda Abrojena @ 925-382-1799 or email labrojena@comcast.net.

Simply Women: Fri, 6/10, 7-9pm, W129/130. Guest Speakers Nancy McDaniel & Alison Christie.

Courage to live in a world that is not my home. No registration needed. Just show up. We can't wait to see you there! Invite a friend. Bring your Bible. Simple!

Simply Women: Fri, 6/10, 7-9pm, W129/130. Guest Speakers Nancy McDaniel & Alison Christie.

Courage to live in a world that is not my home. No registration needed. Just show up. We can't wait to see you there! Invite a friend. Bring your Bible. Simple!

Find your place to serve the Lord. Call Anna at 925-516-0653, 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 Ext. 7108 to discuss opportunities where your gifts may be of service.

Global Outreach

GO Praise & Prayer TOMORROW, Mon, 5/23 @ 7pm in GO Room (W131).
30 Days of Prayer for Muslim friends during Ramadan starts June 6th. Prayer guides available @ Info Ctr for $3.

Recovery Ministry

Want to attend a group for chemical dependency, anger, or codependency? Celebrate Recovery offers these groups in Brentwood on Fridays @ 7pm and in Antioch on Mondays @ 7pm. Drop-ins welcome. For more info, call Frank @ x7158.

Antioch Campus

VBS is coming to the AC in July. Volunteers are needed in all areas. Our first meeting is Tues, 6/14 @ 7pm. Please sign up at the Information Table.

Children entering Kindergarten - 5th grades will be SUBMERGED in the truth of God's Word and dive in to discover that Jesus didn't just see what's on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. Volunteers are needed in many areas. Call Rene at 925-777-9465, if you have any questions. Registration for children begins in June.

Join us for a potluck TODAY, Sunday, 5/22, between the services in the Fellowship Hall.

Community Outreach Center

Prayer Walk: Saturday, May 28th, from 9am to noon at the COC. All are welcome to come.
The harvest is plentiful, and we are praying for more workers. If interested, either come to the Orientation on Friday, May 27 @ 5pm, or call 778-1893.

Shepherding Ministries

Interested in Baptism? Join us Sun, 6/5 @ 7:45am in the Worship Center Board Room, or @ 6pm in W148. Learn about Baptism & why Christ commands us to be baptized. Sign up with Sunny @ x7150. Classes meet 1st Sunday.

Worship Arts

Celebration Singers End of Year Party: THIS Thursday, 5/26, @ 7pm in the MPR. Choir Members: Come celebrate a wonderful year of praise!! Spouses are also welcome to attend.

FYI

If you would like your high school senior recognized in church on Sunday, June 5th, please complete the form on the HSM page @ goldenhills.org by TODAY, Sunday, May 22nd.
June & Quarterly Calendars available TODAY @ Info Ctr.
Bible Studies for Seniors: Several senior citizen living centers want GHCC to start Bible studies. If you can pray, lead/play music, or lead a Bible study, please call Pastor Rick @ x7124 or visit the table NEXT Sunday.
GHCC Budget Report: Our 2016 general fund is running at 102.3% of budget. This represents a year-to-date surplus of $56,007. Praise the Lord for meeting our every need (Phil. 4:19), and for your faithfulness.
June-August Children's Ministry will not be having classes at the 6pm service. We will continue to offer classes during the morning services.
Measure B is a local school bond to renovate & modernize older schools & build a new elementary school in Brentwood. The bond measure will be on the June 7th ballot. For more info, go to www.brentwood.k12.ca.us.