Apr 23, 2017

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Children's Ministries

Children's Baptism Classes: Sundays, TODAY, April 23 & 30 @ 3:30pm in E132. Children must attend both sessions; parents should also attend. For more information, please contact the Children's Ministries Office.

VBS

June 12-16 @ BC. Volunteer sign ups continue online and in the CM Ofc. Giving Trees are in both lobbies & online to help offset costs. VBS is for Kinders-5th Grade. Nursery-preschool program for our volunteers' kids.

Middle School Student Ministries

Parent Mtg: TODAY, Sun, 4/23, 12:30-2pm, W129/130.
2017/2018 Discipleship Team Applications are available TODAY in the Student Min Office (DUE NEXT Sunday, 4/30, by 12:30pm).

High School Student Ministries

Parent Meeting: TODAY, Sunday, 4/23, 12:30-2pm in W129/130.
HS Game Night: Sat, May 13th in the MPR!

Young Adult Ministries

Kairos: Galatians series starts THIS Tues @ 7pm in the MPR. HS Seniors: welcome!
Coloma Camping Trip: June 15-18. Cost: $70. Sign up online or @ Kairos.
Quarterly Business Mtg: THIS Mon, 4/24, 7pm, Sanc.

Primetimers Ministries

PrimeTimers Class TODAY @ 9:20am, W129/130. Studying the Book of Mark.

Study is being led by Mark Middleton.

Future events:

Call x7124 or visit goldenhills.org/connect/senior-adults

4/29: Oakland Aviation Museum.
5/27: Memorial Day Picnic.
6/24: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Adult Education And Enrichment

Sundays @ 10:55am:
Understanding Jehovah's Witnesses, Board Rm.

Most Jehovah Witnesses have received extensive training to answer the objections of Christians and get you to consider their beliefs. It is possible to win them to Christ--just ask Don Nelson who used to be a JW and now attends Golden Hills. However, if you want to bring a JW to faith in Jesus Christ it will take some training so you know how to exalt Jesus as the eternal Son of God, not as a lesser being as the JW's teach.

Understanding Scientific Skeptics, W241.

Who is a "Scientific Skeptic"? Someone who believes in science, but is not sure whether there is a God or not. Their "religion" is science, and they see faith as non-scientific, and therefore, suspect. They might believe that "science has proved that we don't need a God because all things started at the big bang and have evolved from there." This 9-week class will teach you how to dialogue with someone who holds these types of beliefs in a caring and thoughtful way.

Tactics, W246.

"The Gospel of Jesus Christ is offensive enough, we don't need to be offensive ourselves." It's sometimes difficult to engage people of other worldviews without becoming aggressive; and when this happens we often lose our witness. In this 7-week class, we will learn communication skills that equip us to be more gracious and diplomatic, yet be even more clear and persuasive. Whether you are a trained theologian, or a soccer mom who only knows the basics of the faith, Tactics will equip you to engage the world with confidence and grace.

Tues: Understanding Mormons, 7pm, W246.

Ever had two Mormon elders knock on your door and wonder what to say? Do you invite them in or send them away? Could you intelligently talk with them if you invited them in? Billy Parker is a former Mormon who has become a Christian and now attends Golden Hills. In this 9-week class, he will teach you what the Mormons believe, and how their beliefs don't stand up to scrutiny. Learn how he came out of Mormonism and how you can lead your Mormon friends and neighbors to question their own beliefs, and begin understanding true Christianity. Led by Billy Parker.

Sat, 4/29, 9-3:30: Understanding Muslims.

"The Muslim, my neighbor, with whom I want to share the Greatest Gift that God has given to humanity, His Son Jesus Christ. As a Christian coming from a Muslim background, living within Muslim Communities, I would, along with my wife, like to share my experiences, my years in ministry amongst Muslims, sharing with them the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."

This 1-day training seminar is a dynamic interactive study that equips believers to share their Christian beliefs with their Muslim neighbors with compassion and understanding. Participants will learn to bridge the gospel, understand the New Testament's credibility, explain Jesus' sacrifice, and more. Using real-life stories, interviews, and practical teaching, this class will clear up the confusion surrounding Islam and help participants see Muslims as Jesus sees them. (This class will use the popular "Bridges" material developed by the Crescent Project). Drinks provided. Bring your own lunch. Book is included in class fee. Cost: $15.00.
 

Core Men's Ministry

CORE--Men's Breakfast: Sat, 5/13 @ 7:30am in the GHCC Brentwood MPR. Craig Pineda will be sharing on our theme "Vision of a Godly Man." Men, do you have a "Vision for things that matter?" Bring a friend for this encouraging time.

Women's Ministries

Ladies Christmas Extravaganza Planning Meeting: Mon, 5/1 @ 7pm in W248. The power of witness. Connect with the vision of our Christmas outreach event and find out how to use your gifts. All ladies are welcome.

Come find out what we have in store for our 2017 Ladies Christmas Extravaganza.

Global Outreach

No GO Praise & Prayer this week.
RFK Tickets on sale out front TODAY for the Tea on 4/29.
1-Day Bridges Class: THIS Sat, 4/29, from 9am-3:30pm in the GO Room. Learn to share Christ with Muslim friends. Register online.

Recovery Ministry

Come celebrate God's healing power in our lives through the 12 Steps. Celebrate Recovery meets on Fridays @ 7pm in Brentwood and on Mondays @ 7pm in Antioch.
GriefShare will begin again on Tues, 5/16. Call x7163 for more info.

Antioch Campus

AC VBS Volunteer Meeting & potluck THIS Tues, 4/25 @ 6:30pm.
The BEACH resumes THIS Wed, 4/26 @ 6:30pm.
Would you like to be baptized? Come to the Baptism Class on Sun, 5/7. Register at the info table TODAY.

Community Outreach Center

Would you help us reach our community for Christ? Informational Tour and Dinner are THIS Friday April 28th, from 5pm-7pm to explore serving at the COC. Many opportunities abound. Questions? Call 925-778-1893.

Shepherding Ministries

Our next Baptism Classes will be Thurs, 5/4 @ 7pm in W131 and Sun, 5/7 @ 9:20 & 10:55am in W244. Learn about Baptism and why Christ commands us to be baptized as a necessary step to discipleship. Please RSVP to x7150.

Counseling

Aphesis: a course that challenges participants toward a deeper relationship with God, self & others, meets on Tues, 8/1-11/28, from 6:15-9:15pm. Cost: $150. Call Denise @ x7161 or Matt @ x7131 for more info. Deadline is 5/24.

Worship Arts

NO Celebration Singers Rehearsal THIS Thursday, 4/27.
Kids choirs are rehearsing THIS Saturday, 4/29.

Connecting Ministries

Join us for a Ministry tour on Sundays to see all the opportunities available to serve. Meet at the Connecting Point in the lobby @ 9am to begin your tour.

FYI

Quarterly Business Meeting: THIS Mon, 4/24 @ 7pm. Welcome new members, hear updates on our ministries & finances, learn about upcoming plans, and more. Childcare available if you call x7120 by noon on 4/24.
Learn about Islam and how to connect and share with Muslim friends at our one-day Bridges Class: THIS Sat, 4/29, 9am-3:30pm. Cost is $15. Sign up at goldenhills.org, or call the church at x7102.
National Day of Prayer: Thursday, 5/4. Join us from noon-1pm in W129/130. With humility we will seek God's face together & ask for His forgiveness, guidance, favor, and revival in our nation during these critical days.
Options for Women Annual Walk for Life Fundraiser: Sat, 5/20 @ NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek. Pledge forms out front TODAY or visit www.friends-ofw.com. With your help we can give a voice to the voiceless.
You can help send a foster child to summer camp! Royal Family Kids' Camp Fundraiser Tea Party is THIS Saturday. Tickets are on sale TODAY at a table out front.
GHCC Budget Report: Our 2017 general fund is running at 93% of budget. This represents a year-to-date shortfall of $139,849. Praise the Lord for meeting our every need (Phil. 4:19), and for your faithfulness.