GSCC Update - December 16, 2020
From the Pastor of Faith Formation:

If you watched worship on Sunday, you know I talked a bit about Beethoven's 9th symphony and our hymn, "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee". I wanted to share with you once again the words written by British punk rock star, Billy Bragg. As we move closer to Christmas in this very different season of our life together - as a family of faith, as a country, as a world - his words are a poignant reminder of the message of Christ: to offer love to one another and seek to build each other up.

"See now like a Phoenix rising
from the rubble of the war
hope of ages manifested
peace and freedom evermore.
Brothers, sisters stand together,
raise your voices now as one.
Though by history divided,
reconciled in unison.

Throw off now the chains of ancient
bitterness and enmity.
And in hand let's walk together
on the path of liberty.
Hark...a new dawn is breaking;
raise your voices now as one.
Though by history divided,
reconciled in unison.

What's to be then all my brothers,
sisters; what is in your hearts?
Tell me now the hopes you harbour,
what's the task, and where to start.
...Those speak ten million voices;
every word is understood.
Furnish every heart with joy
and banish all hatred for good."

In Christ's hope, love, and joy,
Pastor Jill

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The GSCC Youth Group will be having its Annual Gingerbread House Party again in 2020 on Sunday, December 20 at 6:30 pm. So that we can keep each other safe and healthy, while having our annual holiday fun, we will be hosting the Gingerbread House Party on GoToMeeting so we can build our houses together as we gather virtually. Supplies will be provided for the youth group youth interested in participating. The youth group leaders will deliver your supplies to your house on Saturday, December 19. Please sign up here by Friday, December 18:

Youth Group Gingerbread House Party sign-up

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The Welcome Table Food Ministry is operating on a serious volunteer shortage! If you are able, please consider donating some time to this very important ministry of GSCC. If you would like to volunteer your time with the Welcome Table Ministry, there are multiple opportunities to do this. Below are the links to the sign-up forms.

Food on the Move - Thursdays in December
Community Meal - December 20

 If you would like any clarification or additional information please email the Welcome Table Food Ministry.

Calendar for the week of December 16 - December 23:

Wednesday, Dec 16

9:30 am - Conversation Time via GTM

10 am - Bible Study via GTM


10 am - Worship 

4 - 5:30 pm - Drive-thru Community Meal @ GSCC

6:30 pm - Annual Youth Gingerbread House Party via GTM

Monday, Dec 21

7:30 pm - Guiding Board meeting via GTM - CANCELLED

Tuesday, Dec 22

11:30 am - 12 pm - Pantry Item pick-up at GSCC

Wednesday, Dec 23

9:30 am - Conversation Time via GTM

10 am - Bible Study via GTM

7 pm - Coffee Table Conversation via GTM
 *GTM is an acronym for GoToMeeting*

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Birthdays and Anniversaries for the week:

Jack Hockman - Dec 16
Miles Hockman - Dec 16
Samantha McCabe - Dec 16
Gabriel Nestlerode - Dec 16
Janet Sheehan - Dec 16
Scott Jowers - Dec 20

No anniversaries this week

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