Office Manager Hours- This week the Office Manager hours are Monday- Tuesday & Thursday -Friday, 8:30 am -12:00 pm.
Announcement/Weekly Update Listing– If you have something to add to the weekly updates or the announcements, please get your information to the Church office by Thursday. You can send your info to email@example.com.
CD’s- Mark Lindahl & Ed Lindwall’s CDs are available on a table downstairs and you are welcome to take one. A donation of any amount would be appreciated to support our mission trip to Ecuador next summer. Thank you!
Sunday School- Classes for all ages has begun, below is a list of classes offered and where they are located. Come dive into your Bible with other believers at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings.
“Rest of the Story: The Gospel of Matthew” Led by Sylvia Lindwall in the Fellowship Hall
“Jesus’ Parables” Led by Pastor Mike Poindexter in the Conference Room
0-3: Nursery, Room 210, Led by Courtney Strom
4-Kindergarten: Room 209, Led by Brooke Rummelhoff and Lisa Cousineau
Grades 1-3: Room 205, Led by Tristen Caswell and Jill Walsh
Grades 4-5: Room 204/202, Led by Linnea Johnson
Grades 6-8: Room 211, Led by Shelly Poindexter
Grades 9-12: Room 201, Led by Mike Rummelhoff and Paul Cousineau
GriefShare Support Group- This is a weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and want to help you through the difficult days ahead. Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or a friend. This support group will be meeting on Sundays from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm until December 17.
Confirmation-The homework that is due this week is The Journey session 2. Come to class having read session 2 and having completed the questions on page 12, and the shaded boxes on pages 14 and 15. With a parent, complete pages 17-18. Test over Building Block #2 is due with parent signature required.
Gathering in Grace- Gathering and Grace is Wednesday evening at 5:00pm. Cooks/ servers are needed for these Wednesday evening meals. Please contact the church office if you would like to provide a meal. Nursery is provided during the study time.
Three Threads- Meeting September 23 and 30 at 11:00 am.
Taco Bar Fundraiser- There will be a Taco Bar Fundraiser following the Worship service on September 24 to raise money for the Ecuador 2024 Mission trip. Delicious tacos! Support the mission trip! What more is there to Taco ‘bout?!
Women’s Fall Retreat–Come for a weekend of fun, fellowship and worship! This year’s special speaker is Pastor Lisa Orris on Sept. 29- October 1. You can register online at www.cpbc.com or you can register through the church office.
Ecuador 2024 Meeting- There will be an informational meeting for those who have signed up and those contemplating going on the Ecuador trip after worship on October 1st in the Conference Room.
Junior High (6/7/8) Retreat–Come for a weekend of fun and adventure on Oct. 6- Oct. 8, you can register online at www.cpbc.com
Mission Bible Training Center Graduation Banquet- GCC is hosting the Annual Graduation Banquet for MBTC on October 7 at 5:30 pm. A $14.00 donation will be accepted. Please join as we celebrate those new lives in Jesus Christ! Dinner, Praise & Worship, a message from the executive director and certificate presentation.
Homecoming Service– If you know someone who hasn’t been to church in a while, invite them out for our back to church fall Homecoming service on October 8.
Men's & Boy's Football Feed- Come join the guys as they have Food, Fellowship and FOOTBALL hosted at Covenant Point Bible Camp on October 9 at 6:00 pm. Cheer on the Packers vs Raiders! The evening will begin with dinner and dessert followed by a devotional and then the game on the BIG screen. For more information please contact Ed Lindwall at (906) 265-5625.
Food Truck– The next Feeding America food distribution will on Oct. 12 at 1:00pm. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Pastor Mike.
New Member Installation Service & Reception- Please join us on Sunday, October 15 as we pray over the new members of GCC and welcome them in with a cake to celebrate.
Operation Christmas Child ShoeBox- This seasonal program will be kicking off on Sunday, October 15.
Soup/Crockpot Lunch Fundraiser- Bring a soup or a favorite crockpot dish for a lunch fundraiser to help support this summer’s mission trip Ecuador 2024. If you would like more information please contact Karla Menucci at 906-458-5546.
Fall Family Hike- Bring the whole family and come take a hike in the beautiful fall colors, on Sunday, October 22 following worship. Lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Christy Makuck at (906)367-1544.
Dementia CareGiving Series via ZOOM- Do you know or care for a person with Dementia? Whether you are a seasoned dementia caregiver, family, or friend, or if you would just like to know more about dementia, this 3-part series provides a better understanding of dementia and the impact it has on the person with the disease. A new three-part series, Dementia Caregiving Series, is now available, and registration is currently underway! You will learn about:
• Dementia and its impact
• Effective communication
• Stages of dementia
• Meaningful daily activities
• Dementia-related behaviors
• Creating a positive environment
• Benefits of self-care
• Building a network of support
This series will be Thursdays, November 30 – December 14, 2023 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST). You can register online at www.upcap.org(click on EVENTS) or call 2-1-1 for assistance. There is NO charge to attend. PArticipants must have a device with internet and email address.
Trunk or Treat- GCC traditionally hosts this large community event that is always a big hit. Last year there were 1500 people that came through the parking lot, 600 of them were children. We hand out a Christian item or track that carries the gospel message, coffee, hot cocoa, popcorn and of course candy. We have two fire pits set up, and doors open for restroom use. This is a big undertaking that needs lots of volunteers. This year it will be hosted on Tuesday, October 31, 4:30-6:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer please contact Sue Omdahl(906)284-1864.
Thanksgiving Service- November 19 at 6:00 pm, followed by a pie social.
Ecuador Trip Sign-Up-Those who are interested in donating for or going on the mission trip to Ecuador next summer, 2024, should indicate so on the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall or the south foyer or by emailing Pastor Mike.
Delivering Meals-Please contact Kathy Campain if you can help bring meals to homebound members and friends of GCC.
Transportation-There are several members of our church that need rides getting to the store, doctor appointment, or other places. If you would like to help out in this area, please contact Kathy Campian or the church office to be added to the list of available drivers.