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JOURNEY Experiences, Resources, and Classes to Help You Grow Closer to God



January 5 Threads of Joy resumes

January 10 C.A.M.E.O. at Cosmo’s Bistro

January 6 & 13 iMoms resumes

January 11 Woman’s Bible Study resumes

January 8 Bible Class starts

January 13 - 15 Winter Camps at Forest Home

January 8 ENGAGE Sunday resumes

January 18 Working Moms, AWANA & ENGAGE Mid Week resume

• A time of prayer is open to everyone on Tuesdays at 6:00am in the lobby of the Worship Center. • Elders & Deacons are available to pray with you in the Prayer Room located off the lobby of the Worship Center after all worship services. • Pick up a weekly devotional in the lobby of the Worship Center during our weekend services, in the church office on weekdays, or download it from glenkirkchurch.org

A DULT MINIS TRIES (Pastor Betsy Straeter)

WOME N ’ S MINIS TRIES (Pastor Betsy Straeter)

Threads of Joy | Resumes January 5 | Thursdays | 8:30am | Room 22 Threads of Joy invites you to meet on Thursday mornings for a time of fellowship and crafting as a labor of love, joy, and prayer. If you love to craft, sew, or knit, come join us as we make items that bring comfort to those who are facing medical challenges. For questions, please contact Kinsey.

Women’s Bible Study | Resumes January 11 | Wednesdays 9:30am & 6:30pm | Event Center For women of all ages. If you are exploring the Christian faith, or have been a believer for some time, you will enjoy our Bible study. Childcare available for children newborn through 3 years old by reservation. Visit glenkirkchurch.org to register.

Sunday Morning Bible Class | Starts January 8 | Sundays | 10:45am | Room 22 “The Manger and the Aftermath.” As we continue to look at the life of Jesus we will will pause on Sunday mornings to take a deeper look into the familiar story. Why wasn’t there a place for Jesus when they should have been a place with their relatives? What significance do the Wise Men, Herod and Simeon play? Join us for this discussion class and video teaching by Kenneth Bailey. Please contact Kinsey for any questions. Balance Class | Fellowship Hall Mondays at 4:00pm & Thursdays at 11:30am Safe & light exercises for adults 60 and over. Class is offered two times every week, led by a certified health instructor at no charge. Please contact Paty for any questions. Baptism Class | February 26 | 10:45am | Conference Room - Former Office Building Would you like to have your child baptized? Or does your elementary age child desire to be baptized? Join Betsy for an informative time concerning the procedure at Glenkirk and our understanding of baptism. Please contact Kinsey for any questions.

C.A.M.E.O. Girl’s Night Out at Cosmo’s Bistro | January 10 | Tuesday | 6:30pm C.A.M.E.O (Come and Meet Each Other) is a time for women of all ages and stages to come together to laugh, share and encourage one another. Events are scheduled once per month on various Tuesday evenings. To register, please visit glenkirkchurch.org Follow us on Instagram! @GkCAMEO iMoms | January 6 & 13 | Fridays | 9:30am For young moms and expectant mothers. Speakers present practical topics relating to family relationships, parenting, and homemaking from a Biblical perspective. Children newborn through preschool participate in iKids while moms attend iMoms. Registration for childcare is required and available on first come, first served basis. Visit glenkirkchurch.org to register. Working Moms | January 18 | Wednesday | 6:30pm Have you always wanted to go to iMoms, but can’t because of your work schedule? We have a program just for you! Children 3 years old through 5th grade are encouraged to participate in AWANA Clubs while moms attend Working Moms. Children under age 3 must be pre-registered for childcare. Visit glenkirkchurch.org to register.

Women’s Retreat | March 10 – 12, 2017 Registration is NOW OPEN! This year, the women of Glenkirk are partnering with the women of Christian Assembly for a getaway in the beautiful California mountains to build their faith and their friendships. $185 per person. We will only have 60 spots available for this amazing, life-giving retreat so gather your girlfriends and register online at glenkirkchurch.org. For questions, please contact Paty.

Early Childhood Children 2 years old through preschool will enjoy an experience led by teams of adults and youth.



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Homebuilders | Resumes February 5 | Sundays | 9:15am | Fellowship Hall For parents of children newborn through high school, to strengthen and build our families. This is a great place to meet other parents of young families in our church community. For questions, please contact Kinsey. AWANA Clubs | Resumes January 18 | Wednesdays | 6:30 - 8:00pm Bible-based youth program for children to participate in exciting games, handbook work, and large group lessons. Wednesdays, September – May. Cubbies (ages 3&4) 6:30 - 7:30pm; Sparks (grades K, 1st & 2nd) and Truth & Training (T&T) (grades 3rd, 4th & 5th) 6:30 - 8:00pm. Register at Children’s Welcome Table on Sundays or visit the Church office. $40 per clubber. For questions, please contact Kinsey. Sunday School: Full Children’s Programs | Sundays Engaging children’s programs are available at all Sunday Services (9:00am, 10:45am, 6:00pm). All children’s ministry leaders submit to a background check and complete a leader volunteer application. Nursery Our loving volunteers are ready to care for your little ones while you attend church services or Sunday morning classes. In the event that a parent is needed, the last 3 digits of your child’s check-in number will flash on the Worship Center screen, or the parent’s cell phone will be called.

Elementary Children begin church with their families in the Worship Center and are then invited to Room 9 and Room 15 for an engaging large-group time of music, skits, and multimedia, followed by a relational small-group time where children talk about life application of the lesson.

ENGAGE Sunday Program | Resumes January 8 | Sundays | 9:15 – 10:00am Students in 6th-12th grade are encouraged to worship with the congregation before heading to room 15 for small group Bible study. For questions, please contact Kinsey. ENGAGE Mid Week Gathering | Resumes January 18 | Wednesdays | 6:30 – 8:00pm Middle School & High School youth group will meet on Wednesday nights to join in fellowship with other students. You can meet us in the Event Center or join us at The Lot (west parking lot on Sellers St.). Please contact Kinsey if you have any questions. High School Winter Retreat | March 17 – 19 High School students are heading out to enjoy a weekend getaway, March 17 – 19. More details to come!

C A RE & SUPP ORT MINIS TRIES (Paty Moeller) Glenkirk Cares If you are able to help with transportation or meals for an individual with cancer or the family of an individual with cancer, please contact Paty . Glenkirk Cares seeks to help the patient, as well as their family while building relationships, sharing the gospel and providing compassionate support.

Lay Counseling Counseling is available when life gets tough or in times of crisis. Lay Counselors are trained and supervised. Premarital counseling is also available. For information, please contact Paty. GriefShare New Workshop | February 7 – May 2 | Tuesdays | 7:00pm | Room 11 This is a support group that meets weekly. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and you’ll come to see your group as an “oasis” on your journey through grief. If you have any questions, please contact Paty. Deacons Our deacons are available to help with financial assistance or meals during a time of illness/ hospitalization, please email Paty. Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays | 7:30pm | Room 22 Tuesdays | 8:00pm | Room 22 Fridays | 8:00pm | Room 22

CONNEC TIONS (Kim Burdette) Want to get involved in ministry? Stop by the Connection Center following the services and talk to our connection team.

CONTAC T S Tim Fearer, Senior Pastor [email protected] Betsy Straeter, Associate Pastor [email protected] Bonni Carr, Executive & Global Missions Director [email protected] Dusty Sanderson, Int. Dir of Student Ministries [email protected]

Al-Anon for Women Thursdays | 6:30pm | Room 14

Kim Burdette, Guest Relations Manager [email protected]

Living Stones Third Tuesday of the month | 7:00pm | Room 14 For family and friends of gay individuals. For more info, please call Living Stones at 626-963-6683.

Kinsey Fancher, Administrative Assistant [email protected]

Narcotics Anonymous Thursdays | 8:00pm | Room 22

Paty Moeller, Administrative Assistant [email protected]

Ray of Sonshine (Chronic pain, illness) Info: [email protected]

LOC A L & GLOBA L MISSIONS (Bonni Carr) Outreach Supplies Needed If you are looking for a way to help, we are currently supporting four great ministries that could use donations. We are in need of hygiene products for the homeless (a list is available at the Connection Center), books for India, school supplies for Sowing Seeds and food for the Shepherd’s Pantry. We will have carts on the patio for you to drop off donations. For any questions, please contact Paty. Books for India Glenkirk continues to collect used Christian books, Bibles and educational material for Glad Tidings India. Books can be dropped off at the Worship Center lobby on Sundays, or at the church office during the week. Please have them boxed if possible. For more information, please contact Bonni.

WE WOULD LOVE TO S E E Y O U AT O U R S U N D AY S E R V I C E S ! 9:00AM | 10:45AM | 6:00PM 1700 Palopinto Ave. Glendora, CA 91741 626.914.4833 | glenkirkchurch.org | [email protected] Facebook.com/GlenkirkChurch