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OCTOBER 2016

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

C A LE NDA R October 3 Lay Counseling Training October 7 & 21 iMoms October 9 Luncheon for Adults (60+) October 11 C.A.M.E.O. Bible Journaling October 16 Vespers October 16 New Members Class starts

PRAYER & DEVOTIONALS October 19 Working Moms October 26 Halloween Festival October 30 Mission Sunday November 5 GriefShare – Surviving the Holidays seminar

A LL CHURCH New Members Class Sundays | October 16 – November 13 | 4:00 – 6:00pm | Room 9 If you’re interested in becoming a member at Glenkirk, sign up for our class at the Connection Center or email Kim at [email protected] Childcare is available upon reservation.

Vespers October 16 | Sunday | 4:00pm | Worship Center Join us for our Vespers service! This service is a gathering place for the great traditions of the faith, including liturgical worship, the majestic organ, and the great hymns of the faith. Communion will be served.

Mission Sunday October 30 | Sunday Join us on the patio as we launch our fall mission projects and meet some of our mission partners (Homeless Ministry sign-ups, Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree). Juli McGowen-Boit with Living Room International will be sharing about her ministry and how Christ’s love is being shown through the hospice care facility in Kenya at the services. Special interest groups will be held at 10:45am. Please bring an unwrapped children’s gift to support the various Christmas Toy Stores in our area.

• 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) Luncheon for Adults (60+) | October 9 | Sunday | 12:00pm | Fellowship Hall Adults 60 and over are invited to attend and enjoy lunch and wonderful fellowship. Bring your friends! $8 per person. Email Paty at [email protected] or call 626-914-4833 ext. 126 to RSVP by October 5th. 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.

WOME N ’ S MINIS TRIES (Pastor Betsy Straeter) Women’s Christmas Celebration SAVE THE DATE | December 3 | Saturday | Sheraton Fairplex, Pomona Perfect way to start the holiday season! Join us for an amazing morning of great food, fellowship, and music. Registration opens November 1st. For info, please contact Paty at [email protected] glenkirkchurch.org Women’s Bible Study | Wednesdays | 9:30am & 6:30pm | Event Center For women of all ages and stages of life. If you are exploring the Christian faith, or have been a believer for some time, you will enjoy our study this fall on Colossians. Childcare available for children newborn through 3 years old by reservation. Visit glenkirkchurch.org to register.

C.A.M.E.O. Bible Journaling October 11 | 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 for Bible Journaling, please visit glenkirkchurch.org iMoms | October 7 & 21 | 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 | October 19 | 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 SAVE THE DATE | March 10 – 12, 2017 Next 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.

CHILDREN & FAMILY MINISTRIES Halloween Festival | October 26 | Wednesday | 6:00 – 8:00pm You and your family are invited to spend an evening playing carnival games, trick-or-treating, hanging out with friends & family, and playing on bouncers. All kids activities are FREE! We need lots of donations of bags of candy. If you could donate, please bring them to the Worship Center lobby. Homebuilders 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.

AWANA Clubs | 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. Cost is $40 per clubber for Fall 2016. 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. Early Childhood Children 2 years old through preschool will enjoy an experience led by teams of adults and youth. 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.

STUDENT MINISTRIES (Dusty Sanderson) Student Ministry Mid Week Gathering 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.). Student Ministries Sunday Gathering 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.

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

C A RE & SUPP ORT MINIS TRIES 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 at [email protected] 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 call Paty in the church office at 626-914-4833 ext. 126. Lay Counseling Training | October 3 If you would like to serve as a lay counselor, please come to our training session. For questions, or to request an application, please contact Paty at [email protected] GriefShare | 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. For information, please contact Paty at [email protected] GriefShare – Surviving the Holidays Seminar November 5 | Saturday | 9:00 – 11:00am | Room 11 Thanksgiving and Christmas can be very painful when you are grieving a loved one’s death. We want to help you survive and even enjoy the next holiday season. This seminar features video instruction and group discussion. You will be encouraged. $7 includes book and continental breakfast. Please RSVP by November 1st with Paty Moeller ([email protected]) or Jackie Anderson ([email protected]) Deacons Our deacons are available to help with financial assistance or meals during a time of illness/ hospitalization, please email Paty at [email protected] glenkirkchurch.org

Alcoholics Anonymous Mondays | 7:30pm | Room 22 Tuesdays | 8:00pm | Room 22 Fridays | 8:00pm | Room 22 Al-Anon for Women Thursdays | 6:30pm | Room 14 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. Narcotics Anonymous Thursdays | 8:00pm | Room 22 Ray of Sonshine (Chronic pain, illness) Info: [email protected]

LOC A L MISSIONS 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 at [email protected]

GLOBA L MISSIONS 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 at [email protected]

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