For Your Information 03-15-2020

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.  The menu this week is Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert.                              
  • MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:  We will collect food for the food pantry at Cooperative Christian Ministry during March.  All kinds of non-perishable foods are needed.  There is a particular need for protein sources such as tuna, peanut butter, stews, etc.  Both family size and individual size containers are needed.  Place your items in the grocery cart in the hallway.
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Catawba Valley Baptist Women’s Association is having their annual meeting on March 19th at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Newton.  The guest speaker will be our own Madison Mace.
  • OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD:  We are invited to join other churches and community groups in a community celebration today from 2:30 until 4:00 p.m.  The event will be held at Day 3 Church in Granite Falls.  Lunch will be served.  Contact Linda Robinette if you are interested in attending.
  • YOUTH FUNDRAISER:  The youth are raising money for camp this year.  Please be sure to pick up an envelope and show our support for our youth.
  • FLOWER CALENDAR:  Please don’t forget to sign up on the flower calendar located in the Education Building.  You can place flowers in memory or honor of someone or just to glorify our Lord and Savior.  We have missed seeing the beautiful flowers in front of the church.

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For Your Information Week of 03-01-2020

A BENEVOLENCE OFFERING will be received at the exits today for those in need in our community.  Please help if you can.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is ?????                                   

SAVE THE DATE:  MGBC will be hosting a Life Line Screening event on Monday, March 2nd in the FLB.  Please take a pink flyer which outlines the screenings offered.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS:  Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8th.  Please remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. 

PART TIME EMPLOYMENT:  The Census Bureau left some information if anyone is interested in part time employment being a Census taker.  The pay is $19.00 per hour.  The contact information is on the bulletin board across from the church office.                                      

MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:  We will collect food for the food pantry at Cooperative Christian Ministry during March.  All kinds of non-perishable foods are needed.  There is a particular need for protein sources such as tuna, peanut butter, stews, etc.  Both family size and individual size containers are needed.  Place your items in the grocery cart in the hallway.

FLOWERS:  When Kelly placed her beautiful flower arrangement in the Sanctuary, some of us realized how much we’ve missed seeing the beautiful floral decorations at the front of the church.  In years past, we encouraged our church members to put their names on a calendar for Sundays that they would like to place flowers.  Some did this in honor or memory of someone or just because they wanted to glorify their Savior on a particular Sunday.  We have a calendar on the bulletin board just inside the Educational Building (right hand side) labeled FLOWERS for your use.

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For Your Information Week of 02-23-2020

REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Chicken Pie, Green Beans, Rice, Gravy, Bread and Dessert.                                    

STAFF MEETING:  There will be a staff meeting today immediately following the worship service.

DEACONS MEETING:  There will be a Deacons meeting today at 6 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY:  There will be a brief but meaningful Ash Wednesday Service on February 26th at 6 p.m. for everyone in the church.

REMEMBER THE DATE:  We look forward to Sunday, March 1st where our youth will be participating in the Worship Service and our Youth Pastor, Ryan Tovias will be preaching.

SAVE THE DATE:  MGBC will be hosting a Life Line Screening event on Monday, March 2nd in the FLB.  Please take a pink flyer which outlines the screenings offered.

THANK YOU:  I would like to thank all of you for your generous donations and prayers for my medical mission trip to Honduras.  It was truly a life changing experience and would not have been possible without your help and prayers.  Thank you all! 

                                        Madison M.

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For Your Information Week of 02-16-2020

  1. BAPTIST WOMEN:  Baptist Women are collecting new, twin sheet sets for Shelter of Hope through February 16th.  We will have a collection basket and will pray over our donations.                                                                                                                                         
  2. WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Meatball Subs, Salad and Dessert.                                        
  3.  VBS MEETING:  There will be a VBS meeting immediately following the worship service today.  We will be discussing proposed changes to the way we do VBS and have an open discussion and then a vote.  Please plan to attend the meeting and hear some exciting ideas!
  4. STAFF MEETING:  There will be a staff meeting on February 23rd immediately following the worship service.
  5. DEACONS MEETING:  There will be a Deacons meeting on February 23rd at 6 p.m.
  6. ASH WEDNESDAY:  There will be a brief but meaningful Ash Wednesday Service on February 26th at 6 p.m. for everyone in the church.
  7. SAVE THE DATE:  MGBC will be hosting a Life Line Screening event on Monday, March 2nd in the FLB.  Please take a pink flyer which outlines the screenings offered.
  8. THANK YOU:  Thank you for all your prayers, love and support during my illness.  God bless this church and all of you.  Thank you again so much!  Wanda
  9. NOTE:  I will truly be celebrating our first anniversary tomorrow morning giving thanks to God for each and every one of you.  I am both proud and grateful to be pastor of MGBC!

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For Your Information Week of 02-09-2020

  • CHURCH DIRECTORIES:  Our new church directory has arrived!  They are located on the shelf in the Education Building.  Please stop by and pick yours up.  Please note only 1 per family to make sure that everyone gets a copy.
  • BAPTIST WOMEN:  Baptist Women are collecting new, twin sheet sets for Shelter of Hope through February 16th.  We will begin receiving the donations at the Parade of Tables on February 8th.  We will have a collection basket and will pray over our donations.                                                                                                                                         
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is to be determined.                                            
  • VBS MEETING:  There will be a VBS meeting immediately following the worship service on 2-16.  We will be discussing proposed changes to the way we do VBS and have an open discussion and then a vote.  Please plan to attend the meeting and hear some exciting ideas!

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For Your Information Week of 02-02-2020

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.
  • CHURCH DIRECTORIES:  Our new church directory has arrived!  They are located on the shelf in the Education Building.  Please stop by and pick yours up.  Please note only 1 per family to make sure that everyone gets a copy.
  • BAPTIST WOMEN:  Baptist Women are collecting new, twin sheet sets for Shelter of Hope through February 16th.  We will begin receiving the donations at the Parade of Tables on February 8th.  We will have a collection basket and will pray over our donations.
  • WOMEN’S CONFERENCE:  Please remember the Women’s Winter Conference with Betsy Bolick is on February 8th.  It begins at 10:00 a.m. with Parade of Tables and lunch will be provided.
  • YOUTH LOCK-IN:  The youth will have a lock-in on Friday, February 7th.  They will meet at Akito at 6:30 and be at the church around 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                         
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is to be determined.                                            
  • MGBC KIDS IN ACTION:  Kids in Action have a warm & Fuzzy Tree located in the hallway behind the sanctuary.  They are collecting hats, gloves, scarves and coats for area school children.  These items can be gently used or new.  You may hang your donations on the tree or place items in the collection box next to the tree or the box in the education building.  We are collecting through today.  Items will be delivered the following week.  Any questions, please see Judy Hilton.
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  • VBS MEETING:  There will be a VBS meeting immediately following the worship service on 2-16.  We will be discussing proposed changes to the way we do VBS and have an open discussion and then a vote.  Meg will make a brief announcement regarding the meeting on 2-9.  Please plan to attend the meeting and hear some exciting ideas!

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For Your Information Week of 1/26/2020

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Barbeque Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Roll & Dessert.                                            
  • CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS AND ENVELOPES:   Contribution statements and offering envelopes are located on the shelf across from the office.
  • MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:  Madison Mace, daughter of Jim & Leslie Clay, will be going to Honduras on a medical mission trip from Feb.8th until Feb. 15th.  She and other students in the Allied Health program at CVCC will be providing both medical and dental services to residents of Tela, Honduras.  As a church, we have the opportunity to support Madison by contributing financially to the expenses of this trip which costs $1800 per person.  Please prayerfully consider making a donation to help cover the cost of Madison’s trip.  A love offering will be taken up today for Madison.  
  •  STAFF MEETING:  There will be a staff meeting today immediately following the worship service.
  • DEACONS MEETING:  There will be a deacons meeting this evening at 6 p.m.
  • CEMETERY COMMITTEE:  We will have a discussion led by our cemetery committee followed by a brief business meeting in which we will vote on a change in church policy with respect to the usage and cost of our cemetery.  This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m.  Your participation and insights are needed and appreciated.
  • MGBC KIDS IN ACTION:  Kids in Action have a warm & Fuzzy Tree located in the hallway behind the sanctuary.  They are collecting hats, gloves, scarves and coats for area school children.  These items can be gently used or new.  You may hang your donations on the tree or place items in the collection box next to the tree or the box in the education building.  We are collecting through Sunday, February 2nd Items will be delivered the following week.  Any questions, please see Judy Hilton

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For Your Information Week of 1/19/2020

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Chicken & Dumplings, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll and Dessert.                                             
  • CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS AND ENVELOPES:   Contribution statements and offering envelopes are located on the shelf across from the office.
  • MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:  Madison Mace, daughter of Jim & Leslie Clay, will be going to Honduras on a medical mission trip from Feb.8th until Feb. 15th.  She and other students in the Allied Health program at CVCC will be providing both medical and dental services to residents of Tela, Honduras.  As a church, we have the opportunity to support Madison by contributing financially to the expenses of this trip which costs $1800 per person.  Please prayerfully consider making a donation to help cover the cost of Madison’s trip.  A love offering will be taken up today.  You can put your donation in a special offering envelope marked for Helping Hands for Honduras.  Madison will talk briefly about her trip during our Focus on Missions service this morning.
  •  YOUTH CONFERENCE:  Our youth will be attending Crossroads Winter Conference in Gatlinburg TN on January 17th – January 20th.  Please be in prayer for all those who will be attending this conference.
  •  STAFF MEETING:  There will be a staff meeting on January 26th immediately following the worship service.
  • DEACONS MEETING:  There will be a deacons meeting on January 26th at 6 p.m.
  • CEMETERY COMMITTEE:  We will have a discussion led by our cemetery committee followed by a brief business meeting in which we will vote on a change in church policy with respect to the usage and cost of our cemetery.  This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m.  Your participation and insights are needed and appreciated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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