2024 June 2

A Place to Grow Up, the Church

Theme: You Were Formed for God’s Family

Ephesians 4:11-16 (NLT)

11 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

English Ministry News

Softball Games:
Today 6pm, Wigmore Park: Cup v. Ransomed
June 6, 6pm, Parkway Forest Park, Shepard v. Eleos

Softball Training: Wednesday, June 5th, 6:30pm-8:30pm, W27
Topic: Stewardship of Resources, Speaker: Simeon

Student Zone Alpha: for those in the University and College age Group, UNICOL is running alpha
Friday, June 14, 7:30-9:30PM

Adult Zone Ministry: Cell Interest Survey gcgcny.link/adultcells

Volleyball Ministry – Contact: Terence Ma (terencecyma@gmail.com)
1. Casual Level – Wednesday 7:30-10:00pm
2. Semi-Competitive Level – Saturday Mornings
Weekly Signup Required – Regular GCGCNY attendees get priority Wednesdays if signed up
Join Discord Server – https://tinyurl.com/gcgcnyvball

The Bar Ministry: Happy Second Anniversary, serving singles in Christ. Contact Roland or Haidan. www.thebarministry.wordpress.com

Professional Christian Counseling—up to 8 free sessions to GCGCNY attendees. Contact Rev. Ted.

Rahab Ministry—a faith-based ministry, empowering women and children in the sex trade to be liberated and restored. For more info, contact 647-992-8029 or visit www:rahabministry.ca

EM Women’s Cell (Elizabeth and Mary): to new mothers & women of expecting motherhood. Monthly Sat AM (9:30-10:30am), monthly Tues PM prayer (8-9)pm.

Bible In a Year Group:
– Pastor Michelle: Hard copy

Church News

Cantonese Baptism: June 2 – Candice Wong, Ray Chung, Simon Kung, Anthony Lam, Lydia Ng, Jobee Poon
Membership Transfer: Benny Ho

Grace Community Food Share: 1 Position Available, hybrid work, 9 weeks, 31 hrs per week,
$16.55/hr, 15-30 year old (for permanent resident/citizen/refugee)
Deadline: June 10, Inquiry: gcgcny.link/foodshare

Church Picnic: Saturday June 22 Petticoat Creek Conservation Park, Lakeview Site,
Bring your own Lunch or Pizza $5, Contact Howard

Plan to Protect Training: for church staff/volunteers serving children, youths, elderly, and other vulnerable people
register with Pastor Eva or Ministry Leader, gcgcny.link/plantoprotect
English – Friday June 7, 7:30PM, W28
Mandarin – Sunday July 7, 1:30PM, Sanctuary B
Upcoming – August session on serving the youths

GCS Summer Day Camp Registration for Children born 2019 (JK) to 2012 (G6)
July 2 – August 23 – Fee $170/week
Fun with Characters, Worship, Music, Arts, Gym & Field trips
For details please go to https://gcsny.ca/summer-camps/

Hiring Summer Camp Counselors who are in University (18+) for July to August
Please send resume to: summercamp@gcsny.ca

Community Buddies Grace Community Service
A friendly space for people on the autistic spectrum or with other special needs
We Offer: one-on-one mentorship, social group, psycho-education, information and resource, recreation, virtual and in-person support for participants and caregivers, all services are free
Interested in participating or volunteering? gcgcny.link/buddies

Rev. Ted Tham will be on sabbatical leave from April to June. for needs please contact Rev. Fanco Chan

Serving Opportunities

We are Looking For:
Sunday School Teachers and Assistants (contact Pastor Santos: santos.chan@gcgcny.org)
Softball Ministry Leadership (contact Samuel Chan)
Service Ushers—must be able to attend service in-person (contact Roland: c.rolandchan@gmail.com)
Genesis (Youth Ministry) Adult Leader (contact Santos Chan)
“Rooted” (Post-secondary Discipleship Groups) Leaders (contact Elim or Miga)
• Community Buddies Grace Community Services (gcgcny.link/buddies)

Last Week’s Attendance:

– Joint Worship 341
– Children 45
– Tendercare 20
– Prayer Meetings: 59

Last Week’s Offering:

– General 11,353.29 (YTD 321,997.99)
– Building 30 (YTD 4,597)
– Special Fund Mission 1,987.9 (YTD 9,804.23)
– Foodbank 140 (YTD 7,149.50)