Special Congregational Meeting - Pastor Selection Process
Please take note of, and plan to attend, a Special Meeting of the members on Sunday, October 30 following the service at approximately 11:45 to discuss and vote on a recommendation from the Pastoral Selection Team, the Elders and the Directors to call Dan Andrade as pastor at Guelph Bible Chapel. More details will be provided in advance of the meeting. Please speak to an elder or Pastor Chris if you have any questions about this process, or if you would like to receive a proxy form to allow someone to cast your ballot if you are unable to attend.
Here is an update from our treasurer, Ken Finlay.
Our financial position to end of September is as follows:
Budgeted revenue: $153.735
Actual revenue received: $144,200
[This is better than the shortfall at end of August ($10,108)]
We ask that all who call GBC home make a regular contribution towards the ministry of the church. Information on various ways in which to contribute financially can be found at the following link: www.GuelphBibleChapel.ca and click on Give
"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give,
not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we continue our fall series “one body, many parts”: a study of 1 Corinthians 12
Where do I fit in this church? What is God calling me to do? Does it even matter if I do anything here? These are all great questions which we have been looking at this fall. 1 Corinthians 12 gives a great summary not only of spiritual gifts but about God’s call on those who are part of the church. This Sunday I will be continuing our series and picking up where Patrick left off, looking at verses 12-26. What does it mean when Paul talks about being ‘one body’? Find out on Sunday!
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Thought for the day: Closing thoughts on fruit
The last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at the fruit of the Spirit, how to get it and what it looks like. Let’s look at the text, in full, one last time. Paul writes in Galatians 5: “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.”
We often will read (or maybe even memorize) the components of the fruit but we don’t often look at the impact of it which we see in the verses that follow. I could write probably a bunch of blogs on this but instead I’m going to encourage you to read it reflectively and talk to God about how this applies to your life. May we all seek to live in this manner and let our lights shine!
In His grip,