Next Oasis@Midweek tomorrow!
Our popular children's ministry event Oasis@Midweek happens tomorrow night. Kids JK to grade 6 join us from 6:30pm to 8pm for an Oasis Camp themed evening of music, games, life lesson and this time our popular drama. O@M is not just for those who went to camp but for all who would like to remember how MONUMENTAL God is and celebrate his awesomeness.
Fall work party coming up
Our fall work party (and trust me, it will be!) is coming on Saturday November 5 from 9am to noon. This is an opportunity for us to help our Property Team with some of the things that need to be done to get ready for winter. There will be a variety of tasks to do. Please come for all or part and pitch in the help out.
Spiritual Gifts seminar coming
What’s My Spiritual Gift? This question and others like it, find voice in GBC’s “Spiritual Gifts Seminar.” The apostle Paul makes it clear that each believer has spiritual gifts, and that each gift has a place and a purpose in the church of Jesus Christ.
Mike Stone of Vision Ministries Canada joins us on Tuesday, November 1 to walk through just what the Bible teaches on Spiritual Gifts. At the seminar you’ll have opportunity to explore your own gifts, understand how your gifts interact with the gifts of others, and clarify the purpose of these gifts.
Date: Tuesday, November 01
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm (pizza and pop – come right from work!)
7:00pm – 9:30pm (seminar and discussion)
Cost: FREE of Charge!
Signup: A Sign Up sheet will be available in the GBC foyer. You can also sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Jacob Ginter (1-519-803-4453). October 30 is the final date for register.
Thought for the day: Go to God with your fears
The Bible instructs us many times to “fear not.” God doesn’t want us to be debilitated by fear. For those who have the proper awe and respect for God and who strive to obey His commands, God makes some wonderful promises. We read in Isaiah 41: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand”.
Jesus said this: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”.
As we grow in the faith to believe these promises, we can increase our ability to turn our worries over to God. Consider this biblical principle in your battle with fear: We can ask God for His strength and peace. David, a man after God’s own heart, faced many frightening situations. After escaping one terrifying incident in the midst of Philistine territory, he wrote in the Psalms, “I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears”. Paul gave us this advice and reassurance: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ”.
Do you find yourself fearful? Go to God with your fears by applying these principles and I bet you you’ll find things get a lot better.
In His grip,