GBC Financial Update
This was sent to me by our treasurer Ken Finlay:
Our financial position to end of October is as follows:
Budgeted revenue: $173,644
Actual revenue received: $172,881
[This includes revenue from all sources. Offerings shortfall is ($9,523))
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
I hope you will pray and consider how you can help us out.
You’re invited to the Mission’s Team Sunday Night Potma Potluck
The GBC Missions Team invites us all to enjoy an evening of food, learning and prayer on Sunday, November 13. The meal begins at 5:30pm. Please let Jacob Ginter know what food you plan to bring – main course, salad or dessert. We’re excited that Mark and Gretchen Potma (serving with TEAM in the Czech Republic) agreed to provide an update on the new church planting efforts in Prague, as well as inform us about how our gifts to Ukrainian refugees in Prague have multiplied to impact lives for the Gospel. Don’t miss this opportunity to join our church family in fellowship, celebration, and encouraging our supported workers to continue their efforts on our behalf.
Jacob can be contacted at 519-803-4453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as start our Christmas series: “Preparing for the King”
Are you ready for the coming of the king? Have you ever thought of Christmas in those terms? We will be starting our Christmas series on Sunday. I will be looking at the idea of Immanuel and how this applies to Jesus kingship from the book of Isaiah.
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: God is preparing us for eternity.
On Tuesday I shared a bit about having hope. So, what have we learned about living with hope in times like this? We know that God is preparing us for eternity but also helping us each day until that point. When you really understand this truth, it’ll change everything about how you deal with difficulties. God is using everything in your life—the good, the bad, and the ugly—to prepare you for eternity.
Peter describes this so powerfully in his first letter: “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold”.
You will certainly have trials in the days and years ahead. You may even have a more difficult time ahead than Covid was; not a happy thought! But wait for it, better days are ahead. 1 Peter 1 reminds us that our trials are temporary. They will pass one day.
In the meantime, these trials will help you grow. They’ll test your faith—and strengthen it. You’ll be better because of them and that can give us the hope we need to not only carry on, but let our light shine! I hope this truth encourages you today.
In His grip,