Special Congregational Meeting to vote on Dan Andrade
Representatives of the Pastoral Search Committee, the Board of Directors and the Board of Elders will provide an overview of the search process and the rationale for their recommendation. Following questions and discussion, the members will then be requested to vote on the following motion by secret ballot:
THAT, on the recommendation of the Pastoral Search Committee, the Board of Directors and the Board of Elders, DAN ANDRADE BE APPROVED as the selected candidate to fill the role of Pastor at Guelph Bible Chapel.
The threshold for approval of this motion shall be 75% of ballots cast in accordance with the church constitution. If you are a member and are unable to attend the meeting in person, proxy forms are available upon request so that you may appoint a person to participate and vote on your behalf.
Here is our year-to-date financial position from our treasurer.
Our financial position to October 27 is as follows:
Budgeted offerings: $166,419
Actual offerings received: $153,777
Thank you to those who have supported what God is calling us to do at GBC in the past month. As you can see, we continue to run behind. If you could help us with the deficit I’d appreciate it. If you haven’t given in a while, or not at all, and you call GBC home, I would challenge you to ask yourself ‘why not’?
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as Mike Stone from Vision Ministries speaks on spiritual gifts
We continue our fall theme of ‘One Body, Many Parts’, looking at spiritual gifts. We welcome Mike Stone, Executive Director of Vision Ministries, who will be speaking on the topic of spiritual gifts in preparation for his workshop Tuesday night.
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: As faith grows, fear goes!
Our trust in God is based on His promises and His faithfulness. The Faith Chapter, Hebrews 11, is full of stories of men and women who grew to believe that God would do exactly what He promised. Their trust in a faithful God helped them face their fears and act in faith. It helped them wait patiently and courageously endure terrible and terrifying trials.
The greatest example of this, though, is Jesus himself. Hebrews 12 reminds us: “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”. That’s powerful!
Like the faithful people from days past, we should focus beyond this fearful world onto the positive future God has in store. We can also meditate on and appreciate the comfort and peace God gives now. Even more, we can go to God and ask him for more faith. We should then act on that faith in obedience to God, since the Bible tells us “faith without works is dead”. If our focus is on God’s Word and His eternal promises more than the temporary physical circumstances, we will increase our faith and decrease our fear. Give it a try!
In His grip,