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November 27, 2016
Equipping Ministry Sunday: “DGENXT! Discipling the Next Generation”
We continue our ministry fair month with the “Equipping Ministry” of GCF North. This includes the Adult and Kids Christian education, growth group ministry and the youth ministry. Sharing God’s Word today is Ptr. Jem Quesada, our youth pastor, speaking about discipling the next generation. Ptr. Kent Santosidad will also be sharing his testimony and giving the challenge for us to respond and be involved in our equipping ministry. May we as a church continue to seek and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and follow His commands wherever He may lead us. God bless!
Here are the results of our recently concluded election for our elders and deacons.
Elder Ronald Cruz got 155 votes and will serve a 3 years term until 2019. Elder Jojo de Leon got 147 votes and will serve a 2 years term until 2018. Elder Bon Comandante got 143 votes while Elder Mike Pajarillaga got 142 votes. Both Elders Bon and Mike will serve a 1 year term until 2017.
For the Deacons; Deacon Pilar Macadangdang got 96 votes and will serve a 3 years term until 2019. Deacon Leester Reotutar got 95 votes and will serve a 2 years term until 2018. Deacon Jay de Jesus got 76 votes and will serve a 1 year term until 2017. Congratulations to all our newly elected elders and deacons. To God be the glory!
Church Leader’s Orientation
We are again reminding all incumbent and newly elected church leaders that we will be having our Church leader’s orientation this Friday, December 2, 6 pm at the Penthouse Multi-purpose hall. This is for the newly elected and incumbent leaders.
2017 Budget Approval
Next Sunday, December 4, the 2017 proposed budget will be presented for approval to the congregation. To help us prepare for this, the 2017 proposed budget is available for perusal at the church office starting today. For members who are interested in the details before the budget is presented for approval on December 4, you may visit our office and see the details with Sis. Ayeeh de Jesus.
16th Anniversary and Church Christmas Party Announcements
We are reminding everyone that we are celebrating our 16th church anniversary this coming December 11. Please take note that there will only be one worship service on that Sunday- from 9:30-11:30 am. Our Guest Speaker is the Rev. Nixon Echavez, Senior Pastor of Fairview Christian Fellowship.
Our Church Christmas Party will be held in the afternoon of the same day at 2:30pm in the afternoon. The theme for this year is NaTVty. We will be seeing various presentations who will be depicting the nativity story. Growth Groups are to contribute at least Php 1,000 for the food. Individual contributions are also welcome. Please give your contributions at the office and look for Sis. Ayeeh de Jesus. Thank you and see you there!
- Jeffrey Atanacio
November 20, 2016
Just Do It (Right)!
When it comes to doing worship, evangelism and discipleship we partner and fellowship with those who believe in the essential things- the Triune God, salvation by faith in Christ alone and the authority of Scriptures. People who have not experienced the second birth are non-Christians who need to hear the gospel. Can Christians and non-Christians worship together? Is it alright for a believer to marry an unbeliever? Can they do the work of the Lord together? What is the right thing to do? Listen to the message and hopefully these questions will be addressed.
Edifying Sunday Today!
We focus on the Edifying Ministry today. This is the ministry that helps believers feel cared for in a church through its fellowship groups and the care ministry. The fellowship groups include the Singles Life, the Men on Fire, the GLOW (Growing Ladies Obedient to the Word) Fellowship, and the CHERISH Couples Fellowship for married couples. These fellowship groups have growth groups and activities that will help you connect with other believers with the same interests and phase in life. The Care Ministry includes the Visitation Teams and the SHALOM Counselors. It also includes the CSI (Consolers of Sorrowful Individuals) Team, our people who go to funerals to comfort the grieving. Join a fellowship group or sign up for the Care Ministry today!
16th Anniversary Notices
Please take note of the following on December 11:
- There will only be one worship service on that Sunday- from 9:30-11:30 am. Our Guest Speaker is the Rev. Nixon Echavez, Senior Pastor of Fairview Christian Fellowship.
- The Christmas Party is at 2:30 in the afternoon.
- Growth Groups are to contribute at least Php 1,000 for the food. Please give your contribution at the office.
Election of Church Leaders Today
Today, we cast our ballots as we select our church leaders for 2017 and the following years. We need 4 Elders and 3 Deacons. Let us pray before filling up our ballots.
Joint Council Meeting
Attention Pastors, Elders, Deacons and Ministry Team representatives! This coming November 26 from 8 to 11 am, we will be having our last Joint Council Meeting for this year. We will review our 2017 Plans and Budget before it is presented to the congregation for approval on December 4. See you then!
- Benjie Miranda
November 13, 2016
Commit or Omit?
When Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, He left us a great work to do, a commission to finish, a gospel to propagate and a ministry to fulfill. The essence of our Salvation is not just to savor (enjoy) it but to serve our Savior. We are indeed saved to serve the living Master. This month of November we are blessed to hear, be introduced and be involved about the different ministries of our Church. Today, Pastor Jun Mayor will deliver his message and will tell us more about the Evangelizing ministry. Take this special time to look for the ministry that fits your gifts and talents.
Jesus Christ in Matthew 9:37 said, “The Harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Truly, ministry will never run out and the business of the father is in need of workers who will serve faithfully. The question I ask you today is are you going to commit or omit the ministry God wants for you?
Joint Council Meeting on Nov. 26
Attention pastors, church leaders (incumbent) and ministry teams. We will have our final review of the 2017 Budget on November 26 from 8:30-11:00. All ministries should be represented. This is the last meeting before the budget is presented to the congregation for approval.
Election of Church Leaders
The candidates for elders and deacons’ pictures are in the posters and hopefully in the bulletin by this Sunday. Please pray as we select our next set of leaders for next year. Election Day is on November 20. The church leaders will have their orientation on December 2, Friday from 6 -10 pm. The new church leaders will be installed in our 16th church anniversary on December 11.
The 2017 budget will be presented in the worship services on December 4. The final budget will hopefully be prepared by November 27. You may peruse the proposed budget at the office for inquiries and clarifications.
It’s our Church Anniversary!
GCFNorth 16th Anniversary on December 11, 2016. 1 service only at 10am. Speaker; Ptr. Nixon Echavez Church Christmas party in the afternoon at 2:30pm. Watch out for other details.
- Kent Santosidad
Kids Ministry Pastor
November 6, 2016
Ministry Fair Month
Every week we will showcase every E-Ministries with the aim of inviting you to be part of it. Yes! We would like for you to use that God-given talent (GCF-North Got Talent!) to serve God and His people. Our focus for today is the EXALTING Ministry! Where our very own Exalting Pastor, Rev. Jeff Atanacio, will exhort on "The Power of Worship" based on Psalm 40:3. The word Ministry is where we also got the word for “deacon” or “server” a person called or encouraged to “serve.” Every Christian was called to do good things (Ephesians 2:10) part of it is serving. Apostle Paul said, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Come let us serve the Lord with gladness and thanksgiving!
Youth Series: PURITY
In a world where, PURITY or Chastity is not a thing anymore, Jesus would like to remind us of what we need to conduct ourselves. He said, “Blessed are the pure at heart, For they shall see the Kingdom of God!” Inviting all Young Ones and Young Once, let us go back to what the Word says and not the World is saying. Every Saturdays @ 4:30pm
Special Membership Class
We will be conducting another Special Membership Class for those of you who wish to become official members of the GCF North family. The class will be held at the Juniors Room near the office on November 19, Saturday, from 9:00am - 12:00noon. Water baptism will follow on November 26. Please bring a 2x2 colored ID photo when you come to the class. You may sign up at the lobby.
Another exciting fellowship will take place on November 19, Saturday. Back to its original time slot at 2PM. "Exploring Exciting Travel Destinations" with Sister Vanj Madamba. Plus practical travel tips for local, foreign and the ULTIMATE TRIP! Calling All Ladies out there!
- Jem Quesada
October 30, 2016
Missions Month Speakers
We conclude our Missions Emphasis Month in GCF North today. Speaking in our English morning services is Elder Tim Undheim, teaching professor at the International Graduate School of Leadership. In the afternoon, our missions speaker is P. Gilbert Morales, our missionary partner at Wycliffe Philippines. May we be challenged further to be involved in missions.
Understanding People Groups
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commanded His followers to "go and make disciples of all the nations." The word "nations" in the Bible is "ethne" in Greek from which we get the word "ethnic." These "nations" are not political nations but "people groups." The Lausanne Movement defines people group as "the largest group within which the Gospel can spread as a church planting movement without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance." The Joshua Project states that "people group would always be defined to mean (a) all individuals in the group understand each other reasonably well and (b) cultural/relationship barriers aren't so high that the transmission of the Gospel is seriously impeded."
There are about 16,000 people groups scattered throughout the world and some 6,700 groups are still considered unreached. An Unreached People Group (aka Least Reached People) has no viable church or a community of believers that can sustain the evangelism of people in their group without outside assistance. Technically speaking, when the number of Christians is less than 2%, you have a UPG. In the Philippines, there are thirteen UPG's remaining, all of them Muslims located mostly in Mindanao. You can be part of the effort to reach out to these groups. You can either be a goer, a sender or a mobilizer. If you would like to know more about how you can be involved, please approach me.
Muslim Storying Training
We will begin today a four-day training for people who have a special heart for reaching out to Muslims. It is called Muslim Storying Training. It will be facilitated by P. Gilbert Morales who is a missionary with Wycliffe Philippines. The training will take place every Sunday from October 30 to November 20, from 12:30pm - 3:00pm. There is a registration fee of P150 for GCF North people. We are offering this to a limited number of participants only, primarily those who took the Kairos Course and EE Training. We have many who have signed up already but we can probably accommodate two more participants. If you feel that you have a calling to be involved in a Muslim missions ministry, please join us at the Multipurpose Hall Basement Level after the 11:00am worship service.
- Jun Mayor
Welcome to GCF North! Feel free to browse through our website and get to know us- our statement of faith (what we believe), our history and our various ministries that cater to families, couples, men, women, children, singles and youths.
We'd love hear from you so please leave a comment or even a prayer request. Better still, we'd love to meet you in person. Check our worship service schedule that is convenient for you and worship with us with your whole family one Sunday.
We look forward to your future visits here at our website or at our worship services at GCF North.
God bless you!Ptr. Benjie Miranda