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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Christian Food Bank of Salemburg - 9:00 am

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday School - 9:45 am
Worship - 11:00 am
Diaconate Meeting - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Choir - 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday School - 9:45 am
Worship - 11:00 am
Afternoon Concert - 3:00 pm

Monday, August 29, 2016

PW Coordinating Team Organization Meeting & Salad Dinner - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Boundary Awareness/Teacher Training for all GMPC leaders - 7:00 pm


Lectionary Text for August

07) Ps. 50:1-8, 22-23; Isa. 1:1, 10-20; Heb. 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40
14) Ps. 80:1-2, 8-19; Isa. 5:1-7; Heb. 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56
21) Ps. 71:1-6; Jer. 1:4-10; Heb.12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17
28) Ps. 81:1, 10-16; Jer. 2:4-13; Heb. 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14


GMPC Balcony Team
Story Collection Project

Your GMPC Balcony Team invites you to help them collect stories about our church and congregation! Please use the questions below as prompts to share one of your stories about GMPC. You can respond in any way that's most convenient: record your voice, write your story, or speak to a member of the Balcony Team. Tell whatever story you wish, but we encourage you to tell it with gratitude. Every story counts, and we look forward to your response!

  1. Remembering your entire experience at GMPC, when were you most alive, most motivated, and most excited about your involvement? What made it exciting? Who else was involved? What happened? What was your part? Describe how you felt.
  2. What do you value most about our church? What are its best features?
  3. What three wishes do you have for the future of our church?
  4. When did you join this congregation, and what led you to do so? Why have you stayed?
  5. What are the ways in which you have participated? Which ones have you enjoyed the most, and why? The least, and why?
  6. What do you know of this congregation's history (e.g., the events and activities, the people about whom you have heard)?
  7. What is your favorite memory of this congregation?
  8. For what has this congregation stood over the years?
  9. If you were trying to encourage someone to visit our worship, what would you say?
  10. When you think about this congregation fifteen years from now, what comes to mind?

The Balcony Team consists of Amelia Surratt, Anne Price, Boyde Bristow, Linda Williamson, Justin Lockamy, and Jim and Denise Moran. Feel free to contact any of them!


News & Events @GMPC


THANK YOU to all who contributed diapers and/or monetary donations for the Diaper Bank of Sampson County Youth Drive! Working together we have helped to make a huge impact on those in need within our community. We encourage you to continue to give to this wonderful mission opportunity regularly throughout the year.

ACOLYTES NEEDED! Any of our children (grades 3 through 8) who might be interested in serving as an Acolyte during Sunday worship, please contact Brenda Nordin. We hope each child will consider this wonderful opportunity!

Worship Readiness volunteers are needed for the 2016-2017 program year. If you are able to help please contact Lou Johnson at or the office.

The First Baptist Soup Kitchen will not be held during August.

Afternoon Concert - Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. We invite you all to join us as GMPC presents an afternoon concert of keyboard music (organ & piano), solos, and duets - featuring Lara Capparuccia, Ian Parker, and other musicians from our church.

The PW Coordinating Team Organization Meeting & Salad Dinner will be held on Monday, August 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please make plans to attend.

Boundary Awareness/Teacher Training for all GMPC leaders will be held on Wednesday, August 31st & Tuesday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the GMPC Fellowship Hall. The Boundary Awareness Training will highlight abuse prevention and boundary awareness for all GMPC leaders/volunteers working directly with children, youth and vulnerable adults. We will learn how to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and how to handle reporting abuse to better protect those we serve by providing a safer environment.

GMPC Summer Sunday School continues through September 4, 2016.

An Installation Service for GMPC Presbyterian Women Officers and Leaders, for the upcoming 2016-2017 program year, will be held on September 4th during Worship.

Adult Fall Bible Study begins September 7, 2016. Bible Study will be held weekly on Wednesdays, at 10:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. (7:30 p.m. on our First Wednesday Fellowship and Covered Dish Meal nights), as the schedule allows. Please plan to join us as Dr. Moran leads us in our fall Bible Study.

NEW: PresbyMusic begins September 7th. PresbyMusic will meet the 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of every month from 3 - 5 p.m. for Kindergarten - 3rd grade & 4th - 8th grade. More info. coming soon. Plan to come join us & bring a friend!

The Presbyterian Men’s Breakfast will resume Sunday, September 11, 2016, 8:15 a.m., at First United Methodist Church. Please make plans to attend.

September 11th is Promotion Sunday! This is a special time when we commission our leaders for the coming program year. This is also a time of recognizing our children and youth, K—5th grade, as they are promoted to new Sunday school classes. Rising ninth graders who have served as an acolyte will also receive recognition.

Fall Kickoff Luncheon - Sunday, September 11th. Everyone is cordially invited to a Fall Kickoff Luncheon to be held on September 11, 2016 following Worship, in the fellowship hall, for food, fellowship, and an introduction to our new fall programing. Please make plans to attend this celebration of a new beginning!
*Contact Lou Johnson if you would like to help with making the side dishes.

A Joint Meeting of All Three Presbyterian Women Circles will be held on Monday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall to kick-off the 2016-2017 program year. We will resume our regular Circle schedules in October.

PresbyCrew resumes September 14th. PresbyCrew meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month from 3 - 5 p.m. for Kindergarten - 5th grade. Plan to join us & bring a friend!