Welcome to the Garden City Community Church
Welcome to the Garden City Community Church,
an “Open & Affirming” congregation
of the United Church of Christ.
No matter who you are,
or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
December 8: No Forum - Advent Breakfast
December 15: Marcia Matzelle’s Faith Journey
December 22: George Bashian - “I Love to Hear the Story”
December 29: No Forums - Christmas Weekend
January 5: Ian Rottenberg
January 12: Frank Crosio - GCCC Music Director
January 19: Debbie Pecora - 50th Anniversary on March in Washington and Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech”
January 26: Christine O’Neill’s Faith Journey
December 6—7 - Youth Overnight 8:00 a.m. Tree Sale
December 8 - Second Sunday of Advent 9:15 a.m. Advent Breakfast Gardner Hall New Member Sunday
December 15 - Third Sunday of Advent 4:30 p.m. Vesper Service in Sanctuary 6:00 p.m. Dinner in Gardner Hall
December 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent Church School Christmas Pageant 11:30 a.m. in Gardner Hall
December 24 - Family Service 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary; Christmas Music Prelude 8:15 p.m., Sanctuary Candlelight Communion Service 8:30 p.m., Sanctuary; Christmas Music Prelude 10:45 p.m., Sanctuary Candlelight Communion Service 11:00 p.m., Sanctuary
December 25—Merry Christmas
December 26 - Church closed
The Board of Membership, Life and Development is sponsoring an Advent Breakfast on December 8th at 9:15am in Gardner Hall. All families are encourage to attend this festive event and will feature our Church School students in a sing-a-long of Christmas carols.
This annual event will take place on Friday, December 6th –Saturday December 7th and is open to all Confirmation students and Youth going on the Mission Trip. Permission slips have been e-mailed and must be returned by Monday, December 2nd so we can recruit enough chaperones. Please contact Rhonda if you did not receive one. The Tree & Bake Sale will take place on December 7th from 8am-12 noon.
The Board of Outreach and the Board of Christian Education are working together to continue the Church’s tradition of loading up the mitten tree. Please add your contributions of hats, gloves, scarves and socks to the tree which will be located in the Kensington foyer during the week, and in the Parlor on Sundays.
Involve the family in gift giving to the children at the Iglesia Presbyterian Hispanic Church. You simply take a name off the banner tree, find the child’s name on the master list and print your name and phone number in the corresponding column. Enjoy buying the gift and talking to your child about the “Joy of Giving” with others. Wrap the gift and place the tag from the tree on it. Return the gift to the Parlor by December 18th, checking the returned column on the master list. If you have any questions, please contact Rhonda.
“A Tale of Two Noel’s” By: Melissa Bradley – Please join us for the fun as we celebrate our Annual Christmas Pageant on December 22nd in Gardner Hall after the 10:30am service. All are welcome to participate, please contact Melissa at 516-746-2897 if you have any questions. Following the pageant, stay for fellowship hour sponsored by our Church School families.
January 31st - February 2nd, 2014 - Whether you are single, a couple, or a family of six … whether you are young or older (or somewhere in between) here is your chance to join your Church family on an exciting, fun filled weekend at Winter Clove Inn located in Round Top, NY. Together we will have the opportunity to rekindle old friendships, make new ones, and share in the fellowship which binds us all together as a Church. Registration forms are at the Whitehall Desk.
Our Sunday Fellowship Hours are sponsored by church members. You pick your Sunday, bring in a treat to share and we provide the coffee and other beverages. You could also make a $30.00 donation instead of bringing in the treat. You will receive a reminder call the week before your date. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board behind the Whitehall desk.