The Good News - Green Valley Baptist Church

The Good News
Green Valley Baptist Church
John Guillott – Pastor
Ron Hood – Music Pastor
1111 N. La Cañada Drive– Green Valley, AZ 85614 – Phone: 520-625-3600
November 2015
A Word from Pastor John. . .
I am typing this newsletter article a few
hours after we returned from our Homes of Hope
Mission Trip near Tijuana, Mexico. That experience for our mission team will have a life-changing
impact on our lives. As November is right upon us
– the Thanksgiving season – we have so much for
which to be thankful. From my observation over
the past several days – I want to list a few things for
which I am thankful.
 Good friends (and new friends) that shared
a very unusual experience over the weekend of the mission trip.
 Our houses are beyond “nice” in light of the
many houses and shelters we saw that
people lived in south of the border.
 Streets that you don’t do 5 MPH crawling
over rocks in the middle of the streets or
potholes that can swallow a vehicle.
 The vast resources that we have or think
that we need for day to day survival – when
for many people in the area we served – resources to survive are found in the dumpsters of stores and restaurants.
 For a church family that at first may have
been skeptical of this mission trip – but yet
still financially supported and prayed for the
mission team.
 To partner with a mission organization that
helps elevate families lives – and is strong
on teaching the Bible and discipleship training.
The list could go on and on – but you get
the picture. Once we are back home – in our daily
life routine – there will be a family of four, Yovani,
Nuridiea, Enrique, and Mateo – that will continue to
be in our thoughts and prayers. Helping them
helped us to think about others who are in need.
Sunday morning, November 15th, we will
have a report to the charge regarding this trip. I
look forward, as well as others, to sharing with you
our own individual stories and poignant moments
from this trip. I think we were all glad to get back
home – but for many – after some rest – there will
be a next time to go and make a difference….but…let’s look at what we can do here in
our community, county, state, and country for God’s
Kingdom sake.
Pastor John
Notes from Pastor Ron
It doesn’t seem possible that this year is almost over. Most of our snowbirds have returned,
filling the choir loft. The choir is in the middle of
rehearsing for the Christmas musical, “Believe” the
truth of Christmas. The musical will be presented
on Saturday, December 12, at 3:00 p.m. and on
Sunday, December 13, at 10:30 a.m.
On Sunday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m.
Dámaris Carbaugh will present a concert. Please
mark this date down and bring a friend.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet will return
in 2016. They will be here on Saturday, January 9,
at 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, January 10, at 10:30
a.m. We are having them twice because of such a
large attendance the past three years. Come, and
invite a neighbor to come with you.
God bless,
Pastor Ron
Give Thanks!
November 2015
Page Two
Lately I have shared with a few people what
it means for me to be a member of Green Valley
Baptist Church. Now, I would like to share those
same thoughts with the rest of my church family.
For me, to be a member of this family, I
must put aside any thoughts of what this church
can do for me, and replace them with how I might
be able to serve my church. To be a member
means that I place the needs of my church family
ahead of my own, and I exercise my God given
spiritual gifts for the benefit of the Body of Believers.
I must practice something that is sometimes
difficult for me, and that is humility. I realize that
whatever I do within this Body of Believers must be
for the glory of God and; moreover, all that I am
blessed with is because of Him.
Oh, there are times that I don’t look forward
to the seemingly mundane work of the daily operation of the church, or those sometimes boring business meetings, yet I realize that they are a vitally
important part of the life of this church, and I should
consider it a privilege to participate.
I have discovered that the benefits and rewards that I have realized because of my membership far outweigh any effort that I may have put out.
God has blessed me with a wonderful and
caring church family, and with a ministry made up
of dedicated individuals who truly bless me far
more than I feel that I have contributed.
Thank you, Green Valley Baptist Church, for
being such a meaningful part of my life.
In His service,
Charles Logan
Report on
YWAM Homes of Hope Mission Trip
Sunday Worship Service
November 15, 10:30 a.m.
As I sit down to write my “article” for the November issue, I am appreciative of our beautiful
weather and the growing that our Sunday School is
doing. We have begun our seasonal influx of winter visitors, and it is encouraging to see more folks
studying God’s Word.
We’re rapidly approaching Thanksgiving, a
time for family get togethers and sharing with
friends and family. Invite them to join you in Bible
study; there is always room for more.
See you in Sunday School, and bring
friends, children, and grandchildren!
Stuart Austin
Senior Adults
Our Saints Alive schedule for November:
Tuesday, Nov. 3: Game Day. Meet at
11:30 a.m. for lunch, then join us in table games.
Tuesday, Nov. 10: Dave Alhart will be presenting a musical program for your entertainment.
Bring your own lunch – dessert will be provided.
Tuesday, Nov. 17: Lunch at the Cow Palace. The bus will leave at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 24: No meeting - Thanksgiving week.
Plan now for our annual December trip to
the Gaslight Theatre for their Christmas show,
“Race to the North Pole,” on Tuesday, December 8.
This is a matinee show at 3:00 p.m.; doors open at
2:15 p.m. We have reserved 40 seats in the center
of the theatre; more than half of them are already
taken. Ticket prices are $18.32 for seniors. Payment must be in to Judy Mead by November 16.
No refunds can be made after that time. The
church bus will leave the parking lot at 1:30 p.m. for
the show. This should be a fun event; get your
tickets right away if you want to go.
Judy & Mike Mead
Sr. Adult Activities Directors
Stories, Testimonies, Pictures, Message
You won’t want to miss it!
“Giving thanks always FOR ALL THINGS.”
Ephesians 5:20(a)
November 2015
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Veterans Day Lunch
Wednesday, November 11
12:00 Noon
In Fellowship Hall
The Green Valley Baptist Church will host a luncheon for Veterans of our Armed Forces and their
spouses. There is no charge, but reservations
must be made. Please sign up or call the church
office. All Veterans in the area are invited. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, November 5.
Thanksgiving Day
November 26
1:00 p.m.
In the Fellowship Hall
Turkey and Ham Dinner
Turkey, ham, dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed
potatoes, gravy, deviled eggs and drinks will be
provided. Please bring potluck dishes for all other
items (enough to feed six). A signup sheet is on
the bulletin board. Please indicate the number in
your party and the food item you will bring.
My Song of
O Infinite Father, I’m grateful to Thee
For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea;
For beauties of nature, where e’er they may be . . .
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true;
For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew;
The fleecy white clouds and the Heavens, so blue;
For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!
--Gertrude T. Buckingham
Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his
presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath
made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his
courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless
his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and
his truth endureth to all generations.
There is always, always, ALWAYS something
to be thankful for.
Janel Voorhees
Maxine Carlson
Bruce Parsons
Stuart Austin
Jewell Woodard
Dorothy Molina
Joyce Van Dyk
George McReynolds
Margery Schuyler
Helen Bonenberger
Mike McGee
Huba Wells
Dudley Hutchinson
Mary Lou Wurts
Kalle Smith
Susan Sader
Rick Woodard
Christine Pilgrim
Saralee Johnson
Melvin Hawbecker
Doris Quill
Bob Smith
Welcome New Members
Mary Lou Wurts
Bob Blacker
November 2015
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Shepherd’s Fold
“A Ministry of the Green
Valley Baptist Church”
October 16th was our ninth annual “Open
House.” What a great turnout. The highlights included an amazing performance by the Preschool
and Pre-Kinder classes. Thank you to the teachers
and staff for all your hard work! In addition, we had
a wonderful “Our Day at Shepherd’s Fold Preschool” video, thanks to Mr. Dave. We also want to
thank Jon Wallace for handling the sound system.
We appreciate the help of Jon Fory, Mike Mead,
Allan Ryden and Don Stanton for working in the
rain guiding the families to the church.
For the month of November, our themes are
based on the “Fruit of the Spirit.” November 2nd to
the 6th is our annual Book Fair; everyone is welcome to come check it out.
November 25th at 11:00 a.m. the children
will have a Thanksgiving lunch provided by donations from the parents.
We will again be collecting for the Green
Valley Food Bank. This year will be a rough year
for many families. There will be a box in the entryway for donated goods. The Center is open 7:00
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Center will be closed November 26 and
27 for Thanksgiving break.
As always, we ask you to remember the
staff, children and families of Shepherd’s Fold Preschool in your prayers.
God Bless,
Shepherd’s Fold Preschool Staff
November 21, 2015
8:00 a.m.
In the Fellowship Hall
Speaker: Pastor Eric Brand
Set Free Church
Library News
We want to welcome back our winter
friends. Stop by the GVBC Library when you have
some free time. We are open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. We are looking for
members who have a couple of hours a week to
volunteer to help us extend our library hours.
Below is a list of book titles and DVD’s that
you might enjoy:
Conversational Evangelism by David and
Norman Geisler. Connecting with people to share
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. A story of
courage, community and war.
The Lord’s Prayer; as explained to children
by Rick Warren
The Way Home – Based on the inspirational
true story
Grace Unplugged – A film families would
enjoy seeing together.
Kit Kittredge – an American girl.
Down By the River – Based on a true story.
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give Thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us.”
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give Thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His
-- Don Moen