Ministries at Grace Bible Church
OFB Preschool and Kindergarten Website http://www.dayschool.gracebconline.org
The Day Nursery School ministry has been a continuous service and outreach to the community for over 20 years. The school started with only two employees and about a dozen children. Our Kindergarten class is still going strong and has been a great addition to this school for about 9 years. Our school has been very successful with our "Sing, Spell, Read & Write Program", teaching the children in all our of classes their phonics through lots of fun music and songs. Along with this program are all of the curriculum materials to go along with the songs.
Women of Grace - information pending
At Grace Bible Church, we desire to provide the congregation with a variety of music styles including hymns, modern selections as well as more traditional choruses. The choir and worship musicians feel the need to rely less upon their own strengths and talents, and more upon God. We have special choir music for Sunday services at least twice monthly along with a worship team that leads worship each Sunday. We encourage special music such as solos, duets, and instrumental numbers.
Please join us for weekly choir rehearsal. Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.
Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart is a lay ministry that plan trips and fellowship luncheons for seniors. The goal is to bring people together from other churches to join GBC for various trips and promote Christian fellowship. Our Senior Luncheons have been blessed with a variety of speakers who have been both uplifting and entertaining.
Please take a look at what we do - See photos of a typical White Cross Work Day
White Cross is a mission outreach, which began during World War 1 when ladies of the Baptist Church began to roll bandages and knit socks and scarf for soldiers fighting overseas. The ladies were so blessed helping others, that after the war ended, they organized "White Cross" sponsored by the church. Since the soldiers had returned home, they thought about the many missionaries, who are "soldiers in God's army", and the many needs that they could help supply.
In past years, we have sent clothing, school supplies, quilts, material cut into quilt blocks, toys, etc. to: (1) Stewart Baptist Indian Church in Nevada, (2) Imani Baptist Church Oakland CA, (3) Baptist Social Center in El Monte, CA, (4) Congo, (5) Philippines Baptist Church, (6) Eye glasses to a clinic in Haiti, (7) Used postage stamps to Tecate, CA proceeds used for Bible Correspondence courses.
Locally, we have hemmed sheets for the Rescue Mission, sponsored Baby and Mother Showers for Tenderlife Ministries for unwed mothers, saved Campbell soup labels for our own Day Nursery School. Our financial needs are mainly shipping charges and a few odds and end items to finish sewing projects. We do a lot of recycling of sheets, yarn, and left over material scraps from sewing projects.
We meet the third Tuesday of each month at 10 am to 1:30 pm for a workday and a potluck lunch. Everyone is WELCOME. We fellowship and work. You don't need to sew many projects, only use scissors -you can cut!! Our plan for this coming year is to continue working for Missions at home and abroad. Come and help us - More Hands mean More Help. If you feel led to get involved with this ministry, please contact Kathryn Mumma at 484-0144 or the church office.
Brown Bag Food Share
Brown Bag is a branch of Food Share and is designed to supplement the groceries of low income seniors.
Early each Wednesday morning a large truck from Food Share delivers enough food to be divided into 150 bags. In addition to this delivery, two of our volunteers, pick up donations from Costco early Saturday mornings. Volunteers fill the bags and after prayer, 4 drivers deliver more than 70 bags to shut-ins. Each route varies in size from 15-30 homes. The remaining 80 bags are picked up at the church by the seniors that applied and been approved by Food Share. Our biggest challenge is new volunteers. Currently, our goal is to have route driver, male or female, to substitute, or fill in for vacations, sickness, etc. If you feel led to get involved with this ministry, please contact the church office.