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Adult Impact

Empowered to Connect Conference

Empowered To Connect is a conference sponsored by GABC’s Hope for 100 ministry that offers practical help and tools for families to better serve children impacted by adoption & foster care. April 25 & 26, Lighthouse 361. For info or to register call 903-372-4547, or go to www.ETOCN.org/event/simulcast

Adult Transformation

Don’t have a Sunday Morning Bible Study?

Don’t have a Sunday Morning Bible Study? Let us help you find your Peeps! Text “SMBS” to 797979 and a “Real Live Person” will follow-up with suggestions for a group.

New SMBS Class

“Kingdom Women,” AEB 114 at 9:00 a.m. Teachers: Melanie Barkemeyer and Ellen McClure. An interactive class for women in all seasons of life. Join us as we study God’s word, learn our true identity as daughters of the Almighty, and become obedient disciples of Jesus. Starts Sunday, April 7.

Children

Welcome!

We welcome all children in our Morning Worship services! Our elementary age children are invited to attend one hour of SMBS in the Lighthouse and then another hour of worship with their families. For our preschool children, Bible activities and Godly childcare are provided during both hours in the Preschool Building.

Vacation Bible School

“The Big Beach Bash: Celebrating God’s Ocean of Love.” Early registration is NOW OPEN online and at the Children's Welcome Desk. VBS is for Kindergarten through 5th grade completed. Early registration ends May 26!

GABC Elementary Hangout: Mother/Son

GABC Elementary Hangout, Mother/Son Game Night. Join Mrs. Jennifer & Mrs. Betsy at 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 3. Tickets available at the Children’s Atrium desk. $10 per family. Light dinner served.

GABC Elementary Hangout: Daddy/Daughter

Daddy/Daughter Date Night. Join Mrs. Jennifer & Mrs. Betsy at 6:00 p.m., Friday, April 26. Tickets available at the Children’s Atrium desk. $20 per family. Light dinner served.

Parent Commitment

May 12 in Celebration & Resonate, at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Deadline to sign up is April 25 or when full. Please contact at 903-525-1122 or lindac@mail.gabc.org .

Forerunners

Forerunners Game Night

May 9, 6:00 p.m. CrossWalk 106. Snacks/games provided. Cost = FREE.

Forerunner Luncheon

Thursday, April 25, 11:30 a.m., CrossWalk C. Students from Bridgemark Center for Learning will be singing. Cost is $5 for lunch, no tickets or reservations needed.

One-Day Mission Trip

Feed My Starving Children, Thursday, May 23 in Richardson, TX. Cost is FREE, but spaces are limited. Traveling by church vans. Call Sherry at 903-525-1165 before May 13 to reserve your spot!

Come Sail the Hawaiian Islands

March 13-22, 2020. 10-day tour/7-day cruise aboard the Norwegian Pride.  Call Sherry in the Forerunner office for more info. 903-525-1165.

GraceWorks

Speaking Of Homosexuality With Compassion And Truth

Free one-day conference featuring Joe Dallas; author, speaker, counselor and founder of Genesis Biblical Solutions. Share about homosexual issues as they relate to families and friends, and how we can maintain a compassionate and truth-filled approach to those who face this struggle. Saturday, April 27, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., CrossWalk. Register online at www.gabc.org. For information, contact GraceWorks, 903-533-1817.

Journey College

Leadership Applications Are Out!

Get one in the Basement and be a part of the team! Fill out this week!

Colorado Adventure Camp Mission Trip

Timnath, CO, June 14-21. Let’s go support one of our church plant partners and help them run a community camp to reach the area for the Lord! Deadline to sign up is April 30.

Girls Bible Study

Come back to the Basement Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. to go deeper with other ladies and pursue the Lord together. Talk to Chelsea, college intern, for more info.

Sunday Morning Worship

Worship with Journey in Sunday morning Resonate Worship at 9:00 a.m., join us for Journey Sunday Morning Bible Studies (SMBS) at 10:30 a.m., in the Basement.

Guys’ Bible Study

Guys Bible Study at Blake’s house! Monday nights at 7;00 p.m. Memorize scripture, dig into the Word with bros, and find accountability. Talk to Blake or Austin Roye for more info!

Missions

Rose City Summer Camp Host Homes Needed

Each summer, dozens of young people travel to Tyler to help reach children for Christ. You can serve alongside them by providing a summer home for a camp staffer. Contact Matthew Honeycutt at mhoneycutt@thementoringalliance.com or visit www.rosecitysummercamps.com for more information.

One-on-One Evangelism

Are you and your family interested in One-On-One Evangelism in Kona Hawaii, July 13-17? Contact Jason Smith at jasons@mail.gabc.org for more information. Come by the Missions Media Wall to learn about our Church Planting Missions Opportunities in Hawaii.

Mosaic Singles (20-45)

City Wide Bible Study

Thursday, April 25, City Wide Bible Study ends. Join us at the Connections Café for worship and Bible study. Food from the Connections Cafe will be served each week starting at 6:30 p.m. with coffee/pastries available for purchase. Park along Barbara Street and enter door number 10.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sunday Morning Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Education Building Room 203. For ages 20-45. Join us as we dive into the book of Romans verse by verse.

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday mornings begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Resonate Worship Service. We sit together in the front right, facing the stage!! Hope to see you there!!

Recreation

The Retreat Center

The Paul Powell Retreat Center on Lake Tyler is a private facility for GABC members and their guests.

The ROC

At the Recreational Outreach Center (ROC) on Hwy 69, GABC members and the community may walk on our one-mile track, play a game of disc golf, fish (catch and release the bass), have a picnic or just enjoy being outside.

The Family Life Center

The Family Life Center at the main campus is available to GABC members and to the community. We have a basketball gym, fitness center, 6 bowling lanes, 2 racquetball courts and a walking track We also offer fitness classes. There is a fee for use.

Day Camp

Day Camp for Boys & Girls who have completed K thru 5th grade by Fall 2019, June 10-14 thru July 26. Limited Registration at www.gabcrecreation.org.

T-Ball at The ROC

Boys and Girls ages 4-6 as of June 1. Practices begin week of June 3. Games June 15--July 20. $70 until May 11; $85 until May 26.

Sports Camps for Boys & Girls

JUNE 17-20: Soccer Camp with The Kyle Lake Foundation 8:30-11:00 a.m. for boys and girls entering grades 1-9. $75. JUNE 24-27: F.A.S.T. Flag Football Camp for boys and girls ages 6-13 as of June. $75. JULY 8-11: Impact Volleyball Camp for Girls ages 8-14 8:30-11:30 a.m. $75. JULY 22-25: Impact Basketball Camp 8:30-11:30 a.m. for boys and girls. $75.

Real Life Singles (40+)

C3: Community Connection

Singles Mission Project, Saturday, May 4, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the East Texas Food Bank. Kids welcome! Sign-up in your Sunday Morning Bible Study Class or the Real Life Facebook page

Single Men: Road Trip

Single Men’s Ministry “Road Trip to the Rangers Game”, Saturday, June 1, as the Rangers play the Kansas City Royals. $25 a ticket (includes ballgame, transportation and dinner at the Ballpark). Leaving at 11:00 a.m. (Game starts at 3:05 p.m.) Online registration at www.gabc.org/register. Questions? Contact Shane Ferguson, 903-216-5472. Deadline, Sunday, April 28.

L.E.A.D. Men’s Bible Study

Join us twice each month, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., Crosswalk 104.

“One-2-One” Sunday Evening Bible Study

"One-2-One" Sunday Evening Bible Study will be meeting again next Sunday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m., Lighthouse 351. Join us at 5:15 p.m. for a light dinner.

Singles City-Wide Bible Study

City-Wide Bible Study ends this Thursday night, April 25! Guest speaker, Brandon Holiski--Praise & Worship with Analee Leaverton! Connections Café dinner at 6:30 p.m. Coffee/pastries available for purchase. Park on Barbara Street and enter door number 10.

Summer Divorce Care Classes

Classes for Women and Men begin Wednesday, May 22! Classes are 13 weeks from 6:00-7:30 PM on Wednesday evenings on the 3rd floor of the Lighthouse. To register call Mavita Markle at 903-525-1143. Check out www.divorcecare.org.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

9:00 a.m., the Lighthouse 3rd Floor, for ages 40 and up. Visit our classes and let us help you find the best one that fits your specific needs!

South Campus

Secret Church

Secret Church 2019 is an intensive 6-hour Bible study simulcast led by David Platt, April 26, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. The theme for 2019 is “Prayer, Fasting, & The Pursuit of God.” Find out more information at www.gabcsouth.org/sc19. Cost $10 for the simulcast, a workbook, and snacks for the event. https://gabc.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/219849

Students

Mark your calendar for summer camp!

Register online at www.gabc.org/register or pick up a brochure at the Welcome Desk or Student Ministry office.

High School Camp

Engulfed High School Camp: Panama City Beach, FL / July 14-19.

Middle School Camp

Breakaway Middle School Camp: Glen Rose, TX / June 28--July 2.

Parents of Graduating Seniors

Preparations are being made for the senior pictorial and Senior Recognition Service which is scheduled on Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. If you would like your son/daughter’s picture in the pictorial, please contact the Student Ministry office for details. Picture must be submitted by April 28.

Summer Mission Trips

A few spots are still available for MS and HS mission trips. If you are interested in going on a MS or HS mission trip this summer, you must apply online. If this is your FIRST time to apply to a mission trip, go to www.managedmissions.com to create a user profile. Then For MS go to www.gabc.org/ms For HS go to www.gabc.org/hs. Application deadline is April 7. More information available at the student ministry office.

HS LIVE

HS LIVE is Senior Legacy Night this Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Student Center. Open to 9-12th grade students. Join us for food, fellowship, and fun at our final Wednesday Night LIVE of the spring semester.

MS RUCKUS

MS RUCKUS Hangout at the FLC is this Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Join us for the final RUCKUS of the spring semester as we hangout, play games and dodge ball, and enjoy ice cream. Bring $3-5 for Pokey O’s ice cream.

Women

Urgent Need

Bilingual Bible study teacher to lead a Tuesday morning Hispanic Bible study class. Call or email Women’s Ministry office 903-525-1141 or women@mail.gabc.org.

Life Together

Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m., Galilee Room. Each message from Debbie Sturt is unique. Bring your Bible and lunch (if desired). Register at www.greenacreswomen.org/events. Room change for May: The Noon Life Together group will meet in Lighthouse 360.

Women Reaching Women

(New Member Ministry) contacts women who have recently joined GABC and welcomes them to their new church home. Your help is needed! Contact the Women’s Office for more information.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)

Connect with other moms of young children, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Adult Education Building Room 103. Register: www.greenacreswomen.org/mops. Also, if interested in volunteering in MOPs childcare, contact 903-525-1141.

She Studies Downtown

Every Wednesday, 12:00-1:00 p.m., at Ricks Downtown. Join us for “A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit,” taught by Debbie Stuart. Lunch is available for $10.

Spring Maymester Bible Study

Online Bible Study, “Amen” by The Daily Grace Co., Tuesdays April 30--May 28, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Register: www.facebook.com/greenacreswomen>groups>Amen Bible Study.

Priscilla Shirer Event

“FerVent 2.0,” Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. Buy tickets online.

Social Media Class

Learn the tools of Facebook: signing up, navigating, viewing videos, etc. so you are ready to be connected to Green Acres Women! Emily Adams is offering a social media class on April 22, 9:00- 10:00 a.m., LH 360.

Worship

Music Camps

Registrations for our Summer music camps are available online now! Camps include Band Camp, Percussion Camp, and String Camp. Visit www.gabcmusiccamps.org for more information.

Young Adults

Family Fun Day

Our 2nd Annual Family Fun Day is almost here! On Sunday, May 19 bring the family out to the GABC Retreat Center on Lake Tyler to enjoy an evening at the lake with bounce houses, snow cones, food trucks and a fun time with our entire church family. This is a free event; all you need to bring is a few bucks to enjoy our favorite Tyler food trucks!

Growing Kids God’s Way

On Friday, May 24, we are offering a one-evening seminar, "Growing Kids God's Way," one of our most popular courses! You don't want to miss this evening taught by Jon & Kitty Groth. Registration is $20 per couple and includes dinner and childcare! Register online at www.gabc.org/register. For more information, contact Debbie Hays at 903-525-3249.