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Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2020

GCC Children's Ministry

Weekend Worship Programs

Nursery • All services 

Children's Classes • Pre-K to Grade 5 • Sunday 9:15 & 11:00 am

With the spring quarter, we will be launching into a study of the New Testament. In, JESUS THE MESSIAH, we will explore Jesus’ birth & early life, preparation for public ministry, John the Baptist, and Jesus' teaching & healing among the people. We will learn that Jesus is both fully man and fully God and that people are special because they were born male and female in the image of God, to know and follow Jesus.

Save The Date! 

2020 Vacation Bible School

July 13 – 17 • 6:30 – 8:30 pm

For Children Age 4 - entering Grade 5. Volunteer sign-ups will begin in May.

GCC Youth Ministry

GCC Youth Church

Wednesdays • 6:30 – 8:15 pm • Lancaster Mennonite School, New Danville Campus

Worship, Biblical teaching, fellowship, fun and games! GCC middle & high school students are challenged to know and follow Jesus! 


Wednesday, March 18 • 6:30 – 8:15 pm • Rocky Springs

Wings & Trivia Night

Wednesday, April 8 • 6:30 – 8:15 pm • Lancaster Mennonite School, New Danville Campus

Wings, trivia and prizes! What's not to like?

Cereal Night

Wednesday, May 6 • 6:30 – 8:15 pm • Lancaster Mennonite School, New Danville Campus

Be a kid again & enjoy some sugary cereal!

Archery Night

Saturday, May 16 • 6:30 – 8:15 pm • Lancaster Archery Supply

Join us for a night of archery tag!

Momentum Youth Conference 

July 14 -19 • Indiana Wesleyan University • Marion, IN

Momentum is a week of high-energy worship with excellent teaching! Deposits for Momentum are due by March 31. Register your student at

GCC Young Adults

GCC Young Adult Group

Tuesdays • 7:00 pm

This group, for young adults ages 18-30, spend time in discussion, worship, fellowship, snacking and fun. It’s all designed to help young adults know and follow Jesus. This March we are kicking off a 5-part series on Missions that will focus on what it means to live for Jesus and how to have a missional mindset. In April & May, Young Adults will focus on the Gospel of John.

GCC Adult Ministry

Tell Me More 

Sundays, March 22 or May 17 • 2:00 – 5:30 pm

Tell Me More introduces you to GCC & how you can plug into the GCC mission - Helping People Know & Follow Jesus! Learn about the EC denomination to prepare for membership or just to learn more about GCC.

Grow My Faith

Wednesdays, April 15 – 29 • 7:00 pm 

Grow My Faith is a 3-week class designed to help you take the next step in your walk with Jesus. Learn what Jesus said about what it means to know and follow Him.

Eat & Meet

Sunday, April 26 • 12:30 – 2:00 pm 

GCC pastors love to meet new individuals & families attending GCC! Lunch and childcare are provided.

Finding My Place 

Sundays, April 26 & May 3 • 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Finding My Place is a 2-part class designed to help anyone come to know and understand how he or she can use their talents, passions, and desires to serve God here at GCC.

GCC Outreach

Feed My Starving Children

Saturday, March 28 • 2:30 – 4:30 pm • Willow Street Mennonite Church (399 E Penn Grant Rd)

Thousands of meals are packaged for impoverished people around the world. 

Spring Sermon Series

Stories of HIS POWER

Stories of Jesus continued from Winter.

Feb 29/Mar 1 ... Luke 9:37-45, Jesus Heals a Demon-Possessed Boy

March 7/8 ........ John 11:17-44, Lazarus is Raised to Life

March 14/15 .... Luke 19:1-10, Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

March 21/22 .... John 13:1-17, Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet

March 28/29 .... John 18:1-11, Jesus is Arrested

April 4/5 ............ Luke 23:26-43, The Crucifixion of Jesus (Palm Sunday Weekend)

April 11/12 ........ 1 Corinthians 15:53-58, Victory! (Easter Weekend)

Our Lord!A study of Jesus’ life & ministry between His resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit.

We’ll learn what it means to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

April 18/19 ........ Luke 24:13-35, He Changes Hearts

April 25/26 ........ Luke 24:36-49, He Gives Purpose to Life

May 2/3 ............. John 20:24-31, He Restores Faith

May 9/10 ........... John 21:1-14, He Rules Creation

May 16/17 ......... John 21:15-25, He Removes Guilt

May 23/24 ......... Acts 1:1-11, He Reigns!

May 30/31.......... Acts 2:1-21, He Sends The Spirit 

Special Celebrations at GCC

GCC Graduate Recognition

Saturday, May 16 • Sunday, May 17 

Join the GCC family in celebrating high school & college/university graduates in all services.

Church-wide Events

Youth Auction

Friday, March 27 • 6:00 pm, Live Auction • 5:00 to 7:30 pm, Dinner

Join us for the annual Youth Auction to benefit GCC Youth attending Momentum 2020 in July. Baked goods available for purchase during the auction will support GCC Young Adults attending Passion 2021.

Worship Night 

Tuesday, March 31 • 7:00 pm

Join GCC's Outpour Worship as we sing & record new songs that were written by our own GCC family. Brian Wagner will speak about serving in missions & how to pour out our worship in service to Jesus.

Atoma Worship Conference 

Friday, May 1– Saturday, May 2 • Lancaster Bible College

Atoma helps to prepare worship musicians & vocalists to lead without "fame culture" in people-based ministries as artists in the church and how a relationship with Jesus & obedient living result in an outpour of expressive worship. Join Meredith Andrews, Water Within, Courtney Cherest, Alyssa Mayersky, Doug Gould & Dave Helmuth and others! The cost is $89 with discounts if you volunteer. The conference also includes music & vocal clinics, so bring your instruments! Register today at

Holy Week at GCC

Family Easter Event

Saturday, April 4 • 9:00 – 11:00 am

Families with children age preschool – grade 5 will search for Jesus as they experience the events of Holy Week. Activities conclude with an Easter Egg Hunt! 

Good Friday Worship  

Friday, April 10 • 6:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Join us for a service where we’ll reflect on the cross of Jesus and boldly proclaim His Lordship. “Stories of HIS Power” will continue with a sermon that brings us to the throne of God as we learn the meaning – then and now – of Luke 23:45. Communion will be celebrated. There will also be a 10 minute prelude of Good Friday music to prepare your heart and soul.

Easter Weekend Worship

Saturday, April 11 • 4:00 & 6:00 pm

Sunday, April 12 • 7:45 am, 9:15 am & 11:00 am

Join your GCC family for 1 of 5 weekend services that celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Pastor Mike will preach “Victory!” from 1 Corinthians 15:53-58.