High School Youth Group (Grades 9-12): Meets at 6:30-9:30 pm every Wednesday Location: Chapel/Balcony Middle School/ Junior High Youth Group (Grades 6-8) Meets at 5-8 pm every Sunday Location: Chapel/Balcony Questions: Contact Pastor Mark at 419-946-1100 x 317 2010 January 9: Administrative Council Retreat 9am-1pm (FH) January 10: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (13 week workshop). 5-7pm. Childcare will be provided. January 22: Heart to Heart Women’s Gathering January 16 & 23: Hoops For Him Sign ups from 8:30am-11:30am January 29-31: Men’s Retreat @ Camp Gideon February 9-16: Jamaica Missions Trip March 6: Membership Class 9a-1p (FH) March 19-21: High School Youth Retreat July 25-31: Missions Camp

Welcome to Worship
GILEAD FRIENDS CHURCH 3613 Gilead Twp. Rd. 115 Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 Email: 419-946-1100 Pastor Ron Ellyson - Senior Pastor Pastor Brian Mosher Pastor Jim McMillan Pastor Mark Googins
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MONDAY - January 4 TUESDAY - January 5 6:00 am - 8:00 am - Intercessory Prayer at Trinity UMC 6:00 pm - Men’s open gym basketball (AU) 6:30pm - Commission Meetings WEDNESDAY - January 6 6:30 pm-9:30 pm- IGNITE YOUTH MINISTRIES (9-12 grade) THURSDAY - January 7 FRIDAY - January 8

PRAYER SHEET - The church office would like to start including our college students and members of our military on the prayer sheet. If you know of someone who falls into either of those categories, please let the church office know by calling, emailing, or dropping a note in the offering basket. MEN’S RETREAT 2010 - THE FABULOUS FOUR: will be January 29-31, 2010. Brochures and sign up sheet are available at the Welcome Center. HOOPS FOR HIM REGISTRATION will be January 16th and 23rd from 8:30am - 11:30am in the Gilead Friends Church gym. If interested in helping, contact Faith Kunze at 419-947-6898. MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE - if you are age 30 and over and interested in participating in a church basketball league, please call Jeremy Evans at 419-545-5050 or Ben Mason at 740-361-7264

Class list & map are available at the Welcome Center Nursery provided for newborns up to age 2 - Room 101

SATURDAY - January 9 9:00 am - Administrative Council Retreat

AU: Auditorium CR: Conference Room

CA: Café FH: Fellowship Hall

CH: Chapel PR: Prayer Room

10:30 am WORSHIP
Nursery provided for newborns to age 2 - Room 101 “Stars” Ages 2 - 4 - Room 102 “Rockets” Kindergarten - Preschool Area Planet Zero for 1-6th Grade in the Chapel following dismissal from Worship. The Prayer Room for physical healing will be available in the room to the right of the stage following service today.

OUR NEXT COMMUNITY MEAL is scheduled for January 27th @ 6:00 pm. Volunteering here is a great opportunity to show Christ’s love for others in our community. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful ministry and help serve the meal, or donate food please call Sandy Henry at 419-947-6142. 8 Week Financial ( $116,000 ) Challenge Update! ( November 8th thru December 27th ) Weekly Amount Needed $ 14,500 ($116,000 / 8) Amount Received last Sun. (8th wk.) $ 18,000 Total Amount Needed $116,000 Total Amount Received after 6 weeks $115,300 Amount Left to Reach Goal $ - 0WE REACHED OUR GOAL! PRAISE THE LORD! Total Current & Past due Bills $12,206* * As we conclude the year, we did have additional expenses above our goal of $116,000. Stewardship Commission will provide a detailed summary of this in the coming weeks.

BEGINNING JANUARY 10TH @ 9:30AM IN ROOM 202 IGNITE PARENTING will be offering a new Sunday School class for anyone who is interested in sharpening their parenting skills. Whether you are a seasoned, new, or expecting parent, you will enjoy this class! A variety of topics relevant to today’s parents will be covered, including Dr. Kevin Leman’s series on “Raising Rock-Solid Kids.” IF YOU ARE LEAVING AN ITEM(S) AT THE WELCOME CENTER for a person or a ministry, please remember to put a “To” and “From” note on each item so we can help get it to the person or return it to you. We have many things being left at the Welcome Center and want them to make it to the correct people. CHURCH SERVICE CANCELLATION NOTICES - If you think there may be a possibility of cancellation of our church worship services due to bad weather, listen to WMRN (1490 am); WVXG (95.1 fm); or TV channel 10. If church services are cancelled for the morning we will be holding them that Sunday evening at 5:00 pm. This will be a Worship Service only, no classes. There will be childcare available. You will need to continue to listen to the radio/TV if bad weather remains throughout the day.

5:00 - 8:00 pm

(Middle School Grades 6-8) See back for more details

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