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NEWSPIRIT
February 2012

Choice in marriage

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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” I Corinthians 13:4

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Marriage Seminar hosted by Marriage Investors Saturday, March 10 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Dr. Tony Wheeler, Co-Founder of the John Trent Institute for The Blessing, will be teaching. Cost is $65 per couple which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and one copy of "The Blessing" and "Promising Words: The Meaning of the Marriage Vows". To register, pick up a flyer at the Information Center with those details and more. There is no child care provided.

Date Night
Doors open 5:30, Dinner 6:00 pm

Ultimate

This night is for all couples, young and old...come for dinner, a movie, and some surprises! A delicious catered dinner by Pipers will be served at 6 pm, followed by the movie “Courageous”. Childcare is on us! Tickets are $30/couple or you may purchase a table (4 couples) for $120 and can be purchased on our website or at the Info. Ctr. before and after weekend services through the Feb. 5 deadline. Register your children online under Ultimate Date Night Childcare by Feb. 5. Don’t have a date? We need servers and volunteers. Sign up online under Ultimate Date Night Volunteer. Sponsored by Men’s and Women’s Ministries.

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Building Stronger
by Matt Giebler l Senior Minister

MARRIAGES

February is a month of mixed feelings. If you’re in love and a romantic at heart, it’s an exciting time. If you’re without that special someone in your life, you may wish for the month to pass quickly. If you’re a florist or a chocolatier, you probably look forward to some great business. If you’re married and you’re a cheapskate, you’re in a world of hurt. Our February message series, “I Still Do,” will focus not on the fickle feelings that inspire pop songs and romantic comedies, but on the biblical purpose and importance of marriage. These days, some want to attack biblical manwoman marriage as narrow-minded and discriminatory toward those who’d like to define this relationship in some other way. Some ridicule marriage as a quaint, outdated institution. And we regularly see celebrity couples spend vast sums of money on lavish, ostentatious weddings with little if any apparent regard for what it takes to make a marriage work. But whether you’re a young person for whom marriage seems a faraway consideration; an engaged person in active wedding-planning mode; a newlywed still adjusting to being half of a couple; a spouse of several years feeling twinges of domestic boredom; a veteran of decades of marriage; a lifelong single; or someone still hurting from a divorce; this union called marriage—the first human relationship God created—is the most basic building block of humanity. When handled according to God’s instructions, marriages merge lives, meld families, and build legacies. By the same token, when we misunderstand or mishandle marriage, we experience—and expose others to—significant hurt.

Whatever your marital status, I hope you’ll join us for this series. Marriage relationships experience attack from many angles, so having support from both biological and spiritual families is a huge blessing to any couple. Please note two great marriageenhancing opportunities that are just around the corner: • On Friday, February 10, join us for the “Ultimate Date Night,” which will combine a delicious catered meal, an excellent Christian film, and some great company. • On Saturday, March 10, we’ll host a 9:00 AM-4:00 PM seminar called “The Choice for Marriage” sponsored by Marriage Investors. See page 2 for more information and visit http://www. marriageinvestors.org. One of the most important ways we go DEEP as a church is by building strong families. And it takes strong marriages to build strong families. Continual work on our own marriages, and support of others’, is one of the best investments we can make in showing the love of Jesus to those who come behind us, and to our world. I won’t naively suggest that marriage is easy, but I will go on record in stating that it’s incredibly important, and that I hope you’ll join me in encouraging, building, and praying for Christ-centered marriages. Yours because I’m His, Matt

Sermon Series
February 4This series will offer an honest, practical challenge to the already-married to recommit to building godly marriages, the thinkingabout-getting-married to consider the real-life challenges of marriage, and the skepticalabout-marriage to better understand what marriage is and is NOT designed to be.

Covenant (1, 2, 3)
Genesis 2:18; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Our culture has lost sight of what marriage is, why God created it, and what it takes to make it work. Marriage is a covenant in which a man and a woman each commit 100% to uniting as one before God, and to remaining together with His help.

February 4 & 5

Cooperation
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Our culture is also confused about love. We regularly confuse love with romance, emotion, or sexual attraction. In order for a marriage to last, both partners must cooperatively give themselves to love in the way God—not Hollywood—calls us to love.

February 11 & 12

Communication
Ephesians 4:15-5:2 Paul’s instructions to the Ephesian church about communicating with love, honesty, patience, purity, forgiveness, and kindness precede his instructions about marriage, and they’re an important foundation for our understanding of marital communication, as well.

February 18 & 19

Commitment
Matthew 19:1-9 Given the relative acceptability of divorce in our culture, it’s hard for many couples to imagine committing to one another in a “no matter what” way. While divorce is not the unforgivable sin, God created marriage to be a much more permanent thing than we often treat it as. What would happen if we were to let Jesus—rather than advice columns or state law alone— speak to this issue?

February 25 & 26

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Upcoming Events
Feb. 4-26 Feb. 6 Feb. 10 Feb. 11-12 Feb. 12 Feb. 12 Feb. 15-20 Feb. 18-19 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 24-25 Feb. 26 Feb. 26 Feb. 26 Feb. 29 Mar. 10 Mar. 16-17 Apr. 12-15 Apr. 27 May 2-5 “I Still Do” Sermon Series Clown Classes Begin Ultimate Date Night GCS Registration on Wknds Early Soccer Reg. Deadline Baptism 101 Class Men’s Work Trip to Tampa GCS Registration on Wknds Simple Steps Class Starts HS Ski/Snow Tubing Trip CIY Believe Laugh Your Way Study Begins Bible Basics Study Begins Guest Services Luncheon Financial Peace Class Starts “The Choice”Marriage Seminar Hearts at Home Conference Women’s Work Trip Girl’s Night Out Movie Men’s Fishing Trip

Service Opportunity for Adult & College-Age Students

CSM is looking for volunteers to help in our student ministry. Opportunities include (but are not limited to) Sunday morning greeters, table discussion leaders, lifegroup leaders, event or mission trip chaperones. Please see Neil Hinders or Becky Munger for a complete packet of information.

HS Ski/SnowTubingTrip

Mon., Feb. 20 l Deadline Feb. 5 At Perfect North Slopes. Cost is $40 (ski rental is $15 extra) plus money for 2 meals. Pick up information at Becky’s office. Register online at www.walkyourcross.com.

CIY Believe

Grades 7-8 l February 24-25 Cincinnati, OH. Cost is now $120 (or $130 after Feb. 8) and includes conference, housing, meals and transportation. Pick up information at Becky’s office. Register online at www.walkyourcross.com.

CSM is looking for student leaders! Crosswalk has now placed its student interns under the new Servant Leadership Program and has added a new component. CSM is now searching for what we call Student Ambassadors. Over the past couple years, our intern program has had tremendous success. However, we have noticed that while we are seeing positive results in our church, we have lost sight of what is happening outside the church. Our Servant Leadership Program is designed to both serve the church and community. While interns will focus on serving inside the church, ambassadors will focus on serving outside the church. Whether you are in band, on a sports team, or working, you will be given the opportunity to lead in the way that will best fit God's call in your life. Joining our Servant Leadership Programs means that you are choosing to embrace your calling as a disciple - to go and make disciples of all nations. Talk to Neil Hinders, GCC's Student Minister to pick up an application today!

Servant Leadership Program

Continuous Activities
Monday Every Divorce Care Every Mens Over 30 BB Every PHAB (check schedule) 1st Primetime For Seniors 1st Elder’s Meeting 1st & 3rd Moms In Touch Meeting Tuesday Every Weight Watchers Every PHAB (check schedule) Every Single’s Bible Study Every Volleyball (Recreational) Every Parkinson’s Exercise Mtg. 1st & 3rd Mom’s In Touch 2nd Clown Ministry 2nd World Evangelism 4th Power Prayers Team Mtg Wednesday Every Volleyball (Competitive) Every PHAB (check schedule) 1st & 3rd Widows Care Lifegroup 1st,3rd,4th Morn/Even Close Knit Friends 1st & 2nd CrossWalk Bible Study 4th Martha Circle WOW Thursday Every Prayer & Praise Group Every PHAB (check schedule) 1st & 3rd Men’s Bible Study/Brkfst. Friday Various Single’s Game Night 3rd PNO Date Night 3rd All Fun and Games Saturday 2nd Quilting For Him 3rd Stamping Sunday 1st Welcome to GCC 2nd & 3rd DEEP Class 2nd & 4th First Peter 3 Wives Class

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First Steps

Welcome to GCC 1st Sunday of the Month 11:00 am l Welcome Room A quick overview of GCC, including facility tour. DEEP Class 2nd & 3rd Sunday of the Month 11:00 am l Room 502B All are welcome. It is necessary to complete both parts for membership at Greenwood Christian. Learn who we are, what we believe, where we’re going, and how we function.

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Sports Ministry
by Wes Bryant Director of Sports Ministry

Guest Services Ministry
Spring Youth Soccer League
Early Registration Deadline & Cost: February 12 - $50 Late Registration Deadline & Cost: February 26 - $60 Games: April 14 – May 19 First Practice: Week of March 19 U5 Practices: Saturday Mornings (30 min of practice/30 min of game) U7 Practices: Thursdays between 5:30-7:45pm (45 min practices) U10: Thursdays between 5:30-8:30 (1 hour practices) U12 Practices: Thursdays between 5:30-8:30 (1 hour practices) and one additional day as scheduled by your coach. U5-U12 Games: Saturdays beginning at 9am with U5 and ending by 1pm with U12. All games are played at GCC. U14-U18 Practices: Thursdays between 5:30-8:30 (1 hour practices) and one additional day as scheduled by your coach. U14-U18 Games: Saturday afternoons at Mount Pleasant Christian Church.

(Testimony from Sports Ministry)
My change and growth was gradual as my wife and I became more involved with the church. In the spring of 2006 is when I finally was baptized and became a member of GCC. My wife, children and I have called it home ever since and many have seen that my wife and I can literally call this church our home. When the soccer program was being developed, my wife was on the committee. The first season, she was a director and had talked me into coaching. I loved it. I didn’t know much about soccer, but I knew enough to teach the little kids. I stepped up as a director in the league the following season and have been doing it ever since. I truly enjoy this ministry and believe God teaches me more through it than I teach the kids. ~ Paul Weedling is Pursuing
Transformation into the likeness of Jesus as the Director of our U5-U10 Soccer League. Registration is now taking place.

Play-By-Play

Appreciation/Training Luncheon

Sunday, February 26 l 12:30-2 pm Everyone interested is welcome to come. Who are we? Greeters, Hosts, Door Keepers, Bulletin Distributors, Information Desk Attendants, Welcome Center Attendants, Welcome Room Hosts, Next Step Guides and Ushers. (Valet Team will have a separate meeting in the near future, date TBD). Already on our Team? Come and meet the rest of the team and let us “thank” you. Not sure what it is that we do? Come for the fun and food and we will explain. Thinking of getting more involved at GCC but not available for a substantial time commitment? You definitely should come! Please rsvp to Marla McFarland at 881-9336 ext. 361 or Mmcfarland@ greenwoodchristian.com asap.

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Conferences

In the MOMent
Kathy Stahlhut Director of Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministry

Women’s “ Weekend Challenge” Work Trip! Michelle Duggar

Anita Renfroe
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Dr. Juli Slattery

Revolution began almost 12 years ago as a dream – a church for people Friday, April 27 l Save the date! who don’t go to church. On October 24, 2010 Revolution held their first Watch for more details coming soon. public church service. Since launch day, God has used Revolution to reach North Central this fun You won’t want to miss National Western evening to benefit TCM hundreds of lives in the Annapolis community. Conference Conference to work Conference Ministry!!! Ladies, we have an opportunity to travel to Annapolis, Maryland alongside the folks who IL Normal, started this church and who Springs, CO the Colorado work tirelessly in Rochester, MN community to share God’s Word and the love of Jesus! Tim Captain, son of March 16-17, GCC, October on staff at Revolution. November 9-10, 2012 Lewis and Lisa Captain of2012is one of the ministers12-13, 2012 We will leave Thursday April 12 at 7:00 pm for an all-night bus ride to Maryland where God will lead us as we spend time doing projects at Bates Middle School, The Samaritan Women (www.thesamaritanwomen.org) and helping the Revolution volunteers with their Sunday worship services! We will leave to return home Sunday April 15 after the services, arriving at GCC around 1:00 am. This will be a life changing challenge that’s fulfilling in ways you could never • Confessions of an Imperfect Mother • Thriving as a Single Parent Cleaning Crew Needed begin to imagine. If you have been • Frumpy to deeper in yourin 30 Days Fabulous walk • 50 Ways to Improve Your Kitchens to Clean GCC prompted to grow organization and cleanliness Relationship Ifwith Your Husbandare your with Jesus, this may be the weekend for • What to Do When God Says “Wait” areas of interest, please you! Cost $100.00 limited to the first 15 email Kathy at kstahlhut@ • Jump Off the Hormone Swing • Get a Grip on February 26, full greenwoodchristian.com. ladies. Sign up deadlineYour Finances We will form a team • Help Your Child Develop to payment due March 11. Please pick up a • 7 Secrets to Success at Home clean the kitchen the last brochure atthe Information Center or to request more information email Strategy February. Lunch a Dating week of and at Work The Linda Flock at GCC.hikers@gmail.com provided. We all use the

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The Hearts at Home 2012 Conference “In the Moment” would be ideal for your small group, connect group or study group to attend together. Dr. Juli Gathering with thousands of moms, Hearts at Home main sessions are The Slattery Dr. Juli high energy opportunities to laugh and learn. Through drama, music, and Slattery FlyLady speakers Michelle Duggar real challenges of motherhood, you’ll find who understand the Michelle Duggar your vision refreshed, your heart full, and your perspective transformed. Western North Central Main sessions National place at the beginning of your conference day and will take National Western North Central Conference Conference Conference immediately following your Colorado Springs, CO workshop breakouts. For more information, TheThe Normal, IL FlyLady Conference FlyLady Conference ConferenceRochester, MN pricing, andMarch 16-17, 2012 schedule,12-13, to www.hearts-at-home.org. a conference October go 2012 November 9-10, 2012

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Women’s Connect Groups
Quilting For Him l 2nd Saturday at 8:00 am Connie Alexander, our Quilting For Him leader, has moved with her family to Nashville, TN where she will begin a new job. We will greatly miss her! Please help welcome the new leader of our Quilting Club, Linda Crist. Linda has served as co-leader alongside Connie Alexander for the past two years. Always wanted to learn how to quilt? Now is the time to join. For more info, call Linda at 831-2415. Stamp-A-Card Club l 3rd Saturday at 9:00 am Contact Debbie at Debbiecallon@hotmail.com. Close-Knit Friends l 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays at 9 am & 6 pm Martha Circle WOW l 4th Wednesday Martha Circle Love Feast for School and Daycare Staff and helpers is Wednesday, February 8 from 11 am - 1 pm in the Café. Drop in and enjoy a salad and dessert buffet prepared by our wonderful Martha Circle group.

Support CareNet Pregnancy Centers of Johnson County... Fill a Baby Bottle!
Help Promote the Sanctity of Life Weekend by taking a baby bottle and filling it with your spare change. We will collect full bottles through February 26 in bins located at the Welcome Center. Didn’t get a bottle? You can still drop your change in the bins.

1 Peter 3 Wives Study Group l 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:30 Widows’ Small Group l Meets 1st and 3rd Wed. at 11 am Moms in Touch l Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:45 pm Single Moms Study Group l Meets every Sunday at 11 am in 109

God is working here!

A seed was planted long ago when Rod and Carol Hervey had a passion to work with the kids at Friendly Village Mobile Home Park. What started as a bible study and tutoring session a couple of years ago with two or three kids has grown into a group of 25. Some of these kids worked on the Kids Give Back Project last spring. Lately, the kids’ bibles were in need of replacing. Through Annette Rawlinson’s request to Operation Care, new NIV teen study bibles were purchased as gifts for all of the kids. This week a thank you note came to us: Dear Operation Care, Just want to once again thank you so much for providing the brand new bibles for the teens who live in Friendly Village. I hope you will feel their excitement and appreciation as you read their favorite verses that they wrote for you at last week’s study. Thank you so very much for sharing God’s word with the youth in our community. May you all be greatly blessed by the Lord for your faithfulness in making HIS GLORY known to these teens. In His love, Lorrie Gray, Rod and Carol Hervey, Chet Casper and Steve Clodfelter You donating the bibles to our group means a lot to me. I know it sounds cheesy, but I truly mean it when I thank you form the bottom of my heart. I’m in love with the story of Mark 5:1-20 where demons are driven out by the Master. Thank you! Desiree My verse is Romans 2:1 – I am thankful for the bible you gave me and have it tabbed already. I hope that the tabs help me get to verses faster. Thank you. Beth My verse is Jeremiah 29:11 – Thank you for just your little bit that literally changed my life for the better. Cheyenne 7

Humble Yourselves
Prayer Focus
by Keith Groves Minister of Discipleship

James said, “Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.” James 4:10 How humble are you before the Lord? Here’s a message written as if God directly speaks to you now...

I have all power, but I am judicious in my use of it. I could have easily destroyed Egypt on the way to freeing my people. But I chose to give Pharoah a choice. His choice was to refuse to yield to me. All of my wonders only made his heart grow harder. I was grieved then, and I grieve now when I see the same hardness in people today. Their pride leaves no room for me - even when I rock their world. Precious one, when situations happen beyond your control, remember that I am sovereign - fully in control of all circumstances. Don’t allow pride, anger, or stubbornness to come between us. If you let me, I can help you keep your heart teachable and humble. I always respond to a humble heart.
From Heaven Calling, Copyright 2010 Worthy Media; Published by Zondervan

What’s your response? Pray about it.

2012 Operation Christmas Child Donations:

Our goal is 2012 excellent boxes for the year 2012! See the black box for our list of preferred donations each month. Also, please know you can pick up an empty shoebox at the children’s welcome center to fill anytime during the year. GCC will also once again host the ultra-fun packing party this November. Be thinking how you can participate. School teachers could encourage their classes, employees, their co-workers, scout leaders their troops, clubs their members, and the list goes on. For more information about Operation Christmas Child in general, visit their website at www. samaritanspurse.org. February: washcloths, mild bar soap, gloves, winter hats March: hair clips, combs, brushes, toy jewelry ***Please remember items need to fit in a shoebox***
Do not include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; out of date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as glass containers; aerosol cans

February: washcloths, mild bar soap, gloves, winter hats

Lifegroup
Do you ever feel lonely? Ever wonder if anyone really cares about you and your family? A lifegroup will help end your lonliness and let you develop friendships with caring people who demonstrate love in a variety of concerte ways. So, take advantage of this opportunity to also be a friend. Sign up online today and start your adventure toward sharing in a caring group!

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Power Prayers
Baptism 101

Team Meeting

February 12 11:00 am l Lifegroup Living Room This class will help you understand the meaning of Biblical baptism. Any questions you have concerning baptism will be answered.

Adult Bible Study Electives

Simple Steps for Sharing Your Faith

February 19 11:00 am Greenwood Christian Church wants you to be completely transformed in Jesus. One step in that transformation is sharing our faith with others. This class will encourage and motivate you to share Jesus’ love and because of that, experience Jesus’ love in deeper ways.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

February 26 - April 1 9:30 am l Room 405 Come to laugh your way through all the sticky situations of married life. Learn how your wife thinks and how your husband thinks and why we respond to each other like we do. You will enjoy this scripture based study.

Come check us out! You are invited to join us as we pray for God’s Kingdom here on earth. Our meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Lifegroup Living Room. Next meeting is February 28. All are welcome! Let us encourage you to pray, as we pray, for the following during the month of February. • Continued commitment to come closer to our God • Obedience in the areas of prayer, worship and faithful church attendance • For all of us to have a heart to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ as we bear their burdens • Keep our focus on Him foremost in our lives • Pray for those who are lost and need to know Jesus Luke 11:2, He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘ Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’”

Bible Basics

February 26 - April 1 9:30 am l Room 409 This class is for anyone who would like to quickly take a look at the 66 books that make up the Bible. Whether you know a little or a lot about the Bible, this class will examine important facts and Bible characters.

Financial Peace University

February 29 - May 23 (Wednesdays) 6:30-8:30 pm l Room 502B Sunday, February 12 is the deadline to sign up. Cost is $90. Scholarships are availablecontact Keith Groves, 881-9336, ext. 315.

Children’s Ministry is Collecting Change!

Register for these electives at www.greenwoodchristian.com
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...to help feed orphan children around the world. If your family would like a rice bowl to fill, contact Bob Fish at bfish@ greenwoodchristian.com. Rice bowls are also available at the Children’s Welcome Center to take home. Please return filled bowls by March 5. For more info. on the rice bowls program go to ricebowls.org.

Acts of Worship
by Eric Radecki l Worship Minister

TEACHING

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 2:42-47 ESV i Teaching. We are continuing now with the second direction of worship. The first direction that I covered last month, gGathering, has to do with our entrance into the fellowship together and coming before God. Next, i Teaching, or as it’s sometimes called, the “Service of the Word,” has to do with God’s communication to us. With God’s Word, the emphasis is on hearing from God, not learning about God. As Constance Cherry says, “The Word is informational in nature (providing knowledge of God’s will and instruction in matters related to the Kingdom of God), but it is formational in purpose (useful for reproof, correction, training in righteousness).” Indeed, instruction is important, but in the context of worship, listening to the Word from God and allowing it to shape us is what the teaching is about.

These may seem obvious, but acts of the Word in worship include: • Preaching • Songs we sing – Scripture or Scriptural themes set to music • Scriptures read corporately and aloud • Simple readings or dramatic readings of Scripture • Visual representations of Scripture (on screens, etc.) The Acts 2 passage gives us a glimpse of the early Christians who were attentive to God’s Word (i.e. the apostles’ teaching). This was manifest in the way they lived out their lives: many wonders and signs, selling their possessions, giving to the needy, glad and generous hearts, praising God, favored by outsiders, grew in number. How do you see these acts of worship represented in this second direction of our worship, i Teaching? As a result of our interaction with the Word? The Scriptures are God addressing us through the Word, not us addressing the Word, lest we be impressed with our skill in handling God’s Word. The Word will always affect us, our behavior and attitudes, if we allow it to do so. Therefore, the next direction of worship we shall discuss, drawn from Acts 2 will be, h Responding.
I am posting these articles, not only in the New Spirit, but on my blog (www.erictunes.blogspot. com) as well. Please follow along, subscribe to the blog, then share your pertinent and well though-out comments, questions, and responses as we go.

Worship Intern Lauren Smith
We welcome Lauren Smith, a senior Worship Ministry major at Lincoln Christian University this month. Lauren will be working in worship along with Eric and the rest of the Worship Ministry Staff until graduation in mid-May. During her time here, feel free to get to know her, offer encouragement, or remind her of what a wonderful Worship Minister we have! Her office extension is 346 and her email address is lsmith@greenwoodchristian.com.

Men’s Ministry

3rd Annual FishingTrip

May 2-5 at Hickory Hill Resort, KY Cost $125, cover cottage style lodging, food, snacks, and beverages Th & Fr. Sign up online by Feb. 29 - space is limited! Fliers at the Information Center. Questions: Eric Moody at nissan300zx_91@yahoo.com.

Connect with GCC on Facebook!
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CDCMF

Dinner at 6 pm, Program at 7 pm February 20 at Southport Heights CC Call 738-7714 for reservations. Speaker is Rob McCord from Outlook Christian Church.

We Celebrate

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Office & School Staff Directory
Email staff by using their first initial, last name followed by @ greenwoodchristian.com. Example: mgiebler@greenwoodchristian.com.

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CHURCH STAFF 881-9336 then extension Ext. Matt Giebler, Senior Minister ................................................................................. 327 Carol Conwell, Senior Minister Administrative Assistant ......... 328 ----------------------------------------OPERATIONS-------------------------------------David Strange, Executive Minister of Operations ........................................... 305 Wanda Bowles, Office Manager ....................................................... 314 Roxanne Shellist, Receptionist ............................................ 301 Rob Shaw, Director of Technology ................................................... 302 Mary Gerteisen, Director of Communication .............................. 360 Tim Roll, Maintenance Supervisor .................................................... 312 Rick Polesel, Maintenance Assistant .................................. 369 -------------------------------------FOUNDATIONS-------------------------------------Scott Pitts, Minister of Children ............................................................................. 311 Julie Shepherd, Early Childhood Director ..................................... 358 Becky Radecki, Children’s Curriculum Support ................................... Bob Fish, Elementary Director............................................................ 325 Carly Britt, Children’s Special Needs Director ...................................... Denise Turk, Nursery Director .................................................................... Neil Hinders, Associate Student Minister ............................................. 338 Becky Munger, Student Ministry Assistant ................................... 348 Ellen Sheets, School Administrator ................................... 881-9970, 264 Barb Moomaw, Assistant Administrator................... 881-9970, 265 Melissa Shaw, GCS Child Care Director .......................................... 253 Staci Bussing-Roll, GCS Child Care Assistant Director ............. 263 Christi Hardin, GCS Services Manager ........................................... 234 -------------------------------------PROGRESSIONS------------------------------------Eric Radecki, Worship Minister ............................................................................... 307 Erik Tittle, Production Director .......................................................... 347 Debi Kelsay, Worship Ministry Assistant ........................................ 344 Steve Dennis, Audio Director Joel Asbury, Video Director Perry Anderson, Minister of Pastoral Care ........................................... 308 Amy McGovern, Pastoral Care Assistant ........................................ 336 Keith Groves, Minister of Discipleship ................................................... 315 Joanne Martinie, Discipleship Ministry Assistant ...................... 324 Sue Hacker, Biblical Counseling ........................................................ 326 Kathy Stahlhut, Director of Women’s Ministry ................................... 335 Rhonda Kinman, Women’s Ministry Assistant ............................. 375 ----------------------------------------EXPANSIONS-------------------------------------Kent Patterson, Minister of Outreach ................................................................. 310 Marla McFarland, Outreach Ministry Assistant ........................... 361 Wes Bryant, Director of Sports Ministry ................................................ 322 Shan Rutherford, World Evangelism Minister .................................... 303

February Specials

Our features this month are Cherry Mocha (hot) and Strawberry Smoothie. Try one with a Red Velvet Muffin! We always need volunteers. Sign up online under “Get Involved” or contact Rhonda Huberts at rhuberts@ greenwoodchristian.com.

Cards For Sale

Warrie Dennis has created beautiful cards for all occasions; they are available for $2.00 each at the Café. All proceeds benefit Tear Down the Walls Ministry. Check them out today! 11

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