Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits"

Hello folks, summer is just about officially wrapped up, but do not despair, the fall looks promising!
Samuel Butler said, "Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits" Pray that we'll see a great harvest this fall!

There are several exciting things in the works for GFC and the church in Cape Breton.

The First weekend in October will be our Anniversary Celebration  Oct. 4-6th with a weekend packed full of fun, food, fellowship.
Friday will be a Youth Coffee House Fundraiser for Munroe Academy.
Saturday Evening is a Potluck Dinner starting at 6:00pm and Dave Sawler will be joining us as guest speaker.
Sunday Morning at 10:30 Dave Sawler will join us again.
Sunday Evening we'll host the Tuesday Night Church for their monthly Celebration Night.

October 12th there will be a Youth Fair hosted by Community Cares Youth Outreach in there new building on King St.  This will be an opportunity for the community to see some of the programs that help youth in the community with dance and martial arts demonstrations, local musicians and artist and young entrepreneurs to display promote and sell their work.  Please come out and support this community event and help lift up and encourage the young people on the Northside.

There is a Retreat Weekend happening at Lighthouse on October 18th-20.  This will be a teaching, discussion and prayer weekend with several speakers and worship leaders, including Jonathan Strutt. 

Gathering of Hope
The Sydney Mines Ministerial will host another Gathering of Hope In November 17th (location TBA).  This is an opportunity for the churches to gather an pray together for issues in our community.  Please plan on coming out as we see the body of Christ putting aside differences and embracing our commonalities, mainly that we have a great savior who is able to break through earthy boundaries in order to bring about God's Grace and Mercy to us.

Pastor Rick will also be travelling to Presbytery from Sept. 25-29.  Breton Murphy will be speaking on the 29th while Rick is away.  
Pastor Rick and Joe will also be starting chapels with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles soon!