December 3-10 is the Week of Prayer for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Pray for and give to International Missions. Gifts will be accepted through the end of December.
Children's Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Children in 1-5 Grade and their families are invited for an amazing afternoon of Christmas fun! There will be pizza and lots of Christmas crafts.
All GTBC Women are invited to attend a Fellowship on Saturday, December 16 at 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Bring a dish to share and a $15 gift for exchange. Bible Study will be "Growing in Love"
Youth Christmas Party
Saturday, December 16 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church. Students in 6-12 grade will enjoy an afternoon of movies, food, hot coco, and a fun gift exchange game.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Join us for our traditional Christmas Even Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 24 at 5:30 p.m.
We'll enjoy some wonderful music and the Christmas Story that evening.
Joint Worship Service on December 24 and December 31.
Please note Sunday Small Groups will NOT meet those Sunday mornings. Also, Nursery will not be available.
Office closed Monday, December 25
No Wednesday Night Activities on December 27
All GTBC men are invited to join the Youth Ministry on Saturday, December 30 at 9:30 a.m. for a Day of Service.
The men & youth will paint the Youth Room.
All GTBC members are encouraged to stay after the Joint Service on Sunday, December 31 for a brief Business Meeting to vote on the 2024 Financial Vision Plan.
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who filled a box or gave to Operation Christmas Child. You surpassed the church goal! 110 Boxes will be delivered on your behalf to children around the world this year.
Upcoming service opportunities at either Bishop Arts STEAM Elementary (formerly Reagan) and at Hector Garcia Middle School.
Pray for and support GTBC Staff as they serve Bishop Arts STEAM, Hector Garcia MS & Trinity Basin Prep
December 12 @ Bishop Arts STEAM - Breakfast for Faculty & Staff 7:30-8:30 a.m (GTBC staff will be serving)
December 14 @ Hector Garcia - Christmas Party for students in the Mentoring Program w/Sammy
December 19 @ Trinity Basin Prep - 10 Days of Holiday Cheer (GTBC presenting a small gift to faculty & staff)
Volunteers needed for:
December 20 @ Bishop Arts STEAM - Cookies & Craft Party 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who served at the previous events:
October 21 @ Bishop Arts STEAM - Campus Beatification 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 27 @ Bishop Arts STEAM - Fall Carnival 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
October 28 @ Bishop Arts STEAM - Men’s Service Project 9:00-10:00 a.m.
October 30 @ Garcia Middle School - Trunk or Treat 4:30-5:30 p.m.
October 31 @ Bishop Arts STEAM - Trunk or Treat 4:00-6:00 p.m.
November 16 @ Garcia Middle School - Fall Festival from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
All volunteers must have a background check. You will create an account then complete the application. There is no cost to you. You will receive an email once your application has been processed. www.dallasisd.voly.org
Passion is a Worship Conference for 18 to 25-year-olds January 3-5, 2024 in Atlanta, GA. Keep our wonderful group of Young Adults in your prayers as they prepare for Passion 2024! The group will be having a final details meeting on Sunday, December 17.
Wednesday Night Meals
Wednesday Night Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Realm Connect App
Great news! We have a new church app to help keep us all connected. Watch this short informative video. Realm_Resources_-_Core.mp4 Call the church office at 214-948-7587 to get your link.
Right Now Media
GTBC members, do you know you have unlimited access to thousands of Christian videos and resources for all ages through Right Now Media? All of our members should have this valuable resource. If you don't have an account yet, text GRACETEMPLE to 49775 to get started today or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, check your email for the invite link. It’s that easy!
JOIN US WEDNESDAYS
Dinner 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Bible Studies at 6:30 p.m.
English Bible Study
Wednesday Night Bible study for Adults of all ages led by Pastor Marco Castillo
Spanish Bible Study
Adult Bible Study in Spanish led by Cesar Olivares.
Youth Bible Study
Bible Study for students in 6-12 grade led by Sammy Castaneda, Youth Pastor