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Green Bay Community Church is a non-denominational group of Christ followers and a transforming community of families that are loving God and others. We are mobilizing people to share the hope of Jesus Christ with all people in the Green Bay area and walk with them as they become a member of the spiritual family, the Church.

Our Sunday morning schedule includes worship services at 8:00 and 10:00 am and breakfast at 9:00 am. On Sunday, Dec. 4 during our worship services guest artist and speaker Mike Donehey of the Christian band Tenth Avenue North will lead us in preaching and worship music as we continue in our sermon series entitled "Neighboring." 

Here is a comprehensive look at the events and happenings at GBCC:

GIVING: First Fruits

• We consider giving an act of worship and are grateful for the generosity of God's people. Here are ways you can make a contribution to the ministries at GBCC:

* Text any amount to 920-214-0051.

* Make an online contribution here.

* Put cash or checks in the collection boxes by the auditorium entrances.

Sunday morning schedule 

Our schedule at GBCC includes two worship services and a hot, delicious breakfast in-between. Here is the Sunday morning format: 

8 am -- First worship service

9 am -- Hot delicious breakfast

10 am -- Second worship service

We encourage you to make breakfast part of your Sunday worship experience. We believe that connecting with others is an integral part of the local church. So if you decide to attend the 8 am worship service, stay afterward and meet with new and old friends alike. If you attend the 10 am worship service, consider enjoying fellowship over breakfast at 9 am prior to the worship gathering.

HOLIDAY STORE

More than 200 families that include 500 children are in need of a helping hand this Christmas. That's why we partner with The Giving Tree Pantry to create a Christmas Holiday Store that serves people in the Howard-Suamico School District. Families in need can shop for discounted gifts that are supplied by our loving community.
 
Click on this shopping list to purchase gifts and then bring them to the drop-off station in the GBCC lobby by Dec. 12. If you prefer online shopping, The Giving Tree has set up an Amazon Wish List where you can purchase items for the Holiday Store with just a click. You can also sign up here for Holiday Store volunteer opportunities.

Mike Donehey live in concert Dec. 3

Mike Donehey, former lead singer for Tenth Avenue North and now a solo artist, will appear live in concert in the Green Bay Community Church Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are partnering with Thrivent to put on this event. Go here to purchase tickets.  

The GBCC building lobby doors open at 5:30 pm with doors to the auditorium opening at 6:15 pm. If you choose to arrive early, once the auditorium doors open, you are able to save one additional seat per each person present. Only water will be allowed in the Auditorium. Concessions will not be sold at this event.

Want a free ticket to attend the concert? Volunteers will receive a free ticket to this event. Go here for more information or to sign up as a volunteer.

NATIVITY PAGEANT

*Children and adults are invited to be part of the nativity story during our Christmas services. Kids from kindergarten-5th grade can play a role in the nativity pageant that will take place on stage during all Christmas services. There are also serving roles for adults. Go here for more information and to sign up.

 
 

NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT
*Celebrate and reflect on the joy of Christmas at GBCC on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring your friends and family for a night of centering our hearts on the beauty and wonder of what Christmas is all about.
There will be indoor and outdoor activities and an outdoor tree lighting celebration. 
  

CHILDREN' MINISTRY
*Go here for a Children's Ministry overview and list of events.
* Volunteers are needed so we can serve more children on Sunday mornings. Contact CM Director Emily Tippett if you would like to serve:
*Go to the Green Bay Community Church - Children's Ministry Facebook page for regular kids programming updates.

PRAYER & CARE

 PRAYER MINISTRY
*If you would like to submit a prayer request or consult with a pastor in person, on the phone or via Zoom, email us at
*Everyone is welcome to attend a prayer meeting on Wednesdays from 11 am to noon in the GBCC Prayer Room next to the Connect Lounge. 
*We meet in the Prayer Room on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 9:15. Anyone is welcome to join us for prayer.

CARE MINISTRY
*If you would like to schedule a pastor to visit you or a family member at the hospital, a care facility or your home, or if you would like in-home communion, please email us at

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT 

*Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy Family Movie Night at GBCC. "Minions: Rise of Gru" will be shown on the big screens in the auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Doors open at 5:45 and the show starts at 6:15. All concession sales go to the Feed My Starving Children Green Bay Mobile Pack. Click here for volunteer opportunities.

NEXT STEPS

COMMUNITY UPDATE
• Check out Facebook Live every Wednesday from 12 to 12:30 pm for GBCC updates, special guests and more.

MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
* Check for content and schedule updates on our Green Bay Community Church - Middle School Ministry Facebook page. MSM needs volunteers -- contact student ministries pastor Zach Ward ( ) or student ministries associate pastor Michael Gabriel ( ).

HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
* Check for content and schedule updates on the Green Bay Community Church - High School Ministry Facebook page or the HSM Instagram account. HSM needs volunteers -- contact student ministries pastor Zach Ward ( ) or student ministries associate pastor Michael Gabriel ( ).

NEW TO GBCC?
If you’re new to GBCC, we would like to connect with you. Text the word NEW to 920-335-8866 and we will follow up with you. 

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
There are a number of serving opportunities at GBCC on Sundays and throughout the week where you can share your God-given talents within the body of believers. Click on this "I'm In" form where you can review a variety of serving roles. You can also access the form by scanning the QR code above with your phone camera. We hope you take advantage of the chance to get more involved in the local church by serving with others. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ COMMUNITY
Wednesday Nights at Community Church includes a dinner followed by a variety of adult classes plus children's programming. Dinner is served from 5 to 5:45 pm followed by adult and children's classes from 6-7:30 pm. Quarter 2 classes began Oct. 26. Email Casey Entringer for information on adult classes. Email Emily Tippett for information on children's programming.

JOIN OUR WORSHIP TEAM
In a letter to our community, Anya Krawczyk, GBCC Worship Team Member, shares her experience being a part of the Worship Team and encourages you to consider joining her. Read her letter here. If you are interested in joining our Worship Team, please reach out to Niki Koltz at .

CHRISTMAS AT GBCC
Christmas is less than two months away and it's never too early to get into the Christmas spirit by planning to attend one of our worship services to celebrate Jesus' birth. Mark down these times and days for the 2022 GBCC Christmas services:
-- Friday, Dec. 23 at 4:00 and 6:00 pm.
-- Saturday, Dec. 24 at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 pm.
-- No services on Christmas Day

50+ COMMUNITY GROUP
GBCC has a 50+ community group called OWLS, which stands for older, wiser, livelier saints. For more information email Lucinda Roberts. The next scheduled social event is Friday, Dec. 9 and will include gathering at GBCC at 5:30 pm, Christmas caroling in a nearby neighborhood and returning to church for a time of fellowship.

RESTORE RETREATS
A new number of GBCC retreats for women, men and couples is scheduled in 2023. Don't miss this opportunity to receive refreshment and nourishment for your soul. The retreat season kicks off with a women's retreat Jan. 12-15 -- go here for more information. Check out the full lineup of retreats here.

VETERANS GROUPS
A new group is forming to create a faith-based fellowship program run by veterans for veterans providing an environment that feels safe and allows participants to verbalize their traumatic experiences to people who know, love and accept them unconditionally. The group will also help veterans become involved in helping and serving others. Go here for more information and to fill out a survey to help shape this group. You can also email Gail Nohr.

CIRCLES GREEN BAY
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The goal of Circles is to end poverty in Brown County, and one of the ways to do that is by coming alongside those who are looking to improve their lives. Consider becoming a Circles volunteer and invest in someone's life to make a lasting impact. Circles meets on Monday evenings at GBCC. Go to the Circles website for more information or email Laura Lee Wright:

TOGETHER GREEN BAY
• Together Green Bay is a call to everyone that influences others to make our city better through leadership and community development. We work to grow leadership in every public and private sector and we work to engage people and organizations in our community to end poverty. Go here for more information.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (VIRTUAL)
• The Cancer Support Group is committed to creating a safe, confidential place for men and women to share their experience, strength and hope with each other. As a group we will address the physical, emotional, relational and spiritual challenges that cancer brings. Meetings occur the first and third Mondays of the month. You are welcome to attend any session. Go here for registration, which is required to receive virtual meeting place information.

PASTOR KIM'S BIBLE STUDY
• Join former GBCC Pastor Kim Sechler for a Wednesday morning bible study via Zoom from 8 to 8:45 am. Go here to get the Zoom log-in information. 

THE GIVING TREE FOOD PANTRY
• The Giving Tree accepts in-person donations at the Green Bay Community Church West Lobby entrances, where shopping carts are located to place your donations. Other drop-off locations in Howard and Suamico during regular business hours: Thornberry Cottage; Village Lanes; Papa Murphy's on Lineville; design a la mode; Village of Suamico offices.

GROUPS
• Go here for a list of groups that are offered at GBCC. 

GIVING YOUR HOME TO GOD
We are asking Green Bay Community Church attenders to commit their homes to God, which simply means to use your home to serve God and others. Go to our homes page for more information and helpful training videos by our pastoral team. 

RIGHT NOW MEDIA
• GBCC attenders have access to a free video library for adults and children through Right Now Media

COMMUNITY LOVE NOW FACEBOOK PAGE
• We have created a Community Love Now Facebook group to provide a forum for needs in our community to be shared and met. To join the group click here

STAFF CONTACTS
• GBCC staff members are working on campus as well as offsite. Email  to contact one of our staff members.