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Visitors are always welcome at
Grace Bible Fellowship.
We trust you will feel a warm
welcome & stay for a cup of coffee.

DECEMBER 1, 2019

Call to Worship

That Beautiful Name

 Events of the Church

Worshipping Through Song

That Beautiful Name

Waiting Here for You

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus


Praises & Petitions



 Mission Presentation

The Gabler’s

~ Song for Advent ~


~ Worship Team ~

Worship Coordinator Please remember to contact Dan & Emma Meyer about any special presentations or elements for inclusion in the worship service.  Please give as much advance notice as possible!

They may be contacted at (715) 292-2608 or


Operation Christmas Child

1,034 Boxes

A HUGE Thank You to Everyone that participated in 2019.


OCC Item Collection begins (April-October) – Will you help to collect items for the boxes each month.  These items will be used at our packing parties in November.

(No Liquid Please)

Month of AprilHYGIENE (toothbrushes, wash clothes, combs, bar soap, hair decorations, etc.

Month of MayOlder Boys and Girls (tools, kitchen items, soccer balls and pumps, etc.)

Month of JuneCrafts and Accessories

Month of JulyToys, Dolls, Stuffed Animals, etc.

Month of AugustSchool Supplies (pencils, snub nose scissors, paper, small rulers, colored pencils, etc.

Month of SeptemberClothing

Month of OctoberFill-In Items (i.e. regular or collapsible water bottles, plastic cups, bowl, plate, eating utensils, watch, tote bags, cloth reusable shopping bag - line box with it, sewing kit, homemade drawstring bags, headlamps, solar-powered flashlight, rubber potholders & cooking spatula/spoons, plastic drop cloth (for older kids - can be used for ground cover, shade, cover things to keep dry, etc.), work gloves. candy, sharpies (with a sharpie, older kids can decorate anything), bicycle repair kit, soccer ball (deflated), ball pump, pump needles, little doll with blanket, some brown-skinned dolls, hacky-sacks, Inflatable globes or balls, old navy bouncy balls, toy toolkit or doctor kit, harmonica, mini etch-a-sketch, tennis ball, jump rope, slinky, cars, ribbon, nail stickers, fun duct tape in different colors, travel games, bracelets, noisemakers, etc.)

Month of November:  Bring your boxes or Come help fill boxes at packing parties.


November is Packing Party Month


Collection Week

Sunday, November, 2020 (12:30-2:30 PM)

Monday, November, 2020 (8:30-10:30 AM) (Shipping Day)


957 Boxes

A HUGE Thank You to Everyone that participated in 2018.



Sun.  9:00 am - Sunday School (@GBF)

Sun. 4:00-6:00 pm - Youth Group

If interested contact Leah Lauren (

Mon 5:15 pm - Bible Study - Led by John & Val Tomkin (@ GBF) [starts 9/16/19 for 10 wks]

Tues. 6:00 am - Ashland Men’s Study (@ Burger King)

Wed. 8-9:15 am - Men’s Bible Study (@ GBF)

Wed. 6:30 pm - Worship Team Practice

Wed. 1:00 pm - JOY Group - Led by Leo Dallaire (@ GBF) (Jan-Apr) & (Sept-Dec)

If interested contact Leo (715) 823-1054

Thurs. 6:30-8pm Women's Group - Led by Mauricette (@ Cherylann's home).

If interested contact Mauricette (715) 373-0164 or Cherylann (715) 373-1062

Fri. 10:00 am - Women's Bible Study - Led by Valerie Tomkins [starts 9/13/19 for 10 wks]

If interested contact Valerie (715) 372-4543

Sat. 7:30 am (1st Sat. of mo.) - Women of Grace Breakfast – (see bulletin or Click on Ministries Tab)

Life Groups (see listing to the left of this posting)

~ Life Groups ~

Chris & Toshiko Brinker (Washburn)

After Church Services

Steve & Donna Linton (Bayfield)

4 PM Sunday's

Gary & Barb Pennington (Ashland)

6:30 PM Monday's

Upcoming Events

1st Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 1st.

Wreath       Symbol of Eternity

1st Week     Purple Candle                                                                                      

This first candle represents HOPE or Expectation in

Anticipation of the coming Messiah.

This candle is typically called the "Prophecy Candle"

 We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us. Our hope comes from God.

100th Community Christmas Concert – Will be held at the United Presbyterian/Congregational Church tonight starting at 4:00 PM.  Concert will feature area church musicians and local music organizations to usher in the Advent Season.  Come early and listen to the Saron Bells prelude.

2019 OCC Collection – A HUGE Thank You to everyone who organized, helped, donated, packed, and prayed to make this year’s collection such a success and blessing.  Special thanks to Marilyn and Mauricette who make this possible each year.

JOY Group – Wed, Dec 4th at 1:00 PM. There will be No Joy Group Dec 18th & Dec 25th.

Women’s Breakfast Brunch – Saturday, Dec 7th at Mauricette Keeley’s home (9:00 AM). There is a sign-up sheet on the welcome table (please specify what type of dish you will bring). Bring a story to tell and/or your favorite family traditions.

Socks for Richard Coss Prison Ministry – Donalee is collecting wool socks for death row inmates.  The final day to bring socks is Dec 8th.

Missions Meeting – Monday, Dec 9th at 7:00 PM. (Gathering Room).

Church Christmas Party – “An Evening at Grace” ~ a Christmas Potluck dinner and program, Saturday, Dec 14th @ 5:00 PM. Please bring a dish to share, the main dish and dessert will be provided,

Leadership Council – Sunday, Dec 15th following services.

Christmas Eve – Tuesday, Dec 24th.

Attn: Secret Sisters....Have you remembered your Sister in prayer? Have you remembered her with encouragement cards, gifts, friendship?  If not, it's a good day to start!

Adding Events – Please let the Church Secretary (Deb) know if you add an event to the Breeze Calendar; so, she can update the other calendars.

Library - There are Books, Christian audio dramas on CDs for the young, young at heart, and history lovers.

  • Church Library is in Room 2 at GBF

Lost & Found – Please go through the lost and found container in the welcoming room.


Online giving is now available through the GBF Breeze Church App. Contact Gary Pennington, Cara Croteau, or Emma Meyer if you have questions.

~ Announcement(s) ~

Need Volunteer(s)

ABC Thrift Store in the store front. Marilyn Jaeger can help you. Shifts are 3 hrs and working even 1-2 shifts a month helps (And no, you don’t have to be a Senior to volunteer.)

Make a Difference with The BRICK - Reach out to The BRICK today to explore a wide array of volunteer opportunities suitable for any skill set. Interested individuals can contact our Office Manager, Cheyanne Reeves at: or (715) 682-7425 ex. 102.

Prayer Chain - "If you would like to be on our Church Email Prayer Chain, or need to come off the list for some reason, please see Marilyn Jaeger as the list is being updated. Those who don't have email and would like prayer notices, let her know and she will find volunteers to call you." (715-373-5663 or

Church Directory – If you are interested in being included in the GBF directory; please fill out a form on the back table in the gathering room and give to Deb or put in the church office.

All photos are needed ASAP.

Weekly Assignments




   Gary Pennington


Scripture Readers:

1st No Scripture

8th Steve Meyer

15th Annette Meyer

22nd Emmer Shields

29th Teresa Rusch

* Sub: MJ Weaver

Hospitality / Kitchen:

Chair:   June Winnie

     Pat Shields

     Alice Johnson

            Donna Linton

Nursery:                  1st Brittany/Hana; 8th Elaine/Amelia; 15th Brendon/Sophie; 22nd Karen/Allison; 29th/Talia              *Sub:  Karen Thomas

Children's Church:  1st      ; 8th      ; 15th      ; 22nd       29th                                                                                               *Sub:  Karen Thomas

Greeters:                 1st Hagstrom; 8th Dallaire; 15th Croteau; 22nd Cadotte; 29th Lynne B                                               *Subs:  Paul Johnson or Lynne Borcher

Farewellers:            1st Brinker; 8th Folsom; 15th Compton; 22nd Von Riedel; 29th Leroy                                                 *Subs:  Paul Johnson


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