What the Lord has Done in '20-'21

Sunday Service

Worship Gathering: 10 am

by: Rhonda Owen

01/14/2022

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Despite the disruptions caused by COVID, the Lord has greatly blessed GSBC!  And he has blessed others thru GSBC!  The following is a praise report of what the Lord has done in and thru Good Shepherd Baptist Church during the past two years of the pandemic.


GSBC Missions Activities

2020-2021

  • On February 2, 2020 GSBC voted Michael Bartlett in as our pastor.   
  • On March 29, 2020 we began livestreaming Sunday morning services due to COVID.  
  • From March 2020 thru Memorial Day Weekend the Foundations class met by Zoom.  
  • Bible Fellowship during the two-year period included:
    1. Several groups of 3-4 met for G3R discipleship. 
    2. A group of ladies studied “The Joy of Encouragement” by David Jeremiah 
    3. The Women of the Word examined “Lady Heroes of the Faith”
    4. A ladies group participated in a study called “Are You Really OK?” by Debra Fileta 
  • In 2020 we distributed 29 bibles including 2 study bibles.
  • The following year we distributed more bibles thru VBS, church Welcome bags and Fall Fest.
  • In 2020 we purchased a portable baptistery and have baptized 11 people since then.
  • We’ve also added 22 new members to the church since 2020. 
  • In Giving and Benevolence--over the two-year period we ministered by:
  1. Distributing 35 food boxes to the elderly and disadvantaged.
  2. Giving a combined total of $1,700 in meal cards, vouchers, and cash for food assistance, and also providing 4 shelter assists.
  3. Giving $1,000 toward Hurricane Laura disaster relief. 
  4. Giving toward Teacher/Classroom/back-to-school needs
  5. Distributing 12 Summer Food Boxes plus a collection from the youth to help disadvantaged kids.
  • During the 2-year period at Linden Green and Linden Grove, we were blessed to provide the following:
  1. Nearly 100 Christmas Blessing Bags in 2020                                                   
  2. Soup and Crackers to senior residents in February 2021           
  3. 78 Resurrection Outreach/Spring Family Kits in April 2021
  4. 4 stand-up community gardens, flowers, veggies and soil in May 2021  
  5. “Outdoors with Kids” and “CHP Reads” June-Aug 2021
  6. Used household and furniture items to a displaced mother & son 
  7. 87 Backpacks with VBS Bible buddies 
  8. Nearly 100 Fall Fest Blessing Bags in 2021
  9. Turkey Baskets/Thanksgiving Meal contributions (by sign up) in 2021
  • In Outreach, we continued hosting the Christiansburg Soccer club; filled bottles with change for the CPC; adopted seniors at Warm Hearth for Christmas; showed appreciation to veterans and first responders by providing cookies; supplied mac and cheese to the Christmas store; ministered at the NRV Mall Fall Festival; hosted a Trunk or Treat; went Christmas caroling; and provided Christmas blessing bags to Richfield patients and guests at our candlelight service.  
  • In Missions–We provided over $2500 toward missions and training in various countries.
  • We also supported Operation Christmas Child, and the Annie Armstrong, Lottie Moon, and Cooperative Program missions; we sent blessing bags overseas, and provided warm clothing for Native Americans.
  • In addition, the VBS collection of $2,600 was used to provide Bibles and Gift Packs for Operation Heal our Patriots; and a Missionary Care Team was set up to support Derrick and Bailey Wood.
  •  Spiritual, premarital, and crisis counseling has been provided by Pastor Bartlett, Susan Bartlett, and other church leaders throughout 2020 and 2021
  • An Abiding Life Seminar and an online Disaster Relief Training were held in 2021. 
  • The church has made, and continues making safety and security improvements.
  •  We purchased a new banner for advertising and outreach. 
  • And we recently organized a C.A.R.E. Team to help with the ministry activities of the church. There are three coordinators: Dove Robertson, Kristi Canode, and Rhonda Owen. 
  •  A CARE Team page has been added to the church website and the activities calendar was recently updated. 

We encourage you to check out the GSBC website at:

 https://gsbcfamily.churchspring.org/

If you would like to be involved in ministry activities, we invite you to contact any of the C.A.R.E. Team coordinators, church leaders, or staff.  We’ll be glad to help you find a place to grow, serve, and fellowship, that is right for you!

Despite the disruptions caused by COVID, the Lord has greatly blessed GSBC!  And he has blessed others thru GSBC!  The following is a praise report of what the Lord has done in and thru Good Shepherd Baptist Church during the past two years of the pandemic.


GSBC Missions Activities

2020-2021

  • On February 2, 2020 GSBC voted Michael Bartlett in as our pastor.   
  • On March 29, 2020 we began livestreaming Sunday morning services due to COVID.  
  • From March 2020 thru Memorial Day Weekend the Foundations class met by Zoom.  
  • Bible Fellowship during the two-year period included:
    1. Several groups of 3-4 met for G3R discipleship. 
    2. A group of ladies studied “The Joy of Encouragement” by David Jeremiah 
    3. The Women of the Word examined “Lady Heroes of the Faith”
    4. A ladies group participated in a study called “Are You Really OK?” by Debra Fileta 
  • In 2020 we distributed 29 bibles including 2 study bibles.
  • The following year we distributed more bibles thru VBS, church Welcome bags and Fall Fest.
  • In 2020 we purchased a portable baptistery and have baptized 11 people since then.
  • We’ve also added 22 new members to the church since 2020. 
  • In Giving and Benevolence--over the two-year period we ministered by:
  1. Distributing 35 food boxes to the elderly and disadvantaged.
  2. Giving a combined total of $1,700 in meal cards, vouchers, and cash for food assistance, and also providing 4 shelter assists.
  3. Giving $1,000 toward Hurricane Laura disaster relief. 
  4. Giving toward Teacher/Classroom/back-to-school needs
  5. Distributing 12 Summer Food Boxes plus a collection from the youth to help disadvantaged kids.
  • During the 2-year period at Linden Green and Linden Grove, we were blessed to provide the following:
  1. Nearly 100 Christmas Blessing Bags in 2020                                                   
  2. Soup and Crackers to senior residents in February 2021           
  3. 78 Resurrection Outreach/Spring Family Kits in April 2021
  4. 4 stand-up community gardens, flowers, veggies and soil in May 2021  
  5. “Outdoors with Kids” and “CHP Reads” June-Aug 2021
  6. Used household and furniture items to a displaced mother & son 
  7. 87 Backpacks with VBS Bible buddies 
  8. Nearly 100 Fall Fest Blessing Bags in 2021
  9. Turkey Baskets/Thanksgiving Meal contributions (by sign up) in 2021
  • In Outreach, we continued hosting the Christiansburg Soccer club; filled bottles with change for the CPC; adopted seniors at Warm Hearth for Christmas; showed appreciation to veterans and first responders by providing cookies; supplied mac and cheese to the Christmas store; ministered at the NRV Mall Fall Festival; hosted a Trunk or Treat; went Christmas caroling; and provided Christmas blessing bags to Richfield patients and guests at our candlelight service.  
  • In Missions–We provided over $2500 toward missions and training in various countries.
  • We also supported Operation Christmas Child, and the Annie Armstrong, Lottie Moon, and Cooperative Program missions; we sent blessing bags overseas, and provided warm clothing for Native Americans.
  • In addition, the VBS collection of $2,600 was used to provide Bibles and Gift Packs for Operation Heal our Patriots; and a Missionary Care Team was set up to support Derrick and Bailey Wood.
  •  Spiritual, premarital, and crisis counseling has been provided by Pastor Bartlett, Susan Bartlett, and other church leaders throughout 2020 and 2021
  • An Abiding Life Seminar and an online Disaster Relief Training were held in 2021. 
  • The church has made, and continues making safety and security improvements.
  •  We purchased a new banner for advertising and outreach. 
  • And we recently organized a C.A.R.E. Team to help with the ministry activities of the church. There are three coordinators: Dove Robertson, Kristi Canode, and Rhonda Owen. 
  •  A CARE Team page has been added to the church website and the activities calendar was recently updated. 

We encourage you to check out the GSBC website at:

 https://gsbcfamily.churchspring.org/

If you would like to be involved in ministry activities, we invite you to contact any of the C.A.R.E. Team coordinators, church leaders, or staff.  We’ll be glad to help you find a place to grow, serve, and fellowship, that is right for you!

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