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The Spirit Newsletter

The Spirit Newsletter

Every month, we highlight our church's most exciting ministry events, photos, and testimonies in our Spirit Newsletter. Read on and be inspired by God's amazing work in and through GVBC!

Every month, we highlight our church's most exciting ministry events, photos, and testimonies in our Spirit Newsletter. Read on and be inspired by God's amazing work in and through GVBC!

Upcoming Events 

  • E-TIME: The Bridge Concert
    E-TIME: The Bridge Concert
    Sat, Jun 22
    GVBC Sanctuary
    Jun 22, 2024, 7:00 PM
    GVBC Sanctuary, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 7:00 PM
    GVBC Sanctuary, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Join us for E-TIME at 7 PM in the sanctuary! E-TIME is a bilingual service for English and Japanese speakers. This month, The Bridge will be performing to support the victims of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS) Registration
    Vacation Bible School (VBS) Registration
    Mon, Jul 08
    GVBC
    Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 12:00 PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    VBS is coming July 8-12, 2024, 9AM - 12PM, for children 3yrs to finished 5th grade! Online registration is open now.
  • Youth Long Beach Missions Prayer Updates
    Youth Long Beach Missions Prayer Updates
    June 22 - 28
    Long Beach
    June 22 - 28
    Long Beach
    June 22 - 28
    Long Beach
    Students are partnering with Citylights Church, to spend one week supporting the needs of local individuals and families, organizing a carnival, and running a summer bible camp for neighborhood children. Sign up to receive updates on specific ways to pray for our students!
  • 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff & BBQ
    2nd Annual Chili Cookoff & BBQ
    2nd Annual Chili Cookoff & BBQ
    Sunday, June 30th, After 2nd Service
    GVBC
    Sunday, June 30th, After 2nd Service
    GVBC
    Sunday, June 30th, After 2nd Service
    GVBC
    This July 4th weekend, bring your chili submissions to the courtyard by 10:30AM - the best chili will win a grand prize! Questions? Email thien@gvbc.net.
  • Community Scanning Day
    Community Scanning Day
    Sunday June 23rd & Monday June 24th
    GVBC, Rm 216/217
    Sunday June 23rd & Monday June 24th
    GVBC, Rm 216/217
    Sunday June 23rd & Monday June 24th
    GVBC, Rm 216/217
    The American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) is offering a free service to scan your documents related to the experience of Japanese Americans during World War II. You'll keep the original documents, and receive the digital copy. Sign up for a time slot!
  • Work Day
    Work Day
    Work Day
    Saturday July 6th, 8AM - 12PM
    GVBC
    Saturday July 6th, 8AM - 12PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Saturday July 6th, 8AM - 12PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    A practical way to serve our church and help maintain the building! No experience is necessary. Free lunch provided!
  • VBS Volunteer Form
    VBS Volunteer Form
    July 8th - 12th
    GVBC
    July 8th - 12th
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    July 8th - 12th
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Interested in helping with VBS? Sign up to help here!
  • Golf Tournament
    Golf Tournament
    August 19th, 2024
    Rio Hondo Golf Club
    August 19th, 2024
    Rio Hondo Golf Club, 10627 Old River School Rd, Downey, CA 90241, USA
    August 19th, 2024
    Rio Hondo Golf Club, 10627 Old River School Rd, Downey, CA 90241, USA
    The 23rd Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday August 19th, 2024!
  • NT All-Church Bible Reading Plan
    NT All-Church Bible Reading Plan
    Staring August 28
    GVBC
    Staring August 28
    GVBC
    Staring August 28
    GVBC
    Join the GVBC Family as we read through the New Testament in one year!
  • Spirit Walk: Zoom Course for Men
    Spirit Walk: Zoom Course for Men
    Wednesdays at 6 AM or Thursdays at 7 PM
    Zoom
    Wednesdays at 6 AM or Thursdays at 7 PM
    Zoom
    Wednesdays at 6 AM or Thursdays at 7 PM
    Zoom
    During this 8-week Zoom course, cover how to live in the Spirit, be filled with the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit every day! Starting the week of April 15. Fill out the form to indicate which time you would like to attend.
  • Knowing God: Zoom Course for Men & Women
    Knowing God: Zoom Course for Men & Women
    Tuesdays at 7 PM or Fridays at 12 PM
    Zoom
    Tuesdays at 7 PM or Fridays at 12 PM
    Zoom
    Tuesdays at 7 PM or Fridays at 12 PM
    Zoom
    During this 8-week Zoom course, we will go over 7 unique characteristics of God and how to apply them to our lives! Fill out the form to indicate which time you would like to attend.
  • Summer Events
    Summer Events
    Summer 2024
    Dodger Stadium, Hollywood Bowl
    Summer 2024
    Dodger Stadium, Hollywood Bowl
    Summer 2024
    Dodger Stadium, Hollywood Bowl
    Fun with Friends and Family presents several events this Summer, now available!
  • College & Young Adult Gatherings
    College & Young Adult Gatherings
    College & Young Adult Gatherings
    Sundays at 5 PM
    GVBC
    Sundays at 5 PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Sundays at 5 PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    A weekly ministry for College Students and Young Adults in their 20s & 30s. Join us for a great time of worship, fellowship and the study of God’s Word every Sunday at 5 PM in the Community Hall.
  • Discovery Bible Study
    Discovery Bible Study
    Sundays at 11 AM, starting January 21
    GVBC, Room 201
    Sundays at 11 AM, starting January 21
    GVBC, Room 201, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Sundays at 11 AM, starting January 21
    GVBC, Room 201, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    After attending 1st service, join us at 11 AM in Room 201 for an introduction and overview of the Bible, led by Pastor Thien Doan! If you have questions, please email Pastor Thien at thien@gvbc.net.
  • The Upper Room
    The Upper Room
    The Upper Room
    Wednesdays at 7 PM
    GVBC
    Wednesdays at 7 PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Wednesdays at 7 PM
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    The Upper Room is returning! Join us every Wednesday evening at 7 PM for a worship-based prayer experience, beginning on August 23rd, in Room 218. If you have questions, please email Pastor Thien at thien@gvbc.net.
  • Sunday Kids Church
    Sunday Kids Church
    Sunday Kids Church
    Beginning Sunday, January 21
    GVBC
    Beginning Sunday, January 21
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Beginning Sunday, January 21
    GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA
    Calling all families with children from newborn to 5th grade! Starting Sunday, January 21, bring your children to Kids Church on Sundays at 9 AM or 11 AM (during our regular main services).
  • Kids Church Serving Opportunities
    Kids Church Serving Opportunities
    Available Now
    GVBC
    Available Now
    GVBC
    Available Now
    GVBC
    Interested in serving with our Kids Church Ministry? Fill out the online form to learn more about available serving opportunities!
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