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                                                                                                                                                                                                               March 30, 2008   Vol. 30 No. 13
                                                     The flowers last week, March 23, were given in thanksgiving by the Basilad family for God’s blessings, by Ayul and Navs Rivas for 14 years of marriage,
                                                     by Rajsh Sabio, by Ingrid Nieto and by an anonymous donor.

                                                     The flowers this week are given in thanksgiving by Marlo and Gigi Basilad for the birthday of their son Nash, by Vanessa Hannah Anne and Van
                                                     Henryck Andrew Ong, for the birthday of Vivian Nubla Sy, and by an anonymous donor

                                                     Please place subcription and payment (minimum of PhP 1,000) one week in advance and payable to GCF. Place check or cash in an envelope and drop
                                                     in our offering bags or boxes. Call 632-1354 to 56 for inquiries.

                                                     Stewardship report                                Monthly Budget
                                                                                                                                               for the month of March. 2008
                                                                                                                                                 Giving                            Needed
                                                             General Fund                                6,177,285.80                       3,942,791.87                         2,234,493.93

                                                             Mission Fund                                                                     550,155.50
                                                             VM711                                                                         2,813,598.15
                                                             Others: Designated                                                            1,125,879.50
                                                              TOTAL                                                                        8,432,425.02
                                                                                                             attendance and giving
                                                                     Worship                           Sunday School                         Small Group                            Giving
                                                                        3,640                                   424                                1,195                        1,311,943.42

                                                                                        satellite attendance and stewardship report
                                                                    GCF                     Worship              Sunday School                 Small Group                          Giving
In behalf of GCF, the Council of Elders accepted             South Metro                         655                      148                           249                    226,923.00
a 3.5 storey condominium unit donated to                     East                                772                      109                           ----                   152,660.50
                                                             San Fernando                        118                       41                            36                      75,380.00
The condominium unit is located along                        Batangas                            129                       18                            90                      29,657.00
C. Benitez, Quezon City. It has a total floor area           North                               624                       90                            59                    147,761.00
of about 240 sqm sitting on a 68 sqm lot. It                 Cebu                                170                       27                           ----                     23,535.70
has two car garages, dining room, customized                 Naga                                358                      ----                           74                      23,761.50
kitchen, fully air-conditioned living room,
bedrooms and master’s bedroom. The master’s                  Malolos                             188                       92                           ----                     32,108.00
bedroom has a separate bath room while the                   Marikina                            232                       23                           ----                     48,119.50
other bedrooms have a shared bath room.                      Legaspi                              86                      ----                           57                       7,147.95
Also included is a maid’s room and a powder                  Sta. Rosa                           251                       46                            21                      60,232.75
room. Interested parties are welcome to                      Northwest                           229                       60                         break                    111,172.25
inquire through Tess Angeles at 632-1354 local
304.                                                         Toronto                             268                       35                            75                 CAD$ 12,997.97
                                                             Parañaque                            73                       18                            70                      37,525.00
The Deacons’ Committee on Asset
Liquidation/Disposal is tasked to liquidate the
condominium unit. Proceeds from the sale of                                          Greenhills Christian Fellowship
the unit will be added to our VM711 funds to                                                           Ruby corner Garnet Roads, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
pay down our loans. We thank God for this act                                       Tel. Nos. 632 1354 to 56, 635 0078 to 80, 635-0082 to 83, Mon. to Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
of faith.                                                                                                GCF Ortigas Mobile Hotline: 0920-9612964 (24 hours)
                                                                                               Fax: 632 1357 • e-Mail: • Web site:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 30, 2008

 Sunday Morning                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hour of worship (circle one)
 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 a.m.
 Afternoon & Evening 3, 6 p.m.
                                                        Sunday, March 30
                                                         9:00 a.m. Membership Class - BM02
                                                                                                                                      Disciplers Fellowship                                                                                               7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
                                                        11:00 a.m. Membership Class - BM02                    We invite all disciplers to a time of fellowship on April 5, 1-4PM at the Social Hall. This will help
                                                                   Discovery Class - BM03                     us have an accurate picture of how our discipleship effort is going. It would be a good time also                            Mr./Mrs./Miss (circle one)
 Call to Worship                                                                                              to encourage one another as we journey together in a life of discipleship. Please register at the                            _________________________________
                                                                   G.R.O.W.T.H. Class - BM04
                                                                   Bible Study Methods - B518                 lobby!
 Praise & Worship
                                                                   Leading and Loving - B515                                                                                                                                               Address____________________________
 Announcements                                                                                                                                                                                                                             _________________________________

 Recognition of Graduates
                                                                   Master’s Plan of Discipleship - B516
                                                                   Walk Thru the new Testament - B517
                                                        12:30 p.m. New Volunteers General Assembly -
                                                                                                                             iLOVE Youth Camp 2008                                                                                         City_______________________________
                                                                                                              This year's camp is entitled, iLove, which will be held on April 11-14 at the Boso-Boso Highlands,
 Pastoral Prayer                                                     Social Hall                              Antipolo City. What we want our youth to learn in this camp is to love God more than anything                                Phone
                                                                                                              else. The camp fee is only P 2,500. Deadline of registration is on April 3.                                                          (H)__________________________
 Testimony                                              Monday, March 31
 Hazel Grace Chua                                        7:00 a.m. Call Center Agents Fellowship                                                                                                                                                   (W)__________________________

                                                                                                                                     Dance With Me
                                                                     - Board Room
 Offering                                                6:30 p.m. Peacemaker Training - Social Hall                                                                                                                                       E-mail_____________________________
 Offertory Worship
 Gayle Dizon                                            Wednesday, April 2                                    The Couples Who Care and Crossover Singles ministries will be holding a ballroom dancing class                               Marital Status (check one)
                                                         7:00 p.m. Midweek Worship - Social Hall                                                                                                                                              q Married          q Single       q Widow
                                                                                                              on April 12, 1:30-4:30PM at BM07. Instructors are available to teach you. Registration Fee is P100.
 Scripture Reading
                                                        Thursday, April 3                                                                                                                                                                  Date of Birth: Month____ Day____ Year_____
 Message                                                 8:00 a.m. Seasoned Men of Faith - Single’s Room
 Success and Significance                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Please check all applicable:
 Dr. Luis L. Pantoja, Jr.
 Pastor Rico Domingo 3p.m.
                                                        10:00 a.m. Senior Achievers - A101
                                                                                                                 Mapping Your Financial Future                                                                                                q First-time guest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              q Regular attendee
 Pastor Larry Pabiona. South Metro                      Friday, April 4                                       The Crossover Singles Ministry will be holding a 3-session seminar on Money Talks every 3rd Friday                              q I prayed to receive Christ as my Savior and Lord
 Rev. RG Foncardas, Jr. East                             6:00 a.m. Morning Prayer - Senior and Women’s        of the month starting this April. On the 1st session, Pastor BJ Sebastian will talk about Mapping                               q I am interested to become a member of this
 Rev. Ross Tarroja San Fernando                                                                                                                                                                                                                   church.
                                                                    Rooms                                     Your Financial Future on April 18, 7:30PM at the Social Hall.                                                                   q I would like someone to visit me.
 Rev. Tony Sadorra Batangas
 Pastor Arnel Aristoteles North                                                                                                                                                                                                               q I would like to know how to become a
 Pastor Omar Franco Cebu                                Saturday, April 5                                                                                                                                                                         Christian.

                                                                                                                                  Summer Jam
 Pastor Ed Pilapil, Sr. Naga                             9:00 a.m. Brother’s Keepers - Senior’s and                                                                                                                                           q I would like to attend a small group.
 Rev. George Payocong, Jr. Malolos                                   Women’s Rooms                                                                                                                                                            q I want to volunteer for...
 Pastor Sam Rendal Marikina Valley                      12:00 nn. Youth Sports - MPC                                                                                                                                                             _____________________________
 Pastor Joel Macapagal Legaspi                           1:00 p.m. Disciplers’ Fellowship - Social Hall       It’s summertime once again and the Children’s Ministry has the following activities in store for
 Rev. Emerson Manaloto Sta Rosa                                                                                                                                                                                                               q Please pray with me concerning the
 Rev. Hizon Cua Northwest
                                                         6:00 p.m. Youth Worship - Social Hall                the kids:                                                                                                                        following prayer request or special need:
 Pastor David de la Paz Parañaque                                  Crossover Badminton - MPC                             Kiddie Craft Day (for 4-6 y/o) on April 16 and 30, 9-11AM
 Welcome of Guests                                                                                                           Like Jesus Camp (for 9-12 y/o) at the Caliraya Re-Creation Center on April 23-25.                                   ______________________________
                                                                                                                             Camp Fee is P 2,500
                                                                                                                             GROW Kids Sports (for 8-12 y/o) on April 30-May30, every Wednesday and Friday                                       ______________________________
             y                                                                                                               (Futsal – 9 to 11:30AM and Basketball – 1:30 to 3:30PM)                                                             ______________________________
 This publication is also available in Braille.                                                                                                                                                                                                  ______________________________
 Please call Resources for the Blind at 726 3021-24.                                                                         Daily Vacation Bible School (for 3-12 y/o) on May 13-16, 9-11:30AM
                                                        Growth groups also meet every day of the week.                                                                                                                                           ______________________________
                                                        Visit for the growth group schedule.      Inquire at the GCF lobby or call the Ministry Secretariat: 632-1354 to 56 loc. 107 (Marj), 303 (Jenny), 305 (Princess),
                                                                                                                 306 (Robilita), 307 (Diding), 308 (Cora) or 0920-9612964 (GCF Hotline)
      Tod ay’s Message
                          SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE
                                     A Challenge to the 2008 Graduates
                                             John 1:6-9, 29-34

To set goals and to achieve them, to start projects and to finish them, to pursue courses and to complete
them unto graduation—all define success. Life consists in a series of successes mixed also with some
failures of course. Personal experience affirms that success demands a focused control of my actions and
the outcomes I expect.

When one lands a successful career and builds a multi-million peso home and parks a status symbol car
in the garage—like any new graduate aspires for—then what? Perhaps it will be like King Solomon’s
experience: “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight
in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor. Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained
under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 2:10-11).

Beyond success, aim for significance. Based on the gospel records about him, John the Baptist lived a simple,
successful, short but significant life. Jesus himself cited John’s significance (Luke 7:24-28).

1. John the Baptist lived a simple life, Matthew 3:1-6.

   a. By our standards, he lived a weird simple homeless lifestyle (not an endorsed ideal).
   b. His diet is also not appetizing for us.
   · Decide on your lifestyle without assuming that it determines your success and significance.

2. John the Baptist knew himself and his mission in life, John 1:19-23.

   a. He was classed with other prominent people but denied such identification.
   b. His identity is linked to his personal mission and characterized his success, John 3:27-30.
   · At this special juncture in your life, state or restate your personal identity and mission in life.

3. John the Baptist lived a successful and significant life.

   a. John the Apostle cited his significance, John 1:6-9.
   b. Jesus himself cited John’s significance: “Among those born of women there is no one greater than
      John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he,” Luke 7:24-28.
   · Significance is the incontestable claim of people about what you meant to them and to others.

A hundred years or less from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, or what elegant house I
lived in, or the kind of status symbol car I drove. What will matter is how my life’s mission has made a
difference in some people in the small corner of my immediate world.

                                                                                                March 30, 2008
     Parson To Person                                                              by Dr. Rommel Yazon

Congratulations, Graduates
We congratulate the graduates and their families. The church office has been informed of those
who have graduated in Elementary: Alyanna Chuatoco, Phoebe Co, Kevin Florentin, Alexis Franco,
Miguel Gaisano, Luke Michael Loanzon, Jee Young Lee, Yutang Lin, Nehemiah Paloma, Dani
Punzalan, Raquel Sabido, Nicah Santos, Jasper Tan. High School: Jairah Alto, Arielle Alvarado,
Miko Buena, Joseph Cheng, Matthew del Rosario, Justin Famatigan, Franz Flores, Jason Kingli,
Paolo Loanzon, Deanne Miguel, Arrow Pabiona, Micah Punzalan, Jia Ramos, Meagan Rivera,
Joshua Sola, Jefferson Tan, Joana Trono, Pam Yu, Rienne Zapanta. College: Zaza Chiusinco, Nica
Fernandez, Gino Jose, Minelli Ng, Jasper Peterson, AC Salvador, Mark Trono, David Villarica, RJ Yu.
MA: Germaine Santos. Doctor of Missiology: Elder Jojo Manzano.

GCF Camera Club
Good news for photography enthusiasts. Whether you are using a phone camera or a 50 mega
pixel SLR, you are invited to join the GCF Camera Club. The GCF Camera Club is a ministry group
that promotes GCF, its mission and ministries. The Camera Club promotes awareness of GCF
among people working and residing in Ortigas Center and beyond. Join us at the launching of
the Camera Club on April 20, 2008 (12:30PM). Register today at the lobby. See Pastor Rommel
for details.

And Make Him Known
As we grow in knowing Christ, we make Him known to people in Ortigas Center. We praise God
for the hundreds of people who received Christ as their Savior and Lord at the March 14 evangelism
blitz (127), Easter cantata (286), and Good Friday Reflections (46). Join us in doing follow up to
these people who responded to the gospel invitation.

Next Evangelism Blitz
The recent evangelism blitz saw 70 GCFers participating in a mighty harvest of people who
trusted in Christ as their Lord and Savior. More than 200 people (with 199 response forms
retrieved) in Ortigas Center heard the gospel in one afternoon. We invite you to join the next
blitz slated on April 25, 2008.

Manila District Prayer Fellowship
For the past three (3) months, we have been regularly conducting a prayer fellowship among
Manila residents and we have steadily seen a good number of people attending this prayer
session. On April 3 at 7:30pm, we invite all the residents of the Manila District to once again join
this time of prayer at Max's Restaurant, UN Avenue near Philamlife Building. Let us get on our
knees as we seek the Lord's leading in our ministries for this district.

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