STAFF UPDATE
We are very grateful for Joe Statton’s faithful leadership in helping us steward our tithes and offerings with integrity and wisdom for the past 20 years. In light of his retirement effective December 26, it is important to understand our strategic plan to fill his responsibilities. Our Directional Team has been working with our Personnel and Finance Teams to move forward with a twofold approach to provide management over our finance office. Effective January 1, after serving faithfully for 23 years as our Financial Assistant, Tori Carver will be promoted to our Director of Finance. Under her leadership, we will outsource the majority of our accounting needs to a third-party church accounting firm. We firmly believe their expertise and software will help us continue our financial strength and integrity as we seek to faithfully oversee the Lord’s resources. Jason Miller will step into the role of overseeing Tori and our Finance Team.

Toni Blackwell, who has served as Pastor Joe’s Administrative Assistant, will move to our Missions office to serve alongside our Missions office staff and Pastor Adam.

We are looking forward to this next season of ministry and are grateful to be able to serve such a wonderful church family. If you have any questions about this staffing update, please contact Pastor Jason at jmiller@gsfbc.org.
BAPTISM DAY
Acts 8:12 states, “But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.” What an encouragement and example for us to trust Christ as Savior and then be baptized! We will host a Baptism Day on Sunday, December 5 in both services. We would like to encourage those who have never been baptized, have delayed their baptism, or need to be baptized on the right side of their salvation to join others on this day of celebration and obedience. If you would like more information, please contact Kim Bailey at kbailey@gsfbc.org.
DISCOVER CLASS
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28 | 4:45PM | SANDERS HALL
This special event provides an opportunity for people to learn more about our church, the direction we are going, and how to get connected. Class attendance is required for membership, and all guests are encouraged to come. Dinner and childcare are provided. To register, go to www.gsfbc.org/discover or email Kim Bailey at kbailey@gsfbc.org. Deadline to register is THIS Sunday, November 21.
JOY PROJECT
As you are shopping for Black Friday deals, don’t forget to pick up a few items for Joy Project! This year we will be collecting toys, coats, and winter wear (hats, gloves, scarves) for The Mercy Church, Fordyce Community Baptist, New Faith Church, and The Shack. Purchased items may be dropped off in the bins in the Main Lobby and North Lobby, or let us shop for you by giving to the Joy Project at gsfbc.org/give through December 12. Visit gsfbc.org/joy to see a list of suggested items to purchase, or pick up an item list at The Hub or in the Main Lobby. We are excited to serve our local partners this holiday season!
ARKANSAS BAPTIST HOMES FOR CHILDREN
The Christmas tree with gift tags for the Arkansas Baptist Homes for Children still has many household item tags available! Visit the Main Lobby to pick up a tag that lists an item for one of two new homes. Gifts have to be returned by November 28. For more information, contact Kim Gambill at kgambill@gsfbc.org or visit the table in the Main Lobby.
JOY BRUNCH
DECEMBER 4 | 10:00AM- 12:00PM | SANDERS HALL
Ladies, make plans to join us for our annual Joy Brunch! We will eat, fellowship, worship, and listen to an encouraging testimony. The cost is $5, and you can register at gsfbc.org/women. We hope to see you there!
AMAZON MISSION TRIP INTEREST MEETING
NOVEMBER 21 | 11:00AM | WORSHIP CENTER
We are preparing to send a team to Brazil July 27 – August 5, 2022 to assist Brazilian churches in making disciples by sharing the love of Jesus in the Amazon River Basin. If you are interested in serving with this team, come to the information meeting on November 21 to hear from Steve Trammel with Amazon Outreach. If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Adam Miller at amiller@gsfbc.org, and he will give you more information.

Happy Thanksgiving! The church office will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26. Regular office hours will resume Monday, November 29.
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GIVING
NOVEMBER 14
Budget Requirements............... $90,605.37
Budget Offerings........................$82,009.86
Global Missions Offering..............$5,615.00
Global Missions Offering YTD..$124,125.09
Building Fund...............................$8,343.33
GIVING OPTIONS
Online Giving: gsfbc.org/give
By Mail: PO Box 31510, Little Rock, AR 72260
Drop Box: 12400 Interstate 30, Little Rock


SYMPATHY & PRAYERS
Pastor Dave and Louanne, along with our church family, express sympathy to Andrea Carpenter Murphy in the loss of her husband, E.J. Murphy.

Click HERE for a care sheet of prayer requests.