Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GIC Prayer Vigil - February 15 & 16

  This weekend, February 15th and 16th, Urbancrest Baptist Church is hosting a prayer vigil to seek God’s blessing, guidance and favor on the upcoming Global Impact Celebration (GIC). The GIC is a time for our church to celebrate global missions—to hear the stories of the great work God is doing around the world through the hearts, hands and voices of those whom we have sent to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. This celebration will take place on March 13 – 17, 2013. 

  The specific goals of the 2013 GIC are for 1) God to be glorified, 2) vision to be enlarged, 3) hearts to be touched, 4) finances to be committed and 5) lives to be surrendered. Needless to say, there is a tremendous amount of work and coordination that goes on behind the scenes to realize these goals (e.g. arranging travel and housing, promotion, printing, home briefing coordination, child care, decorations, cleaning, etc.). A great number of individuals have already spent many hours laboring to achieve a successful GIC.  Yet, labor alone is not enough!

  Psalm 127:1 declares, “Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.” This passage is a great reminder to us that it is necessary to undergird every GIC-related activity with prayer. We must be on our knees seeking God’s blessing and direction, or we risk laboring in vain. We must come together as the body of Christ to call upon the Lord.

This weekend we have the opportunity to come together in prayer for the GIC. The doors of the church will be open Friday night from 6PM to 11PM and Saturday from 7AM to 7PM. A leader will be in place in Room 203/204 during each hour. Materials describing our missionaries and their prayer needs will be provided. Any and all who desire to participate are welcome. Please join us during this time of corporate prayer for our upcoming missions celebration!

For more information about this weekend's prayer vigil and the upcoming Global Impact Celebration, please visit:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mark Your Calendars

February 15: Young at Heart - Singles and young marrieds, college age & up
  Location: 6:30pm @ Trezona's house then bowling for those interested ($10)
  Bring a side dish to share!
  For more information, contact Clint Otto:

February 15-23: Cuba Mission Project
If you would like to receive prayer updates for this team, please contact Jeff Crumbley:

February 15 & 16: Global Impact Celebration Prayer Vigil
  Friday: 6pm-11pm; Saturday: 7am-7pm
  Location: Room 203/204
  For more information, visit

February 17: Haiti Information Meeting @ 12:30pm in Room 205
  For more information, contact Jeff Clem:

February 23 AM: SCBO Mission Round Table – Grove City, Ohio

February 23 PM: Elizabeth New Life Center Dinner at UBC
  For more information, contact the church office: 513.932.4405

February 24: Beverly, West Virginia Information Meeting @ 12:30pm in Room 203
  Trip Dates: April 1-7, 2013 (spring break)
  For more information, contact Aaron Taylor:

February 24: GIC Coordinator Meeting @ 5:00pm in Room 206

February 24: Parenting Support Group @ 6:00pm in Room 203/204
  For more information, contact Michelle Otto: 937.609.3633

March 3: GIC Meeting - Coordinator, Team Leaders, and Teams @ 12:30pm in Gym (lunch provided)

March 3: GIC Coordinator Meeting @ 4:00pm in Room 206

March 7: FPF Stewardship Team Meeting @ 7:00pm in Room 202

March 10: GIC Coordinator Meeting @ 5:00pm in Room 206

March 13-17: Global Impact Celebration
  For more information, visit

March 24: Information Meeting for All Summer Mission Trips @ 12:30pm in Gym (lunch provided)
  Please RSVP to Diane Lynch if you plan to attend:
  To view the 2013 mission trips, visit:

March 24: Easter Baskets of Hope Service @ 6:00pm in Sanctuary