“It’s a fun day as we welcome children and families back,” noted Pastor Michael Graham, who said GCC will host a potluck brunch with the Educational Ministries Committee also serving pancakes.
“Families and youth can return to church with excitement and enthusiasm for what the new year will bring,” said Amber McLane, GCC’s Youth and Family Program Director, who added that Rally Day is also the kick off to the Sunday School year. “It's important for youth to attend so they can get valuable information and start to build relationships within the church."
For those unfamiliar with GCC, Graham said he hopes Rally Day puts a spotlight on their unique and inclusive approach to faith. “We aspire to be a very welcoming faith community, committed to exploring life’s big issues, supporting one another and working together to make our community a better place for everyone,” he said.
Noting GCC is home to a variety of community groups, he said they are always open to trying new things. He cited the end of summer as the perfect time for families and people of all ages “to try new things, too.”
“The excitement of summer is dying down, and many people start to look forward and inward this time of year,” said Graham, who cited GCC is also “safer than ever” with the addition of a recently installed air purification system. “Safety is very important to us, which is why we have worked closely with the Gilford Police Department to make this a safe campus.”
Located in Gilford at 19 Potter Hill Rd, Gilford Community Church (GCC) is an inclusive, open community that welcomes believers and doubters, seekers and skeptics, young and old. Viewable live on YouTube, Sunday service takes place at 10 a.m. at 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH and is also available on a livestream feed on GCC’s Facebook page.