GPC is GrowingUP! GPC serves more than 150 active kids, half of whom are under the age of six. These
children and their leaders need dedicated spaces to learn and grow as an investment in their future. The Session
has committed to short and long term plans for supporting this growing demographic. A large part of that plan
is renovating our Children’s Ministry space, and we need YOUR help.

Currently, our Children’s Ministry programs are scattered throughout the church in multipurpose spaces,
making it difficult for children and leaders alike. Our renovation will change that. On the top floor of Balch
Hall, we are building two new classrooms, including The Den , a hip hangout space for the large 3 rd to 5 th grade
class. We will also refresh the existing classrooms to become dedicated children’s worship spaces, with new
classroom materials, updated furniture, and a brand new nursery! We anticipate this ambitious project will cost
about $40,000. Our fundraising campaign started on Youth Sunday and will conclude on Father’s Day.
Renovations are scheduled to begin July 1.

We invite you to pledge your support with the GrowingUP pledge card provided during worship service, place it in the offering plate, or mail it to the church. You can also skip this step and contribute directly by check (memo:
GrowingUP), gifts in pew envelopes, or online at the link below.

We thank you for your support as we invest in the faith of our youngest worshippers.

The GrowingUP Task Force:

Jennie Lopez, Children’s Ministry Director (Task Force Chair)
Children’s Ministry Deacons Claire Gillum (Chair), Gonzalo Ferro, and Brian Stocker
Elder Tracy Davis
Buildings & Grounds Chair Elder Rick Lawson
Finance Chair Elder John Schuhart
Stewardship Chair Elder Tom Lotterman