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Gila Valley Baptist Church Anniversary

In April 1960 Gila Valley Baptist Mission was started with the aid of First Baptist Church of Lordsburg. We became independent and organized as a church in May 1981. Gila Valley Baptist is now 60 years old, thank you to the 10 original, dedicated and faithful people that followed God’s will and formed the Mission. 

Eddy was able to load the 30th Anniversary Service videos onto the church's YouTube channel. You can find it at this link: Gila Valley Baptist Church YouTube channel link:

Team Kids!   

Team kids are for children K-6th grades and meet every Tuesday throughout the school year. The program is held from as soon as school lets out until 5:30 pm. We have had to make several changes, please watch the mail for more information. At Team Kids your children will enjoy recreation and a snack and most importantly learn about and experience God's love. If you have any questions, please contact Deanna at 535-2437 and Jessica Allsup at 535-2310.

 Vacation Bible School

Hosted by Trinity Presbyterian Church

Destination Dig VBS 

July 5, 2021 — July 9, 2021

9:00 am — 11:30 am (MDT)

SWCC located at US HWY 180 Mile Marker 79

Buckhorn, NM 88025

VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits at Destination Dig. Kids will unearth more than dirt as they dig up exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus! Along the way, they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13, that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.

Class size limited to 5:1 student to teacher ratio.

Pre-registration for children 4 yrs. old to completed 6th grade and volunteers is required

Students will stay with the same group and teacher; will not rotate to limit exposure and cross-contamination.

Crafts and pre-packed snacks will be distributed to classrooms.

Youth Group:

The Youth Group meets every other Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 8 pm throughout the school year. Our youth group is very active and would love to have more teens involved. Youth Group is for Youth from 7th - 12th grades. The current schedule is posted on the Home page!

Our 180 Youth Group is once again meeting in person. We are so excited to be able to gather together again and learn more about and grow closer to God. Currently, we are meeting for Bible Study from 7:00-8:00 p.m. We hope to be back to our regular meetings very soon. During this time though, we are taking advantage of the YouVerson Bible App which has given us an opportunity to study together throughout the week and then discuss what we've studied at our bi-weekly meetings. On this app, we have been able to discuss together each day how God is speaking to us through his word and the study. This has been such a blessing to me, and I know others. Things may look different right now, but it is no surprise to God, and he is providing ways for us to connect even better than we did before. God is working, always working, and we are so thankful for his living word and the many ways we can study together. If you need more information about the app or our studies, please do not hesitate to ask. 

Ministries & Missions Opportunities

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: This special offering, collected throughout the Easter season, goes 100% to support North American missions.

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering: This special offering, collected throughout the Christmas season, goes 100% to support International Missions.

State Missions Offering: This special offering is collected in September to support missions within our state.

Mother’s Day /Father's Day Offering for the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home: (NMBCH): This special offering is collected during May/June and goes to support our Children’s Home located in Portales, NM.

Fall Food Harvest for NMBCH: This gathering of special food items takes place during October. Our food is taken to the annual associational meeting and then delivered to Portales, NM to the Children’s Home.

We give a bible to each graduating senior of Cliff High School and hold a recognition service for them during the month of May.

We have the opportunity to help deserving families in our community during Christmas. 

We deliver boxes of Christmas candy to our community widows and widowers during December.

We participate in Operation Christmas Child which is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. We collect gifts and fill shoe boxes to be delivered throughout the world.

We join with the Presbyterian Church to sponsor Vacation Bible School each July for kid's ages 4 years through 6th grade. We alternate church locations each year.

We hold a youth banquet for youth in grades 7-12.

Our children and youth are given opportunities to participate in summer camps.

 Floral Ministry: Our church sends flowers when we have a church member in the hospital or when a family member passes away. If you know of someone who would be blessed by receiving a floral gift, contact the floral chairman listed in the officers and teachers list.

Van Ministry: Our church vans are available to take interested people to Sunday school and church. If you know of someone who needs a ride contact the pastor or any member of the van ministry committee.

Card Ministry: We send cards to members on their birthdays and anniversaries. The card ministry chairman also sends cards to the sick and bereaved. If you know of someone who needs a card contact the card ministry chairman.

Library: Our church has a well stocked library that is available for all church members to utilize. It offers a wide range of books and videos for all ages.

Musical Opportunities: If you are musically inclined, you are invited to sing with our Praise Team. There are also opportunities to be involved in the music program by playing the piano or organ. Contact the church if you would like to share special music or participate in the music program.

This list shows some of the activities we are involved in each year. We participate in other mission opportunities as they present themselves. If you would like more information about any of these opportunities, please contact the church.