Gila Valley Baptist Church

Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Sinner


Drive-Up Senior Celebration

Gila Valley Baptist Church would like to invite the Cliff High School graduating class of 2020 to the church parking lot for a drive-up celebration, 

Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

We invite family, friends, and all community members to join us in celebrating these graduates and their accomplishments.

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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClMSrP9XbvTtiAkD26cUiOw

Southern Baptists Celebrate 175 years

For 175 years, Southern Baptists have continuously upheld a witness among the nations. Join IMB’s “175 days of prayer,” which begins May 11 you can register at imb.org/175pray. Also, visit the new interactive timeline at imb.org/175 to read the stories and watch videos of IMB missionaries. Or, follow IMB’s Facebook page.  

180 Youth Group Updates

Watch for videos/updates/fun activities on the Youth Facebook page, Snapchat, or YouTube videos.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Beau Jackson or Tammy Clifton.

Potluck Lunches:

The potluck lunches are the first Sunday of each month.

Our next potluck lunch will be on,

June 7th; tentatively 

immediately after the

Morning Worship Service.

Come and share your favorite food with your Brothers and Sisters in Christ.

Plan on participating in the

fellowship, food, and fun!

The Men's Baking Contest is postponed. We will schedule a new date as soon as possible. Keep perfecting those recipes. We can't wait to try them.


GVBC Facebook Page

Gila Valley has set-up a Facebook page to help get information out to all the members. The page will have administrators that will approve members and comments to the site.

You can search for the page under

Gila Valley Baptist Church or click the link under the Information/Links page.

If you have any questions, please see

Brenda or Tommye.

Father, help us turn to You with our burdens, trusting Your love and power to write a new story of healing and transformation.

Tithing/Giving

     Gila Valley Baptist Church is supported totally by donations from members and visitors. Each Sunday morning an offering is taken. These offerings are used to support the work of the church. The church operates under a budget that is set each September. All expenditures are approved by the church either through the budget or by designating funds to be spent on certain items.

     Various opportunities are given for people to participate in special offerings throughout the year. Some examples of these are the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering which goes to support missionaries. We may take up special love offerings from time to time to help people in need. Special offerings should be above and beyond our regular giving. If we take part of our tithe and give it to a special offering, it hurts the budgeted needs of the church. As members of GVBC, we feel it is our responsibility to meet these financial needs. And, for us, it is a privilege and a part of our worship. Guests are certainly free to participate, but we don’t expect it. That is a personal matter between you and the Lord.

     A record of donations is kept by the treasurer and sent to the donor each January. In order for the record of donations to be correct, donors must give checks or put cash in an offering envelope and put their names on their envelope. All giving records are strictly confidential.  Donations can be mailed to Gila Valley Baptist Church at PO Box 62, Gila, NM  88038

      2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Emergency Prayer Chain

Gila Valley Baptist Church has an emergency prayer chain. You can activate the emergency prayer chain 24 hours a day by contacting one of the following: Deanna at h. 535-2437; or Brenda at church: 535-2977, h. 535-2126; or Eddy at h. 535-2175. Emergency Prayer Chain Participants: Deanna, Brenda, Eddy, Mary, Janet, DaVonna, KayAnn, Judith, Sheree, John & Janice, Dawna, Jeanne.

Jesus, You are the name above all names, our Savior and Lord. We lift our praise to You as we celebrate Your presence and power in our lives today.

After 9 weeks, our church will be opening! Y’all come back to church this Sunday, May 24th.

Sunday School starts at 9:45 am,

Sunday Morning Worship Service starts at 11:00 am,

Evening Worship Service at 6:00 pm. 

 We will set-up speakers outside, if you are not comfortable coming into the building, you will still be able to hear the Morning Worship Service from your car.

The May “Living Mature” and “Homelife” magazines are in the foyer!

The church library is open and available for anyone to use.  Also, if you have books/videos that you’re not using, please return them so someone else can check it out.

Gila Valley Baptist Church in Gila, New Mexico is seeking a full-time pastor. We are a small, but very active, southern Baptist church with approximately one hundred members and very active children’s and youth ministries. Seminary attendance or training is preferred. Candidate should possess strong biblical theology, as well as, good organizational, communication, and leadership skills.

Email resumes to:

[email protected].

Operation Christmas Child Year-Round /Purchasing & Packing Ideas

Savvy shoppers know that they can impact more children around the world for eternity by looking for shoebox items throughout the year. If you start purchasing items for the box in January, by November you have made a nice Christmas box.

Suggested May items to buy for your shoeboxes: Hygiene Items

Business/Deacons Meetings:

All members are encouraged to attend the Business Meetings that are held on the first Wednesday after the first Sunday of the month. Business meetings begin at 7:00 pm. The next meeting on

Wednesday, June 10th 

Deacons meet the same night at 6:00 pm.

The following dates complete

the next quarter:

Wednesday, July 8th and August 5th.

Keep living for Him faithfully and waiting patiently for His plan.

Nursery Workers

If you would like to help in the nursery during the Morning Worship Service, please contact Sheree Richins, Deanna Kartchner or Dawana McCauley.

DialMyCalls.com

Like any organization, a church needs a way to get in touch with its congregation quickly in the event of an emergency or just for a quicker, easier form of communication. Not everyone makes it to Sunday services to hear our announcements or read our bulletin. DialMyCalls can be used for numerous announcements and to specific groups within the church. Within just a few minutes our entire church family receives a message and becomes immediately informed. As announcements need to be made, Dialmycalls.com will be used. If you have any questions, visit with Brenda.

May you be blessed

by the Lord,

Who made heaven

and earth.

Psalm 115:15 NKJV

The Power of a Praying Wife/Husband Books

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Library News

Did you know we have a church library with a wide variety of literature available for you and your family? There are books by popular Christian authors, books on spiritual growth, fiction books for kids, teens, and adults! Tons of movies with Christian values to share with the whole family. The Gila Valley Church wants you to Check out the Library! 

If you are interested in seeing something added to our collection please call the church at 535-2977.