Gila Valley Baptist Church

Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Sinner

Connection Camp is Canceled 

As a result of this Coronavirus and the impossibility to prepare camps effectively, the securing of cook teams, summer staff, etc., the BCNM will not be holding summer camps. One aspect of this decision is that we recognize that even attempting camp would put an increased financial and burden on individual families and local churches. In these days, some families are going to have to tighten their belts as never before. (updated 3-20-20)

Digital Sunday School Lessons

Both Lifeway and David C. Cook have given Sunday school teachers access to digital material to continue to teach your classes. Gospel Light: to download your spring curriculum, please visit and follow the instructions. LifeWay Kids: Each Friday, new Sunday School content will be available for kids and preschoolers, including video content, Kids and Preschool Activity sheets, and One Conversation Sheet. All parents will need to do is log in to Digital Pass, and the content will be available under the "Watch Now" section. There is no need to enter a redemption code. Lifeway Adult Bible Study Resources: LifeWay is providing free access to current Bible study content from Bible Studies for Life, Explore the Bible, and The Gospel Project to churches, groups, and families.

Potluck Lunches:

The potluck lunches are the first Sunday of each month.

Our next potluck lunch will be on,


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!

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.


     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.

 Stream gospel music 24/7 at:

Sunday live stream church services from First Baptist Church Albuquerque at:

Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas:

The church library is open and available for anyone to use. No more than 5 people at a time in the library.  Please maintain the 6-foot rule.

 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].

Annie Armstrong

Offerings for the North American Missions have begun and continue throughout the month.

You can donate online at or mail your check to Gila Valley Baptist Church, PO Box 62, Gila, NM 88038.

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 April items to buy for your shoeboxes: Stuffed Animals

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, April 8th is canceled.

Deacons meet the same night at 6:00 pm.

The following dates complete

the next quarter:

Wednesday, May 6th, and June 10th

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.

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, 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

If you desire a closer relationship with your spouse, you will appreciate the life illustrations, encouraging Bible verses, and the assurances of God's promises and power for your marriage. Stormie Omartian's bestselling The Power of a Praying series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. Stormie joyfully inspires you to develop a deeper relationship with your husband/wife by utilizing the amazing power of prayer. This uplifting resource is packed with practical advice on praying for specific areas of your married life, including decision-making, fears, spiritual strength roles, leader, faith and future, and more! Our church library has a supply of books for you to take. No need to check them out or return them!

Amazon Smile

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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.