Gila Valley Baptist Church

Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Sinner

School Prayer Walk

We will meet at the Cliff Schools to pray for the students/staff/teachers on Sunday, August 9th from 9 am to 10 am. Masks are required. If you prefer, you can meet here at church and pray for the school. 

Team Kids will

(tentatively) start

Tuesday, August 25th

Team Kids meet every Tuesday throughout the school year. 

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." C. S. Lewis

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. 

180 Youth Group Updates

Hey, 180 Youth Group! We hope your summer is going well so far. Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We will continue to have several Zoom game nights throughout the summer. See the schedule below. With your parents’ permission, download the game app Psych on your phone and join us for a fun game. Zoom meeting ID and password will be posted on Facebook and Snapchat. If you are not receiving updates on either of those platforms, please let me now. I can’t keep you updated unless I know how best to update you. My cell is 505-697-2811.

July 29th, 7:00 p.m.

Be watching for other updates. Keep encouraging one another and please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need anything. Beau

Potluck Lunches:

The potluck lunches are the first Sunday of each month.

Our next potluck lunch will be on,

August 2nd; Canceled 

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.


Through faith in Christ, God gives us a new identity through Jesus and a new family in His church. Commitment to the church is a non-negotiable part of Christian discipleship; by neglecting the church we will miss the great benefits and opportunities that come from being affiliated with and committed to God’s people. By Chris James


     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. Amen

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. 

After 9 weeks, our church will be opening! Y’all come back to church.

Sunday School starts at 

9:45 am,

Sunday Morning Worship Service starts at 11:00 am,

Evening Worship Service at 6:00 pm. 

 We understand that some of you won’t feel comfortable returning to church gatherings just yet, and we stand by and respect your decision. You are welcome to join us from your car in the parking lot, tune in to 

FM 107.9.

Here are a few guidelines to follow:

•Please distance yourself six feet away from those that are not in your family.

•Please avoid physical contact like handshaking and hugging.

•Our nursery is not open yet, please keep your kids with you at all times.

•We will not be passing the offering plates, please place your offering in the plates on the Lord’s Supper table or the black box in the foyer.

•We understand that some of you won’t feel comfortable returning to church gatherings just yet, and we stand by and respect your decision. You are welcome to join us from your car, tune in to FM 107.9.

•At your discretion you are welcome to join the Worship/Praise leaders in singing.

New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home

The NMBCH is accepting offerings from now until the end of the year through the Annual Offering Drive. You can donate online at or you can mail a check to NMBCH, PO Box 629, Portales, NM 88130.  

The August “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 August items to buy for your shoeboxes: School Supplies

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, August 5th.

Deacons meet the same night at 6:00 pm.

The following dates complete

the next quarter:

Wednesday, August 5th and September 9th.

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!

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