Welcome to the Girls in Action of College Park Baptist Church!
Girls in Action (GA) is a missions discipleship organization for girls in grades 1 through 6. Through GA's, girls learn about, pray for, give to, and do missions work. G.A.'s also support the ministries of the church.
What we're about...
G.A. Motto: "Go Forward"
G.A. Pledge: "As a G.A., I will do my best to live a missions lifestyle that honors God by learning about missions, praying for missions, giving to missions, doing missions, and participating in the work of the church."
G.A. Scripture Verse: "Give thanks to the Lord. Worship Him. Tell the nations what He has done. Announce how honored He is" (Isaiah 12:4 NIrV).
Our G.A.'s baked over 34 dozen cookies to donate to the workers setting up the Dixie Classic Fair. The girls enjoyed their time together!
K1P2 hosts knitting to gather:
Our GA's invited members of the church to join them in knitting toboggans for the Youth to hand out when visiting the Bus Station during the winter months. Knitting To Gather (Knitting Together) is a play on words representing the social aspect of our group. Everyone benefited from multiple generations working together on a common activity... The group met weekly in January and February. More than 100 hats were made!
Fall Festival Centerpieces:
One of the missions of a G.A. is to support the ministries of the church. Our G.A.'s hand crafted some beautiful centerpieces which were used on the tables at our Fall Festival.
Muffins for Missions:
The girls gathered one Saturday morning at the church and baked muffins. The G.A.'s served them on Sunday morning and collected a love offering. All money raised went to the Annie Armstrong fund and Worldwide Missions.
Reverse Trick or Treating:
The G.A.'s and R.A.'s joined together, dressed in their BEST Halloween costumes and visited over thirty home-bound senior citizens. The kids knocked on doors and instead of asking for candy, they delivered "Spooktacular" Hugs N' Kisses chocolate candies. It was pretty hard to determine who had more fun, the KIDS or the ADULTS!
Second Harvest Food Bank Back Pack Program:
One of our WMU circles began sponsoring backpacks filled with food for children at Old Richmond and Vienna Elementary schools. We hosted a pancake breakfast and raised over $1,500 to fund the program. We also spent one evening filling the backpacks with food.
Wake Forest Christian Athletes:
A coach and two female basketball players from the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons team shared with our GA's how basketball and our church's new gym can provide wonderful opportunities to reach out and witness to members of our community.
Camp Mundo Vista:
Each summer, G.A.'s and Acteens attend summer camp and meet missionaries serving in both foreign and home missions. Our G.A.'s and R.A.'s have enjoyed a day camp offered at Camp Mundo Vista! This year's day camp allowed the children to learn about Military Chaplains.
Homebound Church Members:
GA's crafted "We Dig You" buckets at the beginning of the year, "Love You To Pieces" puzzles mid-year, and "Orange You Glad It's Summer" picture frames for the end of the year for our church members who are confined to their homes.
Operation Christmas Child:
Together with the Mission Friends, RA's, and Youth the children filled more than 90 shoe boxes to send to children around the world.
Visiting Senior Adults:
G.A.'s and R.A.'s delivered Hugs N Kisses chocolate candies to Brighton Gardens and Reynolda Park retirement communities. The children took time to visit, put together a few puzzles and even SANG upon request.
Social Events, Just for Fun!
Family Skate Date:
In December, the G.A. families were invited to go ice skating! Most of the girls whipped around the ice rink like pro's, but a few endured the occasional fall. Noses and hands were frozen, but overall EVERYONE had a great time!
We had a GREAT night of fun at our first Lock-In! We started the night by bowling a few games, then we were off to see the movie Peanuts, after which we returned to the church for hours of giggling and fellowship. . .
Annual Camp Out:
In the spring, we enjoyed overnight tent camping in the back yard of one of our church members. Our focus was on spiritual gifts. First, we learned that every Christian is given a specific gift. Next the girls learned how to identify their gift. Finally, we learned that God will give us MANY opportunities to USE our gift! We had a great time of fellowship together !! We grilled hot dogs, cooked S'mores over a camp fire, played glow in the dark games and then giggled into the wee hours of the morning while listening to coyotes howl from a distance!
End of Year Party
Girls In Action and Royal Ambassadors celebrate the last meeting of the school year AND the beginning of summer break by having a game night. This year's theme was a FOOD FRENZY!!
When & Where do we meet?
Supper Served from 6-6:30pm (Adult meal is $5.00 & Child meal is $3.50). Children's Choir from 6:30-7pm, then Girls in Action from 7-7:30pm.
Education Building: Level 3
We meet in room E305 on Level 3 of the Education Building.
Meet our Leaders:
Grace came to work in the office at College Park in January 2012. She loves to work with numbers and help people. She is married to David and has two daughters. This will be Grace's third year working with Girls in Action. Grace's favorite color is brown, favorite animal is a unicorn, and favorite food is quiche. She likes to scrapbook, do things with her girls, swim, and believe it or not, do taxes.
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