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Christmas Eve 2017

Join the GT Church family in celebrating Christmas Eve! Our Christmas Eve services will be at 6 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, 2017. There will be incredible music, a story for the kids, and a dramatized Christmas message sure to inspire you.  Make GT Church a part of your Christmas tradition and join us on Christmas Eve at 6 and 9 p.m.

Christmas Offering 2017

Part of celebrating Christmas at GT is receiving our annual Christmas Offering. This Christmas, we are asking you to make Jesus the top priority in your gift giving. Please consider giving a special offering over and above what you normally give. This will greatly help us continue to be the light God calls us to be in our community. Here are three projects your Christmas offering will fund:

  • Benevolence Ministry — Directly meeting the needs of many hurting people in our church family.
  • GT Food Pantry — Restocking our food pantry shelves so we can continue to feed the hungry in our GT Church family.
  • Church Building — Continuing to be good stewards of this beautiful property God has given us by taking care of the unexpected maintenance issues we have encountered this year.

It’s amazing what God can do when we all give our part! Our special Christmas Offering collection will take place during all three of our services (8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.) on Sunday, December 17. If you would prefer to give online, just designate your gift “Christmas Offering”.

Merry Christmas!

Make your donation today!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to the many recent disasters our country has experienced, plus other tragic events, blood donations are in great need.  GT Church will be giving back and hosting the American Red Cross Holiday Blood Drive on Thursday, December 14 from Noon to 6:00 PM.  Our goal is to collect 50 units of blood in six hours!  We can do this!  Signing up to give blood is now easier than ever!  Click on this link and choose a time to donate!  Please share with your friends in the Greater Decatur Area!  If you would like to volunteer at the blood drive in registration or in the canteen, please email Pastor Beth at

2017 Holiday Schedule

Make your holiday plans now! Here’s our holiday schedule for 2017:

This year, we will have a single Sunday service on Christmas Eve morning and New Years’ Eve. On both Sundays, the service will be at 9:30 A.M.

Our Christmas Eve services will be at 6 and 9 P.M. Join us for an evening of singing Christmas songs and fun performances!

Hope For the Holidays 2017

Are you wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading the holidays, knowing that everything has changed since you have lost that special someone?

Our Hope for the Holidays is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do with traditions
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future

Sign up below and plan to join us on Sunday, November 5 at 4 P.M. for an afternoon of hope and encouragement.

Hope For the Holidays Registration

Refresh 2018

It seems the world around us is getting darker by the day, have you noticed? You may see it in the culture, but you may also feel it in yourself. It’s time for us all to let God shine in us so we can shine in this dark world!

The 2018 Refresh Women’s Conference theme is “Let the Son Shine In.” This encouraging conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 19th and 20th at GT Church in Decatur, IL. On Friday, we’ll kick off at 7:00 P.M. with Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli. There’s an optional after party to attend afterwards. Saturday morning starts at 7:00 A.M. with a continental breakfast followed by breakout sessions beginning at 8:00 A.M. Saturday’s main session with Pastor Beth Soares begins at 10:00 A.M. and we’ll wrap up our day by 11:30 A.M. The conference will include inspiring speakers, engaging music, incredible drama, and tons of fun for all of the women in attendance.

Tickets are $35 each, $30 to bring a friend, but there are discounts for buying early, so purchase your tickets before January 1st to get an additional $5 off per ticket!

Purchase your tickets today!


Friday January 19
Doors open at 6 pm, event starts 7 pm.

Saturday, January 20
Doors open at 7 am, event starts at 8 am.

Aromas Cafe will be open!

Our mission this year will go to bless Webster Cantrell Hall. Bring the following items for donation:
* Beach towels
* Sound machines for children to sleep at night
* New suitcases w/ rollers
* Alarm clocks
* DVD Players
* Blankets
* Headphones
* Board games
* 500 or less piece puzzles
* Craft supplies
* New, unopened socks or underwear for boys & girls between ages 11 & 18.

The Journey One-Day – September 30, 2017

Have you been wanting to go through The Journey, but haven’t been able to attend the Sunday morning classes? The Journey One-Day will take place on Saturday, September 30. During this special event, we will go through all four steps in the Journey. You’ll learn about GT, what we believe, how we operate, and where you can make a difference. The class will start at 8:30 am and end at 12 pm. The Journey class takes place downstairs in Room 001.

After the class, you’ll also have the opportunity to publicly express your faith through baptism. We encourage you to invite your friends and family to witness your profession of faith. Ask them to arrive at 11:45 am.

Register below to reserve your spot in The Journey One-Day class. Snacks, coffee, and water will be provided. Childcare is also provided for birth through 5th grade (please register each child below).


The Journey One-Day Registration



Please register each child.

“Don’t Fall Apart” Women’s Dinner Event

Ladies, we’ve all been there. That place where you feel like you’re about to be overwhelmed by life’s circumstances. Where you have received a bad report from the doctor. Where you don’t know what your next step is in your job. Where you are at a loss for how to parent your kids. Where you have to keep telling yourself, “don’t fall apart.”

Invest in growing your faith and relationships at the “Don’t Fall Apart” women’s dinner on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The event starts at 6:30 P.M. and GT’s own Diva Samuels will bring an encouraging message, along with fun and, of course, food!

Tickets are $10 and there are discounts for bringing your friends! You can purchase tickets at the Info Center or on the church website.

Volunteer for the 2017 Farm Progress Show

August 29th through 31st, over 100,000 people will travel to Decatur to attend the 2017 Farm Progress Show. GT Church, once again, is serving the community by hosting a Food Court at the Farm Progress Show. If you would serve a shift at the GT Food Court, just fill out the form below.

Sign-ups for the 2017 Farm Progress Show are now closed.