Fifth Sunday of Easter


Dear Grace Family,

These announcements and prayer requests are being sent out every Thursday to help us stay connected with one another.  If you have an announcement or prayer request that you want to be included in next week’s email, please send it to by Tuesday night.


Grace and peace,
The Session and Staff of GFCC




Announcements for the week of 04/22/24



Join Us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM



Fifth Sunday of Easter

Pastor Al will be preaching from Genesis 1:1 - 2:3.  “Re-creating with God: The Power of Imagination”


In preparation for our Spiritual Exercise

This Sunday’s theme is the power of our imagination to create. In this light, please bring something or a picture of something in your life that you’ve created or had a part to play in creating it. Is it a sculptor, a painting, a poem, a book, a building, a bridge, an original invention, etc.? Anything! Whatever it is, please bring it or a picture of it. And be prepared to talk about its creation, from inception to completion.



Baptism of Ava Juarez on Sunday

You are invited to stay for the cake reception after the worship service.



This is Us Meeting- Tuesday, April 30


Reflection Notes for April 30


Future This is Us Meetings:

April 30: Tuesday @7pm via zoom

May 8 (Last Gathering): Wednesday @7pm In-person at GFCC


This Zoom Link will work for all the April Meetings        


This is Us Vision/Mission Statement



This is Us Meeting - Tuesday, April 23 (Recording and Slides)


Recording of the April 23 Zoom meeting

Passcode: Qu2f0.zK


April 23 Zoom Meeting Slides




Pastor Al’s Installation Service on Sunday, May 5

Pastor Al will be formally installed as our pastor of Grace Fellowship Community Church during our worship service.


We are going to celebrate Al’s installation by having a potluck refreshment time.  We invite you to bring/make a dessert or something savory to share with the congregation and guests. 



Good Samaritan Fund

The Good Samaritan Fund was established to help with the monetary needs of the people of our congregation and its friends.  Several gifts have recently been made and we would like to replenish the fund. 


If you are led to give to this fund, you can do so by going to the online giving portal and choosing the Good Samaritan Fund.



Thank You God for our Wonderful Love Feast on Sunday

Thank you to those who made sauces, pastas and other dishes for our delicious pasta bar last week. (I heard that Randy will give his Creole Shrimp recipe upon request!)


A big thanks to those who stayed behind to clean up.



Thank You Letter from Presbytery

We received this letter thanking Grace Fellowship Community Church for hosting March’s Presbytery meeting. 


On behalf of the GFCC staff, we want to add our thanks to those of you who drove, hosted people in your homes, prepared, picked up, served or set up food and coffee, set up the audio visual and those who stayed behind to clean up. 


Thank You Letter from the Presbytery



The Cumberland Connection March Newsletter - The Cumberland Youth & Family Services Newsletter

Cumberland Youth and Family Services offers a compassionate community for those who need a safe place to call home. We support children, youth, young adults and families so they can thrive.

2024 Q1 Newsletter (


Keeping In Touch with Christine Aroney-Sine

Christine has a Substack newsletter which we are invited to subscribe to as she plans to focus more on wonder and the new practices that she is learning.  Here is the link:



Ministry Partners Updates

Rise University Preparatory 5K Run, Saturday, May 5

Come and support Rise Prep by registering to participate in the run or make a donation.  You can do both by using the link:


Community Events


Tiffany Avenue Garage Sale, Saturday, May 18

Mario Nunez is having his annual Tiffany Avenue garage sale on May 18, and is taking donations of clothing, toys, shoes, kitchenware, accessories, CDs, DVDs, games, and small household goods that might be someone else's treasures. He cannot accept furniture, as he does not have enough storage space.


Mario would like to receive your donated goods by Sunday, May 12. Please call or text him at (415) 710-0437 if you have any questions or would like to make arrangements to drop off your items. 


Any items not sold at the garage sale will be donated to the Salvation Army.


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