Fourth 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 04/15/24



Join Us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM

Wearing masks is optional. If you are in need of a mask, ask one of the ushers to get one for you.



Fourth Sunday of Easter

Pastor Al will be preaching from Isaiah 65:17-25 and Mark 10:13-16.  “Permission to Play: Because God’s Got This”



Love Feast and Family Meeting after the Service

Please plan on staying to enjoy the meal fellowship.  During the meal, we will get updates on our church ministries during our family meeting.  The updates include:

●      Administration/Oversight

●      Worship and the Arts

●      Spiritual Formation

●      Integral Mission

●      Congregational Care



This is Us Meeting- Tuesday, April 23


Reflection Material for the April 23 Zoom meeting

This is Us Worship/Covenant



This Zoom Link will work for all the April Meetings        


Future This is Us Meetings:

April 23, 30: Tuesday @7pm via zoom

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

This is Us Vision/Mission Statement




Ava Juarez Baptism on Sunday, April 28

We are thrilled that Pastor Al, as a Cumberland Presbyterian pastor, will be baptizing Ava on Sunday, April 28.  A cake reception will follow during our refreshment time.



Pastor Al’s Installation Service on Sunday, May 5

Not only is May 5th Orthodox Easter and Cinco de Mayo, but it is when Pastor Al will be formally installed as our pastor of Grace Fellowship Community Church.


We expect guests from out of town to join in the service.  (See announcement below about hosting and providing hospitality.) 


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. 



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:



Our Book Cart

In Christine Aroney-Sine’s The Gift of Wonder, a suggested practice is to read a children’s book.  To that end, Jensa has placed several children’s books onto our book cart.  Take a look!


Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Redwall by Brian Jacques

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford



Host Homes Needed

Pastor Al will be installed as a Cumberland Presbyterian Church minister on May 5.  There will be 4 guests from our sister Cumberland Presbyterian Churches who will be participating in the installation service.  We would like to host the 4 guests in our homes. 


If you would like to serve as a host, please let Jennifer or Caroline know.




Ministry Partners Updates

JETS (ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos) Easter Offering

Thanks be to God that we were able to receive $7,316.06 from our Easter offering.  The funds will be forwarded to JETS to further God’s work in Nigeria.


INFEMIT (International Fellowship for Mission as TransformationTo view the INFEMIT video that was shared this past Sunday, click here. 

INFEMIT's leadership team has been working diligently to prepare for the Stott-Bediako Forum that will take place on July 15-17 in Rionegro (near Medellin) in Colombia.  We are invited to join in prayer with them that the forum will provide a generative space to connect and learn together and explore the kind of imagination that is needed to shape our understanding and practice of mission amidst the issues of our world today.  For more information on the upcoming forum, click here.


(Jensa Woo is the ministry liaison)



Langham Partnership USA

We have received Langham Partnership’s 2024 spring Cultivate magazine. The entire magazine is dedicated to “When Discipleship is Dangerous.”  Attached is just one of the articles.  If you would like to read the entire magazine, you can pick one up from the book cart. 


The Cost of Preaching the Cross


(Langham Partnership was one of the recipients of our church’s 2023 Alternative Gifts)


Community Events

Faith In Action - No More Children Living in the Streets!

This is a follow-up of the town hall meeting that occurred last month regarding the effort to ensure that children are safely off the streets. Please consider joining with other faith leaders by showing up at this hearing. 


Please see the attached link and if you have any questions, please talk to Pastor Al.





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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