Sunday, June 16, 2024

Dear Grace Family,

These announcements and prayer requests are being sent out every Thursday to inform us of what is happening in and the needs of our church.  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 06/10/24

Join Us for Sunday Worship, June 16 at 10:00 AM

Pastor Paul will be preaching from Proverbs 18:17 and Luke 13:10-17.  “Can I Get Some Perspective?”

Church Retreat, Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29 - Please indicate your attendance

As we plan for our upcoming retreat, we need to have a fairly accurate number of people going.  On the attached spreadsheet, as soon as possible, please indicate whether you are going or not.  

Church Retreat Sign Up

This Is Us Quilt

Irene Fong will be assembling a “This is Us” quilt for our church. During our Love Feast, we all had the opportunity to individually choose a “quilt square” (crumbs) and choose a word or two that God has put on our heart. Many thanks to all who have chosen a square already.  If you are still pondering a word, don’t forget to let Irene know before the end of June.

Squares are available on Sundays through June.  We invite all to participate!  If you are unable to come on a Sunday and would like to participate, please email the church office ( or call the office (415-703-6090) and we will make arrangements for you to contribute to the quilt.

Forward Your Photos

Over the past few months, we have engaged in some spiritual exercises.  3 of our spiritual exercises involved bringing in pictures:

  1. Bring a photo of yourself from your childhood  (what brought you joy at this age?)

  2. Bring a picture of something in your life that you created or had a part in creating it.

  3. Bring a picture of a place out in creation where you recently experienced wonder.

We would like to collect all your beautiful photos and create a collage to share with the entire congregation.

If you want your photo(s) included, please forward them to by Sunday, June 23.  If you have any questions, contact Caroline.

Children’s Day School

While Children’s Day School was constructing a new building this past year, we welcomed their music and art classes to our church building.

The school year has ended and we will say goodbye to Julie Bruins (and her music students) and Katie Hart (and her art students).  The church staff will sorely miss the many children coming in and out for their classes and the lovely music that we heard each day.

In gratitude, Children’s Day School presented us with a bouquet of flowers and a thank you card (created by Katie Hart and her students).  The card is on our bulletin board and the flowers are on the reception desk.  

Picture of Card and Flowers

We Welcome Creativity Explored To Our Church Building

Our next door neighbor, Creativity Explored, will hold their summer program, Camp Imaginate, in our church building from July 8 to August 2.  If you have any questions, contact the church staff.

Camp Imaginate ∖ Creativity Explored

Stott-Bediako Forum on Transformation Revisited: Mission and Gospel Imagination, July 15-17, Rionegro, Colombia

We are excited that Pastor Al will be leading a group of us to go to Colombia to attend the forum.  As there will be expenses for the group, we invite the church to help with the travel costs.  You can contribute by giving online (Colombia Trip) or dropping a check in the offering box with the notation of “Colombia Trip” on the check.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Al. 

Youth Retreat, July 24 - July 27

Our youth will be going to Golden Valley Camp for their annual camp.  Registration forms are being prepared and will be distributed to the youth’s parents.  If you have any questions, please contact the youth staff.

Ministry Partners Update

New College Berkeley Prayer Requests

On behalf of NCB, thank you so much for your prayers and financial giving.  Our work is sustained and made possible because of you.  As financial supporters, I want you to be in the loop on particular prayer needs from time to time. 

Here are a few things to pray for:

Prayer Requests

Jubilee Immigration Advocates - Job Listing

Jubilee Immigration Advocates is recruiting for a part time executive assistant to work 16 hrs/week.  Information about the positioning is on the job listing link:

 job listing 

Langham Partnership (Part of our 2023 Alternative Gifts) - Strengthen the church in Ukraine

Russia invaded Ukraine more than two years ago. Thousands of lives have been lost. Families have been torn apart. For many people, life will never be the same.

Support the church in Ukraine (

Community Events

Come Have a Meal at Aurora Restaurant, 3261A Mission St. in San Francisco, (628) 628-0349

Natalia Cruz (who worships with us and is a member of Kaleo) has opened a restaurant in the Mission District.  It serves authentic Mayan and Mexican food.  Stop by and patronize the restaurant.

Aurora is open Monday to Saturday from 7AM to 10PM.  

Photos for Aurora Restaurant (

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