Sunday, June 30, 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 06/24/24

Join Us for Sunday Worship, June 30 at 10:00 AM

Pastor Al will be preaching from Deuteronomy 10:12-21 and Hebrews 13:2.  “Hey, Stranger: Going Beyond Our Comfort Zone”

Love Feast, June 30

Please plan on staying for lunch on Sunday.  Not only will we get a chance to hang out and fellowship over a meal, we will also be hearing from the team about their upcoming INFEMIT Colombia trip.

Congratulations to Pastor Al

Al’s book, Christ Among the Classes: The Rich, the Poor, and the Mission of the Church, received the 2024 Book Award for Excellence in Missiology from the American Society of Missiology.

Al was in South Bend, Indiana for the annual ASM meeting and received his award.  The award ceremony was captured on video.  Advance to the 8:48 mark for the beginning of the awards ceremony. 

2024 ASM Awards Ceremony (

Book Award Plaque    Al at the Orbis Publishing Table

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.  

Youth Retreat, July 24 - July 27

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

Church Retreat (Sept 27-29) Has Been Canceled

However, this does not mean that we can’t have a 1 day retreat on Saturday, September 28.  Please save that date and we will have more details in the near future.

Partnership Opportunity - Hospitality Team Members Needed

We invite you to consider joining the team that sets up and cleans up for our Sunday refreshment time.  

Once a month, you can choose to either set up before service or stay behind to clean up after refreshment time. This requires no more than half an hour of your time.

We want to thank these team members who have been serving us for the past 6 months: Charlotte Chang, Audrey Jai, Elaine Joe, Jimmy Joe, Caroline Kennedy, Joyce Kimotsuku, Anna Kwong, Melody Lou, Edith Oliva, Cristy Sison, Jennifer Yee

Please see Jennifer or Caroline if you have any questions.

Session Point of Contact, July to September

If you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed by the session, you can contact them via email at Irene Fong will be the session’s point of contact from July to September.  If you email the session, Irene will be responding.

Ministry Partners Update

New College Berkeley Workshop, Saturday, June 29, 10:00AM - 4:30PM

Marilyn McEntyre's workshop in Berkeley this Saturday!  Our local partner, Dr. Craig Wong, NCB, invites us to an all day writing workshop by Marilyn McEntyre, author of "Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict." Her workshop is timely in that we find ourselves in politically taut times. Marilyn will help us to use writing as a tool to help navigate, and speak to, these tumultuous times. Register here at

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 

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