Third 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 04/08/24



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.



Third Sunday of Easter

Pastor Paul will be preaching from Psalm 90:12-14 and Colossians1: 9-14.  “Let Your Life Speak”


In preparation, read chapter 3 of The Gift of Wonder, by Christine Aroney-Sine. Bring a photo of yourself from your childhood. We will engage the following questions:

  1. How old were you when this photo was taken?
  2. What brought you joy around this age?
  3. What would you say to this version of yourself?



This is Us April 9 Meeting




This is Us Vision/Mission Statement


Please note that our collective journey includes the following meetings:

·  April 16, 23, 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        




Intergenerational Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, April 20 at 9AM at Church - Canceled

The breakfast has been canceled.


Please contact Robert Chiang if you have any questions.



Our Next Love Feast is Sunday, April 21

(Yes, it is one week early).  We will also be having a family meeting, so please plan to stay a little longer. 


We plan to have a pasta bar.  If you can help make a sauce for the pasta, please let Jennifer or Caroline know.



Our Book Cart

Jensa will be refreshing our book cart with the following books from the church library.    Some of the authors are friends of our congregation.


Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

Traveling Light by Eugene H. Peterson

The Story That Chooses Us by George R. Hunsberger

The Story of Ruth by Joan Chittister

The Land Is Not Empty by Sarah Augustine

Purplynd by Brian K. Woodson, Sr.

Our UNformING by Cindy S. Lee

Hearth and Chalice by James W. Knight

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller


In addition, Pastor Al will be adding books from his personal library to the cart.


Please take a look and feel free to check out the books that interest you.  Don’t forget the entire church library is also available for you to browse and to check out books.



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


The leadership team of INFEMIT (the International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation) has been working diligently to prepare for the upcoming Stott-Bediako Forum, which 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.


This coming Sunday morning, we’ll hear more about the ministry of INFEMIT.


(Jensa Woo is the ministry liaison)



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.





Dani’s Cakes

Edith Oliva’s daughter, Dani, bakes cakes for special occasions.  If you are interested in purchasing her cakes, please contact Edith.


Dani's Cakes



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