Announcements for the week of 10/23/23
Join Us for Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM
Covid cases are on the rise. Although there are no mandates for mask wearing, if you are worried about Covid-19, please feel free to wear a mask. If you are in need of a mask, ask one of the ushers to get one for you.
22nd Week after Pentecost
Let us welcome Paul Conti to the pulpit. He will be preaching from Ruth 3: 1-9, “The Courage of Vulnerability.”
Love Feast and Family Meeting on Sunday, October 29
Stay after service for lunch (which has been prepared by several members of our congregation). During our Love Feast, we will be having our family meeting to discuss various church matters.
Please plan on staying for lunch and the meeting.
Pastor Al Will Be Out of the Office from October 24 to November 1
Al will be at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena as part of 2023 Missiology Lectures: Evangelism Next: Evangelism in a Post-Christendom Era (October 25 - 27).
Afterwards, Al and Janice will be in Romania from October 28 to November 1 for INFEMIT (International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation).
New Feature in our Sunday Service Bulletin
In addition to the QR code to the church website, there is now a QR code to our weekly announcements and prayer requests.
Announcements for the Thursday Email and Sunday Service
If you have an announcement or prayer request that you want included in the weekly email, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday night.
If you have an announcement that you wish to be made during Sunday service, please email Caroline at email@example.com by Saturday morning. (Note that announcements for Sundays are subject to review.)
Only 4 Weeks Before Our Anniversary Celebration!!
Saturday, November 18, 6PM at Church. RSVP by November 3.
Praise God for 40 years of goodness to our congregation.
40th Church Anniversary Invitation
Children under 2 years - Free
Children 3 - 9 years old - $25
Pay via the Church Giving Portal or
Deposit Check in Offering Box - marked for the Anniversary Dinner
Catered dinner by Vienna Catering
Parking at Mission High School
Dinner begins at 6PM
Special Evening Program
We want everyone to be a part of this celebration. If cost is an issue, please let Jennifer or Caroline know.
To get a good headcount of people attending the dinner, we ask that you sign up on the attached sheet or on the bulletin board.
40th Church Anniversary Dinner Sign Up
Church Anniversary Video Presentation
If you have any pictures of our church life that you would like to share for our Anniversary Dinner video, please forward to Brian Chinn by November 5.
Grace Fellowship Community Church Facebook and Instagram
Thanks Melanie and Rene Juarez for helping our church establish a presence on Facebook and Instagram!
Grace Fellowship Community Church (@gfcc_2023) • Instagram photos and videos
Rise University Prep Gala, October 28
Thank you for your continued prayers and support for our beloved SF Bayview high school, Rise University Prep. We see the Lord's goodness in abundance at this college prep school committed to equity in education, reserving 80% of their enrollment to Bayview, first-to-college and low income students - the inverse of all other independent schools I know. Please join us for our upcoming Gala
ALWAYS RISE GALA: Saturday, Oct 28th. If you're local, consider joining. If not, there's a free virtual option as well for this hybrid event. First in person gala in three years. It's going to be so fun!
AUCTION: Sneak peek now! Opens this Saturday and closes Saturday, Oct 28 at 8pm! You do not need to be local to bid (although some things can only be delivered locally to the Bay Area). No way you won't find something you'll want. You can even bid on the LIVE AUCTION items without being in person.
New College Berkeley AI Conversation, Wednesday, November 8
New College Berkeley would like to invite you all to an AI conversation we're having on November 8th, 7PM in Palo Alto. We're increasingly seeing the importance of this conversation, particularly for the life and mission of the Church. AI raises all sorts of theological and missiological questions and, if engaged well, can potentially bring significant renewal to the body. We hope you'll join us!
AI and the Church