GraceConnect eNews, No. 189, Week of January 30, 2017


The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Cookies Mean Love

Today's story comes from Shelly Frazier of Movement Church in Columbus, Ohio (Mark Artrip, lead pastor), who felt God's call to get involved at the Van Buren Center,a homeless shelter in downtown Columbus, baking dessert for 300 people once a month.

"Everybody has a different calling -- who would have thought that baking would lead me into serving others?" notes Frazier in her interview. "Sometimes sharing God's love is as baking cookies or sharing a kind word."

Click the
picture below to watch the video.
My Mission 2017: Shelley Frazier

[Your Turn]


This week, a team of men from Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, lead pastor), return from a trip to the Central African Republic, where they have been working on projects with Water for Good and building relationships with the people in a country ravished by conflict. You can read about their trip and find out you can pray on the blog of Tim Harley, one of the men on the team. Click here to be directed to Tim's blog, where you can read all the posts from their trip, including some amazing stories of how God's hand worked in and through them during their trip.

[Be Inspired:]

Music. Hospitality. Landscaping. These all involve creative acts that engage our bodies, our hearts, and our minds and have the potential to better connect us to the body of Christ. Check out this creative challenge by Pastor Matt Raley of Chico Grace Brethren Church in Chico, Calif. -- maybe even be inspired to start your own creative challenge at your home church. Click here to find out more.


Check out
Grace Church, Bath Campus' +Weekend Extra, featuring pastor Jeff Bogue and Joe Caruso, lead pastor of Give it Away, as they chat about living with abandon, how God's spiritual blessings differentiate from the prosperity "gospel", and contentment. Click the picture below to watch the video.
+Weekend Extra: Assume I Know Nothing: By Faith

Events in the FGBC

February 2, 2017   Youth Ministry Round Table, Norwalk, Calif. (CE)
February 8, 2017 –  Pastorpedia Live, Winona Lake, Ind. (CE)
February 23, 2017   Kid (Min): Summit for Children's Ministry Leaders, Goshen, Ind. (CE)
February 24-25, 2017   WLS: Spiritual Formation (Spanish), Tampa, Fla. (WGUSA)
March 13-15, 2017   South Focus Retreat Haines City, Fla. (FGBC)
March 17, 2017   Day Away - North of 55, Ashland, Ohio (AGBC)
March 17-18, 2017   WLS: Women & Scripture, Roanoke, Va. (WGUSA)
March 25, 2017  Connect & Equip East: Regional Mission Conference, Parkesburg, PA. (EWP)
April 5, 2017   Pastorpedia Live, Winona Lake, Ind. (CE)
April 7-8, 2017   WLS: Spiritual Formation, Frederick, Md. (WGUSA)
April 28, 2017   Heritage Event: Shady Maple Smörgåsbord, East Earl, Pa. (CE)
April 28-30, 2017 –  Hispanic Summit,  Atlanta, Ga. (WGUSA)
April 28, 2017  Heritage Event, East Earl, Pa. (CE)
May 11-17, 2017   National Institute Cross Cultural Youth Min.Module, Philadelphia, Pa. (CE)
May 22-24, 2017   Northwest Focus Retreat, White Pass, Wash. (FGBC)
June 14, 2017   Pastorpedia Live, Winona Lake, Ind. (CE)
June 18 – July 11, 2017   Operation Barnabas (CE)
June 26-30, 2017   Encounter Atlanta (EWP)
July 5-9, 2017   StreetWise, Philadelphia, Pa. (CE)
July 18-23, 2017   Momentum Youth Conference, Marion, Ind. (CE)
September 20, 2017   Pastorpedia Live, Winona Lake, Ind. (CE)
November 8, 2017   Pastorpedia Live, Winona Lake, Ind. (CE)

AGBC – Ashland, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church
CE – CE National
EWP – Encompass World Partners
FGBC – Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
SGCC – Susquehanna Grace Community Church, Wrightsville , Pa.
WGUSA – Women of Grace USA

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