GraceConnect eNews, No. 133, Week of January 4, 2016


The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches

He Deserves It All

Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio (Bob Fetterhoff, senior pastor) hosts a Stories section of their website featuring testimonies of their church members. Recently they featured the story of Heather, who clung to the words and presence of God during her difficult childhood and young adult life and watched Him transform her life.

"[God] knew exactly what I needed when I needed it," she says during her interview. "My relationship with Jesus is my number one priority, because He deserves it all."

Click below to watch Heather's story.


[Your Turn]

"Jesus said His sheep listen to His voice and follow. I just have to get better at listening as it is a developed ability. It’s been a tough lesson to learn, but a most valuable one indeed."

Pastor Chris Suitt of New Hope Community Church in Canyon Lake, Calif., writes about learning and honing the practice of hearing God's voice on his blog, 

Click here to read the entire post. 

Nathan Wells, founder and executive director of SEEDnet, (a church planting organization that takes Jesus to Spiritually, Emotionally, Economically, and Developmentally oppressed areas) used to be youth pastor at Grace Church, a Grace Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio.

This past Sunday, he returned to give a sermon on Matthew 25, speaking about God's supernatural work of transforming "goats into sheep" and how we as Christians are to be involved.
Click here to listen to the sermon. 


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Events in the FGBC

January 22-23, 2016   WLS: Equipping Others for Ministry, Orange, Calif. (WGUSA)
January 22-24, 2016  Kalahari Retreat, Sandusky, Ohio (FGBC)
January 25-27, 2016  Southwest Focus Retreat (FGBC)
January 27-19, 2016  Fellowship Council (FGBC)
February 5-6, 2016  WLS Spiritual Formation, Auburn, Calif. (WGUSA)
February 26-27, 2016  WLS: Women and Scripture (Spanish), Tampa, Fla.  (WGUSA) 
March 14-16, 2016  South Focus Retreat (FGBC) 
March 14-15, 2016   CELS CE Leadership Summit, Philadelphia, Pa. (CEN)
April 8-9, 2016  WLS: Spiritual Formation, Winona Lake, Ind. (WGUSA)
April 21, 2016   Day Away: North of 55Hagerstown, Md. (CEN)
April 22, 2016   Day Away: North of 55East Earl, Pa. (CEN)
June 13-17, 2016   Encounter SoCal (EWP)
June 19-25, 2016  The Great Canadian Adventure, Toronto, Canada (GBC)
June 22-28, 2016  Mission Trip to Haiti (WGUSA)
June 27-July, 2016  Encounter Atlanta (EWP)
July 4-10, 2016  StreetWise (formerly Crosswalk, Philadelphia, Pa. (CEN)
July 22-25, 2016  Margins Conference (FGBC) 
July 26-31, 2016  Momentum Youth Conference (CEN)
October 16, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, Dublin, Ohio
November 20, 2016   Day Away: North of 55, Duncansville, Pa. (CEN)
CEN – CE National
EWP – Encompass World Partners
FGBC – Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
GBC – Grace Brethren Canada
WGUSA – Women of Grace USA

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