GraceConnect eNews, No. 186, Week of January 9, 2017


The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Sacrificial Love

"I knew [God] had a special kidney for me. But I didn't know when."

After several years suffering from an autoimmune condition in which the body attacks its own kidneys, Cathy Henley, attender of
Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio, (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor), wondered if there was help for her. Watch this amazing story of what love looks like in practice among God's people, and how His love for us inspires us to love one another. 

below to watch the video.

[Connect:] Send a note of encouragement to Alan
here and Cathy here.
Alan & Cathy's Story

[Your Turn]


"Ideas are fun. Ideas don’t cost anything. Ideas are safe. And ideas are only seen in black and white. They lack vibrancy. They lack the true color and richness that can only be experienced when the idea becomes reality. So, what is it that stands between our ideas becoming reality?"

Mike Silliman, care and connections pastor at
Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana (Jim Brown, lead pastor) blogs about fear and how to overcome it in his recent post. Click here to read the rest.


Reflect and Rejoice with Encompass World Partners for the many things God has accomplished over the year 2016! Click the link to peruse their Best of 2016: Beautiful Things God Did This Year

"What if God said, “I want you to have a hand in what happens today?” What if God said, “child, tell me what you want?” This thought is outrageous! The sovereign Lord of all, the One who holds the stars in place, and spoke the world into existence, wants to hear from you. I understand, this notion is crazy, and can make people uneasy. But, James 4:2 means exactly what it says. “You do not have, because you do not ask.”

Andy Shank, church planter for SEEDNet, recently started blogging at Click here to read the rest of the post and follow along for prayer requests and updates. 

Events in the FGBC

January 20-21, 2017   WLS: Principles of Effective Bible Study, Orange, Calif. (WGUSA) 
January 21, 2017   Walk Through The Bible - NT Seminar, Wrightsville, Pa. (SGCC)
January 27-28, 2017   WLS: Women & Scripture (Spanish), Bellflower, Calif. (WGUSA)
January 28, 2017  Connect & Equip SoCal, Regional Mission Conference, Orange, Calif. (EWP)
January 30-February 1, 2017   Southwest Focus Retreat  (FGBC)
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 7-8, 2017   WLS: Spiritual Formation, Frederick, Md. (WGUSA)
April 28-30, 2017 –  Hispanic Summit,  Atlanta, Ga. (WGUSA)
April 28, 2017  Heritage Event, East Earl, Pa. (CE)
May 22-24, 2017   Northwest Focus Retreat, White Pass, Wash. (FGBC)
AGBC – Ashland, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church
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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