GraceConnect E-News, No. 76, Week of December 1, 2014


The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Dear <<First Name>>,

In lieu of a story in this week’s GraceConnect eNews about a church or ministry in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC), we are joining a national day of generosity on December 2, #GivingTuesday. It’s one day when you can make a big impact on the communications ministries of GraceConnect and it’s parent organization, the Brethren Missionary Herald Company (BMH), and it’s the only day this year we’ll make this request.

Would you help underwrite the cost of this e-newsletter and the other digital platforms of GraceConnect with a generous donation?

GraceConnect’s mission is to nurture Great Commission teamwork by building bridges of communication between the people and churches of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC)—in essence, helping harness the collective power of the FGBC to transform communities for the Kingdom. Your gift makes it possible for us to build those bridges by delivering news and information about what God is doing through Grace Brethren congregations in North America. Your contribution supports our online efforts, including the website, this complimentary email newsletter, videos, RSS feeds, and thousands of pages of free archived stories, including thoughtful, engaging content that enhances the theological and spiritual conversation throughout the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.

GivingTuesday is designed to gather the power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses, and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, it is hoped that #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world.
How can you be a part? Here are a few ideas:
  • Making a generous gift on #GivingTuesday. Click here to make a donation to GraceConnect/BMH. (With an individual gift of $25, you become a corporation member. This allows you to cast a ballot for the board of directors and vote in the annual meeting.)
  • Double your donation with a matching gift from your employer. Click here to find out how.
  • Do something kind for another person.
  • Volunteer to help at your church or a local nonprofit organization.
  • Encourage others to giveeither financially or with their time.
  • Join the GraceConnect prayer team. Click here to receive the GraceConnect Prayer Expose', which will bring to light specific, regular updates so you can pray for the media ministry of GraceConnect.
With your support, we can continue to nurture Great Commission teamwork throughout the FGBC.
Liz Cutler Gates
Executive Director
PS, Your gift of $100 or more will help us be more effective in harnessing the collective power of the FGBC to transform North American communities (and the world) for Jesus Christ. 
Click here to make a donation.

Events in the FGBC

January 16-17 WLS Class: Soul Care, Winona Lake, Ind. (WGUSA)
January 23-24
– WLS Class: Spiritual Formation, Long Beach, Calif. (WGUSA)
January 23-25  Kalahari Winter Retreat, Sandusky, Ohio
January 26-28 –  Southwest Focus Retreat, The Oaks, Lake Hughes, Calif. (FGBC)
March 16-18 – South Focus Retreat, Florida FFA Training Center, Haines City, Fla. (FGBC)
March 20-21 – WLS Class: Women and Scripture, Frederick, Md. (WGUSA) 
April 24-25 – WLS Class: Women and Scripture, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (WGUSA) 
June 21-27, 2015  Great Canadian Adventure, Toronto, Ontario (GBC)
June 21-27, 2015 – Encounter Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga. (EWP)
July 14-19, 2015 – Momentum Youth Conference, Marion, Ind. (CEN) 
July 23-26, 2015 – Flinch Conference (national conference), Newark, N.J. (FGBC) 

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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