GraceConnect eNews, No. 150, Week of May 2, 2016

Communication-Conversation-Conservation

The eNewsletter for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
Loved Through Brokenness

"We are all broken. But it's the good kind of broken, because we're not meant to be perfect. And through that brokenness, we are loved."

Growing up trapped in a sexually abusive relationship, and losing the love of his life in a fire, Isken of
Movement Church (Mark Artrip, pastor) tells the story of how God healed his heart and used his painful and broken past to glorify Him.

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[Pray:]

Today is the National Day of Prayer! People of all denominations are coming together to pray for our nation. The
Grace Brethren Church in Clinton, Md. (Irving Clark, lead pastor), has a full day of prayer scheduled, including individual and group prayer sessions, as well as sessions focused on thanksgiving; families; the church in America; country, government and military; education, media, and business; and thanksgiving. How did you or your church observe the National Day of Prayer? Share with us by posting #graceprays on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

[Connect:]

Don't forget! This year's Vision conference, Margins: Ministry in a Post Christian World is coming up this July 22-25 in Toronto, Canada! Are you excited yet? Discounts are available for groups from churches, and leaders 16-24 years old can attend free. Click here to learn more. 


[Read:]

"God has placed a passion in my heart to be a bridge that connects their ordinary everyday lives with the powerful, life changing comfort and teaching of God. It has been an absolute privilege to be among these young, strong women."


Los Altos Grace Brethren Church of Los Altos, Calif., (Phil Helfer, pastor), recently shared an enewsletter of the ministry of Char Hauser, who ministers to military wives. Click here to read more and find out how you can pray.

Events in the FGBC

May 7, 2016  Grace College Commencement, Winona Lake, Ind. (GC)
May 20-21, 2016   WLS: Women and Scripture, Ashland, Ohio (WGUSA)
June 13-17, 2016   Encounter SoCal (EWP)
June 19-25, 2016  The Great Canadian Adventure, Toronto, Canada (GBC)
June 20-July 11, 2016  Operation Barnabas Tours (CEN)
June 22-28, 2016  Mission Trip to Haiti (WGUSA)
June 27-July 1, 2016  Encounter Atlanta Atlanta, Ga. (EWP)
July 4-10, 2016  StreetWise (formerly Crosswalk) Philadelphia, Pa. (CEN)
July 22-25, 2016  Margins Conference Toronto, Canada (FGBC) 
July 26-31, 2016  Momentum Youth Conference Cedarville, Ohio (CEN)
 
CEN – CE National
EWP – Encompass World Partners
FGBC – Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
GBC – Grace Brethren Canada
WGUSA – Women of Grace USA
GC – Grace College

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