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The Fall 2014 issue of the magazine for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, GraceConnect, has been mailed to individual subscribers. We encourage you to recommend the magazine and web content to staff, church members and attendees, visitors, and others to reinforce that you are part of a nationwide network of Bible-teaching congregations. Below are bulletin announcements to help promote the communications ministry of GraceConnect.
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Week 1

Making Connections

GraceConnect is the quarterly magazine and online news site that help the ministries and people of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches connect for prayer, ministry, and fellowship. (See the latest issue at graceconnect.us.) To receive a free subscription, mailed directly to your home, send your mailing address to GraceConnect, Box 544, Winona Lake, Ind., 46590, or via email to amyers@bmhbooks.com.

Week 2  (Use after October 8, 2014)

Conference Takes Unified Stand

FellowShift, the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, ended with an unwavering commitment to the Word of God and working together as a network. A report from the conference is in the Fall issue of GraceConnect. Read it online at graceconnect.us.

Week 3 (Use after October 15, 2014)

The Conversation of Sharing

"We must give and we must receive." Read what Jeff Bogue had to say about sharing during the last session of the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Read it online at graceconnect.us. (For a free subscription to GraceConnect, e-mail your mailing address to amyers@bmhbooks.com.)

Week 4 (Use after October 22, 2014)
Counting the Cost

More than 1,000 commitments were made to Christ during Momentum Youth Conference at Wheaton College. Read more about it in the Fall issue of GraceConnect magazine, which is available online at graceconnect.us.

Week 5 (Use after October 29, 2014)

Perseverance

It would have been easier to find another path, but the leadership of one Grace Brethren church has been faithfully following God's vision to build a thriving community of believers. It has not been without challenges, but God has blessed. Read about California's Auburn Grace Community Church in the Fall issue of GraceConnect magazine, which is available online at graceconnect.us(For a free subscription to GraceConnect, e-mail your mailing address to amyers@bmhbooks.com.)

Week 5 (Use anytime.)

Face Time

Follow the news of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) on Twitter and Facebook. “Like” facebook.com/graceconnectus to receive news from Grace Brethren ministries in North America on your personal page. Follow @graceconnectus on Twitter for the latest headlines. Both sites are ministries of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, an organization that is committed to building bridges between the people and churches of the FGBC.

Encouraging, Helping, Worshiping

Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on… Hebrews 10:24-25 (MSG)

Check out the resources to help your local church connect with other congregations in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC). Pieces are designed to help individuals remember God’s promises and how they are expressed in Grace Brethren congregations. Promotional materials and bulletin announcements will help you point your congregation to stories that will foster a spirit of encouraging love, helping others, and worshiping together.

GraceConnect has produced a series of bulletin announcements and images that can be used on announcement slides in a local church. Reproducible bulletin inserts are undated yet geared toward a specific season of the year. These are a source of fresh stories that encourage love, helping others, and worshiping together in the FGBC.

It is our hope that through the platforms of GraceConnect, the people of Grace Brethren churches in North American (and beyond) will connect with each other for ministry, fellowship, and worship.

Stay Connected!

Breaking news items and additional feature stories may be found at GraceConnect.us.

For daily news about Grace Brethren congregations in North America, see the GraceConnect Facebook page, or follow @graceconnectus on Twitter!
The Winter 2015 issue of GraceConnect will be in the mail in early January. Watch for continuing discussion of topics related to the Identity Initiative in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.

Fall 2014 GraceConnect is in the mail!

The Fall 2014 issue of GraceConnect magazine is ready to be mailed to subscribers. At left are announcements that may be used in your bulletin or other media.

The magazine is mailed to individual subscribers, plus each church receives one copy. If you'd like additional copies, please send those names and addresses to amyers@bmhbooks.com. We are happy to mail it to your entire mailing list, if you like. Subscribers also may receive additional quarterly updates about the ministries of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, GraceConnect, or BMH Books.

The magazine is also available online as a downloadable pdf file at graceconnect.us, where individual articles are included as regular content.
 
You and your congregation may also keep up-to-date with regular news and information at the online news site, graceconnect.usThis is augmented with the regular GraceConnect e-newsletter, which includes feature stories, news of pastoral moves, and an occasional free book from bmhbooks.com
 
Of course, news of the FGBC can also be found at the GraceConnect Facebook page, where posts from Grace Brethren churches and organizations are routinely shared, often as prayer requests. Many of these items are also sent as items on the GraceConnect Twitter feed.
 
Thanks for encouraging love, helping out, and worshipping together through the pages (online and in print) of GraceConnect!
 
Liz Cutler Gates
editor, GraceConnect magazine

Do you have a story?

The editors of GraceConnect are always looking for stories of how God is working through the ministries of congregations in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Many people are encouraged by these stories. If you have one to share, please email Liz Cutler Gates at lcgates@bmhbooks.com.
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