What's Happening at GBF


Upcoming Events and Information at Grace Bible Fellowship

Sunday Evening Service – Behold Your God Study 6PM-7PM



The Bible assures us there is fullness of joy in the presence of God (Psalm 16:11). We know we’ll experience this when we see Christ and be like Him (1 John 3:2-3), but how do we live in anticipation of that day? Jesus invites us into this joy in John 14:23 saying that, if we love Him and keep His word, the Father will love us and both of them will make their home with us. Paul says we behold the glory of the Lord in His word and that vision of His glory is transforming for us (2 Cor. 3:18)! In other words, God intends us to bask in the joy of His presence now. And He uses our beholding Him by faith now to change us and prepare us for beholding Him by sight in heaven.

This 3-month study on the perfections of our great God is to help us know our God better and enjoy the fullness of joy as we draw near Him. 

Live Scan Screening

Thursday, May 30 and Sunday, June 30

Please go to the link in the email you received or in the bulletin and schedule your appointment.

All childcare workers, church leadership and church employees must complete this screening.


Succulent Gardening and Landscaping Event

Seth and Sam Pitzer will be hosting a succulent gardening and landscaping event from 9:30-12pm on June 1, 2024. It will be hosted at their home in Oakley. Coffee and baked items will be provided. You need only bring yourself. Ages 6 and older are welcome. Come prepared to learn, fellowship, eat and have fun!

Vacation Bible School: The Great Jungle Journey



VBS – Vacation Bible School is June 17-21. Online registration begins May 5 and will close June 2.  We will be taking GBF kids only at this time.

Other VBS related dates:
May 18 – VBS Preparation Day 9am – 12pm
June 15 – VBS Decoration Day 9am – 12 pm

If you have old dirty pennies, they are needed for VBS. We need 50. You can give your old dirty pennies to Julie Froisland.

Ministries and Contacts

Serve One Another in Love

Here is a list of our current ministries and contacts.

Please feel free to contact them for any questions that you have about their respective ministry.



  • Kids’ Classes (Grades 1-6) — Scott Ritter, Julie Froisland
  • Classes for 3-5 year-olds — Bridgett Simmons
  • Greeters — Scott Ritter
  • Hospitality Table — Maria Bolles, Kelsey Walker
  • Landscaping — Don Flynn
  • Maintenance of Facilities — Payton Simmons
  • Missions Team — Rick Arellanes, Mike Shrout
  • Nursery — Pam Shrout
  • Prayer — Phil Storrer
  • Sound/Media — Deepak Koilvaram, Dan Shumaker
  • Women’s Ministry — Jennelle Wade, Nirupa Koilvaram
  • Vacation Bible School — Julie Froisland
  • Ushers — Thomas Bailey

Pray for One Another

The Bible encourages us to pray for one another. We have a monthly prayer list in the Sunday bulletin with current prayer requests. Please use this to keep our body in prayer.

John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (ESV)

One way to show love to one another is to pray for them.

James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (ESV)

Operation Creekside

Resurrection Ministries & Operation Creekside are partnering together & we need your help to support our troops and share God’s love!


What? Opportunity to assemble and send quality care packages and share God’s love with the troops.
Why? To connect people to Christ like they have never been connected before. Support military troops & their families.
When? 1st Monday & 3rd Thursday of every month. 6:30-7:30PM
Where? Resurrection Ministries @ 1275 Fairview Ave. Brentwood, Ca 94513
Who? Everyone is invited & encouraged to be a part of this ministry.
Contact: Adrienne Lough @ Cell: 925-642-1696

How can you help?

  • Pray over this ministry.
  • Spread the word to your friends, family, and the community.
  • Donate items for the care packs. (See items list)
  • Donate dollars. Each box costs $20 to mail.
  • Write cards and letters.
  • Come down and join us as we pack and pray.
  • Share contact information for active personnel & chaplains.

Maintenance Help

We are looking for people who are willing and available to help with maintenance around the church. If you have free time at any point during the week to help with tasks, please contact Payton Simmons. Any skill sets are welcome and times are flexible.

Church Directory





If you have not done so already, please complete your information for the church directory and give it Jennelle Wade or bring it to the church office. You can download a PDF of the file with the info she needs here Church Directory Information.

Also, please send Jennelle Wade the photo that you would like to use for your picture in the directory.

Contact Jennelle with any questions.

If you are not a member but consider yourself a regular attender, you may also sign up for the directory.

You can download the Instant Church Directory app from the App Store or from Google Play (the icon has a white church on a lime green background). Create a login with the email address you provided to Jennelle.

You can also login on the web at Instant Church Directory.

Free Books


Please help yourself to copies of the books on the back table.


Please join us for prayer on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

  • Sunday mornings after the morning church service at the front of the sanctuary.
  • Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm on Zoom.

Please join us for prayer for any amount of time you are able.

Online Giving Mobile App

You can download the Vanco Mobile app for free from the App Store or from Google Play.

From the app, you can make a one-time donation or set up recurring giving. Just select your fund and amount, enter a payment method, and complete the donation. You can also login on the web at Vanco Payments.

If you have questions or if you need assistance with the new mobile app, please stop by the church office or call us at 1-925-238-3880.




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Message on Giving



For a stirring message on giving, please watch The Blessings of Giving by Tim Keller video.

Cry Room

Cry Room

The Cry room is located upstairs on the east end of the building. You can see and hear the service from there if you need to get away with a crying baby or if you need a place to nurse. If you need anything or have suggestions for the cry room please let Mary Pryor or Jennelle Wade know what is needed.