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Upcoming Events and Information at Grace Bible Fellowship
VBS – Vacation Bible School is June 12-16. Registration is open from April 30 to May 21. Currently, registration is for GBF members only. More information and how to register is here Children’s Ministries. Contact Julie Froisland at vbs (at) gbfellowship.net if you have any questions.
VBS Craft Help
We are looking for help with VBS craft prep! If you can
assist with any of the following, please contact Julie Froisland at vbs (at) gbfellowship.net.
- glue together pre-cut wood pieces to make frames (you would be given the pieces)
- cut matte boards/cardboard to fit into the frames
- strike matches (we need used matches for a project)
- cut shapes out of felt
- cut yarn into predetermined lengths
We also need the following items:
- Toilet paper rolls (free of toilet paper remnants, please)
- 3 to 4 golf balls (old and used is fine)
- corrugated cardboard (cut into 6 x 9” pieces would be great!)
A Christian Woman in her early 50’s is interested in renting a room. Contact the church office at email@example.com or 925-238-3880 if you would like more information.
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)
Sunday Evening Service
Join us for our Sunday Evening Services from 6 to 7 pm. We are studying the the book of Titus. Meetings are at the church or on Zoom. Plan to make this a part of your Sunday worship.
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.
A Parenting Class using Paul Tripp’s curriculum “Getting to the Heart of Parenting” will be offered beginning May 21.
“Parenting is hard, but there are few things in life that rise to this level of importance. God has chosen parents to be primary instruments in the shaping of a human soul.”
“Join pastor and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp on a 10-session journey through the Bible to discover a different and better way to parent. After laying out foundational parenting principles, Tripp covers specific application for children 0-5, 6-12, and 13+.”
We will be meeting from 12:30-1:30 pm at GBF. Please contact Julie Froisland if you plan on attending. Also, please let her know if you would be willing to organize childcare for the group.
Registration has been extended. Register for the parenting class by emailing Julie Froisland by May 21 with the following information: Names of those who will be attending and names and ages of children who will need childcare. There is no cost for the class.
The hospitality table is provided by a group of volunteers who want to promote fellowship time after our weekly service. This ministry involves buying/preparing snacks, arriving early to set up coffee and snacks and staying to clean up afterwards. Volunteers each “host” one Sunday every month or so. If you would like to participate in this ministry, please contact Brian or Lydia Hodge.
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.
Are you looking for a way to minister? Do you like to work outdoors? We need help to maintain our church grounds!
We would like to add three or four more people to our team to maintain our church grounds. This includes mowing and edging the grass, and blowing the trimmings. We plan to establish a once every 8 week rotation. We will provide all equipment and any needed instructions or explanations.
If you are interested in helping, please contact Don Flynn.
Correspond with our Uganda Sponsored Child
We are looking for someone to correspond (on behalf of our church body) with Gloria Nangendo, the child we support in Uganda. If you are someone who enjoys encouraging others, this would be a ministry for you. You would correspond at a minimum of 3-4 times a year. Contact Dana Clutter if you are interested.
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.
Please help yourself to copies of the books on the back table.
Our upstairs Cry Room has been recently updated. Thank you to Mary Pryor and her team for your loving care of our mommies and babies. If you find that you need anything, please let Mary or Jennelle know.
Sabina – The Movie – Free Viewing Extended
Last year at our missions conference, we showed the trailer for the movie Sabina: Tortured for Christ, the Nazi Years. You can now watch the full movie for free for a limited time. To register with Voice of the Martyrs to watch this film or to find out more information, please visit: www.sabinamovie.com.
You can also watch it free for a limited time without registering by clicking here.
Biblical Worldview Study
Western civilization and the Christian church stand at a moment of great danger. From threats to religious liberty and redefinitions of marriage and family, to attacks on the sacredness and dignity of human life, the perils faced by the West and the church are unprecedented. How are Christians to respond to this challenge? What are we to think about a host of social and moral issues that not only are tearing at the fabric of our country, but also, and more disturbingly, invading the church?
The Biblical Worldview Study class is a 12-week study designed to help believers think through the important issues of our times.
The class is over, but you can view the sessions on our You Tube Channel.
Please join us for prayer on Sunday mornings and Thursday 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
Our online giving app GivePlus Mobile was replaced with Vanco Mobile on September 30.
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.
Note: The Give+ mobile app sunseted on January 31, 2022. If you have not already done so, please download the Vanco Mobile App from the App store and begin using it immediately. Your Login credentials should be the same for the Vanco app as for Give +. If you have any automatic recurring contributions set up in Give +, these will continue to carry over. If you want to modify an existing automatic donation or begin a new one, you will need to use the new Vanco app. Information sheets are available on the back table in the auditorium next to the sound booth.
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The Missions Team is looking to add to its members. If you are interested in missions and would like to know more about the Missions Team, please contact one of the missions team members.
Message on Giving
For a stirring message on giving, please watch The Blessings of Giving by Tim Keller video.
If you are not yet part of one of our Community Groups, please consider becoming a part of one. You can find our groups on our Community Groups page.