Some quiet time alone with the Lord and His Word began the day as pastors and church leaders participated in the Southwest Focus Retreat at Rancho San Juan Capistrano in southern California. The retreat concludes Wednesday morning with a wrapup session to record insights gained throughout the retreat from Psalm 119.
Pastor Terry Daniels of the South Pasadena Grace Brethren Church introduced the first morning session of the Southwest Focus Retreat on Tuesday morning. This hour the group focused on small-group study of verses 49-96 of Psalm 119.
Mitch Cariaga, pastor of “Mosaic” Grace Brethren Church in Rialto, California, led off the final discussion session of the Focus Retreat with comments and perspective on verses 145-176 of Psalm 119. He likened it to “found treasure” which is discovered when one is not expecting it, and encouraged participants to look for the “treasures” in
Larry Chamberlain, who heads the Eagle Commission (Grace Brethren Military Chaplains) participated in memorial services on January 26 and 27 for the late Carlton Fuller, who was a retired Air Force chaplain and later pastored Grace Brethren churches. Chamberlain says, “Carlton was buried among the veterans whom he served as Chaplain for the past several
More than 50 pastors and lay leaders gathered in San Juan Capistrano, CA, this Monday afternoon for the opening session of the Southwest Focus Retreat. Doug Lee of The Fountain Community Church in Fontana, CA, led the singing to open the session. The retreat concludes Wednesday morning, and is the third of five such retreats
Pastor Keith Shearer of New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church of Myerstown, PA, is this year’s FGBC moderator. He opened the Southwest Focus Retreat with introductory comments on the importance of being “people of the Book [Bible]” and introduced the schedule for studying Psalm 119 over the next two days.
Pastor Greg Stoever of the River City Grace Community Church in Sacramento, CA, opened the Focus Retreat’s first study section with introductory comments on the first 48 verses of Psalm 119. As with all this year’s Focus Retreats, the comments and insights produced by the small-group discussions of the psalm will be compiled into a
Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey (pictured), who underwent quadruple bypass surgery a week ago Sunday morning in Rancho Mirage, CA, is still in southern California but sends the following on Monday afternoon: “Good news! We are released to travel. We fly to Indy tomorrow and drive to Winona on Wednesday. “I’ll not be back to work
Services for longtime Grace Brethren pastor Bob Kliewer will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Whittier Community Grace Brethren Church. Robert Carl Kliewer was born April 26, 1930, in Mountain Lake, MN. The family moved to West Salem OR, around 1935 and then moved to Los Angeles in 1944. He attended Culter Academy, where
YIB (Your Intrepid Blogger) spent this morning with the Simi Valley, California, Grace Brethren Church (John McIntosh, pastor), where we were able to share about the ministry of BMH in both morning services and also teach Pastor Jerry Kelley’s adult Sunday School class. This evening is the football banquet celebrating the remarkably successful season of