September 2009

2009 Calendar of Events

Events of general interest among Grace Brethren Churches. Details and registration information are available from the sponsoring organizations or at www.fgbc.org. August 29-31 – Seminary Colloquial Gathering (GCandS) August 31 – Fall classes begin (GCandS) September 20 – 6 p.m., Mid-Atlantic CE Celebration, Conococheague Grace Brethren Church, Greencastle, Pa. (CE) September 21 – 6:30 p.m., …

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Springs of Life: Developing a Thirst-Quenching, Life-Giving River of Grace and Truth

By Tom Hocking During my childhood, traveling in Africa almost always meant clinging to a precarious perch in the bed of truck filled with people, animals, and smelly food. Seatbelts? Hah! We didn’t need no stinkin’ seatbelts! But, beyond the safety issues and the inescapable smells, the thing I remember most about those truck trips …

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Kudos Javier Forero, who is a pastor at Iglesia Comunal La Esperanza, a Grace Brethren church in Valrico, Fla., has been examined by the Florida-Caribbean District of Grace Brethren Churches and has been recommended for licensure. Although keeping it surprise was not an easy task for the family of Grace Church at Willow Valley (John …

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Equip09: Celebrating Churches, Learning Practical Methods at Conference

The national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches was held July 26-31 at the Grace Brethren Church of Columbus, Ohio (Dave Plaster, pastor). More than 500 people registered to participate in the annual meeting, take classes and seminars, and enjoy the fellowship of Grace Brethren people from around the world. Among the highlights …

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