50th Anniversary for Community Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach

50th Anniversary for Community Grace Brethren Church in Long Beach

Please help us celebrate 50 years of serving Christ, Church and Community THIS WEEKEND!

Saturday July 16th we will have lots of fun, including : Food trucks – Teen Arcade, kids stories, crafts, music, balloon man, face painter, photo booth, and prize drawings (must register).

We will also be promoting community service with the police and fire departments, community advocates, Andy Street Ambassadors and Graduates, neighborhood watch associations, missionaries, CGBC gifts and books, local and international services and MORE!

Live Music on-stage outdoors : 12-3 pm
Treasure hunt with prizes : 3-4 pm
Prize drawings and awards : 4-4:30 pm
Concert – Bluegrass Brethren : 4:30 pm

Sunday July 17th, at 10:00 am we will have a Donut Wall/Morning Snack.
At 10:30 we will have our Worship Service.
Our Worship Service will be followed by a Reunion Luncheon (reservations needed to attend luncheon).

For all the details, check online 

Feel free to reach out and congratulate Pastor Dale Workman as well!

Hope to See you in Toronto for 3 Days of Inspiration

MARGINS the Vision Conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches
22 - 25 July 2016 in Toronto
Downtown Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

20 years ago a church planting team moved to Toronto to start churches in Canada. Today there are five churches. Come hear the story of church planting in a very post-christian culture…plus our own Neil Cole will be a main session speaker!

Find out all the scoop online at VisionConference.us


Encounter SoCal Slots Available first week in August

encounter socalOur own Ed Trenner and Encompass World Partners have put together a fantastic one week experience. This challenging week of cross-cultural immersion takes place in one of the most ethnically diverse geographic regions of the country – right here inSouthern California! The four corners of the globe will unfold before you, offering a unique multi-sensory experience of learning and ministry outreach.

There are a handful of slots available for High School Seniors, Young Adults and older for the week of August 1-5. The price for all week with all expenses paid – housing, food, & ministry experiences is only $500!  Talk to Ed Trenner right away to get your people registered…or circulate this opportunity with others in your church family!   See Attached Info Sheet 

Chris Suitt Featured in Grace Connect E-newsletter

encounter socalOur own Chris Suitt had a blog post featured in the latest edition:


“We get so bogged down in the day to day battle of exercising the truth by faith Spirit empowered that we get weary of the fight. We get discouraged at the defeats and the seemingly small victories that we forget how far the Spirit of God has already taken us.”

Pastor Chris Suitt of New Hope Community Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Canyon Lake, Calif., blogs about discouragement in a recent blog post. Click here to read the rest.