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 It's great to be part of the SoCal/AZ Ministers' Gatherings!
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Recap of our last Gathering
Tues. March 8th @ Grace Community Church of Seal Beach
 

We shared lots of updates and we prayed. We heard from
  • Bob Wriedt about the future plans for Seal Beach Grace around the Senior Pastor role,  
  • jet-lagged Cecil O'Dell about the Japan Vision Trip and
  • a tid-bit from Jim Hocking of Water For Good. 

We discussed a plan to go see Glen Sykes for lunch in Oceanside on Monday March 21.  If you want to go, meet the crew at Grace Church of Orange at 10am on 3/21.

We also met some new friends -- Pastor Andrew Jackson who works with a Messianic congregation in Simi Valley,  Worship Pastor Justin Fox who is serving in that role at Seal Beach Grace and Janie Wantanabe who is the new Director of Development with Encompass.

We announced some neat things:   
Check out the whole Powerpoint of agenda, announcements, etc. as a PDF

We concluded with a meaningful time sharing from our own experience about how we keep the resurrection fresh...in our personal lives and in our ministries.  It was a good day to be together!

Dues/Fees

During this time of year,  there are four (4) distinct dues/fees which are requested in our fellowship. Two of them are regional/district and two of them are national. To help you and your church bookkeeper, we've outlined all four below:
 

District 


1) Grace Brethren Conference of SoCal - AZ

This is the "Fellowship" of our Grace Brethren Churches here in SoCal-AZ.
 
$1 per Church Member.  (Note: National dues are based on another figure.) *Enclose a copy of the FGBC Statistical Form along with the District Dues for your church. Dues Deadline May 15. Online info http://southwestbrethren.info/socalaz-district/   

  • CHECK WRITTEN TO: Grace Brethren Conference of SoCal - AZ, Inc.
  • MAIL TO: Terry Daniels, Grace Brethren Church, 920 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030


2) SoCal - AZ Ministerium

This is the group that sponsors our regular Ministers' Gatherings.

$25 per minister.  Online info: http://southwestbrethren.info/ministers.html
Dues Deadline - May 15, 2016
  • CHECK WRITTEN TO: SoCal - AZ Ministerium
  • MAIL TO: District Ministerium Attn: Mike Jentes 6565 Stearns St. Long Beach, CA 90815
 

National


1)  Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches USA (FGBC):
 

Watch for it!

The FGBC 2015 Statistical report and Fellowship fee request for 2016 is in the mail.  Please alert your office to watch for it and return it by May 15.   Or you can download the form HERE.

Questions? email tomavey@fgbc.org


2) Association of Grace Brethren Ministers (AGBM)
AGBM3 types of membership for ministers:
1) Licensed/Ordained, 2) In Preparation to become Licensed, 3) Local Church Elders.
$100 per minister. Payable to AGBM directly.
Online info:  http://www.agbm.org/#!membership/c1ghi

PLEASE NOTE: We will no longer be handling the AGBM National Membership Dues through the district. Please make arrangements with AGBM directly.  
 

Upcoming Dates & Places for our Gatherings:

 

Spring District RoundTable

Tuesday April 12th @ 10am
@ Los Altos Grace Brethren Church  
6565 Stearns St. Long Beach, CA 90815    LosAltosGrace.com

In the same vain as our November District Round Table, we want our April time to be an important meeting where we want EVERY leader in our district to attempt to be there. Please reserve the date NOW!  And BRING YOUR STAFF, ELDERS, LEADERS, & VOLUNTEERS (both men & women are welcome!)!    

Lunch will be provided...and it will be good...and we want EVERYONE THERE!

 


May Ministers Gathering

Tuesday May 10th @ 10 am
In Boyle Heights


Our friends at Norwalk Grace are leading the way in diving into evangelism and disciple making with the hopes of a new church being planted in Boyle Heights. We've heard about it and now we want to get our feet on the ground, have eyes to see, and a time to pray in that soil.  Details are still coming together, but this is the current plan!

 
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