Bible

Father’s Day

The role of a father is one that can tend to have negative connotations attached to it in our society. However, it’s a exceedingly importantly role that has lasting impact on any individual. As we see in scripture there are countless examples of failures. Jacob, who failed in many situations is still held in high…

Annual combined church picnic

A few years ago, a few pastors in the Los Angeles area came together with the desire to have a yearly picnic with the surrounding GCI churches, and that’s what they did. Every year now, Grace Life, New Hope, and GCF come together in May and have a huge picnic with all three churches combined!…

Mother’s Day

We celebrate the women in our lives who have raised us, loved us, supported us, and the countless things a mother does that no one sees. All throughout time there has been a need for mothers, a need for a womanly figure in a life. We take the time to honor and recognize the mothers,…

Cinco De Mayo

Every year we celebrate Mexican culture on the 5th(or 6th this year) of May. This year we had our own Paul Tellez organize the entirety of the service. We had a wonderful service where we focused on the multi-cultural nature of the church and how important and amazing diversity within the body is! Like with…

Easter Celebration

One of the most important events in all of history is the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We took the sunday to celebrate the fact that our Lord is risen and he is seated at the right hand of God! Led by our own Pastoral Resident, Jillian Caranto, we had the joy of having…

Family Day

This past Sunday three of GCI’s SoCal congregations; Grace life, New Hope, and Grace Communion Fellowship came together to have a family day at the park! Now becoming a tradition these three churches gather, enjoy a huge potluck, play games, and worship together and acknowledge that we all may be in different churches but we…

Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

This past Sunday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo here at Grace Life. Led by our own Paul Tellez we were taken through the history of how this day came to be. We heard from Esther Escobedo as well as Victor Marquez Jr, about their own experiences with this holiday and how their heritage has been…

Christmas Party

Last Sunday here at GCI Glendora we enjoyed our Christmas party. For our main service in place of a sermon we had a “Readers Theater” which was written by Rick Shallenberger. The Reader Theater was the story of Jesus’ birth told from multple perspectives ranging from Joseph to a Shepard to Jacob . Each perspective…

Ohio Mission Trip

Ohio Mission Trip June 14 – June 27 Myself and eight other members across five GCI churches came together for two weeks to help serve Dustin Lampe’s church, Christ Fellowship Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Led by Janet Morrison from GCI Glendora, from June 14 until June 27 all nine of us gave our time and…

Converge West 2016

  Converge is an annual GenMin event that gathers all generations to worship and celebrate, and to discern together the Spirit’s direction for mission and ministry. Converge 2016, with the theme, Celebrate the Grip, was held in Ohio in March and is coming to Southern California April 15-17. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER