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Weekly Newsletter 06/09/2022

Greetings, dear church!

Firstly, on behalf of the whole church I want to thank many who served us the past weekend! Both at the picnic and during the services on Sunday, many faithfully and sacrificially served both the church members and guests. God has abundantly blessed us with guests and it is a great privilege for us to serve them and show them the Gospel in action. Many heard the message about the Savior. Many were encouraged in their faith. Praise God!

Secondly, we want to encourage you to pray more intensely for the upcoming VBS. A big team has been preparing for many weeks for this important day camp for kids. We are expecting many kids that do not attend church, and it is another opportunity to serve these families. Pray for the physical and spiritual strength of all those who will be serving during these days.

Thirdly, as mentioned at the picnic, we received a unique gift in the form of new church members who have become part of our small but friendly family. Please pay special attention to these people, get to know them, and invite them to your home. You can find their names and photos below.

Please continue supporting the churches working among the people who have suffered from the war in Ukraine: https://gfchurch.com/ukraine/

The Scripture memory text – Philippians 2:5-11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 
10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Important announcement: Choir rehearsals have moved to Wednesdays at 6:30 PM. Nikolay Shipilin invites all those who’ve previously sung in a choir to reach out to him on Sunday and ask how you can join this ministry.

Below are the services and meetings for this weekend:

Today, Thursday (7:00 PM) – Bible study and prayer (Proverbs)

Sunday services:

  • – Worship Service in Russian at 9:00 AM
  • – Worship Service in English at 11:15 AM
  • – Small Group Leaders Meeting at 6:00 PM

On behalf of the elders of GFC

Vadim & Natalia Aftinescu
Mike Bullington
Ilya & Emiliya Gusev
Oleksandr & Yuliia Karmazin
Alexandr & Natalia Sandulov
Natalya Stepanova
Andrei & Virsavia Tiutiusco
Lyubov Turkov
Evgenii Vladimirov


We are very grateful for your willingness to financially assist the work of God. It is especially important during the time of trial.
You can do it in several ways:


Write a check to Grace Family Church with your indicated amount. Send it by mail to the church address
Grace Family Church,
7031 Watt Ave, N.Highlands, CA, 95660.

Bring the checks to the church campus and drop them into the mailbox located on the wall of the church building at the entrance to the office.


Donate online via internet using PayPal or a credit card – click Donate button below


Sign on to your online banking.
Select send money with Zelle.
Add [email protected] as the recipient Enter your amount and send

All donations are tax deductible. God bless you!