Gateway Building Opens
Gateway Church, a Grace Brethren church in Parkesburg, Pa., celebrated the first Sunday in their new building on February 1, but the real party happens when they mark their Grand Opening on March 8 in the new facility at 260 Cowan Road.
The 21,000 square foot facility includes a multi-purpose auditorium that will seat 500 along with an FX (Family Experience) auditorium that will handle overflow up to 200 people. The smaller room is also the site of the kid’s productions and the youth main event, according to Pastor Dan O’Deens, and will also be the location for concerts, receptions, and other occasions. An interactive learning area for kids in Kindergarten through fifth grade includes break-out rooms.
Guests to the facility enter through a spacious atrium. At its center is a fountain that will serve as a baptistery, where family and friends will gather for the service, while it is broadcast live to the main sanctuary.
Prepare to Be Challenged
The men and boys who participate in the next Grace Brethren Boys (GBB) High Adventure should come prepared to test their guts – physically and spiritually. The semi-annual event will be a week-long canoe trip from June 27-29 on the Rideau Canal near Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
For more details, including information about how to apply for a passport or pass card to re-enter the U.S. following the event, see www.gbbnational.com.
Grace Brethren Boys’ mission is to reach boys for Christ, instill Godly character through discipleship, and mold them into Godly leaders in their family, their church, and their community while encouraging men in their discipleship responsibilities.
Aiken Team Ministers to Hurricane Victims
A team of four teens and three adults from the Grace Brethren Church in Aiken, S.C. (Steve Taylor, pastor) traveled to Pearlington, Miss., on December 27 to join the ongoing ministry of relief for hurricane victims.
They spent six days working on two new houses in the town of Pearlington and encouraging the people there. Continue to pray for this region of the country. There are still many forgotten people.