Saturday, June 25, 2005

Update on Pam's trip to California

I am having a wonderful time seeing many of you while I am here! I can't even count how many people I've seen. I am excited to share about our ministry with Wycliffe, about Vision 2025, some new statistics about Bible translation and especially what the Lord is having Lloyd and I do at JAARS.

Please come to my get-togethers Sunday, June 26, 7:00 pm at Dan and Linda Matthias' house. 610 B Couper Dr. SLO. Their phone number is 541-1832.

I will also be at church in the fireside room Sunday July 3, 2:00 pm. I hope to see you at one of these!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Meet the Grainger's on Wed. June 29th

You are invited to a DWAP (Dessert With A Purpose)
Come hear about the Grainger's Ministry with Navigators
Wednesday, June 29th at 7:15 p.m. @ Tom & Paula Phillips'
RSVP/directions: 547-0298
  • Meet Michael & Tammy Grainger and their three children Ariel, Malia & Derek
  • Learn about God's work on the Ivory Coast & Burkina Faso (predominately Muslim areas)
  • Experience their ministry via a multimedia presentation--Africa: a continent in crisis and how you can make a difference

Monday, June 20, 2005

An Email Update from Pastor Tim to Grace Missionaries

Below is a letter I wrote to our extended missionary family. . . something I try to do every couple of months or so in an attempt to keep them tied into all that's happening here at Grace. . . . .--Pastor Tim

Beloved Grace Church Missionaries,

As Summer emerges here in beautiful San Luis Obispo, I am thinking about you all and realizing its been a while since I have dropped you an update. It's been a fantastic and fast Spring. God is at work in our midst and in our community.

Rather than tell you all the details, I thought the most valuable thing I could do is to send you our 25 page 2005 Annual Report, presented at our 2005 Annual Meeting a couple weeks back on May 22. It was a great evening together, where we looked back on God's faithfulness to His people and His work here at Grace. But it was also a time to look forward by faith to what God might be pleased to do in and through us in 05/06. You all are a valuable part of the Grace Church Family. Therefore, it is important that you know where we're headed! I encourage you to take 45 minutes or so to sit down and read the 2005 Annual Report thoroughly! As you do, you might also find it helpful to listen to the audio from the meeting at . . .

I also wanted to take this opportunity to inform you of an important change in our leadership that particularly pertains to you, our extended family of missionaries. After years of faithful service, Tim Cleath has stepped down from the chair of the Grace Missions Board, but will be continuing as an invaluable part of the board in the future. We give thanks for Tim's leadership and passion for the spread of the Gospel around the world.

We are pleased to introduce to you our new Missions Board Chairman, Tom Phillips. Tom, his wife, Paula, and their children Daniel and Sarah, have lived here on the Central Coast for 9 years or so. Tom works in the area of commercial property development and management. Tom and Paula together have been instrumental in starting the vibrant Heritage Builders Adult Bible Fellowship, which meets on Sunday Mornings. Paula serves as our part time Graphic Designer here on our staff. For the past 2 years, Tom has served on the Finance Trustee Board, where he has exhibited a unique knack for administration, but also an unmistakable passion for missions. We're excited about the gifts, skills, experience, and ideas that Tom will bring to the position of Missions Chair.

I commend Tom to you and have encouraged him to reach out and email you all directly. Welcome and encourage Tom when you hear from him.

We are committed to you here at Grace. We are eager to know you and serve you better. We want you to know that we are more committed than ever to our mission of celebrating, proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ here on the Central Coast and beyond (thats you!).

If you are going to be here on the Central Coast at all this summer, please let us know, so we can make arrangements to serve you with transportation, hospitality, service opportunities and fellowship gatherings.

As always, we welcome your feedback and questions. Feel free, at any time, to email me directly or the Missions Board at

We give thanks for you!

Yours for the cause of Christ. . . . Pastor Tim

Tim Theule
Lead Pastor
Grace Church, SLO


Friday, June 17, 2005

Goss Update on Pamela and Brianna's trip to CA

This is our first post on this blog. This is such a good idea! We have been so busy moving and unpacking and getting settled here in North Carolina, we haven’t taken the time to post.
I am so excited that my trip to California is approaching so quickly. In order to see as many people as possible, I’ve arranged for 2 ministry update meetings. I would like to invite you to either of them.
The first one will be 7:00 pm, Sunday, June 26 at the home of Linda Matthias. Linda will be providing refreshments. The second one will be 2:00 pm, Sunday July 3rd at Grace Church’s fireside room. Debbie McCrigler is arranging for refreshments for this one. If you’d like to bring something, give her a call.
I will be sharing about our new adventure in North Carolina. I have photos to show ya’ll. I will be updating you on our exciting mission’s ministry, our family activities, sharing prayer requests and praying all together. On Sunday July 3rd, Brianna and I will be sharing some flute/piano entertainment with you for the first 20 minutes or so.
Thank you to the Lewis family for sharing their car with me! This is such a big help!
If you cannot come to one of those meetings, I would love to stop by for a visit so let me know when it would be a good time for you. I’d love to catch up with you. I’m already filling some spots on my calendar with lunch dates, hikes, coffee dates, etc…so let me know when you might be available.
I will be in SLO from June 20-27 and July 1-10. I will be at church all 3 Sundays that I am in California. I will also attend Tommy and Olivia’s wedding, and the July 4th picnic. I’m look forward to seeing you sometime while I am there!

Contact information:
Pam’s cell phone: 704-254-8918
June 20-26-- Leslie Maughmer: home, 238-3633; cell, 712-2264
June 27, 30-- Pam’s mom, Joan: 562-493-6706
June 28-June 29--Pam’s brother, John: 619-427-7652
July 1-10--Kathy Smith: 543-4771

Blessings to you all as we serve Him together to get the Word to the World!!