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PCBA NOTES 6.1 (Winter 2016)

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PCBA Representatives Participate in “Space for Grace”

November’s “Space for Grace” conference in Los Angeles welcomed several representatives of PCBA, including Jesus Portillo, who reported on the “Aspire and Achieve” program Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church carries out with challenged students at Oakland Technical High School together with Holy Names University.

The purpose of the conference, sponsored by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, was to “seek to restore the human connection among all people by gathering intentionally diverse voices committed to exploring different perspectives about contemporary issues that affect congregations and communities across the United States today.”

Preachers, speakers, and musical artists from across the country emphasized “bringing God’s Gospel of grace to life.” The format included opportunities worship, engagement, and reflection. Reports were given on projects supported by American Baptists’ Palmer Grants, which included the Aspire and Achieve Program.

Portillo said concerning his experience at the conference, “There were programs all the way from Fairbanks, Alaska to Puerto Rico. The conversations were frank and honest. We were all energized by the drive and dedication of the many program leaders, sharing our joys and frustrations, love and hope.” Attending from PCBA churches, in addition to Portillo, were Karen DeWeese, Paul Keener, Sandra and George Lee, Paul Martin, Louann Roberts, and Allison Tanner. Retired ABC President Don Ng was also present.

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Baptists Lunching Together

BLT – Wednesday, November 18

Introducing Jeremiah Carlton and Gregory Stevens

Both have recently come to minister in the Bay Area. “Jeremy” comes as Pastor of Shell Ridge Community Church and Gregory as an Associate Minister at the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto.

The BLT program will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 12:00 Noon at Grand Lake Gardens, 401 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland.

Sign up for lunch ($10) with Joan Thatcher (510.350.7008) or reserve here:

PCBA Notes

PCBA NOTES 5.2 (Spring 2015)

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Seven Workshops Announced for Spring Conference

Theme – “Connecting Generations”
Saturday, June 6 – First Baptist Church of Alameda

Seven workshops will be featured at PCBA’s 15th Spring Conference on Saturday, June 6 at the First Baptist Church of Alameda. They will explore the theme, “Connecting Generations,” which will be introduced by the Guest Leader, Joe DeRoulhac, distinguished former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Redlands.

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PCBA Notes

PCBA NOTES 5.1 (Winter 2015)

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“Connecting Generations” set as 2015 Spring Conference Theme

Saturday, June 6 – Alameda First Baptist Church

The 15th Annual PCBA Spring Conference will focus attention on the challenge of “Connecting Generations” within the life and ministry of the church. Joe DeRoulhac, who just completed 25 years of distinguished pastoral leadership at Redlands First Baptist Church, will be the guest leader. The Redlands congregation is recognized as having a membership of people of all ages marked by openness and communication between the generations. Conference registration will be at 8:30 AM, with a concluding lunch at 1:00 PM. Group attendance from churches is being encouraged. Continue reading

PCBA Notes

PCBA Notes 4.3

Fall 2014

PCBA Joins in Sponsoring YouthQuake–Sep. 12 & 13; Seafarers Ministry Plans “Virtual Stroll”; BLT Speakers; Being a Story-Formed Community: A Case for the Christian Year (Editorial); Christmas at Sea Packing Days; Evergreen Meeting – October 10- 11; Palo Alto Opens Search for Associate Pastor; PCBA Board Holds Retreat; Milestones for Baptist Friends

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