Shirley Colsona reflection by Shirley Colson

In my life, prayer has been essential.  Prayer is the very air that I breathe, the water I need every day to live, and the very blood that flows through my veins. Prayer is a lifeline, if you will, to my Creator. A way I can speak to Him freely and praise Him as I feel He should be praised. Prayer is that special time that I have with my Creator that no one can touch or judge. Prayer is where I can speak freely because God knows me; I am His creation. Prayer is so important to me that without it I could not be me; I would be incomplete. Prayer has helped me in my life during the sad times, the hard times, and the joyous times. It has been and has become such an essential part of my life that I cannot be separated from it. Prayer is what I do and prayer is part of me.

As far back as I can remember, God has been my best friend. I learned from a very young age that God loves me unconditionally and that God would never leave me. Little did I know just how important those two statements were going to be in my life. As I sit here, I start to think back over my childhood and young adulthood and realize how many times God saved me. I learned that through prayer I had my own little chatline with God and I used it as a lifeline.

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The Return of the Beacon

The BeaconIn order to reach people who don’t have easy access to the internet, we’ve created a printed newsletter with some of our most popular weekly reflections.  We’ve named it ”The Beacon,” after a newsletter that our church used to publish about ten years ago.

If you’d like a copy of the Beacon, please call our church office at (408) 279-2711.  We would be glad to mail you a copy.  You can also download a copy by clicking the following link:  The June 2009 Beacon

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Walking Softly on God’s Good Earth

berry-westa reflection by David “Berry” West

One of the great ways that I have discovered to commune with the Divine is to take public transit and ride my bicycle. By doing this, I feel that I am honoring God’s creation by respecting our mother earth, not overusing fossil fuels, and sparing the air. An added benefit is that by exercising, I am building God’s temple and strengthening my body.

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June 7 Service: 7:15pm at Grace Baptist Church

gracebaptistchurchPlease join us for a special service on June 7 at 7:15pm at Grace Baptist Church, located at 484 East San Fernando Street (10th and San Fernando).  We are considering moving to Grace Baptist, and this service will help us get a feel for what worship there would be like.  

We will also have a tour of the Grace Baptist facilities starting at 6:15pm.  Please join us to explore the space together.  

Grace Baptist has a parking lot, which you can enter off of 10th Street.  On evenings and weekends, you can park in any spaces, whether they are marked as “Church,” “Visitor” or “Community Center.”  Please click the following link for a map showing Grace Baptist.  

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