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Good Friday and Easter Service

Here are some pics from our 2009 Good Friday and Easter service, enjoy! For more pictures you can visit the Gracepoint photo stream.

Gracepoint Live!

Gracepoint Live! is a theatrical production sponsored by our UC Berkeley college campus groups: acts2fellowship, Koinonia and Kairos Christian Fellowship.  This year, the theme is “Undo”, the topic of wanting to delete the past.

It’s happening this weekend, with 3 showings on Saturday (11am, 3pm and 7pm) at Willard Auditorium in Berkeley. It’s not something to miss, so sign up to reserve seats at one of the showings!

Here’s my favorite promo video from the Gracepoint Live! site. Enjoy!

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Sundays at Gracepoint Fellowship Church: "Great Expectation"

With the new semester right around the corner, we’re gearing up for the many new people to come to the Bay Area.  First years, transfer students, international students, visiting scholars and the like.  It’s an exciting time in our ministry calendar as we have the opportunity to meet people from all different walks of life, especially as many of them have yet to hear the good news of Jesus Christ.

2008.08.17 Songs
You are Holy – Michael W. Smith 
We Lift You Up – Desperation Band
God of This City – Chris Tomlin

Susan Kim mentioned how appropriate it was that we met for worship service at Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus, where both New Student Welcome Nights will be held next week.  The song selection this week was primarily for our members who share in the heart of evangelism in our different ministries at Gracepoint.  As we go forward, we know that all of our efforts  mean nothing without the Spirit working in the hearts of those we reach, as well as and especially in our own hearts as well.  I believe God has great plans for us, for the different campuses, for the Bay Area, and again, in our own hearts as well. God will do great things.  The limiting factor for me to experience is my own level of commitment, my own obedience. But if history is any indication, through what little I’ve given, God has multiplied that to contribute to his great work. 

I hope we can all give a little more, in whatever ways we can, with joy in the great expectation of the even greater things that are yet to come.

Over the Years: New Student Welcome Night

The new school year at Cal is right around the corner.  For us, that translates into getting geared up and preparing for the biggest event of Gracepoint Fellowship Church‘s college department calendar: New Student Welcome Night (NSWN).  

As I was talking with Jason Tarn yesterday, we realized that this upcoming NSWN will mark the 10th year that I’ve done the music for the event.  My first time was when I was a 4th year at Cal.  In terms of the music I don’t remember that much.  I do remember that I had both my guitars (fender strat and a Taylor 614ce) that night, and that I broke strings on both the guitars during the praise set.  Boy, was I nervous…

That was in 2050 VLSB (Valley Life Sciences Building), kind of a “home” for me since that was the first place I led worship for our college department Bible studies.  We’ve since moved to Wheeler, and now Pauley Ballroom for this year.  And every year, it’s such a wonderful time to see so many young students coming to find out about our group, taking the opportunity to hear the message of the gospel, many for the first time.  It could even be their first step toward crossing the line of faith. 

I went over to Jeannie Lee’s office to share with her the realization that a decade has gone by, and I’m still doing NSWN. (Patrick and Jeannie Lee were the senior class directors when I was a senior way back when.) We laughed and joked about how old we’re getting…

After 10 years, we laugh. Another 10 years, we’ll cry…

C’mon, you vocalists. We need to raise up worship leaders. <sigh>

James Kim
Gracepoint Fellowship Church – Worship Director

Gracepoint Fellowship Church – Element: Centrifuge

A bunch of us are helping with the music for Centrifuge this coming Saturday night. Centrifuge is THE event for our Element group. Element is our youth group at Gracepoint Fellowship Church, headed up by Ben (who was my small group leader when I was a sophomore in college) and Elise Koo.  Two of our vocalists (Bessie and Danielle) are Element teachers.  Centrifuge is:

A night filled with games, music, a thought provoking skit, a life-changing message, and delicious snacks (including free food and boba!!!!) – it’s an opportunity you should take before it’s GONE

It’s only for junior high and high school students, though — 7th through 12th rade.  (So if you’re thinking you want to attend, but you’re as old as my friends look, you’re out of luck.)

Anyway, please pray for the event, for all the Element teachers and students, as well as all the guests that attend the event, that the gospel would be demonstrated by the program, as well as the character and hearts of our students.