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Campfire 101- Ray of Gracepoint UCLA

Many of you may already know this but Ray, from our Gracepoint UCLA church, is one of the best at leading campfire times in a group of any size. In fact, he’s even led a campfire time indoors where the campfire was a video being played on a laptop! Yes, he’s that good. So good, that we asked him to put together some videos of some of his favorite campfire songs during his time here at Gracepoint Berkeley so that we can 1. learn to sing them and 2. learn to play them as well. Some things we can’t imitate about Ray, but at least next time these songs come up, you can sing along loudly! Today’s video comes from Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Enjoy!

Stepping it Up | A Tale from Gracepoint Minneapolis NSWN

As many of you know, many of our members from Gracepoint Berkeley and Gracepoint Davis recently went out to help at the first ever NSWN for Gracepoint Minneapolis, including a number of band members. I wanted to share an inspiring story that I heard this morning from Tony, who led our team of Berkeley and Davis members to Minnesota.

One special element that was a part of Berkeley’s NSWN this year was a special song by the band: “Meant to Live” by Switchfoot, and we wanted to use it for the NSWN in Minneapolis as well. However, two hours before NSWN was about to begin, the bassist was still not able to get one of the licks down – that’s when Tony stepped in. He went to find Eric, one of our Davis brothers, who he knew played bass. Eric was faithfully grilling meat for the BBQ after NSWN, but when Tony told him that he was needed, he said, “I’m there!” and switched gears immediately. Now “Meant to Live” is not an easy song to play – it was the song that we practiced the most here for the Berkeley NSWN – but Eric learned it in two hours, and even gave the song his own “special touch.” You can see what I mean by checking out this video:

Thanks Eric for stepping it up and giving it your all (in many ways)!

– David T., Keyboardist, Gracepoint Berkeley