Family Meeting 2014

Each year, we have a “Family Meeting” which is a time to review and celebrate the ministry from the prior year and also to look ahead to the coming year. This “family meeting” highlights what we are really about as a church family–much more than budgets! We do still have to do the necessary budget conversation, and that’s why we still do this Ministry Review and budget approval in June.

We are glad to report that during our Family Meeting on Sunday June 29, the Budget Proposal for our coming fiscal year was UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED!  We are so glad for a unity of heart, mind and spirit!

Some of the highlights of this year’s Family Meeting was hearing from:

  1. our new School Principal, Deb Martin,

  2. a review of our scope of ministry from Mike Jentes

  3. a testimony and mission opportunity from Mariah Shope

We have posted the powerpoint of the “Year in Review” on our website if you would like to see it for yourself.

Below are the financial reports for our church and school:

           Financial Report (‘13-14) and Budget Proposal (’14-15) [PDF]

            Financial Detail Spreadsheet for 2013-2014 [PDF]

In response to the donations of some in our congregation, we also outlined a plan for Facility Renovations in June 2013. This is was not a building campaign, but an outline of 6 major renovation areas which are a priority for ministry impact. Here is the 2014 Renovations Report [PDF]

If you would like to make a contribution, you may do so online using the DONATE link with a debit/credit card or you can send donations to “Los Altos Grace Brethren Church” 6565 E. Stearns St, Long Beach, CA 90808.


We thank you all for being an important part of our church family! We rejoice in the Lord’s guidance and provision for the past, and look forward to His work in the year to come!