Saturday, April 11, 2015

Join our sermon series as we continue walking through the grand story of the Bible, inspired by Sean Gladding's book


Looking to start or get back into reading the Bible for yourself? 

Picking up the habit of reading the Bible is a little more difficult for a couple reasons. First, most Bibles are printed more like reference books than reading books. Second, many people now have replaced physical Bibles with Bible apps on their smartphones -- and most of us don't associate our smartphones with Bible reading, so we can easily forget or get distracted! Third, the Bible's is long -- is there a plan for reading through it? Here are a few things we've found helpful:


The ESV Reader's Bible is laid out like a novel, not an encyclopedia. It's designed to remove as many distractions as possible--e.g., verse numbers, subheadings, footnotes. But it's laid out with a readable font and margins to let you get absorbed in the Bible. Multiple editions available at


NeuBible is a new iPhone app designed, again, for distraction free reading of the Bible. It is simple to use and designed to help you focus and get absorbed in the reading of the Bible. The price is now $1.99. 


Here are some Bible reading plans to help you break your Scripture reading rhythm into manageable chunks. Choose your desired plan and they will email you regular reminders. Easy!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lent is a season of finding our way back to God. Join us for this 40 day journey.

Ash Wednesday Service: Feb 18, 7-8pm
Lent begins. Join us at St. James Episcopal, 37051 Cabrillo Terr, Fremont

The outer discipline. Join us in fasting from meat (fish, eggs, dairy ok). Lenten fasts last Mon-Sat; each Sun is a mini-Easter. Check out these vegetarian recipes & fish recipes. Or fast from another daily comfort: coffee, media, etc.

Daily Prayer
The inner discipline. Spend time with God each day using this devotional guide. Or pick up a copy on Sunday!

Good Friday Service: Apr 3, 8-9pm
Join us at the Church Offices, 2811 Faber St, Union City.

Easter Sunday Worship
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus together. We'll break our fast together with a great meal, immediately after service!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sign up for our Men's Retreat!

This year, we're attending separate Men's & Women's Retreats in order to help us go deeper as a community & to make it easier for those with kids. So we encourage all the men in our community to register! (Women's retreat held later this year).

We will be joining with other Evangelical Covenant Churches. But we will have dedicated time for just our church. It should be a fun and meaningful time together!

When registering:
- Include our full church name: Great Exchange Covenant Church East Bay
- Select room: Standard ($165) so we can all room together. Financial scholarships available. Please don't let cost hinder you.
- Call Mission Springs at 831-335-9133 x40 to make a credit card payment.