Death of James I. Boone

Jimmy and Malou are seated, surrounded by their family.

It is with deep sadness that we must announce the death of our beloved Elder and friend, Mr. James I. Boone (Jimmy). He passed away May 26, at the age of 62, due to cancer. He was ordained November 9, 2007, and served faithfully in the church for many years.

Brother Jimmy is survived by his wife Maria Lourdes (Malou), 4 daughters – Gayle, Tricia, Kerri, and Maddy, 2 sons-in-law, 2 grandsons, and siblings – Mrs. June Taniajura, Mrs. Janet Alvaran, Mr. Jesse Boone and John Boone.

We thank the Lord for the life of Brother Jimmy. He will surely be missed.

Sincerely,
Belinda Natividad
Office Staff, GCI Manila East Mission


Cards and condolences may be sent to his wife:

Mrs. Maria Lourdes Boone
Deiparine St. (former Uldog St), Paez Subdivision(former Sitio Garden),
Poblacion, Talisay City, Cebu 6045
Philippines

 

 

GCI Denominational Celebration

Celebration Registration

Registration for the virtual 2021 Denominational Celebration is open! We will be focusing on the Hope Venue, shaping our worship services to be inspirational experiences that center around our hope in the person of Jesus.

Individual Registration for members and Watch Party Registration for leadership teams to participate and debrief together are both available. Make the Celebration a retreat for your congregation, click here for ideas on how to host a watch party.

Our Main Session Speakers

We are excited to present our GCI Superintendents & 2021 speakers! Each Superintendent will share stories of hope, revealing how the Spirit is moving in their regions. The Main Sessions will also feature a live interview by GCI President Greg Williams with each Superintendent. Click here to visit our events page and read the Superintendents’ bios.

Good News from India

Joshila & Nelson Philips

I am happy to report that Nelson Philips, our team leader in Hyderabad, was discharged from the hospital last night. I can only explain it as nothing short of a miracle. To have been given a hospital bed with a steady oxygen supply was providential. He had lung damage of 65% and was surviving on 20 liters of oxygen a day. He is immunosuppressed and may need a bit of time to recover.

Nelson and his wife Joshila take a moment to celebrate life and wanted to extend their sincere thanks to our GCI family for their prayers.

Blessings,
Danny Zachariah
Pastor & Regional Director India Sub-Continent

A Reunion Worth Rejoicing

Voice of Hope Church in Ohio has found a way to have potlucks again! The church has been back in person since February. Potlucks have been revived by using physical distancing with seating and finding ways to provide refreshments in a safe manner.

It is such a blessing to be fellowshipping in person again.

Carrie Osborne
Pastor, Voice of Hope Church of God (GCI)
Chillicothe, OH

Celebrating Grace Community Kitchen

On May 17, members of the Pikeville Kentucky congregation celebrated the six-year anniversary of our community outreach, Grace Community Kitchen. Dedicated church members and community involvement through word-of-mouth and materials donated, have made it possible for this part of our Love Avenue to continue to provide meals for those in need throughout the pandemic.

National Ministry Leader for UK & Ireland

Just over two years ago the Board of Trustees of Grace Communion International in the UK and Ireland established a National Ministry Team as the leadership model for the governance of the Church. The team consisted of three individuals.

In December 2020 the board was asked to review this model with the intent of making the governance procedure more straightforward, and to address certain clarifications to facilitate a smoother process.

A board sub-committee was formed to look at these issues, and after much consideration and consultation, decided that a National Ministry Leader position would be a more suitable role for the future. The Board then initiated a process of legal consultation to ensure the relevant regulations related to creating a new role and subsequent employment issues were addressed as well as guidelines from the Charity Commission.

An interview process followed and after prayerful consideration, Mr. Gavin Henderson was selected as the National Ministry Leader for the UK and Ireland.

Gavin will begin his new assignment shortly and the Board of Trustees wish him and his family every blessing for the future.

David Silcox, Board Chair UK & Ireland

 

P.S. Gavin has already been actively working alongside our other GCI Superintendents and will continue to do so. Join us in praying for Gavin and his leadership. – Greg Williams, GCI President

 

We Are GCI Series | Leadership Profile | Pam Morgan

In this episode of We Are GCI, GCI President, Dr. Greg Williams interviews Pam Morgan, the Operations Coordinator for GCI. Pam tells the story of her journey in working for the denomination and the challenges and blessings she encountered along the way.

GCI Denominational Celebration & Project Hope

Project Hope

Don’t forget to share Project Hope with the kids in your congregation! For more info on the challenge, click here.

Celebration Registration

Registration for the virtual 2021 Denominational Celebration is open! We will be focusing on the Hope Venue, shaping our worship services to be inspirational experiences that center around our hope in the person of Jesus.

Individual Registration for members and Watch Party Registration for leadership teams to participate and debrief together are both available. Make the Celebration a retreat for your congregation. Click here for ideas on how to host a watch party.

Our Main Session Speakers

We are excited to present our GCI Superintendents and 2021 speakers! Each Superintendent will share stories of hope, revealing how the Spirit is moving in their regions. The main sessions will also feature an interview by GCI President Greg Williams with each Superintendent. Click here to visit our events page and read the Superintendents’ bios.