Phil Helfer

Off To Japan

Our church is heavily invested in seeing the Japanese people come to know Jesus.  We have people working amongst the Japanese here in Long Beach, a college student going on a short-term trip to Japan, missionaries in training and even our lead pastor heading off to Japan this month! We wanted to highlight these people and opportunities: Samantha Salas – in January we heard about her short-term mission trip later this year to Japan with Cal Baptist University. Pastor Phil Helfer and…

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Merry Christmas Letter from Pastor Phil

2014 Christmas Letter from Phil (PDF to print/download) December 12, 2014 Merry Christmas to all! When God chose to enter this world as a human baby, He chose to forever unite Himself with His creation. A more intimate and total identification is simply not possible. I find this astounding! Our Creator left His high and lofty place and did not just appear to us but became one of us. We call this the incarnation, God made flesh in the person…

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Our Mission
As the people of God known as the Los Altos Grace Brethren Church our mission is to share the Good News about Jesus with people from all walks of life, teaching those who believe to pattern their lives after the life of Christ by gathering them into communities that foster an atmosphere of togetherness and commonality in which each individual enjoys deep, growing, abiding relationships with God and others. As we touch lives -- God changes the world!