Gracepoint Kids: Ethnicity

Setting: Two Gracepoint kids are having a conversation...

Kid 1: Hey, are you Korean or Spanish?

Kid 2: I'm English.

(Note: Kid 2 is not from England.)


Kettle Corn

Setting: A bunch of sisters are hanging around at the Longhorn Lodge in Gracepoint Austin Church...

Sister H: Hey, can you pass me that cattle corn?


U.S. Geography

During a conversation about US geography, one sister proudly exclaims, "Oh yeah!  I know all 54 states now!"


Disgracepoint Classic: Grumpy Old Men Interview Kids for Thanksgiving

Here's an old video that shows some of our kids answering impromptu questions about Thanksgiving!  Thought that this would be a good classic to show in November, the month where all of our Gracepoint churches start to preach about having gratitude toward God.


Persuasive Flyer

Setting: This was the flyer that was passed out.
NOTE: read carefully.


Disgracepoint Classic: Greatest Basketball Flop Ever

About 2010, there was a Gracepoint Church brothers' fellowship time at Sierra Lodge, during which there was the greatest flop ever performed in the history of basketball.  It really did trick everyone.  You can see John Ko trying in vain to explain what happened... but no one was listening at that time.


Disgracepoint Classic: Basketball Fellowship

This is a clip of the basketball game that the older sisters of Gracepoint played at Sierra Lodge in 2008.

Obviously, Jeannie Lee was the MVP. Awesome point guard - reminds us of what Jason Kidd did for the Cal team.

But who might qualify for the LVP is a debatable question.

Some have commented that Susanna Lee of Gracepoint Austin would make a very good volleyball setter.


Disgracepoint Classic: Chinese Food

Here's a picture of a menu from a very good Chinese restaurant near Berkeley. 
This was their menu many years ago, so not sure if they fixed it.
Steamed Lamb Dumping sounds quite exotic.  I'm sure it's steaming.


A Recent Classic: Birthday Surprise

This is not really a CLASSIC, because it's so recent.  However, this post has gotten so many views and reactions that I thought I needed to just post it here.
Brother Bryan Kai is part of the Koinonia group in Berkeley, and I must give it to him -- his calmness through this whole bewildering situation is amazing.  It is a spiritual gift.


NOTE: I highly recommend that you view the video using HD.



Disgracepoint Classic: Pastor Ed Kang Highlights - Basketball or Football?

This is another classic video -- Pastor Ed's sports highlights...  It's kind of sad to say, but Pastor Ed Kang (Gracepoint Berkeley) USED to move like this, but now he has slowed down a lot (yes, it is possible to slow down more than what you see in this video).


Disclaimer: This video is sponsored by Manny Kim.

Pastor Ed Kang also got his own share of being fouled, but those shots do not make for a very fun video.


Disgracepoint Classic: Caption Contest Winners

We used to have contests of people submitting their own caption for a picture.  When I posted this old picture of Pastor William Kang of Gracepoint Davis Church, I got many submissions.  But these 3 won the popularity contest in 2008.  (Disclaimer: the picture below comes from way before 2008).

gracepoint fellowship church pastor: awesomeness
gracepoint fellowship church pastor: past
gracepoint fellowship church pastor: ignorance


Disgracepoint Classic: Pull My Finger

Setting: Brother T (who was at Gracepoint Berkeley Church when this happened, but he's now at Gracepoint San Diego) was playing sports and dislocated his index finger. He was rushed to the hospital where a triage nurse saw him.
Nurse: Okay, your finger is dislocated.. so I'm going to try to pull your finger back into place.

Brother T: Okay.. [sticks out his finger toward her]

[Nurse pulls, and brother T, blinded by the flash of pain that hit him, loses control and...]


Nurse: (immediately stops pulling the finger... pauses) Okay.. Let's try that again.

The above story demonstrates that sometimes "pull my finger" is no joke.


Disgracepoint Classic: Pizza, Italy, Cheese Are All Related

Setting: Long ago, a brother at Gracepoint Austin Church was looking at a slanted shoe rack..

Brother W: Hey that looks like the cheese tower of leaning (pointing at a slanted shoe rack)

Friend: ... Did you mean the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Brother W: Oh, yeah... You know it's the same thing because pizza has cheese.

NOTE: I am not exactly sure why this particular post is so popular -- I'm really just going by the number of views that it has gotten.  It might just be the picture that is popular.


Disgracepoint Classic: A Disturbing Sign

Here's a sign that was put up near the entrance of our Gracepoint Davis Church's 607 building, so that as someone is coming into the building, they were greeted by this sign.  I'm sure that Pastor William Kang was disturbed by this, although the sign very clearly tells him not to be.


The Disgracepoint Classics

Hello everyone,

Ever since 7 years ago when Disgracepoint was created during a Sierra Lodge trip with the Gracepoint leaders, it has thankfully brought many laughter and joy.  Recently, the posts have slowed down for some mysterious reason, and it's because I have simply not been getting people's submissions of funny things that their friends have done.

One theory is that it's because our church people are getting more intelligent and therefore make fewer mistakes, so there are just fewer ridiculous stories to share.  I am not sure about that theory.

Whatever the reason, in the upcoming weeks, we are going to feature some of the old but awesome posts from the past, and even some that were never posted!

Stay tuned.


English Patient: Lance Armstrong's Detour

Brother P: Hey guys, you know Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist who won the Detour France 7 times?


English Patient: Single-Gender Groupings

Setting: At a picnic, English Patient Brother Y tells people to get into single-gender groups of 4 by saying the following...

Brother Y: Okay!!  Now, let's get together with 3 other people who only have a single gender!


Childhood Expectations

While babysitting, Sister L hears Kid B saying, "Gosh, I wish my mom would write me notes on my lunch napkins."

Sister L asks Kid B where she got that idea, and Kid B says, "Well, sometimes my friends' moms write nice notes on their lunch napkins like 'I love you' and things like that."

Sister L tips this off to the child's mom, and Mommy G thinks it will be a cute surprise to write her notes on her lunch napkins.  So she writes her notes.

Next day, Mommy G asks her daughter, "So did you enjoy your lunch?"

Kid B says, "Mommy, can you never write me notes again?  I thought I would like it, but it was really embarrassing."


Biology Patient: Plant Food

Sister L: Man, I've been watering this every single day. Why are the leaves so flimsy looking?  Hey guys, what do you use for fertilizer? Maybe I should crush a vitamin pill for it.

Friends: Umm, plants don't need the same nutrients as humans.

Sister L: Hmmm.. Okay, how about juice?


What Pirates Say

A GROUP OF BROS: Howdy, Isaac!

ISAAC: What?  Why are you saying Howdy?

BROTHER J: Yeah!  Isn't that what pirates say?


Birthday Surprise When You Least Expect It

I think there are some birthday surprises, and then there are REALLY surprising birthday surprises that come when you least expect it.


An Old Picture

Submitted by: Anonymous

Take a look at this picture of several cute 5-year-olds and see if you recognize anyone.

Hint: This kid is now known as Pastor J, and he's currently serving at Gracepoint A.
And yes, it does seem like he's wearing a skirt.  But they are shorts.


Hawaiian for "Hello"

Sister I: I work with a lot of Hawaiians at my workplace.  They always say, "Hola" in their emails.


English Patient: Costumes

Setting: Sister Y sends out a request for collecting different costumes for A2F Live...  And one of the items that was sought out was Argyle sweater.  And this is the list that was sent out..  (look below for the red arrow)


Funny Names for Daughters

Brother Shih: When I grow up, I want to name my daughter Sue -- Sue Shih.

Everyone: [laughs] 

Brother Chi: When I grow up, I want to name my daughter Kim -- Kim Chi. 

Everyone: [laughs]

Brother Jang: When I grow up, I want to name my daughter Natasha.

Everyone: ...


Human Beings

Setting: A Joyland child talking to his teacher...

Teacher: Do you know why people are called "human beings"?

Child: We're called "human", because we are people.  And we're called "beans", because we grow, just like beans.


A New Song

Setting: At Gracepoint SD, Sarah emails Brother J, the ProPre guy, about the song selection for the prayer meeting time...

Sarah's email: 
So far I have
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Before the Throne of God Above
Boldly I Approach

And perhaps one more song.
Thank you.

Brother J's reply to Sarah's email
Hi Sarah,
I couldn't find the song "So Far I Have", could you find me the link to the lyrics?  Is this a new song?


Oz vs Lb

It really is difficult at times to familiarize ourselves with all the acronyms.
For your reference, oz = ounce.  lb = pound.  And there are 16 ounces in a pound.

When a Brother D from Gracepoint San Diego was asked to get 60 oz of canned tomatoes, he brought back the following.


Ronaldo - Soccer or Football?

Setting: During a catch-phrase game...

Sister F: Oh!  This guy plays football!
Friend: Isn't the category "food"?
Sister F: Wait! This guy plays soccer!  Yeah, soccer!
Friend: Isn't the category "food"?

* timer buzzes

Friend: What was the answer?
Sister F: Ronald McDonald!