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No Breakfast or Sunday School

We just learned there will be no electricity at church this Sunday morning.  Workers have scheduled several hours Sunday morning to continue work related to the Harbor Bridge project.  The power has been turned off a couple of times on Sundays before, but it was always quickly restored before it could affect church activities.  This is the first time the outage is scheduled to last this long.

Therefore, considering the safety of our members and friends, we have cancelled the weekly youth Taco Breakfast (They are off next week, too, for Spring Break) and all Sunday School classes.

Our worship service is still scheduled to take place.  It is Communion Sunday and we’ll do our best to make the most of our time together.  We won’t have A/C, PowerPoint or the organ, but the Holy Spirit will still be there!

Again, no Taco Breakfast or Sunday School classes this weekend (Only this weekend–don’t get any ideas!).  We think this might be a good time for your Sunday School class to meet somewhere else to enjoy a new scenery while you discuss your lesson (restaurant, park, coffee shop, beach, etc).

We would appreciate your help in making sure everyone knows.  Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Sunday.

2017-03-02T16:00:01-07:00 March 2nd, 2017|Church|0 Comments

3 Ways You Can Grow Your Church

If you’re reading this, chances are your faith is important to you.  Maybe you’ve had a faith in Christ since you were very young.  You might be someone who came to faith in Christ later in life.  Praise God that our faith is preached and still reaches so many people!  And as someone who has learned the power a faith in Jesus can have, you’re probably–hopefully–exciting to think about others knowing Christ as you do.

As United Methodist Christians that is our priority.  We can’t help it.

While people come to know Christ at different times and in different ways, the church is quite often the place people first experience the presence of God.  So, while getting to people to church is not all we do, we have learned the importance of ensuring our church is a place where people can connect to God and each other.  You might think church growth is something that only pastors and church leaders are concerned with.  Well, it should be important for us all.
That’s why we’ve compiled 3 ways you can be a part of growing our church, bringing people to a faith in Christ.  Of course, this is not an exhaustive list.  But we’re sure that if you start with these 3 actions, you’ll see how they can benefit our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Here’s where you begin:

      1. Be Proud. We are ordinary people that happen to trust in the extraordinary power of God. That power transforms lives! Our job is to discover how we can join God in being a part of that transformation. So, when you see that we are moving in faithfulness, be proud to call Kelsey your church. Be proud that people just like you are putting their faith into action.  Be proud of the work that you are a part of.
      2. Be Aware. Of course, you can’t be proud of what is happening if you don’t know what’s happening. Pay attention to what is celebrated during our worship services. Listen to what our leaders are saying. Use our newsletter, weekly bulletins and social media posts to keep up to date with our various ministry groups.  Take opportunities to visit with people you know that are involved with what’s happening at church.  Get their observations and insights.
      3. Be a Voice. Let others know what we’re doing. You never know when someone you know might want to join in what’s happening. Talk about why we do ministry. For example, post write a Facebook post about something you learned at or about church. Or ask a coworker to help at an upcoming event. A big part of our ministry together is sharing with others the blessing we have of doing God’s work.

See?  There’s no committee; no sign up forms; nothing difficult to do.  You’ll be going a long way to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ if you do these 3 things.

Now it’s your turn.  What easy ways have you found to help build the church?

2017-02-03T19:32:12-07:00 February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sing Christmas!

Join us as we sing those Christmas classics you know and love.

Our choir is preparing to host you and your family for a night of beautiful Christmas music. Everyone is invited, and everything is free. Please stay for a cookie and snack reception afterwards.

A meaningful way to prepare to celebrate Christmas is through song. We hope you will attend this year’s cantata.  The event begins this Sunday, December 11, at 6:30pm. See you there!

2016-12-08T23:01:32-07:00 December 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Worth It | Sermon Preview

We’re continuing our Committed to Christ sermon series this weekend.  We’ve rediscovered the joy of prayer and the power of the Bible.  There have been over 100 prayer and Bible reading commitments so far.  This Sunday we’ll talk about what it means to worship God.

Of course, we talk a lot about attending and inviting others to worship services.  Surely, though, God wanted us to know more about worship than just to go to a church service, sit, listen and go home.  Right?

Jesus showed us, at least once, the joy of worship.

 At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’

Then turning to the disciples, Jesus said to them privately, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.’

-Luke 10

What do you think about this worship service?

2016-09-29T18:58:00-06:00 September 29th, 2016|Church, Sermon Preview|0 Comments

The Book For Us | Sermon Preview

The B-I-B-L-E….

Many of us were taught that song as children, and told it was the book for “me.”  Well, actually, it’s our book.  Or is it God’s book?  Why do we even have it?  Why does it even matter?

At this weekend’s worship service, we’ll consider what made the Bible so significant for so many people, and get a glance at Jesus’ use of the Bible.  It could be that we can do the same thing he did.

Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.  When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’

And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to say to them, ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’

-Luke 4

God has been speaking through the Bible for a long time. Have you heard anything lately?

How about some On The Street Bible Trivia:

2016-09-21T20:22:42-06:00 September 22nd, 2016|Sermon Preview|0 Comments
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