We’ll explore together the kind of people through whom God is bringing about his kingdom on earth as it is in heaven
We are hosting the February All Saints Day, a monthly gathering of Church of Christ congregations in the area. At these gatherings we hear a message and share a meal together; as the host church we'll provide the meal's main dishes.
Bridging the Gap was created by Sky Adams in 2006 to help provide clean, safe water sources for the many people in countries in Africa who have never had access to it before. Through Bridging the Gap, wells have been dug, Tiva water filters have been provided, and education on hygiene and sanitation has been taught. Clean water changes lives for individuals and communities.
This lunch will kick off our preparations for the 10th annual Walk4Water, a fundraiser event put on by the Bridging The Gap Foundation. We'll be accepting donations for lunch that will go toward our group's registration costs for participating in the Walk. This will be a great opportunity to meet Sky Adams, who will be joining us for lunch.
God's Bow in the Clouds
God promises to never again destroy Creation. This is the first signpost that points toward God's plan to redeem all things in Christ. God is making all things new, and our destiny is to dwell with God when God brings his heavenly city, the New Jerusalem, to us!
Abraham: Father of Our Faith
A look at Abraham, or more specifically our faith. We read that our God chose a people to follow Him by faith and be reconciled to Him by the cross.
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Israel was given the vocation of being a nation called out to worship God and God alone. But Israel struggled with this and worshiped created things, causing their perception to be warped and obscured. Israel's problem is ours also. Our perceptions are warped, and it's only those of us who are being saved, who God is redeeming and restoring to our original purpose and intended beauty, that can see the cross for what it really is- God's profound, glorious, and divine wisdom for the reconciliation of all things in Christ Jesus.
Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, that the people of Israel could look and be saved from the poison inside of them, so Jesus himself would be lifted up on the cross as God's divine intervention, that those who believe in him may not perish but may have eternal life!
Jesus - The Seed of Life
"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit." Our journey continues as we begin to approach our destination: Easter! Now, we search the story of God's plan of redemption to answer the question, "why did Jesus die?"
He Has Done It
The words Jesus cries out from the cross are the same words David had written down in his anguish: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" We take a close look at Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 to understand better the experience of the "suffering servant," Jesus, who intercedes for us, loving us to the point of death, even death on a cross. Jesus has literally loved us to death, and we proclaim it, saying, "He has done it!"
God Raised Him
Our Journey comes to its culmination on Easter as we celebrate the hope we have in the Resurrection of Christ, and look at how this history-altering miracle of God fits into the larger story of God's redemption!
After our Easter Sunday service we'll enjoy a meal together
and watch the kids hunt down some eggs!
Norman & Cathy Atchison will be visiting us from Gallup, New Mexico to speak about the work of the Manuelito Navajo Children's Home. The MNCH specializes in the care of Native American children and is committed to making a difference, one child at a time. Cookies and coffee will be served afterwards.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, and condiments will be provided.
Please bring chairs and drinks for yourself, and side dishes to share.
All are invited to join us for this time of worship in acapella song.
Please bring finger foods to share afterwards.
After sharing our last Wednesday night dinner of the summer we'll receive a mission update from Brent and Sandy Rogers, missionaries to Kojima, Japan, through a Skype call.
Please bring something to share (salad, chips, drinks, dessert);
the church will provide hamburgers, hot dogs & fixings.
West Coast Rush is a college and young adults retreat for Churches of Christ in California that will be held from Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29 at Camp MayMac in Felton, CA. To learn more about this retreat visit rushwestcoast.com.
Our Fundraiser Lunch raised $700 to go towards the shipping costs and purchase of more items for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes! If you would like to help pack our shoeboxes contact Dana Shepherd for information about the time and location where that will be taking place. After packing they will be taken to the drop-off location at Calvary Chapel Chico.
We will be delivering Christmas treats to our local First Responders again this December. It's our small way of thanking them for the hard work they do for our community all year. The date of delivery has not yet been decided, but will be announced as soon as it is.
We will meet at the church building and set out on our caroling route at 6:00pm