Make Christmas special for children around the world! “Operation Christmas Child” is a ministry in which  all of us from LIFEhouse Church and our friends can be involved bringing  joy and the Good News of Jesus!

We pack shoeboxes with toys and other gifts and then drop them off at a local drop off center. These boxes are then shipped to various locations around the world.

The drop off dates are November 15-22. There are several drop off centers near LIFEhouse.  For the closest center and times they are open, go HERE.

All the information about how to pack these boxes is HERE.

What to pack is HERE.

Let’s spread the joy of the LORD everywhere!

I just read a survey completed by a commissioned task force of Holocaust survivors, historians and experts from Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The subjects of the survey were 18-39 year old Americans.

Results? Of those who had heard of the Holocaust, 63% didn’t realize over 6 million Jews were murdered, 36% thought it was less than 2 million, and of the total 18-39 year olds in America who did not know the numbers, 23% said the Holocaust was exaggerated, a myth or they weren’t sure. 12% said they had never heard of the Holocaust. Of all the respondents, 44% had never heard of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-N0827-318,_KZ_Auschwitz,_Ankunft_ungarischer_JudenLord have mercy…

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Today, I am looking at California AB 2016, current legislation to become law in March. This is “Critical Ethnic Studies”, Critical Race Theory by another name, being proposed as mandatory for California High Schools. In the original Critical Ethnic Studies curriculum proposed in 2019, there was no information concerning Jewish- Americans, and no mention of anti-semitism. However, 20 California school districts adopted this anti-Semitism denial curriculum in their local districts, anyway. Statewide, this curriculum was rejected by Governor Newsom, and the Superintendent of the State Board of Education. Good for them.

Except now, the new curriculum, the final revision being proposed to become policy in March, while including information on anti- Semitism, includes the most racist response possible. Jews are now officially labeled in the racist Critical Race Theory collective categories of “oppressor“, “racially privileged”, and “white”, joining all the other oppressive, racially privileged “white” people.

Yes, Jews, of course, for almost 4000 years, some of the most oppressive and privileged of all people…These are toxic, evil and monstrous teachings which will poison our children, funded by us, as taxpayers.

 Lord have mercy…


2 Timothy 4:2-3

2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

Critical Thinking on Critical Social Justice Theory


How to Address Real Issues with Reality

  • Does it seem to you that our world has turned upside down?
  • Does it seem new words for things are constantly showing up and the definitions of words that have been around for awhile are changing, too?
  • When you hear phrases like, “white supremacy” and “gender fluidity” are you confused?
  • If you answer “Yes” to any of the above, do we have a class for you-

Monday Night@ 6 PM PT

We will examine Critical Social Justice Theory through the lens of Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity- and Why This Harms Everybody. This is not a book study per say, but this will be the main text.

We will not only consider the real dangers of Critical Theory, but will also consider alternative approaches to help address some very real social problems we face in our society.  Biblical foundations and brain research informed by the teachings of Dallas Willard and Jim Wilder will also guide our learning together.

We begin Monday, September 21@ 6 PM PT

Class participation is by registration only

Register at

June 16 2020 NEWS

From: Hammel, Brian – NHMC
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:27 PM
To: NHMC-RB-AllEmployees <>
Subject: What a Good Neighbor!

Good Evening NHMC:


What is being a good neighbor?

Neighbors usually play a very important role in our community and our lives. Good neighbors are friendly, considerate and helpful. Their actions support the community and they look out for others.

Great neighbors step up and rise to the occasion in times of need… and expect nothing in return.

In tonight’s cover story of our Update Report, we highlight a great neighbor, LIFEhouse Church and Pastor Dana Hanson.

Twice a week, for the past few months, LIFEhouse Church and their team of volunteers have delivered 544 meals to our caregivers. Always delivered in a kind and humble manner.

These meals mean so much to all our caregivers. They are not only delicious and provide nourishment and energy throughout the day, but they also serve as a real morale booster!

The days are long and arduous at the hospital during this time and these meals are so greatly appreciated.

LIFEhouse Church and Pastor Dana Hanson…what a good neighbor!

Stay Safe and Be Well,


Brian Hammel



Northridge Hospital Foundation

LIFEhouse is connected to the Alliance of Renewal Churches. The director, Mike Bradley, sent this to us.

From ARC Director Mike Bradley:

In a time when it is important to listen, learn, and seek to grow in our understanding of one another, who are the voices we should listen to? The speaker in this video is one of those people we can and should listen to. His name is Steven W. Zachary. He is a past president of the Minnesota NAACP. He regularly received death threats as a result of his advocacy for justice. And he won a landmark legal victory to outlaw gender discrimination.

Steven’s personal story is remarkable. In this courageous, raw, and compelling message posted on YouTube, Steven shares his story. Steven, who is an ordained minister as well as an attorney, and a member of Wonderful Mercy Church in Gilbert, AZ pulls no punches. He says hard things and he says them beautifully. He says important things and he says them tenderly.

I highly commend Steven and his message to you.

I discovered this message to be very helpful. I recommend to y’all. PD

Pentecost Sunday is a day of new beginning just as the Holy Spirit breathed over the waters of creation, in the nostrils of the first human, and over all the followers of Jesus at Pentecost…a message for the times ahead

Full Worship Service

Come, Holy Spirit, Breathe… video sermon only

Come, Holy Spirit Breathe…audio sermon only

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Our friends at Northridge Hospital put this in their newsletter today. This is what I spoke of at the end of Sunday’s sermon…We continue to share the love of God in our relationship together!



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Do you want to experience more of God’s love?

Do you want to be a more loving person?

Do you want to know how you can make progress being more caring to those people who bug you the most?

We explore how the central biblical themes of love and joy are also wired into our brains.

What does this mean for us as we are living our eternal life now?



“Sticky” Love…



Come and explore!

Dana Hanson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Be Your Best True Self: Wired for Transformation

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 753 674 1239

Phone only: Dial this number and follow instructions.
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Session One Notes

Session Two Notes

Session Three Notes