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We had an awesome Via de Cristo spiritual retreat last weekend up at Sierra Christian Service Camp in Posey! LIFEhouse was well represented, including TC Christopher, the leader of the event. TC was a great model leading and serving with joy!

A wonderful time of renewal was experienced by all. Thank you for all your prayer support!

What:

The Gospel Primer

When:

Starting the week of April 1

Eight weeks

Who:

Teens and up

A group of close friends whether it is a current small group or Bible study group, or you may invite some friends to join you in a new community for the next eight weeks. There are no size limitations, though 4-12 range is a good place to start. A good number to accommodate meeting in a home, apartment, or quiet restaurant, as you will come together once a week for simple meal and community building. Long time Christians, new Christians, and those who are interested in exploring faith. 

Resources:

The Gospel Primer Journal is the guide. These will be available Easter Sunday.

There will be a sermon connecting with what we did that week on the following Sunday.

Cost:

Suggested $15 for the book. If that is an issue, give less. We want no one left out.

Time:

20-30 minutes a day for eight weeks

Eating with friends once a week

 

 

 

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This Wednesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. we will have a service of Thanksgiving.

Theme: Experiencing Joy During the Holidays

Afterward, we will enjoy Thanksgiving desserts together!  Bring a pie or other sweets to share…

Walk for Life

Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic is one of the outside ministries LIFEhouse supports with our offering benevolence dollars. This non-profit ministry is local and brings such a wonderful service to our local community.

Open Arms offers these professional services at no cost:

  • Medical Grade Urine Pregnancy Testing
  • Ultrasound to Confirm Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Options Information
  • Pregnancy and Parenting Skills Classes
  • Support For Men and Families
  • After-Abortion Support

You can find out more about Open Arms here.

One of their main fundraisers each year is a walk-a-thon to raise funds and awareness in the community. This year the Walk for Life will begin and end at LIFEhouse. The walk will take place from LIFEhouse to the Open Arms offices at 9535 Reseda Boulevard and back.

From their website:

“The Walk for Life is a peaceful, positive event giving people a way to apply their pro-life convictions, raise support and increase awareness in our community.

During the walk,there will be an interactive educational experience to help you understand the situations and emotions our clients are facing and how Open Arms helps them.

For those who are unable to do the walk portion of the event, there will be a gentle fitness class offered.

After the walkers return, we’ll enjoy a burger lunch (available for purchase at the event for $7) and we’ll have lots of fun activities for the kids.”

You are invited to support and participate in this great event!

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Join us in the Hall as we sum up our Luther and the Reformation study with a special showing of a travelogue specifically developed for the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation. “Luther and The Reformation” is produced and hosted by popular TV personality, Rick Steves! This is an excellent travelogue of the life and locations of Martin Luther and the Reformation. Here is what Rick Steves says about his production:

“The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 1517, the German monk Martin Luther collected 95 points to stoke discussion about the corruption of the medieval Church. He then nailed his famous “95 Theses” to the door of his hometown church in Wittenberg. With that small, symbolic act, Luther unleashed a storm of change, kicking o the most important religious event of the last millennium—the Protestant Reformation…With this documentary, I’m honored and thankful to make a small contribution to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Thanks for your interest in this fascinating and important chapter in both the history of the Christian Church and the story of our Western Civilization. I hope you enjoy the show.”

Come and join us Thursday October 12@ 6:30 p.m.

 

Our Oktoberfest will not look like this, but we will still have loads of fun!

Our Oktoberfest will not look like this, but we will still have loads of fun!

 

Saturday October 21 4-7 p.m.@ LIFEhouse!

We are celebrating the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation with our own Oktoberfest!

Since we weren’t all able to go the Germany for the festival, we will bring Germany to LIFEhouse!

Food, Drinks, Music, Games, Photo Booth and a Chili Cook-off! We will enjoy the ambience of our own Luther’s Biergarten and the gemütlichkeit of family and friends!

Tickets are $10 per person, $5 12 years and under. Food, soft drinks, photo booth and games are all included. Beer and Wine tickets will also be available for extra.

Please note: This is not a fundraiser and you will not get years taken off of Purgatory… 

 

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At our ongoing Prime Time Ministry this fall, Pastor Dana will do four sessions on Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Prime Time meets each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for studies, movies, and other activities, followed by a delicious homemade lunch!

Here are the dates when Pastor Dana is teaching:

September 27
October 4
October 18
November 1

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Martin Luther and The Reformation

The sparks that lit the Modern World

Thursday Nights 6:30-8 pm

study led by Pastor Dana

Bring snacks to share, beverages provided…

September 14  The Protesting Professor

September 21  Trouble, Trouble, Trouble

September 28 Heretics Trial

October 5        Martin Luther: A Legacy

October 12      Special Movie Night!

Rick Steves: Luther and The Reformation