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We will have prayer and blessing of all teachers@ worship this Sunday, 10 a.m. Starting the new school year knowing God is with you and your friends in Christ are supporting you and praying for you is a powerful testimony of community.

If you are a teacher/administrator/school staff, come and be blessed. If you know of any teachers, invite them, as well!

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As we begin a new school year we take this time to bless our young people as they continue their learning in the schools they attend. We will take time in worship to bless and pray for students and their families.
Come join us and invite any friends who are students this year!

 

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Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.
 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
    are the children[a] of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    who fills his quiver with them!

(Psalm 127:3-5 ESV)

Nancy and I are grandparents three times over now with the birth of Alexis Emily on May 15.

Adding to the quiver…

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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!