On Sunday, July 17, we experienced Spirit-filled worship and welcomed the Gutierrez family into the LIFEhouse community. Wilbert and Erika, along with children Kassandra, Leah, and Wilbert III have been connecting with our LIFEhouse community for awhile, and on Sunday, Erika and the kids were baptized. Leah is a student of LIFEhouse Preschool and Kassandra attends our MSA 7 public charter school.
Welcome Gutierrez family! God continue to richly bless you with his joy!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion@ 5 p.m.We will have one Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at LIFEhouse at 5 p.m. on December 24. Plan ahead to worship the newborn king with a festive night of readings, organ and praise band music, drama, carols, children’s message, and the good news of Jesus proclaimed, ending with a candlelight Silent Night. Childcare will be available.Christmas Day Dinner@ 2 p.m.Our annual Christmas Dinner for those in need will be served at 2 p.m. on December 25. There are many opportunities to donate items and to serve before during and after the meal.12 noon setup2 pm serve3:30 pm clean up
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“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) Not just for the bad times…
A message of Thanksgiving
Join us for a celebration of the life of Kathleen Collins this Sunday@ 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, with a light luncheon following.
LIFEHouse will be hosting the national Stephen Ministries team for their California Introductory Workshop on September 19th, 9-1 p.m. Here is information on the event.
Experience a Sample of Stephen Minister Training and Learn How Your Church Can Begin Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshops are half-day events where you and others from your congregation can:
catch a vision for lay caring ministry;
experience a sample of Stephen Minister training; and
learn the basics about Stephen Ministry—how it works, the benefits it offers, and how to bring Stephen Ministry to your congregation.
You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the difference Stephen Ministry makes and a vision for getting it started in your congregation.
Attending one of these workshops is not mandatory for beginning Stephen Ministry—but they are an excellent way to get your questions answered and learn what Stephen Ministry is all about.
Three Engaging Sessions
Each workshop has three sessions:
SESSION 1: Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief
Sample the quality of Stephen Minister training firsthand
Develop grief ministry skills you can put to use right away
SESSION 2: An Introduction to Stephen Ministry
Explore the life-changing value of this ministry
Discover how to bring Stephen Ministry to your congregation
SESSION 3: How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way
Learn to integrate faith into everyday caring and relating
Experience the Christ-centered nature of Stephen Ministry
Who Should Attend?
Each participant receives an informative packet of materials. Every congregation receives a set of DVDs with inspiring videos to build support for beginning Stephen Ministry.
Pastors and church staff
Lay leaders and decision makers
Caregivers and caregiving teams
This event is free for LIFEhouse folks.
For others there is small fee of:
$15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from your congregation or organization