The staff and elders wanted to just keep you up to date about some things that have taken place that we are really excited about. It has been so good to see the spirit of the church begin to rise. There are so many new faces and people who are striving to know Christ more. Our rooted groups are going great and our facilitators are doing an amazing job.
Our Cedars groups have been going strong and it has been so encouraging to hear the reports coming from our leaders. Laura Haas is doing a great job helping them succeed. She is really excited for the Spring session of our Cedars Groups, so if you are interested in leading a group contact her! Laura@cedars-church.com.
The Abide women's ‘stay-cation’ was such a huge success. So many women were encouraged and lifted up. There was great worship and women connecting through their stories. We are excited for a great start to the women's ministry and what the women will continue to do throughout the year. The next event is the craft night. Check the website and app for details.
We had a BBQ this last Saturday that was really fun for all involved. Brett Hall did an amazing job sharing his own story and telling of his love for the great outdoors, the place where he meets God. We had some great displays, by various individuals and vendors, to experience and try: Tents, backpacks, hunting bows, fly fishing, and equipment that lets you talk to people around the globe. It was so good to see over 60 of our guys just enjoying each other's company. We have another BBQ in June but we hope to see you at our men's breakfast the first Saturday of April at 9:00am.
Christian & Missionary Alliance
Every year the central pacific district of the C&MA get together to connect and do a little business. With over 100 churches in our district, it is always good to connect with other churches and hear what God is doing in our district and around the world. Our Pastor Jeff Harris was officially recognized and introduced to the church leaders as an ordained pastor in the C&MA. Great teaching and worship accompanied a very good time together. Tim Ruiz and Laura Haas were also able to attend. Laura Haas did a great job of promoting the Breathe Conference that Cedars will be hosting later this month. The Breathe Conference is meant to be a time for the Family Ministries Pastors and directors to come and be encouraged as well. We are proud to host this event. If you would like to help us make this a great day, please sign up to volunteer. Let's come together to love on these workers who do so much for our families and their little ones.
Our Home Church pastors just met last night to study and learn how to love their people better. Pray for our home churches. God is moving. ComeUnity church just had a 1 year birthday celebration and it was a special time. Pray for the team that is leading this great church. Pray also for the Patricks as they see God moving in their church as well. God is good. Our Hayward church is reaching dramatically into their Inner-Circles. Pray that fruit comes from all this work. We are so blessed by those who lead our Home Churches. Keep them in prayer.
Easter is around the corner and the staff is putting in some extra work to make this a great time for the church family. Remember that your Inner-Circle is right there! Reach out and pray for them. Pray that God opens doors and makes it possible for you to connect them to Him,
So much is going on, so help a church out. Download the Church Center App! Go to the profile button in the upper right hand corner. Update your profile. And make sure you upload a picture of yourself. That will help so much!
Ok.... That is enough for today. Hope to see you Sunday as we are almost to the end of our Philippians series. Thank you church.