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1/24/20

Hi,

Happy Sabbath. I hope God fills your day with rest from the cares of the week and with the peace of Jesus. May the sweet rest that descended upon this beautiful planet in Eden descend upon your home this day. No matter what troubles you, I hope that you will have a Sabbath day free of care.

Courage,

Pastor Nathan 

This Weekend

Sabbath Services, 9:30 and 11 a.m., Sermon: Tom Gearing
Skate Night - Jan 25, 6:00

Upcoming Events

Food Pantry - Jan 29, 9:00-12:00

FEBRUARY

Super Bowl Party - Feb 2 at the Baker's, Kickoff begins at 3:00 PM
Come hungry, bring drinks, snacks, salads or desserts. Chili and grilled cheese sandwiches provided
Food Pantry - Feb 5, 9:00-12:00
PUC I Cantori and Orchestra will be performing at MLAJA - Feb 7, 12:45 PM All are invited to attend
Food Pantry - Feb 12, 9-12
Agape Feast - Feb 14, 6:30 PM - Light Dinner will be served, followed by communion
On the House Breakfast - Feb 16, 7:30
Food Pantry - Feb 19, 9-12
Gym Night - Benefits Peru Mission Trip - Feb 22, time tbd
MLAJA Visitor Day - Kindergarten - Feb 25, 27
Food Pantry - Feb 26, 9-12
CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1

MARCH

Time Change - Mar 8
MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8
Peru Mission Trip - Mar 19-April 1
MLAJA Spring Break - Mar 23-31

APRIL

Discover Life Easter Program - Apr 11, 9:30, 11:00
MLAJA Week of Prayer - Apr 13-17, Ricky Swartz
God's Closet - Apr 26

1/17/20

Hi,

I hope your week has been fantastic! I know mine was. I'm still riding high on the excitement of the Life Hope Clinic last weekend and the Path to Hope and Healing evangelistic outreach. Three hundred forty-three volunteers served 403 guests and provided more than $250,000 worth of free care! Thank you to all our volunteers! You facilitated the fulfillment of our mission, which is to Know God, Grow Together, and Do Good. Please mark your calendars; we've scheduled the next Life Hope Clinic for February 13,14, 2021.

I look forward to seeing you this Sabbath!

Pastor Nathan 

This Weekend

Hope and Healing Series - Friday, 6:30 - Defeating Depression, Steve Shield; A Path From Fear, Nathan Renner
Hope and Healing Series - Sabbath at 9:30 and 11:00 AM - A Path to Restoration, Nathan Renner
On the House Breakfast - Sunday at 7:30 AM
Growth Groups Start - Jan 19 - April 5
Upcoming Events

Food Pantry - Jan 22, 9:00-12:00
CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
Food Pantry - Jan 29, 9:00-12:00
FEBRUARY
Food Pantry - Feb 5, 9:00-12:00
Food Pantry - Feb 12, 9-12
Agape Feast - Feb 14, 6:30 PM - Light Dinner will be served, followed by communion
On the House Breakfast - Feb 16, 7:30
Food Pantry - Feb 19, 9-12
Gym Night - Benefits Peru Mission Trip - Feb 22, time tbd
MLAJA Visitor Day - Kindergarten - Feb 25, 27
Food Pantry - Feb 26, 9-12
CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1

MARCH
Time Change - Mar 8
MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8
Peru Mission Trip - Mar 19-April 1
MLAJA Spring Break - Mar 23-31
APRIL
Discover Life Easter Program - Apr 11, 9:30, 11:00
MLAJA Week of Prayer - Apr 13-17
God's Closet - Apr 26

1/9/20

Hi,
I don't know about you, but I'm excited for this weekend. Discover Life has almost 300 volunteers who are ready to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and serve the needs of our community. I love this because Christianity isn't only about ideas and doctrines. It is about God's people being Jesus' hands and feet and serving others. If you haven't signed up to help, give Kristin Lo a call at (760)650-6964, and she will find a place for you. Our training is tonight at 7:00 PM. Also, remember our worship service is Friday evening at 6:30 PM. Hope to see you then!
Courage!

Pastor Nathan  

This Weekend

  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9 at 7:00 PM
  • Worship Service - Friday, Jan 10 at 6:30 PM
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12 at 8 AM to 4 PM 

Upcoming Events

  • Food Pantry - Jan 8, 9-12
  • Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18 at 6:30 PM 
  • Food Pantry - Jan 15, 9-12
  • Growth Groups Start - Jan 19 - April 5, 2020
  • On the House Breakfast - Jan 19 at 7:30 AM 
  • Food Pantry - Jan 22, 9:00-12:00 
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • Food Pantry - Jan 29, 9-12

    FEBRUARY

  • Food Pantry - Feb 5, 9-12
  • Agape Feast - Feb 14, 6:30 PM - Light Dinner will be served, followed by communion
  • Food Pantry - Feb 12, 9-12
  • On the House Breakfast - Feb 16, 7:30
  • Food Pantry - Feb 19, 9-12
  • MLAJA Visitor Day - Kindergarten - Feb 25, 27
  • Food Pantry - Feb 26, 9-12
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1

    
    MARCH

  • Time Change - Mar 8
  • MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8
  • Peru Mission Trip - Mar 19-April 1
  • MLAJA Spring Break - Mar 23-31

    APRIL

  • Discover Life Easter Program - Apr 11, 9:30, 11:00
  • MLAJA Week of Prayer - Apr 13-17
  • God's Closet - Apr 24

1/3/20

Hi,


Happy Sabbath and happy New Year! I hope that you are blessed in 2020. If you are not a member of our local church and are interested in church membership, I want to invite you to our new member class tomorrow during our fellowship dinner. 

Next weekend is the Life Hope Clinic. We will be serving hundreds of our community members. Your volunteer service is much needed and appreciated! We are getting close to having all of the necessary volunteers, but we still need you if you haven't signed up yet. All volunteers need to come to the Life Hope Clinic volunteer meeting on Jan 9 at 7:00 PM.

Because of the Life Hope Clinic, our worship service next week will be at 6:30 PM on Sabbath evening, AKA FRIDAY night. You won't want to miss it. 

Good night and God bless. I hope to see you in the morning!

Pastor Nathan 

 

This Weekend

  • Sabbath Services,  9:30 and 11 AM, Sermon: Tom Gearing
  • Fellowship Luncheon, 12:30 PM
  • New Member Class, 12:30 PM, Sierra Room

Upcoming Events

  • Food Pantry - Jan 8 at 9:00-12:00 AM
  • Pathfinder Signups - Jan 8, 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9 at 7:00 PM
  • Worship Service - Friday, Jan 10 at 6:30 PM
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12 at 8 AM to 4 PM 
  • Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18 at 6:30 PM 
  • Food Pantry - Jan 15, 9-12
  • Growth Groups Start - Jan 19 - April 5, 2020
  • On the House Breakfast - Jan 19 at 7:30 AM 
  • Food Pantry - Jan 22, 9:00-12:00 
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • Food Pantry - Jan 29, 9-12
    FEBRUARY
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1
    
    MARCH
  • Time Change - Mar 8
  • MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8

12/27/19

Hi,

I hope you had a merry Christmas! Unfortunately, I have a dear friend who had a tough one. You see, all he wanted for Christmas was for the ministry positions at the Life Hope Clinic to be filled with capable and competent volunteers. Unfortunately, there are still several important positions to be filled. We are only two weeks out from our clinic on January 11 and 12. If you haven't signed up to volunteer, you can do so by clicking here. You don't need to be a medical professional. In fact, if you would prefer to register in person Kristin Lo and Kaye Whitney will be in the lobby this Sabbath. Make sure to connect with them. 

I also want to remind you that we close our books on December 31. If you would like to give to the 2019 budget, we need to have received your donation by midnight on January 31. If you would like to give online, you can give through Adventist Giving or PushPay. Adventist Giving has no limit on the size of the gift. PushPay is limited to $9,999.00. 

I hope you have a happy new year and may God fill your heart with more joy when grain and new wine abound! (Psalms 4:7)

Pastor Nathan 

Upcoming Events

MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
Food Pantry - Jan 8 at 9:00-12:00
Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9 at 7:00 PM
Worship Service - Friday, Jan 10 at 6:30 PM
Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12 at 8 AM to 4 PM
Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18 at 6:30 PM
Food Pantry - Jan 15, 9-12
Growth Groups Start - Jan 19 - April 5, 2020
On the House Breakfast - Jan 19 at 7:30 AM
Food Pantry - Jan 22, 9:00-12:00
CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
Food Pantry - Jan 29, 9-12
CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1

MARCH
Time Change - Mar 8
MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8

12/19/19

 



Hi,

I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season! 

At Discover Life, we have a heart-touching service planned for this Saturday. Our Christmas services are at 9:30 and 11:30 AM. You don't even have to worry about having breakfast before you come. We are serving brunch between the services at 10:15. I would love to see you there! 

Merry Christmas!

Pastor Nathan 

 

This Weekend

  • Christmas Program - Dec 21, 9:30,11:30 a.m.
  • Christmas Brunch - Dec 21, 10:15 a.m.
December Events
  • Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Program - Dec 20, 6:00 PM
  • Brunel 50th Wedding Open House - Dec 22, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at their home
  • MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
  • Christmas - Dec 25
Upcoming Events
  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9
  • Worship Service - Friday, Jan 10
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12
  • Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18
  • Growth Groups Start - Jan 19 
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1
  • Time Change - Mar 8
  • MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8

12/13/19

Hi,

I hope you have had a wonderful week and that you have a restful Sabbath. Tonight is the Fountainview Christmas concert. It starts at 7 pm. If you want a seat, make sure you come early. Tomorrow, during our early service we are welcoming three new members. One is being baptized! I can't wait to share her story with you. It is a wonderful combination of personal evangelism and the broader ministry of the church.  

Courage! 

Pastor Nathan 

 

This Weekend

  • Fountainview Christmas Program - Dec 13, 7:00 p.m.
  • Sabbath Services,  9:30 and 11 a.m., Sermon: Pastor Renner
  • Alyse Olson Memorial and Potluck - Dec 14, 4:00 p.m.
  • On the House Breakfast - Dec 15, 7:30 a.m.
  • Baby Shower for baby girl Daniliouk (Men welcome) - Dec 15, 10:00 -12:00 a.m. at Powers' home

Upcoming Events

  • Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Program - Dec 20, 6:00 p.m.
  • Discover Life Christmas Program - Dec 21, 9:30,11:30 a.m.
  • Discover Life Christmas Brunch - Dec 21, 10:15 a.m.
  • Brunel 50th Wedding Open House - Dec 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at their home
  • MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
  • Christmas - Dec 25 
  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9
  • Worship Service - Friday, Jan 10
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12
  • Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18
  • Growth Groups Start - Jan 19 - April 5, 2020
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1 
  • Time Change - Mar 8
  • MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8

12/4/19

Hi,

At least five families at Discover Life are counting their blessings this week. Five of our young adults were traveling back to Walla Walla University to finish out the quarter when they hit black ice and rolled their car. Fortunately, no one was hospitalized, and the injuries will likely heal quickly. Thanks be to God! Every moment is a gift, and our only real security is in Jesus. 


On a positive note, I'm counting my blessings because I've finished the last of the work for my master's degree. It feels good to be finished. 

December and January are going to be exhilarating months for the mission of our church. Thursday, December 12, we have the MLAJA Christmas concert. On Friday, December 13, we will be hosting the Fountainview Christmas concert. These will be wonderful. On Sabbath December 21, we have a beautiful Christmas program planned with brunch between our worship services. You won't want to miss it. Make sure to invite your friends. 

On January 11 and 12, we have the Life Hope clinic. During this event, we will serve the dental, vision, and medical needs of our community. To meet the pressing needs of our community, we need everyone to volunteer. Click this link to sign up to serve at this event.

All the best!

Pastor Nathan 

This Weekend

  • Sabbath Services,  9:30 and 11 a.m., Sermon: Pastor Renner
  • NO Fellowship Luncheon - Dec 7

Upcoming Events

  • MLAJA Christmas Program - Dec 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Fountainview Christmas Program - Dec 13, 7:00 p.m.
  • Baby Shower for Olga and Anatoliy Daniliouk - Dec 15, 10 to 12 noon, at Powers' Home
  • Discover Life Christmas Program - Dec 21, 9:30,11:30
  • Discover Life Christmas Brunch - Dec 21, 10:15
  • MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
  • Christmas - Dec 25
  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9
  • Worship Service - Jan 10
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12
  • Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1
  • Time Change - Mar 8
  • MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8

11/28/19

 

Hi,

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying a carefree day with those you love. On Thanksgiving, I always think about Psalm 65. It is a harvest Psalm and celebrates the generosity of a God who forgives our sin, invites to his house, and provides abundantly for our needs. I hope these words of scripture minister to you as much as they do to me.

All the best!

Pastor Nathan 
 

Praise awaits you, our God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answer prayer, to you all people will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations. The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.

(Psalms 65:1–13 NIV11)

 

This Weekend

  • Sabbath Services,  9:30 and 11 a.m., Sermon: Pastor Renner

Upcoming Events

  • NO Fellowship Luncheon - Dec 7
  • MLAJA Christmas Program - Dec 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Fountainview Christmas Program - Dec 13, 7:00 p.m.
  • Baby Shower for Olga and Anatoliy Daniliouk - Dec 15, 10 to 12 noon, at Powers' Home
  • Discover Life Christmas Program - Dec 21, 9:30,11:30
  • Discover Life Christmas Brunch - Dec 21, 10:15
  • MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
  • Christmas - Dec 25
  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9
  • Worship Service - Jan 10
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12
  • Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1
  • Time Change - Mar 8
  • MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8

11/22/19

 

Hi, 


Have you ever heard the saying, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you?" Becky and I are feeling a little bit like that. Our family had its second car accident in less than a month. They were both rear-end collisions. In both accidents, our car was sitting innocently at a stoplight waiting their turn till wham!  Becky was alone during the second accident. The person who hit her was going about 50 miles per hour. Needless to say, she is sore and we are starting to feel a bit paranoid.   
 
No one is free from trials and Jesus' brother James reminds us that we are to, "Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." (James 1:2, 3) In spite of our trials, we are still joyful and counting our blessings. God is gracious and Becky is alive and recovering well. For this we are grateful. 

With Thanksgiving coming up I hope you are counting your blessings even when facing trials.

Courage!

Pastor Nathan 
 

Please note that the church office will be closed Tuesday - Friday next week.  Information for the bulletin should be submitted by Monday morning.

 

This Weekend

  • Sabbath Services,  9:30 and 11 a.m., Sermon: Pastor Renner
  • Kelly Freligh Celebration of Life - Sabbath 2:00 p.m.
  • Lindsay (Henning) and Isaac Lopez Wedding Reception -Sunday 10:00 a.m., Fireside Room RSVP 209.536.1800

Upcoming Events

  • MLAJA Thanksgiving Break - Nov 25 -29
  • Thanksgiving - Nov 28
  • NO Fellowship Luncheon - Dec 7
  • MLAJA Christmas Program - Dec 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Fountainview Christmas Program - Dec 13, 7:00 p.m.
  • Baby Shower for Olga and Anatoliy Daniliouk - Dec 15, 10 to 12 noon, at Powers' Home
  • Discover Life Christmas Program - Dec 21, 9:30,11:30
  • Discover Life Christmas Brunch - Dec 21, 10:15
  • MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
  • Christmas - Dec 25
  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9
  • Worship Service - Jan 10
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12
  • Hope and Healing Series - Jan 13-18
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1
  • Time Change - Mar 8
  • MLAJA Silent Auction - Mar 8

11/14/19

 

Hi, 

I hope you were able to be at church this past Sabbath. We had over 400 people at our veterans recognition service. Add to that the first service attendance, and we served almost 500 people! Praise God! An event like this requires a large number of volunteers. Some of the volunteers are on the stage like Rey Garcia, Carolyn Smith, and Eden Smith. We also see Melody Trauthwein, Teri Deacon, and Stephanie Whitcomb for working with the students at MLAJA for the music. But behind the scenes, there are countless volunteers working hard. I think of Debbie Curry, Becky Moore, and John Moore working with AV. Also, Pat Gavi and her crew in the kitchen, Donita Osborne and the potluck cleanup crew as well as  Nancy Matthews and her setup/table decoration crew. Where would we be without them? I am thankful for Clyde Reiswig, his team, and the kids at MLAJA for setting up the stage, chairs and tables in the gym. Also thanks to John Featherstone and his parking attendants. The effort it takes to put on a program like this is beyond just what we see in the final product. They all have to coordinate together to get things done in the right order. This required many of them to work late or at inconvenient times. 
Thank you, volunteers, for your time and effort. I am grateful to be serving at a church that shows their heart for their veterans. Thank you for your service. 

Blessings, 
Tom Gearing

 

This Weekend

  • Services - Sabbath,  9:30 and 11 a.m., Sermon: Pastor Renner
  • Photography Vespers - Saturday, 5:00 p.m.
  • Gym Night - Saturday, 5:45 p.m.
  • On the House Breakfast - Sunday, 7:30 a.m.
  • CCC Constituency Meeting - Sunday, Clovis

Upcoming Events

  • Rob and Emily (maiden name Burriss) Kingston Baby Shower - Nov 19 6:30 at Ardron's. They are registered on babylist.com. For group gift, please contact Cassia Owen at 423.620.0733  
  • Kelly Freligh Celebration of Life - Nov 23, 2:00 p.m.
  • Lindsay (Henning) and Isaac Lopez Wedding Reception - Nov 24, 10:00 a.m., Fireside Room
  • MLAJA Thanksgiving Break - Nov 25 -29
  • Thanksgiving - Nov 28
  • Fellowship Luncheon - Dec 7
  • MLAJA Christmas Program - Dec 12
  • Fountainview Christmas Program - Dec 13
  • Baby Shower for Olga and Anatoliy Daniliouk - Dec 15, 10 to 12 noon, at Powers' Home
  • Discover Life Christmas Program and Brunch - Dec 21
  • MLAJA Christmas Break - Dec 23-Jan 3
  • Christmas - Dec 25
  • Life Hope Clinic Volunteer Meeting - Jan 9
  • Worship Service - Jan 10
  • Life Hope Clinic - Jan 11, 12
  • CCC Women's Retreat - Jan 24-26
  • CCC Couples Retreat - Feb 27-Mar 1
  • Silent Auction - Mar 8

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