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NINOS DE BAJA SPRING TRIP, MAY 18-20: This is a weekend of serving the amazing kids of the Ninos de Baja orphanage in El Porvenir, Mexico. Come change a life – it will probably be yours. Estimated cost to be determined, about $100. A passport is required. Go to the table in the lobby on Sunday to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Mike Yeaman at or Lynne Yeaman at


3RD SATURDAY SERVE DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 19: Here is your opportunity to do various service projects for seniors, disabled residents, and under-resourced families on the 3rd Saturday of most months. Projects are based on those who sign up. If you are interested in participating, go to the Welcome Desk on Sunday, fill out a Serve Day form and turn it in. Contact Darrell Foote at or 805.660.3061.


BBQ LUNCH,SUNDAY, MAY 20, AFTER BOTH SERVICES, BACK PATIO, SUNDAY, MAY 20: The Youth will be hosting a barbecue lunch on the back patio after both services for a suggested donation of $6 per person. Hot dogs, potato salad, beans, chips and water or lemonade will be available.Proceeds will go towards the YWAM Missions Trip to the Tenderloin District in San Francisco.


SUMMER CAMP THIS SUMMER FOR KIDS AND YOUTH AT ANGELES CREST: At Angeles Crest, the summer camp programsare an opportunity for students from any background to have fun, make new like-minded friends, explore nature and, most importantly, grow in their relationship with God. When campers aren’t in organized worship or hearing from inspirational speakers, they’re busy with tons of awesome activities like paintball, basketball, digglers (a unique cross between BMX & a scooter), Zip lining, volleyball, archery, a climbing wall, a trampoline, hiking trails, swimming, games and so much more!




THEME: ROAD TRIP: The idea of a road trip can strike dread into the hearts of most preteens.Long, boring hours squeezed between siblings. Leg cramps from a hugecooler tucked under your feet. “Holding it” longer than you thought humanlypossible. Our lives are very much a road trip.

At Angeles Crest this summer,we will travel alongside the story of a water walker, one of the first followersof Jesus – a fisherman, a truth speaker, a passionate believer, and an occasional doubter. Together, we will tap into the amazing insights of his “road trip” and how ours can be all the better.



Amberlyis a national speaker, author, and humorist with a passion for pointing preteen students to the joy found only in Christ. Amberly received her Master’s degree from Biola University. She penned Bible curriculum for students for both Gospel Light and Standard and has worked with preteens for over 20 years.Amberly is a wife, the mom of two teenagers, the Program Director at UCYC (a Christian camp in AZ), a complete goofball, and a lover of all things Star Wars. She is excited to take your students and leaders on a “Road Trip” through the amazing story of Peter.


WHO? Grades 3rd – 5th


HOW MUCH? $320 IF REGISTERED WITH A $100 DEPOSIT AND PERMISSION SLIP BY MAY 20.Cost is $335 after May 20. Balance is due Sunday, June 17.


QUESTIONS?  Call Sharon Wilson at 805.204.8644



THEME: ROAD TRIP: Our lives are very much a road trip. At Angeles Crest this summer, we will travel alongside the story of a water walker, one of Jesus’ first followers – a fisherman, a truth speaker, a passionate believer, and an occasional doubter. We’ll tap into the amazing insights of their “road trips” and how ours can be better.


Josh is a powerful communicator. He is also a husband, father of 3 girls and one son, while planting and pastoring Hosanna City Church in Cathedral City, CA. His vision is to see people far from God come to know Him and make Him known. In his free time, he enjoys the simple pleasures of fishing, camping, hiking, coffee, and when tacos are calling, Pastor Josh is answering.

WHO?Grades 6 – 12


HOW MUCH?$320 IF REGISTERED WITH A $100 DEPOSIT AND PERMISSION SLIP BY MAY 20. Cost is $335 after May 20. Balance due: July 1


QUESTIONS? Call Christian at 541.601.7131 or Sharon at 805.204.8644

101 CLASS, SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 4 TO 6 PM, YOUTH ROOM: OurDiscovering a Church Family Classprovides information on what we believe, church membership, and more! Sign up by writing “101 Class” on your Connection Card on Sunday or go to the Welcome Desk in the lobby this Sunday. Contact the church office at or 805.485.5433 if you have any questions.


SERVING OPPORTUNITY, COMMUNION CLEAN-UP TEAM: Do you attend the 10:45 AM? Consider servingon the Communion Clean-Up Team once a month (the 2nd Sunday) for about 30 minutes. For more information, contact Lynn Knuth at 805.443.4471 or


STEPHEN MINISTRY:In difficult times, God’s love is especially precious to us, and it is very important to know someone who cares. Our congregation has trained Stephen Ministers who offer a ministry of Christian caring. To find out more about receiving a Stephen Minister’s care, write “Stephen Ministry” on your Connection Card and place it in the offering basket on Sunday or call Art or Rose Flatray at 805.987.1428 for more information.


REFUGE (YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY), MONDAYS, 7 PM, GOLD COAST’S YOUTH ROOM:Are you a young adult- 18 to 28ish years old- and want more than just church on Sunday mornings? Now you can get together with other young adults on Monday nights! This time usually consists of fellowship, worship, prayer, Bible study and group discussions. The weekly topic varies (presently, it’s the New Testament book of John), but the group likes to go deep in scripture and work through relevant issues that young adults are facing. Things are planned outside of the usual Monday evening gatherings (movie nights, brunches, etc.) on a regular basis so you can hang out and enjoy each other’s company. Questions? Contact Jeff Atchison at 805-751-3379 or or check out


VISIT GOLDCOASTCHURCH.ORG: See what’s happening at Gold Coast! Listen to past messages, view the Bible reading schedule and sermon notes, view events and calendar dates, and give online.


TOMORROW IS MOTHER’S DAY!  Thanks to all the moms of Gold Coast for all you do!  We’ve got a gift for every mother in attendance tomorrow and there’s also a free raffle for moms at both services for coffee gift cards.


Tomorrow, in our current message series through the book of Hebrews, we’re in Hebrews 4 and it’s all about REST (something I’m sure all hard-working moms could use more of!) Fatigue is becoming increasingly prevalent in our society. It poses serious risks to our health, to our safety on the road, in our work, not to mention to our spiritual lives. Take a break tomorrow, come worship and learn about the real rest we all need and where it’s found.


Love you guys,