04 May Pastor’s Update, May 4, 2018
IN THIS UPDATE:
PRAYER AND PRAISE SERVICE AT GOLD COAST LAST NIGHT: What a special time it was! Just knowing that tens of thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands?) of Christ-followers around our country were uniting together with us, at the same time, in praising, thanking, confessing, interceding, and petitioning God was truly exhilarating! And partnering in it with another local congregation of believers, Embrace Church, was even better! One of the participants mentioned how he was thinking that 45 to 50 minutes seemed like it would be a long time to pray before the service started but that afterwards, he was surprised how fast the time went!
THE HIGHER GROUND HIKE IS TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MAY 5: A fun hike is planned in Thousand Oaks at the Los Padres Trail and Vista Loop. Along this trail, you will see beautiful wild flowers, oak groves, wooden plank bridges and scenic views of Conejo Valley. You can watch for wildlife and see squirrels, rabbits and birds. The distance is 3.4 miles and the difficulty-rating is moderate. Meet at Starbucks in Camarillo in the Las Posas Shopping Center at 8:30 am. The group will leave by 8:45 am. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat and camera for pictures! Invite a friend or bring the family to share the experience. A continental breakfast will be served following the hike. Contact Margie Cantu at 805.660.1187 if you have any questions.
THE RESCUE MISSION OUTREACH IS TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 4:15-6:15 PM: Sign up by either writing “Rescue Mission” on your Connection Card this Sunday or contact Stuart Baker at 805.427.5528.
WAYS TO HELP SUPPORT OUR GOLD COAST YOUTH IN THEIR UPCOMING MISSIONS’ TRIP:
ORDER MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY TO BENEFIT THE YOUTH YWAM MISSIONS TRIP: Pre-orders of Mother’s Day bouquets for $15 each will be taken in the lobby after both services THIS SUNDAY. Bouquets will be ready for pick up on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. FYI- a very limited number of additional bouquets will be available that day Sunday so pre-ordering them this Sunday is the way to go!
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 from the flowers and barbecue will go towards the YWAM Missions Trip to the Tenderloin District in San Francisco.
PRAYER FOR MISSIONS IS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 6: Please gather in the Worship Center after the 2nd service to pray for the missions and missionaries that Gold Coast supports. Contact Mike or Lynne Yeaman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.331.3899 for more information.
VISIT BUDDY BREAK ON ITS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, SATURDAY, MAY 12: Gold Coast is celebrating our one-year anniversary in providing Buddy Break to families in our community! Buddy Break is a free respite program for families who have children with special needs. Arrange a tour during our next Buddy Break and see how we transform the church rooms into sensory, craft, activity, game, snack, and quiet rooms. You could also take a bounce in our bounce house or try out some of the activities, craft, or games that are available. You’ll get a better understanding of how we’re serving families and how much fun and fulfillment is involved. To arrange a time to visit Buddy Break, write “Visit BB” on your Connection card this Sunday or contact Tana Seufert at 805.485.5433 or email@example.com.
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!
3RD THROUGH 5TH GRADERS’ CAMP, JULY 8-12
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.
SPEAKER: AMBERLY NEESE is 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
YOUTH CAMP, JULY 30-AUGUST 3
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.
SPEAKER: JOSH BEST 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
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 this Sunday to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Mike Yeaman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynne Yeaman at email@example.com.
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 this Sunday, fill out a Serve Day form and turn it in. Contact Darrell Foote at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.660.3061.
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 or go to the Welcome Desk in the lobby this Sunday. Contact the church office at email@example.com or 805.485.5433 if you have any questions.
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 this 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. or check out https://www.calvaryoxnard.org/youngadults.
THIS COMING WEEK’S DAILY BIBLE READING PLAN
Sunday,May 6 2 Sam. 11-12; Ps. 51; Mt. 23
Monday, May 7 2 Sam. 13-14; Mt. 24
Tuesday,May 8 2 Sam. 15-16; Ps. 32; Mt. 25
Wednesday,May 9 2 Sam. 17; Ps. 71; Mt. 26
Thursday, May 10 2 Sam. 18; Ps. 56; Mt. 27
Friday,May 11 2 Sam. 19-20; Ps. 55; Mt. 28
Saturday,May 12 2 Sam. 21-23; 1 Th. 1
Sunday,May 13 2 Sam. 24; 1 Chr. 21; Ps. 30; 1 Th. 2
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.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: LOOKING FOR A JOB/CAREER? Lance Cooper works at one of the nearby bases and asked me to pass along the news that the base has jobs they are needing to fill! Check out the following: https://www.usajobs.gov/ or https://www.navfac.navy.mil/map.html. Send your resume to this email:NAVFAC_SW_Hire@navy.mil. If you’re interested, please contact him to get some tips and information. He has some good experience with how the DOD HR works and what kind of resume styles they prefer. In addition, he has some experience with resume and career planning and he’s offering to help in that regard as well as providing help in career transition or advancement strategy.
THIS SUNDAY, in our study through the book of Hebrews, we’ll be looking at Hebrews 3. We’ll discover why Jesus is greater than Moses, why it’s so important to trust in him, and the dangers of unbelief.
Love you guys,