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YOUTH MINISTRIES’ YARD SALE, SATURDAY, APRIL 21: This garage sale will raise funds for our Student Ministries’ YWAM Missions trip. If you have items gathering dust in your home that you no longer need and would be willing to donate them to our sale, Student Ministries would love to receive them! Your gift is a tangible way that you can share in the work that they will be doing. By appointment, you can arrange a time to drop off the donated items on April 18-20. Please call Sharon at 805-204-8644.
3RD SATURDAY SERVE DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 21: 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, stop by the Welcome Desk tomorrow and fill out a Serve Day form. Contact Darrell Foote at email@example.com or 805.660.3061 for more information.
ANNUAL LADIES’ SPRING CONFERENCE & LUNCHEON, SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH FROM 10:00 AM TO 2:30 PM: The theme of the conference this year is “Discover Treasures in Our Trials.” The speaker is Kristy Marcotte, from Saddleback Church. DJ’s Catering will provide lunch that features lots of gluten-free choices. To learn more about Kristy, go to her website at www.straighttalkforwomen.com. Ladies are being sought to host and decorate a table for eight. Cost is $35 per person.
DEADLINEFOR TICKETS IS SUNDAY, APRIL 22. Please be sure to fill in your registration form and sign up at the Women’s Ministry table in the Gold Coast lobbyTOMORROW! Make check payable to Gold Coast Church and mark it Luncheon ($35). You can also pay in cash or go online to make your payment. Any questions? Call Lynn Knuth at 805.443.4471 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN’S RETREAT AT ANGELES CREST, APRIL 27-29: Come hang out with a bunch of like-minded guys for an awesome weekend of adventure! Frankly, women retreat more often. They love to create ‘foo foo’ experiences that pamper, cater, sing forever and connect with other women. Nothing wrong with it. But when men get together, they typically are happy with 3 simple things: Good food and lots of it; hang time with cool, fun stuff to do; and gatherings that are not weird but personally helpful.
These three things are exactly what you’ll find at the Angeles Crest Men’s Retreat. Sure- we’ll have excellent worship and teaching times, (as a matter of fact) this year the theme of “The Heart of a Man”promises to be both inspiring and practical. Come retreat to the mountains and discover the power of rest, play, Godly challenges and great food.
Three easy ways to register: 1. Call Vicky Stevens at 714-870-9190; 2. Email her at email@example.com; 3. Register online. The cost is $149 per person. Questions? Contact George at 805.302.8475, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Darrell at email@example.com or 805.660.3061.
SERVING OPPORTUNITY: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND PRAISE SERVICE AT GOLD COAST, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 7 PM: The first Thursday of May each year has been designated the National Day of Prayer. This special gathering will be a time in which the Gold Coast family will come together to worship and thank the Lord for his blessings as well as pray for our community, our country, and our world. Put it on your calendar now and make plans to attend this special evening.
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 caring in a Christ-like way. 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.
THIS SUNDAY we do actually wrap up our Getting to Know the Unknown Godmessage series. We were planning to finish the series last Sunday but if you were with us on Sunday, you know it was decided to extend the series by a week.
A.W. Tozer wrote in The Knowledge of the Holy: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us… The most crucial fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he in his deep heart conceives God to be like.”
We’re going to look at what arguably could be considered God’s three most important attributes. It’s not an exaggeration to say that thinking rightly when it comes to God is of utmost importance. Having an accurate understanding of and knowing the true God is the most thrilling adventure we could ever experience! You will be encouraged. This would be a great Sunday to invite a friend to join you.
Love and looking forward to seeing you guys,