This Week’s News & Events

Upcoming Events updated 7/21/2015

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SERVICE AT THE BEACH. On Sunday, July 26, in addition to regular worship service in San Bernardino, some will offer our service as worship, cleaning up the shoreline at San Clemente Beach.  You can drive to San Clemente Pier, or you can take the train.  More details about where to meet and what to bring are in the summer edition of First Press.

SUMMER YOGA CLASS. All ages and sizes and levels of experience are welcome to attend our Thursday morning yoga classes, led by Sharon Wallis Alvarado. Classes begin on June 25th at 10:00 a.m. in Room 9, and will continue through July 30th. Come stretch, breathe, and be nice to your body!

SUMMER CHOIR.  For the month of August, you are invited to come at 9:30 a.m. on any Sunday and practice for that Sunday’s worship service.  No commitment required so come for one Sunday or more.  Childcare is provided during rehearsal time.  Middle and high school youth are encouraged to join in the choir.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!!  Saturday, August 15th at the Rueda’s. Meet at 7:00 p.m..  Movie starts around 7:30 pm.


  • Used eyeglasses to say thanks to Lions club member David Radtke whose company, Dimare, Int, has donated fresh produce for our monthly food distributions.
  • Hygiene items like complimentary hotel soaps and shampoos and new toothpaste and toothbrushes for homeless emergency food bags. Please label and leave them behind reception.
  • Breakfast cereal for all bags and pop-top meats for homeless bags.  Leave in bin by food closet.

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY  Soon you’ll be able to put a name to those the faces you see at church!  Deacons have contracted with Lifetouch Portraits and Directories to produce a New Photo Directory for the Church membership, the first in six years.  We’ve done the primary sittings.  We still have to gather some photos of folks who couldn’t come in for those.  For additional information call Project Coordinator Don Dudley.

BRING FELLOWSHIP HOUR TREATS THIS SUMMER: “Sacred Grounds and Tea Leaves”.  Get two families together to be responsible for a Sunday, including selecting, bringing, setting up, facilitating self-service and helping those who need more help, and clean up.  or a few friends and sign up for a week to bring a treat of your choice to Fellowship Hour. You serve and clean-up that week with mostly self-service and just a couple people behind the table to assist those who need help. We still need hosts for August.  Please contact Christa Wallis with the family names, contact email or phone number and which Sunday you’d like to provide food and hosting duties.

HELP OUR FOOD MINISTRY PROGRAM: Could you drive once or twice in a three-month period to pick up groceries from Second Harvest in Riverside? If you have a Van, SUV, or pick-up Truck, that would be really helpful, but even a sedan can work. What we need most is your willingness to help in the Food Ministry Program. Please contact Sally Morris or Kathleen Ray through the church office.

2 ADULT CLASS CHOICES AT 9:30 AM on SUNDAYS:  Anyone can join in on any Sunday to either of these classes.

In FIRESIDE LOUNGE:  HOW JESUS BECAME GOD.   The DVD sessions are based on a book of the same title by Distinguished professor of Early Christianity Dr. Bart Ehrman at the University of North Carolina. Discussions are being led by Dr. Wendy Lamb, Pat Morris Esq, and Dr. Ernie Garcia.

In ROOM 10:  ADULT BIBLE STUDY continues with a study guide series and discussion on scriptures and the Holy Spirit. Know someone who needs

ENCOURAGEMENT? Our parish visitors co-ordinate our ministry of presence and care in times of need. Call Laurie Stafford in the office, or contact visitors Lynette DuClos Adelson or Mindy Rueda. Our prayer chain is always ready to hold you in prayer, contact Tommie Ann Freeman who will start the chain praying. If you know that someone needs encouragement and is shy to ask, please notify the church office. The answering machine can receive your call at any time. Thanks for helping us to love one another as Jesus calls us to do.