Jan 15, 2017

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Children's Ministries

Would you like to help out in Sunday School? We need weekly volunteers and also people to substitute in our classes on occasion. If you are interested, please stop by the CM Office or email julieandereggen@goldenhills.org.

Awana

Parents: Check out the Awana bulletin board for updates. It's located in the Education Center.

Middle School Student Ministries

MSM Small Groups have resumed. Our next small group meeting is THIS Weds, 1/18.
Winter Camp registration has started! MSM Winter Camp is February 17-20. Cost: $255 ($20 discount ends TODAY, 1/15). Register online.

Cost: $255 (use promo code "disc20" to get $20 off the cost of camp; coupon expires 1/15). Register online: https://goldenhills.infellowship.com/Forms/340485

High School Student Ministries

HSM Small Groups have resumed on Thurs.
HS Seniors are invited to Kairos (Young Adults) on Tues @ 7pm, MPR.
Winter Camp registration has started! HSM Winter Camp: Feb 10-13. Cost: $255 ($20 discount ends 1/15).

Cost: $255 (use promo code "disc20" to get $20 off the cost of camp; coupon expires 1/15). Register online: https://goldenhills.infellowship.com/Forms/343238

Young Adult Ministries

Campaign small group sign ups are online, or register at Kairos on Tues @ 7pm in the MPR.
We have live worship, a challenging message from God's Word, and plenty of fellowship. High School Seniors: WELCOME!

Primetimers Ministries

PrimeTimers Sunday Class @ 9:20am in W129/130. Studying Ecclesiastes.
For future events, call x7124 or visit goldenhills.org/connect/senior-adults.

Adult Education And Enrichment

NEW CLASSES begin TODAY, Sun 1/15:
Good $ense Budget Course (9:20am with Glen Evans).

What Will I Discover? In the Good $ense Budget Course, you will discover how to honor God in your finances by becoming a: Diligent Earner, Generous Giver, Wise Saver, Cautious Debtor, and a Prudent Consumer. You will also discover what the Bible teaches about finances and how to combat cultural myths such as, "Debt is expected and unavoidable," "Things bring happiness," and "A little more money will solve all your problems." What Will I Learn? During this course, you will learn how to develop a Spending Plan for the coming year. You will also learn how to choose between three different record-keeping systems to help you stick to your plan. Most importantly, you will discover how being financially faithful can help you to become financially free. This course is taught by Glen Evans, Pastor of Administration, Certified Financial Planner, and Fernando Lema, B.S., M.S. Come join us Sundays, January 15th - April 30, 2017 from 9:20 to 10:30am in rooms W246/247.

Exodus (10:55am with Rick Moe).

Many scholars are saying the story of the Exodus is a myth. This is no small issue because if they are right, the Bible is indeed a myth. Is there an answer? Yes. But you will be surprised at the answer--they are looking for it at the wrong time. Get the time right, and there is amazing archaeological and historical proof of Jacob, Joseph, and the Exodus. The Bible is indeed true history. Come find out why we can make that claim. Come join us on Sundays, January 15 - June 4, 2017 from 10:55am to 12:05pm in rooms W129/130. This class is taught by Pastor Rick Moe

Sunday Campaign Classes: See listing inside bulletin; limited spaces @ each hour.

Life to the full. The abundant life. Everyone wants it. Jesus is offering it and yet so few seem to be living it. Could it be that we are seeking the fullness of life in the wrong things?

Life is defined by God as relationship with Him. "He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son of God does not have life." Most people miss the abundant life Jesus offers because they settle for the counterfeits that "steal, kill and destroy." But Jesus came that we "may have life and have it to the full." Life the way God intended it to be... experienced in the joy of relationship with Him.

The Abundant Life: Living the Joy of Relationship with God is a six-week study designed to help us to better understand the abundant life Jesus offers and to live in the daily joy of relationship with Him. That kind of life transforms us, shines the light of Jesus in a dark world, and brings hope, meaning, and purpose to everything we do. Visit http://www.goldenhills.org/grow/elective-classes for more info.

Yours for the Abundant Life.

Core Men's Ministry

Mark your calendars--2017 CPW Men's Retreat @ Mt. Hermon: March 10-12. Registration info next week, or go to goldenhills.org/connect/men/retreat.
Men's only Wednesday PM Bible Study @ 7pm in W234/235.

The Apostle Paul wrote this letter about A.D. 60 during his two year imprisonment in Rome. Ephesus was the most important city in western Asia Minor (now Turkey). One of Paul's themes is that of unity--all Christians are one family in Jesus. He also wrote about the church, not a church building, but one that is made up of all Christians through all the ages. Chapters 1-3 are about doctrine, teaching and theology. Chapters 4-6 address practical duty and applications. This study of Ephesians started January 4th and will continue through April 2017.

Women's Ministries

"What Love Is" by Kelly Minter, Tues Ladies Bible Study begins 2/7. Online registration begins 1/15 & out front 1/29.

This DVD study by Kelly Minter focuses on 1, 2 & 3 John, where love is defined in the person of Christ, and calls us to love like He loved. John anchors us with truth in a culture that has lost its way. We are also reminded of the meaning of true fellowship and community. Childcare available with advance registration only, to 925-516-0653 x7120, at $5.00 per child, per meeting.

CPW Women's Pre-Conf Ice Breaker: Sun, 1/22, 10:30am.

Meet with your roommates and plan car pooling and other details for this wonderful weekend. We will have some fun too!

MOPS Thur, 1/19, 9-11:30am, W129.

Held in the Worship Center, in rooms W129/130 from 9-11:30am. Please contact Melissa Vongtama at mouseeyes@gmail.com or Debbie Legg at Debbie@leggfamily.org for more information. Please contact Cher Richardson for childcare availability @ x7120. Hope to see you there!

Coffee Break 2/18.

Watch the bulletin for more information! 

Global Outreach

NO GO Praise & Prayer this week due to the holiday (resumes 1/23).
Royal Family Kids' Camp Info Meeting: Sunday, 1/29 @ 1:30pm in room W129/130.

Recovery Ministry

Celebrate Recovery offers a great way to start the year! Join us in Brentwood on Fridays @ 7pm & in Antioch on Mondays @ 7pm (none on 1/16).
GriefShare, on Tues @ 7pm, is for adults who have lost someone in death. Call x7163 for info.

Antioch Campus

Calling all kids! Dive in to the BEACH every Wednesday @ 6:30pm.

Kids attending Kindergarten - 5th grades are invited get drenched in God's Word at the BEACH every Wednesday. In the next Winter Extreme Games, our lessons will focus on the message that disciples of Jesus respect authority. We will talk about how their attitude matters as much to Jesus as their actions. Even Jesus respected His earthly authorities and shows us by His actions how much that matters to Him.

Learn to speak English on Saturdays @ 10am.

These weekly classes are free and open to all ages. School aged children are welcome to attend, but must be able to learn in a classroom setting. No childcare is available.

VBS preview/planning meeting & potluck, NEXT Tues, 1/24 @ 6:30pm.

Interested in helping with VBS this year? Join us on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30pm for a preview of the 2017 curriculum. Catch the vision, help us plan, and get excited about what Jesus is going to do this year through VBS! This is a potluck, so bring your favorite main dish, side, or dessert to share.

Community Outreach Center

We are praying that God will use us to impact our community for Christ. Consider joining us. Explore opportunities to use your God-given gifts at the COC. Sign up at the table TODAY to attend one of two Info Tours & Dinner on Fri, Jan 20 or 27.

Small Group Campaign

The Abundant Life--Living the Joy of Relationship with God, our Church-wide Small Group Campaign begins Sun, 1/22, but small groups begin TODAY, Sunday, 1/15. Sign up for a small group or Sunday class TODAY online or out front.

Are you ready to find out about how to live The Abundant Life and experience Living the Joy of Relationship with God? Our 2017 Campaign is almost here. Get the most out of this sermon-based study by connecting with others in a small group or Sunday class. Sign-ups for small groups & Sunday Campaign Classes start TODAY. Classes meet during service times on Sunday & Groups will meet on various nights of the week for about 1 to 2 hours for 8 weeks. This is a great place to meet new friends, grow in your faith, and study God's Word together. Don't miss out, get connected, most groups & classes close once studies begin. For more information about signing up, stop by our Connecting Point counter, the plaza tables, or check out our open small group listing online at www.goldenhills.org.

Worship Arts

Interested in joining choir? Celebration Singers rehearsal THIS Thursday, January 19th @ 7pm in W118. This is a great time to join us!

Connecting Ministries

Join us on Sundays for a Ministry Tour to see all the opportunities to serve. Meet @ the Connecting Point in the lobby @ 9am to begin your tour.

Where is your heart leading you to serve? Join us on a Ministry Tour on Sunday to see the opportunities available. We meet @ 9am at the Connecting Point. Contact Pastor Ken at x7152 for more info.

Brentwood Baptisms

Being baptized TODAY at 2:30pm in the Brentwood MPR:
  • Amaia Ayala
  • Kayla Carroll
  • Jeremiah Gallegos
  • Adreana Gallegos
  • Leah Khumalo
  • Lee Khumalo
  • Gabe Pierce

FYI

The Abundant Life--Living the Joy of Relationship with God Campaign Books are available for purchase TODAY on the Plaza. Printed books are $10; e-books are $4.99 from iTunes or Amazon.com.
Both campuses will be closed TOMORROW, Mon, 1/16, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Annual Business Meeting: THIS TUESDAY, 1/17 @ 7pm in the Sanctuary. Come hear updates, goals, and what God is doing in our church! Childcare is available if you call x7120 by noon on Tuesday.
Read through the Bible in 2017: Schedules are available TODAY at the Info Center! Follow the same reading plan as Pastor Larry!
Special Needs Ministry is seeking additional team members for their Sunday morning ministry. Please email Luann @ luannaiello@goldenhills.org for more info.