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Young Adult Bonfire

Join us on Wednesday, July 10th at Janae's home, 4563 Iroquois Ave., Lakewood, 6:45pm, for a BBQ, bonfire, and worship! Contact Janae at to RSVP or for questions.    

Vacation Bible School 

"Roar" Life is wild...God is good! July 22nd-26th, 9am-12pm, $20 per person - sign up here.  Email Sue Gilmore at with questions. 

Fourth Annual Rising TIDE Charity Golf Event 

Don't miss the Rising TIDE Golf, Dinner and Silent Auction event on Monday, August 12th! The event will again be held at El Dorado Golf Course in Long Beach. This is a major fundraising event for Rising TIDE, the afterschool program at Covenant Church in downtown Long Beach. You are encouraged to attend the Dinner and Auction events without golfing. Contact Chuck Landon at 310/781.0358 with questions or visit the Rising TIDE website (


Children's Ministry Teachers

Join us for a planning meeting on Monday, August 19th, 6pm in the Fireside Room. We will be setting goals for the year for Children's Ministry and Family Ministry. What would you like your children to learn this coming year? Contact Beth Piburn at 562/598.5136 with questions. Hope to see you there!   


Precept Bible Study

Join us for a study examining what the Bible says about true worship and exploring solid, biblical principles for making worship a lifestyle. Six-week class begins Wednesday, July 17th, 6:45-8:15pm in the Choir Room. Discussion led by Talbot Jaeger. Cost of the book is $9. Contact Jack Knutzen at 562/596.3603 for questions and to purchase a book.   


Good Shepherd Literary Women

Meets on Saturday, July 13th at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Bring a book or two to share briefly with the group. Our summertime brunch will be at Kathie Proctor's home on August 10th at 9:30am. Contact Barbara Purucker at 562/597.5953 with questions. Join us!               

Sarah Circle

Meets on Thursday, July 11th at 7pm in the Library. Call Sue Ludwig at 562/421.1026 with questions.                

Save the Date!

Women's Ministry has two events coming in the Fall. Women's Ministry Connection Event and Potluck on Friday, September 27th, 6pm in the Fireside Room. We will learn how to reflect our dreams and make a vision board from them, led by Juliana Parker. Our yearly Women's Retreat, November 1st-3rd, at Miracle Hot Springs. Rev. Andrea Messinger will be speaking on our theme "Anchored in Him". Registration information to follow.               

Women's Retreat

The women's retreat brochure will be available at the Women's Ministry table starting July 14th. Registration will begin August 4th. Plan to join us as we seek to be Anchored in HIM, November 1st - 3rd.              

Did You Know?

There is a women's cancer support group on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30pm. Next class is July 16th at the Los Alamitos Medical Center campus, 3851 Katella (next to the red brick bldg.), first floor, room 110. Please call 562/799.3211 to register.              

Senior Adults

Senior Adult Sing-a-Long

Join us on Friday, July 19th from 6:30-8pm in the Fireside Room for an evening of singing gospel songs. If you play an acoustic instrument, bring it along!         

Serve in Love

Vacation Bible School  

Stop by the VBS table on the patio July 14th to answer any questions and to sign up for snack and science donations. 

Monthly Quilters  

Meets on Monday, July 8th at 10am in the Round Room #4. All are welcome!

Food Pantry at We Care 

The food pantry at We Care in Los Alamitos is running low on several items. Please consider donating items listed below to restock the pantry which provides food to those in need. Collection bins are located outside the narthex. Needs: canned peas, canned fruit, hamburger helper, instant potatoes, beef stew, jam or jelly. Please current expiration dates only. Thank you!

S.H.I.P.  August 3rd-17th  

We will be taking signups for volunteers for dinner hosts, night hosts, and day hosts for the weekends. Stop by the table on the patio in between services and following the second service for the next four Sundays. Come see what S.H.I.P. is all about! 

VBS Science Needs  

Items needed are: empty 2-liter soda bottles, 120-chopsticks with a tapered end on one side, 500-washers 1/8"x1", 100 little dixie cups 3 oz., 250-index cards (3x5), scotch tape (20 rolls NOT from the dollar store), blue tape, 30-ball pump needles, bike pumps (to borrow). Donations can be brought into the church office marked VBS. 

VBS Snack Needs  

Donations needed are: 1-large 24 oz. bag popcorn (Smart & Final), 4-20 oz. bags of Pretzels, 2-120 oz. tubs of M&Ms (Costco), 200 oz. caramel sauce (15-15oz. bottles or larger available at Smart & Final), 22-10 oz. bags of mini-marshmallows (MINI please-easier to melt), 132 oz. Rice Krispies (8-18 oz. boxes or equivalent), 3 pounds butter, and 9 gallons whole milk. Please bring the butter and milk by the church office after July 12th marked VBS.   

Flower Calendar  

If you would like to provide flowers in the Sanctuary for worship in 2019, please stop by or call the church office to sign up. Dates available are September 8th, 15th, 22nd, and October 13th, 20th, 27th. 


Study Guide

Join us this Sunday at 9 or 10:45am as we continue our series "Blueprint for a Faith that Works"! Here's the study guide.

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