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The Weekly | Sunday, April 15th

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Beginning This Weekend


Sleep In Sunday!

Our new Saturday evening gathering kicks off this weekend at 5pm in Zirbel Hall!


Jonah and the Worm

Jonah and the Worm

Engage the story of Jonah at home with your children by picking up your FREE copy of Jonah and the Worm, by Jill Brisco, when you gather for worship this weekend!

Date Night - Saturday May 5th!

Parents! Join us for appetizers and a short topic on strengthening your marriage from 6-6:30pm in the Fireside Room… and then enjoy a date on your own with your spouse up until 8:30pm. Meanwhile, your kids will be fed dinner at the church and entertained with a Reptile Show provided by a private party coordinator. Don’t miss this great night! Childcare is $15 per couple regardless of number of children. Please RSVP or 562/493.2553 x115.


Spring Parenting Series

Parents! Don't miss our Spring Parenting Series beginning Wednesday, April 18th, led by staff from the Center for Individual and Family Therapy.

Mommy & Me

Meet on Wednesdays at 9:30am in the Fireside Room. Contact Paula at 714/828.9109 with questions.


Join a Small Group!

Small groups are a great way to grow in your faith! Contact Pastor Paul at or 562/493.2553 x116 to join a small group during our Jonah study.

Grief & Loss Support Group

Meets Sunday at 10am in Pastor Jim’s Office.

Cancer Support Group

Meets Sunday at 9:45am in Room 5.

Life Line Screening

Monday, June 4th, from 9 to 4, offering $10 back for every member who signs up through the church and attends the screenings. Call the church office for information.

Foundations: Old Testament Introduction

Foundations is a weekly Sunday morning class designed to build and strengthen Christian faith. Over a two-year period a series of core topics are presented and discussed. Two Sunday morning opportunities at 8:45 & 10:30am will start April 15th. Sign up on the patio Sunday.

Precept Bible Study

Ecclesiastes records King Solomon’s investigation into the meaning of life, his search to understand what man’s life is about and how people can know God. Join us for a seven week study starting Wednesday, April 18th. Contact Talbot at 562/493.4813 with questions or to purchase the workbook ($10).


Monthly Men's Breakfast

Saturday, April 21st at 8:30am. We'll be discussing chapter 8 of Wild at Heart.

Presbyterian Men's Annual Spring Breakfast

Saturday, May 12th at 7:30am. Cost: $10. Guest speaker Rev. David Dolan will speak on “Life Lessons from Job, Jobs & Henri Nouwen.” Contact Don at or 714/521.6891 with questions.


Looking for a Mother’s Day Gift?

Women’s Retreat Committee will sell beautiful flower bowls, herb gardens, and a new succulent bowl starting this weekend!

Ruth Circle

Meets on Wednesday, April 18th at 9:30am in the Round Room #4. Contact June at 562/431-5356 with questions.

Mary-Martha Circle

Meets on Wednesday, April 18th at 7pm at 5611 Westminster, in Westminster. Please study pages 101-102. Contact Judy at 562/430.9918 with questions.

Women's Retreat Meeting

Save the date! Monday, April 30th at 7pm in Room #1. Plan to join us!

Women's Spring Luncheon

Our annual Women’s Spring Luncheon will be Saturday, May 5th. The theme this year will be “What is your Focus?” Pick up your ticket this weekend!

Senior Adults

Day Trip to Ramona Pageant

On Thursday, May 5th. bus leaves at 11am, return by 9pm. Cost: $85 which includes a Bar-B-Q meal! Sign up at the Senior Adult table today.

Senior Adult Luncheon

On Wednesday, April 18th at 12pm in Zirbel Hall Mark Carey will share his experiences and mission to South Africa and Zimbabwe. Cost: $5. Sign up at the Senior Adult table.

Opportunities to Serve


Meet at 7pm in the Round Room #4.

April Mission of the Month

Precious Lamb will be celebrating its 10 year birthday! You're invited to the party on Saturday, April 28th, 1-3pm at First Lutheran, 905 Atlantic, Long Beach. The party includes: tours, dessert, balloons and face painting. RSVP to 562/243.1715.

Birth Choice Health Clinic

Please pray for the women Birth Choice is serving who offers an option to abortion and provides testing for pregnancy, STDs, ultrasound, counseling for fathers to be, and a mobile unit. Through prayer and the help of Birth Choice 3,283 babies have been saved from abortion!

Precious Life Shelter

Please join us at our annual “Affair of the Heart” Dinner, Auction & Casino Night on Saturday, April 21st at 7pm at the Eagles Nest Clubhouse, Cypress. Tickets $65 each. Call Martha at 562/431.5025 by April 13th to RSVP.

Save Your Recycling

We continue to collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles for the Quinonez family. We have raised $1150 so far! No glass please. Drop off by the storage bins on Sunday mornings.

Help for Lydia House

Give homeless moms cheer on Mother’s Day! Please bring new toiletries, hair brushes, tooth paste & brushes, etc. and place in the first white bin on the patio in April. We will put the items in backpacks on Friday, May 4th at 11am in the Library. Want to help? Contact Sue at 562/708.7804.

Special Needs Dance

Join us on Friday, April 13th from 7-9:30pm in Zirbel Hall. D.J. Wayne Harrington plays great music! Refreshments to share! Contact Pam at 562/430.8343 with questions.

Study Guide

Download this week's Sermon Based Study Guide for this week's passage, Jonah 1.1-3.

Dig Deeper!

Want to dig into the story of Jonah even more than our weekly Small Group study guide? Check out Tullian Tchividjian's Surprised By Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels.

Surprised By Grace

Westminster Catechism

Question 1: What is the chief end of man?

Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Last Week

Miss the Good Friday gathering? Click here for the audio:

Good Friday Thumbnail

Missed gathering last Sunday? Click here for Jim's message in the Sanctuary:

In That Aha Moment

And here for Curtis' message in The Bridge:

Were Not

Campus Map

Trying to find a room at the church? Let our campus map show you the way.

This Week

What's going on this week? Click onto our calendar to find out!

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