Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Time

Summer is finally here! There is a ton going on as we seek to continually live out our commission of - Connecting with God, each other, and the world. With so much on the calendar, we’ll be doing all we can to keep you informed as to what’s coming up. If you’re ever wondering, or having a hard time remembering, the church website is always a great place to get the information you need. The web address is:

Here are a couple of things I wanted to highlight:

  • First of all, home fellowships are on break for the summer, and Wednesday nights will be starting this next week, July 2nd, at the church. Things kick off at 5:30 with a BBQ, and we’ll be serving food right up till 6:45, getting the study started at 7pm. The study this summer is entitled “Learning To Breath”. Just as Breathing is vital to our physical life, it is also vital to our spiritual life… come and learn the disciplines of spiritual “breathing” as found in Gods word.
  • Second… Tatum and I often walk around the Irvine Spectrum and are heart-broken to see so many lives, which are lost, without the Gospel. Our hearts have constantly been challenged to reach into what has become somewhat of the “community hub” at the spectrum. This summer, we’re going to do something about it, and would love to challenge the body to join us. On Thursday nights (starting July 3rd) we’ll be meeting together in attempt to reach out. Some of the group will gather together to pray (like we always have on Sunday nights), while the other part of the group will head out into the Spectrum to strike up conversation, share the gospel, and invite people out to Church. We would love to have as many as possible join us; the more we have, the more we can get done. We’ll be meeting behind the Irvine Spectrum Ferris Wheel at 6:30. Childcare will be provided at the church. There’s a couple of Thursdays where other stuff is going on so make sure to check the calendar.
  • Thirdly...On one of those Thursdays is the Harvest Crusade Impact Class. The Harvest Crusades are right around the corner, and so is our opportunity to get involved. In the past we’ve been involved in the Crusade’s in many different ways, and are really looking forward to stepping it up this year. Kingsfield will be hosting an Impact Class here at the church on July 24th to train follow-up volunteers in the Orange County region. This class will provide the perfect opportunity for our church to get trained to help those who will dedicate their lives to the Lord during the crusade. This class will certify you to do “on the field” counseling for new believers after Pastor Greg gives the invitation. Make sure to put the dates on your calendar - July 24th is the training and August 15th-17th is the crusade. After the training you can serve at one, or all of the nights… for more info visit
  • Last but not least, Vacation Bible School will be July 28th – August 1st. I personally look forward to this outreach every year as we always see many kids encouraged in their faith, and many others commit their lives to the Lord for the first time. Brenda has an amazing week planned for the kids, so lets do our part and get the kids there. Sign up your own kids and/or drag some out from your neighborhood. Tatum and I have offered to buss some kids down from our neighborhood in RSM, and have had some great response from the parents. Also, make sure to keep that week in prayer.

God is so good to us, and I love what He’s doing in our midst. Keep your eyes on Him…

Serving Him Together,

Chris Norman

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