Digital Bulletin Nov 2

Order of Today’s Worship Worship    James Jean Message    Simon Guevara “Going Boldy” (Hebrews 4:14-16) Responding in Worship & Prayer The Prayer Space open for prayer and healing. Online Prayer Requests can be given here   Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions    (Discuss:) How comfortable are you asking for help from others?             What kinds of…

The Role of Women in the Church

Here are notes from our recent Know It Night:   The Role of Women in the Church The purpose of Know It Night is to provide a place for open conversations about faith’s more challenging issues. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. [1 Corinthians 12:1]   (Discussion:) What…

Abound in Hope

My first career was in broadcast news, where I served a creative services producer. My core task to was help present and promote the news to be as compelling as possible. I was responsible to “make” as many people as I could feel like they must watch the news.  So I’m well aware of the ins…

Elevator Speech

In marketing, they say you should always have ready your elevator speech. That’s the short compelling description of what your vision is so when asked, you’re ready to give a credible answer. Even though (or maybe because) my first career was in marketing, I don’t love feeling like making buy viagra a sales pitch about…

The Word becomes toxic

I’ve gotten (back) into biking again.  I’ve had 3 distinct seasons in my life where I really enjoyed biking. Once when I was in 21, living in suburban New York City. I had a mountain bike that was my primary mode of transportation. On my days off, I’d hop on and ride out as far…

5 Things I Learned While Being off Social Media

Last week, without any fanfare or farewell, I took a short break from all Social Networking. This is what I found out: 1. I became aware of how much time I spend socially networking. When I wake up in the mornings, I usually grab for my phone and sort through my notifications. I’ll swipe off…

Digital Bulletin Sunday Sept 7

Welcome Order of Today’s Worship Worship    Gaius & Andrea Cameron Message    Simon Guevara “The Story of Purpose” Responding in Worship Prayer is available for everyone in the Prayer Space at the back of the Sanctuary   Sermon Notes and Discussion Questions  God’s Story reveals our: IDENTITY (Who we are) MEANING (What is our value)…

Why Serve?

Of course, I’ll never forget the night that I gave my life to Christ… It was August 21st, 1998 at 9:22pm.  Another layer of interest about that time was that it was within 24 hours that I was serving at church. This immediate immersion into the life of the church, I think was vital in…

Semi-Annual Celebration (PICS!)

On Sunday, August 24th, Restoration members and friends gathered for our Semi-Annual Celebration The Semi-Annual Celebration includes our ministry reports and budget update… and afterwards, many gathered at Avery Ranch pool for a party sponsored by our Men’s Ministry! See more of the pics here. I think it is vital that the church be a…

Lies, Lies, Lies… Yeah

How often would you say that you tell a lie? Daily? Once a week? Often. NEVER. Okay, now tell the truth. This Sunday (August 31st), we’ll share “The Truth About Lying.” Where do they come from? What draws them out of us? When are they appropriate? Guest Jayne Gaddy (who serves on Restoration’s leadership team)…