THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Top Ten Verses Everyone Needs to Know: “All Scripture Is God-Breathed”
The Bible is an extraordinary book that has the power to change our lives. Most Christians know that the Bible is important. But why is it important? Where did it come from? What is its purpose? Why should we believe what it says? And how does someone with little or no knowledge of the Bible begin to read and understand it? Join us this week as Pastor Jeff continues our summer teaching series The Top Ten Verses Everyone Needs To Know with a positive, practical message on “All Scripture Is God Breathed: What the Bible Is and Does, and How to Read and Understand It” based on 2 Timothy 3.16-17. More good news from StoneBridge Community Church.
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
ALPHA - New Session begins Thursday, August 24th
Alpha is a 10-week opportunity to explore the validity and relevance of the Christian faith for our lives today. It’s a practical introduction to the basics of Christianity with opportunity for questions and discussion. The style of Alpha is informal, friendly, and non-pressured. Dinner and childcare is provided. Visit the Ministry Table on the patio after worship service or call Mark and Nancy Gupton at 584-2762 for more information or to sign up.
StoneBridge Photo Directory
We have partnered with Lifetouch to help us create a new Photo Directory! Dates for photography sessions are September 25-30. Be sure and sign up early to get the appointment time that best suits you and your family. You can sign up this weekend at a Ministry Table after service or click here to sign up for your photography session online. There is no charge and you will be given the opportunity to purchase pictures during your session. You will also receive a free 8x10 photo and a copy of the Photo Directory.
Looking for a Growth Group?
At StoneBridge, we believe that being in authentic relationships with believers causes one to grow deeper in faith and helps bring about personal well being. StoneBridge growth groups are the ideal place to get connected, be encouraged, encourage others, and explore biblical truth. Take the next step by calling the church office at 526-5475.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Haiti Mission Trip
Mission trip applications are due this Sunday, August 20th. You can drop off at the church office or send an email to Pastor Jonathan.
Samaritan Center Dinner - Wednesday, August 23rd
We welcome volunteers to assist StoneBridge as we provide dinner to the less fortunate in our community the fourth Wednesday of every month. Opportunities are available to provide food and serve/clean up. Dinner is served from 5:00 – 6:00pm. If you are unavailable on the 23rd, dishes can be made in advance and dropped off. You can also contribute by dropping off gift cards for Smart & Final at the church office. If you are interested please contact Scott Regier at 805-587-3821 (cell), 805-583-3984 (home), or send him an email.
Local Missions Save the Dates
Local Missions Opportunity Fair: September 16 & 17
Ashlee Manor Serve Day: October 14
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CARE AND RECOVERY
Did you know we have a Christian-based recovery program at StoneBridge?
Thursday nights @ 7:00pm in Room #101
StoneBridge Christian Recovery is based on the 12-Steps and the Bible. Weekly Thursday night meetings rotate between step studies and open share. You’re invited to join a confidential, caring community of people – just like you – who are committed to your welfare and the welfare of others.
StoneBridge Christian Recovery is not just a Thursday night meeting but also a network of people who have experienced the power of Christ’s healing and want to help you on your journey to wellness. Honoring your confidentiality, the StoneBridge Christian Recovery network wants to come along side you in your time of need, introduce you to a circle of believers with similar struggles, and connect you not only to StoneBridge Christian Recovery, but to the other great recovery programs in our community. Your first step is to call the church office at 526-5475.
Support Group Experience Wanted
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." (2 Corinthians 1.3-4) StoneBridge Christian Recovery is in a season of discernment about the possibility of expanding our church's recovery ministry. Honoring your anonymity, if you have experience with CODA, Al-Anon, or similar groups, Pastor Jonathan would like to hear from you. Please call him at the church office (526-5475) or send him an email.
Do you know someone experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or going through a tough time? Maybe you, or someone you know, is grieving the death of a loved one, is recently separated or in the process of a divorce, has become homebound, unemployed, or needs to work through the implications of a troubling medical diagnosis. God never intended for us to go through these challenges alone. That’s why God put us in a church family—and why we have Stephen Ministry.
If you know of someone who is struggling, perhaps they would benefit from the extra support of a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers are StoneBridge members who have received 50 hours of caregiving training, and are available to meet with you—privately and confidentially—on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, support, and remind you of Christ’s presence in your life. To find out more about Stephen Ministry, or to request a Stephen Minister for yourself, please contact Martha Siditsky at 581-5332, or Mary Pratt at 581-4814.