Pastor’s Update

Dear friend of Pine Mountain Christian Community Church,
I have often wondered how I would fare if I was on trial for my faith. Would I completely chicken out and deny Christ? I would hope not. Would my mind go blank and I be left standing speechless?  Would I be so intimidated that I would just sputter nonsense? Or would I be confident, and see my trial as a great opportunity to tell others about Christ, with no concern for my life? That’s what we see in the Apostle Paul, and it is certainly encouraging to see that in such a situation, God is at work to accomplish His purpose. Although we may never be on trial for our faith, it is certainly true that a faith that is tested is a faith that endures. That’s great to remember when our faith is tested through the daily struggles of life. As we learn from God’s Word this Sunday, October 20th, we will see that the Apostle Paul did well because he was in the habit of serving God – and his desire to serve God carried him through the struggle.
* ATTENTION ALL MEN! This Saturday, October 19th, is Men’s Breakfast. Come join us at 8 a.m. in the Activities Center for a great breakfast and great time of fellowship as we open God’s Word.
* ATTENTION EVERYONE! This Sunday, October 20th, is our monthly All Church Pot Luck at 12 noon after the service. Please plan to bring a main dish and a side dish. Come join us for a relaxing time as we enjoy a meal together and get to know one another better. Jack Mackenzie will be sharing with all of us how he came to know Christ, and I know we will all be encouraged as we hear how God worked in his life.
* This Saturday, October 19, is the annual Fall Yard Sale for The Vine Pregnancy Center. If you have items to donate, just take them to Dave’s Thrift Store in Frazier Park (formerly the Name Your Own Price Thrift Store). Or, you can help by shopping anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and finding something you’d like to take home!
* Would you like to help staff the church table for the Trunk or Treat event here in Pine Mountain Club? Just call Val Oliver at 805-340-1984
* There is a box in the church library for items for Gil Valenzuela to take to veterans in the facility in Fresno. Items such as socks, slippers, movies, games, and books are all welcome. All items must be in the box by Nov 1st.
* This Sunday, October 20th, there will be boxes available for those who wish to participate in Operation Christmas Child! Be sure to pick up a box on the deck after the service. Shoeboxes are due back by Sunday, Nov. 3rd.
* There will be a CPR class on Saturday, October 26th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Activities Center. Must register ahead of time – call Gil Valenzuela at 661-289-1577
* Saturday October 19th at 8:00 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast in the Activities Center
* Sunday October 20th at 9:00 a.m.: Adult Sunday School in the Activities Center
* Sunday October 20th at 9:30 a.m.: All Church Prayer Time in the Sanctuary
* Sunday October 20th at 10:00 a.m.: Church Service: Sermon: “Paul is on Trial”  Acts 22: 30 – 23:11
* Sunday October 20th at 5 p.m.: Youth meeting in the Activities Center
* Wednesday, October 23rd at 10 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in the Activities Center: “The How To’s of the Christian Walk”
* Wednesday, October 23rd at 10: a.m.: Men’s Share and Prayer Time with Pastor Rick in the Library
 * Thursday, October 24th at 11 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study: Topic: “Uninvited” (Living loved when you feel less than loved, or left out and lonely)at 2414 Freeman Dr.
Serving Jesus through the trials,
Pastor Rick



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Sunday Worship Service

9:30am – All Church Prayer

10:00am – One service for youth and adults. Nursery and Children's Church up to 3th grade.

5p.m. ‐ Jr. High meet in Activities Center

Upcoming Events

Tuesday at 3 p.m.: Children's Choir on a break for the summer

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in Activities Center