• 3-2-1- EASTER!

    Matthew 28:6 "He is not here, for he has risen, as he said." Ready or not, Easter is upon us in full swing. I encourage you to make some time every day this week prayerfully consider the implications of the resurrection in your life.

    4 Things About Easter

    1. Invite/Bring friends. It may change their eternity.
    2. Park off-site Sunday morning (info below).
    3. Good Friday is @ Chain (info below as well).
    4. Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday - Bring friends with kids (info below).

    LASTLY... let's all pray for a harvest!

    In Luke 10:2 Jesus said "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." YOU are Jesus' laborer!


    City Church is doing Easter OFF SITE (NOT AT CHAIN) Read...

    It's a very exciting time at City Church where there seems to be less and less empty seats every week (a great problem). Having said that, we want to make sure that there is room for you to bring a friend to Easter. So we have decided to have Easter services off-site this year. Another church has very graciously agreed to let us do a "joint" service on their campus and it's bound to be a great time!

    However, Good Friday will be at Chain Reaction. 


    Easter Egg Hunt THIS Saturday 10AM at Walnut Grove Park

    For the last two years City Church has been hosting an Easter Egg hunt. It's a great chance to reach out to friends with kids who would never darken the door of a church.



    This Saturday April 19th @ 10AM. COME EARLY!



    Walnut Grove Park - 905 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim



    Come enjoy it with your kids/grandkids and bring other folks you know with kids too!



    GOT QUESTIONS OR WANT TO HELP? Email alyson@lovehopecity.com and she'll help you out. 

     


  • Superwoman Success Conference - A Women's Event

    CITY CHURCH LADIES...

    We have a special event just for you! This women's event is a great opportunity to invite your mom, mother-in-law, sister, girlfriend, neighbor, or co-worker. Together you will leave connected and encouraged! The theme is...

    SUPERWOMAN - DOES YOUR WORLD HAVE SUPERWOMAN EXPECTATIONS OF YOU?

    Learn how to achieve more in less time to fulfill roles placed upon you. Marcia Ramsland, the Organizing Pro, shares organizing strategies with practical tips, encouragement, and humor to simplify your busy life. Managing your time is the key to accomplishing the Superwoman roles you are expected to fill. As Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "There is a time for everything." This is your time!

    Here are some of the activities we will be doing - BRUNCH, BOOK EXCHANGE, CRAFT, SHOPPING, INSPIRATIONAL TALK, and chances to make NEW FRIENDS while deepening old ones.

    WHEN IS IT? Saturday May 3rd from 10:30am-1:30pm. Registration starts at 10am.

    WHERE IS IT? We will be having this event in the "Fellowship Hall" of Portico Church in Anaheim located at 701 W. Broadway, Anaheim CA 92805.

    WHO IS SPEAKING?

    GREAT Question! Our speaker will be Marcia Ramsland. She is known as the "Organizing Pro" and is an entertaining speaker, author, and nationally recognized media guest. She has appeared in "Better Homes and Gardens," "Woman's Day," "Real Simple Magazine," "The Wall Street Journal," and Martha Steward Radio. Hundreds of clients and audiences from New York to California agree with her belief that anyone can become more organized with new ideas - even YOU! Visit organizingpro.com for more information about her.

    COST - $15 Before Sunday April 27. $20 After 1PM. Make checks out to City Church.
    Mailing Address: PO BOX 587, Anaheim CA 92815-0587.

    *No Childcare Available - We want you to be able to come and simply enjoy it.

    Download the flier HERE.

    P.S. The shopping is for a good cause. 20% of the purchases made that day from Cookie Lee Jewelry will go to build homes in Mexico.

    P.P.S. Bring a used book from your library to get a book.

  • 3 Things To Pray Easter Week

    Easter week of 2014 is officially here. Even though it feels like just yesterday to me that we were celebrating Christmas, Holy Week is upon us! We call it "Holy Week" because something should be different about our focus this week. In Jesus' life something was radically different this week. Let me ask you...

    What are you hoping is different about your focus this week?

    Let me suggest three things to focus your prayer for this week.

    1. Pray for our staff/volunteers who are working/preparing.

    As pumped up as we are about all that God is going to do, the fact is our calendars will be quite full this week. Even though it is good stuff, it is still a load to carry. Pray that we can cast our cares on Jesus and love everyone we come into contact with.

    2. Pray for open doors to invite your friends to church.

    In a great blog that I highly recommend you read, Pastor Perry Noble cited a statistic that said "25% of people who do not regularly attend church said they would go to church if someone would ask them." That means 1/4 of your friends and family members are open to coming. I would imagine that statistic would be significantly higher when the Easter Holiday is factored in. Guys, let's all accept it - God wants to use YOU in your friends' lives! You are God's "Plan A" to reach your friends for Christ and there is no "Plan B." So pray for open doors and then make an intentional in-road into their life somehow.

    3. Pray your friend/family member receives Christ (or re-discovers Christ).

    Why not specifically ask God to change someone's eternity? There is nothing more powerful than when we pray the will of God into someone's life. Simply put - someone accepting Christ could not be more within God's will. I wholeheartedly believe that God has a big plan for Easter Sunday to save some souls. I also believe God might get some believers who have stopped going to church to start coming again. So let's pray it happens!

    I leave you with the words of Jesus from Luke 10:2 "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

    YOU are the laborer Jesus is sending! WHO IS WITH ME?!?

    P.S. All the info for our Easter services can be found here if you need it to send to someone.

  • The Most Important Task Before Easter

    This upcoming Sunday is "Palm Sunday" - when the church celebrates Christ riding into the city of Jerusalem on the back of a donkey (read all the gospel accounts here). As we head into Easter week...

    The most important task is to prepare your heart.


    Don't get me wrong, we have a lot of tasks to get done (like bringing "pre-filled" Easter eggs this Sunday as a suggestion). However, our top priority should be to make some space each day on our calendars to prepare our hearts for Easter. If we do all the tasks and forget that part... we missed it.

    The crowds of Palm Sunday got so caught up in the celebration that they missed Jesus.

    The same crowds that shouted "Hosanna - Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!" became the same crowds that shouted "Crucify Him!" by the end of the week. It's so easy to get caught up in a celebration and miss Jesus in the process. Take MAKE some time to prepare your heart for Easter.


    City Church is doing Easter OFF SITE (NOT AT CHAIN) Read...

     

    It's a very exciting time at City Church where there seems to be less and less empty seats every week (a great problem). Having said that, we want to make sure that there is room for you to bring a friend to Easter. So we have decided to have Easter services off-site this year. Another church has very graciously agreed to let us do a "joint" service on their campus and it's bound to be a great time!

    However, Good Friday will be at Chain Reaction. 



    Easter Egg Hunt - BRING EGGS/CANDY THIS SUNDAY

    For the last two years City Church has been hosting an Easter Egg hunt. It's a great chance to reach out to friends with kids who would never darken the door of a church. We're doing it again!

    The info

    Saturday April 19th @ 10am
    Walnut Grove Park - 905 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

    We are distributing almost 20 thousand fliers!

    Having said that, marketing response rates are quite low; so we don't expect nearly that many - but who knows what God could do? This is where we ask...

    Could you bring some eggs/candy?

    It would be awesome if you could go to the store, buy as many as you feel the Lord leads, PRE-PACK THEM, and bring them Sunday.

    We realize it could just be "one more thing" but it is a tangible way all of us can reach out to our community. It's all part of our vision to help people find Christ in life's __________.

    GOT QUESTIONS OR WANT TO HELP? Email alyson@lovehopecity.com and she'll help you out. 


  • Who are you praying for today?

    Easter is right around the corner. If there were ever a time to pray for our friends who are not walking with Christ, it's now. We ended both services last Sunday by placing names on sticky notes of people we are praying to meet Christ by Easter. So...

    Who are you praying for today?

    Our staff is praying for all the names you stuck on the cross. We are also praying for you to have the courage to reach out. In Matthew 9:37, Jesus said...

    "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

    You are God's laborer - the field is your life.

    What if you took today to believe/ask/pray that God wanted to use you to reap a harvest in someone's life by Easter?

    City Church is doing Easter OFF SITE (NOT AT CHAIN) Read...

    It's a very exciting time at City Church where there seems to be less and less empty seats every week (a great problem). Having said that, we want to make sure that there is room for you to bring a friend to Easter. So we have decided to have Easter services off-site this year. Another church has very graciously agreed to let us do a "joint" service on their campus and it's bound to be a great time!

    However, Good Friday will be at Chain Reaction. 


    Easter Egg Hunt - WOULD YOU BRING SOME EGGS/CANDY?

    For the last two years City Church has been hosting an Easter Egg hunt. It's a great chance to reach out to friends with kids who would never darken the door of a church. We're doing it again!

    The info

    Saturday April 19th @ 10am
    Walnut Grove Park - 905 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

    We are distributing almost 20 thousand fliers!

    Having said that, marketing response rates are quite low; so we don't expect nearly that many - but who knows what God could do? This is where we ask...

    Could you bring some eggs/candy?

    We will collect eggs and candy at both services the next two weeks. It would be awesome if you could go to the store, buy as many as you feel the Lord leads, PRE-PACK THEM, and bring them Sunday.

    We realize it could just be "one more thing" but it is a tangible way all of us can reach out to our community. It's all part of our vision to help people find Christ in life's __________.


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