What's Happening at Bridgeway?

LAST UPDATED 12/18/14

 

We hope that you, your family and friends will join us for our special Christmas Eve service with Pastor Lance.  There are four one-hour services to choose from.  Details below.

Join your Bridgeway family as we celebrate Advent together. The Advent printable packet is now available to download below.

As Pastor Lance said last weekend, thank you so very much for your great response to all of the Holiday Giving opportunities!  So many children and families are being blessed and showered with God's love this Christmas because of your generous hearts! Thank you Bridgeway!

The Drama Ministry's production "Back in Time: A Christmas Variety Show" is this weekend, Friday, December 19 - Sunday, December 21st.  Check out the info below for all of the show times and details!

Looking for a way to volunteer?  Check out the Service Opportunities section at the bottom of this What's Happening at Bridgeway? 

Do you want to know what the update is on our Invest Building Campaign?  We have that for you too.

The details for all of these great happenings are provided in the information below. Plus, we have many more events and a lot more information to share with you. Please take a look so you know What's Happening at Bridgeway! Registration links are included if registration is necessary. 

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year Bridgeway!

  

Pam Erickson

Scheduling Coordinator

 

 

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ADVENT 2014 

Our King is coming. Jesus Christ has come and He is coming again. This is the hope that is celebrated during the Advent season. Advent, from the Latin word meaning “arrival” or “coming” is all about Jesus. It is a time for His Church around the world to remember his first coming as a humble child in Bethlehem as we also eagerly await his second coming in glory.

This is a season of watching and waiting. It is a season for celebrating the faithfulness of our God, who 2000 years ago made good on his promise to send a Savior. It is a time for reflection, for the renewing of our minds, for setting aside the busyness and consumerism that so often overwhelm us during this season so that our souls might be stirred up with affection for our great King.

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Bridgeway is excited to have our families participate with us in Advent this year. In addition to our weekend Advent as a church body during our services, you can also participate at home as an individual or a family.

CLICK HERE  to download the 2014 Advent PDF packet.

Have a wonderful Christmas season, and don't forget to invite your family and friends to join us for Christmas Eve services at Bridgeway on December 24th.

 

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YEAR-END SPECIAL OFFERING

We are thankful for our Bridgeway community and our collective efforts to love others generously. As 2014 comes to a close, you can support additional ministry projects currently on hold with the Year-End Special Offering. To qualify for 2014 tax reporting period, all regular giving and offering donations must be postmarked or given online by midnight, December 31st!

Funds given to Bridgeway's General Fund through the Year-End Special Offering, give us the opportunity to support training and resourcing of key Bridgeway ministries, along with strengthening our reserves as a church family. 

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BACK IN TIME: A CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW
 

This year’s Christmas event, sponsored by the Bridgeway Drama Ministry, will showcase 1940's themed performances looking back on the story of the nativity with impersonations of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Abbott & Costello, the Three Stooges, Lucille Ball and more! 

  • FRIDAY 12.19.14 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm and 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • SATURDAY MATINEE 12.20.14 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • SUNDAY 12.21.14 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm and 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Performances are FREE
  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Held in On-Site Rocklin

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CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES  

Join us in the Worship Center for a special family-friendly Christmas Eve service with Pastor Lance. Four one-hour services to choose from. Hot cocoa will be served. 

  • WEDNESDAY  12.24.14 @ 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm & 5:30pm
  • Kidsway is available for Nursery - PreSchool aged children. 
  • No Fuel (Sr High) or Edge (Jr High) services (students attend main service).  

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CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED DURING CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S

The Bridgeway Church Office will be closed during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's (December 25th – January 5th). The Office will re-open on Tuesday, January 6th. Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year!

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HUME LAKE SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN 

Students ages 8-18 are encouraged to come to Hume Lake Summer Camp with Kidsway, Edge & Fuel staff! Hume has three age appropriate camps, determined by the grade your child will enter for the 2015-2016 school year. Hume Lake spots are on a first come - first served basis. Spots fill up quickly for each camp!  

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KIDSWAY CHILDCARE WORKERS NEEDED

Kidsway is now accepting applications for paid positions for their During the Week Childcare program (February - May). We are looking for people who have a passion for working and loving on kids!

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JOURNEYS MOVIE NIGHT 

Journeys Singles (age 30-49) invites you to come hang out with other singles at Bridgeway. Enjoy a Christmas movie and holiday treats. Bring a dessert to share! 

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FUEL'S WINTER CAMP 

Fuel HSM is mixing it up this year and going on our own Winter Retreat! All high school students are invited to start their 2015 by going up the hill to hear an encouraging and striking message entitled "Dormant". Come spend some time making new friends and hanging out in the snow!!

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COMMUNITY PRAYER GATHERING 

Join an inter-denominational and non-partisan gathering of people from a variety of local churches who meet on the first Saturday of every month to pray for our country, our leaders, our pastors and our churches. The location rotates between participating churches. All are welcome!

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BABY DEDICATION REGISTRATION  

Our next Baby Dedication Special Service is coming up on Sunday, February 22nd at 2:00pm in the Worship Center. Registration will open on JANUARY 3RD if you would like to have your child dedicated. 

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JOURNEYS SINGLES MINISTRY IS MOVING TO TUESDAY EVENINGS 

Bridgeway's singles ministry (ages 30 to 49) is moving to Tuesday evenings beginning January 6th! Journeys will no longer meet on Sunday evenings beginning in January. 

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MONTHLY PRAYER GATHERING 

Come pray for Bridgeway’s church community, pastors, staff and ministries at our monthly (first Tuesday of each month) prayer gathering. New people are welcome and encouraged to join us!

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PRISON MINISTRY SUPPORT GROUP 

Monthly Family Support Group meeting for those with a loved one in the correctional system. Receive prayer, encouragement, emotional and moral support.

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WOMEN'S COFFEE & CHOCOLATE

Come join your Bridgeway Women's Ministry Leadership Team for Coffee and Chocolate. This is a great way to connect with the women of Bridgeway and find out everything you want to know about Women's Ministry. You will have the opportunity to meet the leaders of the individual ministries as well as check out the study materials for Spring Bible studies and classes. This event is for all women whether you are new or have been attending Bridgeway for years.

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SPRING LAUNCH - CLASSES AT BRIDGEWAY

Registration for all of our Spring semester Bible studies, classes and Mom2Mom begins Saturday, January 10th! More info and details coming at the beginning of January. 

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DEFENDING THE CAUSE - ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY MEETING 

Come join a community that can support and understand your needs as a foster or adoptive parent. We'll be meeting the 2nd Sunday of each month discuss parenting and adoption concepts plus allow you to connect with other Bridgeway adoptive families. 

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BRIDGEBUILDERS WINTER POTLUCK 

WE'RE TELLING STORIES at the BridgeBuilders (age 50+) Winter Potluck. Come to hear some fun, intriguing and exciting stories from childhood days of some of our group's members, as well as the opportunity to get to know one of our staff members. 

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COOKING CLUB 

Please join us for a fun-filled time of cooking and fellowship as we prepare freezer meals for the Meal Ministry.  

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HAVEN CREATIVE WORSHIP MINISTRY: STAND-UP STORYTELLING

Please join Haven Creative Worship Ministry for “Stand-up Storytelling”. Guest storyteller, Lori Gallian, shares about meeting Jesus on the street. Share your own story with us. Children age 13+ are welcome with a parent. Food, drinks and music provided but you are welcome to bring something to share. 

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NIGHT OF PREPARATION FOR THE MLK CAPITOL MARCH

Please join others from the Sacramento region in a night of preparation for the MLK Capitol March. Guest speakers include Francis Chan and Pastor Lance.  

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MLK CAPITOL MARCH -- MARCHING TO IMPACT THE FUTURE

Join Pastor Lance and others from your Bridgeway family at the 34th Annual Capitol March for the Dream! This FREE event is a six mile "Marade" (March and parade), which winds through some of Sacramento's most historic neighborhoods. The March begins at Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College, travels past the west steps of the State Capitol and ends at the Sacramento Convention Center.
This event honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and dramatizes the issues that can impact our future. Join us for a day of civic engagement, reflection and fun. 
 

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NEWCOMERS DESSERT

If you are new to Bridgeway we'd love to have you join the pastors, staff, elders and ministry leaders in the Hub Chapel for a fun evening of meeting others, learning more about Bridgeway and eating yummy desserts. Event is free (including childcare) but please RSVP

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CREATIVE PRAYER WORKSHOP

The Bridgeway Prayer Ministry is excited to welcome special guest speaker, Adena Hodges, to facilitate a time of experiencing prayer in fresh and creative ways. Adena is the co-founder of the regional “Intercessor's Workshop”, author of the blog www.1000WaysToPray.com, and a prayer leader at The Rock of Roseville.
We welcome both those who are new to prayer and those who are seasoned intercessors to join us for a morning to learn, grow, pray and have fun together. 

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LADIES IF:GATHERING

Ladies, you're invited to the second annual "IF:Gathering". It's a fresh, deep, honest space for a new generation of women to wrestle with the essential question: IF God is real… THEN what? This 2-day gathering brings women together from around the world and helps figure out how to live out the calling God has placed on our lives. This gathering is open to the public, so feel free to invite the ladies in your life!

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ISRAEL TOUR 2015 

Interested in seeing the Bible come alive as you go where Moses and Jesus walked, worked and taught? Consider joining some of our Bridgeway Pastors in touring Israel in September 2015!  

 

  

 

USHERS & GREETERS NEEDED FOR WEEKEND SERVICES!   

Do you enjoy making people feel welcome here at Bridgeway? Then we need you! There is an immediate need for ushers and greeters for our weekend services.   

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CAMPUS GUIDES NEEDED FOR WEEKEND SERVICES!   

During weekend services, Campus Guides are stationed around our campus to provide personal direction and assistance to members and guests who are searching for specific locations. The guides walk people to the desired location.    

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MEALS MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for the Meals Ministry, which provides meals for members of our Bridgeway family who are in need. 

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FOOD CLOSET DONATIONS ARE NEEDED!

The Food Closet is losing some of its weekly sources for food. Donations from our congregation would be greatly appreciated! 
  • Non-perishable items (with a long shelf-life) can be dropped off in the bin in the Soul Care office during Soul Care hours.
  • Bring perishables to the Community Hall on Thursday mornings before noon.

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MEN’S CLOTHING DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS MINISTRY

Bridgeway’s homeless ministry (Alongside) is in need of gently used men’s clothing. 
  • Shoes, socks & underwear are needed most
  • Donations can be left at the Soul Care office (located in the Main Building).
  • For more information, contact David Heitzler or Ana Grice on The City or call the Soul Care office at 916-626-3017.

 

 

 

INVEST BUILDING CAMPAIGN  

FUNDS RAISED TO DATE: $2,220,431

TOTAL COMMITMENT: $4,217,946

Please pray for: 

1. Entitlements: The Traffic Study results were favorable! Thank you God!  The Conditional Use Permit will be up for City approval in January. Pray for City approval.

2. Tenant Search: Marketing has been "word of mouth" so far and the response has been favorable with multiple tours.  Marketing launched nationally on 12/5/14 by Crossroad Ventures Group (Roseville). Pray that God will provide the right tenant or mix of tenants.

3. Financials:  Prayer for financial provision to meet the current needs of the project. In addition, let’s all ask God for a miracle to completely fund the entire project with no debt.

If you would like to donate toward the Invest Building Campaign or increase your gift, there’s still time!

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PASTOR LANCE'S SERIES: BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS - UNDERSTANDING THE SUPERNATURAL
 

If you missed any of Pastor Lance's 7-week series on Biblical Foundations – Understanding the SupernaturalCLICK HERE to download the sessions.

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BRIDGEWAY TO RECOVERY MEN'S CLASS 

Our Bridgeway to Recovery program has a men's class which meets on Monday evenings to help you with your hurts, habits and hang-ups. New people are welcome anytime!  The women's class begins in February.

  • MONDAYS @ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • In Room 10 (Sr High Room)
  • For more info, contact Andrew Jones at 916.342.9727  

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BRIDGEWAY CHAPLAIN TEAM

The Bridgeway Chaplain Team is here to help you! Our chaplains provide on-call support for emergency and crisis situations, such as a death in the family, accident, hospitalization, etc.

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BRIDGEWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH LIBRARY   

Bridgeway’s very own Library offers a wide collection of 2,800 Christian books, videos, and CDs for adults and children.

  • The Library is open before, between, and after all the weekend services (and during the service if volunteers are available).
  • Now open Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm (except 12/24/14 & 12/31/14)
  • All materials are checked out for 3 weeks.
  • The Library is located in the main building, in the hallway between the Lobby and the U - shaped parking lot.
  • For more information, please contact Gloria Abrott on The City 

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