What's Happening at Bridgeway?

LAST UPDATED 1/22/15

 

Hi Bridgeway!    

 

This Sunday, January 25th, is the last day to register for our Spring 2015 semester classes and Bible studies. Registration for childcare (for the classes that occur while childcare is avaiable) also closes this Sunday, January 25th! Don't miss out!  Register now at www.BridgewayLaunch.com

Are you new to Bridgeway? Come join us at the Newcomers Dessert on Friday, January 30th.  See the details below.

Registration to have your child dedicated at our next Baby Dedication is closing Wednesday, February 4th. Registration info is listed below.

Are you looking for a way to volunteer? We have an urgent need for help in our Kidsway program! Find out what's needed in Kidsway and our other ministries in the Service Opportunities section at the bottom of this What's Happening at Bridgeway post. 

We have many events happening here at Bridgeway. The details are provided in the information below. Registration links are included if registration is necessary. Please take a look so you know What's Happening at Bridgeway!  

 

Pam Erickson

 

Scheduling Coordinator

 

 

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SPRING LAUNCH - CLASSES AT BRIDGEWAY

Register now for our Spring 2015 semester classes and Bible studies, including Mom2Mom!

  • CLASS REGISTRATION CLOSES: SUNDAY 1.25.15
  • CHILDCARE REGISTRATION CLOSES:  SUNDAY 1.25.15 (for those classes which occur while childcare is available) 
  • CLICK HERE  to visit the BridgewayLaunch.com website to read all about the classes offered this semester and to register for classes.

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BABY DEDICATION REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 4TH

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

  • REGISTRATION CLOSES:  WEDNESDAY 2.4.15
  • CLICK HERE  to register your child
  • If you wish to dedicate more than one child, please register each child on a separate form.
  • For more information, please call the Church office at (916)408-6560

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WOMEN'S RETREAT REGISTRATION  

Please mark your calendar for the Women’s Spring Retreat at the Mission Springs Conference Grounds in the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains. Christian speaker and author Debbie Kreisher will share a special message entitled "Grace - It's What's for Dinner". 

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HUME LAKE SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION -- Only 25 Fuel (High School) spots left! 

There are only 25 spots left for FUEL students to attend Hume Lake Summer Camp this summer!  (Fuel is for students entering 9th-12th grade for the 2015-2016 school year). The WAGON TRAIN (ages 8-11) and MEADOW RANCH (EDGE students entering 6th-8th grade) groups ARE FULL! 

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JOURNEYS SINGLES MINISTRY NOW MEETING ON TUESDAY EVENINGS 

Bridgeway's singles ministry (ages 30 to 49) is now meeting on Tuesday evenings. Journeys is no longer meet on Sunday evenings. 

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SOUL CARE LIFE COACHING WORKSHOP 

Invest an evening discovering God's priorities at the "Discovering God's Goals for Your New Year” Workshop. Through reflection, discussion and a practical life coaching tool, you’ll have a renewed perspective for 2015.  

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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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BRIDGEBUILDERS MUNCH BUNCH 

The BridgeBuilders (age 50+) invite you to join them for breakfast on the first Monday of each month, at various restaurants. This is a casual opportunity for people to meet and mingle on a regular basis. The location will be announced each month on The City under the BridgeBuilders group. 

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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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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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MILITARY NIGHT OUT
 

Reveille is hosting a Night Out for all Active Duty Military Families. This is an evening of fun, safe, free childcare so you can enjoy cherished time out with your spouse or time alone! Childcare is free but children must be registered by Friday, January 30th. 

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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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ASK PASTOR LANCE 

Join us for an hour of informal Q&A with Pastor Lance after 2nd Service on Saturday and Sunday. 

  • SATURDAY 2.7.15 @ 8:00pm to 9:00pm AND
  • SUNDAY 2.8.15 @ 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • In the Worship Center

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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 to discuss parenting and adoption concepts plus allow you to connect with other Bridgeway adoptive families. 

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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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NEWBIE CHAT

Are you new to Bridgeway? If you’ve been here for 6 months or less, we invite you to come meet our pastors and staff for an hour of informal Q&A.

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RESPITE NIGHT FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES
 

Defending the Cause hosts a FREE night for foster and adoptive parents to enjoy a night out while we watch the kids. Children will enjoy dinner, crafts, and a movie. Make sure to sign up now as we always fill up quickly!

  • FRIDAY 2.20.15 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
  • CLICK HERE  to register your child
  • REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH
  • In the Community Hall
  • To volunteer or for more info, visit the Events page at www.defendingthecause.com
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LIVE SCAN/FINGERPRINTING FOR BRIDGEWAY VOLUNTEERS 
 

If you will be volunteering in a Bridgeway ministry and have not been cleared through the Live Scan electronic fingerprinting process here at Bridgeway, please come to this Live Scan session. 

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BRIDGEBUILDERS CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA BUS TRIP 
 

BridgeBuilders (age 50+), please join us for a lovely bus trip to the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, CA. You'll also have the opportunity to attend a cooking demo for an additional fee (but you must call ahead to reserve your spot at the cooking demo). The trip is in April but we need you to register now to reserve your seat on the bus! 

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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! There are still openings and time to register for this year’s tour of the Holy Land! A trip like this moves you from reading the Bible in black and white to reading it in color.

 

 

  

 

 

KIDSWAY TEACHER AIDES NEEDED!
   

If you have ever thought about joining our Kidsway team, now is the time! We are forced to close Kidsway classrooms, during weekend services, when our team cannot safely support our little ones. You could be the difference in keeping a classroom open! You’ll get trained, plugged in and supported in this “just add water” ministry. All you need to do is show up!   

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COMMUNION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED    

On the first full weekend of each month, we celebrate communion together. As some of you may not know, in order for us all to break bread together each month, it takes many hands of preparation. We are currently looking for people to serve once a month, for one service to help prep communion. We especially need volunteers for our Saturday services.   

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR "THE GATHERING INN"   

On the 3rd Monday of each month, Bridgeway hosts "The Gathering Inn" homeless ministry in the Community Hall. Volunteers are needed to help in the following areas:   

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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: $2,383,419

TOTAL COMMITMENT: $4,217,946

Please pray for:

  • God’s favor with the City Approvals
  • An outpouring of financial provision
  • The right tenant to lease the excess space
  • God to bless the land and the buildings

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).
  • Open Wednesday evenings from 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
  • 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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