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This Week’s Message – “Set Free

by Dave Kellejian

This summer, we’re hearing from our elders and various staff about how God has worked in their lives in similar ways to how He worked in the lives of people throughout biblical history. This week, we’ll hear how the faith story of Dave Kellejian, our Director of Student Ministries, intersects with that of a man in Mark 5 who had a life-changing encounter with Jesus, and whose story has far greater implications for our own lives today than most of us realize.

Scripture Focus: Mark 5:1-20

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Anew — July 27

All singles and single again over age 35 are invited to our monthly fellowship. Through workshops, presentations, and discussions, we hope to share healthy relationship principles as singles and single households, and build a safe place for support and growth. << Click here to learn more about Anew. >>

Beach Worship Service August 4

Join us at our annual Beach Worship Service on Sun., August 4, at Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz! Come for worship at 11:00am, bring lunch, and stay for the afternoon. All are welcome! If you need a ride, or you have extra space in your car to offer a ride, let us know by emailing liliya@bridges.church. Note: there will be no service at Bridges the morning of August 4.

Lunch with a Mission — August 11

Our next Lunch with a Mission will be on Sun., Aug. 11, after church in the Bridges Family Center. Join us for lunch and to hear from our mission partners Aaron & Rachel Vorbau, who serve in Southeast Asia. Please RSVP HERE to let us know you are coming and to request childcare if needed. For questions, contact Kathy Spillar: kathy@bridges.church.

ManDay August 17

All men are invited to our annual ManDay on Sat., Aug. 17! We’ll start at Bridges at 8:30am for breakfast and guest speaker Bobby Evans, former Vice President of Player Operations and General Manager of the Giants. Afterward, join a one-time activity such as golf, target shooting, hiking, or pickleball. << Click here to register! >>

LACS Hiring & Enrichment Program for Homeschoolers

LACS has a part-time teacher aide position (8-16 hours p/w) starting in the fall of 2024-2025. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact Lizette: lizette.hibbert@lacs.com. << Click here for more info. >>

LACS offers an Enrichment Program for Homeschoolers. << Click here for more info. >>

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Deaconesses and Deacons in Need of Volunteers

Bridges’ Deaconess and Deacon Boards are recruiting volunteers to join in the important mission of hearing the word and doing what it says (James 1:22) along with the combined need for faith and action (James 2:16). Our Deaconesses continually support the Bridges family in ways both seen and behind the scenes, and we hope to grow the Deacon Board to similarly serve and also partner with the Deaconesses on joint projects. Have you been looking for ways to serve with other dedicated people? Whether you’d like to send an encouraging note, visit someone in the hospital, give a ride, or something else that excites you, only sign up when you are available and in areas where you want to contribute. For details, contact Board Chairs Sujana Panthulu (sujana.panthulu@gmail.com) or Tom Hansen (twhansen@yahoo.com).

Family Ministry Volunteers Needed

There is always room for you to serve in the Children’s Ministry. Please consider joining the team of people pouring into the children of Bridges in our nursery, preschool, and elementary classes. For more info, contact one of our ministry leaders below:

   Nursery – Liliya Gor (liliya@bridges.church)
   Preschool – Kathy Spillar (kathy@brides.church)
   Elementary – Alba Kellejian (alba@bridges.church)

Serve at Bridges

We’d love for each person to find a place to use their God-given gifts within our Bridges family. Prayerfully consider how God would like you to serve, and then fill out our online form. Thank you for helping build our church! << Click here to fill out the form. >>