This Week’s Message – “A Simple Song for a Complex Life

by Guest Speaker Josh Squires

Life this side of The Fall is tough. What do we do when we have seasons of fear, hurt, anger, and sadness? This small psalm scratched out with haste by a king in crisis helps us to understand how to handle the difficulties of the believing life. And ultimately, where to find our joy.

About our guest speaker: Josh Squires is the Minister of Counseling for First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC where he has served for nearly a decade. He holds degrees in Psychology (B.S.), Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling (M.A.), Divinity (M.Div.), and is currently working on a PhD in Biblical Counseling. Josh is a regular contributor for John Piper’s Desiring God as well as The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife Melanie have been married for more than 20 years and they have 5 children.

Scripture Focus: Psalm 56

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Fall Family Fun

In place of our traditional Family Fun Night, we are teaming up with Los Altos Christian Schools to combine our fall events into one amazing, FREE night. Join us on Fri., Oct. 27, 6:00-8:30pm on our campus for food trucks, trick-car-treating, a petting zoo, a cake walk, and much more! << Click here for details! >>

Bridges Town Hall — October 29

Our Bridges leadership has created three position papers on the subjects of Justice, Life in the Womb, and Marriage & Human Sexuality. These can all be found under the “Truth Matters” tab HERE on our website. On Sun., Oct. 29, at 6:30pm in our Worship Center, our leadership will be available to respond to any questions you may have. You are encouraged to send your questions in advance to

Reasons to Believe Zoom Event— October 13

You are invited to our Reasons to Believe San Jose chapter event on Fri., Oct. 13, at 7:00pm on Zoom. Using J. Warner Wallace’s book Person of Interest, Ray Usell will show the tremendous impact Jesus has had on all cultures and religions for over two millennia. For the Zoom link, contact Kirby Hansen: (650) 917-9107 or

Compassion Sunday — November 5

Bridges has invited Keivan Tehrani, Global Compassion Pastor at Westgate Church in San Jose, as our Compassion Sunday guest speaker. Keivan will challenge us to serve our community and walk in God’s love and compassion every day. After the worship service, join us for lunch as Keivan discusses his ministry to Afghan refugees in the Bay Area. Click HERE for details and to RSVP.

Sign Up for a ManGroup!

We’re grateful for a fantastic ManDay this year, and all men are now invited to join small groups focused around tennis/pickleball, movie nights, apologetics discussion, trivia nights, Foodie Chaps, hiking, golf, and disc golf. << Click here for info about ManGroups. >

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Help Make Fall Family Fun a Success

There are lots of ways you can volunteer to help make Fall Family Fun a great night for our community. Click HERE to view and sign up for our many opportunities on the day of the event (Oct. 27). We also need lots of candy! Donate individually wrapped treats by leaving them in any of the marked buckets around campus between now and Oct. 27.

Help Feed Dinner to Local Homeless

Join MUCH Hope as they serve local homeless at Sunnyvale Homefirst shelter by providing monthly dinners. Guest numbers at the shelter have increased greatly to 150 people, so lots of help is needed whether it’s for 30 minutes or 2 hours! Click HERE to volunteer to drop off supplies at Bridges, or help cook in the Bridges kitchen on a designated Sunday between 12:30 and 2:00pm. For questions, contact

Baja Mission Trip 2024

Join us in Baja, Mexico, as we work with Baja Christian Ministries again on MLK Weekend, Jan. 11-15, 2024. We will be building a home for a needy family currently living in inadequate housing conditions, and conducting outreach activities in order to share God’s love with children and families. << Click here to learn more. >>

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. >>