This Week’s Message – “Do You Still Not Understand?”

by Pastor Steve Durand

Repetition can be a really effective teacher because sometimes, frankly, we don’t “get it” the first time (or sometimes even the second or third time). In fact, it may not be until, say, the tenth or eleventh time that a valuable lesson begins to sink in for us. And if you’ve ever experienced that, take heart! You’re in good company, because the same could be said of Jesus’ own disciples. In reality, we all have a shared collective need for divine intervention in order for us to truly begin to see and to “get it” when it comes to understanding who Jesus really is, what he came to do, and what that means for all of us. 

Scripture Focus: Mark 8:1-26

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Sports & More Camp Begins in Less Than 2 Weeks!

Our annual Sports & More Camp is coming up June 19-23, 2:00-5:15pm each day! We will host separate tracks for ages 6-12 (going into 1st grade in the fall through outgoing 5th graders) in basketball, table tennis, science, and “makers” — a combo of art and woodworking. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

No First Fridays This Summer

We will not be meeting on the first Friday of the month during summer so we can focus on special summer Sunday gatherings. We are prayerfully considering what our intergenerational meeting will look like this fall. Please join us in praying for guidance and keep an eye out for next month’s summer Sunday event.

Summer Senior Club

Seniors (age 60 and up or anyone who considers themself a senior!) are invited to join this year’s Summer Senior Club on the theme “renewal.” This 10-week program is conducted between June and August for seniors from churches. You will receive a workbook of activities, and get two calls per week to join group activities with others from Bridges. For more info, click HERE. If you’re interested in participating, please notify Sujana Panthulu ( and Julie Cheng will then call you to proceed with registration. The cost is $30 per participant.

In Just One Little Verse—Translator Workshop

Are you curious about how Bible translators approach understanding the Bible and translating it in another language? Join Jon and Christy, members of Wycliffe Bible Translators and BCC-supported mission partners, as they walk through this process. Come to a lunch workshop following the worship service on Sun., July 9, upstairs in the Family Center. Please RSVP HERE to let us know you are coming and to request childcare if needed. For questions, contact Kathy Spillar at

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Short-Term Mission Trip to São Paulo, Brazil

Volunteer to join our summer short-term mission trip to São Paulo, Brazil, July 13-22! We will be working with our long-time missionaries Paulo & Ireni Mota and their organization (Restoration Ministries) to lead fun Bible programs for children and youth, and to participate in prayer outreaches to families in the surrounding Favela neighborhoods. The trip will cost around $2,000 per person, and partial scholarships are available. For more information, email Pastor Steve Durand: