All this week, a great group of middle schoolers are gathering on the Bridges campus each day for games, crafts, Bible study, and worship. Please pray for these students as they grow in their understanding of the Bible and in their relationships with the Lord!

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! >>

THIS WEEK'S MESSAGE

Set Free

Speaker: Dave Kellejian

Series: This is My Story

Scripture Focus: Mark 5:1-20

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.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Congratulations!

Congratulations to proud grandparents Chas & Kathy Spillar on the birth of their newest grandson, Cooper Ray Lawrence Standen, born June 24.

Annual Elder Search

It's that time of year again when our Bridges elders seek to discern God's will for new church leaders. Currently we have 7 men who will be continuing in their role as elders for the upcoming year. Our constitution allows for up to 12, so we're asking for nominations from our Bridges family. If you have someone in mind who you'd like to see considered, please email Austin Ward (austin@wardsrus.net) or Al Kruger (al@bridges.church).

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. >>

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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)

Short-Term Mission Trip to Brazil

Join us this summer for a short-term mission trip to São Paulo, Brazil, July 18-28! We will be working closely with our long-time mission partners Paulo & Ireni Mota and the organization and staff they oversee (Restoration Ministries) to lead fun Bible programs and activities for children and youth, and to participate in home visitations and prayer outreaches to families in the surrounding favela neighborhoods. The trip will cost approximately $2,000-$2,500 per person. For more information, please email Pastor Steve: steve@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!

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Submit Your Questions About Our Sermons!

Do you have a question about this week's sermon? We want to hear it! To see our pastors answer past sermon questions, click HERE.

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Pray with Us

Our Bridges family prays together three different times each week: twice on Wednesday via Zoom, and once on Sunday mornings before our worship service. We'd love to have you join us.

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How to Help and Get Help

Need help picking up groceries, setting up tech tools or equipment, running errands, etc.? We have a team of people who are ready and willing to help. If you're able and willing to help others, join our team!

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Finance Update as of July 7, 2024

These are our current year-to-date giving figures: Actual is $1,458,741; budgeted is $1,549,000; shortfall is $90,259. These figures reflect contributions for the church year, which runs Sept. 1 - Aug. 31.

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