June 25 Bulletin – Youth Day

Discipleship Class – 9:30 – 10:15 am – Upstairs Classroom

Sunday Morning Worship Service – 10:30 am in the Sanctuary

A Mother’s Room is available in the Choir Room located behind the stage during the service for mothers with infants.

Nursery and Preschool Care is available beginning at 10:15 am and throughout the entire service in one of our classrooms.

Children’s Church will be on break June 25th – July 9th and will resume on July 16th

Prayer & Counseling – Laura Urista will be in front of the stage from 12:00 – 12:30 pm to pray for your concerns.

Snacks today – Join us in Fellowship Hall after services for light refreshments and fellowship.


Call to Worship…………………………………………………….. Medley of Songs   / Worship Leader, Ross Jutsum

Announcements and Intercessory Prayer……………………… Fred Stevens

Children’s Church Prayer

Congregational Singing……………………………………………………. My Home

House of Prayer

Worship in Giving – An Offering of Worship and Praise

Special Music – Remember Your Creator…………………………. Ross Jutsum

Sermon – Ecclesiastes and Proverbs ……………………………….. Pastor Craig

Center Your Creator in the Days of Your Youth (Classes, Career, Cars, Cash and Crushes)

Congregational Singing………………………………….. Reprise of An Offering  

 Headsets are available for hard-of-hearing or Spanish translation at the Audio Console in the back of the Sanctuary / Tenemos audífonos disponible para traducción simultáneos atrás en la mesa de audio, en el Santuario


July 2, 2017

Discipleship Class – 9:30 – 10:15 am – Upstairs Classroom

Sermon – Nan Kuhlman

Communion will be offered.


Activities This Coming Week

Thursday Morning Bible Study – led by Larry Omasta from 9:30 – 11:00 am at 1612 N. Roosevelt Ave, Pasadena.  We are reading the bookRazing Hell” which shows God’s purification not punishment.

Thursday Evening Bible Study – 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Upstairs Classroom.   Pastor Craig will lead the study on Basic Trinitarian Theology.


Opportunities for Ministry

Kitchen Volunteers for Snacks and Potlucks – Please contact Barbara McCutchan to sign up if you can help serve in the kitchen.

Nursery and Preschool Care – Available beginning at 10:15 am and throughout the entire service


Youth Ministries

Children’s Church – Autumn Hamme; Elizabeth Turner, Jessica Morgan

Teen Church – Fred Stevens; Koa Shimabukuro

Children’s Church:  Every Sunday during the sermon time

DisciplesNAction (Teens) Church:  Every 2nd and 4th Sunday during the sermon time


Save these Dates in 2017!

SEP/SoCal Dates – Sunday, July 2nd through Saturday, July 8th.

Forerunners Bible Study and Potluck – Wednesday, July 12th at 12 noon at the home of Barbara McCutchan, 196 S. Greenwood Ave, Pasadena.

New Hope Marriage Retreat – Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd – Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center.  Join our couples (and invite couples you know) out near Ontario Mills Mall and Victoria Gardens as we host our 15th marriage retreat.  If you haven’t signed up yet, please contact Celestine Olive so that we can reserve our room block at the hotel.  Our usual spot, Embassy Suites in Arcadia, will be renovating their facility at that time.  More details to come!


Congratulations to the following couples who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary in July.   

Jason & Melinda Helscher     7/05/97     Robert & Stacey Meade    7/09/95

Fred & Maryann Stevens       7/15/91      Charles & Jan Roemer     7/17/66

Juan & Laura Urista 7/31/83


Fellowship Hall Schedule

June 25th – Snacks by those with the last name A – H.

July 2nd – Snacks by those with the last name I – Q.

July 9th – Snacks by those with the last names R – Z.

July 16th – Snacks by those with the last names A – H.

Setup and Takedown for July.

*Robin & Arline Connelly; Katrina Curdy; Christine Leon and Socorro Martinez


Theme Scripture for 2017 “Abide in the Vine, our source for renewal and bearing much fruit” — John 15:5




Craig Kuhlman, Lead Pastor (626) 222-8714 craignank@gmail.com

Manuel Hamme, Assistant Pastor (626) 568-0475 Mshalh516@yahoo.com

Celestine Olive, Assistant Pastor  (626) 794-6107 celestinejolive@aol.com, Cell – (626) 222-1434

G. Fred Stevens, Assistant Pastor (626) 294-9133 2gfred@gmail.com, Cell (626) 824-2439


Mailing Address: PO Box 411181, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Church Location: 2322 Merton Ave, Los Angeles 90041



Moving Forward Update #3 – 6/25/17

Mission Statement

Glorifying God by developing (transforming) fruit-bearing disciples that have a flourishing relationship with Jesus (without fear, shame, guilt, or doubt).

Vision Statement (within 3 years)

· Every member that is willing and able is connected to and engaged in a small group care community and involved in some service capacity in their neighboring location with a desire and capacity to reach others in the ministry of redemption.

· Every member that is willing has a solid theological foundation and can communicate their understanding of salvation to those who ask, and engaged in spiritual formation (spiritual habits) by abiding in the vine and growing in a flourishing relationship with Jesus Christ and experiencing the fruit of the spirit in their lives.

· We establish a mission and discipleship outpost within a community that provides a building we can brand as our own with weekly access along with Sunday morning worship, ample parking, seating capacity of 200+, and economically viable/sustainable.

Path of Strategic Themes from Mission to Vision

1. Prayerful Dependence

6/11 Sermon:  Spiritual Formation through Prayerful Dependence

2. Christ-centered Worship (experience)

Ongoing explanation of what/why we do in Worship

3. Small Group Community (no member left behind)

Sunday AM Class; Thursday AM BS; PM BS; Forerunners

4. Mission Minded (winning)

6/15 First Website Full-Team meeting (Robert, Rod, Melinda, Morgan R, Laura)

5. Disciple Making (building)

6/4 First Discipleship Class Sunday A.M (6/11,18) Trinitarian Basics

6/12 First Forerunner’s BS – Trinitarian Basics

6/1,8,15,22 Thursday BS – Trinitarian Basics

6. Vibrant Leadership (equipping)

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