Join us in the 40 days leading up to Pentecost Sunday as we gather to pray, fast, and ask the Lord to Rend The Heavens. Rend can simply be translated as, “Open Up.” We find this in Isaiah 64 verses 1 through 11. In these trying (and exciting) times, we are asking for God’s Mercy and direction as we seek revival in our community. As we have added a 3rd Sunday service, and a service on Saturday night, it is abundantly clear that the Holy Spirit is moving and God’s people are hungry to hear from His Word. In addition to our Tuesday and Thursday morning prayer meetings, we will be gathering at the church Wednesday night @ 6:30pm, every week until May 23rd. If you cannot join us in person, please join us in prayer from wherever you are as we ask the Lord to Rend The Heavens.
Roe V. Wade Movie Screening
We are hosting a movie screening of the new Roe v. Wade movie which tells the story of the infamous abortion decision’s genesis. Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a Supreme Court battle that leads to a controversial verdict on abortion. Learn the untold and little known story behind the decision that brought abortion-on-demand to America. Join us April 21 at 6 PM in the Sanctuary.
Missions Mindedis an opportunity to learn and participate in what God is going around the world. Every other month you can get to know a few of the missionaries we are supporting in various parts of the world, the work they are doing, and become aware of how you can get involved in a deeper way with the work God is doing through them. Join us on Sunday, April 25 for our kick off event as we take a look at what God is doing through our Missionaries in Europe.
Missions Minded… for Europe – April 25, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Come get to to know our missionaries inMoldova and Cypressand hear what God is doing through them
A lightmiddle-eastern-european meal(donations accepted and proceeds will go towards the mission we are highlighting) will will set the tone for the evening. We are Calorie Chapel after all. This will be followed by a brief devotion on the subject of missions and finally, slides and testimonies and Lord willing a live Q and A with the missionaries on the ground. We will finish the evening in prayer for our missionaries.
Please join us for this event and let us “participate together in the gospel” in Europe!
Spring Weekend of Baptisms
Join us for our quarterly baptism services as we encourage anyone that has yet to make a public profession of their faith in Jesus Christ to get baptised in the presence of their church family. At Godspeak we incorporate baptisms into our normal weekend services; Sunday at 9am, 11am, and 1pm and then Saturday at 6:00pm. There is no need to sign up or register, just come ready to get baptized! Don’t forget a towel and a change of clothes!
Youth Summer Camp
Hume Lake Christian Camp: Students ages 8-18 will spend a week in Sequoia National Forest, experiencing a life changing encounter with the gospel, make friends and have a ton of fun, boating, playing paintball, and climbing through a ropes course. In addition, the elementary students will get to sleep in covered wagons. Stop by the information table to learn more.
Regardless if you have kids ages 8-18, please consider donating to our camp scholarship fund, We have at least 10 kids on a waiting list for scholarships. Any donations should include a note in the memo designated to camp scholarships. Stop by our information table.
Info: Summer Camp at Hume Lake Christian Camp for students 8-18
Dates: High School: June 6-12 Middle/elem School: August 8-14
Cost: $200 Deposit. Balance due 1 month before camp starts High School, grades 9-12: $665 Middle School, grades 6-8: $665 Elementary School, grades 3-6: $590.
Following our Men’s breakfast on April 3rd, the Watchmen Men’s Ministry will be meeting in fellowship for bible study with group discussion and prayer. Join us on Tuesday nights 6:30 – 9 PM for 10 weeks as we gather together to study the book of Ephesians. The theme will be “Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” with a companion reading book “Sit, Walk, Stand” by Watchman Nee. We’ll be closing out the series on June 15 with a Fathers Day BBQ! SIGN UP HERE We’re looking forward to seeing you there! “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from my mouth, and give them a warning from Me.”Ezekiel 3:17
Sonshiners Women’s Bible Study
We’re excited to announce a new 7 week SonShiner’s Women’s Bible Study! SonShiner’s ministers to our congregants who are 55 and over. Our new Bible Study is called 1st Corinthians: Living Love When We Disagree by Melissa Spoeltra. In this 7-week study, we explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and learn how as Christians we are to deal with conflict and divisions – in our homes, families, neighborhoods, social media, communities, etc. We’ll discover how to handle our differences with humility and grace always showing the radical love of Jesus Christ and we’ll find encouragement and practical help for walking this out in our daily lives. Join us Thursdays at 10am starting April 15th in the Multi-Purpose Room. You can sign up at the SonShiner’s table in the lobby after Sunday services or email Linda at [email protected].
Our SonShiner’s Ministry is back! Our monthly gatherings will start on April 22 with a special presentation by Pastor Jerry. Since we’re living in tumultuous times, join us as our own Pastor Jerry shares Self-Defense Awareness for Seniors. Because of his expansive experience as a Supervising Criminal Investigator for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office for 28 years, a Reserve LAPD Chaplain, and a Level 3 Police Academy Instructor, he will be able to provide us invaluable information to help keep us safe. See you there at 10am in the Multi-Purpose Room! You can sign up at the SonShiner’s table in the lobby after Sunday services or email Linda at [email protected].
Godspeak Young Adults
We are having Young Adults every Tuesday from now on! Join us in the foyer every week for some time in The Word, worship, and fellowship. We meet from 6:30-8:30 and would love to see you there! Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Children’s Ministry Volunteers: Sign Up Online Now Kid’s Volunteers: We need help in Children’s Ministry! We need volunteers, teachers, and aids. Please contact Tammie if you are interested in helping or visit her in the Children’s Ministry on any Sunday morning.
Giving Options As always, you can give at the church by depositing check or cash in the agape box. To give online, simply head to our website, gccto.com, and click on Give. Text giving is a breeze too, just text any dollar amount to 805-590-2700. You’ll have to set it up the first time to link your credit card to your phone number. Then after that, all you have to do is text that same number a dollar amount.
Join us for our prayer service Prevailing in Prayer! We come together to pray Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am in the sanctuary. We’re reminded in 1 Timothy “that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
It was thrilling to see how many men and women were recently baptized at Godspeak. If that was you OR if you are young in your walk as a Christian, Godspeak is offering a new class to help you begin your walk with Jesus and lay down a good foundation for your growth as a Christian. Disciple Makers is a 10 Week class for new and/or young Christians which will help you grow in your faith in God. Class starts Sunday March 21st at 9am in the Youth Room across the parking lot. Sign up here
Saturday Night Service
In addition to our current 3 Sunday services, we’ve added a full Saturday evening service at 6pm. Our congregation is growing exponentially and we’re working hard to accommodate everyone. We will spend time worshiping Jesus, studying His word, and fellowshipping together. Our Children’s Ministry will also be open as our Kid’s learn about God’s Word in an age appropriate setting. We hope to see you there!
Anchored in God’s Word – 2 Year Bible Reading Plan
Investing yourself in the Word of God is the best thing you can do for your personal walk with the Lord. Revival comes to the human soul when the Spirit of God works through the Word of God to transform the lives of the people of God. And the more you get to know your Bible, the more you get to know God. Your life will never be the same when you begin to read God’s Word consistently.
What Is Anchored in God’s Word Reading Plan?
It is a two-year reading plan that will allow you to read the New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs, once every year and the Old Testament once every two years. Godspeak’s “Anchored” two-year Bible reading plan is available online at godspeak.com, or grab a booklet on Sunday morning.