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October 6-8, 2017

Join us for a time to get away for some time with God, time in the Word, and time with each other!

Location: Oceanside Marina Suites in Oceanside, CA

Cost: $210 per person for Quad Occupancy in a 2 bedroom hotel suite
$50 Deposit Due by September 3rd
Balance Due by October 1st.

(Contact carol@pacificchurch.com for scholarship information or payment plans.)

To register, click HERE and fill out the form. Your place will be reserved once you have turned in a deposit.

For more detailed information see FLYER or contact carol@pacificchurch.com.

Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:00-10:30 a.m. (NEW TIME!)

Join us as we fellowship and dig into God’s Word, studying the book of Colossians! Meet us in room 101 (children’s wing).

If you need childcare, contact carol@pacificchurch.com with number of kids and their ages at least 1 week ahead of time.

To sign-up to bring food or help with set-up/tear-down, go to www.PerfectPotluck.com and locate the schedule by coordinator last name (Brown) and password (breakfast), OR Click here for the direct link.

***Note: You do NOT have to bring something to attend. We’d love to have you join us whether or not you are able to bring something.

Saturday, August 12th, 9am-1pm

This summer we are mixing things up a bit! In lieu of our August Women’s Breakfast, we will participate in “The Holy Yoga Experience!”

The Holy Yoga experience is a half day event that includes a Holy Yoga practice, the Word, worship (led by Pastor Lance Brown), and community. We would love for you to get a taste of what it’s like to be in the Holy Yoga community, so grab your mat and join us! It is open to anyone 12 years or older, male or female.

To register, go to www.holyyoga.net/holy-yoga-experience/ and click on Orange County, CA.

Cost is $25 per person. You MUST register to attend! Questions? Contact carol@pacificchurch.com

Let’s Go Hiking!

Saturday, June 17th, 8 a.m.

Join us for a women’s hike! We will meet at the Quail Hill Trailhead (34 Shady Canyon Drive, Irvine, CA 92603) at 8 a.m. for ~an hour of hiking. Dogs are welcome! Bring plenty of water. Parking is limited so you may want arrive a little early or carpool. Contact Donna (2b.belove@gmail.com) for more info.

Recently I was reading about demonstrating or modeling coping skills to help the children in my life.  Sadly, anxiety and depression are reported to be on the rise among America’s children and preteens.  Click here http://www.pacificchurch.comJun17.pdf to read this article in full in the Parenting Christian Kids newsletter at Pacific Church of Irvine’s website.  Jesus has been trying to teach me since I was a little girl – Matthew 6: 25-34 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear.  Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?…So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.  Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

To trust Jesus at His word is my part.  To rely on His promises, I need to know what they are.  To know His promises and remember them I read from the Bible or a devotional and listen to positive music daily.

Identifying feelings; using words that describe feelings positive and negative ones help me identify what I am feeling or thinking.  Then I will use these very words in prayer to Jesus to help me cope with and overcome or live with the feeling.  I must trust Him above all else.  He is the who and what I would like to hold on to for hope and deliverance out of my trouble.  I trust Him to also help and give hope to my child, or anyone who I can pray with in times of anxiety and fear.  Depression is something that may need a doctor’s care and is not something to take lightly.  Yet even in a doctor’s care we need to pray and remember Jesus’ promises and trust Him to do what He promises.  This sounds simple but it takes practice.

by ms. debra

While everyone wants unconditional love and mostly assumes that their love is unconditional, real life often exposes our “real” love to not be all that unconditional!

Unconditional love doesn’t just “happen.” It is grown in the crucible of hardship, love unreciprocated, and sometimes getting kicked in the teeth.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

Unconditional love, most deeply desired,

Is rarely returned, though often admired.

Is this the pain that God Himself suffers,

When His children turn away to other lovers?

 

The loss of well-being for another’s sake

Is what is required for real love to take.

When I see that in others, I am inspired,

But do that myself? I need to be rewired!

 

Remember his cross. What did you see there?

So costly a love, His sacrificial care.

Unconditional love takes bites out of pride,

Humbled, grateful and free to set self aside.

 

To love like Christ means giving self away,

But love unrequited? Yes, a steep price to pay!

Could I kill pride and bury it in a coffin?

Is that the fastest way for my heart to soften?

 

-Seth

 

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