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Bixby Knolls Christian Church (a Disciples of Christ Church) (562) 426-0428 www.bixbyknollschurch.org the Fellowship News
Bixby Knolls Christian Church
(a Disciples of Christ Church)
(562) 426-0428
www.bixbyknollschurch.org
the
Fellowship News

NUMBER 2011-03

Dear friends, In the last newsletter, I mentioned how much I like roller coasters. Well, that’s
Dear friends,
In the last newsletter, I mentioned how much I like
roller coasters. Well, that’s mostly true. I have learned,
however, that there can be too much of a good thing.
Recently I rode “Xcelerator” at Knott’s Berry
Farm. It promised an initial acceleration of 0 to 80
mph in only two seconds. Waiting to board, I watched
the trains depart the station: one second they were
there, and the next second (literally) they were gone.
My own ride on Xcelerator was over before I knew
it. I got off, shook my head, and tried to figure out
what the heck just happened. I staggered to where the
rest of my family was waiting for me (none of them
chose to ride), and decided that the Xcelerator is one
ride I don’t ever need to ride again.
As our congregation continues moving through the
21 st century, adapting the way we do ministry to our
changing times, we will do our best to prevent the
whiplash and disorientation that comes from a ride like
Xcelerator. Change is inevitable; we do our best to
manage it.
…I took a different sort of ride last Friday: I
climbed aboard a helium (not hot air) balloon, and gen-
tly soared 400 feet into the sky. It was much more
peaceful and relaxing than my ride on Xcelerator.
Calmly floating 400 feet above the ground, I got a great
view of the land below, including a view of several fea-
tures that I decided I would like to explore in more de-
tail once I returned to the ground.
Many of us, I think, have a view of our faith from
400 feet up. We see the lay of the land, but realize that
there are details which we feel called to explore close-
up once we return to the ground. That’s why I’ve de-
veloped an online Bible Study; it provides the opportu-
nity to go into greater detail about some of the stories
of our faith. We are still waiting for some folks to
“join;” all you’ve gotta do is visit our church website,
then click on the link for “Chalice Chat.”
Blessings,
Pastor Danny

FEBRUARY 8, 2011

Use me to bring wholeness to my neighbor. Use my church to bring wholeness to our community. Show us how your kingdom of shalom can be made real on earth through us.

A prayer for Bixby Knolls Christian Church:

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WEEK OF COMPASSION
ROXANNE’S DONATES

Rock the Loch

Coming September 24

Rock the Loch Coming September 24 Chapman University Founders Day Founders Day celebrates the covenant between

Chapman University Founders Day

Founders Day celebrates the covenant between Chapman University and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Last year, for the first time, the event expanded into two days, and included a number of educational lectures and worship opportunities for clergy and lay leaders, as well as the traditional banquet and concert. This year, the expanded format returns. Friday will feature lectures by John Shelby Spong, leading theologian and spokesperson for progressive Christianity, and Newell Williams, a leading Disciples historian and President of Brite Divinity School. On Saturday, Alvin Jackson, pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church in New York, will preach. Then, following lunch, the Chapman Choir will perform, and author Anne Lamott will present readings from some of her work. This year marks Chapman University’s 150 th anniversary, and it’s 150 th year of being a Disciples-related school. Founders Day is a great way to see the campus for the first time or to reconnect with alumni and friends from other churches. Registration materials are available online and in the church office.

Rock the Loch Coming September 24 Chapman University Founders Day Founders Day celebrates the covenant between

Upcoming Events:

Feb. 13 – Chi-Rho (middle school); 6:30 at

Pastor Danny’s house Feb. 27 – Joint event

Spring Fling & Summer Camp at Loch Leven

Loch Leven is our camp and conference center located in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Redlands. It is a beautiful place to “renew one’s soul.” Each summer, youth from around the region gather to have fun and experience life- changing spiritual transformation along the banks of Mountain Home Creek. Spring Fling is a leadership training & spiritual growth event for high school youth. It takes place April 1-3. Summer camp is for all youth who will be entering grades 2-12 next fall. Camp dates are as follows; grade levels designate the grade youth will be entering in the fall of ’11.

Mini Camp (grades 2, 3): July 6-9 Junior Camp (grades 4,5,6): June 26-July 2 Chi-Rho (grades 7,8): July 17-23 CYF 1 (grades 9,10): July 24-30 CYF 2 (grades 11, 12, & ’11 grads):

July 31 – Aug 6

Registration materials for these events will be posted on our church website when they become available.

This Saturday, February 12, is the Me- morial Service for former congrega- tion member, Carolyn Smith in the sanctuary. Service begins at 1:00 p.m. followed by a gathering of family and friends in Fellowship Hall.

There is still time to order your February Treasure Box. You can come in to the church office or go online to www.bixbyknollschurch.org and click on The Treasure Box. It is so easy. Each box is $32 and offers your choice of a breakfast box, vegetarian, quick & healthy, hearty meat protein box or a February menu you wish to receive. Check it out. You will be glad you did!

Week of Compassion Week of Compassion is the disaster relief/ recovery ministry of the Christian Church

Week of Compassion

Week of Compassion is the disaster relief/ recovery ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This ministry responds to urgent needs around the world hundreds of times a year. From blizzards in the United States to floods in Australia, as well as on- going recovery efforts in Haiti and along the Gulf Coast, Week of Compassion brings wholeness to a fragmented world. Every year in February, BKCC collects a spe- cial offering to support the work of Week of Compas- sion. This year, our Week of Compassion offering will be taken February 20 and 27. In addition, we have partnered with Roxanne’s, a new restaurant in Long Beach; Roxanne’s will donate to BKCC 10% of their proceeds every Wednesday this month. Roxanne’s is committed to making our com- munity a better place, and we are thankful to Roxanne’s for supporting us.

February Board Meeting

February 8 7:00 pm room 115
February 8
7:00 pm
room 115

Pastor’s Class

Pastor Danny has begun planning a Pastor’s Class to meet on Sunday mornings between 9:15 and

10:00.

This class will be for 5 th graders (plus or

minus a grade) who are interested in learning about baptism. Those interested in attending should let Pastor Danny know.

Week of Compassion Week of Compassion is the disaster relief/ recovery ministry of the Christian Church

Sandy Jeglum continues to heal following sur- gery on her hand

Marcia Solan is recovering from surgery on her ankle.

Phil O’Laughlin’s eye surgery was successful; he returns soon for the other eye.

Angela Hillig announced in worship last Sun- day that her daughter Keri is expecting, which will make Angela a grandmother. Betsy will become a great-grandmother and Laurel, a great-great-grandmother!

Dozens of scouts and their families joined us for our annual “Scout Sunday” last week. Sev- eral took part in the service, while others con- tributed to our fellowship time. In addition, Troop 29 presented a donation to the congrega- tion.

Helen Tedesco has been hospitalized with pnemonia and is at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and may be going home today. Please keep Helen in your prayers.

Janis Peebles has taken top honors at the recent IMTA fashion modeling and talent

competition. Janis’ success continues by

signing with a top entertainment agency.

Congratulations Janis from your church

family.

A certificate of recognition was received from Heifer International for BKCC’s contribution of healthy animals and training in their care to help struggling families overocme a life of hunger and poverty.

To have your news, joys, or concerns included in next month’s newsletter, send a note to Pastor Danny at dannybradfield@gmail.com, or call the church office.

a save the date POTATO BAKE - MARCH 20

FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE’S DAY

“Haiku for the Heart”

Listen to your heart For within there is an “ear” Attuned to God’s voice. —Peggy Ferrell

FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE’S DAY “Haiku for the Heart” Listen to your heart For within there is

Anyway

FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE’S DAY “Haiku for the Heart” Listen to your heart For within there is
FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE’S DAY “Haiku for the Heart” Listen to your heart For within there is

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self- centered; Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ul- terior motives; Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you; Be honest anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous of you; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget to- morrow; Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;

It was never between you and them anyway.

—“The Paradoxical Commandments,” Kent M.

Keith

a bible quiz

a bible quiz 1. When Jesus healed a man who was both blind and dumb, what
  • 1. When Jesus healed a man who was both blind and dumb, what demon did the Phari- sees accuse him of consorting with?

Matthew 12:24

  • 2. Where did Jesus heal a man who had been sick for 38 years?

John 4:46-54

  • 3. Who, in John’s Gospel, is the “son of perdition”?

John 17:12

  • 4. What oversized warrior had bronze armor weigh- ing over 125 pounds?

1

Samuel 17:4-6

  • 5. What kinsman of Jesus was imprisoned for criticizing King Herod’s marriage to Herodias?

 

Matthew 14:3-5

  • 6. What woman of Athens became of Christian be- cause of Paul’s teaching?

 

Acts 17:34

  • 7. Whom did Jesus speak of as dancing in the streets?

 

Luke 7:32

  • 8. Who told Job that God would certainly fill a right-

eous man with laughter?

 

Job 8:21

  • 9. What king had the first birthday party in the Bible?

 

Genesis 40:20

10. David’s first capital city was Hebron. What was his second, and more famous, capital?

2

Samuel 5:6-10

and how many did you get right?

FEBRUARY 14 VALENTINE’S DAY “Haiku for the Heart” Listen to your heart For within there is

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