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MESSAGE FROM
MESSAGE NOTES: THEGATHERING T H E PA S T O R

COMMUNITY !
October 19, 2008
! October 19, 2008

People are
often curious
IN THE ARBORETUM about what
The
Gathering is

Pumpkin
and, simply
put, it’s a
church. It’s
not just a Bible study, or just a

T H I S
Carving service for the ambitious heart,
but it’s a real church; a small
one, but a real one. We are a

Party!
little church within a big
FRIDAY! church, and we carry a symbi-
otic relationship with that
church. They love us, and we
October 24th at 6:30pm! love them. We work both inde-
pendently and as a team to fur-
in the Art Gallery ther the blessed kingdom of
Bring your own pumpkin God on Earth.
Free snacks & drinks! Our dream in starting this
Sign up at the info booth! place was to create a home for
people who seek a deep and
intimate encounter with God
and desire to create lifelong
GRIDIRON NFL friendships. We value many
things, but what I've seen is a
PIZZA SUNDAY desire for purpose, to be aware
Nov. 2nd after church- $5 for pizza & soda and active socially in our local
Location: The Allure Clubhouse on Chapman community and environment,
to experience community and
build it all around, loving God
and loving others. We also cele-

NEXT GATHERING MOVIE NIGHT: brate the diversity of individu-


als, their opinions, and their
STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS spiritual journeys. Many of us
hope and pray that over the
years, The Gathering will have
a profound impact in the lives
of the poor and disenfran-
chised, will stand against injus-
tice, will live moral and ethical
lives, and will be the bright
symbol of Christ’s abounding
love and peace in Orange
County.
!
CHURCH EMAIL GROUP
This group communicates
through e-mail daily, sharing with
each other prayer requests, praise
reports, & anything that may be
on their hearts. Contact Josh
Morgan to get signed up!
GATHERING COMMUNITY AT THE ARBORETUM
6 THE
12141 Lewis St. • Garden Grove, CA 92840 www.ocgathering.com for more detailed info
DURING please make it out to “Crystal DURING please make it out to “Crystal

SERVICE SERVICE
Cathedral” and write “The Cathedral” and write “The
Gathering” in the memo. The Gathering” in the memo. The
tithe and offering prayer station is tithe and offering prayer station is

! located in the back corner of the


Arboretum near the writing sta-
tions. It’s usually at the foot of a
!
PRE-SERVICE
located in the back corner of the
Arboretum near the writing sta-
tions. It’s usually at the foot of a
PRE-SERVICE large cross. large cross.
PRAYER PRAYER
Join Jim Case & the prayer team CHILD CARE Join Jim Case & the prayer team CHILD CARE
for a powerful, pre-service prayer for a powerful, pre-service prayer We’d like to encourage parents to
We’d like to encourage parents to
every Sunday morning 10- every Sunday morning 10- feel free and bring their children
feel free and bring their children
10:30am in the Chapel in the Sky 10:30am in the Chapel in the Sky to service on Sunday mornings.
to service on Sunday mornings.
(top floor of the Tower on the (top floor of the Tower on the However to those who feel more
However to those who feel more
Cathedral campus). We’d love to Cathedral campus). We’d love to comfortable with their children
comfortable with their children
have you plug-in with this group, have you plug-in with this group, going to Sunday school, we have
going to Sunday school, we have
for every great movement begins for every great movement begins childcare available in the Family
childcare available in the Family
with prayer. with prayer. Life Center.
Life Center.

SELAH WEB COMMUNITIES


WEB COMMUNITIES SELAH WEB COMMUNITIES
WEB COMMUNITIES
Take this time to quiet your heart,
to focus your soul on the Holy
Spirit, and to be ready to hear
from God. We are journeying
Godward finding Him in every
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DOWNLOAD PODCASTS
DOWNLOAD PODCASTS
Log on to The Gathering’s
Log
site on
web-
at towww.ocgathering.com
www.ocgathering.com
Take this time to quiet your heart,
to focus your soul on the Holy
Spirit, and to be ready to hear
from God. We are journeying
Godward finding Him in every
" !
DOWNLOAD PODCASTS
DOWNLOAD PODCASTS
Log on to The Gathering’s
Log
site on
web-
at towww.ocgathering.com
www.ocgathering.com
moment and every place. Take and discover
and discover our our podcasts!
podcasts! We
We moment and every place. Take and discover
and discover our our podcasts!
podcasts! We
We
part in the prayer areas, pray for have over 40 different
have over 120 different mes- messages part in the prayer areas, pray for have over 40 different
have over 120 different mes- messages
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MP3 player or computer.
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Morgan. Morgan.

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October
General, Choir, College Group, Groups, Missions, Outreach, Social Events, Special Events Oct 2008 (Pacific Time)
Sunday Monday Tuesday
October
General, Choir, College Group, Groups, Missions, Outreach, Social Events, Special Events
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Oct 2008 (Pacific Time)
Saturday
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 7:30pm - Night of 6 a m - Isaiah House @ 1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 7:30pm - Night of 6 a m - Isaiah House @

1 1 a m - Sunday 1 1 a m - Sunday

3 p m - Disneyland 3 p m - Disneyland

6 p m - College Group 6 p m - College Group

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1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 6 a m - Isaiah House @ 1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 6 a m - Isaiah House @

1 1 a m - Sunday 1 p m - MANNA @ Civic 1 1 a m - Sunday 1 p m - MANNA @ Civic

6 p m - College Group 6 p m - College Group

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1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 6 a m - Isaiah House @ 1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 6 a m - Isaiah House @

1 1 a m - Sunday 1 1 a m - Sunday

6 p m - College Group 6 p m - College Group

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1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 7:30pm - Pumpkin 6 a m - Isaiah House @ 1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 7:30pm - Pumpkin 6 a m - Isaiah House @

1 1 a m - Sunday 1 p m - MANNA @ Civic 1 1 a m - Sunday 1 p m - MANNA @ Civic

6 p m - College Group 6 p m - College Group

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1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 6 a m - Isaiah House @ 1 0 a m - Pre-Service 7:30pm - Choir 6 a m - Isaiah House @

1 1 a m - Sunday 1 1 a m - Thanksgiving 1 1 a m - Sunday 1 1 a m - Thanksgiving

6 p m - College Group 6 p m - College Group

dig deeper into scripture while dig deeper into scripture while

NODES NODES
developing meaningful friend- developing meaningful friend-
ships and just having fun, maybe ships and just having fun, maybe
getting involved in a small group getting involved in a small group
is what you’re looking for. is what you’re looking for.
Through out the week we have Through out the week we have
WHAT ARE NODES? men’s groups, women’s groups, WHAT ARE NODES? men’s groups, women’s groups,
The literal definition of node is: and couple’s group meeting all The literal definition of node is: and couple’s group meeting all
“The point on a stem where a leaf around Orange County. For more “The point on a stem where a leaf around Orange County. For more
is attached or has been attached; information about small groups, is attached or has been attached; information about small groups,
a joint.” A node at The Gathering contact Hannah. a joint.” A node at The Gathering contact Hannah.
is any type of group, activity, min- is any type of group, activity, min-
istry, etc. that takes place outside istry, etc. that takes place outside
of Sunday morning Gathering,
SUPPER 7 of Sunday morning Gathering,
SUPPER 7
but is still connected with The Want to get to know more people but is still connected with The Want to get to know more people
Gathering. in The Gathering Church Gathering. in The Gathering Church
Community while enjoying a Community while enjoying a
Do you feel that God has put it on good meal? Join a Supper 7 Do you feel that God has put it on good meal? Join a Supper 7
your heart to start a ministry at group! You’ll be placed with 6 your heart to start a ministry at group! You’ll be placed with 6
The Gathering? Small Group? other people, whom which you The Gathering? Small Group? other people, whom which you
Outreach? We are always look- will get together for supper once Outreach? We are always look- will get together for supper once
ing for new creative ways to con- a month for 3 months. This is a lot ing for new creative ways to con- a month for 3 months. This is a lot
nect people outside of the of fun and a great way to meet nect people outside of the of fun and a great way to meet
church. If you’ve got an idea we
want to hear it! Contact:
ocgathering@gmail.com

SMALL GROUPS
If you feel that Sunday morning
isn’t enough, and you desire to
! new people! If you are interested
contact John & Suman.
church. If you’ve got an idea we
want to hear it! Contact:
ocgathering@gmail.com

SMALL GROUPS
If you feel that Sunday morning
isn’t enough, and you desire to
! new people! If you are interested
contact John & Suman.

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IN THE ARBORETUM

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OUTREACH CREATIVE DESIGN
! NEED PRAYER? We believe at The Gathering
that one of the ways that God
ISAIAH HOUSE Every Sunday during our
Selah/meditation time one of our
speaks to humanity is through
the arts. Whether it be through
elders, Jim Case, is seated in the painting, sculpting, pottery,
Ander heads up a visit to the back of the Arboretum near the
Isaiah House every Sat. morn- stained glass, design, poetry,
prayer stations. He (along with drama, or music; we want to
ing at 6am (contact him for any other elders) would love to
directions). While volunteering encourage members of our
pray with you over anything at all. congregation to pursue their

A
at Isaiah House, you will devel- Whether you have some huge
op relationships with the chil- gifts and share them with our
struggles you need prayer for or community. If you would like to
dren & families that need just want to pray a prayer of
encouragement & love. If you serve the Gathering by sharing
thankfulness, he & others are your gifts please contact
are interested in helping out there for you.
with this life-changing & exciting Hannah
project, please contact Ander
(his e-mail is listed below in the

ny ideas for MONTHLY


CONTACTS section).

The Gathering ACTIVITIES


Community
MANNA
Members of our community
began MANNA, which collects
(social, outreach,
!
service
food and clothing to both reduce WORSHIP NIGHT
waste and provide support for

suggestions,
Worship is a very important part
the needy. MANNA meets at of our Christian faith. It brings us
1pm the 2nd and 4th Saturdays

etc.)?
peace, hope, and strength to
of every month at Civic Center fulfill the plans that God has pre-
Park in Santa Ana.

We’d love to hear


pared for us. Every month we
Please contact Joel for more gather together to spend time
info: joelforey86@yahoo.com

from you!
worshiping God through prayer,
ALSO, check out the website at: scripture, meditation, and song.
http://www.mannaffc.org/ We meet in the Chapel in the
Sky at 7:30pm the first Friday of
Please write your idea down & every month.
put it in our Idea Box!
(located on the info table) SOCIAL
CONTACTS Looking for a way to connect
Pastor- Bobby Schuller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . robbys@crystalcathedral.org with people at The Gathering
Admin. Assistant/Design- Hannah Schuller. . hannahs@crystalcathedral.org
outside of the Sunday morning
church building? Once a month
Worship Leader- Mark Wojciechowski . . . . . . . markw@crystalcathedral.org
we try to create an environment
Admin. Assistant/Web- Josh Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . josh@ocgathering.com where people can get to know
Isaiah House- Ander Pierce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . anderpierce@gmail.com each other, form friendships,
Prayer- Jim Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jimjccase@cs.com and simply have a good time
Supper 7- John&Suman V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sumanvw@yahoo.com while doing something fun.
General ?’s- Gathering Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ocgathering@gmail.com
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