Weekend Update

14 August, 2022


HELLO LACC!

A friend at church texted me this week about some of the struggles young people have with connecting with a church. More and more young people are dropping out of church. It seems like the statistics keep getting worse; more discouraging. I have been thinking and praying about this all week. I came across an article that I thought was not only encouraging, but practically helpful.

Here’s the beginning:

“Conversations before and after worship services provide building blocks for church family relationships. Whether it’s exchanging a smile and warm greeting or asking for an update on a health struggle, checking on a friend whose spouse is deployed or meeting a new face for the first time—the opportunities for connection are endless!

You probably have your own examples of building relationships in the nooks and crannies of your time at church each week. But here’s a question to consider: Do your weekly efforts to foster community at church include the youth in your congregation?

Perhaps you instinctively assume the youth pastor or Sunday school teacher engages youth more effectively than you would. Maybe you think youth don’t want to talk to adults anyway. Whatever the reasons, too often, in my experience, relational intentionality doesn’t extend to the youth in our churches. Here are two reasons that engaging youth is important and two practical tips for doing so.”
Here's the link to continue reading:

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/dont-leave-youth-ministry/

Would you join me in praying for the students and young people in our area? Let’s look for ways to continue to show them we care about them… and for ways to show them how to follow Jesus together with us. 

We are looking forward to a great weekend at church. We have the privilege of having a guest speaker from Compassion International. David from Kenya will be here to share about what God is doing through compassion around the world. You will not want to miss this! We will see you Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for a time of worship, reading Scripture, communion, and fellowship. 

Also, we will have outdoor seating available on the back patio if you would like to sit out there and watch and listen to the service.

 

Here are some announcements:


ALL Church BBQ- Join us this Saturday, August 13th at Rec 1 in the country club for a potluck and BBQ. We have invited churches in the area to come from 11-3 to fellowship together. Bring your own meat to grill. Last name A-H please bring a side dish to share, I-Q a salad/fruit/ veggies, R-Z a dessert. Plates and utensils will be provided. Contact Holli for more info: holli@lakechurch.life

ISRAEL TRIP 2023- We are thrilled to announce a trip to Israel with GTI tours. If you were unable to attend our info meeting, please contact matt@lakechurch.life to get an info packet. You can also stop by the church to pick up a copy anytime. 

LACS Board- Lake Almanor Christian School has a position available on the school board. If you interested in serving or would like to find out more about it, please contact Bruce Puhl at 530-260-1396.

Meal Train- Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to provide meals through the last few meal trains we have run. This is one thank you I received this week from Lee and Jerry “Hi to all the kind people who have recently provided sweet dinners. We really appreciate you and how you have blessed us.”  

Awana- Mark your calendar! Awana will be starting up again here at LACC on September 7. There is also a leaders training session at Community Church 1400 Numa St. in Susanville on Monday, August 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Rob Hart if you are able to attend. 

WOW Start Up- Ladies! Wow women’s bible study will start back up on September 8 at 10 am. Marlyne will have the new books available on August 28 in the back after church. The cost for materials will be $14.25.

Bereaved Parents- If you are a bereaved parent looking for support, there is a group that meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Mt. Lassen Theatre. Email lakealmanorbasinbp@gmail.com or call 530-931-8726 with questions or for more info. 

See you Sunday,
Matt & The LACC Staff

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