OK, really: you have no idea how much we want you to feel at home. Whether your visit to Lighthouse lasts one morning or a couple of decades, we want you to feel relaxed, welcomed and cared for here. No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, and – yes – no matter what junk you may be carrying with you in your life, you are a person of immeasurable value to God. That makes you a special guest, whether it’s your first time or your 34th, or 247th. Got questions? Got worries about visiting? The Welcome Team is here to address them for you. You can’t miss the welcome ministry leaders, Melody Bosley and Kim Dees, but in case you do have questions about getting connected, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Births, bereavement, material needs, crisis, comfort … these are some of the events and circumstances that are addressed by the Family Care ministry. From hospital visitations, to delivery of meals for a season, to help with rides or food bags, Family Care can communicate and coordinate needs to the church family.
Contact Sara Waffird for more information, email@example.com.
Kids & Youth
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.’ – Proverbs 22:6.
Some of the greatest mysteries of God’s kingdom find beautiful expression in the eyes, ears and words of children. We have a desire to see every child with the same tenderness and joy that Jesus does.
Children and youth are an important part of God’s family and ours. You’ll find our youngsters involved in a variety of roles during the service. We also have Family Worship Bags filled with crayons, Bible coloring pages, and children’s Bible storybooks for families with younger children. We encourage families to consider worshiping together whenever possible. However, we recognize that this may not be the best choice for every family on every Sunday, and so we have Sunday School available for children in grades K-5 during the sermon. An adult leader will meet children in the lobby after the children’s message and escort them to class. This will be available each week except for the first Sunday of the month, when children will join us for the duration of our communion service.
A staffed nursery is always available for
nursing mothers and children up to 4 years.
We also invite children to be a big part of Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, and other seasonal celebrations. Summertime brings a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School, and camp opportunities for grades 4th and up.
Youth Group: FAM412
Grades 6-12, 6:33PM, Fridays during the school year
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
(1 Timothy 4:12)
So much of Lighthouse’s history and character has been shaped by youth ministry. Our weekly Wednesday youth meeting is a zany place for teens in grades 6-12, with lots of food, friends, music and some real small-group discussion about God’s love and God’s purposes for our lives. This group also takes regular trips to concerts, events, summer camps, and mission trips.
For example, FRONTIER RANCH, near Santa Cruz CA, is the summer-camp destination for junior-highers. But there’s really nothing to do there except zip-lining, minibike-riding, surfing, hiking, group gaming, petting zoo-ing, video making, slip-n-sliding, and a lot of laughing and exploring our faith together.
Young Adult Bible Study
For Young Adults (18+) Come join us for fun, food and fellowship as we discover spiritual principles together through inductive bible study. We’re currently exploring the book of Acts via observation (what does it say?), interpretation (what does it mean?), and application (what does it mean for my life?). We also enjoy adventures together throughout the year (ropes courses, escape rooms, day trips, Spartan races and more!). Contact Lina Hughes 916-267-8703 for more information.
Saturdays, 7:30am, in the Clubhouse
Dive into the Word of God with men from Lighthouse and around the community. Bill Oliver leads this one-hour exploration of Scripture, with a lot of group dialogue and a shared commitment to look beyond the surface of the text and our own lives with Christ. Consider yourself invited!
For questions or directions, contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.