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Sunday, April 29th
JOIN US FOR WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Join us Sunday in the Sanctuary or on our Live-Stream on YouTube and Facebook!
Pastor Bomi Kim has returned from Maternity leave!
Pastor Melinda Dodge will be delivering the Message!
Come join us in-person or online this Sunday!
**No Coffee & Fellowship after Worship this week**
Join us at Temple Israel for Make a Difference Day!!
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This Sunday 4/30/2023, Rev. Melinda will share her wisdom about the early church (Acts 2).
Acts shows us that the early Christians shared things. Whenever they had a meal, they made sure that no one went hungry. They would also sell things to help people that are in need. The important point in all of this is that they did all these things with joy because they wanted to live their lives, which Jesus commended.
Because they served others with love, many people wanted to be part of this group. That's how the church grew.
We will have a great opportunity this Sunday to share our love with our neighbors. "Make A Difference Day" is the chance to serve our community with 18 different projects which directly impact our Long Beach community. 283 people have signed up so far, but we still need more volunteers. So please help make a difference in our community and sign up for the event!
After our Sunday worship service, we will be going to Temple Israel as a group. Pizza will be provided, there will be a short orientation for the projects, and then we will depart. The synagogue is located off of 3rd and Loma. The website and address is provided below:
269 Loma Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803
Our church will be hosting the following:
- Blood drive
- Blanket making
- Decorating lunch bags
Let's all make a difference this Sunday and make strong connections to our community! Hope to see all of you there!
Pastor Bomi Kim
Event Details: April 30, 2023
If you missed the registration you can still participate! Come to Temple Israel at the start of the event and we will sign you up for an open project.
11:30: Check-In and Lunch Location: Temple Israel Long Beach
Street parking is available, but ride-share is encouraged
Enjoy some pizza, pick up your name tag and free
Make A Difference Day bandana
12:30 - 12:45: Depart to project: Event usually lasts a few hours
This week's song: They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love
Do you want to sing but don’t have time for a weekly rehearsal?
You can join us Sunday Mornings!
Arrive and be ready by 10:15am for a quick run
through of our opening song.
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Being the Church, Long Beach is a collaborative movement of the United Methodist Churches in Long Beach, California.
Everyone's Inn “Star Wars Night”
Wednesday, May 3, 5:45-7:45 p.m.,
“Where Everyone is Welcome & There’s Always Room for More!”
$7 per person/$25 maximum per family
Please sign up at www.BeingtheChurchLB.org.
It’s Star Wars Night, and may the FORCE be with you! Join us right at 5:45pm to make your very own lightsaber so we can battle the evil forces at work! If you have newspapers, bring them with you because we need a lot. After simple dinner and worship, we will have our small groups for all ages and stages.
Hope to see you there!
Everyone's Inn Dinner Church
Wednesday evenings - January 11 - May 18
5:45pm - 7:30/45pm
Questions? Please contact Pastor Melinda (E: Melinda@BeingtheChurchLB.org)
Location: Los Altos UMC
Our next study will be about Jesus AND Paul, with an emphasis on the author who wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. There will be NO homework in this 9 week study.
Thursday mornings, beginning May 4th
10 to11:30am via Zoom
All are invited regardless of any previous biblical knowledge.
For more information, contact Rev. Dan Lewis at Grace on 3rd.
Coffee hour provides refreshments directly following Worship. Coffee Hour serves more than the purpose of fulfilling snack attacks and satisfying caffeine withdrawal.
It brings us together for fellowship!!
If you are looking for an opportunity to foster fellowship among our congregation and guests, this may be the ministry just for you!
A sign up sheet has been posted in Wesley Hall, sign up online below, or see Nancy Thomas for more information!
The 2023 Relay For Life event is Saturday, June 3rd and now is the time to start signing up for the Being The Church team! This year we are happy to invite members from all of our Being the Church cohorts to join our team and walk with us in an effort transformation of the world for the sake of others by fighting cancer!
Relay participants are determined to help the American Cancer Society fight all stages of all cancers, in all communities and this event has been an important mission of both BHUMC and Los Altos UMC for many years.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life events bring communities together, where teams take turns walking or running around a track or path. Symbolizing that no one should face cancer alone, we take turns or walk together to show our passion for seeing the end of cancer in our lifetime.
Please join our team and walk with us or make a donation to support our fundraising goal. Everyone who contributes is part of the solution!
To Learn more or register follow the link HERE.
Lori & Erin
Being the Church Team Captains
It’s that time again! Registration for Groundlings Camp 2023 is officially open!
Don’t wait- visit our website now to sign up the kids for a summer of music, crafts, service, arts, recreation, and lots more in store!
Visit here to register: https://beingthechurchlb.churchcenter.com/.../events/1645630
Groundlings Day Camp is a multi-generational ministry of Being the Church, Long Beach. We strive to offer every Groundlings camper a sense of deep belonging in a supportive community of peers through a whole lot of recreation and play, creativity, and fun. Paired in “family groups” throughout the day, Groundlings campers learn about themselves and one another, and our collective faith story.
Camp runs Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Campers must be entering Kindergarten - 8th grade
Join us for a sleepover and get a taste of youth fun! We welcome upper elementary students to join our middle school youth for a weekend of fun & service!
Friday Night at 5:30 pm drop off at at Belmont Heights UMC.
Saturday morning pick up options:
- Pick up at 8:00 am at Belmont Heights
- Pick up your youth at 8:00 am and join us for Servant Saturday
- Have your youth brought to Servant Saturday at Farm Lot 59 and pick them up at 11:00 am
Cost is $10 per person to cover dinner & breakfast
Did you know we Live Stream our services on YouTube? Or you can catch up on any service you missed!
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How can we pray with you today?
Share your praises, joys, concerns, illnesses and gratitude so we can pray collectively with you!
Fill out a Prayer Card or Contact the church office with your requests!
Email: email@example.com and please make sure to note PRAYER REQUEST as the subject and if we can share your prayer request!
Church family and neighbors in need of prayers this week:
Our beloved Theresa and our beloved Elinor
Praise & Joy for Make a Difference Day!
Prayers for those struggling with health issues
Prayers for those who struggle - may they feel the light and love surrounding them.
Prayers of healing of mind, body, and spirit.
Prayers of thanks for all of our blessings.
Eternal God, thank you for calling us to serve you, no matter our age. Empower us to do your good work throughout our lives. Amen.
(From the Upper Room - 2023)
BHUMC April Birthdays
April 2nd - Brian Ortal
April 12th - Luc Niren
April 16th - Theo Lacsamana
April 18th - Andrew Spjut-Wilcox
April 19th - Jenn Wilcox
April 28th - Ian Nolte
April 29th - Kathleen Rockmore
If you don't see your special day listed or any information is incorrect, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can all celebrate your blessed day with you!
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- Sunday, April 30, 2023
- Check-in and Kick Off begins 11:30 am
- Depart for projects approx. 12:45 pm
- Location: Temple Israel Long Beach
Registration open until April 21st
If you miss the deadline, show up to BHMADD at check in and we will find an open project for you to help with!
So many nonprofit organizations in Long Beach spend their time and money giving back to others, so let's show them some love and give them the help they deserve!
Sign up NOW for a day of giving back and help our beautiful community. Click here to see all of our amazing volunteer opportunities or sign up for the projects below that could really use some extra help!
Light lunch will be served thanks to Domino's Pizza on Redondo!