Claudia and I returned home yesterday from being up in the local mountains for the week at Forest Home family camp. Every day was full of fun and food great child care plus Bible teachers from all over the United States. Our speakers taught from the book of Joshua and 1 Corinthians 13. Some years a group of you families come with us. Speak with Claudia or myself if you are interested in attending with us in 2017. Forest Home is the same conference center that our Willing Workers and Men’s Retreats go to.

I handed out the treasures from my Toronto trip on Sunday morning, July 31. I wandered around during the 60 Count and shared the bottles of Canadian Maple Leaf Syrup plus a Canadian football along with a few other trinkets. The financial reports and ministry reports are on the table in the lobby for you to stop by and pick up.

August 21 is our final Summer Sunday for 2016. We will have dinner and a speaker and our summer baptism all at my house. If you would like to be baptized that day, please speak with Larry Olguin today.

Does the California bill SB 1146 threaten California Christian Colleges’ religious freedom? I have a letter the President of Grace College sent me recently that I want to share with you plus an insightful article from Christianity Today magazine. I have placed copies of this material at the Information Center today for you.

Mrs. Ramos is recovering from her recent knee surgery. She is planning on returning to her piano playing during our services upon her full recovery.

Tomorrow evening is the final Concert in the Park at our house. Get the details on the ad on the next page.

This coming Saturday we are having a goodbye gathering for Kyle Cherryholmes from 2-5pm (he will be in church with us on August 14 for our final hug and prayer send off). After the gathering for Kyle we are heading out to the Quakes baseball game which starts at 7:05pm. Buy your tickets today from Ryan Todd for $10 or contact the church office at (562) 693-7680.

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard