Join me for the CE National Celebration January 28th at 6pm at Norwalk Grace Brethren Church. This is the one week each year where you can say HELLO to Ed Lewis and the CE National team. Some of us will meet here at 8109 Greenleaf Avenue then head out to the celebration. Speak with Bob Hetzler if you want to travel with the group.               

We’ve got another SILVER PALACE LUNCH planned for February 18th. Put it on your calendar now.

Us Whittier Pastors and some local missionaries met this past Thursday at Whittier Area Community Church to plan on upcoming community events like the February prayer summit and Serve Whittier weekend coming in April.

Every February the churches in the Whittier area meet on one Saturday for concentrated and focused prayer. It’s a great idea that God’s people come together for prayer. This year’s Prayer Summit is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018. The location is the Salvation Army facility on Pickering just north of Whittier Blvd. Join me for some prayer during that day.

My pastor friend, Roy Halberg, is planing to travel across the United States on bike during 2018. He and his wife, Andrea, are with us today in worship. I’ve asked him to share his trip plans and how he is planning to use the trip to benefit God’s work overseas.

January 29-31, I will be heading out with other pastors, missionaries and church leaders from this Southwest area of the country for several days of prayer and study in the Scriptures (up near Lake Hughes).  We call this gathering the SOUTHWEST FOCUS RETREAT as there are similar retreats held in various regions of the United States during the year. Pray for us in our time together. Our focus this year is Creating a Culture of Apprenticeship for Leadership Development

God’s best to you,

Pastor Richard