Loving Our LGBTQ+ Neighbors

HOW TO BE A GRACIOUS PART OF A COMMUNITY EMBROILED IN CONTROVERSY

The topic of sexual identity is a contentious issue. Opinions are strong. Confusion abounds. We need Biblical clarity and Biblical compassion to engage in ways that glorify God and provide a compelling witness to our neighbors.

We want to equip you to do just that.

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING SEMINAR
GUEST SPEAKER: JOSH BLOUNT
THURSDAY APRIL 25, 2019
7PM-9PM
CHAPEL OF ORANGE

RSVP below.

Name *
Name
LatestChurch Staff
Have You Memorized The Verse For January?

January’s Verse: John 1:1-5 (ESV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

We’ve challenged you to memorize 12 Bible verses in 2019. If you’ve yet to complete the verse for January, there’s still time.

You’ve Got 9 More Days

Prove you completed the Bible memorization challenge for this month by:

  1. Recording a video and send it to info@sovgraceoc.org. You’re on the honor system, but do your best to keep your eyes on the camera the whole time.
    OR

  2. Head to our Welcome Desk on a Sunday morning and recite it to one of the Connect Team members. After you do, send an email to info@sovgraceoc.org letting us know which Connect Team member you recited it to.

Get God’s Word In Your Mind And Heart

LatestChurch Staff
An Ordinary Church

God does extraordinary things in ordinary churches.

In part 3 of our 4-part sermon series on the culture of our church, Pastor Dustin preached from Acts 2:42-47. He reminded us that there is no shame being ordinary Christians in an ordinary church. Our ordinary, day-in, day-out efforts are the very stage on which God does His extraordinary work.

Listen to the sermon.

Our 2019 Women's Retreat

Friendships
Fellowship
Fresh Mountain Air

Registration is open for our 2019 Women’s Retreat! Sovereign Grace Churches of Orange and Santa Ana are co-hosting. We will be at Mt. Kare in Wrightwood, CA.

Ladies, don’t miss this opportunity to connect with God and with one another. These moments away from the busyness of everyday life are good for your soul and good for your friendships with other women.

Gentlemen, you have a part to play! Take the kids. Set aside the funds. Make sure your wife, fiance, or girlfriend is there. Do whatever you have to do.

Details

All women age 16 and older from inside and outside the church are invited. Cost is $150/attendee. Carpooling and scholarships are available.

Register for the 2019 Women’s Retreat.

LatestChurch Staff
Jump In To Sunday School

Know What You Believe
Know Why You Believe It

Sunday School is in session and there’s no better time to jump in than now. We are working through the New City Catechism developing our understanding of core Christian beliefs.

Sundays
9:30am
Woman’s Club Gardens

For the new Christian, come and learn what you believe.

For the veteran Christian, clarify and sharpen your convictions.

Additional Resources

  • Use the web app or mobile app to take yourself through the catechism. There are 52 questions and answers, one for each week of the year. Memorize the question and answer for each week and engage with the material they provide. There is also a devotional to help you meditate and apply what you’re learning.

  • Make time for your family to go through it together and utilize the New City Catechism for kids.

The more we learn about God, the more we love Him.

A New Church In Santa Ana

THE FINAL CORD IS CUT

This coming Sunday our brothers and sisters at Sovereign Grace Church of Santa Ana celebrate their inaugural service as an independent church. Over two years meeting as a small group. Over a year of public services. As of Sunday, they are officially a distinct local church.

THANK YOU

Thank you for sending your friends to reach new people in Santa Ana.
Thank you for giving.
Thank you God for establishing a new church in Downtown Santa Ana.

LatestDustin Smetona
Our Commitments To One Another
IMG_8139.jpg

Our “Membership Agreement” outlines the commitments that we, as members of Sovereign Grace Church, make to one another in the sight of God. This is not a mere formality. It’s the backbone of our fellowship with one another.

If you’re a member, take another look at the agreement. Let it renew your appreciation for your brothers and sisters who’ve committed themselves to you. Let it remind you of the commitments you’ve made to them.

If you’re not a member, take a look and get a feel for the kind of church we are. A church committed to the gospel. A church committed to one another. A church committed to being a church.

Read the Membership Agreement.

Church Staff
Serve As A Hospice Volunteer

Move Toward The Margins

On Sunday Pastor Dustin shared an opportunity for us to show the mercy of Christ to those approaching the end of their lives. For the past year he has been volunteering for an organization providing hospice care in our neighborhood. Hospice is home care for people whose medical condition means they likely have less than 6 months to live.

These people are often lonely and sometimes hopeless. They are usually confined to their beds. They are in need of a friend who can offer them the comfort of the gospel.

You don’t have to be a professional. You just need to have a big heart.

Should I sign up?

This is not for everybody. You should prayerfully consider joining if:

  1. You sense the Lord calling you to serve in this way.

  2. You are comfortable dealing with death.

  3. You are comfortable being in a medical environment.

  4. You can work with all kinds of different people in potentially tense situations.

  5. You want to help those who are grieving.

  6. You have 1-2 hours per week to volunteer.

If that’s you, click the link below to fill out the interest form. Pastor Dustin will follow up with you directly.

Put me on the interest list to volunteer.

Thanks for loving those on the margins.

LatestChurch Staff