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2018 Women's Retreat Recap


The women of Sovereign Grace gathered last Saturday to be encouraged to draw near to God through spiritual disciplines. They did more than talk about it. As part of the retreat, they put them into practice. There were times of private prayer and reflection, small group prayer and Bible reading, and large group thanksgiving and singing. Not to mention lots of good food, making new friends, and enjoying a day away from regular life.  

God is not impressed with our spiritual disciplines

But he does want to bless us through time with Him. And God was eager to bless the ladies on Saturday. Read what a couple of them had to say:

"God is not impressed with our quiet times." I was taken aback by this truth at the women's retreat. It is so easy to get caught up in thinking that somehow quiet times and spiritual disciplines will earn God's favor, yet this is so far from the truth. At the women's retreat, I was reminded that quiet times are means of grace, not means to grace. How much more delightful it is to draw near with confidence knowing this!

I appreciated Saturday so much. The event was well-organized and well-executed. I felt like the time spent on each aspect of communing with God was appropriate and encouraging. I was most excited about praying through Psalms. Oftentimes, I find my reading is disconnected from how I feel in my day-to-day, but that is something I feel like I can do to connect God's word with my daily life and see where my struggles match those of the psalmists.   I loved everything about the day, and can't wait till we have another ladies' day!

Looking for some resources to follow-up from the retreat?  Here are some recommendations:

  1. Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines by David Mathis
  2. The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent
  3. Sing a New Song: A Woman's Guide to the Psalms by Lydia Brownback

Check out the photos on Facebook.

Grace For Your Marriage

Make Your Marriage Beautiful

Marriage is a complicated, and sometimes messy, journey. But it doesn't have to be. If you want to enjoy a beautiful, life-long relationship, you'll need more than romance, shared interests, and mutual attraction. You need realistic expectations, radical commitments, and most need grace.

If you'd like an opportunity to grow, join others from our sister church, Sovereign Grace Church of Pasadena, for a 1.5 day marriage conference on February 9 & 10.

Register now.

Is Your Marriage Disappointing?

It's easy to be disappointed in marriage. It's easy for our hopes and dreams to be dashed. Our expectations of married life are not as rosy as we imagined.

We buy into the delusion that our biggest problem is outside of us. We blame our spouse. We blame our circumstances. We rarely take seriously the nature of our own sin. 

So what can we do?

If you would like to learn and grow, attend the "What Did You Expect?" Marriage Conference hosted by our sister church, Sovereign Grace Church of Pasadena. It's a Friday evening and Saturday in February to work on the very things that make marriage challenging. Take advantage of this opportunity.

Get more info and register.

You Made Christmas Eve Wonderful

A picnic in the morning and beautiful, candlelight service in the evening.

Thank you for celebrating Christ and making memories together.

Invite Your Friends To Christmas Eve

Breakfast Picnic in the Plaza from 10:30AM - 12:00pm

Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year. We are canceling our morning service and replacing it with a breakfast picnic in the Plaza. Donuts, bagels, coffee, and a scavenger hunt for the young and young at heart.

Traditional Christmas Eve Service from 6:00PM - 6:45pm

Every year our Christmas Eve service is wonderful, not because of what we do, but because of Who we proclaim.

We want to equip you to welcome your friends, family, and neighbors to hear the good news that they can be forgiven of all their sins and experience peace with God through Jesus.

We have a couple of tools for you:

  1. Use our Christmas Eve webpage to promote digitally (Facebook, etc.).
  2. Postcards with the details of our Christmas Eve service will be in the lobby this Sunday. Feel free grab a few and pass them out.

Thanks for loving your neighbors and seeking to acquaint them with the Savior.

*Parents, please note there will not be childcare during our Christmas Eve Service.

Sign Up For Our Christmas Eve Choirs

Sign-ups are officially open for our two Christmas Eve choirs. This year we are having an adult and a kids choir singing at our Christmas Eve Service

If you're interested. Refer to the details and then sign-up below.

For the kids choir:

  • Age range is 4 - 10 years old.
  • They need to be available for a rehearsal the week of Christmas Eve.
  • There are no auditions. If they can make it to the rehearsal, they're in the choir.

For the adult choir:

  • All teens and adults welcome. If you have prior choral experience, a background in music, or just like to sing then you're invited.
  • You need to be available for a rehearsal the week of Christmas Eve.
  • There are no auditions. If you can make it to the rehearsal, you're in the choir.

Fill out the interest form for your child, yourself, or both of you.



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