Religion Quick Hits 06/16/12
Saving Temperance Christian band at Church of God
Saving Temperance, a local award-winning Christian band, will perform in this year’s “Splash Into Summer” on Sunday at the Porterville Church of God.
The free community event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and offers free barbecued hot dogs, water bounce slides, water games and grass volleyball. Children ages 5-12 can also pre-register for this year’s free Vacation Bible School, which will run Monday, Aug. 6 through Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Saving Temperance will play a worship set that includes singles from its latest album, Back Home. The band was named winner of the Indie Artist Showcase/Rock Category at Spirit West Coast last year, and plays frequently in Porterville area churches.
The Church of God is located at 940 W. Jubilee Lane by the W. Westfield/Highway 65 overpass. For more information, call Pastor David White at 789-328
Congregational Church having Study Sessions
The members of the First Congregational Church located at 165 E. Mill Ave. have begun a series of study sessions to better understand what it means to be a Congregationalist. The informational side will be presented at the adult Bible studies, Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The sermons on Sunday mornings will be at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Stephanie Doss will attend at a later date. Rev. John Eby has expressed the extreme importance for all officers and leaders of the local church to attend the adult studies about the Congregational history and polity. For more information, contact the church office at 784-5340.
‘Custom Harvester?’ service on Sunday
Pastor Les Lungren’s reflection for this Sunday’s worship service is, “Custom Harvester.” The service starts at 11 a.m. with the weekly hymn sing followed at 11:15 with the worship service. Children join their families for the worship service and are excused to their Sunday School classes following the Children’s Moment during the service. Special music will be provided by Jonathan Leach.
Friends and members of the church are reminded to return their baby bottles for support of the Porterville Pregnancy Resource Center. Coffee Hour follows the service and all are welcome.
Pickle Ball continues on Sunday evenings in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday for the 13-19 year old age group. Adult Pickle Ball will be held at 7 p.m., also in the Fellowship Hall, starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings. All are welcome for these activities.
First United Methodist Church is located at 344 E. Morton Ave., Porterville. For more information, call 784-4232.
Scott Bosler to speak at SDA Church on June 23
Porterville Seventh-day Adventist Church welcomes Scott Bosler as guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Saturday, June 23. His topic will be “Porterville Seventh-day Adventist Church at Its Best,” based on Philippians 2:1-11. The community is invited to this free presentation.
Bosler earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Hope International University and received his Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. His first pastorate was in Visalia, and he also served as pastor of the Evangelical Free Church in Porterville from 2000-2005.
Bosler is currently a partner of Central Valley Insurance Agency in Visalia. Porterville SDA Church is located at the northeast corner of Highway 65 and Linda Vista.
For more information, contact the church office at 784-6031.
Hillside Community Church invites â€¨kids to Sky VBS
A summer kids’ event called Sky will be hosted at Hillside Community Church from Sunday, June 24 to Thursday, June 28. At Sky, faith and imagination soar as kids discover that everything is possible with God. Kids will learn that ‘Everything is possible with God’ (Mark 10:27) as they participate in memorable Bible-learning activities to remind them to trust God, sing catchy songs, play fun games, dig into yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible adventures, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fly Away Finale — a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:10 p.m.
Kids at Sky will help support a missions effort to assist an orphanage in Mexico.
Sky is for kids from age 4 (by June 24, 2012) to entering 6 grade (fall 2012) and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. Hillside Community Church is located east of Highway 65 on the frontage road at 1091 Linda Vista Ave., Porterville. Register at the church office or online at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/HillsideCommunity . For more information, call (559) 783-2636.