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VBS Needs

Many items are needed for donation or loan for our Everest VBS. You can download a complete list here:

VBS Needs List

Ydonation listou may also go to the web site below to sign up online to donate. We appreciate your generosity.

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Tri-Tip Take Home Dinner

Father’s Day Tri-Tip Take-Home Dinner $40, Sunday, June 21

Tickets on sale beginning, Sunday, May 17th. Proceeds go to  High School Summer Camp

Dinner includes whole Tri-Tip, salad, garlic bread, beans,and cookies. Ticket on sale on the patio on Sundays or call the church office at 238-4419.

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Rock-N-Water High School Summer Camp

14278166046_a3e771737d_oHigh School Students, are you looking for adventure this summer? Sign up for Rock-N-Water Summer Camp, June 29-July 3, 2015, and enjoy 4 days of river rafting, camping, rock climbing, and more. Cost is $380.  We anticipate reducing that cost with our Tri-Tip   fundraiser. Deadline to sign up is  Sunday, June 14. $100 deposit required to hold your spot. Contact Nick at 238-4419 for more information.




Sunday in the Park

Park dayJoin us on Sunday, April 26 after second service for “Sunday in the Park”, an all church picnic at Barney Schwartz Park. Bring your own lunch, any lawn chairs, games, etc. We will be meeting at the upper Large Pavilion area. Bring a homemade pie for our Pie Contest! Contact Scott Bess at for more information.


Register for VBS 2015

Save the Dates!! – June 22nd-26th 2015

Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power. Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges. 

Cost is $15  per child through June 12; $20 after June 12. Deadline to register is June 19. 




Age:  Our Preschool VBS program is for children ages 3-5  and is limited to 18 children.  The regular VBS program is designed for children who have COMPLETED Kindergarten through COMPLETED 5th grade. If your child will enter Kindergarten next year (’15-’16) they must enroll in our preschool program.

Friends:  For Early Registration ONLY: We will do our best to accommodate ONE request. If being with a friend or sibling is crucial for your child, please indicate their buddy’s name in registration form.

Cost: Early registration discount through June 12th – $15.00 per child. June 13th-June 22 $20.00 per child. There is no family discount. We have lowered prices for early registration to compensate for this.

Volunteers are needed. Contact Scott Bess at 238-4419.


Family Night-Last Wed.of the Month



Join us for Family Night on Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm. For a great time of  worship, devotional, and family fun


Join Our Tech Team

We are in need of people to help with technical ministries on Sunday mornings! We will train you. Once you’ve been trained, we will only schedule you once per month (one practice and one Sunday), we promise! Unless, of course, you’d like to serve more often…Don’t let all of those fancy buttons on the soundboard scare you anymore! Please contact Robert or Shelanie Voorheis at (805) 238-4419 or



Children’s Ministry Wish List

Children’s ministry is in need of some supplies for their classrooms. You can help update our supplies by purchasing any of the items on our wish list. Thank you for your generosity.

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K-2nd Grade Teacher—1st Service

3rd-5th Grade Teacher—    1st Service

Preschool Helper—2nd     Service

1st-2nd Grade Helper—    2nd Service

3rd-5th Grade Teacher/       Helpers—2nd      Service Muralists


Dress Up Clothes

Treasure Chest Toys


Books For Reading Center


Play dough

Carpet Squares

Toddler Beanbags

Flat screen 46-52’’ TV

Apple TV


Train Sets



C.A.R.E. Connection Begins January 13

C.A.R.E. Connection AM 2015 Session begins Tuesday, January 13  at 9:15 A.M. at First Baptist Church in the Ministry Center.

Mom2Mom led by Heather Bess
Mom2Mom is a gathering of women in all stages of motherhood to connect and partner together as they seek Christ and His Word. 2015 Session will be studying the book Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. Cost is $14.00 for book.


Biblical Feasts led by Debra Nicolds

Throughout the Old Testament, God commanded the people of Israel to observe feasts and holy days to remember the mighty things that He had done. This class will help us understand and experience God’s appointed feasts and what they mean to us as followers of Jesus. There is no fee for this class.


The Gospel of Mark  led by Sandy Garman

The earliest of all the Gospels, Mark could more accurately be called, “The  Gospel according to Peter.” Journey with us through this Gospel account of who Jesus is and what he came to do from the eyewitness of John Mark and Peter. There is no fee for this class.


Becoming a Woman of Faith/Becoming a Woman of Prayer

led by Karen Bess

This study will take you through 2 books by Cynthia Heald and help you develop a life of worship, surrender, patience, and prayer as you deepen your relationship with God and become more like Jesus.  $10 for each book


C.A.R.E. Connection PM returns on Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30 PM


Behold, Jesus Is Coming!: Revelation   led by Janine Kramer

We often think revelation is too hard to understand. Bu it is not. This study will remove your fear of the unknown, give you hope for tomorrow , and give you new confidence in God’s sovereignty and justice. Cost is $10 for book



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