Join us. Pray with us. Love the City.
ALSO: Children's activities, Hot Chocolate, Christmas Carols and Christmas story, a message, and all-around family fun
*Family Pictures and Kids' activities begin at5 p.m., and the carols begin at 6:15 p.m.*
I was blessed to meet Pastor Cedric and his wife Karen at a Gospel Ventures network dinner. We immediately connected as they are laboring in south Los Angeles/north Long Beach; which is not far from us in Hawthorne. We had a great conversation about church planting, family life, and the balancing act that we as pastors are called to between prioritizing family, and making sure we are faithfully shepherding the people God has blessed us to serve. Cedric is a warm, biblical, powerful servant of the Lord, and we will be blessed to hear from Him regarding engaging the community around us.
- Pastor Chris McCulloch
Stone Table Church has the privilege of being prayed over, and sent out by our sending church, Generations Church. To simply state it, without any partnering, or sending church, Generations Church stepped in, gave generously of influence, resources, time, coaching, platform, and love. They are truly a model of what a church-planting church should be, and we would not be where we are, preparing for Sunday mornings in 2018, if not for the kingdom minded love of Generations Church.
We’d love it if you joined with us this Sunday, as we have the privilege of being prayed over, and sent by Generations. We thank God for Generations, and will continue to interact with them in many capacities as we progress forward. The interdependence of the New Testament church is clear from scripture, and Generations has been a place where we can lean, learn, grow, and find healing in the redeeming work of Jesus.
Services start at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning (12/17) at Los Alamitos High School. It would be a blessing to our team to see you there.
November Recap: Loving and serving the voiceless
Yolanda Dunn, Resolve to Rise*
Last month, Yolanda Dunn came to Stone Table Church to share her testimony of victory over sexual assault with us. She shared about her own personal trials and how the gospel has brought her to a place of freedom and wholeness and into a role of advocacy for victims of abuse. She was able to speak on the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse in our community and shared with us what many victims endure and the guilt that surrounds them in their daily lives - the blame, the silence, the fear, and what happens after the abuse is exposed - and how we, as a church can walk circumspectly and serve, love, and apply the gospel to those who have been hurt in this way.
Resolve to Rise works tirelessly in the community to educate children, adolescents, teens, families, and the community in hopes of preventing abuse and helping victims find their voice and find restoration.
Voice of the Refugees provides practical services for refugees like ESL classes, translation, transportation, Social Services arrangements, helping find affordable housing and with budgeting, insurance, taxes, and teaching them to create resumés and how to search for jobs. They even assist with furnishing the homes of those in need.
“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God."
- Leviticus 19:33-34