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November

Here at Bridges, November marks a season of prayer and thanksgiving. We give thanks to Jesus for the overwhelming abundance of love and care he showers upon us – and we invite you to join us as we pray for His blessing over our community. If you’re looking to make a difference this season, check out some of the opportunities to serve in November and December. 

SUNDAY MORNINGS   

11:00 am on campus and live-streamed via Facebook or on our website; or on-demand via the website anytime. 

Encounter: Discover life-changing moments
What made Jesus so compelling? Learn from first-person accounts what Jesus said or did to transform their lives. We’ll focus on the diversity of each encounter and how it can encourage us as we share the story of our journey with Jesus with others.
November 6: “Blind Man,” John 9:1-15, Phillip Pattison
November 13: “Lazarus,” John 11:1-44, Nate Glaze
November 20: “Mary (of Bethany),” John 12:1-11, Tim Chui 

**NEW FIVE-WEEK SERIES BEGINNING NOVEMBER 27**
The Thrill of Hope: Love, Joy, Hope, and Peace in a weary world For many children, Christmas brings anticipation and excitement. But for adults, everything from bills to impossibly long to-do lists can erode that thrill of hope. This series helps us discover the true thrill of hope – the story of God entering into our world — and turning despair into hope, shame to love, weariness to joy and conflict to peace. This is why the weary world rejoices.
November 27: “From Despair to Hope,” Luke 1:1-25, Nate Glaze

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BRIDGES

Student Camp fundraiser lunch – Sunday November 13  
Help our students get to camp this summer by grabbing lunch after church. We’re serving Curry Rice Bowls with chapati, dal, raita and mango lassi. $10. 

Hearty Harvest – Sunday, November 20, 12:30-3pm, Bridges Parking Lot 
Hearty Harvest is a Thanksgiving Connection Event that partners our church with low-income families for a bag full of groceries & a gift card. The primary purpose of the event is to facilitate meaningful connections between our church and those in need, not just providing resources. We need volunteers in all capacities to make this event a success. Sign up to serve HERE. Contact Debbie at debbiev@bridgescc.org for more information.  

Women’s Prayer Connection – Saturday, December 3, 9-11am, Café 
Discover a fresh, new and colorful way to enrich your prayer life and your connection with God. We will have worship time, a testimony, and explore a prayer technique from the book Praying in Color. No need to be an artist. All materials provided. No childcare. Please RSVP by November 23 HERE. Questions? Contact Marie Saito, msaito420@gmail.com or Alice Mathias, alicemathias84@gmail.com. 

Prayer & Support
We believe prayer is an important part of our life as a church body. Sign up to receive our prayer and support email HERE. Do you need prayer? Submit your prayer requests HERE. 

Pray for Rancho Genesis Team 
On November 2326, a small group from Bridges will travel to Mexico to visit the boys at CAHOVA orphanage. Please pray for safe travel and meaningful time with the boys. 

Christmas Cheer Adopt-a-Family
Individuals, families and Life Groups have the opportunity to adopt one of the 25+ families identified in our community and shower them with love and support by providing gifts for their children this Christmas. Sign up HERE to adopt a family, or to participate in other ways; to donate, to purchase gifts with donated funds, or to help distribute gifts to homes. Contact Debbie at debbiev@bridgescc.org for more information. 

Christmas Season
Making holiday plans? We are! Christmas Eve services will be at 6 and 8pm, with childcare for Nursery-PreK at 6pm only. There will be family-friendly gatherings in the gym on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Family Ministry classes for Nursery-High School will not be open. Look for more details in the December newsletter. 

Join the Team
Bridges Worship Ministry is hiring a part-time (25 hours a week) admin. We’re looking for someone who enjoys communication, details, organizing, and has the desire to support our Worship, Communications & First Impressions teams. Find the full job description HERE. Please contact Worship Arts Pastor, Saúl Valadez Radaid at saulr@bridgescc.org.