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You may add your prayer request to our prayer wall using the form below. Once your prayer request is received, we will share it according to your instructions. Feel free to submit as many prayer requests as you like!


Father, thank you for continuing to bring Ron H to salvation, for moving in his heart, circumstances, and mind. For doing whatever it takes to reach his heart for Christ, and keep him from being separated from You, Lord, forever. Thank you for sending righteous men into his life to minister to him, and for showing Ron how to repent and be led to Christ. Please don't give up on him. I know You won't.

Received: May 7, 2024

Richard Chatham

Thank you for your prayers for Dolores Wright since her neck injury in February. She has continued to improve and has had the "Halo" removed. She will be in a neck brace for three more weeks. Pray for her continued recovery and return to her active life.

Received: May 4, 2024

Debbie van Sprakelaar

We will be holding a Celebration of Life for Dan Brown at Bridges this Monday, May 6, 11am in the Worship Center. We invite all community members to join us in honoring his memory and offering support to his loved ones during this difficult time. If you would like to contribute, you are welcome to bring a dessert or salad to share, which can be dropped off in Bldg. C. Your presence and prayers for Esther and the family are greatly appreciated as we come together to remember and celebrate the life of Dan Brown.

Received: May 2, 2024

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Anita Finefrock

This came from Carol Ray.

Lisa (their daughter-in-law) is in the hospital with an abscess in her colon. Stephen took her to the ER Sunday morning and they admitted her. She has not been feeling well for about a week and knew from the symptoms it was diverticulitis which she has had before. A doctor prescribed antibiotics but she was not getting better and the pain was getting worse. A c-scan showed the abscess. Unless another c-scan shows it has gotten smaller she will probably have surgery to remove that part of her colon. She was still running a fever today. We would all appreciate prayers and if you could forward the information to whoever puts out prayer requests to the church we would really be grateful.

Thanks so much. We continue to pray for Bridges every night. We will update as we know more.

Received: May 1, 2024

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I am isolated “in the middle of nowhere” as a 43-year-old widow with a dog. I’m very lonely and miss my husband, my mom who lives too far to visit, and an old friend who recently left me. I am deeply depressed and need close attachments. Should I move? Where? When? How? Please help with peace and direction.

Received: April 17, 2024

Anita Finefrock

For any interested in attending a Celebration of Life for Jean Friesen, or sending a condolence card to the family, please note the Celebration will be Saturday, Feb 24 at 11:30 am at their daughter’s home.

Donna Lee

11547 Forty Niner Circle

Gold River CA 95570

Received: February 20, 2024

edward chen

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please give us more rain until May. I looked at April and it's not looking very good. We need more rain all the way until May. March does too. Thanks for the rain that we got recently. In Jesus name you pray Amen!

Received: February 14, 2024

Anita Finefrock

Ruth Gunther passed away 2/10/24. Please be in prayer for their family.

The family is working on setting a date for mom’s celebration of life and will give an update on the location, date & time. Here is a short note from the family..

Looking forward to a beautiful time celebrating our mom’s life with Jesus & the legacy both our parents left for us all.

Terri, Tim & Randy

Received: February 13, 2024

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Margaret A Torres

My husband, Alex passed away on July 14.

Please pray for family members as we grieve his loss.

There will be a celebration of life at Bridges Community Church on Friday, Sept. 8 at 11:00 AM.

Received: July 31, 2023

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Debbie van Sprakelaar

Sharing and reminder for Howie's Celebration of Life this Saturday at Bridges at 11am.

Howie's family posted this in the Tri-City Voice:

Howard Elton Thompson

March 22, 1936 - February 25, 2023

Resident of Fremont

Howie Thompson, beloved Papa (father, grandfather, great grandfather), teacher and coach, and a true friend to many, passed away on February 25 in Fremont due to medical complications and age.

Howard Thompson was born March 22, 1936 in Hayward, California. He grew up in the East Bay, raised in Castro Valley and Hayward, before finally settling down in Fremont for over 60 years.

Howie graduated from Hayward High School in 1954. Married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Thompson, on June 19,1955. Attended San Jose State University where he earned his degree in Physical Education and his California Teaching Credential. He earned his master's degree in Physical Education from California State University, Hayward and a second master's in Administration and Supervision from University of La Verne. Howard Thompson taught and coached at San Lorenzo High School for nearly 25 years. He then transferred to Bohannan Alternative High School where he served as a teacher and principal before retiring in June 1996.

Relationships were vitally important to Howard. His relationship with his family. friends, students, and most importantly his relationship with his Savior, Jesus Christ were key components in his life.

First and foremost was his relationship with our Lord Jesus. He loved attending Bridges Community Church, formerly Fremont Evangelical Free Church, where he was actively involved since the 1960s. He worked with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), where he turned his life over to God and His Son, Jesus in the mid 1960s. He used the "Huddle Groups" idea of FCA to present the life and death of his Savior to students, parents, and fellow teachers. Beginning in the 1970s, Nancy and Howard supported Young Life with their programs at numerous high schools throughout the Bay Area.

Family relationships were next on his relationships. Howie was married for over 62 years to his lovely wife Nancy. They had three children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Howie lost his beloved Nancy in January 2018. He is survived by his caring family: their son Danny and his wife Sandi who

live in Whittier, California; daughter Teri who lives in Fremont; and son Scott and his wife Kristy who live in Livermore. He has six grandchil dren: Teri's son and daughter: Jesse and Jeni and their families; Danny and Sandi's daughter and son, Emily and Zac; and Scott and Kristy's boys, Cody and Nolan. He also has three Great Grand Children: Jesse III, Wayne, and Mila Grace.

Howard was also a loving uncle to Craig, Lorita, Howard, Kim and Laurie, and their families.

Finally, his relationship with his friends. They were like family to him also. He maintained friendships with his fellow teachers and many of the students he taught and coached over the years. He would attend weekly activities with his church friends, from Band of Brothers and ROMEOs to the many fellowship groups in the church.

A Celebration of Life for Howard Thompson will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 beginning 11:00am at Bridges Community Church at 505 Driscoll Road in Fremont. There will be a reception in the church's gymnasium for a time of food and fellowship following the memorial service.

May we remember Howie Thompson with great love and fondness and celebrate the impact he had on all our lives. Thank you, Papa. We love you and miss you tremendously.

Received: April 26, 2023

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