Last week we closed our "Chain Reaction" chapter of nearly five years. If you were there, I think you would agree with me when I say God did it in pretty epic "City Church" style. If you missed the video we showed, watch it here
now (and have a tissue box handy). =)
And just like that... our new journey begins!
We have hit the ground running over here at the new campus at 701 W. Broadway. We have people working virtually all day every day to get the campus in shape for the "soft launch" this Sunday at 10:10am. Let me specify again...
This is a "SOFT LAUNCH."
There are a lot of things that aren't going to be ready. One time I went to Disneyland and they were working on the Finding Nemo Submarine. They had these little holes you could peek through to see the work, but that was it... this week might feel a bit like that.
Let me share a few things to be prepared for this Sunday.
1. City Kids will be happening in the Community Center
(formerly known as the Fellowship Hall). We had hoped to have the kids' rooms ready by Sunday, but between paint issues and delays with carpet orders, they won't be. We hope to have the kids' rooms open and ready sometime within the next month or two. We are working on it, but that's where we're at for right now. It will still be fun, clean, and safe, they just won't be in their usual areas (yet).
2. We need as many of you as possible to park at the library across the street
. Quite frankly, we don't know what to expect in terms of crowds, but if last week was an indication of anything... it's better to be prepared. So if you can, please arrive a little early and allow time to cross the street (legally please).
3. We are having a "Hot Dog BBQ" after the service
. We wanted to do more than that, but the cost of meat is so high that we decided... hot dogs it is! If you'd like to, we are asking people to consider bringing side dishes. We'll have tables set up in the courtyard. Just drop off your stuff in a cooler before service around that area and we'll be good to go. Email Alyson@LoveHopeCity.com
if you can bring something (no worries if you can't).
4. It will probably be a bit warm in the sanctuary on Sunday
. We are pricing out some air conditioning repairs needed for the sanctuary, but it will most likely be a while as we are looking at anywhere from $8-$20 thousand dollars to fix the issues. Please bring a little fan and dress cooler.
That's it... come on out this Sunday to open a new chapter at City Church with us!
LAST CHURCH WORKDAY BEFORE THE SOFT LAUNCH
It has been so cool to see the young all the way up to the "seasoned" saints getting stuff DONE at our Saturday serve days. To date, we have cleared out 6-8 rooms, primed 90% of the interior courtyard, primed most of the kids' rooms, started bringing the gardening back to life, and much more all with smiles on our faces!
This Saturday from 8am-12pm is the last serve day before the launch.
We will be finishing the prime on the interior courtyard and (hopefully) painting color on those walls so they aren't primed white anymore. Bring paint clothes again and get ready to have fun!
Bring a bag of trash home with you? This is an odd request, but it would be awesome if each of you that comes could bring a bag of trash home with you. Our dumpster fills up very fast and we need to have some room in it for Sunday.
SMALL GROUP SIGN-UPS ARE HAPPENING SUNDAY!
We are very excited for the launch of Summer Small Groups. Though groups won't be starting until Sunday the 13th, sign-ups are happening THIS SUNDAY! We will be continuing to update our website/bulletins with new groups as they come up. Small groups are the HUB of our church so make sure you get connected into one this Sunday.