Thoughts From Toby

With June upon us, I wanted to use this space to discuss a few upcoming events and provide some information about new classes and teaching series’.

Tomorrow, May 27th, is the annual YBC Memorial Day Barbeque up at YBC. If you’re looking for something to do, head on up to YBC and enjoy some fellowship and a good meal. The program starts at 10:00 AM, with lunch to follow.

Everyone is invited to attend a church trip to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo on Saturday, June 22nd. The zoo opens at 8:30 AM, so we’ll plan to arrive then and stay until sometime after lunch (before it gets too hot!). Prices are as follows: $12.95 for adults; $7.95 for children 2-11; $7.95 for seniors 62+. We’ll purchase tickets there. Parking, food, and souvenirs will be extra. We’ll meet at the church building at 7:30 AM to carpool/caravan, or just meet there. Sign up on the bulletin board in the lobby so we know you’re planning to attend!

This Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00 PM, will be our 5th Wednesday Singing. Join us as we praise God together in an extended period of singing. Also, starting Wednesday, June 5th, with our LIFE Groups on break for the Summer, we will be meeting together each Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium through August. This Midweek Gathering will be a time of sharing together from the Book of Proverbs.

Starting next Sunday morning, our Adult Bible Class in the Auditorium will be studying the Book of Jeremiah. This study will be June through August. We will be reflecting on the life of Jeremiah and what we can learn from his example. We will also be beginning a new Sermon Series during morning worship next Sunday entitled “A Living Faith,” which will explore the Book of James. In addition to these, we will also be beginning a Sunday Evening Study on “Engaging the Culture,” in which we will explore the state of faith in our current cultural context and how we can go about proclaiming the gospel effectively today.