HELPING OUR FRIEND MICHAEL SEARS
On Monday, October 9th the Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim Hills broke out while Michael Sears was here at Knott Avenue stocking food for the pantry ministry that he has faithfully served for 11 years. In the past few years he has been the key person that coordinates the food acquisition and volunteer workers. At 11:30 a.m. while he was working at the church, he was called and told that his neighborhood was being evacuated. When he drove back home to get some of his belongings authorities wouldn’t let him into his neighborhood. Michael sent a text Monday evening that his home was completely destroyed by the fire. The biggest loss was the irreplaceable memories in the form of paintings his mom painted and things his children made.
Michael’s text also said, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord…I will praise the Lord today.”
Last Sunday we shared Michael’s story and extended the opportunity for our church family to donate to help Michael Sears recover from this terrible loss. Through our donations, we were able to bless Michael with over $6,000. If you would still like to contribute to help, you can do so this Sunday.
Friday, October 27 | 7-10 PM
All Middle school through High School Students are invited to enjoy NIGHT GAMES! Come for some outrageously crazy games IN THE DARK! There will be tons of candy and tons of fun! Dress in dark clothing and bring $5 and your friends! Contact Lindsey at email@example.com or 714.527.5195 x 231 with questions.
MEGA NIGHT INVASION
WE NEED MORE HOMES, VOLUNTEERS AND CANDY
On Tuesday, October 31, we are invading our neighborhoods with the love of God in a fun and practical way. We want to provide the best candy on the block with full-sized candy bars along with a totally fun atmosphere that might include games, mazes, arts and crafts or whatever your “Home Team” desires to put together. KACC will provide the full-sized candy bars along with signs and invitations to our December 8th Winter Wonderland and upcoming events.
Our goal is to have 50 homes from our church family making a difference together in our local neighborhoods. Right now we have 32 homes, so we are asking God to raise up 18 more homes for even more impact. If you would like to offer your home, or volunteer at a Mega Night Invasion home, let us know. You can call the church office or sign up on your Connect Card this Sunday.
We can also use more donations of full-sized candy bars to hand out at each home so that the kids will remember that the best stuff came from people who love Jesus!
OCTOBER 26-29 | $220
This Sunday is the last day to register for this awesome retreat. Guys, you’ll enjoy 3-1/2 amazing days at Hume Lake. You’ll hear from Richard Dahlstrom and Matthew Cook, two excellent Bible teachers. Meals are served buffet-style and are always hot and delicious. You can participate in rock climbing, ropes course, trap shooting, boating, off-roading, archery, hoops, skating… you get the picture. Friday and Saturday afternoons are free with plenty of time to take advantage of these activities. Contact Pastor Ron Gallaher with questions x211.
PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH
OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH
Let’s shower Pastor Paul and our KACC pastors with some love this month! Bake some cookies, write an email, or send a note, sharing how they have specifically impacted your life, thank them for answering God’s call, encourage them with words of blessing. These words of affirmation will be of GREAT encouragement to them.
Sunday, October 29
Come learn about the vision, values and directions of Knott Avenue Christian Church. If you’re ready to commit to KACC as the church where you want to grow and make a difference, then this class is your next step. On Sunday, October 29th from 12:30-3:30p.m. Pastor Paul and the pastoral staff will help you know about this church so you can put your roots here. Lunch is included and childcare is available if you sign up by October 22.