Lord's Day Worship: October 22, 2017

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Sunday Morning:  We continue our study of the Book of Amos (as part of our series on the Minor prophets).  This Lord's Day, we will address the oracles of warning and doom in Amos 3-4.  Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Afternoon:  Dr. Riddlebarger will take up Lord's Day 41, Q&A 108-109, in our on-going study of the Heidelberg Catechism.  We will consider the seventh commandment and Christian Chastity.  Our catechism service begins at 1:15 p.m.

 

Reformation Hymn Festival: October 27, 2017

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Join us on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. for our Reformation Hymn Festival.  

The Apostle Paul exhorted, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).  We are to be “filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with [our] heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:18–21).

“In Old and New Testaments, the people of God have been a singing congregation. The drama of creation, redemption, and the future consummation of Christ’s kingdom give rise to a host of doctrines that fill our hearts with praise and thanksgiving. Of course, the Psalms have always formed the heart and rule for this covenantal response. Filled with the whole spectrum of godly faith, the Psalter gives words to our lament, petition, praise, and longing.”

Horton, Michael. “Singing Christ into Our Hearts”
The Outlook, March 2010 by Reformation Fellowship

Academy & Author's Forum: October 13, 2017

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Join us for a special Author's Forum on Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. when we will have guest author Dr. Charles Lee Irons.  Dr. Irons will be lecturing on his book, The Righteousness of God: A Lexical Examination of the Covenant-Faithfulness Interpretation.

Dr. Irons is a ruling elder at New Life Burbank (PCA). As an undergraduate he studied classical Greek at UCLA. He subsequently earned degrees at Westminster Seminary California (M.Div.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He is an adjunct professor at California Graduate School of Theology in Garden Grove. He has published numerous books and academic articles on the New Testament, especially Greek and Pauline theology. He maintains a website of theological writings at www.upper-register.com.

Academy Classes Resume: September 22, 2017

Join us this Friday at 7:30 p.m. for our next Academy class.

Dr. Riddlebarger will be leading a class discussion on the American Mind.  We will also be viewing and discussing Allen Guelzo's Teaching Company Course, The American Mind.  Our text for this series will be Hollinger and Capper, The American Intellectual Tradition.  We will pick up with Part Two and Dr. Guelzo's lecture, "Whigs and Democrats."  
 

New Member's Class: September 17, 2017

The next new member’s class at Christ Reformed Church will begin this Sunday, September 17.

Classes will be held in room 305/306 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Dr. Riddlebarger will cover Introduction to the History and Ethos of Christ Reformed Church, History of the Reformed Churches, Reformed Church Government and Polity, Why We Worship the Way We do, The Sacraments, The Privileges and Responsibilities of Church Membership. If you are interested in becoming a new member or simply want to know more about our church please sign-up for the class by calling (714) 538-1057 or sending an E-mail urcanaheim@aol.com to the church office.

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Children's Sunday School Classes Resume: September 10, 2017

This Sunday, September 10, the new fall session of Sunday School for our children begins. Sunday school classes meet every week at 9:00 a.m. for children ages 3 through high school age.  

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The teachers for this year are:
 
Ages 3-5  (Alyssa Perez and Chloe Reeves)                
Grades 1-3  (Susan Chaplin and LeeAnn Tyler)
Grades 4-6  (Mr. Mark Russell)
Jr. High School  (Mr. Larry Alwag)
High School  (Mr. Pryce Thomas)
 
Since the classes are welcoming new students, it is a time of excitement and possibly some anxiety over entering a class that is new and challenging. As a parent, you may wish to sit in on the new class in order to better understand what occurs there so that you may assist your child’s weekly preparation.
 
The Consistory of Christ Reformed Church strongly encourages parents to faithfully and consistently bring their families to Sunday school in addition to the worship service. This time of teaching not only supplements and reinforces what is being learned in the worship service but also at home. It also allows our youth to form deeper friendships with peers, an important contribution to their Christian fellowship within the Church.
 
If your child is not yet actively participating in a Sunday school class, please prayerfully consider bringing them and also attending the adult Sunday school regularly yourself. If you have questions or concerns, please seek out Mr. Bob Reeves (Director of the children’s Sunday school), or any of the elders.

New Member's Class: September 17, 2017

The next new member’s class at Christ Reformed Church will begin on Sunday, September 17.

Classes will be held in room 305/306 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Dr. Riddlebarger will cover Introduction to the History and Ethos of Christ Reformed Church, History of the Reformed Churches, Reformed Church Government and Polity, Why We Worship the Way We do, The Sacraments, The Privileges and Responsibilities of Church Membership. If you are interested in becoming a new member or simply want to know more about our church please sign-up for the class by calling (714) 538-1057 or sending an E-mail urcanaheim@aol.com to the church office.

Mandatory Training Session on Child Protection: August 27, 2017

The Staff Oversight Committee will be holding a mandatory training session on the Child Protection and Sexual Harassment Policy for all volunteers who work with children and staff members on Sunday August 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

All nursery workers, Sunday School teachers, GEMS leaders, deacons, elders, pastors, and church staff are required to complete this training.  All church members are invited to attend as well, though we would discourage anyone under the age of 13 due to the mature nature of the content.  In the event a make-up training session is necessary, it will take place on Sunday, September 3 at 9:00 a.m. in room # 601.  The updated policy and volunteer applications have been emailed to known volunteers, posted on the church website, and are available in the bookstore.  Applications and acknowledgement forms (Exhibits 3 and 7 from the policy) are due August 27th.

Saying Goodbye to the Coleman Family: July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30 will be the Coleman family's last Sunday with us here at Christ Reformed Church. We are planning an all-church potluck directly after the worship service so that everyone might have an opportunity to say goodbye to Chris, Melissa and the kids. If you are able to attend the potluck please bring a salad or sandwiches (that serves 12-15) to share. We are also organizing a group gift for the Coleman family. If you would like to contribute towards the group gift please contact the church office (urcanaheim@aol.com).

Rev. Chris Coleman has served as Assistant Pastor at Christ Reformed Church since October of 2011. Before that he served at Christ Reformed as the Sunday School teacher for the High School students from 2008-2011.  We will greatly miss Chris, Melissa and the kids.

Ladies' Book Club - Pasadena Trip: July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22, the Ladies’ Book Club will have a break from reading and take a trip to Pasadena. We will begin at 10:30 a.m. with “browsing” at The Archives Bookshop (509 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101), following with lunch in town and ending with a campus tour at Providence Christian College (1539 EHoward St, 91104) at 2:00 p.m. Carpooling will be available from the Sunkist Library, across from the church.  We will be departing from the Sunkist Library at 9:30 a.m. Please plan to join us for this special event! For additional details or to RSVP, contact the church office at: urcanaheim@aol.com/714.538.1057.