December 2014
A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
From Where I Sit

Hi! Karen Salas here...From my seat, at my desk and in the Body, I have the rare privilege of seeing you lovely people live your lives with HIM. I am in awe of you! This month I invite you to welcome Pete Anderson and Angel Tree to our Newsletter cover....  



What is the ministry of Angel Tree? 
Angel Tree is a ministry to prisoners and their children which seeks to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ and reconciliation into families separated by Mom or Dad being in prison. Church members purchase Christmas gifts in the name of the absent parent and deliver them to kids in Long Beach (and all across the US).

How did you become involved in this ministry? 
I first heard about Angel Tree from Chuck Colson of Prison Fellowship on the radio, and the Lord touched my heart to share the ministry with our church family at Los Altos.  I remember the enthusiasm of Betty Rank, Dave Treydte and other "old timers" during the training for the first time we did it.  That must have been maybe 20 years ago! Click here to read more....



 Give Joy to a Prisoner's Child this Christmas.  When mom or dad is in prison, it's the children who do hard time. But you can let them know they are not forgotten. You can give them a gift on behalf of their imprisoned parent and in the name of Jesus.  


We are so thankful to be a part of the Angel Tree outreach this Christmas season.  There is a table in the Sanctuary on Sundays with the names of children we can adopt to bless this Christmas.  


One more Sunday to select an angel:


December 7


By Sunday, Dec 14 -- all gifts due back

Saturday morning Dec 20 our teams deliver gifts.
If you can help deliver gifts, contact our church coordinator Pete Anderson by email [email protected].





Children's Christmas Music

Children's Christmas  Music Celebration


December 7th, 10:15AM

On December 7th the children will perform their Christmas music during the 10:15 church service.


Parents...this is the schedule for the 7th




9:15am     2s & 3s and 4s & 5s classes will practice

                       their Christmas music in the sanctuary.


       9:30am     1st - 5th grade classes will practice their

                        music with Katy Feller in the sanctuary.


Parents, please have your children in their Sunday school classes at 9:00am.



Happy Birthday Jesus Party



December 14th Happy Birthday Jesus Cake


10:15 AM in the Basement Fellowship Hall

For Children 1st - 5th Grade


Cookies Needed for the Party!

We need five people to bring 2 dozen

homemade cookies each.

We also need sprinkle donuts.

Sign-up with Cindi Stone.  



Please Pray
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