on October 13th, 2020
Church Update October 13th, 2020 Dear Burbank Pres. Friends,After more than six months of the Covid-19 sheltering, I thought it might be helpful to provide you with updates on the status of the church (structurally) and of its ministries. If you have been able to join us for the various services we offer online or “Coffee with the Pastors” on zoom each week, then you will know much of the inform...
Church Update June 21st, 2020
on June 21st, 2020
Church Update Covid-19 Church Reopening Survey June 2020 ...
Church Update June 3, 2020
on June 3rd, 2020
Church Update June 3rd, 2020 There was a day not too long ago when most of us relied on our landline telephones in our homes as the primary way of communicating with one another and for accomplishing our daily tasks. Do you remember the home phone number you and your family had when you were a kid? Do you know your current home phone number by memory now? When was the last time you used those p...
Church Update May 23rd, 2020
on May 23rd, 2020
Church Update May 23rd, 2020 Dear BurbankPres Friends,There is one word that many of us are most likely relearning in the midst of quarantined life and that word is rest. After several weeks of being home, abiding by the safer-at-home orders, and the adjustments all of us have had to make in a Covid-19 world, how are you practicing the art of simply resting? Are you taking more naps? Are you goin...
Church Update May 12th, 2020
on May 13th, 2020
Church Update Covid-19 Dear BurbankPres Friends,By now you've heard something in today's local news that the "stay-at-home orders" have been extended through July. As we've shared in previous updates, we will continue to abide by these orders from our local and state leaders until we've been given clear guidance on how we are to gather as a faith community. As shared this past Sunday in our online...
Church Update May 6th, 2020
on May 6th, 2020
Church Update Covid-19 Have you heard that saying, "No news is good news?" Well? The good news is that the church is still here. The church hasn't changed. It's a beautiful day and our prayer is that you're staying safe and cool. We also know that because of Christ and his unfailing love, we can endure anything and everything. We also know that God's love is sufficient for us in the joys and str...
Church Update April 28th, 2020
on April 28th, 2020
The Way If you watched or listened to Pastor Ross' sermon this past Sunday morning, you heard a phrase he referred to from Acts 9:1-2. "Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might tak...
Church Update April 22nd, 2020
on April 22nd, 2020
Church Update Covid-19 Dear Friends,What have you done with your time since you've been at home? Has your home turned into your new place of employment or a google classroom for the kids you teach at school? Have you taken more walks? Have you've done some much needed Spring cleaning? Have you actually gotten more sleep? Given that many of us with the safer at home orders from our local and state...
Church Update April 7th, 2020
on April 7th, 2020
Holy Week 2020 Dear Friends,The Psalmist says in Psalm 71:3, "Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress." In times like this, we are reminded that as God's people we can find refuge in God's Shalom (Peace) that gives us true comfort. Our prayer as we speak, is that God will continue to be with those whose lives have been affected by what's happ...
Church Update March 31st, 2020
on March 31st, 2020
Church Update Covid-19 Pastor's Bible Study Wednesday April 1st 7:00pm Don't forget to join Pastor Ross this Wednesday night at 7:00pm on Facebook live for the Pastor's Study. It's been a great tool for many of us to connect during the week and to listen to Ross teach God's Word for us during these times. The Pastor's Bible Study will also be during Holy Week on April 8th at 7:00pm. If you need h...
Church Update March 24th, 2020
on March 24th, 2020
Church Update Covid-19 Thank you to those who joined the live-stream on Facebook Live of Pastor Ross's Bible study last Wednesday night and the 10:00am worship service streamed both on YouTube and Facebook this past Sunday morning. Don't forget to join Pastor Ross this coming Wednesday night March 25th at 7:00pm for his Pastor's study on Facebook live. As you know by now, we will continue having...
Church Update March 20th, 2020
on March 20th, 2020
Church Update Covid-19 By now you've heard that there has been a safer at home order given to residents of Los Angeles County. Unless we need to leave our homes for essential activities like going to the market, hardware store, or to the pharmacy, we're being asked to stay home. What does this mean for us as a church family? It means we continue being the church, but we will do church just a litt...