Bible Study and Small Groups
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups. - See more at:
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups. - See more at:
As part of our commitment to our core values to live in Community Bible Fellowship Groups help us to enrich our relationship with God and connect to the life and fellowship of the church. We offer classes on campus for all ages as well as off campus Short-Term Study Groups - See more at:
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Today's Events
Week of April 22, 2018

2805 El Camino Ave / Sacramento 95821
916 488-1522


Bible Study 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am

Our Vision:
To be a family of love reaching up to God and out to the world through effective worship, Bible study, outreach, mission support and ministry to the needy.

Our Aim:
To ensure that every aspect of the life, purpose, and work of our church will reflect and facilitate ...


What's happening April 22 - 28


I was at my office this spring morning nestled comfortably in my chair and staring intently at my computer focused on what I was doing when all of a sudden I heard a thunderous noise outside. I got up from my chair and saw this chilling sight. A SPRING CHILL indeed. A White blanket ground cover graced our planter beds. What a chilling morning, what a glorious sight.

Debbie Fredrickson
Office Manager


Job 37
5 God thunders wondrously with his voice;

    he does great things that we cannot comprehend.
For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
    likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.

He seals up the hand of every man,
    that all men whom he made may know it.
Then the beasts go into their lairs,
    and remain in their dens.

From its chamber comes the whirlwind,
    and cold from the scattering winds.
10 By the breath of God ice is given,
    and the broad waters are frozen fast.
11 He loads the thick cloud with moisture;
    the clouds scatter his lightning.

12 They turn around and around by his guidance,
    to accomplish all that he commands them
    on the face of the habitable world.
13 Whether for correction or for his land
    or for love, he causes it to happen.

Sunday's Message
April 22, 2018


In Greek mythology Adonis was sought by Persephone, goddess of the underworld, and by Aphrodite, goddess of love.  The king of the gods, Zeus, decreed that Adonis would spend 1/3 of the year with each goddess and 1/3 of the year with the goddess of his choice.  He was eventually killed by a wild boar.  When Aphrodite wept over him her tears mingled with his blood to give birth to the brilliant scarlet anemone flower.  Greek women would plant “Adonis Gardens” in which they’d grow short-lived flowers in small pots that would soon die in the summer sun.


In the late 1800s the Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer wrote that Adonis and Jesus were parts of the dying/resurrected god myth.  But now scholars note that Fraser used sloppy research.  Adonis was not dead when he entered Persephone’s underworld but a living being held captive in the realm of the dead.  Also, once he died by the boar’s tusk he did not rise again.


Jesus is the true extension of God who died and was raised from the dead.  When you love him you love a resurrected Lord.  Sunday I’m preaching on “Love the Resurrected Lord” from John 21:15-22.  Please come to church and learn some surprising things about a familiar passage.  We must make sure we truly love Jesus, a love that leads to feeding his sheep.  We’ll also learn not to compare ourselves with other Christians.  We must simply love Jesus because he’s worthy of our love – and he’s alive!


A week from this Sunday is our Spring Celebration after Bible Study and church.  Don’t forget to bring lots of food for our potluck and lawn chairs and to sign up for basketball, volleyball, or to bring board games.  It will be a great time to get to know people, to have fun and to celebrate the Lord of resurrection!


With love in Christ,

Dr. Jim Meek


Sundays 9:00 am
Bible Study for all ages

Sundays 10:30 am

Worship Celebration

Sundays 11:00 am
Children's Church

Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Bible Study for all ages


Each Sunday our services are recorded on DVD and can be purchased for $5.
Call Jim Moore at (916) 966-2895 or the church office at (916) 488-1522.



Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

Apr    21  VBS Clinic 9:00 am
Apr    22  Teacher's Bible Study 5:30 pm
Apr    23  Spanish Bible Study 7:00 pm
Apr    24  Personnel Meeting 6:30 pm
Apr    26  By-Laws Meeting 6:00 pm
Apr    28  Work Day @ Raifords 9:00 am
Apr    29  Spring Celebration Game Day 12:00 pm
Apr    30  Women of Courage Bible Study 7:00 pm
Apr    30  Spanish Bible Study 7:00 pm


Each Thursday from 3-5 pm Pastor Jim will lead a visitation team out into our community. If you are interested in joining us, show up at the church office no later than 2:50 pm.

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April 22, 2018



“If your kids are not sharing their faith, you don’t need a bullhorn, you need a mirror” -Greg Steer

“Nobody limps into heaven, everybody runs” -Brent Crowe

“[I ask myself] what is the most loving thing I’m allowed to do.” -Bob Goff

“Discipleship is not a conveyor belt.” -Ben Trueblood

This last weekend, I was at the Youth Leadership Summit, provided by Student Leadership University, and hosted at Saddleback Church’s Lake Forrest Campus.  Each of the speakers I had the pleasure of listening to came with their own vision for what Youth ministry can and should be.  Their goal was to equip leaders to spread the Gospel to as many students as possible.  Their ideas on what to do were all different; some called for use of special curriculum, some for targeted ministry structures, each his own method for accomplishing their goal.  Each took their ideas and came up with a plan to follow and a place to start.  If I got anything out of this convention it was this strategy for leadership: Vision: Goal: Ideas: Plan: Start, oh, and cover every single step in copious amounts of prayer, praise and worship.  I find myself constantly at the Idea phase of the process, with every idea being essentially good.  Without a clear vision or concrete goal, I try to work on all the ideas, and end up pulled in all directions at once.  The vision God has given me is to reach youth with the Gospel and to help raise them to be functioning adults after Christ.  My goal is to reach and disciple 50 youth in 5 years.  To do that I need to disciple my leadership team, organize the department’s background work, get involved in the local schools, and much more.  Any idea that is not in line with my goal will be shelved, and prayer will cover my every decision.  I ask for your prayer and accountability along the way (I don’t bruise easily, if a shove in the right direction is what I need.)  Thank you for your support thus far!

Upcoming Lessons:

  • Sunday 4/22: Luke 9:37-43: Are we really that “unbelieving and perverse?”
  • Wednesday 4/25: Isaiah: Judgement is coming, can you hold onto hope?

Event Updates:

  • May 30th: Youth Cooks Wednesday Night Dinner!

Prayer Requests:

  • Summer Camp: It’s coming!  We’ve currently got three youth and two adults going, but we need the funds to go, and would love to bring more with us.  Please pray that more would come to join us and that we can afford to take them.
  • Consistency: My mind is mercurial, my body is unfocused, my spirit is wandering, my God is strong, and I pray that I would have greater focus upon him.
  • Arden Middle School: I am preparing to work with our neighborhood churches to make a concentrated effort to reach Arden Middle school.  I pray that the planning would be for God’s glory and not in vain, and that this may be His will and not ours.

Greg Horton
Youth Director




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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
El Camino Baptist Church



9:00 AM
Betty Raiford's Residence
Address:10011 Vanguard Drive, Sacramento 95827

We will concentrate on clearing out the backyard, but there may be other ways we can help in the front yard and inside the house. We will carry things to the dump, but we’ll also do some yard maintenance. We need lots of help, so please join us. You can bring yard cleanup tools or just come. There will be something for everyone. Call Jim Meek at 925 784-0402 if you have questions.


12:00 pm



Following Sunday's worship service we will have a potluck in the Fellowship Hall; and then, Let the Games Begin. SIGN UP'S FOR LUNCHEON AND GAMES WILL BE IN THE FOYER!


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God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness in theaters March 30, 2018
Let There Be Light movie available for your church. Details here.
The Amendment in theaters April 12, 2018 (this is a Christian movie, but it is not suitable for children. It is based on a true story. Learn more here.)
The Dating Project in theaters April 17
Like Arrows in theaters May 1 & 3, from the makers of Fireproof and War Room
Surrender Only to One will be available to bring to your church, free resources available for Memorial Day weekend.
The Riot and The Dance - Encore Presentation April 19

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