week of January 29, 2017

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What's happening [Jan 29 - Feb 4]

New and exciting things are coming your way soon.

Jan 28 Church Work Day 9:00 am
Jan 29 5th Sunday Potluck 12:00 pm
Jan 30 Women's League Bible Study 7:00 pm

Feb  4  Men's Prayer Breakfast
Feb 5   New Beginnings Class 9:00 am
Feb 5   Lord's Supper Service 10:30 am
Feb 11 Equip to Excel Teacher's Workshop 9:00 am
Feb 12 Lunch with La Roca Ministry 5:00 pm


Debbie Fredrickson
Office Manager
El Camino Baptist Church

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Office is Closed for lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Sunday's Message, January 29, 2017

Be A Bold Witness

The apostles in the book of Acts changed the world forever.  How did they do that?  By being a bold witness of the good news through Christ’s power.

This Sunday I’m preaching about being a bold witness from 1 Samuel 17:37-51.  It’s the story of David and Goliath.  What do David and Goliath have to do with being a bold witness?  Well, David saw the giant warrior mocking Israel’s God, so he boldly fought him in order that “all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”

If David could risk his life to get that message across, so can we.  Sunday I’ll share how we can do that.  It’s going to be fun!


Speaking of fun!  We’re having our 5th Sunday potluck, so please bring enough food to feed yourself and others who might come without food.  It’s the Christ-like thing to do!  Please put the food in the Fellowship Hall before Sunday School so you don’t miss out on a great lesson from God’s Word and you don’t miss out on worship.  Missing out on Sunday School and worship defeats the whole purpose of the potluck which is to attract people to church!

Also, speaking of fun, we’re having our “Fun & Fellowship Day at El Camino Baptist Church” this Saturday.  We’ll have doughnuts at 9:00 and lunch at noon.  That morning we’ll be working around the church.  Is church work fun?  You bet!  Come and see!

I appreciate this church so much!  I see people working so hard with so much love that it moves me deeply.  Your commitment is part of that bold witness of which I’ll be speaking Sunday!


With love in Christ,
Dr. Jim Meek



Fun & Fellowship Day
at El Camino Baptist Church
January 28th
9:00 am - Noon

The day will begin with planned activities directed by our ringmaster Bill Raiford and end with a fellowship lunch.

1. A team will seal up leaks in storage boxes with Tenille Stewart leading the charge.

2. Ed Sayles will direct the installation of bookshelves and hauling books up to room 232.

3. For those who find other jobs not enough fun we will have Ed Stewart helping the young ones to beautify the campus.

4. Allan Fuss will be directing a team to install water filters in the kitchenettes on campus to give us better water.

5. Betty Raiford will give you a chance to operate a carpet cleaner in the north end of the Education building (200).

6. Bill Raiford will be putting (waterproof) patches on the holes in the Worship Center (700) tent.

7. Mike Hooper has some fire extinguishers you may take home.

8. Ed Sayles will manage restroom sink repair.

We are collecting Christmas lights (single-color strings preferred) to put up next Christmas. Bring them to the office or a B&G member any time.



5th Sunday Potluck
January 29th
12:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Please bring lots of food to feed yourself and others who may not have brought food.  Place the food in the kitchen before Bible Study and enjoy Sunday School and worship with us.  If you miss out on these events you’ll defeat the whole purpose of our potluck!  We want to attract people to our wonderful Sunday morning activities, so bring some friends to study, worship and eat with us!


Woman's League New Bible Study
Monday's (every other)
January 30th
7:00 pm

Suite C

Have you been looking for a women's Bible study that will help you grow closer to God? Well, this may be it! This class goes through a curriculum developed by Pastor's Dan Axtell & Marc Prescott of Res Life Church.

In the first year, you will dive into God's word through a daily Bible reading plan, learn Bible study methods, and discover your personal "DESIGN" for ministry. All this while fellowshipping and developing relationships with other women in the class.

WHO: We are seeking 12 ladies whom consider themselves to be mature Christians and are willing to make a 2-year commitment.

WHEN: Group meetings will be held every other Monday at 7:00 pm starting on January 30th. Partners will meet on and off weeks.

WHERE: El Camino Baptist Church, Suite C.

HOW: The first year you will be discipled and go through the study, and the second you you and your partner will teach another group of ladies the same principles you've learned.

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kim Horton (916) 248-1550, Kim Bohannan (916) 512-5719 or Joyce Fuss (916) 296-7946.

Men's Prayer Breakfast
February 4th
7:00 am

Fellowship Hall

Come and enjoy the food, fellowship and spiritual support.

New Beginnings Class
February 5th
9:00 am

Conference Room

This is a short-term class starting up February 5th at 9:00 am taught by James McKenzie. This class is for people new to the church, new to the Christian faith, and for those who want to know more about what it means to be a Southern Baptist and to learn how to get involved and connect with the church.


Equip to Excel Teacher's Workshop
February 11th
9:00 am - Noon

Senior Center

This workshop is led by Dr. Jim Meek, James McKenzie and Kim Stinson, and will target all teachers and assisting teachers, including Sunday School, small groups and children. This workshop is for you if you are interested in learning how to effectively and creatively teach God’s Word.  Prospective teachers, assistants and subs are welcome.


This is a fun video to give you some incentive to volunteer for Children's Ministry service.

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Lunch with La Roca Ministry
February 12
5:00 pm

Fellowship Hall

Pastor Carlos of La Roca Ministries (of Tijuana, Mexico) is joining us at El Camino Baptist Church and will be speaking at 5PM during a special potluck fellowship at the church. It will be a great time of hearing how God is working through La Roca, and a message from his Word. Everyone is welcome to join in and bring a dish of favorite food to share at the potluck!


I Will Offer to God My Spiritual Worship Using My Gifts & Talents

SERVICE is an important part of our Ministry at El Camino Baptist Church. How Can I Get Involved? Our Ministry leaders are ready to talk to you.

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in the view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God  -  this is your true and proper worship" (Romans 12:1-2).

Children's Ministry, Kim  kim@elcaminobaptist.org
Youth Ministry, Greg kazuma4321@hotmail.com
Young Adult Ministry, Jafet  hestevez.he@gmail.com
Women's Ministry, Theresa  wrighttl@surewest.net
Men's Ministry, Mark  mark_schrokosch@yahoo.com
Education & Outreach, James  james@elcaminobaptist.org

Music & Worship, Sallyann sallyann@elcaminobaptist.org

We will serve until  “We all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” Ephesians 4:13.

We are here to help you find a place to grow and serve!   


9:00 am Bible Study for all ages
10:30 am Worship

Sunday Bible Study Groups

Location: Building 200 Room 200
Teacher: Greg Horton
email: kazuma4321@hotmail.com

THRIVE Young Adults
Location: Building 200 Room 235
Teacher: Jafet Estevez
email: hestevez.he@gmail.com

Empowering Women
Location: Building 400 Suite A
Teacher: Linda Bruns
email:  lindaandren@yahoo.com

Mature Women
Location: Building 400 Suite B
Teacher: Connie Lewis & Mary Rienks
email: connielewis845@hotmail.com

The Esther Class Senior Women
Location: Building 400 Suite C-1
Teacher: Roena Callison
email: rocalli34@gmail.com

Adult Co Ed
Location: Building 500 Suite E
Teacher: Dr. Jim Meek
email: jmeektbc@hotmail.com



5:00 pm Family Supper Fellowship Hall

Activities & Bible Study Groups
6:00 pm Prayer
Contact Prayer Ministry
6:30 pm Co Ed Bible Study Suite E
Studying "Mark - Follow the Strong Son of Man"
6:30 pm Preschool Bible Study Suite D
6:30 pm Children Bible Study Rm 131-134
6:30 pm Youth & Young Adults Bible Study Rm 200



I Will Offer to God My Spiritual Worship with My Financial Gifts

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.    2 Corinthians 9:7



Remember to support our Southern Baptist work with your financial gifts as well as through prayer. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22


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