Our hope comes from God. May He fill you with joy and peace because of your trust in Him. May your hope grow stronger by the power of the Holy Spirit.Roman 15:13

How sweet it is when God’s people come together in spiritual unity as ONE! This past weekend we celebrated in a business meeting, of all places, the unity we have in Jesus Christ! We reviewed together a new structure and by-laws that open up the next phase of this church moving forward for the Kingdom. I am rejoicing with you in this milestone, after much hard work by your ministry board members, the plan and structure that will support this church as we seek to reach, respond and renew for Jesus the people of this community!

We also received a document from our search committee of the process they have been praying through in our search for the next lead pastor of our church. If you haven’t read it, click here and check out what your search committee has been doing while waiting on the Holy Spirit’s discernment.

We have seen God’s hand in action here, friends, and through the hard work of your search team and ministry board, much is being accomplished. When you see these folks, would you tell them thank you for their leadership and commitment? Here’s their names, so that you can say thank you:

Ministry Board
Paul Paniagua – President
Doug McKendry – Treasurer
Dennis Lewis – Secretary
Murrel Dean
Cat Guerra
Angela Lee
Jim Sanders

Search Team
Jim Sanders – Chair
Rose Walker
Betty Barrett
Enoch Yousling
Ed Cunningham
Ken Lee
Beth McCreary
Bruce Steele

As we celebrate what God is doing here, it is interesting to note that the scripture we are studying this week, Romans 15:13, was written by Paul to encourage a body of believers in Rome to be about spiritual unity, and to trust and hope in God alone. May this be our prayer together, in thankfulness for His guiding hand and for His faithful servants and stewards. May we move forward with joy and peace. And “may our hope grow stronger by the power of the Holy Spirit” as we trust Him.

Where does our hope come from? It comes from God!

Hoping and celebrating in God with you,
Pastor Mark Steven

THIS MONTH AT WILSHIRE

Church Angel Game
bryan@wilshireave.com

We will be going on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:05 pm to watch the Angels take on the Minnesota Twins. It is Beach Bag giveaway night and we have a limited number of tickets available. They are $12 each and you can stop by the Community Outreach Booth on the plaza or by the office during the week.

Love Fullerton
Saturday, April 30
bryan@wilshireave.com

Join us on Saturday, April 30th from 8:00 am-1:00 pm for the 3rd Annual LOVE FULLERTON Day. This year we will be serving at Orangethorpe Elementary School helping to renovate the library at the school. We will have projects for ALL ages to come out and serve. Please stop by the Community Outreach Booth to sign up or email Pastor Bryan.

Feast & Auction fundraiser
Friday, May 20 @ 6 -8pm
office@wilshireave.com

Save the Date! Formerly our Missions Gala, this big night of fundraising will help provide scholarships for our Camps & Mission funds. Tickets on sale this Sunday.

Springsation
Sunday, May 15
Elroy@wilshireave.com

Tickets for Springsation with Martene Craig are now available at the Prime Time Booth. Transportation included, $14.