If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to death, join us for our next Grief Workshop. In this 13-week session that begins on Monday, January 7, you’ll find comfort, encouragement, and support as you work through loss. Don’t go through grief alone—join our community of support at 7:00 p.m. in the Plaza Room. For more information, contact Elaine at email@example.com or (949) 609-8392
In January, Saddleback Church is launching the What On Earth Am I Here For? campaign. This book is the new, revised version of Pastor Rick's best-selling Purpose Driven Life book. We are having a packing party to prepare small group curriculum packets for every Saddleback small group. You can be part of preparing the materials by joining our packing party on Tuesday, December 18, Thursday, December 20 and/or Friday, December 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Tent 1.
This easy, fun, yet very important serving opportunity is a great way to meet others and serve the Saddleback community. Free bagels and coffee will be provided for breakfast, as well as free lunch. Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or just show up on one or all of the days to serve.
Saddleback is hosting more than 36 Christmas services this month, including free family photo ops, snow zones, and more. It takes an army of volunteers pull off the holiday festivities! You can be part of welcoming the community to our campus this December and help create unforgettable Christmas worship services. We’re looking for volunteers for: Video, Sound and Lights, Worship Arts, Traffic Control, Welcoming People, Ushering, Healthcare, Campus Care, Food Services, Volunteer Check-in, Fresh Start with God, PICS, and Snow Zones.
Click here to sign up today and join us for our volunteer orientation breakfast on Saturday morning, December 15. Details provided upon completion of volunteer sign up.
Celebrate Christmas with the Saddleback family. We’ll have a snow zone after the Christmas services, festive Christmas celebrations, delicious treats and coffee, free family photos and more!
Grab your friends, your small group and your family and make plans to join us for Christmas at Saddleback. The Christmas events and services are also great opportunities to invite co-workers and friends to check out the Saddleback family.
HOLIDAY SEASON LINE-UP
DEC 1-24 FAMILY PHOTOS BY PICS
DEC 15 & 16 “CHRISTMAS IS...” PART 3
DEC 21–24 COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
DEC 22-24 SNOW IN O.C.! SNOW ZONES OPEN AFTER MOST SERVICES
DEC 25 CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE
DEC 29 & 30 NEW YEAR’S SERVICES WITH BRIAN HOUSTONClick here for more details.
For many of us this time of year may be a struggle; you don’t have to be alone for the holidays. Come be a part of Celebrate Recovery every Friday night and be free from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Join us in a safe environment where you’ll get the healing, friendship, and accountability you need!
Check out our Friday Night Line-Up:
Pizza Parlor Dinner: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in room 404
Main Meeting: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Worship Center
Open Share Groups: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. (room/tent assigned based on the group)
Solid Rock Café: 9:00-10:00 p.m. in room 404
Open Share Groups include:
Celebrate Recovery 101 for Newcomers (men and women)
Food Issues (women)
Adult Children of Family Dysfunction (men and women)
Anger (men and women)
Love & Relationship Addiction (women)
Chemically Addicted (men and women)
Sexual Addiction (men and women)
Codependent (men and women)
Sexual/Physical/Emotional Abuse (women)
Financial Recover (men)
For more information, click here.
The Red Cross saw a severe decline in blood donations this past year compared to 2011. You can help reverse this trend by taking part in our upcoming blood drive. On Sunday, January 6, come to Room 405 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and save lives by donating to the American Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, visit the Blood Drive table on the patio. Call Laura at (949) 439-0551 to learn more.
Orange County is known for beautiful weather, but this December, it's going to snow! Get your snow boots on, because it's going to snow after our Saddleback Church Christmas services! Come play in the snow on the Lake Forest campus after the following services:
December 22: 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
December 23: 9:00, 11:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
December 24: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m.
The snow zone is hosted by our PEACE Plan 12 Cities Initiative.
Visit the Christmas at Saddleback page to learn more.
Join us this weekend for part two of our “Christmas Is...” series. Last weekend, Kay Warren kicked off this holiday series with her powerful message “Christmas Is Compassion.” She challenged us to show Christ’s love to others living with HIV&AIDS and children living in Rwandan orphanges. This weekend, Pastor Rick will teach the next message in the series, “Christmas Is a Gift.” Don’t miss this incredible message which will inspire you to remember the most important gift of all...Jesus Christ.
The Saddleback Kids Choir presents “The Secret of Snowflake County,” a show for the whole family that features singing, dancing, and acting from some of Saddleback’s brightest little stars. Join us on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. and celebrate Christmas with a story that’s sure to inspire and uplift you and your family. Admission is FREE and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.
So you're new to Saddleback, and maybe even new to the Christian journey. Where do you start? What are the next steps in your spiritual journey? How do you meet other people at Saddleback or learn how the church started and what it stands for? In C.L.A.S.S.!
C.L.A.S.S.(Christian Life And Service Seminars) is a series of four classes that will help you grow in your faith and take the next step in your spiritual journey. From learning about the Saddleback family to living life on mission, each C.L.A.S.S. offers important and practical information. We offer classes once a month on the Lake Forest campus, and our next C.L.A.S.S. Sunday is December 9 at 3:00 p.m. when we’ll be offering Classes 201, 301, and 401. Click here to sign up today!
Special Class 101 With Pastor Rick
On Saturday, December 15, Pastor Rick will be teaching Class 101! And, after class, you’ll have the opportunity to be baptized by Pastor Rick. This is a special opportunity to learn more about our church and about taking the next steps in your faith, all taught live by our senior pastor. Class 101 will take place in the Worship Center at the Lake Forest campus from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Childcare is available, and pre-registration is required.
Click here to learn more and to register.