Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lectio Divina Training Offered To Men At Cypress Church:


Bible teacher Paul Mascarella and the Men's Ministry of Cypress Church are challenging men in the north Orange County area to make a New Year’s resolution that they can actually accomplish. Beginning on Saturday, January 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cypress Church will offer training in the ancient art of *Lectio Divina.* This is a special method of reading and studying the Bible that offers many personal benefits.

These classes will be offered on Saturday evenings by Christian author and teacher Paul Mascarella. The sessions will begin with a dinner prepared by the Cypress Church *Knights of the Holy Grill.* The study will utilize materials from the *Experience the Life* curriculum co-authored by Paul Mascarella and Bill Hull. Mascarella contends that through this process of divine reading of Scripture individuals will “become renewed and refreshed in their minds.”

This training will introduce participants to a powerful communication tool, which strictly uses the Bible to help individuals experience God's voice. All men ages 16 and up are encouraged to attend. In addition to the training, attendees will be able to share fellowship with other men while enjoying the finest Holy Grill cuisine as part of this rewarding manly experience. At the end of the 6 week course everyone will be presented with a certificate suitable for framing noting accomplishment of their 2010 New Year's resolution.

For many, this experience with *Lectio Divina* will be a *first.* But even those who are familiar with the technique are encouraged to attend, share their experiences and support fellow *brothers in Christ* as they learn to effectively apply this communication method. The Cypress Church campus is located just east of Valley View at 6143 Ball Road. There will be six classes in the series. The cost is a one time fee of $13 for materials and a weekly suggested donation of $6.00 for the Holy Grill dinner.

Cypress Church serves all of the northern Orange County area including Los Alamitos, Buena Park, Seal Beach, Cypress, La Palma and Anaheim. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. The current sermon series is *simply prayer – Talk to God.* Information is available at (714) 952-3001 or email: info@cypresschurch.net.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001 - http://www.cypresschurch.net/
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Holy Grill Feeds Christmas Dinner To Skid Row Homeless


Christmas is a special time for remembering the birth of Jesus and for bringing family and friends together. During this time of economic crisis many people can barely make ends meet and the need for assistance is great. This Christmas Cypress Church joined together with *Faith in Christ* Ministries to serve a holiday meal to more than 1,000 area residents.

Early in the morning on Christmas Day, a group of about 50 volunteers from the *Knights of the Holy Grill* and Cypress Church headed for Los Angeles. The volunteers partnered with Pastor Joe Browne of *Faith in Christ*Ministries in South Central Los Angeles to provide meals for many needy and disadvantaged people. Dave Austin from the Cypress Church *Knights of the Holy Grill* has a great desire to serve people in need. When asked about the event, he responded: *This is our Christmas present to Jesus.*

Volunteers of all ages prepared turkey, ham, pork roast, vegetables, beverages, rolls and dessert. After their stop at *Faith in Christ* Ministries, the Cypress Church team went to three different locations in the *Skid Row* area of Los Angeles. Hundreds of homeless were fed in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Cypress Church cooperates with many other churches, ministries and missionary organizations to serve the needs of the local community in northern Orange County as well as in Los Angeles, New Orleans and other locations around the world. There are many opportunities for the public to become involved in serving others.

The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Information about volunteer opportunities is available at (714) 952-3001. Sunday Worship Services are held at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The topic of the current sermon series is: *simply prayer – Talk to God.* The church website is located at: www.cypresschurch.net. Information is available by email at: info@cypresschurch.net.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Saturday, December 26, 2009

McAuliffe Students Perform at Cypress Church Christmas Concert


On Sunday, December 20th Cypress Church sponsored a community Christmas concert. The performance began at 6:00 p.m. and was attended by about 600 Cypress area residents. This inspiring musical experience was a cooperative effort that included student musicians from McAuliffe Middle School, Christ Community Church and Cypress Church. It was produced and directed by Jeff Sisil, Steven Brooks and Michael Lee.

The evening began with the traditional carol *O Come, All Ye Faithful* followed by *This Is What Christmas Means To Me* and the *Little Drummer Boy.* The concert closed with a rousing rendition of the *Hallelujah Chorus* from composer Joseph Handel’s *Messiah.* The audience was able to experience the awe and wonder of the birth of Jesus as the combined choirs and symphonic orchestra performed lush arrangements of beautiful Christmas music.

Jeff Sisil teaches instrumental music at McAuliffe Middle School and is the Music Director at Cypress Church. He is also the assistant conductor of the Cypress Pops Orchestra and is a freelance musician in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Steven Brooks has been the Pastor of Worship Arts at Cypress Church for the past three years. He received his music degree from Azusa Pacific University and teaches college classes in worship ministry. Michael Lee is the Music Director at Christ Community Church.

Cypress Church serves all of northern Orange County including the cities of Los Alamitos, Buena Park, Anaheim, La Palma and Seal Beach. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Information is available at (714) 952-3001, by email: info@cypresschurch.net and online at: www.cypresschurch.net

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Cypress Seniors Enjoy Annual Holiday Party


The Cypress Senior Center held their annual Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 18th. The staff at the Cypress Senior Center and volunteers from the community provided a festive atmosphere with many beautiful decorations. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were on hand for photos opportunities.

About 200 Cypress area residents were in attendance. Teena Tomlinson and Adrianna Hyta from the Cypress Recreation Department organized the party. Holiday entertainment was provided by vocalist Tony Odell Rogers.

Tony sang many traditional Christmas carols as well as some Dean Martin favorites and music from the 50’s. A large group of volunteers, staff and seniors entertained the crowd by dancing to the tune “My Girl.” Participants received candy canes from Santa and gifts from the Senior Center.

Event sponsors included the Alamitos West Health Care Center and Katella Senior Living Community. The Senior Center staff was assisted by teams of volunteers from Cypress Church and the Cypress College Psychology Club.

The kitchen crew and volunteers prepared and served a delicious meal that included entrée, fruit, beverages and dessert. The Cypress Senior Center is located at 9031 Grindlay just south of Lincoln. The Center provides a wide range of services and activities for local residents. Information is available at (714) 229-2005. For information about Cypress Church community service team volunteers you may call: (714) 952-3001.

Photo Caption: Volunteers Dot and Clayton Slagle from Cypress Church assisted with the Holiday Celebration on December 18th at the Cypress Senior Center.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two Christmas Eve Services To Be Held At Cypress Church

Community residents are invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus through music and Scripture at Cypress Church on Christmas Eve. There will be two worship services at 4:30 p.m. and also at 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of the Holiday Season. Jesus Christ came as the *Light of the World* and candles will be lit as a symbol of His mission to humanity.

This year Cypress Church has been emphasizing the theme *simply Christmas.* The idea is that we should give our time in service to others as an alternative to gifts. The greatest gift in history was the physical presence of Jesus who came to earth as God in the flesh so that he could relate to his creation and die on the cross to redeem all who will believe in Him. The Children’s Ministry musical on December 13th was entitled “The Best Christmas Present Ever” and exemplified this theme.

Members of the Cypress Church congregation have been finding ways to be living gifts to people in need. During November Cypress Church served at the Cypress Senior center as part of the Veteran’s Tribute. On Thanksgiving about seventy volunteers fed the homeless in Los Angeles. On December 5th a group from the church went to Mexico to share the love of Jesus with the needy near Tijuana. During Christmas week the *Knights of the Holy Grill* will serve food to disadvantaged families in South Central LA.

Information about Bible studies, worship services and volunteer opportunities is available by phone at (714) 952-3001 or email: info@cypresschurch.net. The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. The church website is located at: www.cypresschurch.net/

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Firefighters Honor Specialist John Talley:


Family, friends and hundreds of uniformed Firefighters gathered on Saturday, December 12th from all over the Southland in Cypress to honor Firefighter/Specialist John Talley. Talley, from Station 54 in South Gate, died December 2nd from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident that occurred in Long Beach on November 28th.

Los Angeles County Fire Captain, Chaplain Don Schwaiger officiated at the memorial services that were held at Cypress Church. After an opening prayer, *Amazing Grace* was played on the bagpipes by one of Talley’s fellow Firefighter/Paramedics. Family members and friends told of John’s service to his family and the community.

Rev. Kevin Kritzer, also known as *Coach Kevin,* spoke of Talley’s dedication to his sons and the Lakewood Village Little League teams. John was known for praising players who did not normally get noticed for their accomplishments. Kritzer explained that John Talley knew the meaning of sacrifice. He used baseball imagery to explain that God sent his Son Jesus to wear the uniform of humanity and take *three strikes* for the world so that those who believe in Him could reach home plate safely.

During the service Humberto Agurcia, from Talley’s home Fire Station, sang *I Believe I Can Fly* and *You Raised Me Up.* Agurcia is a dynamic vocalist who has performed at Staples Center. Firefighter Patrick Hamburg, Talley’s long time friend, told how John had risked his life for others and that during his 41 years he had learned how to *pay it forward* through service to others.

Cypress Church Pastor of Counseling, Ron Jackson, presented a message based on the 23rd Psalm. This passage from the Bible speaks about *the shadow of death.* For a Christian, death is like a shadow. Jesus died in our place so that this shadow cannot harm us. Pastor Jackson explained that John Talley had passed from our presence into the presence of the Lord.

An Honor Guard of Los Angeles County Firefighters performed a flag ceremony and presented a special American flag and display case to Talley’s family. Then there was the traditional *Last Alarm.* The fire bell was sounded fifteen times in a ceremony based on the telegraph code 5-5-5. This code was historically used to signal the death of a Fireman. The service was closed with prayer by Pastor Jackson and then family and friends followed the bagpipes out of the sanctuary to the reception.

Firefighter John Andrew Talley’s career included serving with the Long Beach Search and Rescue and the Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach Fire Departments. For the past 18 years John was proud to *Wear the Bear* of the Los Angeles County Fire Service. He was a Firefighter, an Engineer and also a friend and brother to his fellow Firefighters. John is survived by his sons, J.D. and Andrew, his father Jerry and his sister Jennie.

A memorial fund has been established to support John Talley’s two sons. Those wishing to contribute may send donations to the Talley Memorial Fund c/o F & A Federal Credit Union, POB 30831, Los Angeles, CA 90030. Information about Cypress Church is available at (714) 952-3001 or email: info@cypresschurch.net. There are worship services every Sunday at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Thursday, December 10, 2009

*Glory In The Highest* Christmas Musical at Cypress Church


On Sunday, December 20th *Glory In The Highest* will be presented to the community at Cypress Church beginning at 6:00 p.m. This Christmas musical production will be a praise and worship celebration about Jesus Christ. The community is encouraged to attend and enjoy an evening of beautiful Christmas songs.

The lush arrangements, performed by the combined choirs and a symphonic orchestra, will capture the awe and wonder of the birth of Jesus. This inspiring musical experience is a cooperative effort that includes Christ Community Church, Cypress Church and student musicians from McAuliffe Middle School. It is being produced and directed by Jeff Sisil and Steven Brooks.

Jeff Sisil teaches instrumental music at McAuliffe Middle School and is the Music Director at Cypress Church. He is also the assistant conductor of the Cypress Pops Orchestra, plays Saxophone for Mainstreet Music and Mystic Cheese and is a freelance musician in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Steven Brooks received his music degree from Azusa Pacific University and has been the Pastor of Worship Arts at Cypress Church for the past three years. He teaches college classes in worship ministry and also founded Worship Quest Ministries.

There will be two Christmas Eve candlelight worship services at Cypress Church on December 24th at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Cypress Church serves all of northern Orange County including the cities of Buena Park, Anaheim, La Palma, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Information is available at (714) 952-3001, by email: info@cypresschurch.net and online at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Dance Party at Cypress Church on December 17th


The community is invited to Cypress Church on Thursday, December 17th for a Christmas open house and dance party. The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View.

There will be music, dancing and refreshments. This will be a great opportunity to meet friends and neighbors. Cypress Church has many activities for families, men, women and children. Additional information about the Christmas Dance Party is available by email: matayoshiarmy@aol.com

During the month of December there will be a community Christmas Concert, *Glory In The Highest,* starting at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 20th. On Thursday, December 24th Cypress Church will hold candlelight worship services at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The church campus is located on Ball Road just east of Valley View across from Larwin Park. Cypress Church serves all of northern Orange County. Sunday worship is at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Information is available by phone at (714) 952-3001 or online at: www.cypresschurch.net/

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Friday, December 4, 2009

Cypress Students Celebrate Christmas And The Cross


High School and Junior High students will be celebrating the true meaning of the Christmas holiday season on Tuesday, December 15th at Cypress Church. They are inviting the community to join them for an evening of music and drama entitled *Christmas And The Cross* beginning at 7:15 p.m.

Popular culture has drawn the public perception of Christmas away from Jesus and towards Santa and presents. The students at Cypress Church are taking time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the real reason for His coming.

The evening will include opportunities to worship through music as well as other forms of art and media. Student Ministries Pastor Danny Kugelberg, his assistant Kellan Peterson and a student committee have been planning this event for several months. Their focus is on sharing what God has said in His Word about Jesus and the need for everyone to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Cypress Church offers many activities and events for students in local High Schools, Middle Schools and Junior Highs. There are weekly meetings every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. for Junior High and at 7:00 p.m. for the High School group. In addition there are opportunities to serve the needs of others in the local area, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Mexico. The Student Ministries also offers a summer camp, beach parties and other activities.

Cypress Church is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. They serve all of the northern Orange County area. The youth group meets at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings and attends worship services at 10:30 a.m. Information is available from Pastor Danny at (714) 952-3001 email: danny@cypresschurch.net. The Cypress Church Student Ministries has a Facebook page available and they are on the internet at www.cypresschurch.net

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Thursday, December 3, 2009

*Best Christmas Present Ever* at Cypress Church on December 13th


The community is invited to attend a Christmas musical produced by the Cypress Church Children's Ministry. The performance, entitled *The Best Christmas Present Ever,* will be held on Sunday, December 13th beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This energetic children's Christmas celebration is overflowing with colorful characters, plenty of humor, a clever story and a clear message about Jesus. The big question is: *What will you do when Jesus knocks on the door of your heart?*

The audience will join skeptical news anchor Rebecca Stark as she covers a small story with a big message. The production features a classic song written by Carol Cymbala entitled *Happy Birthday, Jesus.* Many people do not understand the true significance of the Christmas holiday season. This musical is based on God’s Word and is designed to clearly present the truth that everyone needs to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

Cypress Church has many exciting opportunities available for children. In addition to Sunday morning activities there are Awana club meetings and Amazing Journeys every Wednesday evening beginning at 6:45 p.m. Summer programs include a music camp in the month of June and Vacation Bible School in July.

Information about programs for kids at Cypress Church is available by phone at (714) 952-3001 or email: MikeHaugland@cypresschurch.net. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. You may also visit the church website at: www.cypresschurch.net/

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, November 30, 2009

Churches Feed Thousands On Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving is a special time for bringing family and friends together. With the California unemployment rate at 12.5%, many individuals can barely make ends meet and the need for assistance is great.

Cypress Church joined together with *Faith in Christ Ministries* and many other area churches to serve Thanksgiving dinner to thousands of area residents. Early in the morning on November 26th a group of about 70 volunteers from the *Knights of the Holy Grill* and Cypress Church headed for South Central Los Angeles.

The annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration was organized by Pastor Joe Browne of *Faith in Christ Ministries.* Pastor Joe has tremendous compassion for people in need. *Not only is this an opportunity for organizations to unite by responding to the needs of the poor,* he said, *It’s an opportunity to demonstrate the love of Christ.*

Hundreds of volunteers of all ages prepared turkey, potatoes, dressing, gravy, beverages, dessert and more. After a time of praise and thanksgiving to God they spread out to 12 different locations where almost 5,000 people received a hearty meal.

The Cypress Church team went to MacArthur Park at Wilshire and Alvarado Streets in Los Angeles. There were hundreds of hungry homeless people waiting to be fed. The buffet line opened at noon and most of the food was gone by 2:00 p.m. In addition to serving dinner the volunteers provided special activities for children at the park.

Cypress Church cooperates with many other churches, ministries and missionary organizations to serve the needs of the local community as well as Los Angeles, New Orleans and other locations around the world. During Christmas week the *Knights of the Holy Grill* are planning to prepare food for needy families. There are many opportunities for the public to become involved in serving others.

The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Information about volunteer opportunities is available at (714) 952-3001. Sunday Worship Services are held at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church website is located at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/

Click here to view slide show of Thanksgiving Day Celebration.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Project Joy Kicks Off Christmas Season


Cypress Church will be kicking off their Christmas season on Saturday, December 5th with *Project Joy.* Early that morning members of the Cypress Church congregation will travel to the Tijuana, Mexico area to deliver Christmas gifts to needy children.

The gifts are presented to the children during a Christmas program in their village. These shoebox size gift packages are lovingly donated and prepared by Christian families in the Cypress area. They may be the only presents these disadvantaged children in Mexico will receive during the holidays.

Along with the gifts the real story of Christmas will be shared. How Jesus, the Son of God, was miraculously born to a young virgin named Mary and came to earth to lay down his life in payment for the sins of the world.

*Project Joy* is a cooperative effort between Cypress Church and Yugo Ministries. The community is invited to participate in this project by donating gifts. Information is available from Cindy Pearson by email at crpears@gmail.com

There will be a children’s Christmas musical, *The Best Christmas Present Ever,* at Cypress Church on December 13th at 6:00 p.m. The High School and Junior High students will present *Christmas and the Cross* on December 15th at 7:15 p.m. There will be a special Christmas concert entitled *Glory in the Highest* on December 20th. On Christmas Eve the public is invited to candlelight worship at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Information about the church is available by phone at (714) 952-3001 or on the web at http://www.cypresschurch.net/.

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Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, November 23, 2009

Musicians Prepare For Christmas Concert at Cypress Church


Musicians from the Cypress area are planning a unique concert during the holiday season. On Sunday, December 20th *Glory In The Highest* will be presented to the community at Cypress Church beginning at 6:00 p.m.

This Christmas musical production will be a praise and worship celebration about Jesus Christ. The community is encouraged to attend and enjoy an evening of beautiful Christmas songs. The lush arrangements, performed by the combined choirs and a symphonic orchestra, will capture the awe and wonder of the birth of Jesus. This inspiring musical experience is a cooperative effort that includes Christ Community Church, Cypress Church and area musicians. It is being produced and directed by Steven Brooks and Jeff Sisil.

Steven Brooks received his music degree from Azusa Pacific University and has been the Pastor of Worship Arts at Cypress Church for the past three years. He teaches college classes in worship ministry and also founded Worship Quest Ministries.

Jeff Sisil teaches instrumental music at McAuliffe Middle School and is the Music Director at Cypress Church. He is also the assistant conductor of the Cypress Pops Orchestra, plays Saxophone for Mainstreet Music and Mystic Cheese and is a freelance musician in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

The Christmas season is a very special time at Cypress Church. On December 5th the congregation will partner will Grace Bible Church in Tijuana Mexico and deliver gifts to people in need. The Children's Ministry Christmas musical will be at 6:00 p.m. on December 13th. Cypress Church youth will present *Christmas And The Cross* on December 15th at 7:15 p.m. There will be two Christmas Eve candlelight worship services on December 24th at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Cypress Church serves all of northern Orange County including the cities of Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Buena Park, Anaheim and Cypress. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Information is available at (714) 952-3001, by email: info@cypresschurch.net and online at: www.cypresschurch.net.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Veterans Honored at Cypress Senior Center


The Cypress Senior Center held their annual Veterans Day Tribute on Tuesday, November 10th. Veterans from all five major branches of the United States Armed Forces were honored by the staff and volunteers at the Center.

The ceremonies began with a flag folding ceremony presented by members of the local chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association. The uniformed Honor Guard marched in precision formation and then conducted their unique flag-folding ceremony. The men of the 82nd stated that the first fold they make represents life and the second fold is symbolic of their belief in eternal life. When the flag is completely folded, only stars are showing and that reminds them of our national motto: “In God We Trust.” The flag folding ceremony closed with the bugle sounding “Taps” in honor of our fallen veterans.

Next was the flag salute followed by the singing of “God Bless America” led by Bella Tan and Irene Elser. Recreation Coordinator Teena Tomlinson thanked the event sponsors. These included: Vitas Hospice Care, Robin Ramirez from Forest Lawn, Linda Cook from MD Care, Harry Hedrick, Carol Fukuroku, the Queen Mary, In-N-Out Burgers, the Sunshine Club and Sam’s Club. There was a “Wall of Honor” photo display with pictures of local veterans.

About 150 Cypress area residents participated in the event. Jeff Draper from the Cypress Senior Center staff presented a video tribute to all of the veterans who attend activities at the Senior Center. Entertainment was provided by tap dancers Jessica and Shayna Vasquez who danced to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Zoot Suit.” Pianist Irene Elser played patriotic music for the crowd. Veterans from each branch of the military stood when they heard their theme song played.

The Veterans Tribute was organized by Teena Tomlinson, Jeff Draper and Adrianna Hyta from Cypress Recreation and Community Services. They were assisted by a number of local volunteers including a team from Cypress Church located near Ball and Valley View.

The kitchen crew and volunteers prepared and served a delicious meal that included meat, mashed potatoes, vegetables, roll and beverages. The delicious dessert cake was donated by Emeritus at Valley View Senior Living. The Cypress Senior Center is located at 9031 Grindlay just south of Lincoln. The Center provides a wide range of services for local residents. Information is available at (714) 229-2005.
Click HERE to view slideshow of Veterans event.

For information about Cypress Church community service team volunteers you may call: (714) 952-3001

Missions Rummage Sale at Cypress Church on November 21st


Shop for the holidays and support a worthy cause at the same time. Cypress Church will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 21st from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm. The proceeds from the sale will go to support the New Orleans Mission Team and the Urbana Missions Conference Team.

Christians have the privilege and duty of sharing God’s love with others. Cypress Church takes this responsibility to heart in a big way. During December a team of Cypress High School and Cypress College students will travel to America’s Center in St. Louis Missouri for the five day Urban Missions Conference.

At the Urbana Conference the team will learn how critical global issues like human trafficking, environmental degradation, poverty and divisions between peoples affect all of us. They will also be connected to tangible ways that will enable them to take part in God's work of bringing reconciliation and healing to our broken world through his Son, Jesus Christ.

During July of 2009, a team of 15 students and adults from Cypress Church travelled to New Orleans to serve with the Urban Impact organization. They played key roles in staffing a summer program for youth in the housing projects of New Orleans. The team taught Bible lessons and sports fundamentals to disadvantaged children in partnership with Castle Rock Church. The Cypress Church New Orleans Team is already making plans to serve again during the summer of 2010.

The Rummage Sale at Cypress Church on November 21st will be instrumental in funding these mission activities. Community residents are invited to donate clothing, furniture, books, electronic equipment, jewelry, kitchen utensils & other household items. Donations will be received on Thursday, November 19th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and also on Friday, November 20th from 12 noon until 8:00 pm.

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Information about the Missions Rummage Sale is available from Susan Peterson at (562) 867-5223 or email: susan@funplaces.com. You may also call the church office at (714) 952-3001 or visit Cypress Church on the web at http://www.cypresschurch.net/

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, November 9, 2009

Christian Musicianary Band “Take No Glory” to Lead Worship at Cypress Church on November 15th


*Take No Glory,* a Christian musicianary band, will lead worship services at Cypress Church on Sunday, November 15th. Cypress Church is celebrating their Year of Worship and they have invited several different praise and worship groups to be guest worship leaders during the past several months.

*Take No Glory* is a non- profit musical group and they will be giving away free copies of their latest album *Beautiful Slave* on Sunday at the church. The title song on their new album was written by lead singer and keyboardist Johnna Utile. She was inspired to write this song after reading the story of a young girl that was forced to be a child sex slave. Johnna and her husband Ian formed the band a few years ago to bring life changing music and the message about Jesus to the world. They are not associated with any major recording label and have chosen to primarily distribute their music through internet outlets like Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.

Johnna started writing songs and playing the piano and guitar when she gave up her old way of living in 1999. At that time she felt God’s call on her life and has devoted her talents and energy to serving Jesus. The new album *Beautiful Slave* is not just an individual effort. It is the product of four years of songwriting and studio work with a very supportive team of musicians. Ian and Johnna have been attending the Schools of Ministry and Worship in Costa Mesa.


Cypress Church is focusing on world missions during the month of November. The church sends out and also supports teams that are meeting the material and spiritual needs of people in widespread areas across the globe.

Cypress Church is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Information is available at (714) 952-3001 or online at www.cypresschurch.net. *Take No Glory,* will also share their unique blend of pop and rock music with the community at the *It’s A Grind* Coffee Shop on Saturday, November 14th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The coffee shop is located at 9111 Valley View in Cypress across the street from Cypress College.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Sunday, November 8, 2009

*Sonz Of Trybe* Featured During Cypress Church Missions Week


A major priority at Cypress Church is helping people in need around the world. Members of the congregation regularly travel to distant cities in the United States and also to foreign lands. During the *Step Into Missions* Conference the church invited the band *Sonz Of Trybe* to lead worship on Sunday, November 8th.

*Sonz Of Trybe* is a Christian band from the Samoan community in Orange County. They shared their unique flavor of praise music utilizing Reggae, Hip Hop and Rock music styles. The band will soon be going on a mission trip to assist Tsunami victims in Samoa. The band’s music is available on the internet. Their original tune *Roots of the Righteous* has been played more than 6,300 times on MySpace.

During 2009 Cypress Church has sent teams of missionaries to Ecuador, India, Kenya, Mexico and New Orleans. The church also provides support of teams in Cambodia, Germany, Japan, South Africa and Asia. In the local area they partner with Faith in Christ ministries in Los Angeles and also Campaign for Care.

There will be a Missions Rummage Sale at Cypress Church to support the Urbana and New Orleans teams on November 21st from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Donations are being accepted on November 19th and 20th.

The focus on mission activities continues throughout the month of November. The musicianary band *Take No Glory* will perform at the *It’s A Grind* Coffee Shop on Valley View near Lincoln on Saturday, November 14th. The group will be at Cypress Church on Sunday, November 15th.

Cypress Church serves the northern Orange County area including Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Anaheim. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Information is available at (714) 952-3001 or visit the church website at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Friday, November 6, 2009

Cypress Church *Thank You* Dance Will Support *We Care* Agency


Cypress Church will be supporting the *We Care* agency at their Thank You Dance on Sunday, November 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The community is invited for an evening of light refreshments and dancing to many different styles of music.

*We Care* is a family support center sponsored by local churches, community groups, corporations and concerned citizens. They serve families residing in Northwest Orange County including the cities of Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Cypress and Stanton. Cypress Church supports the agency by collecting food for distribution to those in need.

The *Thank You* Dance will be held at Cypress Church located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Admission is two cans of food for “We Care” or $5.00 per person. More information about this event is available from Laura Matayoshi by email at matayoshiarmy@aol.com.

This is the Year of Worship at Cypress Church and the Christian Band *Take No Glory* will be leading worship services at Cypress Church on Sunday, November 15th at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. The band will distribute free CDs of their most recent album *Beautiful Slave.*

Cypress Church serves the local community in many ways. They offer Bible studies, Awana clubs, All Pro Dad breakfasts, youth programs and church members volunteer frequently at the Cypress Senior Center. More information is available at (714) 952-3001 or online at http://www.cypresschurch.net/.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

*Take No Glory* to Perform at Cypress *It's A Grind* on November 14th


The band *Take No Glory,* will share their unique blend of pop and rock music with the community at the *It’s A Grind* Coffee Shop on Saturday, November 14th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The coffee shop is located at 9111 Valley View in Cypress across the street from Cypress College.

The group is a non- profit *musicianary* band and they will be giving away free copies of their latest album *Beautiful Slave* during the performance. The title song on their new album was written by lead singer and keyboardist Johnna Utile. She was inspired to write this song after reading the story of a young girl that was forced to be a child sex slave.

*Take No Glory* is a Christian musical group started by Ian and Johnna Utile a few years ago to bring life changing music to the world. They are not associated with any major recording label and have chosen to primarily distribute their music through internet outlets like Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.

Johnna started writing songs and playing the piano and guitar when she gave up her old way of living in 1999. At that time she felt God’s call on her life and has devoted her talents and energy to serving Jesus. The new album *Beautiful Slave* is not just an individual effort. It is the product of four years of songwriting and studio work with a very supportive team of musicians.

Ian and Johnna have been attending the School of Ministry and the School of Worship in Costa Mesa. They will bring their band, *Take No Glory,* to Cypress Church on Sunday, November 15th to lead worship services at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. Cypress Church is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Information is available at (714) 952-3001 or online at http://www.cypresschurch.net./

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

All Pro Dads Play Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday November 7th at Larwin Park


Cypress Church will sponsor an All Pro Dad Breakfast on Saturday, November 7th from 7:30 to 8:30 am. Dads and kids will be able to enjoy a game of *Ultimate Frisbee* at Larwin Park along with breakfast burritos prepared by The Knights of the Holy Grill. Men of all ages are invited to participate and learn more about All Pro Dads (even if they don’t have any children).

*Ultimate Frisbee* is a cross between non-contact football, Frisbee and netball. There are two teams in the game and players must pass the Frisbee to another player instead of running with it. If the disc touches the ground then the opposing team takes possession of it and continues to try and reach their end zone. Larwin Park is located just east of Valley View on Ball Road across the street from Cypress Church.

All Pro Dads provide the ultimate in resources for men who want to become better fathers. Men get practical, hard hitting advice and encouragement to become passionately involved with their children. In addition to the breakfasts there are daily email tips called *Play of the Day* and many other resources.

There are many activities for families at Cypress Church. Every Monday evening there is a men’s Bible study beginning at 6:55 pm. Awana clubs for kids meet each Wednesday evening starting at 6:45 pm. There will be a Boutique in support of the Cypress High Spirit Squad on Saturday, November 7th from 9 am to 3 pm. On November 15th there will be a “Thank You” dance in support of the *We Care* family assistance agency starting at 7 pm.

Cypress Church serves the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, Anaheim, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, La Palma and surrounding areas. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. More information about All Pro Dads is available from Todd Zuleger at (714) 448-1765 or email: tzuleger@sbcglobal.net. For information on other activities you may call the Cypress Church office at (714) 952-3001 or visit their web site: http://www.cypresschurch.net/.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Marine Corps Commends Knights for Outstanding Performance


The United States Marine Corps issued an official *Certificate of Commendation* to the *Knights of the Holy Grill* from Cypress Church. The Knights were formed about five years ago as a service organization by Dave Austin and a group of men and women from Cypress Church. They cook Bar-B-Que meals and serve food at many local events.

The Knights have often had the opportunity to serve the Marines at Camp Pendleton. During the month of August they put on a fantastic Luau event for the Security Battalion. In addition they assisted the Woman’s Club of Cypress at their Veteran’s tribute event during September.

The Certificate of Commendation was issued by Colonel S. R. Dinauer, Commanding Officer of the Security Battalion. Col. Dinauer commended the Knights for their “outstanding performance in their continued support of the Marines and families of the Security Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.” He stated that: “The Knights of the Holy Grill’s sustained and noteworthy dedication is greatly appreciated.”

The Knights regularly serve a men’s breakfast to the All Pro Dads on the first Saturday of each month at Cypress Church. During the past year they have been instrumental in helping raise funds for the Buena Park Fine Arts Commission programs and have served at local schools and Boy Scout events as well as the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress.

Information about the Knights is available from the Cypress Church office at (714) 952-3001 or email: info@cypresschurch.net. The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 and 10:30 am.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, October 12, 2009

Harvest Dance at Cypress Church on October 31st


Cypress Church is sponsoring a Harvest Dance party on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Costumes are encouraged. There will be several different styles of music for dancing and light refreshments will be available.

This is a great opportunity for those seeking an alternative way to celebrate during the Fall season. The dance will be held at Cypress Church, 6143 Ball Road, just east of Valley View in Cypress, CA. There will be games and prizes for all ages. We encourage family participation and so childcare will not be available. The cost for the event will be $5.00 per person or $10.00 for an entire family.

Cypress Church serves the communities of Buena Park, Anaheim, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and the surrounding area. There are activities available for all ages. Dance classes are held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. Information about the Harvest Dance and classes is available from Laura Matayoshi by email at MatayoshiArmy@aol.com. You may also call the Cypress Church office at (714) 952-3001.

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Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Children Welcome New Program Director

Local children and their parents cheered and applauded at the Wednesday night Awana club meeting during welcoming ceremonies for Mike Haugland their new program director. Mike and his family are long time area residents and he has recently taken the helm of the Children’s Ministry program at Cypress Church.

Mike grew up in Southern California. He and his wife Tiffany have known each other since they were in High School. They have five children in their family. Mike attended Marina High School and he has spent many summers in the mountains at Hume Lake Camp. Before becoming Director of the Cypress Church Children’s Ministry he worked for Spectrum College Funding.

The children’s program at Cypress Church enjoys an excellent reputation in the North Orange County area. In addition to weekly “Wednesday Night Rocks” Awana clubs, there are many fun and exciting activities available for young people. Mr. Haugland has a great passion for working with children. He is looking forward to developing even more stimulating programs for kids in the local community in conjunction with his excellent staff.

Mike is planning a children’s Christmas musical performance in December celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. There will also be a summer music camp for kids in June and Vacation Bible School in July.

Cypress Church provides activities for all ages and has programs, events and Bible studies available almost every day of the week. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday School for kids is at 8:45 a.m., ChilZone (supervised playtime) is at 10:15 a.m. and Children’s Church (PraiZone) is at 10:45 a.m. Information is available at (714) 952-3001 or email: MikeHaugland@cypresschurch.net. You may visit Cypress Church on the internet at: www.cypresschurch.net.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Road, Cypress, CA 90630 - (714) 952-3001

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dance the Night Away on Thursday Evenings


Country Western Line Dancing has become very popular in recent years. People of all ages from kids to seniors can join in the fun. Laura Matayoshi is hosting dance classes that are open to the community on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Laura is an accomplished dancer and has experience with many dance styles including: Ballroom, Club, Swing and Latin. She is now venturing into Country Western dancing including Line Dancing and Two Step. Her classes include both personal and video lessons. The current lessons begin with Line Dancing from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and then move into Country Western Couples styles from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per night.

This Country Western dance instruction is being held at Cypress Church located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Everyone is welcome to be part of the fun including those who may think they have “two left feet.” The Country Western series will be offered through December 17th and new participants may join at any time.

There will be a Harvest Dance on Saturday, October 31st from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. This will be fun for the whole family. Several styles of dance music will be presented and costumes are encouraged. The cost for the dance will be $5.00. Tickets will be available at Cypress Church starting October 1st.

A “Thank You” Dance is set for Sunday, November 15th from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to get together for a fun time and to help others as well. There will be many different styles of music to dance along with at this event. The cost is either $5.00 or guests may bring two tems of canned food for the “We Care” pantry and receive free admission. Tickets will be available at the church starting on November 1st. Information about these dance classes and events is available from Laura Matayoshi at (714) 657-4044 or email: MatayoshiArmy@aol.com.

The community is always welcome at Cypress Church. There are activities and Bible studies almost every day of the week. Church facilities may be made available for use by community groups. Sunday Services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The office phone is (714) 952-3001 or visit Cypress Church online at: www.cypresschurch.net/ The church serves the Buena Park, Cypress, Los Alamitos and Anaheim areas.

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Photo Caption: Community residents Laura Matayoshi, Janet Balben, Jessica Bujarski and David Bujarski dancing the night away on Thursday evening during the Country Western dance classes held at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cypress Students Bring Blankets To Skid Row Homeless


Cold winter nights are coming soon and many area homeless have no way to keep warm. On Monday, September 21st a large group of volunteers from the Cypress area traveled to Los Angeles to deliver care packages to homeless people on Skid Row.

The trip to LA was timed to celebrate the International Day of Peace. This distribution of care packages was the culmination of eight months of preparation.

Many schools in Los Angeles and Orange Counties assisted in getting ready for the big day. Participating schools included: ABC Preschool, Brethren Christian School, Ernie Pyle Elementary, Intensive Learning Center, Landell Elementary, Lindstrom Elementary, Mayfair High, Suva Intermediate, Woodruff Elementary, Swain Elementary, Laguna Nueva Elementary, Los Coyotes Elementary, Lake Center Middle School and Orangeview Junior High.

Students from these schools teamed up with adults and local college students to hand make 300 blankets. Then care packages were assembled that included the blankets as well as personal hygiene items, socks, knit caps and other items.

On September 21st these packages were delivered to needy individuals living on the streets and not able to be cared for by established agencies and facilities. The need is great as these homeless people are actually sleeping on the concrete due to crowded conditions at Los Angeles missions.

This grass roots project was organized by local area residents Stacy and Tim Tuttle. About six years ago they started an organization called *Campaign For Care.* Many residents and community groups from Cypress, Buena Park and the surrounding area have assisted them in making and delivering 3,865 hand-tied blankets to the homeless since 2004.

One of the major supporters of *Campaign for Care* is Cypress Church located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. People of all ages in the Cypress Church congregation have been instrumental in donating clothing and supplies for those who are less fortunate. Student Ministry Pastor Danny Kugelberg and many of the Junior and Senior High youth and college students from the church participated in the September 21st distribution trip.

*Campaign For Care* welcomes volunteers and donations. Information is available from Stacy Tuttle by email at: mail@campaignforcare.org. Cypress Church serves the communities of Buena Park, Cypress, Anaheim, Los Alamitos and the surrounding area. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. Youth groups meet on Tuesday evenings. Details about the Cypress Church youth programs are available at (714) 952-3001 or email: danny@cypresschurch.net.

Photo Caption: Students from Cypress brought blankets and care packages to homeless people on LA's Skid Row on Monday, September 21st. The distribution was organized by *Campaign For Care* and Cypress Church Student Ministries.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Road, Cypress, CA - (714) 952-3001 - http://www.cypresschurch.net/

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Holy Grill Feeds Veterans at Tribute Picnic


The Woman’s Club of Cypress honored local area veterans with a picnic and tribute at Veterans Park in Cypress on Saturday, September 19, 2009. The Cypress Church Knights of the Holy Grill prepared and served a BBQ lunch. The Patriot’s Ministry and U. S. Food Service were co-sponsors of the event.

The afternoon celebration began with a stirring rendition of the National Anthem by Rachel Langan of the Patriots Ministry. Mariellen Yarc, President of the Woman’s Club of Cypress, welcomed the veterans and introduced the Cypress city officials in attendance.

Mayor Doug Bailey reminded the crowd about the sacrifices made by our military to keep our nation strong and free. Council Member LeRoy Mills, a graduate of West Point, read the Military Code of Conduct. Also in attendance were Cypress City Council member Todd Seymore and Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. Prakash Narain.

Chaplain Rob Crossan, a Navy Captain attached to the Marines at Camp Pendleton, gave praise to God for our many blessings and offered a prayer for our Military and Veterans. The Cypress Church Knights of the Holy Grill served a fantastic BBQ meal.

The Cypress Church Knights of the Holy Grill is an organization of Christian men and women dedicated to serving the local community. Information about the Knights is available at (714) 952-3001 or online at http://www.cypresschurch.net/.For information on the Patriots Ministry email: ForMarines@gmail.com.

The Veterans Tribute event was attended by many local community residents including members of the Cypress College Chargers. The Chargers played an exhibition game of wheelchair basketball. Additional assistance with the picnic came from Tim Keenan, Chairman of the Cypress Chamber of Commerce, and Rex Jennings, the chief of voluntary services from Long Beach Veterans Hospital.

The picnic’s primary sponsor was the Woman’s Club of Cypress. They are affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. GFWC is the largest and oldest international service organization of volunteer women in the world. It is comprised of fifty-two State Federations including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Their motto is: Strength united is stronger. The club is comprised of women of all ages united in community service and support. Information about the Woman’s Club of Cypress is available from President Mariellen Yarc at (714) 827-2054.

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Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, September 14, 2009

Bible Studies and Activities for Women Offered At Cypress Church


This Fall Cypress Church is offering a wide variety of Bible studies and activities of particular interest to women. The Book of Daniel Bible study is on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Room 206. This class includes lives of integrity and words of prophecy and is based on material from Beth Moore and Lifeway Ministries. To register contact Mary Edwards (714) 527-9073 or email: marydata@pacbell.net The classes will be held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month beginning September 15th and ending April 20, 2010.

There are two studies available on Thursday mornings. Nancy Howard will lead a study beginning September 24th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in Room 4. The topic for September 2009 through May 2010 is *Living with Passion and Purpose* based on the Gospel of Luke. Information on this study is available from Nancy at (714) 522-0489 or email: nancyelh@aol.com

The next Precept Bible study series, taught by Susan VanderWal, will begin on October 1st. These classes will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Cypress Church Gym. They will feature the inductive method and utilize material from Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries. During October through Dec 2009 the study will focus on the Bible book of Isaiah Chapters 40 - 66. To register contact Susan at (714) 952-9834 or email: susankvan@sbcglobal.net

The Cypress Church Women's Ministry will sponsor a Heart to Heart fellowship evening on Friday September 18th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There will be opportunities to hear stories of encouragement and share how God is working in your life. Information on this event is available from Suzanne Von Reyn by email: saved4him@socal.rr.com

During October there will be two special events. The Impact Your Life For Jesus Conference will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday, October 10th.The Fall Festival Of Authors luncheon will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 17th.

The Cypress Church campus is located just east of Valley View at 6143 Ball Road. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 & 10:30 am. Visit Cypress Church on Facebook and Twitter or call the church office at (714) 952-3001. The church web site is at: www.cypresschurch.net/

Photo Caption: Susan VanderWal teaches Precept inductive Bible studies at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Sunday, September 13, 2009

All Pro Dad Breakfast Set for Saturday October 3rd at Cypress Church


Cypress Church will sponsor an All Pro Dad Breakfast on Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 7:30 to 8:30 am. The speaker will be Long Beach Harbor Pilot, Captain Bob Koehler. Breakfast will be served by The Knights of the Holy Grill. Captain Koehler’s topic will be careers in the maritime field and the importance of our local ports to the economy.

All Pro Dads provide the ultimate in resources for men who want to become better fathers. Men get practical, hard hitting advice and encouragement to become passionately involved with their children. In addition to the breakfasts there are daily email tips called *Play of the Day* and many other resources.

Cypress Church serves the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, Anaheim, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, La Palma and surrounding areas. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. More information about All Pro Dads is available from Todd Zuleger at (714) 448-1765 or Email: tzuleger@sbcglobal.net. Visit Cypress Church on Facebook, Twitter or at www.cypresschurch.net/.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Blood Drive at Cypress Church on September 14th


There is always a need for blood and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Cypress Church will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive in the church parking lot from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, September 14th.

Nationwide someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood at least once in our lifetime. Donors will be helping save lives in our local area. Each participant must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Donors will receive a gift certificate from Mimi’s Café.

Cypress Church sponsors many community activities. There will be a nationally simulcast town hall meeting at Cypress Church on Friday, September 11th beginning at 6:45 pm. Men’s Bible study begins on Monday, September 14th at 6:55 pm. “Wednesday Night Rocks” Awana clubs start on September 16th at 6:45 pm. Women’s Bible study begins on Thursday, September 24th at 9:00 am. The next All Pro Dad Breakfast is Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30 am. A special conference on the topic “Impact Your World For Jesus” will be held on Saturday, October 10th starting at 8:30 am.

To schedule a blood donor appointment and for information about any Cypress Church activities you may call the church office at (714) 952-3001. You may also sign up to donate blood online at www.givelife.org/ The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 & 10:30 am. You may visit Cypress Church on the internet at www.cypresschurch.net/

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Men's Bible Study Fellowship Starts September 14th


Men's Bible Study Fellowship begins on Monday, September 14th at Cypress Church. The topic this year is the Gospel of John. New member classes will be held during the first two sessions in September and then on the first Monday of each month during the remainder of the program.

What makes Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) unique is their Four-Fold Approach to learning. There are daily questions, discussion groups, challenging lectures and study notes. BSF began with the desire of a small group to deepen their faith through a weekly Bible study more than 50 years ago. It is now an international movement of people ... all with that same desire.

While keeping its focus and commitment to teaching the Bible, BSF has grown from a single living room to church meeting places around the world. In all, there are nearly 1,000 BSF classes with 200,000 class members in more than 30 nations across six continents! Nearly 800 of the classes are held in the U.S. More than 200 men attend these studies that are held locally from 6:55 pm to 8:45 pm on Monday evenings at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church serves the communities of Buena Park, Anaheim, Cypress, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, La Palma, Long Beach, Garden Grove and many surrounding cities. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View.

Information about the Men’s BSF Program is available from Mike Chai at (562) 804-2341 or email: mikechai@hotmail.com. Individuals may also contact Brent Theodore at (562)212-4499 or email: brent.k.theodore@verizon.net.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Sunday, August 30, 2009

IMPACT Your World For Jesus Conference on October 10th



Cypress Church will hold a special conference on the topic -IMPACT Your World For Jesus- on Saturday, October 10th beginning at 8:30 am. Ask yourself these questions: Are you living the life God wants you to live? Are you fulfilling God's purposes for your life? How has your relationship with Jesus impacted your life? Are you leading a life of worship? How has your life impacted those around you?

The IMPACT Conference will help participants intentionally focus on truly leading a life of worship that will overflow into the lives of those around them. This event will be a time of worship, teaching, and fellowship that will change the way you view your life as Christian.

On Saturday morning, Pastor Steven Brooks will answer the question "What is worship? Chris Hay will teach about Upward Impact and developing a deeper relationship with God. Paul Mascarella is slated to share ideas about Inward Impact and show how to develop habits that lead to a life of worship. There will also be a session on Outward Impact to describe how your life of worship will serve to attract others to the Lord.

Lunch will be served by Dave Austin and the Knights of the Holy Grill. The Cypress Church Worship Band will lead songs of praise and worship throughout the day.

Afternoon sessions will include Intentional Conversational Evangelism and training on developing a One Minute personal testimony. Dick Horne will discuss the basics of -Coffee Napkin- one verse evangelism and Pastor Mike McKay will teach about the role of the Holy Spirit and prayer.

Please mark your calendars and plan to be part of this event. In order to assist the Holy Grill with menu planning RSVPs are requested as soon as possible. Email: cypress.church.events@gmail.com or call Bob Koehler at (310) 508-7909.

Cypress Church serves the communities of Buena Park, Anaheim, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and surrounding areas. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall Festival of Authors Luncheon on October 17th


Ever wonder what it would be like to sit down with an author and ask them about their books? Or get to know them personally while enjoying lunch together? Christian authors and readers from all across southern California will soon be doing just that - at the first Fall Festival of Authors Luncheon nearby at Cypress Church.

Guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the three featured speakers Kathi Macias, Athol Dickson, and Susan Titus Osborn, when doors open at 9:30 a.m. Morning refreshments (muffins, coffee, tea) will be ready, and are included in the price of the luncheon ticket, which offers a complete lunch of salad, quiche, dessert and selection of beverages.

In addition to the three special speakers, a variety of other Christian authors will be in attendance, each hosting one of the luncheon tables, and seated among the guests, ensuring a personal connection with an author!

Following the lunch, authors will display their books and other materials which will be available for purchase and signing. Each author will also be listed in the program directory, with contact information, and guests will be free to chat with them and pick up brochures about their writing and speaking ministries.

Susan Titus Osborn is an adjunct professor at several Christian universities and the director of the Christian Communicator Manuscript Critique Service where she heads a staff of 18 editors. She has authored 30 books, as well as numerous articles. Athol Dickson’s River Rising, was a Christy Award winner, and one of the Booklist Top Ten Christian Novels of 2006 and a finalist for Christianity Today's Best Novel of 2006. Athol won a second Christy Award with The Cure, picked by Christian Fiction Review as one of the Ten Best Novels of 2008. Kathi Macias is an Angel-award winning writer who has authored or co-authored nearly thirty books and part of the devotional writing team for Zondervan's New Women's Devotional Bible. Kathi and Susan are also both popular retreat speakers.

The event is for both men and women. ECLA, the Evangelical Church Library Association, Southern California Chapter, and the Women’s Ministry Team of Cypress Church are jointly sponsoring the luncheon. Also supporting this event is the Orange County Christian Writers’ Fellowship: http://www.occwf.org/

This unique, nondenominational event will be held Saturday, October 17th, 2009, at Cypress Church, 6143 Ball Road (just east of Valley View), from 9:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Readers, aspiring writers, pastoral and church staff, lay ministry, home schooling parents, church librarians and church book club members from all over Southern California are all encouraged to attend.
Seating is limited – send ticket requests promptly. For group seating together, please send ticket order requests in one envelope.

The ticket price is $20.00 - Email Sharon at abehlers@sbcglobal.net for ticket information. You may visit this link for a printable reservation form: http://cypress.church.events.googlepages.com/FallFestAuthors.pdf

For any additional questions, contact Joanne, ECLA Event Coordinator: shatz@verizon.net

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Registration Open for Wednesday Night Rocks at Cypress Church



It's back-to-school time again and Cypress Church is accepting registrations for Wednesday Night Rocks. Spiritual training is a vital component of every child’s life and the church has many exciting programs for children of all ages on Wednesday evenings.

Awana Cubbies club for preschoolers is built on the premise that very young children can and should receive spiritual training. Wednesday meetings provide fun and lots of it. Games, puppets, crafts, awards and other activities transform this preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement for kids from all types of backgrounds. Children from Kindergarten through 2nd grade will enjoy Bible teaching, worship, award presentations, and fun games. Along the way, Sparky, the firefly, will encourage them to want to learn more about Jesus!

Amazing Journey reflects the passion of Awana to teach kids the truth of God's Word and train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. This program will train the leaders of tomorrow ...today. Children from 3rd through 6th grade will enjoy games, worship, Bible study, fellowship, awards and missions projects that will help the children see the world through God's eyes.

Wednesday Night Rocks begins on September 16th at 6:45 pm. Cypress Church is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday School and Worship are at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. For more information you may contact Carrie Oswald at (714) 952-3001 or Email: carrieo@cypresschurch.net

For a downloadable application visit: http://cypress.church.events.googlepages.com/WNRReg09.doc

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Simulcast of National Town Hall Meeting on September 11th at Cypress Church


On September 11th Joel C. Rosenberg and Lt.-General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, former commander of Delta Force, will host the simulcast of a national town hall meeting being held to discuss security threats to the United States and the future of Israel. The evening will include the showing of an excerpt from the documentary film Inside the Revolution. There will be a question and answer session and a time to pray for our nation.

Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, Epicenter: How the Current Rumblings in the Middle East Will Change Your World, Dead Heat, and Inside the Revolution with more than two million copies in print. He is also the founder and president of the Joshua Fund, a nonprofit charitable and educational organization that provides humanitarian relief for victims of war and terrorism.

General Boykin is one of the elite warriors chosen in 1978 to make up the first unit in America’s Delta Force. He then became commander of the unit, and later still, commander of all U.S. Army Special Forces. His thirty-six years in the military included a tour at the C.I.A. and clandestine missions around the world.

The documentary film Inside the Revolution by Joel Rosenberg was filmed on location in Iraq, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, the United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C. Viewers are taken behind the scenes to learn about the history and impact of the Islamic Revolution that began in 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran.

Cypress Church will be the local hosts for this national town hall meeting which will be simulcast from Philadelphia. The event will begin at 6:45 pm on Friday, September 11, 2009. The community is invited to participate in this important and informative evening. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road about one block east of Valley View in Cypress. More information is available by phone at (714) 952-3001 or email info@cypresschurch.net.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fun Places Family Guidebook Available Free At Cypress Festival


If you are a parent you have probably wondered what in the world to do when your kids are bored or restless. Author Susan Peterson has the answers in her premier Southern California guidebook.

Susan has written weekly columns for the Los Angeles Times and the Long Beach Press Telegram, as well as feature articles for parenting and family magazines. Her publication, “Fun and Educational Places to Go with Kids and Adults,” was voted the Best Family Guidebook by Los Angeles Magazine in their annual "Best of LA" issue.

Cypress Church is offering the 7th edition of “Fun Places” free to the public at the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday, July 25th. There is a limited supply available and the book is available on a “first come – first served” basis. Festival hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress on Orange Avenue just west of Valley View. Cypress Church will also be distributing free bottled water and “Daily Bread” pamphlets. Their Festival booth is number 514.

The Cypress Church band will be featured on the main stage at the Festival starting at 4:15 pm. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road. Sunday Services are held at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. More information is available at (714) 952-3001 or you may visit Cypress Church online at http://www.cypresschurch.net/.
Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Friday, July 10, 2009

Vacation Bible School Starts July 20th at Cypress Church


Cypress Church will sponsor “Crocodile Dock” Vacation Bible School from July 20 - 24, 2009. At VBS kids will need to keep an eye out for “God in action” in their everyday lives—they’ll even notice the daily demonstrations of his love that are often overlooked.

VBS Director Carrie Oswald has planned an exciting, well rounded program for the week. “Children will discover how their actions can be a ‘God Sighting’ by showing Christ’s love to others. They might place a fun treat or note on a family member’s pillow or give a smile to someone who doesn’t have one.”

Vacation Bible School hours will be from 9:00 am until Noon. Everyone involved in this VBS program will explore God’s Word and never be the same again!

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. The public is welcome to attend Sunday worship at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. The church web site is located at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/

More information on Vacation Bible School is available at (714) 952-3001 or email: carrieo@cypresschurch.net

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cypress Church Band to Play at Community Festival


The Cypress Community Festival is less than one month away on Saturday, July 25th. The entire community is invited to hear the Cypress Church Band play on the main stage at Oak Knoll Park from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Band leader Steven Brooks has promised an upbeat, inspirational afternoon for all. “We’re going to have a great time as we play a mix of contemporary Christian rock with a fusion of jazz and pop,” Brooks said. “Songs will include “I Can Only Imagine,” “Who Am I” and “Your Song.” It’s going to be a blast!”

Steven Brooks received his music degree from Azusa Pacific University. He has been the Pastor of Worship Arts at Cypress Church for three years, teaches college classes in worship ministry and he also founded Worship Quest Ministries.

Brooks will be joined by saxophonist Jeff Sisil. Jeff teaches instrumental music at McAuliffe Middle School and is the Music Director at Cypress Church. He is the assistant conductor of the Cypress Pops Orchestra, plays Saxophone for Mainstreet Music and Mystic Cheese and is a freelance musician in LA and Orange County.

The Cypress Community Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park at 5700 Orange Avenue beginning at 9:00 a.m. There will be games, rides for the kids and entertainment all day long. Early birds can come at 7:00 a.m. for the Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast. The Festival has been an area tradition for almost 30 years. This year will be the fifth time that Cypress Church will be distributing free bottled water and “Daily Bread” pamphlets to festival goers.

More information about the Cypress Church band is available at (714) 952-3001. Information about the Cypress Community Festival is available online at http://www.cypressfestival.com/.
Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Youth Activities For All Ages At Cypress Church


Youth of all ages will find exciting summer activities at Cypress Church. The Youth Ministries annual dodge ball tournament, Dodgeapalooza, will be held at Cypress Church on Saturday, June 20th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. In addition to dodge ball there will be inflatable fun, a joust/Velcro wall, raffle, lunch and much more.

There will be 4 Divisions for the tournament: High School Boys, High School Girls, Jr. High Boys and Jr. High Girls. Start organizing your teams now. Each team should have five players. This event is open to the entire community. The cost is $7.00 per person. The event web site is: http://cypress.church.events.googlepages.com/dodgeapalooza.

Summer Music Camp begins on Monday, June 22nd at 9:00 am. Kids will need to “buckle their seat belts” for a fun-filled, inspirational ride on the Holy Highway with GPS (God's Plan of Salvation) as their guide! Children from Cypress, Buena Park and neighboring communities will learn how to use "GPS" (God's Plan of Salvation) on life's highway during Kid’s Music Camp at Cypress Church. The Grand Finale will be a community musical performance at 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 28th.

Registration is open now for Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School at Cypress Church to be held from July 20 - 24, 2009. At VBS kids will need to keep an eye out for “God in action” in their everyday lives—they’ll even notice the daily demonstrations of his love that are often overlooked. Children will also discover how their actions can be a “God Sighting” by showing Christ’s love to others. They might place a fun treat or note on a family member’s pillow or give a smile to someone who doesn’t have one. Vacation Bible School hours will be from 9:00 am until Noon. Everyone involved in this VBS program will explore God’s Word and never be the same again!

More information on summer youth activities at Cypress Church is available at (714) 952-3001. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. The public is welcome to attend Sunday worship at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. The Cypress Church web site is located at: http://www.cypresschurch.net/

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Job Seeker and Financial Resources Now Available Online



Job seekers and those affected by the current economic crisis now have new video resources available from “Life Navigation.” On May 30th Cypress Church sponsored a seminar on the topic “Life Navigation In Turbulent Times.” All of the presentations on jobs, finances and the economy were recorded and are accessible online with a “click of the mouse.”

Those seeking employment will benefit from the sessions on resume preparation, networking and interview tips. These seminars are presented by Human Resources professionals John Risler and Dan Fleming.

Dr. Gary Painter of USC gives insight into the present economic situation and some ideas about when recovery might begin. His address is entitled: “What In The World Is Going On?” Ward Nickless of the “Glass House” financial ministry has advice about how to manage personal finances and create a budget. His presentation is an introduction to the “Making CENTS” money management workshops offered on Thursday evenings at Cypress Church.

Dr. Tom Buckles from Biola provides perspective on what God may be doing to get our attention and how we should respond. His seminar looks at the topic “What In The World Is God Doing? Professional counselor Ron Jackson and Maria Nickless of Glass House offer thoughts on how to provide assistance to individuals, couples and families affected by the downturn in the economy.

All of these videos and additional resources are available at the “Life Navigation” website. The internet address is: http://sites.google.com/site/lifenavigationinturbulenttimes/ More information is also available at (714) 952-3001 and by email at cypress.church.events@gmail.com

Cypress Church serves all of the northern Orange County area including the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, Los Alamitos, La Palma, Seal Beach and Anaheim. Sunday worship is at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. The church campus is at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. The public is invited to share these new resources offered to the community by Cypress Church.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Philip Bardowell to Lead Worship at Cypress Church on June 21


Christian recording artist and songwriter Philip Bardowell will lead worship at Cypress Church on Sunday, June 21, 2009. Services are at 8:45 am & 10:30 am. Bardowell is a well-known recording artist and a former Cypress High School student. He presently leads worship at a Christian church in Orange County.

Philip played with the legendary Beach Boys from 1996 to 2001 as vocalist and lead guitarist and has also performed with Mike Love of the Beach Boys in the Endless Summer Beach Band. Soon afterwards Philip discovered that he felt a void just singing and playing music for the sole purpose of entertainment and began attending a Christian church in Orange County, CA in search of a new purpose for his life. He was asked to join the praise team and began serving regularly as a vocalist and musician. This led to his acceptance of Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

"I came to Christ by worshipping Him through song." says Bardowell. "He entered my heart through my praise and worship of Him and my life was changed forever.” Philip had found a new passion in serving The Lord, but continued in his career as a professional musician. Philip is known for his role as lead vocalist in the Frontline Records Christian Rock band, Magdalen.

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. All are welcome. Cypress Church serves the cities of Buena Park, Cypress, Anaheim, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, La Palma and surrounding areas. Sunday Worship is at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. Additional information is available at the church office at (714) 952-3001 or info@cypresschurch.net