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.


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 CafĂ©.

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