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
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:

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:

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: More information is also available at (714) 952-3001 and by email at

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

Volunteers Needed For July 4th

Cypress Church will be serving the City of Cypress and the surrounding communities on July 4th at the Joint Forces Training Center. There will be carnival rides as part of the celebration and Cypress Church volunteers will be the "ticket takers" for the rides from 2 pm until 10 pm.
50 volunteers are needed for this event. There will be two shifts available: 2 pm until 6 pm and 6 pm until 10 pm. This is a great opportunity to wear Cypress Church Community Service T-Shirts and be lights for Jesus while enjoying the fantastic Fourth of July festivities.
The public is invited to participate. Even those who do not attend Cypress Church can volunteer to serve their community. Prospective volunteers should contact Bob Koehler at (310) 508-7909 to schedule their desired shift. More information is available by email from: Cypress Church ministry leaders and small group facilitators are encouraged to pass along this information.
Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001 - Sunday worship at 8:45 am & 10:30 am

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Making CENTS" Classes Start June 11th

Cypress Church is offering their first “Making Cents” Workshop beginning on June 11, 2009. The series of eight classes is presented in partnership with Glass House Ministry. The workshops are comprehensive and culturally relevant personal money management classes. The format provides both the tools and biblical concepts to encourage a lifestyle change that will impact generations.
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. Ward Nickless, Executive Director of Glass House Ministry designed the workshop to help people budget their money and start to reduce their debt.
When asked about the workshop Nickless stated: "We really want people to make the commitment to get their financial house in order; so this workshop is not for people who are just thinking about making a change. This is a workshop for people who are truly committed to living on a budget! To attend, you will need to commit to recording all your expenses, making changes in your financial habits, and be willing to share your financials with an accountability partner."
The cost for the "Making CENTS" workshop is $50 per household for the eight sessions. Advance registration is required. More information is available from Glass House ministry at (949) 633-3094 or email:
These classes in money management will be held at Cypress Church as part of their "Life Navigation in Turbulent Times" program. The church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Cypress Church is committed to serving the public. The entire community is welcome to attend Sunday worship at 8:45 am and 10:30 am. Information about Cypress Church is available at (714) 952-3001.