Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cypress Church Celebrates 31 Years of Service to the Community

Cypress Church celebrated their 31st year of ministry to the community on Sunday, June 6th. The church began as a home Bible study in 1978. Now hundreds of area residents call Cypress Church their church home. The celebration began with songs of praise and worship led by Steven Brooks. The orchestra, composed of students from McAuliffe Middle School and Cypress High School as well as adults, was directed by Jeff Sisil.

Associate Pastor Justin McElderry and other staff and volunteers assisted with more than twenty baptisms. Mike McKay, the Senior Pastor, presented a message on the topic of *Life Changing Acts.* There were video reports of the many church activities during the past twelve months. Many area churches have needed to scale back due to difficult economic circumstances but Cypress Church has been able to expand their service to the community and reach out around the world with the life changing message of Jesus.

The celebration continued with reports from Elder Board Chair Terry Lambert and Business Manager Jim Hoffner. New Elder Board members were chosen including David Honey, Scott Miller, Gary Painter, and Foraker Smith. Members Robert Bailey, Janis Lacombe, Jim Macy and Brent Theodore were elected to the Trustee Board. Pastor McKay encouraged members to live out the call that God has given to Cypress Church to *meet unique and specific needs in our community.*

Cypress Church serves the communities of Cypress, Buena Park, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, La Palma, Lakewood, Anaheim, Long Beach and the surrounding area. Their service teams provide volunteers to assist at the local Senior Center. They also help with the Independence Day celebration held on July 4th at the Joint Forces Training Base and the Cypress Community Festival to be held on July 24th at Oak Knoll Park. This month three different public schools and a local home owners association will be using the church campus for awards ceremonies, graduations and meetings. The church sends teams of volunteers to serve the disadvantaged and needy in Orange County, Los Angeles County, New Orleans, Mexico, India and Ecuador.

The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. The public is welcome at Sunday services and Bible studies that are held at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. as well as many other activities throughout each week. Information about the church is available at (714) 952-3001 or online at http://www.cypresschurch.net/. The public may also interact with the Cypress Church community on Facebook, Twitter and Livestream.

Photo Caption: Cypress High Student Melissa Corrigan led the Cypress Church congregation as they sang *You’re The God of This City* during their celebration of 31 years of service to the community on Sunday, June 6th.

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

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