Oh, August! We hope you will be mild with us, and spare our air-conditioning bills! As the summer activities, camps and trips are winding down, we are gearing up for the Fall activities to begin! No PEAK this month, but it will be starting back up on Wednesday, September 11. There is still time to register for the Global Leadership Summit at La Canada Presbyterian Church on August 8 and 9. If you’ve had a chance to see the videos Lee has been showing during the Sunday services, then you know how inspiring this event will be. Go to globalleadership.org/summit/2019 and register with priority code 19PRTORG.
If you’re planning to attend the All Church Retreat, All In, a 50% deposit is due by August 10 to lock in the early bird rate! Reservations are on a first come first served basis and you won’t want to miss this fabulous weekend in beautiful in the mountains of Big Bear. You can register on lcpc.net by clicking the All In logo. Student Ministries has an exciting outing planned for Tuesday, August 13, from noon to 9:00 PM, called Animal Safari Excursion. The details are a surprise! Bring $20 with you to the Student Center and be ready for an adventure with fur, feathers & fun! Abide Summer Nights will also be continuing weekly with a special finale on August 19. Children’s Ministries is planning a back to school party for our school age children later this month – be watching the bulletin and weekly email for all the details. Did you hear about the history-making Dodger game last month, which also happened to be the night 86 LCPC fans were wildly cheering from the stands? The Dodgers rallied for the 5-4 win in the 9th inning with five walks! You early birds who left in the 8th inning missed the best part! Ashley and Kristy brought our community another wild and wonderful VBS last month. We had 225 kids spend the week with us, singing
catchy songs, learning about Jesus, making crafts, and having a blast! The Thursday night family BBQ was a huge success too, with lots of families enjoying the delicious dinner, sno-cones, waterslides, and face painting. The kids raised more than $700 for Children’s Hunger Fund Food Paks, so Ashley donned a gorilla suit and did a jungle jig on stage the last day. Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to make it a special week for the kids. Mary Wilson had it right when she said “LCPC is at its best during VBS week!” Unfortunately, the July Mission trip to the Casa de Los Angeles Orphanage had to be postponed because too many people had conflicts in their schedules. Be looking for a new date on the horizon. I always love announcing LCPC engagements, and I am giddy that I have not one, but two special couples to highlight! Chase Walker surprised Aubrie Cary during her UCLA graduation party by popping the question in front of all their family and friends! A couple weeks later, James Matson got down on one knee and proposed to Jillian Kauffman! We are so excited for both couples who are planning their 2020 weddings.