|Musical “Christmas: God With Us” is December 21
|New production celebrates the Christmas story - This year our annual musical production takes to the center stage on Sunday morning, December 21. Our choir and orchestra are complemented by a reader’s theatre retelling of the Christmas story, children’s choir, nativity, and carol singing. Afterwards enjoy a hot cider, cocoa and cookies in the Fellowship Center - all free! Childcare is provided for children up to 36 months.
|Free event - It’s a very special edition for Christmas Sunday – and it’s free, so you can invite all the friends you’d like! Please pass along an invitation to family, workmates and friends and share some Christmas joy! SCHEDULE NOTE: This is a single service Sunday. No events are scheduled at 9 am.
Christmas Eve candlelight service - Wednesday, December 24, 5-6 pm -
Start your Christmas celebrations with a special service designed for the entire family. Hear the Christmas story, sing carols, and hear a special message. For our Candlelight Service, individual candles will be handed out to all persons ages 12 and up. Communion is served (open to all guests). Invite a friend or family member. Each child receives a free gift. (All regular Wednesday night activities will join in the service; no childcare is available.)
Gifts for the Homeless on Christmas Day -
For the past three years, several people from City View have gone downtown to hand out food and blankets, etc. to homeless San Diegans, [and many of you donated toward that.] If you would like to be involved this year, you can bring new or gently-used blankets, new or gently-used pants/jeans, new socks, and new thermal underwear to the church lobby on Sundays or to the church office during the week. Contact: Katie Brittan, email@example.com.
2014 year-end giving -
To ensure that your contributions are reflected on your 2014 giving record, please do one of the following: (1) Place it in the offering (last offering will be received Sunday, December 28). (2) Mail it postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 31. (3) Bring it to the church office by noon on Wednesday, December 31. Or (4) make an online contribution at www.cityviewsd.com no later than 10 pm on Wednesday, December 31. If you have any questions about your giving record, please contact our business manager, Ronda Hall, 858.560.1870 x3117, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for being an important part of what God is doing through City View Church with your time, gifts and finances!
Matthew’s gospel is new series for Wednesdays - Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Chapel -
The weekly Route 66 Bible study has begun a new series on the book of Matthew. Route 66 explores the books of the Bible one at a time, chapter by chapter. It’s an insightful, practical ride through God’s word, led by a team of some of City View’s finest teachers. Meet at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.
|Pastoral candidate: Schedule to meet, greet and vote
|The official board of City View Church is pleased to present Pastor Jon Gagnon as the candidate for lead pastor. Pastor Jon and his wife, Tausha, have two sons, Noah (11) and Gavin (7). Following is the schedule of opportunities to meet them and hear Pastor Jon preach, culminating in a membership vote:
|Saturday, January 10 - 3 p.m.: Reception in the fellowship center to meet and greet with question and answer opportunity. Write your questions ahead of time and leave them in the receptacle provided at the Welcome Center in the lobby. All are welcome and encouraged to come and get to know Pastor Jon and his family. Childcare will be provided for infants through children up to 4 years old.
|Sunday, January 11 - 10:45 a.m.: There will be just one service and no children’s, youth or adult Sunday classes so we, all together, can hear Pastor Jon preach.
|Sunday, January 11 - 3 p.m.: City View Church special business meeting in the sanctuary. All may attend, but only those who have been an active member (as specified by our church By-Laws) of City View Church for the prior three months may vote in the pastoral election. Childcare will be provided for infants through children up to 4 years old.
Wednesday Night breaks – There will be no regular Wednesday evening events on December 24 (Christmas Eve program instead) and December 31. The Wednesday schedule resumes on January 7.
Office hours – The church office will be closed Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, and Thursday, January 1. (The offices are open Wednesday, December 31, and Friday, January 2.)
|Richard Dresselhaus is interim pastor - We are pleased to announce that Pastor Richard Dresselhaus has accepted the Board's invitation to serve as interim lead pastor at City View Church. Pastor and Elnora Dresselhaus pastored previously at City View Church for 33 years. Since stepping down in 2003 they have filled the interim pastor position at 9 churches in California and Utah.