It's Never Too Late... Until It Is.

You still have time.

We are very excited about Staycation. It is going to be a brilliant time. We have only a handful of places left (like four) so do not miss out. It’ll be one of those things you just wished you’d signed up for. You have until Friday 12 noon to do it and then… it will be too late!

The hotel is great, the worship and talks and ministry will be great, the people are great, but above all it will just be a super time to get away from the city, relax in the mountain air, and enjoy all the good stuff about our bread church community.

Sign up here.

You can download the program for the weekend and some afternoon lunch/activity suggestions.

If you have any questions or queries email Alice.

If you want to check out the hotel you can do so here. It’s right on the lake, a two minute walk from the town, and is very comfortable.

No Church on Sunday.

Please remember there will be no church this Sunday at Los Feliz Elementary, as most of us will be in Arrowhead. So don’t turn up as it will all be closed!

We will be back the following week as normal - Sunday June 9th, 10.30am.

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

More Vacay Than Conference.

Staycation is almost upon us.

But it is not too late to sign up which you can do right here.

The thing about bread weekends, and Staycation in particular, is that they’re just super chill - much more of a vacation than anything too full-on and Christiany. That is not to say that the sessions won’t be absolutely fantastic - they really will! The worship is going to be great and the talks from John Peters are going to be great. Rather it’s just to say that there will be loads of time to relax, hang out, get to know one another, drink good drinks, eat good food, sunbathe, swim, spa, chill, karaoke, and possibly even do a spot of fishing. Basically everything that a good vacation requires.

So please come - because we want to hang out with you because you’re great.

The price is $195pp.

This includes lodging, breakfast, evening barbecue and use of all the hotel resort facilities.

If you have any questions or queries email Alice.

If you want to check out the hotel you can do so here. It’s right on the lake, a two minute walk from the town, and is very comfortable.

Sign up here - we’d so love you to spend the weekend with us.

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

Money. Podcast. Alpha. Birds.

For the last two Sunday services the focus has been on money and the financial position of the church. If you weren’t able to be at one or both please catch up with the talks on our podcast. They are important for everyone who calls bread their home.

The response has been great - thank you so much to everyone who has started giving and for all those who continue to support the church financially. We couldn’t do this without you!

The bottom line is that we are looking for an additional $8k per month at this time. Close to half of this has so far been given, which is fantastic.

So can you help with the remaining $4k per month? If you can start regular giving, make a one-off donation, or are able to increase your current giving, this would be a huge step to reaching our target.

Are you able to commit to being one of the following donors?

2 people giving $800/mo = $1600

3 people giving $400/mo = $1200

4 people giving $200/mo = $800

4 people giving $100/mo = $400

We are a registered tax-exempt 501c3 organization and all giving is fully tax-deductible.

No amount of giving is too small or too large.

To set up a donation click here.

Thank you all very much.

Podcast.

We have moved our podcast to a new account on iTunes. If you subscribed to our previous account this is no longer being updated so you need to subscribe to the new one. You can also access and subscribe to the podcast from our site here.

Alpha.

Alpha continues tonight.

If you weren’t able to make last week come along this week it was a great evening and will be again.

7.30pm-9.30pm Covell Sidebar.

Birds.

Early Bird Staycation - time is running out!

The reduced rate of $150pp will end this Friday. So do not delay. From Saturday onwards the price will be $195pp.

So sign up right now, right here.

The price includes lodging, breakfast, evening barbecue and use of all the hotel resort facilities.

If you have any questions or queries email Alice.

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

Staycation Early-Bird Extended!

You Still Have Time!

We’re very pleased to announce that the hotel we have booked for Staycation has allowed us to extend the early-bird period until the end of the week. So if you haven’t been able to get round to booking in at the reduced rate you can do it now!

Until midnight on Friday (5/10) the price will be $150 per person. After that the rate will go up to $195. So get your skates on.

The dates are Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd.

The location is Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa.

The Speaker is John Peters from St Mary’s in London - the church Ed and Hannah left before moving to LA to plant bread. John is one of the most gifted and powerful communicators we’ve ever come across. He can also be quite funny sometimes too!

There will be three main sessions of worship, teaching and ministry; loads of time to relax and hang out; a Saturday evening barbecue; entertainments; full-kids program; and use of all the spa facilities, pool and private beach.

It is not to be missed.

Sign up right now, right here.

The price includes lodging, breakfast, evening barbecue and use of all the hotel resort facilities.

If you have any questions or queries email Alice.

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

PS There will be no church happening on Sunday June 2nd in Los Feliz. Another great reason to sign up for Staycation!

Alpha Begins.

Tomorrow Night.

Alpha is for anyone who hasn’t done alpha before. And it is fundamental to what we do at bread.

So join us tomorrow (Wed May 1st) at Bar Covell 7.30pm-9.30pm.

4628 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

We’re in the speakeasy Sidebar. Go in the main entrance of Covell, walk to the back, turn left, walk through the bookcase. It’s all very Narnia-esque.

The evening begins with refreshments (we’ll provide flatbreads and olives and charcuterie, you buy your drinks from the bar) and then a short talk from Ed. After that we’ll split into smaller groups of 10-12 people. This is an opportunity to state any opinion and ask any question. People come on Alpha from a whole range of different backgrounds and with a whole range of different perspectives and beliefs. It is not a bible study, it’s not Sunday school, and it’s not about knowing ‘the right answer’. It’s a chance to hear what we believe, work out what you believe, get to know people better, and feel more part of the life of bread.

It’s a fantastic thing to bring friends to as well. It will not be cheesy. No-one will sing anything! It’s a very easy ask - cool bar, good people, interesting talk and stimulating discussion.

For planning and catering purposes it would be helpful to know if you are coming. So if you haven’t already, please sign up at the link here: bread.church/alpha. But you can also just rock up on the night.

Lots of love and see you tomorrow!
Ed and Hannah x

Thank you! + Alpha!

Easter Sunday was an absolute blast. The place was packed with standing room only. We celebrated baby dedications, adult baptisms and of course new, resurrected life.

Thank you to you all who came along on Sunday, and especially to those who worked so tirelessly to make everything happen. The set-up, decoration, kids, worship, welcome, pack-down, games, snow cones, food, drink, parking, hot-tub organization could not have gone more smoothly. Bread turned two years old - we celebrated - and we couldn’t have done it without you. So thank you so much!

Alpha.

Alpha is one of the most important things we do at bread. It is a series of five weekly evening gatherings starting on Wednesday 1st May. It runs from 7.30-9.30pm

Alpha is for anyone who hasn’t done Alpha before. It is a chance to ask any question, state any opinion, voice any frustration, and hear what we and other people think. Many people grow up with a Christian upbringing and/or have been influenced (positively or negatively) by Christian things, but get to adulthood and realize they don’t have a context to work out what they actually believe, or ask their questions, or hear from other like-minded people. Alpha is that context.

It is for those who are new to bread (it’s a brilliant way of getting to know more people outside of the rush and hecticness of Sundays) and it is equally for those who wouldn’t necessarily call themselves Christians but are interested in what Christianity is and what we believe.

Each evening starts with food - flatbreads/charcturie etc (we buy those) and drinks from the bar (you buy those); there is a short talk from Ed on a different subject each week; and then we break into smaller groups to discuss.

We meet at Covell Sidebar on Hollywood Blvd. We have booked out the private event space next to the bar - access through the secret bookcase.

Do not miss alpha you will be so glad you made it. And bring along as many friends/colleagues/family members as you like.

For planning and catering purposes it would be extremely helpful to know if you are coming. So please sign up at the link here: bread.church/alpha

Lots of love and see you Sunday!
Ed and Hannah x

Easter! Easter! Easter!

It’s happening.

This Sunday 10.30am - Los Feliz Elementary School.

We will be…

Commemorating the extraordinariness of resurrection

Celebrating mind-blowing new life

Dedicating two adorable little kids

Baptizing two amazing adults

Raising a toast to our second birthday

Eating tacos and snow cones

Bouncing on the bounciest of houses

Hunting for eggs

Spending time with great people

So do not miss this.

Come as you are. If you’ve not been to bread for a while, come and say hi. And if you have friends, colleagues, neighbors, or old-flames who are looking for somewhere to go for Easter, bring them along too. Everyone is so so welcome.

You can download an e-vite here.

Lots of love and see you Sunday,


Ed and Hannah x

Robin Morrison & Easter Celebrations

This Sunday Robin Morrison will be joining us to preach and dispense his wisdom! Robin is a brilliant one-of-a-kind communicator with an amazing gift of prophecy. We highly recommend coming to check him out on Sunday.

Easter.

The following Sunday is Easter Sunday. We’re celebrating our 2nd Birthday. We’re baptizing adults and we’re dedicating kids. We have a taco stand and bounce house and snow cones afterwards. It is going to be an epic Sunday.

So… Do not miss this opportunity to invite and bring friends. Everyone wants to go to church on Easter (even if they don’t know it.) So please bring everyone you know. The church will be packed and it will be ace.

You can download an e-vite here.

Lots of love and see you Sunday,


Ed and Hannah x