First Sunday is Serve the City

Serve those suffering from homelessness.

For the rest of this year, the first Sunday of each month is going to be a Serve the City Sunday (we will carry on into next year with more frequency if we have the capacity to do so).

Starting on Sunday September 1st, from 12.30pm-1.30pm we will be taking pre-made packs out to those suffering from homelessness in and around our neighborhood.

If you would like to be part of this please email alice@bread.church (if you are unable to help out for this first Sunday please specify which other dates you can do: Nov 3rd, Dec 1st, Oct 6th). There will be a briefing beforehand from one of our brilliant Serve the City leaders - Alisha, Harmony and Georgia.

We’ve had a great response to purchasing items for the packs, but we could still do with more. Please follow the link below to purchase. It will also be on the Serve the City pages of the website.

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/YC99ZN2XWHJO?ref_=wl_share

We will be talking more about all of this in the coming weeks at church.

See you Sunday for more of our Life of Bread series.

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

Willy S: inventor of language.

Get some cultural fix.

Shakespeare, being the big creative brain that he was, invented a fair few words (eg ‘lonely’, ‘bandit’ ); idioms (eg ‘green-eyed’); and even catchphrases (eg ‘all that glitters is not gold’). He didn’t invent the word catchphrase though. But it is a great word and one which, as all self-respecting trivia types will know is one of the words in the English language with the highest number of consecutive consonants (i’ve counted them for you - it’s six). The word ‘Twelfth’ only has four but it seems like it has at least one too many.

Which is a hugely long-winded, mainly irrelevant, and definitely tedious way to remind you that…

We’re going to watch Shakespeare in the Park this Sunday! It’s totally free. Bring a picnic, something to sit on, and enjoy Twelftftth Night in the beautiful surroundings of Griffith Park. The performance starts at 7pm, but we will be gathering from 5.30pm onwards. For more information check out the link here: http://www.iscla.org/festival-2019

And RSVP to Amy Knutson who can answer any questions you may have - amy@bread.church.

Before then… See you on Sunday 10.30am…

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

Homeless Packs Donations + Shakespeare.

Donations.

We’re beginning our drive to put together packs to distribute to those suffering from homelessness in the areas around Los Feliz. These packs will include a printed resource with listings and directions for all the local services currently available for those living on the streets, as well as essential items such as:

  • Bottle of water

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Pair of socks

  • Sunscreen

  • Energy biscuits

  • Pack of wet wipes

The packs themselves are biodegradable waterproof bags measuring 9 x 15 inches. So the items need to be small enough to all fit in (i.e. 3 gallon bottles are not ideal!).

For convenience sake we have put together an Amazon Wish List so you can get exactly the right stuff off it. Think of it as a wedding registry but with fewer kitchen appliances!

The list can be viewed here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/YC99ZN2XWHJO?ref_=wl_share

Either buy straight off the list, or get the same products from somewhere else. We will be collecting everything at church from Sunday onwards.

We’re aiming to put together 24 packs to begin with. So if you’d like to donate to these we would be hugely grateful.

We’re finalizing the first date when a team from church will go out and distribute these packs - it looks like it will be in early September and we will repeat these once a month.

The Bard in the Park.

We’re going to watch Shakespeare in the Park on Sunday August 11th. It’s totally free. Bring a picnic, something to sit on, and enjoy Twelfth Night in the beautiful surroundings of Griffith Park. The performance starts at 7pm, but we will be gathering from 5.30pm onwards. For more information check out the link here: http://www.iscla.org/festival-2019

And RSVP to Amy Knutson who can answer any questions you may have - amy@bread.church.

See you on Sunday 10.30am…

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

Social x Social.

Social Justice.

On Sunday we talked about our desire as a church to be more involved in helping bring justice to the people of Los Angeles and particularly our local community in Los Feliz.

The response has been great. Thank you to everyone who has said they’d like to be involved. We will talk more about it in the coming weeks.

To begin with, and I know this has been discussed for a while, we will be putting together packs to distribute to those suffering from homelessness in our local community. The packs will contain things like new underwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet roll and other essentials. They will also include resources for finding help with already established organizations in the area. Once a month a team will be going out from bread after the service to meet, get to know and hand out these packs to those in need in and around the church.

We will be asking for donations in the next few Sundays.

This is the first step but we’re excited about the other areas in which we can be involved.

Social -izing.

Tonight we’re hanging out in Barnsdall Park for wine tasting, soaking up the sunset, and picnicing. Grab tickets and more info here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barnsdall-art-park-foundation-presents-friday-nights-wine-tastings-21-tickets-59026835855

See you on Sunday 10.30am, as we wrap our series looking at the Psalms.

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

Did you miss us?

Don’t feel you have to answer that question.

We’re back from our summer holidays and so excited to be home at bread. We’ll be continuing to keep things chilled over the summer, before we ramp things up again in the fall.

So come and join us for wine tasting and picnic at Barnsdall Park on Friday 26th July. What better way to spend a summer’s evening than enjoying a view of the whole of LA, lounging on the grass, and hanging out with friends old and new. For tickets and more info go here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/barnsdall-art-park-foundation-presents-friday-nights-wine-tastings-21-tickets-59026835855

Before then, see you on Sunday 10.30am, Ed will be continuing our series looking at the Psalms.

Lots of love,
Ed and Hannah x

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