Update to the Church
Weekly Upade #3 for 2021
(COVID Update #46)
Sunday Services this week: 9am, 10:45am & 6:30pm (face covering required), if you have questions please call us: (530)544-7055.
Hello Sierra Family,
As 2020 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being the amazing group of people that call Sierra home. This year it has been difficult to have the attitude the apostle Paul encourages in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-8: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” However, through the many challenges you have been faithful and there is much to be thankful for.
We are thankful that despite Covid restrictions God has blessed our efforts to expand our Small Group Ministry and we are really excited for these opportunities to grow in the coming year.
This year we presented you a unique opportunity to partner with a ministry working in Yemen. You then raised over 27 thousand dollars to send them a shipping container full of food, medical supplies and basic water sanitation supplies. Shortly after that we asked you to help us support our annual Angel Tree ministry partnership. You responded by buying Christmas gifts for 105 children in 47 different families!
On top of that, you have continued to faithfully support Sierra’s missionaries, staff and entire 2020 budget throughout our many challenges. We are humbled and grateful that God has blessed us with such a generous church family!
Please pray that we all respond to the new challenges of 2021 together, united as our Savior Jesus commands.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
It truly is a privilege to be your pastors
-This Sunday we are continue our short series from the books of 1&2 Peter!
-Due to COVID, most of our campus activities are still on hold, but we still have ongoing ministry opportunities! Watch the update video above for more info!
GIVING: Although, the virus has limited our campus activities, our expenses keep marching on and our missionaries still need our support. If you are accustomed to giving regularly (thank you) you can still do that from the website. At the upper right corner of the home page is a tab marked, “Give.” Click on the tab and follow the instructions for online giving. Tammy will continue to keep the church office open from Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm, so if you prefer, you can mail your offering in or drop it by the office. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
If you enjoy The Bible Project videos, we have all of their books of the Bible on our website at: www.sierra.church/bible-in-a-year/. We have them organized so you can watch all of the books of the Bible in a year.