Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Church and local government unite to promote Sunday

The churches are partnering up with local government to promote their un-Biblical traditions through politics. They call Sunday the fourth commandment when the truth is that God's word says, "But the seventh day [Saturday] is the sabbath of the LORD thy God." Exo. 20:10. Politicians are lining up with church officials trying to "help" society. What they don't know is that in reality they are opening the door that will bring in the greatest spiritual crisis this world has ever seen. "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." Rev. 13:17. -Advent Messenger Commentary
Church and local government unite to promote Sunday

Church ground breaking, free park event planned in Vacaville Sunday

The Reporter | May 30, 2014

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."

Vacaville will be taking the Fourth Commandment to heart this weekend with a pair of events planned Sunday specifically designed to set the day aside for worship.

First up will be the Father's House Church which will host a special ground breaking event from 2 to 3 p.m. at its newly purchased 22 acre site on land inside the triangle formed by Interstates 80 and 505 and Vaca Valley Parkway.

The event is a celebration for the church which began raising funds for the event three years ago. The ground breaking signifies the end of the fundraising campaign which the church dubbed, "Imagine: Changing lives forever," which involved designing a more permanent and larger facility to become the hub and main campus for The Father's House.

The Mayor of Vacaville, the Honorable Steve Hardy, is scheduled to speak at the event, in addition to others attending, including city officials, city pastors and project consultants who have invested their time and resources into making the ground breaking possible.

"We believe this will be a historic day for our church and a significant moment that will expand the potential of our city," said Father's House Lead Pastor Dave Patterson. "We look forward to being able to serve our community at a greater capacity from this new location. We feel honored and privileged to be a part of Vacaville's great future!"

The church site will be built in two phases. The first will include the new 1,800-seat main auditorium along with nursery and kids church. An outdoor area will provide space for events and activities. Phase two will eventually ad an administrative building, cafe, bookstore and youth ministry site, according to the church's website.

The plan also calls for 10 acres of parking.

The goal is to build a center that can support a membership of more than 6,000 church attendees on the weekends, but the auditorium will also serve as Vacaville's largest performing arts style structure, which can host other venues such as concerts, conferences and other large gatherings.

The public is invited to join in the ground-breaking event. To get to the site from Vaca Valley Parkway between I-80 and I-505, turn onto Akerly Drive near Kaiser, then right on Horse Creek Drive or turn onto New Horizons Way near Genentech, then right on Grassland Drive and right on Horse Creek Drive, then go toward the end and watch for the Father's House parking signs or parking attendants.

The second big event Sunday will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at Andrews Park in downtown Vacaville.

Dubbed the "Jump Start Summer Festival," the event will be hosted by a number of local churches and the Redwood Empire Baptist Association and will feature 150 youth from Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marrietta, GA.

The youths are traveling in California this summer doing outreach at parks in communities across the region. Sunday's event will feature bounce houses for kids, face painting, snow cones, popcorn, barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs, games and music by a 100-voice choir — all provided free of charge.

"The focus of this is just to make it a fun outreach to families and youth," said Pastor Brian Chandler of Discovery Church.

Source: http://www.thereporter.com/faith/ci_25870869/church-ground-breaking-free-park-event-planned-vacaville?source=most_emailed