MOPS
Sep
12
9:30 PM21:30

MOPS

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MOPS REGISTRATION PLAYDATE

  • Thursday, August 29, 2019

  • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM

Curious about joining MOPS—a ministry to moms of infants through kindergarten-age children? Join us on the green grass outside BFCC to sign up for the 2019-20 year or to get more info about our group! Snacks and entertainment for little ones will be provided.

WHAT IS MOPS?

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is an international ministry serving mothers of babies and young children. We’re fueled by the belief that better moms make a better world. At BFCC MOPS, our desire is to build authentic friendships, to feel more equipped as moms, and to grow spiritually as we journey alongside each other. www.mops.org

All moms are welcome to attend whether you are pregnant, trying to conceive, adopting, or currently parenting a child ages newborn through kindergarten. We hope you’ll join us on this adventure of motherhood! 

OUR MEETINGS

Enjoy hot coffee and a delicious potluck breakfast while you meet and talk with a welcoming group of moms in the same life stage as you. At each meeting, you’ll hear from an inspiring and informative speaker and have the opportunity to create a fun, easy craft. 

MOPS KIDS 

Childcare is provided at each MOPS meeting so that you can relax and enjoy food, teaching, and discussion. Classrooms for children ages 9 months to 6 years are staffed by caring, experienced teachers. During each meeting, kids will have playtime, learn a Bible lesson, do a craft, and eat a snack.

PAYMENT

Payment is $130 for the full year and includes all childcare, speakers, food, activities, crafts, and special events such as our annual spa day. Scholarships and flexible payment plans are available. We want every mom who is interested in attending MOPS to be able to register, so please use a scholarship form without any hesitation.

MEETINGS 2019-20


All meetings are held at the Event Center at Bay Farm Community Church, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Childcare check-in begins at 9:15.)

September 12, 26

October 10, 24

November 7, 21

December 12

January 9, 23

February 13, 27

March 12, 26

April 9, 23

May 7, 21

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Women’s Bible Study
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Women’s Bible Study

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REGISTER HERE!

Women’s Bible Study

A 7-Session Study from Best-Selling Author Priscilla Shirer

Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God - humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. 

Begins Monday, Sept 23rd at 7pm. 

Cost $20 (Includes materials and books; Revised & Substantially Expanded Study)

Videos of Priscilla Shirer talking about the study

 https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/discerning-the-voice-of-god

https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/discerning-the-voice-of-god

 REGISTER HERE!

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Oct
5
8:45 AM08:45

Men’s—Ferry to Golden Gate Bridge—Bike Ride!

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About:

It’s time for another great Men’s Group Bike Trek this time starting at the Alameda Ferry, getting off at Pier 41(first morning ferry goes to Pier 41directly) riding along the Embarcadero, through Crissy Field, up through the Presidio, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and then ending down at Fort Cronkhite/Rodeo Beach (has restrooms and water). The ride out is about 11 miles out starting at the Ferry Building and a bit shorter from Pier 41. On the way back we will stop by the Warming Hut for lunch/snacks/drinks and then go back to the Ferry Building. Hope you can come join us great fellowship and a fantastic bike ride.

Date:

Saturday, October 5th


Time:

Meet at Alameda Main Street Ferry Terminal 8:45 a.m., Depart on Ferry 9:10 a.m. (don’t be late the ferry will leave right at 9:10) to ABOUT 1:35p OR 2:50p depending on which ferry we take back

What to Bring:

Bike, bike helmet, water, sunblock, windbreaker (can be cold on bridge), snack as needed, money

Bike Route

(not perfect Google does not know bike routes well, but close enough): https://goo.gl/maps/D9YpWaCseBoaZc7f7

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
31
4:00 PM16:00

Trunk or Treat

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REGISTER TRUNK HERE!

Trunk Registration DUE: Fri, Oct 25th, 2019
Main Event: Thurs, Oct 31st, 2019

Harbor Bay Isle Community Center Parking Lot / Bay Farm Community Church

Our goal is to have at least 50 decorated cars this year and pass out 50,000 pieces of candy to sugar hungry kids. Each registered car will provide their own 1,000 pieces of candy.

This year we are opening up car registration to your family and friends in our community.

It’s going to be a sweet night!

REGISTER TRUNK HERE!

Share this flyer with your friends

 
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Baptism
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Baptism

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Dear Christian,

I am excited you are considering being baptized. For over 2,000 years, people who have converted to Christianity have been baptized in Jesus’ name. There is nothing mystical about baptism; it doesn’t “save” you. Only Jesus can save you from your sins (Ephesians 2:8-9). Baptism is simply an outward expression of an inward commitment you have made to Christ.

What is the meaning of baptism?

 Baptism illustrates Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
During baptism, the water is a picture of the grave. When you are dunked under the water it

symbolizes that you are a believer in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3–4

 Baptism illustrates being placed into the body of Christ.
The immersion into water symbolizes how that when you received Jesus as your Savior, you were

placed into the body of Christ, which is composed of everyone who has trusted Christ as their Savior.

For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free; and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. 1 Cor. 12:13

 Baptism illustrates your new life in Christ.

Baptism also pictures the believer’s death to his old life and beginning of his new life in Christ.

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death: that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4

Why Should You Be Baptized?

 To follow Christ’s example.
Jesus was baptized because He wanted to demonstrate His submission to the Father. It was symbolic

of His obedience to God’s plan for our salvation through His death, burial and resurrection.

 Christ commanded you to be baptized.

Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19–20

 It demonstrates the reality of your conversion.
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were

added to them. Acts 2:41
And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized. Acts 18:8

When they believed Philip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized. Acts 8:12

Why Baptism By Immersion?

 Because Jesus was baptized that way.

Then Jesus, when He had been baptized, came up immediately from the water: and, behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting upon Him. Matthew 3:16

 Every baptism recorded in the Bible was by immersion.
So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the

water, and he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water...Acts 8:38–39

 The word “baptize” means to immerse in water.
“Baptize” comes from the Greek word baptizo which means, “to dip or immerse, to plunge or sink

into.”

 Baptism by immersion best symbolizes a burial and a resurrection.
The action of being put under the water pictures being buried with Christ. The action of coming out

of the water pictures being raised with Christ’s resurrection.

Baptism declares your faith, shares Christ’s burial and resurrection, symbolizes death to your old life, your inclusion in God’s family and it celebrates your new life in Christ! So...What are you waiting for? Fill out the next page with your family information and write out your Christian testimony. When you have completed this packet, turn it in to one of Bay Farm Community Church’s pastors.

I can’t wait to dunk you in Jesus name!

Pastor John

REGISTER HERE!

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High School Graduation Celebration Sunday
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

High School Graduation Celebration Sunday

I WANT MY BIBLE!

Graduating High School? Awesome…

We want to celebrate with you. We’ve set aside some time to celebrate in our worship service Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.

We’d like to bring you up to ask you two brief questions:

  1. What are your plans from here?

  2. What are you excited about for this next chapter?

We’ll pray for you and give you a free Bible!

*Note: to get that Bible you must fill out this form by Sun, May 12th

I WANT MY BIBLE!

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Memorial Weekend Youth BBQ
May
26
4:00 PM16:00

Memorial Weekend Youth BBQ

REGISTER HERE! FREE

We're spending Memorial Day Weekend together!

HOW: 1) Sign up 2) Bring sunscreen & a friend.

WHAT: We'll be kicking a soccer and volleyball, then we'll go over to the Chin's House for a BBQ.

WHEN: Sunday, May 26th 4-7p

We'll START 4p at:
Shoreline Park
498 Mecartney Rd
Alameda, CA 94502

We'll END 7p at:
Daniel Chin's House
315 Sweet Rd.
Alameda, CA 94502

REGISTER HERE! FREE

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Missions Class
Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

Missions Class

CLICK HERE to register

At Missions Class on Sunday, April 28th (11:30AM -2:00PM), you will learn how to share your faith in Christ in a non-confrontational manner with your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Sign up at contact@bayfarmchurch.org or on a connection card. *Lunch and childcare provided.

CLICK HERE to register

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Life Skills Academy
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Life Skills Academy

REGISTER HERE

Audience:     College Students/Recent College Graduates

Content:       Key concepts in managing your finances in your college years and beyond

                       Success concepts in landing your dream job and managing your professional career

Given By:      Experienced professional/academic folks in Human Resources and Finance

Style:             Causal, fun and hopefully informative!

Cost:              Free!

Each of you have different academic backgrounds and career goals and interests.  But there are a set of key concepts and rules in not only landing a job but how to manage your lifetime work career.  Once you have that dream job, you need to know the smart practices in managing your finances.  It is not how much you make but how you manage your money that will allow you to be successful.  The Life Skills Academy will introduce key concepts in these two important areas as you finish your college studies, graduate and land that dream job.

REGISTER HERE

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