StoneBridge Community Church
UnStuck: Celebrate!
Associate Pastor Cynthia Purvis
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Sábado 5:30 PM, Domingo 9:00 AM, Domingo 10:30 AM
  • StoneBridge Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Domingo 11:59 PM

Online Connection Card

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Personal Reflection/Growth Group Questions:
1. Describe the last time you celebrated something. What were you celebrating? Were there other people involved? What was the mood of the celebration?
2. Does every celebration have to be a party? Why or why not?
3. List the things or people you regularly celebrate in your life. Compare lists with a friend. Did you leave anyone or any event off your list? Why?
4. Discuss a time when you didn't feel like celebrating something. What were the circumstances surrounding that feeling?
1. Celebrating helps us to...
1. Celebrating helps us to remember what God has done in our lives.
Personal Reflection/Growth Group Questions:
1. When was the last time you forgot something really important? How did it make you feel? If it involved other people, how did it make them feel?
2. Anyone else watch The Art of Tidying Up? Is it really possible to keep our house tidy like Marie Kondo advices? (Give yourself some grace if your house doesn't look as neat as other peoples.)
3. What reminders do you have in your life to help you remember the important things?
4. What reminders do we have in our faith lives that help us to remember God? Make a list and post it where you can see it to remind you to stay focused on God.
5. What are the rhythms or patterns in your household? Who sets the rhythm?
6. Does your family rhythm include celebrating? Does it include celebrating God?
7. What has God done in the last week that you can share and celebrate with someone else?
8. Gathering together to worship is a way to celebrate God. Does worship feel like a celebration? Why or why not? Does your answer to the previous question have more to do with you or with the environment? Does worship necessarily have to feel like a celebration?

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2. Celebrating is a way...
2. Celebrating is a way to express gratitude.
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Personal Reflection/Growth Group Questions:
1. In what ways is celebrating tied to gratitude?
2. Have you ever lost something and then celebrated when you found it? What did you lose and how did you celebrate?
3. Celebrate means to give thanks. When was the last time you thanked someone and what were you thanking them for?
4. Have you forgotten an important anniversary or birthday before? Did the person notice? How did that turn out?
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Busy Schedules
Personal Reflection/Growth Group Discussion Questions:
1. Are you the type of person who celebrates along the way? Or do you believe that you can only celebrate when everything is finished?
2. Celebrating communicates a sense of worth for the person being celebrated. Do you believe that is true? How have you seen that or experienced that in your own life?
3. If you were the father from Jesus' parable, how would you have reacted to your younger son when he finally returned home?
4. What is the most lavish celebration you have ever had? What were you celebrating? Why did you go all out for this celebration?
5. Today, what reason do you have to celebrate and give thanks?
6. Does your schedule have margins so that you can rest and celebrate?
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Personal Reflection/Growth Group Discussion Questions:
1. Have you ever judged someone else's celebration?
2. When was the last time you celebrated and lost yourself in a joy filled moment like David?
3. What is something we can celebrate right now in the life of our community of faith?
4. How often do you worry about what other people will think of you? Does their opinion of you stop you from breaking free and celebrating with total abandon?

7 Benefits To Celebrating

Why you need to start celebrating today

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 2nd @ 11:45am. Items of business include, election of new church officers, election of Pastor Nominating Committee, report from the Construction Oversight Committee, and the approval of our Pastors' Terms of Call.

Sign up for Serve Day

Opportunities include:• Ashlee Manor - helping out with housekeeping, grocery give-away, painting class, and serving lunch• Tradewinds Mobile park - yard clean-up, odd jobs• Samaritan Center - painting, yard work• Letter writing to the troops  and putting together homeless kits at StoneBridge (good for those with children or limited mobility)• For the Troops donation drive (ongoing May 11-26) - looking for socks, chapstick, gently used books and magazines, dried fruit, jerky (no pork), nuts, Q-tips, and candyHave questions or need more information? Contact Carol Webb at 805-578-3516

Church Day Camp is quickly approaching and we can use your help. Prep days are scheduled for June 8th, 22nd & 23rd. Whether you can give a day, or the whole week of camp, we'd love to have you on a team. During the week of Church Day Camp: opportunities to help include kids crews, crafts & science, snacks, games, Bible stories, and much more. Contact the church office to put your name on the list!

StoneBridge Christian Recovery is designed to help you on the road to recovery of any hurts, habits, or hang-ups that are keeping you from a joyful and productive life. If you feel like you resonate with this, then please join us Wednesday nights starting May 29th at 7pm.

Weekend Worship Playlist

Enjoy this Spotify playlist with the songs played in worship this weekend!

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