A Night In Narnia
Retelling the Christian Story:
C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
with Dr. Louis Markos
Sunday, February 24th 6:00-8:00pm
For the whole family!
Join us for a Night in Narnia! Dr. Louis Markos of HBU will entertain both young and old with a dramatic telling of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. At the conclusion of the skit, elementary-aged kids and younger will head to another area for fun and games while the Youth & Adults listen to Dr. Markos present an analysis and explication of all the deep Christian imagery and symbolism. After the analysis, enjoy dessert as Dr. Markos invites and encourages participation in a Q & A session.
Here’s the schedule for the evening:
|6:00—6:30pm||Dinner for the whole family (burgers, chips, fruit)|
|6:30—7:00pm||Dramatic telling of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe|
|7:00—8:00pm||Kids 5th grade & younger dismissed for fun and games (and cookies!)|
|7:00—7:30pm||Youth & Adults hear Dr. Markos analyze the imagery and symbolism|
|7:30—8:00pm||Youth & Adults have a Q & A session with Dr. Markos while enjoying dessert|
This event is FREE, but we do need you to REGISTER by Friday, Feb. 22nd so we can plan appropriately for the dinner and childcare.
Punla Missions Night
Come see and hear how one family is making a difference in the Philippines
Sunday, March 24th 6:00-7:30pm
A Night with V. Michael McKay
Sunday April 7th at 6:00pm
For more than a quarter of a century, V. Michael McKay has encouraged and inspired the world with majestic music, his gift from God and to God. The two time Dove Award winner and 2000 inductee into the Gospel Hall of Fame has been used by God to pen powerful musical declarations of faith and confident assurance in God's promises. His many compositions, including The Battle Is The Lord's, The Good Shepherd (both recorded by Yolanda Adams) , The Potters House (Tramaine Hawkins), All In His Hands (Florida Mass Choir), Broken But I'm Healed (Byron Cage), The Corinthian Song (Kathy Taylor), I'm Still Here (Albertina Walker), Oh Jesus (Dorothy Norwood) and Rest (For My Yoke Is Easy) have conveyed messages of comfort and blessed people everywhere. As a well-respected composer, conductor, clinician, speaker, and author, McKay has dedicated his life to loving God and loving one another through his life and music.Join us for A Night With V. Michael McKay at Sienna Ranch
Sunday April 7th at 6:00 pm.
We invite All Ladies, ages 12-112, to join us for an Afternoon Tea!
Dress up in your finest frilly attire, or come as you are -- it’s your choice!
Saturday, April 13th 2:00-4:00pm
Good Friday Service
Friday, April 19th at 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30pm
The Peacemaker Conference
October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ever wished you could restore a relationship that’s been disrupted by conflict? Ever wondered if you could put hurt and distrust behind you and get back to the way you know things could be? Well, the truth is there is a path to reconciliation and peace. Come find out for yourself! The goal of the Peacemaker Conference is relationship renewal. It is your opportunity to learn foundational principles and practical tools for strengthening both professional and personal relationships. Your experience will include learning and practicing specific skills to alleviate conflict and cultivate resilient, rewarding relationships with family members, friends, business associates and coworkers. Discover how you can become a peacemaker.
“Keys to Cultivating Resilient, Rewarding Relationships at Home and at Work”
“Conflict Transformation: The Journey from Distrust to Collaboration”
Robert works full-time for the County of Los Angeles as Assistant Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. He provides administrative oversight to Commission staff and operations, including hate crime documentation, prevention, and response; a law enforcement equity initiative; the agency’s work to equip and engage youth as social justice advocates and activists; and the county’s dispute resolution program that makes mediation services available throughout LA County. In addition, he designs and delivers customized training to groups such as community interventionists, housing managers, criminal justice professionals, government workers, young adults, and human services volunteers. His trainings cover a variety of topics, including cultural competence, diversity, prejudice, conflict management, mediation, communication, peace-building, building and maintaining trust, habits of effectiveness, leadership, collaboration, and youth development.
Robert has served as a lead pastor of churches in Texas and California. Currently he is associate pastor of Iglesia de Greenleaf, a bilingual congregation in Whittier, California. He has served as an adjunct university professor teaching courses in child protective services, mediation, and peacebuilding. He also has taught as an adjunct seminary professor in courses on social ministry, community development, leadership, and staff relations. He completed a bachelor’s degree majoring in Bible and minoring in Psychology. In addition, he has earned graduate degrees in social work and in religious education and completed post-graduate work in public and urban affairs.
Some of Our Past Events
Special Needs Event
January 11, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30pm
with Dr. Heidi Ham from Spectrum Fusion
Dr. Ham earned a Ph.D. in Psychology, specializing in autism, from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She has worked with individuals with autism and their families in the United States, United Kingdom, Nigeria, and Australia. In 2006 she envisioned a community where individuals with autism could develop a sense of belonging and find their purpose. Spectrum Fusion works to improve the possibilities for individuals with autism. Partnering with universities, organizations, parents, employers, innovators, entrepreneurs and business experts, they seek to positively change the lives of adults with autism. Through innovative opportunities, they seek to help individuals with autism use their skills, interests, and strengths to reach their full potential. For more information, visit Spectrum Fusion’s website at https://www.spectrumfusion.org. As Dr. Ham discusses Spectrum Fusion and answers your questions, in another room of the church building we will have a Game Night for your loved ones. We will play Bingo and other games. It will be a fun time. Brandie Nickerson, our Special Needs coordinator, will oversee Game Night. Our Youth Minister Rory Dunson and several of our youth will be in attendance to interact and play as well. We ask that you register ahead of time for this event so that we have everything prepared for your arrival.
Christmas Eve Service
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Oliver Scott and Friends Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 2, 2018
INTRO to Sienna Ranch
Sunday, Dec. 9th 6:00 - 8:00pm
Join us for a great meal and a time to learn more about our church. You will have an opportunity to meet our staff and hear about the ministries and missions of our church.
Childcare will be provided for kids in elementary school and younger.
Movie Night for Special Needs Families
(Plus anyone who wants to join in!)
Friday, November 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30
Movie starts at 7:00pm
In a family-friendly setting, particularly a Special Needs Family-Friendly setting, watch the movie Incredibles 2 while enjoying hot dogs, popcorn, and snacks. You do NOT have to worry about your child getting up, shouting out, dancing in the aisles or whatever behavior you might typically worry about in public. It’s OK!!! We want you to relax and enjoy the night out with your whole family. This event is free.
A Harvest of Creativity
Sunday, November 4, 2018
6:00 - 8:00pm
A Night of Encouragement
for Families with
Special Needs Children
with Guest Speaker Emily Colson, author of Dancing with Max
Saturday, October 13, 2018
5:00 - 7:30pm
We invite you to attend our Worship Service on Sunday, October 14th at 10:30am to hear Emily Colson speak.
Grove Norwood Aug. 26th
Transforming Prisons Inside and Out
Founder and CEO of
The Heart of Texas Foundation,
is speaking here
Sunday, August 26th at 10:30am
Moses and the Freedom Fanatics for Kids
Starting Sept 5th on Wednesday Nights for Elementary Kids
Directed by highly acclaimed opera singer and performer Stephanie Northcutt
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
September 5th-Oct 24th
Children K-5th will receive training in vocals, choreography, and costumes for the production of an exciting musical drama based on the story of Exodus. This rich story will come to life as children experience the story through music, scripture, and a whole lot of fun!
Mom Heart Group
Be refreshed together as moms
and encouraged through discussion
of the book Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson
Meeting twice a month on Thursdays
from 10:00am - 12:00pm, beginning Aug. 16th
Childcare available with reservations only by Friday Aug. 3rd