Published on 18 May, 2015, by in Uncategorized.
There are three major festivals in the Christian Church calendar. Christmas, Easter, and _______________?
That’s right, Pentecost! When the Holy Spirit promised by Jesus comes to his followers after he ascends to the heavens, and the same Holy Spirit continues to come to us today. The Holy Spirit immerses us and he is in us as we trust in Jesus and join in his Kingdom work.
We will celebrate with one worship service at 10 a.m. This will be followed with a potluck lunch for all!
There will be hot dogs, condiments, drinks and paper products supplied.  Bring a salad, side, other main course or dessert.

Don’t miss out on our family Pentecost celebration May 24th!
Published on 18 May, 2015, by in Uncategorized.
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Sunday June 7th – 10:OOAM to 2:OOPM 
LIFEhouse Church Parking Lot
*** Please feel free to bring your items in early. Just call the church office (818-885-6861) to let us know you are coming over. Also, bring your donations packed in boxes if possible. We will have some boxes on hand but if you can bring items packed in boxes it will be greatly appreciated.
Goodwill happily accepts the following new or gently used items: 
Personal computers—hard drive/tower, monitor, mouse, keyboard and printer (please erase personal data before donating). Clothing, shoes and boots, Jewelry, Hats, gloves, mittens and scarves. Books, records, compact disks, video tapes and DVDs, Games, toys and sports equipment, Housewares: dishes, glassware, kitchen utensils, lamps and small appliances. Sporting Goods, Bedspreads, blankets, and liners. Artwork and Frames, Holiday Decorations, Collectibles, antiques, knickknacks and other giftware,
Hand tools and small power tools, Domestics: linens, curtains, blankets, etc., Electronics: TV’S, Stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players, etc.
Goodwill will not accept these items for our fundraiser: 
Furniture – sofas, tables, chairs, dressers, etc, Bed Frames, Head/Footboards, Mattresses, Box Springs, Automotive parts/equipment, Bicycles and wheeled toys. Exercise Equipment, Hazardous Waste – Paint, oil, etc. Clothes hangers. Infant cribs, playpens, car seats, strollers, Major Household appliances. Metal desk and filing cabinets, Wheelchairs/ Walkers, Skiis, ski boots
Thank you, so much! This will really help get the youth to Detroit!
Published on 15 May, 2015, by in Sermons.

Guest preacher, Barbara Lestrange, invites us to consider the compassion and abundance of Jesus bringing the food of life, the food of hope, the food of fellowship, and the food of faith.



Registration begins May 3rd!

Vacation Bible School is a week long program for children (kindergarten through 5th grade) that teaches them about Jesus. Teaching is accomplished interactively through faith-focused activities such as bible studies, songs, games and crafts. It’s a wonderful week of non-stop fun.

June 22 -June 26, 2015
Cost $35/child
For kids: Kindergarten-5th grade

LIFEhouse Church
18355 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge, 91325, phone number: 818-885-6861


Published on 18 April, 2015, by in Sermons.

The well known Hollywood adage, it’s tough to work with children and animals comes true at Easter. I am holding our 21 month old granddaughter Kaylee and things don’t go exactly as planned, but just like life, if all else fails, the answer is Jesus…


Joy Starts Here


Have you ever asked yourself “What is it that I’m really looking for in life?” We search for meaning  in our families, careers or religion. Behind our search is a deep desire to experience true joy.


What is true joy?

Why is it that joy is so elusive?

And what can we do to experience it more fully?

Can it really change our relationships and our lives?


Find out at the first ever Joy Starts Here! Conference, coming to Los Angeles on June 6-7.


Joy Starts Here! draws from Scripture and the latest brain science for powerful transformation.  Participants will experience real joy and practice fun ways to share joy with others.


Don’t miss this opportunity!  Seating is limited, so reserve your place now.


Featured speakers at Joy Starts Here


Dr. Jim Wilder has been ministering Since 1977 and teaching in the areas of trauma and addiction recovery, spiritual and emotional maturity, multi-generational community development, and the brain science of relationships. His understanding of both the theology and neuroscience of joy is foundational for healing, growth and life transformation.


Shelia Sutton is one of the co-authors of Joy Starts Here. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, UCLA Writing Project Fellow, and a Marriage, Family Therapy Intern. Her 24 years of teaching and consulting interests focus on the relational aspect of education. Sutton is dedicated to inspiring teachers to create classrooms and instructional practices that promote and foster student learning and success.


Cost: $65 for the entire event!


What you will learn at Joy Starts Here

• practical skills and strategies for building joy in you and others – in all aspects of your life.

• what hinders joy and how to overcome those hindrances.

how to be better equipped to spread joy throughout your home, work, school and community.


Go to for more information and to sign up!