Breakfast Is Served!

Hey Everyone,

Great news! This Sunday (April 6th) we’re launching the new hospitality ministry for worship and media volunteers on main campus. Please know we love and appreciate those who are serving at Upland, Rancho, and Sunday evenings, but for the time being this will only be available on the East Ave. campus each Sunday morning during the 8:50am service.

Immediately following first service worship, follow your worship leader to the newly remodeled two-story where breakfast will be provided. Along with the food, there will be space for fellowship and space to watch the message which will be live-streamed from the Worship Center! We appreciate your service to Water of Life and want to thank you for it, but it’s extremely important that we be mindful of the time. The Worship Center worship leader will be in charge of watching the clock and will let everyone know when it’s time to leave in order to get back to your venue in time to close the service.

Finally, just a reminder that we all need to park in the lots below Miller Ave. before rehearsal Sunday mornings as part of the new SHIFT initiative. Thank you for making the extra time and effort to park in the south lots!

Enjoy breakfast! :)

Spring 2014 News

Hi All,

As always, there is a lot going on here at WOL, and we will get to the construction related news shortly. First, we want to thank you all for going above and beyond for the worship series in the fall.  It was a blessing to see so many of you come early to pray for our congregation and community; your hearts for the Lord and people are amazing.  The feedback from the worship series was overwhelmingly positive, and we’ve continued to see the fruit of the series weekend after weekend.  The congregation seems to have grasped worship in a deeper way, and we want to continue to foster that growth.  In order to do so, we will frequently be using the split-set model we employed during the worship series; having worship after the message gives people a chance to respond and engage God in a way they probably wouldn’t otherwise.  We recognize the extra sacrifice it takes to stay to the end of the service when we split the sets, and we’re grateful that you all stepped up for the cause during and since the worship series, and ask that you be open to it becoming more typical of the way services are structured.

Next—how will construction on the new sanctuary at East Ave affect you?  On April 27th the parking lot behind the venues will no longer be open for general parking.  As an example to the rest of the church, we’re asking all servant leaders to join the Water of Life staff in parking in the south lots (below Miller) on Sunday mornings effective immediately—this Sunday, March 23rd.  Once April 27th arrives, there will be increased shuttle service beginning promptly at 6:30am, but until then, we’ll have to walk!  There will be also be an official loading and unloading zone by April 27th, but in the meantime, when you come Sunday mornings for rehearsal, please arrive 10 minutes early to unload your equipment, move your car to park in one of the south lots, and walk to your venue.  You may park in closer lots on Saturday and Sunday evenings—parking in the south lots is only a must for Sunday mornings.  Finally, there will be increased security around campus monitoring the south parking lots and available to anyone who doesn’t feel comfortable walking alone, but as we transition, please call or text your worship leader if you are alone, especially if it’s dark outside, so someone can meet you—we want to make sure everyone is safe.

Now, the more distant parking coupled with the faster turnaround that exists having worship before AND after the message means less time for breakfast, and we know it’s a long day if you don’t eat!  We want to honor you all for your sacrifice and make life as easy as possible for you during this time of transition, so, in the next few weeks we’ll roll-out a hospitality plan that will be special just for worship and media staff and volunteers.  It will be on campus, and we will provide breakfast and a place to fellowship and/or watch the sermon during first service.  So, hang tight, but know that it’s just around the corner!  Thanks in advance for parking in the south lots on Sunday mornings, and we’ll update you with the hospitality info and additional parking/shuttle/security info over the upcoming weeks.

Lastly, we’re centralizing our communication, so please email wolworship@wateroflifecc.org for general comments, questions, and concerns—particularly scheduling changes, time-off requests, and vacation FYIs.

Thank you—it’s an honor and a privilege to play, sing, and serve with you all!

Worship Series & Our Role

Howdy,

Well, we are approaching an exciting time for our department.  On the weekend of October 26th/27th Pastor Dan will start a six-week study on worship.  We are praying this series will take the members of Water of Life to a new level of understanding and experience in worship, and I hope all of you will partner with us.  I believe it is our responsibility and privilege to help the members of our church grow closer to God through worship.  Before we are musicians and vocalists—practicing, rehearsing and playing music—we are worship leaders who help connect people to heart of a God who wants to meet with them.

Over these six weeks I’m going to place a challenge before us.  I am going to ask that we all arrive 30 min before our call times to engage in intercession for Water of Life, the worship times we lead and the people who need to encounter God.  I really don’t want this just to be another thing to do, so, it is not mandatory.  Your leader will be there every week 30 minutes before call time to pray; if you would like to join them in prayer, just come!  I believe that if we want our congregation to find God and recognize that in worship God calls people to participate not spectate, it starts here with us.

We want to start prayer for the worship series off with a bang, a time where we all come together as one and pray. On October 27th in the South Venue at 2pm we will gather for an hour to pray and worship together for the coming weeks.  We would love to see you there.  I would also ask that you keep Water of Life Worship an intentional part of your personal prayer times for the duration of the study.

Our worship sets may look somewhat different over the course of these six weeks so please be flexible to possibly stay to the end of service or change when and where you play.

Thank you all so much,

Andy & the WOL Worship Staff

September News

Hello,

Well, summer is wrapping up, and all of us here are gearing up for the fall—including some changes that I want to fill you in on.  Before I address the upcoming changes, I want to talk about Club 56 worship.   Over the past 2 months we have overhauled and re-launched the Club 56 worship program. We hired Vanessa Gonzales and partnered her with Cesilee Cothran to oversee worship for Club 56, and ministry is growing immensely.  I’m very proud of them and what they have done in this short amount of time.

Now looking into the fall, as most of you have heard by now, we are adding a Sunday night service starting September 8th.  I’m sure many of you, like me, had a mini panic-attack thinking about what this means to the schedule and your commitment.  Breathe easy, we will be treating Sunday nights as a separate venue, and you will not be asked to play in the morning and in the evening on the same day—that is way too much to ask of any of you.  If you are scheduled for a Sunday night service the call time will be 3:30pm, and you should be done by 7pm.  The schedule is posted, so please take a look, and let us know if you have any questions.

Lastly, Activate will no longer meet on Sunday mornings, which will displace some of you.   There are several options available to keep you playing here, and we will figure out the best option case by case.  First, I want to channel some of you into Club 56 to help raise the bar musically and to help coach the younger musicians.   Second, as openings become available, we may be able to place some of you in venues.  Third, many of you will continue to serve in Activate—only on Thursday Nights. We ask for your patience as we go through the Activate roster and place you where we feel you fit best.

I can’t thank you all enough for your servant-hearted attitude that blesses all of us every week.  I am so blown away by all of you and count it an honor to serve alongside you.

Andy & WOL Worship

August 3-4th~ Special Guest Leading

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Worship Department is helping out with our special musical guest’s merchandise booth. I would love at least 5 more volunteers to fill spots. Please text me if you’re interested, I’ll get you plugged in. We are asking for only 1 service to serve at and I will let you know which services I still need.

thank you for your help with this!

Chantel

cell 909-815-4700

May News

Edge Announcement

On Sunday Dan announced that The Edge (North Venue) would now be used for Activate on Sundays due to the sprung coming down this summer.  I’m sure this triggered a lot of question of how we will move forward with the schedule and the rotation.  There are several options on the table right now that the leadership team is looking at, some of which include, The Edge moving to another location at some point.  As it irons out I will keep you updated.  The good news is we still have ample opportunities for you to serve.  Thanks for being flexible as we figure this out.

Vacation Schedule

Well, the sun is out, the weather is warm and the kids are out of school – it must be time for vacation.  As we head into the summer months we are trying to put together a schedule that works around everyone’s vacation plans.  To do that, we would greatly appreciate a heads up on any weekends you need off now thru August.  Feel free to email me andyt@wateroflifecc.org.  This will help us cut down on last minute calls to play.

 

Can’t say thank you enough for all you do,

Andy & WOL Worship Staff

Andy’s Album Release!!!!!!!!!

Hey WOL musicians!

I just wanted to pass the word on that Andy’s Album Release Party is March 6th, 2013 @PURE. Wednesday Night at 7:30pm in the Worship Center. Let’s all join together and support our Worship Director by coming and rocking out to his sweet jams!!! :) It’ll be awesome to see everyone there and it will be an event you don’t want to miss…

See you there! Love you guys!

Chantel