Our TerraNova trip to Israel has been filling up, but there is still room for a few more adventurous travelers to join! If you’re interested in the trip but have some questions or need more information, we’re hosting a special “Q and A” meeting on Wednesday, September 26 from 7-8:30, at the Hub (7 Whatney). Tom Doyle, our tour leader, will be sharing in-depth details of the trip. If you would like to attend the meeting, contact Lyle.
Young adults, don't miss our special night of worship on Sunday, September 30 from 5-6:30pm! It'll be an evening to reflect and refocus as we move into the fall season. Fellow young adults will be leading the music and facilitating diverse opportunities to connect with God.
Immediately following the gathering, we'll head over to the Lake Forest Gateway Center (corner of Lake Forest and Rockfield) to eat some dinner and get to know each other better. You won't want to miss this chance to be spiritually refreshed and better connected to other young adults in the TerraNova community.
Every fall, groups of new international students begin their studies on our local college campuses. Our Beach Blast event at Doheny State Beach on Sunday afternoon, October 14, will be the perfect way to welcome them into our country and embrace them with God’s love. A fun team is forming to provide food, beach games, volleyball, and surfing lessons! Contact Lyle if you want to get involved!
Take your next step at TerraNova. TerraNova Tours is the best way to get more connected at TerraNova. Discover the history, values, mission, and beliefs of TerraNova, all in an interactive setting with pastors John and Lyle. It's on-site at TerraNova, right after the 11am service (totally convenient, right?). Plus: Free lunch and free childcare!
Please RSVP (especially if you need childcare) either on your connect card during the weekend, or right here online.
If you have any questions about baptism and why it's important, come out to our Understanding Baptism Conversation on November 4 after the 11am gathering in the 5/6 room (right next to the stairs in the lobby). This is a great opportunity to find out more and get your questions answered! There is no need to RSVP, just show up.
Come get your craft on with the women of Inspire! Join us as we create a beautiful, customizable Christmas wreath on Friday, November 9th, 2018 from 7 to 9PM. Grab your girlfriends and wire cutters (if you have them!) and enjoy a night of fellowship and creativity!
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There may be no more appropriate way to take the next step in your spiritual journey than baptism! The imagery and meaning of baptism is all about the end of the old, the beginning of the new -- the death and burial of our old life with Christ in the after, the resurrection of a God-given new life coming out of the water. How great is that?! And if you haven't been baptized as a follower of Jesus, this is a perfect next step in growing your faith!
We've got baptisms scheduled for Sunday, November 11. Sign up today! We'd love for you to take this next step in your journey!
Would you like to go deeper with Jesus? Would you like to enjoy the Bible more? Come and explore how God's love and purpose for your life is revealed in the amazing pages of His Word. Together we will learn and better understand the Old and New Testaments and how to get more out of these ancient texts. God is speaking...are you ready to listen? Click here to learn more and to register for this event!
Calling all guys! Registration is now open for the Men's Desert Retreat, happening on September 21-23, at a private lake in the Mojave Desert. The weekend will feature great recreation options (off-roading, gun range, cornhole, wake boarding, tubing, etc.) and a wide range of lodging options (tent, RV, the "man cave" or the Wyndham hotel, a short drive away). Plus you will hear from our guest speaker, Rick Hilliard. The cost of the weekend is only $50! Spots are limited so don't delay. Sign-up at ourterranova.com/mensretreat.
We're ending the summer with our biggest Saturday night event yet! Don't miss SuperNova Kids' annual Carnival Night during the 5pm service on Saturday, September 8th! We'll have inflatable obstacle courses, jousting, a professional airbrush tattoo artist, kettle corn, snow cones, classic carnival games, and so much more that kids of all ages will be so excited to take part in! Kids should come hungry, as we'll be feeding them dinner. This is the perfect night for your kids to bring a new-to-TerraNova friend with them - not only will the kids have a blast, but every kid who brings a new friend will get the chance to pie a leader in the face! Make plans to join us and begin inviting friends. We can't wait to see you there!
It’s about time to belong, be encouraged and be inspired! Join us for our kick-off breakfast on Saturday, September 8 from 8:45-11am. Come and enjoy breakfast, coffee, encouragement and some giveaways with the women of TerraNova. We will gather together and learn about our upcoming women-focused events and celebrate each other. Bring your friends! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in the lobby or online here. Contact Nancy Souza if you have any questions. See you there!
*There will be no childcare provided for this event.
If you're college-aged, you don't want to miss out on our breakout session this Tuesday, August 21! College breakouts are for all genders, ages 18-24 (in college or not). It's a time that we spend breaking down the message from the weekend together. Come with your questions and be ready to meet some new people! Meet us at the Reeds's home (21391 Calle Sendero, Lake Forest) at 7pm. There will be FREE burgers so please RSVP to Ashley if you plan on coming!
Join us Sunday, August 19th at 5pm for a sunset hike at Red Rock in Whiting Ranch. This is a great hike for beginners. It's 4 miles round trip (2 hours) with no major hills or rock scrambles. Perfect for anyone! Just wear a comfy pair of shoes and bring a bottle of water! We will meet in the McDonalds parking lot in Foothill Ranch at 5pm and walk over to the trailhead together.
For the past five years, Kids Feeding Kids (our huge meal packing event) has happened in our own parking lot. This August, we are bringing it “on location"! Come out to the Village of Hope (OC Rescue Mission) in Tustin as we join the students there in packing 100,000 meals that will go to Africa. All ages are welcome! We will be packing from 8:30am until noon, plus a free lunch if you can stick around!
Don't miss SuperNova Kids' "Water Night!" It's happening on Saturday, August 11th during the 5pm service. Kids should be sure to bring bathing suits and a towel, as we'll have two inflatable water slides, a dunk tank, water balloon games, kiddie pools for the little ones, and much more! Be sure to send your kids hungry because we'll be serving them free Chick-fil-A during the service! This is the perfect night to invite a family to join you at TerraNova - the kids will have a blast, the parents will receive a free movie ticket as part of our God on Film series, and your family will get a special gift as our way of saying thanks! We hope you'll make plans to join us and be thinking about who you'll bring with you. We can't wait to see you there!
Come join us on Thursday, July 26 from 9am-3pm as we partner with Voice of the Refugees and a group of refugee families who have come to the USA from the Middle East. We will be hanging out at the beach, a place that many of our new friends have never been. There are multiple ways to be involved, varying from providing transportation for the refugee families from Anaheim to Seal Beach, providing snacks, leading some recreational activities on the beach (volleyball, smash ball, sandcastles, etc.) or teaching some surfing or body boarding! It's a great opportunity to get the whole family involved and show love to our neighbors. Email Oksana to join the fun!
After an incredible week at VBS, don't miss our VBS Reunion Night happening this Saturday night! This is the perfect night for the whole family to attend a service, as you'll see a slideshow recap of the week, watch your kids sing one of their favorite VBS songs, and hear all about the amazing time we had. There will be a quick reception immediately after the 5pm service to give kids and parents a chance to eat a snack, share some memories, and connect with friends and leaders from the past week. It's a night you don't want to miss, and don't forget to have your kids wear their VBS T-shirts! If you plan on being there, please bring a plate of sweets to share.
Join our TerraNova Team as we provide dinner for Orange County Rescue Mission's "Village of Hope." We serve on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Come on out and serve for all or part of the day and help us to make God's Love Famous in Orange County. To become part of the team, contact Marty Henahan.
You won't want to miss the coolest adventure of the summer...VBS! This year's theme is "Shipwrecked". Our kids will get anchored in the truth that Jesus carries us through life's storms through a fun-packed week of music, games, crafts, snack and Bible stories. It's also a great opportunity to make some new friends and have a blast with some of our amazing leaders. The fun begins July 16 - 20 (Monday - Friday) from 9:00-Noon. Register now!
Gearing up for the school year can get expensive! Each year, just before it’s time to head back to school, we make God’s love famous by providing backpacks filled with school supplies to those in our community who are in need. It’s a great way to give a child a head start in what they need to succeed.
There are two great ways to get involved:
1. Fill a backpack! You can purchase supplies that will be placed in the backpacks we will be giving out. Backpacks and supply lists will be available in the lobby starting July 14.
2. Be a part of the team! You can help pack backpacks or work the lobby table before or after services during the backpack drive.
Contact Jackie for more information.
On Saturday, July 14 from 8-9:30am, the TerraNova guys will gather at the Hub to enjoy a manly breakfast and then engage in our fist ever "Cornhole Classic", a bean-bag tournament where you can win fabulous prizes. Never played Cornhole? Don't worry, you might be good at it! This will be a great event to get to know other guys, hear their stories, and see who will rise to the top as our 2018 Cornhole champions! It's the best $3 breakfast you'll ever eat, so make plans to join!
It's that time of year when the TerraNova band starts gearing up to rock out in the Lake Forest parade! We will be handing out cold water bottles (free of charge) to the crowd as the float goes by and beach balls for all the kids!
The best part? You can join! Walk in the parade and be a part of showing our town God's love, no strings attached. If you're interested in helping build or decorate the float or just walking along, send an email to email@example.com.
Come join us in Baja on July 1-6 as we build a home for a family through Real Life Ministries. There is no experience necessary, and this trip is ideal for adults and kids alike. The cost is $200 per person, and there are discounts available as family members are added. If you would like more information on the trip, email Zack Neelands.
Don't miss SuperNova Kids' Campout Night happening this Saturday, June 30 during our 5pm gathering. We'll be roasting hot dogs and s'mores, and our Bible lesson will be in tents outside! It's the perfect Saturday to bring a friend. Each guest, and the person who brings them, will receive a special gift, and we will be raffling off a YETI Cooler filled with cold treats your kids will love! We can't wait to see you there!
Young adults! Come kick off the summer with a bonfire at Doheny State Beach on Friday, June 29 at 7pm pit #12. We'll be roasting s'mores, having a time of acoustic worship, and just hanging out! Bring a beach chair or blanket and a jacket. RSVP to Ashley if you plan on being there so we can make sure there's enough s'mores supplies for all!
Join us this Dad's Day Weekend (June 16 & 17) as we celebrate dads. We'll start off on Saturday night with some Buffalo Wild Wings for all. Then on Sunday, we will have one of our amazing breakfasts cooked by our BBQ team before both of our gatherings. And dads eat free, of course! Don't miss out on the best bacon in town! Plus, we're partnering with the local Checkered Flag Hand Car Wash for a free car wash for all dads. (Gotta love that!) It's gonna be a great weekend at TerraNova! We'll see you there.
Come be a part of making God's love famous at the beach! Spend Saturday morning, May 26 from 8-11am, at Salt Creek. We'll be dividing into different teams to provide free coffee and donuts, TN brand surf wax, and participate in beach clean-up.
Sign up right now. Let Lyle know if you'd like to be on the Hospitality Team (coffee + donuts), Surf Wax Giveaway Team, and/or Beach Clean-up Team.
Let's bless our local community in some simple ways and trust that God will lead us to meet people with whom we can share His love!
Mother's Day is coming! Join us on Saturday, May 12 or Sunday, May 13 as we celebrate moms all weekend long with great food and a photo opportunity for the entire family!
We'll be celebrating with Cheesecake Factory cheesecake on Saturday night and an amazing TerraNova breakfast on Sunday, for just a couple bucks a plate! Moms eat free!! Breakfast will be served before both services, so come early (and hungry)!
A family serving event! We're hosting a two-day family food packing event on Friday, April 27 from 6-8pm and Saturday, April 28 from 9-11am. Sponsored by our SuperNova Kids ministry in partnership with Kids Around the World, we'll package 100,000 meals for orphans in South Africa. This is a great event for all ages, and leading up to the big weekend, we will be raising funds to purchase the meals that we will package and send out. Check out the Kids Feeding Kids page to donate or sign-up for the event.
We're celebrating TerraNova's 11th birthday on April 21 & 22! Join us for an incredible meal by our amazing bbq team after each of our gatherings. This will be a great time to reminisce on all of the great things that have happened this year, and make new memories with people in the TerraNova community!
Enjoy a morning hike through the Bommer Canyon Wilderness on this special day when the trails are open to the public. Grab your water bottle, lace up your hiking boots and meet at 8:30AM @ The Hub (7 Whatney, Irvine, CA) to carpool to this outdoor event. Lunch afterwards is optional Please see details at: https://letsgooutside.org/activities/2018/04/21/wilderness-access-day-bommer-canyon-59/. To RSVP or if you have questions, email Jacquie Maroun: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Easter weekend, join in on the fun as TerraNova hosts a community-wide egg hunt. It's for kids ages toddler - 4th grade and happens right here at 7 Whatney on Saturday, March 31 at 2:30pm. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to this awesome event; there will be a petting zoo! As the egg hunt winds down, why not join us for our 3:30 Easter service!
Easter Weekend is coming soon! Join us on March 30 - April 1 for one of five identical services at TerraNova! Service times are 6pm Friday, 3:30 and 5pm Saturday and 9:30 and 11am on Sunday. Come out to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and bring your friends and family with you!
Come on out to the Hub (7 Whatney) on Good Friday during your lunch hour and experience a time of guided reflection, video, prayer, scripture, and communion. This is a great way to connect with what Jesus did for us on the cross. The program lasts 30 minutes. It will begin at noon and runs every 30 minutes until 2pm (12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, and 1:30pm).
Please note that there is no childcare offered during the Good Friday Experience. The experience itself is PG-13, and may not be suitable for younger children.
Interested in finding out more about baptism and if it’s the next step in your spiritual journey? Got questions you’d like to have answered by some of our leaders? Come check out a great conversation called Understanding Baptism on Sunday, March 11, right after the 11AM service. We’ll meet in the 5/6 Room (just next to the stairs in the lobby). No RSVP needed, just show up!
Mark your calendar for the annual One Step Tea & Fashion Show on Saturday, March 10 at 9:30am! There are opportunities to join the team and host a table, help out with the raffle and silent auction, or just come enjoy the morning and learn about the different ways One Step is making God's love famous in single-parent families. Contact Jackie for more information.