If you're college aged, you don't want to miss out on our breakout session this Tuesday, June 26! 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 Neelands' home (227722 Malaga Way, Lake Forest) at 7pm! Email Ashley if you plan on coming, or if you have any questions. There will be a FREE taco bar!
Young adults! Come kick off the summer with a bonfire at Aliso Beach on Friday, June 29 at 7pm. 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!
Don't miss SuperNova Kids' Campout Night happening next 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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Gearing up to head back to school 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 in school.
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.
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!
Come join us as on Thursday, July 26 from 8am-4pm as we partner with Voice of the Refugees and bless a group of around 80 kids and parents 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 giving rides to the refugee families from Anaheim to Seal Beach, preparing lunch, providing recreational activities at 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 if you're interested.
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.
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, June 10. Sign up today! We'd love for you to take this next step in your journey!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
During the month of March, TerraNova will be partnering with our neighbor, South County Outreach, for a food drive that will benefit people in our community who are in need. We hope to fill up South County's warehouse with tons of non-perishable food items. We are collecting donations until March 18, just drop them off in the South County barrels located in the lobby.
Our annual fix-it day, an opportunity to make God's love famous to single parents in our community, is happening on Saturday, February 24! We'll kick off the day with breakfast at the Hub (7 Whatney) at 8am, and then split off into teams with different assignments. There are all kinds of ways to help out: from organizing, to yard work, to technical skills like electricity and flooring. If you are interested or want some more information, contact Jackie.
Child dedications are an awesome way to express your desire for your kids to grow up to know God and develop a relationship with him. We will be having our next child dedication on February 3 and 4 during our regular services. If you are interested in dedicating your children, contact Oksana.
Come out on Friday, January 19 at 7pm, for a great time and the opportunity to meet other couples who are a part of the TerraNova community. Be prepared to play some games, and bring a snack or dessert to share! Email Ashley if you have any questions and to RSVP!
Parents are the most important influence in a child's life. But how do we maximize our influence for the greatest good? TerraNova is hosting a powerful two-day conference that will help parents understand the importance of their role, discover how to be the primary spiritual leaders for their kids, and receive realistic and practical skills for parenting in this day and age. We'll be joined by special guests Dr. Bill and Kimberly Staffieri, who will share personal insights from more than 20 years of parenting and working with kids and families. Additionally, attendees will be able to learn from a variety of breakout seminars. Sign up for the conference and get some more details here!
Each month, TerraNova sponsors at least one project or serve opportunity designed to get us all involved in making God's love famous. This January, we're partnering with a local organization actively working with the homeless in our community. This one day event on Tuesday, January 16, will include preparing and serving food, sharing in music, and providing clothing for their local thrift store. If you're interested or need more information, contact Jackie.
Hey kids! Kick-off the New Year (Saturday, January 6) with our SuperNova Kids Snow Day! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for some winter fun right here in SoCal (who says it never snows?!). There will be 15 tons of snow, a sledding hill, and a hot cocoa bar. The snow park will open up at 4pm, and our regular Saturday night gathering will be happening at 5. (We're kicking off our new "How to Get What You Really Want" series!) Mark your calendars and don't miss it!
Calling out guys of all ages! Start 2018 off right with our men's breakfast on January 6 from 8-9:30 at the Hub. For only $3, you'll get the best breakfast in town (it's seriously that good) and the opportunity to connect with other men at TerraNova. Put the date on your calendar today! If you have any questions or need more information, contact Lyle.
Come together Thursday, January 4th at 6:30pm for our Spring Send Off Dinner! We know that everyone is going back to college at different times and want to take advantage and try to get the whole crew together. Dinner will be served by the TerraNova Staff members a the home of Mike & Lorie Taylor. We want to have the chance to serve YOU and thank YOU for being around this Christmas, but also re-energize you as you go back to classes. Be sure to RSVP by emailing Ashley.
Join us for an after service lunch hosted at Mike & Amy Alpert's home! We'll provide lunch, and you just show up! If the weather is nice you can bring your swimsuit. As always, feel free to invite a friend. We would love if you could RSVP so we know how much food to buy. Email Ashley to let her know that you'll be there!
Calling all college students! Come sit or serve in the Christmas service on Saturday, December 23 at 5pm, and then head over to Zack and Ashley's house for a dessert night! Bring a dessert to share and come catch up with old friends and make some new ones! Contact Ashley if you have any questions!
Come out to the Hub on Thursday, December 21 at 6pm to help us set up for the Christmas services. We'll start at 6, have pizza and make everything is ready to go for our guests over Christmas Eve weekend. If you're interested or would like more information, contact Oksana Orlik.
On Saturday, December 16 we will have the opportunity to serve people in the Orange County community by packing meals at Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine. This event is open to all ages, so bring your whole family as we make God's love famous together this Christmas season. If you want to join us or need some more information, contact Jackie Jordan.
Calling all young couples! Married or not married, kids or no kids, come join us for lunch at Cafe Rio after the 11am gathering on Sunday, December 10. Don't miss out on this chance to connect with and get to know other young couples who are a part of the TerraNova community. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Ashley.