Annual Christmas Offering (2014)

December 2014

Dear Friends,
As children transition into adulthood their needs change. One of the things that change is their source of advice and influence.  Children look to their parents for love, support, and advice.  As children approach 11 and 12 years old they start to look for other sources of love, support and advice.  This is why teachers and coaches are so important!  This year, our Annual Christmas Offering is going 100% toward hiring a youth leader for the teens of the Hub.  Last year we raised $12,000 for our children and children’s Sunday program.  This year we need to take the next step and raise $12,000 to hire a leader who will offer love, support, and advice in the context of Christian discipleship.  Imagine what could happen in our families, church, school, and town if the Hub had a staff person dedicated to discipling our teens.  Let’s create the future together!
Please give to our Annual Christmas Offering so we can hire a youth leader.




Fall 2014 Small Groups



Hub Small Groups are 10 Week Experiences with a beginning and an end. Groups are starting this week and will end the week before Thanksgiving. The goal of each group is that there would be time to get to know one another, read the Bible and discuss the upcoming Sunday Message, and pray for one another.
Which group are you joining?


Tuesday Night, North Hollywood, Bill and Dawn Mayes, starting at 6 PM.

Tuesday Night, The Hub, Alpha with Vic.

Wednesday Night, YWAM Base, Randy Roberts @ the Turnbulls.7-8:30

Wednesday Night, Sunland/Tujunga, Leanne Goliher, starting at 6:30

Thursday Night, The Hub, Petersons/Meadows – Youth focus

Need more info to help make a decision?  Contact Small Group Czar Lance Seelbach at 207-312-1851 (Yes, that is a Maine area code).

Sunday, June 8. Graduation/Promotion Sunday


Is someone graduated, graduating or moving up a grade? Then why aren’t we celebrating like right now? Because we’re celebrating on June 8!

But you need to tell us who we’re celebrating. If your child is moving up a grade or graduating, text Lisa at 818-419-6284; if your adult is graduating, text Aaron at 818-419-6284; and if you have any commencement pictures or video to share for that Sunday, e-mail Aaron.

Community Meeting This Saturday, 10 a.m. to Noon: How Do We Share ‘Words’ in Worship?


How Do We Share ‘Words’ in Worship? 

The Hub is a Vineyard church, which means that we believe that God the Holy Spirit speaks to us today–with images, with inclinations, with words. So if God gives us a ‘word’ to share during our worship, what do we do? Do we speak it out, or do we wait? Is there a way for us to discern?

This is the conversation we want to have as a community this Saturday, May 31, at the Hub, and if it’s a conversation you want to be a part of, we really want you to join us at 10 a.m.

Spring 2014 Small Groups

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Small-group signups started Sunday and will continue through Easter Sunday, so be sure to check your schedules and check out what evening (or morning) you can commit to for the next 10 weeks. In order to help facilitate signups, we’re opening up electronic form HERE.

Spring small groups run for the 10 weeks from April 21 through July 4. Each week we’re looking at a passage from Deuteronomy before the sermon to see how Gød designs for us to live together in ‘the land.’ What’s ‘the land’ for us? Los Angeles? The Hub? Our office? Our family? That’s part of the conversation we want you to be a part of. Join us!

  • Mondays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., at the Hub
  • Mondays, 6–8 p.m., in Tujunga (couples mostly/adults only)
  • Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., at the Hub
  • Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m., at the Hub
  • Fridays, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at the Hub (women’s group)

If you have any questions about any of these groups, please contact Brian.

May 16–17. Spiritual Retreat

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The Hub Annual Spiritual Retreat. Friday and Saturday, May 16–17, @ Serra Retreat Center, Malibu
Last year leaders from the Hub spent two days at Serra Retreat Center in Malibu and drove home impacted. We want to share that experience this year. This second annual spiritual retreat is open to the whole Hub community, but space is limited.

Serra Retreat Center
3401 Serra Road, Malibu, CA

Contact Cathy Roberts to secure your spot.

Cost per Person
Private room: $180
Shared room: $150

Friday, May 16
3 p.m., Check in
5:30 p.m., Dinner*
7–9 p.m., Opening session with the Roberts and Steve Summerell**
10 p.m., Bedtime/quiet time

Saturday, May 17
7:30 a.m., Breakfast*
9–11:30 a.m., Morning session with the Accads and Steve
11:30 a.m., Lunch*
12 p.m., Check out***

*Mealtimes set by Serra Retreat Center
**Seve Summerell served over two decades as a local Vineyard pastor and is the Los Angeles area director for b, as well as part of the faculty team from Christian Formation and Direction Ministries. He earned a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology and his Doctor of Ministry, with an emphasis in spiritual formation, from Azusa Pacific University. Steve also completed a two-year training program in spiritual direction through Christian Formation and Direction Ministries. Steve lives in the San Gabriel Valley with his high-school sweetheart and wife of over 35 years, Carol.
***Leaders are staying through Sunday

Leader Itinerary
Saturday, May 17
1:30–4 p.m., Beach
5:30 p.m., Dinner*
7–9 p.m., Evening session with Brian and Steve
10 p.m., Bedtime/quiet time

Sunday, May 18
7:30 a.m., Breakfast*
9–11:30 a.m., Morning session with the Petersons and Steve
11:30 a.m., Lunch* (optional)
12 p.m., Check out

March 30. All-Hub Church Potluck

A five-Sunday month is a little bit like a four-leaf clover, so on the fifth Sunday of March we want to celebrate how lucky we are to be in community with one another with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed potluck!

If you’re like Brian and never know what to bring, here’s some good fortune: we have it all listed out; just put your name down next to the item. Sign up at the Hub when you’re next by, or e-mail Brian and let him know what he can put you down for. We still have lots of spots open for entrees, salads, sides, deserts and beverages. And by all means, invite a friend!

The slots still to be filled:

  • Roast beef au jus
  • Slicked turkey and gravy (x2)


  • Potato salad (x2)
  • Spinach salad
  • Caesar salad (x2)
  • Fruit salad

Side dishes

  • Sweet and sour cabbage
  • German potato casserole (x2)
  • Vegetable (x2)
  • 40 kaiser rolls
  • Breads


  • Cookies (x2)
  • Pie (x2)
  • Cake
  • Lemon bars


  • Case of soda (x3)
  • 2 cases of water 

Sunday Hikes with Ranger Krash

Starting this month, Krash will lead local a hike each last Sunday of the month after worship. Jan. 26, plan to grab a bite for lunch and meet back at the church around noon. Details to follow. Need some inspiration to brave the California low-60s? Recall the famed lines of Joyce Kilmer:

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree hose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Take a hike, see a tree. That’s Ranger Krash’s guarantee.

On the ‘Eve’ of Eve Eve

December 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
To gather on the ‘eve’ of Christmas Eve Eve is something we always seek to achieve, when to the warmth of carols and cookies we cleave.

Our community will tell the story of the Jesse Tree, where a series of home-crafted images from Scripture will interweave. And be sure to bring cookies—fresh-baked, we’ll believe, unless you neglect to take them out of the sleeve.

Below is Aaron explaining this year’s Eve Eve. Please watch so that, in light of my rhyming, you do not misconceive.

Watch the Video

Don’t miss it, or you’ll grieve the cookies you did not receive! Please note: No childcare will be available, and if your kid eats all of the cookies, we’ll ask you to leave.