Branch of Hope Book Club
Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

Branch of Hope Book Club

Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin

The next reading of the Branch of Hope Book Club will be the Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin, the First Book, approximately 144 pages. At the age of twenty-six, Calvin published his Institutes of the Christian Religion, a seminal work in Christian theology that altered the course of Western history. The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone. The over-arching theme of the book - and Calvin’s greatest theological legacy - is the idea of God’s total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election. The group will meet at 7 P.M., Friday, January 18 at the Ives home, . Contact Scott Reeves for more information.

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Clothing Drive
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Clothing Drive

Attention all ladies of Branch - we will have a women’s clothing drive during the month of January for Doors of Hope Women’s Shelter in Wilmington. Their needs are specific; lightly used blue jeans, stretchy pants, jackets, walking shoes and new underwear, bras and socks. The new items can be found easily and with good prices at Amazon and Costco. There will be a large box at church to deposit the items into. Contact Shellee, shelleereeves@icloud.com.

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Ladies Bunco Night & Service Project
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Ladies Bunco Night & Service Project

Calling all ladies to come join us for a fun night of Bunco!  Never played before? No problem. There is a small learning curve but lots of veterans to help. Mark 6:30 P.M., January 24 on your calendar and get ready for some laughs and a good time.  There will be a baked potato bar so bring your favorite toppings to share.  We will also be organizing and bagging up clothing to be delivered to Doors of Hope Women's Shelter and we will learn about volunteering at the shelter. RSVP to Katie at, dnkmerrick@hotmail.com.

The event will be held at Kristy Mueller’s home, muellerkristy@yahoo.com.

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Annual Congregational Meeting
Jan
27
1:30 PM13:30

Annual Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational meeting will be Sunday, January 27, during the Sunday school hour. This year, the congregation will vote on the ordination of Dan Parkins as a Ruling Elder; and also vote on various bylaw changes to our corporation. The changes are documented, and may be found in the foyer. 

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Young Women’s Group
Jan
11
1:00 PM13:00

Young Women’s Group

If you’re a young woman between the ages of 18-35 you’re invited to attend the Young Women’s Group on the second Fridays of the month at the home of Julie Hirtzel. Dinner is from 7-7:30 P.M. with a discussion from 7:30-8:30 P.M. You’re also encouraged to bring a friend. Contact Julie at julies5monkeys@yahoo.com.

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Beacon Light Ministry Opportunity
Jan
10
1:30 PM13:30

Beacon Light Ministry Opportunity

Are you interested in serving those who are in need and live in our community? Beacon Light Missions states, “Our mission is to minister the love and grace of Jesus Christ to the homeless in the South Bay by providing a safe and nurturing environment where they can receive food, clothing, temporary shelter, discipleship and spiritual encouragement in their present life circumstances.” If you’d like to be a part of this ministry, Florianne Lampkins will take sign ups for people to help serve in the evenings by setting up and cleaning up after dinner. Beacon Light has a need for people to fill in with short notice, about two weeks before a shift. You can also contact her at m1rabbit@aol.com.

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Young Married Group
Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

Young Married Group

Beginning in January Tracy and Julie Catron will be leading a group that is focused on those married less than ten years. The group will meet the first Sunday of every month, January through May and September through December. The first meeting will be Sunday, January 6, from 5-7 P.M. at the Catron home. Dinner will be served followed by a book study discussion, the first book will be What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp. Childcare will be provided. For more information contact Tracy at tracy@branchofhope.org or Julie at julieannecat@gmail.com.

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New Sermon Series!
Jan
6
3:30 PM15:30

New Sermon Series!

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In the Gospel of John, Jesus makes the astonishing statement, 

“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (John 5:39).

Jesus was teaching that the entire Old Testament is about Him!  On Sunday, January 6th, we will begin a new sermon series investigating just how the entire Bible is about Jesus-one sermon on every book in the Bible and what it tells us about Christ. 

The series is entitled Route Sixty-Six, after the sixty-six books in the Bible.

You’re invited to join us and get the big picture in terms of what the Bible is all about.

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Fellowship Meal
Jan
6
1:00 PM13:00

Fellowship Meal

Let's fellowship together. Our next fellowship meal will be after Sunday school on January 6, 2019. This is a great time to connect with others. Everyone is asked to bring a main dish to share. If you would like to provide a salad or dessert, please bring this in addition to a main dish. What a great way to start the new year!

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Tenting for Termites
Dec
30
1:30 PM13:30

Tenting for Termites

Our business complex will be tenting for termites on December 31, so we will need to prepare our facilities for the work. On December 30 come and grab a container to help clean the church to prepare for the termite tenting. Each classroom/room will have certain things to remove and we need your help to clean them. Bring back your container and help move back in on January 3

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Christmas Caroling at Villa Sorrento
Dec
11
9:45 AM09:45

Christmas Caroling at Villa Sorrento

All are welcome to join us at 9:45 A.M., Tuesday, December 11 for our annual outing to Villa Sorrento Retirement Home, 23450 Madison Street, Torrance. We will hear a short Christmas message and sing some carols. Feel free to bring goodies to share - the residents love the treats! Please RSVP to

Jen Viggiano at jennyvig@integrity.com privately

so she knows how many sheets of music to print. 

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Project Angel Tree, Deadline Approaching
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Project Angel Tree, Deadline Approaching

DEADLINE is approaching fast!! The deadline for gifts to be brought to the church for Project Angel Tree is this Wednesday, December 12th. It will be here before you know it. Remember to purchase 2 gifts per child/angel (1 clothing AND 1 toy). Each gift should cost between $15 and $20 (total cost per child will be between $30 to $40). Please be sure to individually wrap the gifts (this includes gift cards and no bags or greeting cards, please). Attach the angel you took when you signed up to the gifts. It is a good idea to tie the gifts together. Remember the deadline for the gifts to be brought to the church is on or before Wednesday, December 12th. For more information, contact Tricia Leland at photosbytricia@juno.com

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“Winter Wonderland” BOH Christmas Party
Dec
8
5:30 PM17:30

“Winter Wonderland” BOH Christmas Party

Our Branch of Hope Christmas Party will be at 5:30 P.M., Saturday, December 8 at the Toyota Meeting Hall, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. We will celebrate the birth of our Savior in our “Winter Wonderland” and white attire is suggested to complete the theme!  Dinner, drinks and dessert will be provided, and our Sunday School children will present a Christmas program. Please sign up and pay by December 2 - adults, $10; children, three to ten years of age, $5 and children two and under are free.

For more information, please contact Jen Viggiano at jennyvig@integrity.com.

For financial help contact the deacons at deacons@branchofhope.org.

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Ladies Christmas Cookie Exchange
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Ladies Christmas Cookie Exchange

The ladies are all invited to a Christmas celebration at 7 P.M., Thursday, December 5 at the home of Wendy Rutland. Please bring three dozen cookies to share and exchange at the event, light appetizers will also be served. The night will include writing notes of encouragement to our college students and other in need, prayer and a fun game.

Please RSVP to Wendy at wendy90277@msn.com.

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Project Angel Tree, Deadline Approaching
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Project Angel Tree, Deadline Approaching

DEADLINE is approaching fast!! The deadline for gifts to be brought to the church for Project Angel Tree is this Wednesday, December 12th. It will be here before you know it. Remember to purchase 2 gifts per child/angel (1 clothing AND 1 toy). Each gift should cost between $15 and $20 (total cost per child will be between $30 to $40). Please be sure to individually wrap the gifts (this includes gift cards and no bags or greeting cards, please). Attach the angel you took when you signed up to the gifts. It is a good idea to tie the gifts together. Remember the deadline for the gifts to be brought to the church is on or before Wednesday, December 12th. For more information, contact Tricia Leland at photosbytricia@juno.com

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Viggiano Christmas Party
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Viggiano Christmas Party

The Viggianos want to help kickstart the Christmas Season with some dinner, drinks, and festive merrymaking at 6:30 P.M., Friday, November 30 at their home (21 and older, please). It might feel early, but with the Branch of Hope Christmas Party on December 8, it was the best feasible date for the Viggianos. Please click the button for additional details and to RSVP. 

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Friendsgiving
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Friendsgiving

Young Adults

The Young Adult Group will have a "Friendsgiving" at 6 P.M., on Sunday, November 25 at Debbie Leavitt's house. More details will follow.

Please contact Missy Ives at melissaives71@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Project Angel Tree
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Project Angel Tree

IT IS HERE…Project Angel Tree. Beginning Sundays, November 25th and for the following 2 Sundays (December 2nd and December 9th) you have a chance to help child(ren) this Christmas by participate in Project Angel Tree. To participate, select an angel (which represents a child). Then purchase 2 gifts per child/angel (1 clothing AND 1 toy). Each gift should cost between $15 and $20 (total cost per child will be between $30 to $40). The gifts are for children of inmates from various California prisons. The individually wrapped gifts (this includes gift cards and no bags or greeting cards, please) are to be brought to the church on or before Wednesday, December 12th. Come, join in the fun of making a child’s Christmas bright.

For more information, contact Tricia Leland at photosbytricia@juno.com

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Villa Sorrento Assisted Living Ministry
Nov
13
11:30 AM11:30

Villa Sorrento Assisted Living Ministry

Every Tuesday morning at 10 A.M. Branch of Hope ministers to the residents of Villa Sorrento Assisted Living, 23450 Madison St, Torrance. Dan Parkins brings the word of God to the residents, but some of the residents need help getting to the study. We would like to have people attend who would remind the residents and help them get to the study. If you’re able to help please contact Debbie at debbie@branchofhope.org, or just attend on a Tuesday morning with a heart of service, please arrive early to allow time to help.

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Hurricane Florence Relief in North Carolina
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Hurricane Florence Relief in North Carolina

There is continued need for volunteers in storm affected parts of the east coast. The Deacons at Branch would like to mobilize a team to serve North Carolina by the end of the year.  If you've been thinking about or are interested in serving in this capacity, please email, call or speak to one of the Deacons. Transportation, meals and lodging will be provided by the Deacon's Fund. More information on the progress and current needs can be found on the OPC Disaster Response Facebook page.

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All Age Church Hike
Nov
10
11:30 AM11:30

All Age Church Hike

If you like getting outdoors with Christian friends to exercise, chat and enjoy God's creation, come join us for an all-age church-family hike.  We will meet at 9 A.M. and start walking at 9:10 A.M.  The first part of our journey is a 1.3-mile loop on a hilly, dirt trail with beautiful views.  We will take it slow and enjoy the morning, but you will need good shoes that can get dusty, water and sun-screen.  Your shoes can be cross-trainers, running shoes, hiking boots, tennis shoes, etc.  After the 1.3-mile loop, we will be back to the cars.  At this point you will have the option to head home or continue on a longer hike for another hour.  The is the Quarry Loop at the Forrestal Nature Reserve, meet at the intersection of Forrestal Drive and Pirate Drive, RPV. Please let Julie know if you are coming.

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 Weekly Evangelism Opportunity
Nov
9
11:30 AM11:30

Weekly Evangelism Opportunity

Every Friday from 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Jason Gallagher will be at the Redondo Beach Pier or the Del Amo Mall to share the good news of the gospel. This is a time for outreach as well as discipleship for those interested in growing in their ability to reach those around us with the gospel. Contact Jason

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Nov
4
9:00 PM21:00

OPC College and Career Meeting

College and career are invited to the official Southern California OPC Young Adults fellowship at 8 P.M., November 4 at Harvest OPC in San Marcos! The group meets on the first Sunday of every month at Harvest. Join the November meeting for a hymn sing, time of prayer, and fellowshipping over quesadillas and other snacks! You can find the group on Facebook, SoCal OPC College and Career, or contact Anna Reilly for more information.

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 Fellowship Meal, Give Thanks
Nov
4
11:30 AM11:30

Fellowship Meal, Give Thanks

Give Thanks! - Join us for our Fellowship Fall Feast Sunday November 4, after Sunday School. It will be a time of fellowship and thanksgiving! Please bring your best holiday side dish to share: sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls, salad, cranberry sauce, meats or desserts.

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The Reformation: Doctrine, Life and Culture Conference
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

The Reformation: Doctrine, Life and Culture Conference

Everyone is encouraged to attend and invite others to “The Reformation: Doctrine, Life and Culture,” a conference hosted by Branch of Hope at 9 A.M., Saturday, October 27, at Branch of Hope.

Daniel Adrean will address the history and doctrines of the Reformation. (Reformation and Doctrine).

Eduardo Anorga will address how the application of the Biblical doctrines of the Reformation changed the lives of the people in the pews. (Reformation and Life).

Pastor Paul Viggiano will discuss how the Biblical doctrines of the Reformation changed our culture. (Reformation and Culture). 

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Beacon Light Mission Ministry
Oct
21
11:30 AM11:30

Beacon Light Mission Ministry

Branch of Hope is involved with the Beacon Light Mission by preaching the word and helping to feed the attendees. Every month we prepare casseroles that can be frozen and then baked and served. On the 3rd Sunday of every month Kelly Spencer has pans and recipes available for Branch members to take home, prepare and freeze the meal and then return it the following Sunday. The frozen meals are then taken to Beacon Light and used when needed. Please consider participating in this important ministry. For more information contact Kelly Spencer at mkjcspencer@verizon.net

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