Friday, October 23, 2015

Two Things I Want You to Know

  1. This weekend is going to be another amazing weekend at Cypress! Corporate worship is biblical and a great way to start your week off right.

    I am excited to have the opportunity to interview Jon Erwin, one of the Erwin brothers who co-wrote, directed, and produced the film WOODLAWN.

    Here’s an excerpt from an article in The Washington Times:

    Mr. Erwin and his brother, “Woodlawn” co-director Andrew Erwin, grew up with the story of Woodlawn High School in their native Birmingham. Their father, former Alabama state Sen. Henry “Hank” Erwin, was a young evangelist in 1973 when he helped diffuse racial violence at the school that had grown so bad that the FBI was contemplating its closure.

    “Politics couldn’t stop it. Police couldn’t stop it. Teachers couldn’t stop it. Nothing could stop the violence,” Jon Erwin said. “The only thing that literally turned the school around, and turned around a situation of despair into a situation of hope, was an entire football team committing themselves to God and each other and saying, ‘We are going to model this thing that Jesus said 2,000 years ago — to love God and to love each other.’”

    Invite friends to go see the film, then bring them to Cypress this weekend to hear the fascinating behind-the-scenes story.

  2. We have been celebrating the 256 people who took the NEXT STEP in their faith journey last weekend by getting baptized. It was an amazing experience to witness moms, dads, grandpas, grandmas, young teens - people of all ages - declare that Jesus is their Lord and Savior!

    If you were among the 256 – CONGRATULATIONS! You have taken a very important step on your journey with Christ.

    But (and this is SO IMPORTANT!!!) - don’t stop there! Keep taking those “NEXT STEPS” toward becoming more like Christ. Just like any relationship takes an investment of time, the same can be said for our relationship with Christ. Spend time with Him!
Looking forward to a great weekend!

See ya soon,
Pastor Ken

P.S. Here are some NEXT STEPS to consider:

SquareOne – a 4 week class that covers the basics of how to walk with Christ- begins this Sunday!

Connection Event – November 8 – both campuses! Find out how to get plugged in at Cypress.

Discovery Seminar – November 16 – A quarterly seminar taught by Pastor Ken, where he will share his own faith story, the Cypress history, what Wesleyans believe and why, and where Cypress believes God is leading us in the years to come. This class is necessary for those interested in membership at Cypress.

Share Your Story! – Be sure to take a few minutes to share the story behind your baptism: When and Why did you decide to get Baptized? What did it mean to you? What has Christ been doing in your life? We LOVE to hear stories of lives being CHANGED by Christ!


  1. I've signed up for the discovery seminar. Went to the last connection event so im moving right along. :(

  2. Went ti the last connection event and signed up for the next discovery seminar. So im moving right along. :)