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Christmas Eve will be a Magical Time at Shepherd’s Grove

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Don Neuen leads the Hour of Power Choir

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already here! With all of the busyness that comes with it, the holiday season can be over before we really get to appreciate it. We here at Shepherd’s Grove know how difficult it can be to set aside even a few moments to reflect on the season. While time may seem short, we would like to offer you an opportunity to take in Christmas with a service dedicated to its joy and meaning.

On Christmas Eve, we invite you and yours to experience the majesty of the holidays with us, as we celebrate with sensational music, powerful words, and the wonderful hope in the birth of the Savior.

Our Choir and Orchestra will immerse you in the anthems of the season, working in harmony with our Modern worship team to celebrate with one and all. Hear the Gospel not just read, but proclaimed in exuberant celebration. Take in Bobby Schuller’s message, as he passionately speaks into the birth of Jesus and what it means for us, even today.

As Bobby often says, “Nobody does Christmas quite like Shepherd’s Grove,” and we are aiming to prove him right once again. Hope and rejoice with us this Christmas Eve, and may we all have a blessed new year.

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There will be two services on December 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. For more information, please call Shepherd’s Grove at (714)971-4000.

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Voices of Hope

“Voices of Hope” Debut During Season of Rejoice

Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope, our children’s choir at Shepherd’s Grove, made their public debut  December 20 during a special evening Advent service held at Shepherd’s Grove. During Celebration of Advent: Christmas Extravaganza, the choir sang three songs beginning with All is Well and O Come, Little Children. They were then joined by Daniel Rodriguez and Karina Nuvo to sing Christmas Day by Michael W. Smith.

“Our debut was nothing short of outstanding, due to hours of hard work, tons of prayers, and supportive families and children who trust me and this program,” said Sarah Grandpré, artistic director for Voices of Hope. “It also was incredible to be able to give the kids’ families the joy of seeing them use their talent to glorify God.”

The evening also included the singing of carols, the vocal talents of  Marla Kavanaugh and the Shepherd’s Grove Community Orchestra.

About Voices of Hope
Under the direction of Sarah Grandpré, Voices of Hope is a tuition-free professional group of 4th through 8th grade students who share the message of hope through music both locally and internationally. The choir rehearses weekly at Shepherd’s Grove and performs at the church and on the Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller for major holidays. They also plan to tour in the future.

“Our mission for Voices of Hope is to share the message of hope through the very powerful language of music. To achieve that, my goal is to nurture the children’s self-esteem in a safe and supportive environment, resulting in musical excellence and professionalism. I aim to choose music that is wholesome and life-affirming, so that the truths of the Gospel can be reinforced to my singers and communicated through them to our world. Voice of Hope was formed with faith that God will bring us the right families to participate in this choir. I would love for the program to grow, and I trust that God’s plan is at work and with His grace we are moving forward.”

– Sarah Grandpré, artistic director for Voices of Hope.

About Sarah Grandpré
Sarah Grandpré is the artistic director of Voices of Hope. As a concert soloist, Sarah has performed oratorio works by Handel, Haydn, Beethoven and Bach. Career highlights include making her Carnegie Hall debut as the Soprano soloist in Brahms’ Requiem with Manhattan Concert Productions and performing in Royce Hall with renowned conductor and Hour of Power Choir director Donald Neuen as a Soprano soloist for his final performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C Major with the UCLA Chorale and Philharmonia. She also has been featured in Handel’s Messiah at the Crystal Cathedral and for the Hour of Power with Bobby Schuller at Shepherd’s Grove. 

In addition to her growing number of professional singing engagements, Sarah runs a successful private studio in Orange County, California where she teaches vocal and piano technique. 
Celebration of Advent: Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Eve at Shepherd's Grove

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Shepherd’s Grove

Christmas Eve at Shepherd's GroveChristmas Eve is just one week away! Whether you live down the street or across the country, we invite you to join us for the culmination of Season of Rejoice at Shepherd’s Grove during one of four special Christmas Eve celebrations.

  • 3 pm, Shepherd’s Grove: Contemporary Service, led by Grove Worship.
  • 5 pm, Shepherd’s Grove: Traditional Service, featuring the musical talents of Mandie Pinto, Courtney Taylor, Todd Strange and Richard Rivale, along with reflective Scripture readings and performances by the renowned Shepherd’s Grove choir and Shepherd’s Grove Handbells.
  • 5 pm, Hour of Power Webstream: Watch a webstream of “O Holy Night,” a divine musical experience featuring a stunning orchestra, angelic choral ensembles, and spectacular soloists.
  • 7 pm, Shepherd’s Grove: Traditional Service, featuring the musical talents of Mandie Pinto, Courtney Taylor, Todd Strange and Richard Rivale, along with reflective Scripture readings and performances by the renowned Shepherd’s Grove choir and Shepherd’s Grove Handbells.

If you are located in Southern California, we also invite you to view a broadcast of “O Holy Night” at 5 am Christmas morning on KCAL 9.

For more information on our Christmas Eve services, please visit SeasonofRejoice.com or call (714) 971-4000.

Free Sunday Breakfast for College Students During Advent

College students now have one more reason to rejoice during the Advent season. Starting on November 29, college students can present their school ID at the Shepherd’s Grove Deli to receive one complimentary breakfast item and beverage of their choice.  

This offering is a part of Season of Rejoice at Shepherd’s Grove and will be available through December 20.

Season of the Rejoice is a yearly Christmas celebration comprised of more than a dozen events, including inspirational worship services and interactive festivities. For more information please visit SeasonofRejoice.com.

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Bobby Schuller

The Gift of Winter

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues his series entitled “Hope in Your Winter” on the forth Sunday of Advent with the message “The Gift of Winter” at Shepherd’s Grove on December 18, 2016.

During the holiday season, it is easy to get carried away with stress. Society is incredibly hurried, and Christians in particular harbor a lot of guilt that stems from always trying to set things right. Bobby reminds us that we do not have the all-encompassing power to change the world. God will gently call you to people and places according to His timing. You do not have to prove anything to anybody, because you are enough, and God is proud of you. Take the time you’re given off from work this holiday season and rest, be with the people you love, and just take this time to enjoy your life–you deserve it.

 

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You’ll Find What You’re Looking For

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues his series entitled “Hope in Your Winter” on the second Sunday of Advent with the message “You’ll Find What You’re Looking For” at Shepherd’s Grove on December 4, 2016.

Advent is a season of waiting, expectation, and desire. Many of the desires God has given you are good. In this message, Bobby stresses that if you want something, and it doesn’t go against anything the Bible says, then God probably wants it for you too. He encourages us to remind ourselves, “don’t lose hope; don’t give up,” because “He who seeks finds, he who knocks the door will be opened.”

 

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Anything is Possible in the Kingdom of God

Pastor Bobby Schuller begins his series entitled “Hope in Your Winter” on the first Sunday of Advent with the message “Anything is Possible in the Kingdom of God” at Shepherd’s Grove on November 27, 2016.

In this series, Bobby strays away from a dark standpoint on the Christmas season and focuses on the unlimited possibilities that are offered to us during this time. He reminds us that, while we may be faced with suffering, we must respond to seemingly impossible situations with faith. Winter is the season for starting over, and good things are always coming.

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You Will Find What Your Heart is Looking For

Pastor Bobby Schuller concludes the Advent series “Finding A Light in the Darkness.” This series offers four promises of promises that come from Advent. The final promise: You Will Find What Your Heart is Looking For.

About Bobby Schuller:

Bobby Schuller, serves as lead pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA  and also for the Hour of Power, the ministry’s weekly-televised church service to millions around the world since 1970. 

He has been featured on TV shows such as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and The Learning Channel’s The Messengers. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s (Chautauqua, NY) one-hundred-fifty-year history, and is president of the St. Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange, CA.

As an author, he has written books such as, Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide, and the trilogy, Know the Love of God Forever, Love Your Soul as God Loves You, and Show the Love of God to Others.

Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children, Haven and Cohen.

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God Will Get You To Your Destiny

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues Advent with the series “Finding A Light in the Darkness.” This series offers four promises of promises that come from Advent. The third promise: God Will Get You To Your Destiny.

About Bobby Schuller:

Bobby Schuller, serves as lead pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA  and also for the Hour of Power, the ministry’s weekly-televised church service to millions around the world since 1970. 

He has been featured on TV shows such as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and The Learning Channel’s The Messengers. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s (Chautauqua, NY) one-hundred-fifty-year history, and is president of the St. Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange, CA.

As an author, he has written books such as, Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide, and the trilogy, Know the Love of God Forever, Love Your Soul as God Loves You, and Show the Love of God to Others.

Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children, Haven and Cohen.

Bobby Schuller - Shepherd's Grove Podcast

Your Chains Will Be Broken

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues the Advent series “Finding A Light in the Darkness.” This series offers four promises of promises that come from Advent. The second promise: Your Chains Will Be Broken.

About Bobby Schuller:

Bobby Schuller, serves as lead pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA  and also for the Hour of Power, the ministry’s weekly-televised church service to millions around the world since 1970. 

He has been featured on TV shows such as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and The Learning Channel’s The Messengers. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s (Chautauqua, NY) one-hundred-fifty-year history, and is president of the St. Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange, CA.

As an author, he has written books such as, Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide, and the trilogy, Know the Love of God Forever, Love Your Soul as God Loves You, and Show the Love of God to Others.

Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children, Haven and Cohen.

Bobby Schuller - Shepherd's Grove Podcast

What was Destroyed will be Restored

Pastor Bobby Schuller begins Advent with the series “Finding A Light in the Darkness.” This series offers four promises of promises that come from Advent. The first promise: What was Destroyed will be Restored.

About Bobby Schuller:

Bobby Schuller, serves as lead pastor at Shepherd’s Grove Church in Garden Grove, CA  and also for the Hour of Power, the ministry’s weekly-televised church service to millions around the world since 1970. 

He has been featured on TV shows such as Canada’s 100 Huntley Street and The Learning Channel’s The Messengers. Notably, he was the youngest serving chaplain in the Chautauqua Institute’s (Chautauqua, NY) one-hundred-fifty-year history, and is president of the St. Patrick Project, a social services outreach in Orange, CA.

As an author, he has written books such as, Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide, and the trilogy, Know the Love of God Forever, Love Your Soul as God Loves You, and Show the Love of God to Others.

Bobby graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2003 and received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008. He resides in Orange, CA, with his wife Hannah and their two children, Haven and Cohen.