Friday, March 30, 2007

LB Fire in Galaxy Towers

Here is a message from the Origins Church Planters who live next door to the burned out unit. They hosted our last church leadership prayer gathering there in their apartment.

"Last night was a sleepless night. For those of you who have not seen the news, our apartment caught on fire but we are ok. About 9:30pm we discovered a fire in the room next to us. We went inside and screamed for people to evacuate, but no one answered. We could not see past the first 3 feet inside due to the smoke, and the lights would not turn on so we assumed all were out of the room. The fire dept. arrived and we evacuated the building. After 3 minutes of being outside a man emerged on the balcony of room 1820 and screamed for help. To no avail he had a choice to be burned or jump. He chose the latter and we watched him descend from the building. Please pay for us that our minds would be healed from this tragedy and that we would offer hope and restoration to many grief-stricken people in our complex. This is an opportunity for us to love these people and pour the love of Christ in these residents.

Here is a link to the video. If you look to the far right you will see our apartment (1840) is the one that is fully lit. We love you all and are asking God to somehow get glory from this broken event." a.j.sherrill

Monday, March 12, 2007

Homeless Community and LB Police Dept Dialogue

Open to the Public!

· Provide a setting for increased understanding and improved relationships between those
experiencing homelessness, the Police and the community at large
· Raise awareness among homeless/community at large and the Police Department about the
laws (spirit and letter) that impact homeless and the resources available to assist them
· Explore specific solutions to improve the conditions surrounding people experiencing

Sunday March 25, 2007 @ 3p-5:30p

First Congregational Church - Patterson Hall
241 Cedar Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

For further information contact Mary Coburn at (562) 485-3133