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Life can sometimes feel like a circus, wouldn't you agree? Do you ever feel like a circus juggler, trying to keep your children, groceries, a dirty house and your job up in the air? Maybe you are a tight-rope walker, teetering on the brink of either glory or total destruction... During this new sermon series, Pastor Jeff invites you to learn how to handle and overcome some of the pitfalls that all of us face in the Circus of Life.

We all know someone who could benefit from the Circus of Life sermon series.

Continue to invite your family and friends to this life changing sermon series.


Pastor Appreciation Month


Show our Yosemite Church Pastors just how much you appreciate them throughout the month of October.

Fill out the Thank You postcards available in the programs or send them a nice email, your kind gesture will brighten their day.


Invite a Friend Celebration

Each month we encourage you to invite a friend to join you at church.

This month we want to celebrate you and your friends with a few circus favorites!

Be sure to ask a friend to join at church this weekend:

6p, 9a or 11a at the Merced Campus

9a or 11a en Espanol

10a at Atwater



2019 Grow Group Kick-Off

Have you joined a Grow Group yet? It’s not too late!

Visit our Join a Group to find a place where you can Grow Together.


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Zion Mininger, 6 mo., daughter of Austin and Shiloh Mininger


celebrate with us as we congratulate all of those who have been baptized in the month of September


We did not have any baptisms in September.

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  • Congratulations to Rian and Louise Hatcher, who celebrate their fifty-second wedding anniversary on 9/1

  • Congratulations to Scott and Diane Dudley, who celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary on 9/1

  • Congratulations to Walt and Kathy Soernsen, who celebrate their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary on 9/4

  • Congratulations to Dennis and Margaret Kohn, who celebrate their forty-first wedding anniversary on 9/8

  • Congratulations to Jason and Stephanie Moe, who celebrate their fourteenth wedding anniversary on 9/10

  • Congratulations to Jeremias and Mayra Gonzales, who celebrate their second wedding anniversary on 9/12

  • Congratulations to Philip and Jeanny Jang, who celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary on 9/19

  • Congratulations to Ian and Kathryn Rough, who celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary on 9/19

  • Congratulations to Zach and Sarah Alexander, who celebrate their nineteenth wedding anniversary on 9/23

  • Congratulations to Brandon and Karina Devine, who celebrate their second wedding anniversary on 9/30

  • Congratulations to Gustavo and Johanna Oliva, who celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary on 9/30

  • Congratulations to Kyle and Ashley Dawson, who celebrate their first wedding anniversary on 9/30

If you are celebrating a wedding or anniversary next month, please let us know.

Email us at:

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Robert Jesse Smith 

February 20, 1967 - August 27, 2019

Bob lived for 52 years, 6 months and 4 days



Missions Update


It is with great excitement to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Hope Mountain Center in Cebu, Philippines! We know that there might be a slight chance that you may not be able to attend the ceremony in the Philippines, but we wanted to share the update with all of you. Let us rejoice with the Hope Mountain Foundation and continue to pray for the many children the foundation will help.

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Hope Mountain was blessed to have this hardworking team visit and help make the bedrooms at Hope Mountain Center more inviting for rescued children. This team included people from Stone Ridge Christian School - Club Ignite, Yosemite Church, Buhach High School, and Merced College.

You can continue to pray for Hope Mountain:

  • Pray as they seek to hire a mature Christian Cebuano couple as house parents; to provide love and care for the children living at Hope Mountain Center.

  • Pray for more people to become Restoration Partners.

  • Pray for the registration and licensing process with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).


Around Town


October 17, 5:30p

Come be a part of a fantastic evening filled with great friends, good food, and a silent auction. You’ll also experience the joy of seeing the impact of your ongoing support through updates and stories!

Doors open at 5p | Dinner served at 7p

Location: Yosemite Church, 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced

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October 26, 8:30a

Join us for a women’s gathering at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall hosted by Hearts Ignited Bible study. We will meet at 8:30a for a light brunch then it’s on to the music, teaching, and sharing by women who have encountered the Grace of God. We’ll enjoy a tasty lunch and raffle gifts. Whether you were raised in the church or a new believer, this day is planned for you! Tickets are available at St. Patrick’s church office for $20.

Location: St. Patrick’s Church, 671 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced