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Sunday, December 8, 2019



$10 Christmas Toy Drive

November 26th - December 15th

God has given us the opportunity to help kids in Bakersfield and Mexico experience the love of Christ through donating toys. We're collecting $10 toys (for ages 0-16) at the Outbag trailer on Sundays or the church office during the week. We also have the opportunity to go out on Saturday, December 21st to deliver toys in Bakersfield. If you'd like to help, we will meet at the River Church in downtown at 10 AM.


Merry Christmas Bakersfield

Friday, December 13th
The Bridge Campus

Every year we provide our very own Merry Christmas Bakersfield! This is a free Christmas event to reach our community. The hope is to provide unchurched families a night they can enjoy with their families without financial stress....and this would not be possible without you.
We can't wait to serve with you, so sign up today!


Christmas Eve Gatherings

Tuesday, December 24, 2018

Join us for one of our Christmas Eve Gatherings! This will be a very family friendly, 45 minute service. Children's programs will not be provided. Stop by the Welcome Center on Sunday to pick up tickets for the Gathering you will be attending.


Year-end Giving

Your contributions for the general fund and CARE campaign will be eligible for tax deduction in the 2019 tax year if received by The Bridge or post marked by December 31, 2019. The Bridge church office will be closed December 24th through the 31st, however you can deposit mail into the secure drop box by the front door.

This year, The Bridge will be providing year-end contribution statements electronically where possible, so please confirm your email address in Pushpay, or submit it to us by email to


Welcome to 3rd Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 18th

3rd Wednesday is a night of dinner with other people from The Bridge. It's about more than just sharing a meal, it's about learning to share our journeys with others and being encouraged to love God more in a community. This night is for everyone - those who are new to The Bridge, those who have been coming for a little bit but haven't jumped in to be involved, and those that are long-time members.
Email with any questions.


Senior Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 17th
6pm, Worship Center

The Bridge Elders and their wives extend a special invitation to all of our attendees who are 55 and older to join them for a Christmas Dinner. We'd love to see you there! Please let us know you are attending by Friday December 13th.


b.MOMS KidMin Volunteers

b.MOMS is a Women's Group that meets once a month to equip and encourage young moms at The Bridge. There is a big, on-going need for volunteers in the children's programming to serve these moms and their kids during these monthly group meetings. We are inviting all women to help us love on these families. The timeframe is 8:45am-11:15am on the third Thursday of the month. You do not need to be LiveScanned in order to serve, as you will be paired with a trained/paid KidMin team member. Click the link below for more info and to sign up!



Missional Prayer Focus

Please pray for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe, especially the W Family (restricted country):

  • Pray for troubled relationships in their country, and the possible consequences.
  • Pray for their kid’s school situation, and figuring out where is the best place to go.
  • Pray for wisdom for discerning next steps with their ministry.


    Women's Weekend Retreat

    Friday, March 20th - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
    The Oaks Camp and Conference Center at Lake Hughes

    Women's Retreat Registration is open for early-bird registration! Register early and receive a discount on registration fees. We will be getting away on March 20-22, 2020 at The Oaks Camp and Conference Center. Plan to join us and invite a friend!



    Winter Camp at Hume Lake

    Jr High Camp - Feb. 7-10, 2020
    High School Camp - Feb. 14-17, 2020

    Winter Camp is one of our favorite weekends of the year! Friends, fun, God and snow! Come join us!



    Connect 6 Sunday Night

    Sunday, December 8th
    Safari Land #3 bldg.

    We think 6th graders are awesome! So awesome, we have an entire ministry dedicated specifically to them. Join us!

  • Sunday, Dec. 15th, 6:30-8:30pm - Connect 6 Bunco Christmas Party - Bring a snack to share and come play Bunco with us! It's a super fun night so bring a friend!

    JR. HIGH

    Axis Sunday Night

    Sunday, December 8th
    Kids at The Bridge bldg.

    We are a group for jr. highers, figuring out how we follow Jesus well. We enjoy games and laughter and community together, to enjoy God’s kingdom now. We celebrate Jesus through singing and learning and building each other up.

  • Sunday, Dec. 15th, 6:30-8:30pm - Axis Christmas Unplugged: Ugly Christmas Sweater - Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and bring your friends because Axis and Nexus are joining together to celebrate! Music, food, insane Christmas games and a special teaching from God’s Word. It’s going to be a great night!


    Nexus Sunday Night

    Sunday, December 8th
    Worship Center

    Nexus Sunday nights are intended to be a place for anyone, no matter where you are in life. Come hang out with us! It’s super fun, you’ll fit right in, and you’ll be challenged to grow closer to Jesus.

  • Sunday, Dec. 15th, 6:30-8:30pm - Nexus Christmas Unplugged: Ugly Christmas Sweater - Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater and bring your friends because Axis and Nexus are joining together to celebrate! Music, food, insane Christmas games and a special teaching from God’s Word. It’s going to be a great night!


    In the Cafe

    Sunday, December 8th

    Coffee, drinks, & fresh baked goodies always available!
    8:15am, 9:45am & 11:15am: breakfast burritos
    5:00pm: enchilada, rice and beans