Jun 062010
 

Debuting this Friday, June 11th, 2010, is the World of Color water show at Disney California Adventure, next to Disneyland. Some have already experienced a sneak preview exclusively held for special guests, friends, media, and family of Disney insiders aka cast members, and celebrities on 6/10. LA Times’ Travel Blog [via] anticipate this “water spectacular” to be a crowd control nightmare. Plus, there’s a video contest to win a free vacation to see World of Color along with sweet prizes. Contest entries are due by July 12, 2010. We get to vote for the grand prize winner among 10 finalists between July 26 to August 6th. (At the time of this writing, 36 videos have been created.) MiceChat is holding a contest for the first 3 reviews of World of Color and best photo. Here’s the official Disney 80-second promo video about World of Color:

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Jun 252008
 

I like connecting people to people. There, I’ve said it. Whether it’s people to God, people to resources, people to churches, people to places, it’s listening people’s question and connecting to what they’re looking for.

In a recent conversation, someone moving into the Irvine area is looking for a church. He’s been checking different churches out, but hasn’t yet found the right one. Ingredients that he’s looking for: a Bible-teaching church, a strong children’s ministry, fellowship with other Christians, a place to serve, and not too loud. A church like Bent Tree Bible Fellowship would be ideal, he said. It’s a kind of healthy church that feels like home (for certain evangelical Christians).

I ran through my mental rolodex and here’s what I came up with (in no particular order). But comparatively few right there in Irvine, surprisingly. There are plenty of great churches in Irvine, granted, but not sure all fit the description above. Perhaps you know some others.

(I think you can leave out that the Bible-teaching churches that are too vocal about the faults and problems of other good evangelical church’s practices…)

I’ve indexed more than a dozen church directories and search engines here — great reference there for anyone looking for a church anywhere.

[update] brand new website just launched by Jon Acuff -> Can I Wear Jeans? at caniwearjeans.blogspot.com for a directory of candid church reviews, cf. read back story from Steve Knight

[update May 2009] also see this list of churches with evening worship services