The Branch of Life Church is a Spirit-Filled, Contemporary, Non-Denominational Ministry with a family-like atmosphere. Our mission is to make disciple-makers who make disciple-makers. Everyone is invited to become part of our work for the Lord. If you would like to become part of our ministry as a Covenant Partner, contact the church office for a free information packet.
Our Senior Pastor Tony Cubello was recently honored to be interviewed by Pastor Resources Magazine and share his story about the death of his son Tony and the impact that it had on his ministry and the church. Click the following link and hear how God turned tragedy and sorrow into blessing by the power of the church.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
We gather each Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM. to dig deep into God's Word to find purpose and meaning for our lives. We have a very laid-back Bible Study that is comfortable for everyone no matter where you are in your faith. Be with us for another exciting Bible Study Series! We are currently sharing "The Prophecies of Daniel."
“RECOVERY GOD’S WAY” BACK IN STOCK
We are happy to have additional copies of Pastor Tony’s book, “RECOVERY God’s WAY: Unlocking the Spiritual Side to The Recovery Process.” They are available for an offering of $6.00 or more to the work of our ministry. Share the gift of God’s love and healing with someone struggling with addiction, letting them know that God loves them and cares about what they are going through. While supplies last! Call the church office to get your copy!
SAVE YOUR LASER / INKJET CARTRIDGES & ELECTRONIC DEVICES!
Please continue to save your used inkjet/laser cartridges for us. For more information, click here, or call the church office. Thank you for your support!
FREE DAILY DEVOTIONALS AVAILABLE
We have a free monthly devotional available just for the asking. Stop by or contact the church office to receive your copy to encourage your spirit and build your faith.
To receive a copy of our monthly newsletter, "The Disciple-Maker," please send us your contact information and we will be happy to put you on our mailing list.
EQUADOR PASTOR TO SHARE
On June 10th, we will welcome Pastor Hernan from Quito, Ecuador to our 10:30AM Worship service. He will be sharing all that God is doing among the people of Ecuador. Please come and join us for praise, worship and a special message from Pastor Hernan. Translation will be provided.
FATHER’S DAY MESSAGE
On Father’s Day, June 17th, Dave Murray will be bringing a special message to our church family. Please plan on joining us as we are blessed with God’s Word!
WHAT IS A FATHER?
Being a male species does not make a man a father, for a dad is a special blend of hero, disciplinarian and friend; someone to look up to, someone to model … someone with a touch of the “mother” in him; someone who is big enough to say, “The fault was mine” … someone who lives the kind of life that makes you want to say, “I too, shall follow him.”
-Dr. Alton Kaul
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Great goals are never reached by following the lines of least persistence.
-William Arthur Ward
FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK:
90% of the public believes in the existence of God yet most of them have a shallow understanding of who He is and what He’s like. He’s bigger and better than most believe He is, yet He’s not too big that He doesn’t understand our problems and hardships. We trust Him for salvation, pray to Him for health and happiness and we give to the church so that others can know Him. We even anticipate being with him for all eternity.
But somehow, many never get to know who He REALLY is and just what He’s REALLY like.
Proverbs 9:10 states, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Without fear of the Lord we can’t begin to know God. And we can’t truly fear Him until we get to know Him. To know someone that is truly a friend is to be sure of their joy in our successes and their heartbreak in our failures. To know God through the Book of Isaiah is to know Him as a not only the creator of the universe but as a personal friend who is concerned about our everyday issues. He’s not only at the heights of heaven, but He is also with us here and now. Isaiah 57:15 says, “For this is what the high and lofty One says-He who lives forever, whose Name is Holy; I live in a high and Holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.” The God who loves us more than we can ever know says even though He is Almighty God, He cares enough to be with you and me in a personal way every day, if we let Him!
As students came through the lunch line at a theological seminary, they walked past a big bowl of delicious-looking red apples. The cafeteria chef had put a sign over it which said, “Take only one apple. Jesus is watching you.” At the other end of the line there was a large container of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. One of the seminary students had put a hastily written sign over them which said, “Take as many as you want, Jesus is back there watching the apples.” In reality, Jesus is just as concerned about the cookies as He is the apples… as well as the entire universe. He’s never too tired, too busy or too bored to take care of everything, including you and me.
Isaiah paints a picture of God by using four descriptive titles: Holy One of Israel, Maker-Creator, Lord Almighty and Savior-Redeemer. The rest of the Bible contains hundreds more. One of the best ways to know God is by learning His many Names which can bring us into a deeper relationship with Him. We need to know Him in order to follow Him. It matters what we think about Him. What’s in a name? Goethe speaks of a man’s name not being a mantle which merely hangs around him … but a perfectly fitting garment, which, like the skin, has grown over him, at which one cannot rake or scrape without injuring the man himself!
-Pastor Tony Cubello
MONTHLY SCRIPTURE READING
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’