Hundreds Served at Christmas Gift Mart

Staff Reports Eastvale – VantagePoint Church held their 6th Annual Christmas Gift Mart on December 1 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.  This event helps low-income families provide holiday gifts for their children each year.  This year’s Gift Mart allowed 420 families to take home 2,100 gifts for their children.  Members of VantagePoint Church donated over […]

The Grudge: A Horror of the Heart

By Pastor Mark Lee With Halloween right around the corner, many people will view at least one scary movie in the upcoming weeks.  From current releases to old standbys, these terrifying tales have become as much a part of October as trick-or-treating and pumpkin patches.  One fan favorite is The Grudge, a thriller released in […]

God Never Fails, But People Do

By Pastor Mark Lee Last year, the public disgrace of an outspoken reality television star made national headlines.  Not surprisingly, the media was quick to point out the conflict between this individual’s grievous wrongdoing and his frequently-professed Christianity.  Soon, it seemed as if everyone was talking about this man of faith and his fall from […]

Local Church Sponsors Family Night

By Michael Armijo Eastvale, CA – VantagePoint Church in Eastvale sponsored a family night last Sunday, September 4th, at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School campus. The evening, which was titled “Flicks and Food Trucks”, was a night for families to come out and enjoy nine food trucks and a free movie playing on an inflatable […]

Whom Then Shall I Fear?

By Pastor Mark Lee Several years ago, a study was released connecting common worries with actual outcomes.  Subjects were asked to write down their fears over an extended period of time.  They were later asked to review their concerns and identify which came to fruition.  Remarkably, approximately 85 percent of what the subjects worried about […]

When God Says No

By Pastor Mark Lee   As babies, one of the first words we learn to say is “no.”  In fact, this negative reply quickly becomes a regular part of our vocabulary.  However, the fact that this simple two-letter word is universally understood by people of various ages, cultures, and backgrounds doesn’t make it any easier […]

Learning To Love Yourself

By Pastor Mark Lee   This summer, many people will spend time visiting beaches, lounging by the pool, and soaking up the sun with a good book in hand.   While popular fiction and non-fiction titles are sure to be included on quite a few reading lists, statistics indicate that the majority of summer readers will […]

Is it Time to Take Action?

By Pastor Mark Lee In the entertainment industry, the month of May marks the beginning of the blockbuster movie season.  From now until the end of July, the film industry will be releasing some of their most highly-anticipated films of the year.  Not surprisingly, the majority of these films are in the action genre.  In […]

Give Peace a Chance This Thanksgiving

By Pastor Mark Lee Millions of Americans will soon be giving thanks while gorging on platefuls of turkey.  Although Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863, this feasting tradition can be traced back several hundred years earlier to Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1621, Puritan settlers celebrated their first good harvest with an impressive banquet. The most […]

Halloween Candy And Other Temptations

By Pastor Mark Lee October is magical.  The leaves change colors, the weather cools down, and stores begin stocking copious amounts of individually wrapped candies. As we all know, these delightful treats are hard to resist.  Retailers estimate that Americans buy nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year.  Although these sweets are purchased primarily […]

It’s Time To Catch On Fire!

By Pastor Mark Lee This month, hundreds of thousands of people will commemorate the birth of our nation by enjoying a firework show – or two!  Pyrotechnic displays have become a national tradition, with Americans using them to celebrate their independence for more than two hundred years.  In fact, an article published in a 1777 […]

Where Do You Find Your Hope?

By Pastor Mark Lee In many ways, this time of year is all about hope.  Whether you are preparing to graduate, planning a wedding, or simply anticipating a vacation, this month is full of promise.  Because of this, June has the ability to turn everybody into school kids anxiously awaiting the start of summer.  After […]

7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Staff Reports Eastvale – A popular springtime event and community tradition will soon be returning! For the seventh consecutive year, VantagePoint Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sat., Apr. 4, at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Football Stadium. “This fun-filled event has always drawn a large crowd and every year the attendance […]

A Season of Renewal

By Pastor Mark Lee Although Eastvale residents may not notice much of a change, some individuals living in other parts of the United States are currently celebrating the official end of winter.  At the same time California has been experiencing temperatures in excess of 90 degrees, New England and parts of the northeast have seen […]

Who Needs Luck?

By Pastor Mark Lee For a single day this month, nearly everyone I know will be Irish.  While St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious holiday honoring the life of the man credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland, it has since become a cultural phenomenon celebrating the people, culture, and folklore of this beautiful European […]

Let It Go

By Pastor Mark Lee   Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 12 months, chances are you are aware of the pop culture phenomenon known as Frozen. Disney’s 53rd animated feature has broken box office records, raked in more than $1 billion, and captured the hearts of nearly every little girl […]

Eastvale: VantagePoint Church Transforming Halloween Celebration

Staff Report   Eastvale – VantagePoint Church is adding a unique new twist to their popular Halloween celebration. For the past five years, the church has hosted a highly-successful Trunk or Treat event for the residents of Eastvale.  This year, they were searching for a fresh concept that would not only be fun, but would also […]

Keeping It Real

BY PASTOR MARK LEE   A recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found that nearly 50 percent of adults in the United States were planning on wearing a Halloween costume this year. In fact, the costume industry is expected to bring in more than $2.5 billion during the Halloween season. Judging by these […]

Summer is Over, Let the Stress Begin

BY PASTOR MARK LEE As the temperatures decrease, the days become shorter, and the kids return to school, one thing becomes increasingly clear: summer is over. For a brief period of time, many of us are excited to get back to our regular routines. We look forward to everything getting “back to normal” until the […]

VantagePoint Church Event to Provide Free Entertainment Labor Day Weekend

BY MONIQUE WHRITENOUR Eastvale – This Labor Day Weekend, VantagePoint Church will conclude its successful Summer of Love campaign with a free evening of entertainment for the whole family. The event, Flicks and Food Trucks, will be held on Sunday, August 31 at the Roosevelt High School outdoor amphitheater.  In addition to food trucks and […]