Read the Bible With Us Over the Next 100 Days!

Our Bible Reading Challenge kicks off tomorrow morning, September 23! Over the next 100 days we are challenging ourselves to read through the entire Bible together!

During today's worship gathering, Andy mentioned that a great way to supplement the readings is to watch videos by the Bible Project. These videos are just a few minutes and give a great introduction to each book of the Bible, as well as themes that run throughout.

We have compiled a spreadsheet of Bible Project videos that correspond to the day's readings.

You can access the plan and video links here.

Starting tomorrow, the Bible reading challenge will also be available on the Restored Uptown App.

We can't wait to immerse ourselves in God's word together over the next few months!

Join us for Awkward Questions: The Bible on Sunday July 7

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"How can I build my life on an unreliable, violent book full of contradictions?"

Have you ever questioned the validity of the Bible? Have you had a friend or coworker ask how you can trust a book that seemingly includes so many inconsistencies or so much violence?

Join us this Sunday as we look at some of the difficult questions and skepticism surrounding the Bible and explore its legitimacy together.

When: Sundays at 9 & 11 AM | Kids Ministry is available at the 9 AM gathering

Where: Hardihood | 4379 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104

Invite someone to join us this Sunday or anytime during the Awkward Questions series! Here's a look at the next two weeks:

July 7 - The Bible: How can I build my life on an unreliable, violent book full of contradictions?

July 14: - Suffering: How could a good God allow the world to be so messed up?

See you Sunday!

Restored Staff & Elders

New Gathering Times & Location!

Tomorrow we move to two gatherings and will be at a new location! We wanted to briefly remind you of a few things to make the transition to our new space and gathering times easier for you and your family:

GATHERING DETAILS

Starting tomorrow, we will be meeting at Hardihood, 4379 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104. Gathering times will be 9 & 11 AM. Kids Ministry will only be available at the 9 AM Gathering.

If you don't have kids and have some flexibility Sunday, we would love it if you would come to the 11 AM gathering. We want to ensure there is space for any visitors, especially on launch day. We appreciate your flexibility and willingness to prioritize the second service!

FAMILY PARKING

Street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding Hardihood. All metered parking, green zones, and yellow zones are free on Sundays! If you have small children, you can park in the Family Lot behind Hardihood accessed through the alley. Spots 5-15 are available for Restored families.

JOIN US FOR PRAYER

Every Sunday, we pray together for our gathering, our community, and our city. Join us at 8 AM tomorrow in the Kids Ministry Room for pre-gathering prayer!

We look forward to worshipping with you tomorrow!

Restored Staff & Elders

Want to Invite Someone to Easter? Use These Three Simple Steps...

This Sunday is Easter Sunday and we want to encourage you to invite two people to join our church family at either the 9AM or 11AM Gatherings! If you don't know where to begin, here are three simple steps you can take to get started...

1. Pray

Take 5 minutes to pray and ask God who He specifically wants you to invite. If He brings a name or face to mind, go for it! Research shows that many Americans are open to but undecided about attending an Easter service. Which means that a personal invitation from a friend or family member (maybe you!) could make a huge difference!

2. Relax

Maybe you have people in mind to ask, but feel anxious about asking. Our fear of rejection is real and we've likely all dealt with it on some level. The good news is that even if someone rejects you, Jesus never will. On the cross, He proved His never-stopping, never giving-up, never-ending love for each of us. As we grow confident in His love, we'll be less concerned with what people think about us and more concerned with what people think about Jesus!

3. Make the Ask

Once you relax and remember that your identity isn't on the line and that you are secure in Jesus' love, you're ready to make an ask. Seek to be warm and welcoming, like Jesus, and avoid anything that may feel awkward or pushy to others. You can say something like, "I don't know if you know this, but I'm part of a church in North Park. We are having Easter services this Sunday and I would love for you to join me!"

If they say, yes, great! Then give them the details:

When: This Sunday, April 21 at 9AM* or 11AM

Where: Jefferson Elementary School | 3770 Utah St, San Diego, CA 92104 (Parking is available at ACE Parking Garage at 3829 29th St. 92104. We'll have complimentary parking vouchers at the coordinator's table for guests.)

*Kids Ministry will only be available at the 9AM Gathering, so if you're inviting someone with kids, tell them to come at 9!

We can't wait to celebrate with you on Sunday! Remember: pray, relax, and make the ask! You won't regret it.

How to navigate marathon road closures on Sunday, June 3rd

Hey, Everyone!

This Sunday, June 3rd is the Rock-n-Roll Marathon, which means that road closures will affect our area. With that said, below is a way you can get to our gathering. Please give yourself extra time to get into Uptown and find parking! 

  1. Take 163-South
  2. Exit Park Blvd and turn left on Park 
  3. Turn right on Morley Field Dr. 
  4. Morley Field Dr. turns into Alabama St.
  5. Head north on Alabama St. 
  6. Turn right on Dwight St. 
  7. Quick left on Arizona St., then quick right to stay on Dwight St. 
  8. Quick left on 28th St, then quick right to stay on Dwight St. 
  9. Turn left on Utah St.
  10. Jefferson Elementary is at 3770 Utah St. 

Feel free to check out the Rock-n-Roll Marathon's maps: 1) Road Closures and Alternatives Routes, and 2) Google Map with Road Closures. Note: Google maps link might not work on the mobile app but will work on a computer. 

We will continue our series on the gospel of John this Sunday and hear updates from the South Africa trip from the team, which just returned to San Diego!

In His Grace,

Royce, Andy + Jarek

The Restored Uptown Eldership Team

Check out Uptown's Prep Week!

Hey, Uptown family!

We are only three Sundays away from relaunching in North Park on May 13th and we're excited to invite you to a few "Prep Week" events to help us gear up for our move. 

Sun, 4/29 @ 5:00p: Generosity Sunday gathering at Moniker Warehouse

Check out our Generosity Sunday gathering as we seek to raise $12k to fund our relaunch in North Park and bless the Arandas! Jackie Rodgers will preach on hospitality, you don't want to miss it!

Tue, 5/1 @ 6:30-9p: Jefferson Dry Run + Volunteer Training

Come and join us for dinner as we cast vision for our move and do a Sunday gathering dry run to prepare our serve teams for the new space. 

This event is for anyone that's currently on a serve team, but if you are not currently on a serve team, this is a good time to join! RSVP below to the Dry Run or email nicole@restoredsd.com for more information. 

Please RSVP HERE so we have an accurate headcount for food. 

Wed, 5/2 @7:00P: Seek Night at HardiHood Cowork

Join us for a night of prayer and worship as we seek God together on behalf of our city and the new season we are stepping into at Jefferson Elementary. This is for anyone who calls Restored their home church and we hope all members will find a way to be there!

Please RSVP HERE for our Seek Night! Note: plan on eating dinner beforehand!

Sun, 5/6 @ 10:00A: Restored Temecula Launch!

We will not gather in Uptown on May 6th but, instead, want to encourage you to head up to Restored Temecula's launch at Margarita Middle School at 10:00A! Carpool with some Uptown friends if you can. If you have kids, please try to find separate childcare if possible. We love our kiddos and Temecula does too, but please keep in mind that Temecula's children's ministry will be understaffed and we desire for Uptown to bless and encourage them on their launch, not overburden them. Thanks for your understanding. 

Margarita Middle School
30600 Margarita Road
Temecula, CA 92591

Help Uptown Raise $12k on Generosity Sunday!

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Generosity Sunday is April 29th!


On Sunday, April 15th, Andy kicked off a 3-week mini-series called, "The Compelling Community" and preached on generosity (sermon link). Andy shared that we have two big financial needs in our church - funding our move and relaunch at Jefferson Elementary and blessing the Arandas - and together we want to raise $12,000 to meet them on April 29th. 

To help prepare our hearts to give, we want to encourage you to set aside 15-20 minutes this week to intentionally think through and pray about what your gift will be, and use the following questions to help you: 

  1. Take a couple min to prayerfully think through what you’d like to give. (2 Cor 9:7)
  2. Once you’ve decided on a number, ask God, is this gift sacrificial? (Luke 21:1-4)
  3. Do I plan to follow through on giving this gift? What do I need to do to remember to give it? (2 Cor 9:1-5)
  4. Does this gift demonstrate that I worship Jesus, not money? (Luke 16:13)
  5. Am I excited about this gift? (2 Cor. 9:6-8)
  6. Is this gift motivated by gratitude for the grace shown to me? (2 Cor. 8:9)

Once you're ready, you can click on the link below to give! 

Give Now!

We pray that God's generosity towards us would fuel our hearts and our gifts! 

"For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich." 2 Cor 8:9

In his Grace, 

The Uptown Leadership Team

We've Moved! Check Out Where We'll Gather in April & May

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Restored Uptown church has moved! Here's our Sunday gathering schedule for April and May 2018:

  • April gatherings: We will gather on Sunday evenings during the month of April at the Moniker Warehouse in downtown, 705 16th St, San Diego, 92101. Childcare will be provided!
  • Temecula Launch: We will not gather on Sunday, May 6th, but instead encourage everyone to go to Restored Temecula's launch at 10:00a at Margarita Middle School! (30600 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92591). 
  • Restored Uptown Relaunch!: We plan to relaunch our regular Sunday morning gatherings at a new time (10a!) and new location, Jefferson Elementary in North Park! (3770 Utah St, San Diego, 92104) 

For more information, please check out our mobile app, which is available on app stores as “Restored Church Uptown,” and follow us on Instagram, “restoreduptown.” 

Discover What's New in Uptown for 2018 at Vision Night!

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Don't Forget to RSVP!

Hey, Everyone!  We want to invite you to join us for our Uptown Vision Night next Wednesday, February 7th from 7:00p-9:00p! This should be a fun night where we worship Jesus together and share exciting new initiatives, missional opportunities, and other stuff we're excited to roll out for 2018!

We ask everyone that's planning to come to RSVP asap, especially if you need childcare. 

REGISTER HERE!

We can't wait to see you at our Vision Night!