Bayside Church new to Auburn

Jul 29, 2008 Full story: Auburn Journal 19

Bayside Church has come to Auburn. The name might be more familiar at the south end of Placer County - ' Granite Bay is home to the first of what is now an ever-growing family of churches.

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wendyluwho

North Hollywood, CA

#1 Aug 15, 2008
How do you know about Bayside coming to Auburn? We just saw the sign posted on a building over by the theater today. Fill us in, please...we are currently going to Granite Bay Bayside
American

Folsom, CA

#2 Aug 17, 2008
Have you tied Hazel Ave.? Everyone and their dog has a church next to the Placer county line! Why would anyone want to come to the corner of Sacramento County to go to church? Oh thats rigtht, for the tax break, I forgot!
CWilson

Folsom, CA

#3 Aug 20, 2008
Go to their web site:

http://www.sonrise.org/

and find out about Bayside Auburn
Lauren G

Grass Valley, CA

#4 Aug 26, 2008
wendyluwho wrote:
How do you know about Bayside coming to Auburn? We just saw the sign posted on a building over by the theater today. Fill us in, please...we are currently going to Granite Bay Bayside
Yes, I go to Granite Bay also but live in Colfax. They hope to be in by the years end, but that will be a challenge. The space is not yet built out. The format is a bit different, but they hope be as hip as Granite bay.
masterplan

Placerville, CA

#5 Aug 31, 2008
If you like worshipping where they will try to shake the $ out of your purse then by all means go to Bayside Church
Fred

Roseville, CA

#6 Sep 1, 2008
"If you like worshipping where they will try to shake the $ out of your purse then by all means go to Bayside Church"

That would be really funny if it wasn't true...
Lisa

Folsom, CA

#7 Sep 5, 2008
Fred wrote:
"If you like worshipping where they will try to shake the $ out of your purse then by all means go to Bayside Church"
That would be really funny if it wasn't true...
I guess you guys didn't listen very well at the beginning of the offering, where they say every time "
This offering is only for those who call Bayside their home and give to support its ministries. If you are visiting, you are our guest, we don't want your money so put your American
Express card back in your wallet". That is what Bayside Church says, God is the one who calls us to tithe and to give to others!
JosephCreighton

United States

#8 Sep 6, 2008
I guess that you aren't aware of what their"ministries"spe nd your dollars on.It's not what you think.You should do some research and then hide your purse.A fool and his money are soon parted.
fondulac

Sacramento, CA

#9 Sep 13, 2008
JosephCreighton wrote:
I guess that you aren't aware of what their"ministries"spe nd your dollars on.It's not what you think.You should do some research and then hide your purse.A fool and his money are soon parted.
You are so right on that one.there is a reason that they call these people sheep.
Friend of Jesus

Sacramento, CA

#10 Nov 22, 2008
American wrote:
Have you tied Hazel Ave.? Everyone and their dog has a church next to the Placer county line! Why would anyone want to come to the corner of Sacramento County to go to church? Oh thats rigtht, for the tax break, I forgot!
some people just don't get it.
anthonyh45

Reno, NV

#11 Feb 9, 2009
I have attended this church a couple of times by my sister's invitation. Basically you can't think of bayside church as a church really, it's more of a self help guru meeting place with various help programs for sex addicts, and alcoholics. Which seems like a positive thing at first but it does give you an idea of the kind of attendees it attracts, "mostly people struggling with addictions". Now this is not really a bad thing everyone needs some help sometimes. But my issue is with the way their Pastor spends a majority of the time telling people they need to give 10% of their income and he goes to great lengths talking about this. Ray Johnston their Pastor is in fact not even a registered minister, he's a a self proclaimed self help guru/ ceo of bayside llc. so case in short I believe he's making an awfully good living off of peoples donations, "so i think some attendee's need to ask themselves before donating money what kind of house/car does Ray Johnston have?" not to mention all the "Pastors" he's hired in at his attendees expense. To make my point it only takes one priest and a couple of volunteer's to run a huge catholic church, but Bayside seems to have 10-15 pastors all on payroll interesting huh! They are really a branch of the Evangelical's, and the whole ceremony seems like a cheesy christian rock concert, complete with strobes and other lighting effects, and the music was awful I'm not trying to be mean but there is some christian rock I like, but this stuff was just plain awful I mean worse than Creed terrible if you need to catch my drift. Just remember this is the cousin church of Ted Haggard, actually some of the church's Pastor's are from Haggard's church, and we all now that story so attendee's and donor's beware!
Ken

Berkeley, CA

#12 Feb 9, 2009
Wow! A lot of hateful comments here. Did you pray before you wrote? I am not a Bayside person, but you might be careful how you , in public, admonish and degrade your brothers.
BSB

United States

#13 Feb 9, 2009
Ken wrote:
Wow! A lot of hateful comments here. Did you pray before you wrote? I am not a Bayside person, but you might be careful how you , in public, admonish and degrade your brothers.
I guess that for you ignorance is bliss.People should be warned.
MAD

Auburn, CA

#14 Mar 15, 2009
Yes, these really are my initials!
I think it's to call it the way it REALLY is:
Ok I must say this like Jay Leno says "Shuuuuuut Up"!
Nobody is forcing you to give to the church. The tithe isn't about what is done with the money...it's about personal discipline between you and God! You decide what to give or not to give. When you are obediant to God's word...you will be blessed. Don't want to be blessed? Don't follow God's word...it's really that simple!
So typical, blame the church and their "greedy" ways so you can have an excuse for lving a sub-standard life!
Want to know where the money goes....join the ministry, become the church accountant?, commit your time! Don't be critical,then sit on your hands and let everyone else carry the heavy load!
Are you the same cry-babies who vow to fight for Jesus when he returns? So many whiners...so little time!! Boo Hoo!!
Love God and follow his word. Stop trying to put a spin on everything!
And the individual who made the comments regarding the drug addicts and alcoholics....
" Let him who is without sin cast the first stone"
Ouch....... that hurt!
God Bless!
Karen

Sacramento, CA

#15 Aug 4, 2009
JosephCreighton wrote:
I guess that you aren't aware of what their"ministries"spe nd your dollars on.It's not what you think.You should do some research and then hide your purse.A fool and his money are soon parted.
Sounds like YOU have done your research..please share
Joseph

Lincoln, CA

#16 Jun 15, 2010
God does not need money. Jesus railed against the moneychangers who had turned the temple into a career. Donate according to your conscience, but remember: god's servants need nice suits and cars.
TAP

Sacramento, CA

#18 Aug 16, 2010
You can find good in everything if you truly want to.

You can find bad in everything if you are bitter.

Job 21:25
Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good.
mack

Roseville, CA

#19 Sep 26, 2013
I attended Bayside for approx. 1 year. All I can say is that the more genuine Christian I meet in this area are former Baysiders...Ray likes to talk about Ray and what Ray has done or is going to do. When the tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Ray talked about what HE did and how HE was brining a pastor from Oklahoma to visit...not what Bayside is doing or going to do...?
If you believe in God, then you believe in Satan, the later is strong at Bayside. Ray and the later want your money deperately!
Oh and be careful of the youth pastors and there motives with your children...DO YOUR RESEARCH!
Lisa

Sacramento, CA

#20 Apr 29, 2014
masterplan wrote:
If you like worshipping where they will try to shake the $ out of your purse then by all means go to Bayside Church
You must have had some negative experiences at other churches that have carried over when you visited Bayside. I wonder where you got the impression that Bayside Church at Granite Bay is so money hungry. Have you ever actually attended their services? They make it a point to tell visitors that if they are not regular Baysiders that the offerings are not meant for you to give. Baysiders are eager to see the offering bucket go around because they love to donate their earnings. That's why we cheer when we get the opportunity to give. We see it as building God's kingdom. Bayside is not a money grubbing church. Sorry you got the wrong impression; if you visit Bayside, we don't want your money. Contributions are for Baysiders only.

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