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Kingdom Builder 2018 Spring Grantees

Kingdom Builder 2018 Spring Grantees

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Mission:  Build God’s Kingdom by making financial grant’s to Christ-centered ministries and missions using earnings from legacy gifts of members of and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church.Mission:  Build God’s Kingdom by making financial grant’s to Christ-centered ministries and missions using earnings from legacy gifts of members of and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. About:  The Kingdom Builder Foundation (KBF) was created in 2007 to provide members and friends of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church the opportunity to leave legacy gifts to a member-managed foundation, and has over $30,000,000 in donor pledges......

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Ministry Highlight: Hispanic Outreach

Reaching out to our Hispanic neighbors has been our consistent and long-term calling from God. Decades ago, members of SBPC organized to help Latin American migrants in our community, many living in the canyons. A Spanish fellowship grew so much that we brought a Hispanic pastor on to our staff. Our Hispanic fellowship numbers around 80 adults and 40 children, and they are actively involved in many SBPC mission endeavors. What we do/who we are: Every month the fellowship and volunteers offer sack breakfasts and lunches to the day workers waiting for......

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Help Needed with ACM

Help Needed with ACM

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Did you know that the total gross income for the 2017 Alternative Christmas Market (ACM) was $117,798.03? This money is at work all year long in over 30 mission projects carrying God’s love around the world. If God is calling you to be part of this amazing event, reach out to Meghan Mattioli or Valerie Bass this summer to be part of the 2018 Market team!...

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Foster Youth Ministry Highlight

Felicia, a recent USC graduate, moved to San Diego in August 2017 to be the House Director for the Horizons House, a home for former foster youth that was started by two SBPC members in partnership with Just in Time*. I met Felicia shortly after she moved to San Diego. When I learned that Felicia was a former foster child who had been in and out of foster care from the age of 5 and had lived in a group home from age 13 on, I felt such awe at what she......

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Praying for Muslims During Ramadan

Praying for Muslims During Ramadan

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Tens of thousands of Christians are joining a movement to pray for Muslims, seeking to replace fear and hate with faith and love. From May 15 through June 14, Christians around the world will be learning about and praying for followers of Islam to come to know Jesus Christ. Pick up a free booklet 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World on the patio today. You can also visit prayforisis.com or 30daysprayer.com for more resources....

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Creation Care

Creation Care

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It all started 18 years ago, when I started coming to SBPC. I joined the Social Concerns Committee, which is now called Outreach Leadership Team (OLT). Tom English was the leader of the Environmental Task Force (now Creation Care). He opened my eyes to understand that being a Christian and caring for the environment were not in opposition! Hurray! It did not take me long to become a passionate member of that team and now a Co-Leader of our SBPC Creation Care team with Sheila Rodrigues. Another eye opening event just happened......

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Haiti Food Packing Event 2018

Haiti Food Packing Event 2018

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Through the Alternative Christmas Market last November, we raised $5,000 for Hurricane Recovery in the Carribbean. This funding made the FFCC food packing event possible as one of the Community Serve Day sites at our church. Led by Valerie Bass, the site packed 35,000 food packs, 10,000 of which went to Haiti. FFCC hosted a meal packing event in Haiti with these funds as well the day before Community Serve Day which will provide 9,000 meals for the local community. Here is a letter of appreciation from FFCC’s director… In partnership with......

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Dentists and Dental Hygienists Needed

Dentists and Dental Hygienists Needed

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The St. James and St. Leo Medial and Dental Program is parish-operated and staffed by volunteer professional who provide free medial and dental services to uninsured patients. Hours of Operation: Medical Clinic – Wednesdays 6-9 p.m., Saturdays 9-12 noon Dental Clinic – Saturdays 9-12 noon We could use more dentists and dental hygienists!! Contact Phil Turner (Program Director) for more information at 858-603-0025....

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APNC Update - March 2018

APNC Update – March 2018

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Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (APNC) Update The process of reading through the detailed applications submitted by numerous applicants nationwide is rewarding, but time-consuming. After reading each and assessing individually, we pool our thoughts and arrive at consensus. Our goal is to call the person God has already chosen for this position by the end of this year, if not sooner. We will continue to update the congregation periodically. If you would like more information, please contact a member of the committee (names listed below). We appreciate your prayers and encouragement. APNC Process......

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