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Help Needed For the Alternative Christmas Market

Help Needed For the Alternative Christmas Market

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You can help with decorating Debin Hall or putting together our craft market on Saturday, Nov. 23, or volunteer on Sunday morning, Nov. 24 (the day of the market) helping customers or cleaning up! If you are interested in helping, please sign up online, or contact Joanne Kellogg at 760-944-8845....

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Weekly Prayer Focus—Service of Remembrance

Weekly Prayer Focus—Service of Remembrance

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Each year, on the Saturday near All Saints Day, we hold a Service of Remembrance where people reflect, pay tribute, and honor the cherished memories of those they have lost. This service will be next Saturday, November 2. Extend a prayer… for those leading the service to be guided by the light of Holy Spirit; that those who have suffered the loss of a loved one at any time in their lives, feel the comforting arms of Jesus wrapped around them; that the heaviness of grief on our hearts be lightened through......

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New Online Giving Provider

New Online Giving Provider

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We are transitioning to a new online giving provider this fall. Why? It better integrates with our church database and it will save us thousands of dollars every year. Regular online giving also helps keep admin. costs down and provides a more dependable income stream. We will be shutting down our old giving provider by January 1, so if you have recurring giving, please make the transition to our new provider by the end of 2019. Go to solanabeach.church/give to learn how to make the switch or to start giving online....

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Christmas in a Shoebox

Christmas in a Shoebox

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Join the party Border Ministries will throw for kids living in Rosarito. Pick up a plastic shoebox Sundays, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 on the patio, fill it with suggested items, and return the box to the church patio on Sunday mornings, November 17 and 24. You can also simply drop off a new soccer ball, which will be given to an older child. These boxes bring joy to many children and are a fun and easy way to engage your family in having compassion for others in our community....

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Design Card for Alternative Christmas Market

Design Card for Alternative Christmas Market

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Create a picture that has to do with the Christmas story for our 2019 Alternative Christmas Market cards. Pictures will be sized to fit 5”x 7” in portrait or landscape, in any medium, on paper, canvas, wood or fabric. Darker, saturated colors generally reproduce better. Include your name, age, grade (or adult) and phone number. To submit art, scan and email it to joyce@solanapres.org or drop it off at the church office. The deadline is Sunday, Nov. 10.  ...

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Ginny's Sewing Ministry

Ginny’s Sewing Ministry

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For the past several years Solana Beach Presbyterian Church has had the distinct pleasure of being supported by a group of church members who demonstrate God’s love through their busy hands. This dynamic group is fondly known as Ginny’s Ministry and they have provided badly needed kitchen sets, quilts, and curtains for our mission partners all over the world. Victims of natural disasters, homeless immigrants, Come Build Hope and other relief organizations have benefited from their countless hours absorbed with their sewing machines, ironing boards and design easels. Their most recent project......

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Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Miriam had warned me. “Don’t think that if you rescue these girls, they’re going to hug you and thank you! Many are too brain-washed, too intimidated or insecure to remain free! It’s a difficult process requiring lots of love and patience.” Nayeli was our first experience of how even with all our ducks in a row, a victim may choose a wayward wolf over our help. Pastora Lupita filled me in. “Her parents are from a remote village in the mountains of Oaxaca where it is normal to......

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Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger

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A Conversation on Immigration with Pastor Mike McClenahan For over three decades, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church has committed facilities, staff, volunteers and financial resources to partnering with our Hispanic community, As our commitments have grown to know and love our neighbors, serve our community, and address issues in our neighborhoods, we are engaged in one of the most important issues of our time: immigration. We posed some questions to Pastor Mike about his perspective on this issue and our church’s story. Why do we focus on this immigration when there are so......

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Support Our Missionaries in Pakistan

Support Our Missionaries in Pakistan

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Pat and Paul Stock have been involved at SBPC for over 30 years. They have been serving faithfully in Pakistan preaching the gospel through arts, music, and community building. Due to new government regulations, their funding has been drastically reduced for this year. To find out how you can support them, contact andre@solanapres.org or go online to “Designated Giving.” Then select “Missions Fund” and type “Emergency Fund to the Stocks” in the memo line...

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