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Father Discovers New Purpose in Ethiopia

Tijuana, Mexico. That’s the farthest I’d ever seen my dad travel outside the United States. Dad knew how to build a car, fly a plane, captain a boat, and do just about anything else too. But he didn’t know much about Africa. That much was clear from the way his voice cracked when he told me that he would volunteer as my chaperon on SBPC’s 2011 mission to the Desert in Ethiopia. He had no confidence that he could help bridge the vast cultural, linguistic, and religious chasms that separated us Americans......

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Pastor Mike's Sabbatical Summary

Pastor Mike’s Sabbatical Summary

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August 14, 2018 Dear Church Family, Amy and I are so glad to be back. We are grateful for sabbatical and for those who gave leadership while I was gone. The goal of my sabbatical was to have a four-month experience of rest, renewal and refreshment. We built on our previous experience of sabbatical–on the theme of spiritual practices and pilgrimage. The core of my sabbatical was the Camino de Santiago, the medieval French route from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic Ocean across Spain. But the whole sabbatical was a kind of......

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Jr. High and High School at Summer Camp

This Sunday, our teens leave for a week to explore and discover living in community, making new friends, and creating memories at Forest Home summer camp. Away from their routine, they’ll take part in loads of fun activities and challenges while learning how God has created them to impact their community and his Kingdom around the world. We would love to have you keep our students in your prayers this week. Here are some ways you can pray for them. Pray for our students… to encounter the God who knows them, who......

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Hungary Word of Life Camp 2018

Hungary Word of Life Camp 2018

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We will serve at the Word of Life camp in Hungary, one of SBPC’s two global partnerships. The camp is located an hour outside of Budapest and reaches kids in Eastern Europe with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray for the hearts and minds of the teen campers, for team stamina (emotionally, spiritually, physically), that we would grow in our trust of Christ, for team unity, and that we will be a blessing to all we meet. July 25-26: Fly to Budapest. Pray for smooth connections and arrivals. July 27: A......

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One Youth Summer Programs

One Youth Summer Programs

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Sundays High School (Grades 9-12 | Fall 2018 8:30 am: Join in worship with your families or with the other high school students. (We usually sit in the West section by the organ) 10:15 am: Join us for our new high school program in room 13 (under Debin hall by the elevator) Middle School (Grades 7-8 | Fall 2018) 8:30/10:15 am: Begin in the worship service and head to room 16 after the dismissal. After church you will meet up with your family on the patio. Camp Forest Home 2018: July 28-August......

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Compassion International Sponsorship of Children

Save the Date—Sunday, October 28 The SBPC Compassion team will be holding a Q&A session to help you foster your relationship with your sponsored child on Sunday, Oct. 28 in Debin Hall immediately following both services. We’ll cover some of the following topics: Are you still feeling like a newbie at this letter-writing thing? It’s likely your sponsored child and the center staff are too. Are you not getting answers to your questions? Come hear from the team that went to El Salvador this last January about how important you are to......

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Experiencing God's Kingdom Through a Child

In January of 2018, I was blessed by going to El Salvador and meeting our very young sponsored child, named Darlin. She was four years old at the time. We had enjoyed quite a bit of letter writing back and forth so we were not strangers at all. It was love at first sight. She and her beautiful young mother were so vulnerable looking. That first meeting changed my life forever. Through the translator I learned why she had such sad eyes. She said her father was “not very nice” and had......

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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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