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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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Vehicle Needed for Missionaries

Vehicle Needed for Missionaries

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Our missionaries B and L are in need of a reliable compact vehicle to help in their ministry in City Heights. This vehicle will allow them to attend different meetings and appointments at the same time as well as serve as transportation for when they host guest teachers in San Diego. If you are able to help, please contact André Rocha...

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Building a Leadership Team for Grief Share

Building a Leadership Team for Grief Share

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Do you have a heart for those who are grieving? Have you experienced your own grief and healing or closely witnessed someone else’s grief? Presently, we are in the development phase of this ministry and are looking for individuals, both men and women, to serve on this team. Beginning in January 2020, we will be offering Grief Share, a grief support group. Please prayerfully consider being a part of this team and if interested, we invite you to contact Karen La-Haise, Coordinator of Care Ministries at 858-509-2580 x 1221 or Sara Bancroft...

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Faith Community Nurse—Please Welcome Heidi!

Faith Community Nurse—Please Welcome Heidi!

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Solana Beach Presbyterian Church’s Wellness Ministry is pleased to introduce Heidi Zhang, RN, BSN, as our new Faith Community Nurse. Heidi will make home, hospital and care facilities visits, working in conjunction with our Care Ministries. Heidi will be instrumental in training our visitation volunteers, and bring expert advice and experience in the programs and services offered through the developing Wellness Ministry. Heidi has worked at Johns’ Hopkins Hospital for over 10 years in a variety of different areas, and over the past year and a half she has been working in......

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Volunteer–Church Front Desk Receptionist

Volunteer–Church Front Desk Receptionist

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Can you help in the office answering phones, accepting deliveries, doing the mail, and giving a warm and welcoming smile to our visitors? Need minor tech skills. Interested in knowing more? Contact Janean Merryman or call 858 509-2580 x1205....

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Ministry Highlight—Hosting International Students

Our first student was Nader Samir Ali from Palestine. This was in the fall of 2004 and Nader was coming for his junior year at UC San Diego studying Electrical Engineering. In that year we developed such an incredible bond with Nader that we had serious concerns about whether we would ever find another student we cared for in the same way. Happily, those concerns were unfounded. While we still love Nader and had the joy of spending several days with he and his family this June in North Carolina, we have......

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