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Missed the Event Welcoming the Stranger?

Missed the Event Welcoming the Stranger?

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Matt Soerens and representatives from Global Immersion and the North County Immigration and Citizenship Center (NCICC) led a biblical conversation on immigration. If you missed it, you can watch it online on the SBPC Facebook page. Also, Matt’s book, Welcoming the Stranger, is available for purchase Sunday on the patio at the Welcome table for $10....

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Welcoming the Stranger: a Biblical Conversation on Immigration

SBPC is hosting “Welcoming the Stranger: a Biblical Conversation on Immigration” with Matthew Soerens on Friday, February 1 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. Matt, co-author of Welcoming the Stranger and Seeking Refuge, and U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, will help us understand and dialogue the realities of immigration and help us respond with biblical values. Mike McClenahan will moderate a panel of local leaders engaged on both sides of the border and making a difference:  Jon Huckins, Co-founding Director, Global Immersion Project and Co-author of Mending the Divides; Jose Serrano, World Relief Immigration Specialist; and Linda Martinez......

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Small Group Winter Registration

Small Group Winter Registration

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We are looking forward to beginning the new year growing together as a church family. There is no better way to do this than to join a small group. Our winter session is January 20 through the week of April 7. Why join an SBPC Small Group? For your connection to community: We are created for deep relationships with God and others. Yet most of us are too busy to prioritize a group of consistent, spiritual friendships into our lives. We profit from a regular, scheduled time to gather with others. For......

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2019 Community Serve Day—February 24

Community Serve Day is the Sunday when we worship God by joining with our friends and neighbors to do tasks all over San Diego County that make a difference and shine God’s goodness. Through our acts of service we want to bring God’s love and share the kingdom of God. Imagine yourself, your family, your small group reaching out together. This is the perfect way to bring our friends together, meet needs, and make a difference. Everyone is invited to join us on Sunday, February 24. Online signups for Community Serve Day......

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Kingdom Builder 2018 Fall Grantees

Kingdom Builder 2018 Fall Grantees

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Mission:  Build God’s Kingdom by making financial grant’s to Christ-centered ministries from legacy gifts of members 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 in wills and trusts from members and friends of the church. Twice a year, during spring and fall, KBF accepts applications and awards grants to diverse faith-based organizations.  Since its founding, KBF......

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Music Ministry Blessed

Music Ministry Blessed

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On Sunday, Oct 21, the Chancel Choir and Worship team served at the Ladle Fellowship at First Presbyterian in downtown San Diego. The choir and band performed some hymns and our own Judy Enns provided some words of worship and encouragement to the almost 200 members of the San Diego homeless community who attended. In addition to music, choir members handed out gifts of donated clothes and served lunch to our “guests.” Medical professionals were there providing advice and care to any who needed it. Blessings were abundant. Seeing the joy on......

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Deacons—Showing Christ's Love Through Care and Service

Deacons do a multitude of things in a variety of places to extend God’s love in a variety of ways! Each month, the SBPC Deacons prepare and serve communion in worship and at home for those who are unable to attend services. Whenever called, they provide warm and supportive receptions following a memorial service. The Deacons organize and provide friendly, Christian visitation to anyone in need of a friendly smile and compassionate heart from the church family. This can be arranged for at home, the hospital or care center. They provide emergency......

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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

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Stephen Ministers are people who provide female to female, male to male, confidential, one-to-one Christian care to help you or others experience the healing power of Christ’s love. November 11 in worship we are blessing our newest trained Stephen Ministers: Penny Cox Linda Costello Eloise Housman Marilyn Lawhead Sara Nelson Sylvia Peterson Michele Sabourin Jane Springer   In John 15:12, Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Loving and caring for one another is not just the pastor’s job—it’s something Jesus calls us......

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Border Ministries

Border Ministries

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Border Ministries at SBPC, in partnership with Hope without Boundaries, serves different communities of children and the elderly in Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico. Our goal is to serve our neighbors across the border by sharing a meal, friendship, a Christian craft and the word of God; and to offer an easily accessible mission opportunity for our congregation where we can serve intergenerationally together. This ministry matches God’s command to love our neighbor and our church’s mission to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. We go to Mexico on the second Saturday of......

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Remembering Those We Have Lost

Remembering Those We Have Lost

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Each year we honor and remember members and friends in our congregation who have passed away.  On the Saturday before All Saints Day, our Living Through Loss Ministry Team holds a Service of Remembrance.  It is a wonderful time to reflect, pay tribute, and honor the cherished memories of family and friends that we have lost through the year. The Sunday before All Saints’ Day, we put an insert in our worship bulletin that lists members and friends in our congregation who have passed away.  This year’s Service of Remembrance is this......

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