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Sabbatical Plans - From Pastor Mike

Sabbatical Plans – From Pastor Mike

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Solana Beach Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of providing for the care and renewal of staff, including sabbatical for ordained pastors every seven years. Session has approved the timing of my sabbatical from April 21 to August 5. Amy and I are ready to grow and are grateful for this opportunity. Sabbatical means a planned discipline of rest, or Sabbath; unplugging from the day for soul refreshment and renewal; trusting that God is at work when we are not; practicing healthy detachment, so that we spend a season apart and then......

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Ladle Fellowship Experience

Ladle Fellowship Experience

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For Community Serve Day, I went with my youth group to the Ladle Fellowship at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown San Diego. Ladle provides San Diego’s homeless and those below the poverty line with food and clothing. We served lunch to several hundred guests. I was assigned the job of selecting and bagging up clothing and toiletries. I was glad to go to Ladle because of the new things I experienced. I wondered what it would be like to be one of the guests. They had to go through the hepatitis......

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My Day at Campo De Fe

My Day at Campo De Fe

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Lucky blessed me!! Lesley Sagar invited me to join her on Tuesday to go to Tijuana and help her deliver supplies to Campo de Fe. I didn’t know what to expect, but felt honored to help. We whizzed through the border, traveled for a while on beautiful highways and then made the right turn on the ubiquitous dirt roads found in Latin America. Upon arrival Flor, the dynamic woman who opened this home to disabled men 20 years ago, met us along with her dedicated and lovely daughter and granddaughter. There they......

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2018 Lenten Series

2018 Lenten Series

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Join us for a six week journey through lent to discover what it means to be welcomed and to welcome others into God’s family. Spend time alone reading the passages, then join with others to listen to the messages and share your learning together.Join us for a six week journey through lent to discover what it means to be welcomed and to welcome others into God’s family. Spend time alone reading the passages, then join with others to listen to the messages and share your learning together. • Read the passage  •......

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Homeless Veterans Initiative at SBPC

Homeless Veterans Initiative at SBPC

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DID YOU KNOW…that a year ago volunteers counted 9,116 homeless persons in San Diego County? This was a 5 percent increase from 2016. To reduce and end homelessness, San Diego has a non-profit organization called the Regional Task Force on the Homeless (RTFH) that is chaired by the County of San Diego Supervisor Ron Roberts, Vice Chaired by the City of San Diego Chris Ward and overseen by CEO of the RTFH Gordon Walker. Gordon was previously responsible for a significant reduction of chronic homelessness in Salt Lake City, Utah. The RTFH......

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Update from the APNC

Update from the APNC

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Dear SBPC Family, On behalf of the entire Associate Pastor Nominating Committee (APNC) I am pleased to report that the search for an Associate Pastor of Student and Children’s Ministries is progressing on schedule. Our overarching goal is to present to Session a fully qualified ordained pastoral candidate who possesses the requisite spiritual, organizational, and leadership skills that can best serve the needs of our children, students, and their families. In order to accomplish our goal, we have broken our work plan into three distinct phases: Listening, Searching, and Selecting. Our initial......

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Generations Goal Reached!

Generations Goal Reached!

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!  We reached our goal of $1.6M and will be able to move forward debt free! Over the last 7 years, 831 familes and individuals have given $13M to complete our campus building plan which included a new preschool, Hispanic worship center, children’s center, chapel, and expanded outdoor spaces. Because of God’s faithfulness and your generosity, we have been able to realize this dream of a campus that has been designed for our community. Our campus is a launching pad for ministry. A place to gather and be......

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An Update from the Heymans

An Update from the Heymans

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Justus and Samantha Heyman along with their four children Isaiah, Thea, Silas and Grace, have been serving the Lord in France since 2005. For the past seven years, they have been serving in the Pays de Gex area near Geneva, Switzerland. Justus served as the associate pastor over youth and young adults at Crossroads Church Ferney Voltaire for three years. The elders invited Justus and Samantha to step out in faith and launch a new international church in the area which is exactly what they did. Justus is now the lead pastor......

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