Care





SBPC Care Team



Care Resources


  • Individual Counseling
  • Pastoral Visitation – Hospital, Home, Convalescent
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Weddings
  • Funerals / Memorials
  • End of Life Planning for Funerals / Memorials

To schedule any of the above events please contact
Karen La-Haise
Coordinator of Care Ministries
858 509-2580 x 1221
karen@solanapres.org

Stephen Ministry recognizes the brokeness in all of us… and helps to bring Christ’s healing to us through each other.

Can a Stephen Minister help you? Do you need help?

  • Have you recently suffered a loss?
  • Are you new in the community and feeling uprooted?
  • Do you doubt God’s presence and love for you?
  • Do your job worries seem too great to handle? Are they getting you down?
  • Are you, or someone you love, facing hospitalization or surgery?
  • Are you feeling depressed? Do you often wish you had someone to share your thoughts with?
  • Are you confused about events in you life?
  • Are you hurting?

A Stephen Minister is…

  • a caring Christian – desiring to offer support to others in time of need
  • a sharing Christian – bringing who he/she is to each helping relationship, as a partner in another’s life experiences
  • a trained Christian – having developed helping skills through intensive coursework
  • a dedicated Christian – one committed to confidential, in-depth caring

A Stephen Minister is not…

  • a professional pastor, therapist, counselor, or psychologist
  • a social worker providing lots of physical services
  • an expert in law, finance, church doctrine, etc.
  • a brief, superficial visitor ‘touching base’ with people now and then

Trained individuals provide support and a confidential caring relationships in times of need  for persons facing various acute life challenges/crises.

CONTACTS
Karen La-Haise, Referrals for Care
858-509-2580 x 1221
karen@solanapres.org

Larry Brown, Stephen Ministry Team Co- Leader
760-720-7166
lizlarry@roadrunner.com

John Illian, Stephen Ministry Team Co-Leader
858-509-2580 x 1210
john@solanapres.org

 

Would you like to be trained as a Stephen Minister?

  • Stephen Ministry is a distinctively Christian caring ministry that provides one-on-one support to individuals experiencing all kinds of life’s challenges and needs.
  • If you have any of the spiritual gifts of mercy, encouragement, and wisdom and have a heart for ministering to individuals experiencing difficult challenges of life, Stephen Ministry is for you.
  • Stephen Ministry Basic Training will continue on Mondays beginning each January. This phase runs for 6 months and is followed by 15 months of active care ministry supported by your own spiritual formation, continuing education (2nd Monday evening of each month), and supervision.
  • BASIC TRAINING 2018 begins Monday, January 8th
  • Contact Karen La-Haise (above) for more details.

Loss produces an ache….an emptiness….a sadness. It requires a major adjustment in life, one that most of us would rather avoid. Yet, loss is inevitable, and though we often feel we would rather not burden others with our sorrow, it is in coming together and sharing our journey through grief that the burden becomes lighter.

Living Through Loss Workshop
This interactive workshop is offered for those who have suffered loss and are willing to explore new roads away from despair. In a caring and supportive environment, this interactive workshop provides an opportunity to understand your own reaction to loss and to embrace the process of grieving and healing. Facilitated by Lola Jordeth (http://lolajordeth.com).

To obtain additional information or to reserve your place in the next workshop, please contact Lola directly at 858-945-0630 or lola@lolajordeth.com.

What happens AFTER accepting Jesus into your life? The typical testimony could lead you to believe that all hurts, habits, and hang ups instantly disappear. What a shock to the new believer when they don’t! Recovery, transformation, and sanctification are incremental, lifelong processes, part of “working through your salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12). Walking with Jesus is a personal journey, not a corporate destination, and it is a non-stop string of personal challenges and deep consolations. If your personal sin, regret, resentment, hurts, habits, or hang-ups seem to be getting in the way of your relationship with your Savior, come join a safe, gentle, Christ-centered group that will help you work through your “stuff”.

NORTH COUNTY CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Solana Beach Presbyterian Church partners with Seacoast Community Church, Daybreak Church, and North Coast Calvary Chapel.

Location: North Coast Calvary Chapel for the “big meeting”
1330 Pointsettia Lane, Carlsbad (located at the corner of Pointsettia Lane and Aviara Pkwy)

When, Where, What: Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm in Room B-201. This is a time of worship, encouragement, fellowship, and optional sharing

Additionally, we utilize the 12-Step workbooks from Celebrate Recovery, rely on Celebrate Recovery trained leaders, and form separate small groups for men and women to focus on personally working through the steps of recovery.

To be part of a Celebrate Recovery Small Group please contact…
Rick Steiner, SBPC Representative to North County Celebrate Recovery Ministry
858-260-9520
sdskygazer@gmail.com

For cancer patients and/or family members

One on one support and resource referral.

CONTACT
Muffie Knox
858-755-8776
dknox6@san.rr.com

Preparing and delivering meals to:

  • those who are ill
  • those who are recovering
  • those who are grieving
  • parents of new infants
  • those who need help

To receive meals or help provide meals, please contact:
Lee Hawley
858-481-5860
leehawley@roadrunner.com

This is a 12-month grief support series via mail.

To receive these online booklets, please contact:
Wilma Marr
760-942-7057
georgemarr80@gmail.com

Are you homebound and want to receive communion?
The Deacon’s Care Ministries Team manages and lovingly provides communion for homebound members and friends participating in the life of the congregation.

A team of 2 Elders and/or Deacons will come to your place of dwelling and administer communion as an extension of the communion served in the worship service on the first Sunday of the month.

For questions, information and requests for home communion please contact:
John Neubauer, Deacon
310-779-6304
neubauerassociates@gmail.com

Do you want to help serve communion?
Many have gone before us and been faithful in their attendance, support, and service to this church.  Their names and faces may not be known to all of us, but God knows who they are.  Many of them are no longer able to come to worship, but still long for that opportunity.  That is where God may be calling you to serve, if you are a past or present Deacon or Elder.

Our church has an ongoing need for home communion servers.  The training is simple, the time commitment minimal and, best of all, the Lord does the work – he just asks you to show up.  If God has called you as a Deacon or Elder of this church.

CONTACT
John Neubauer
310-779-6304
neubauerassociates@gmail.com



Prayer at SBPC



Prayer is a critical foundation of how we function as a church. Obeying God’s command to pray for all things and one another, supporting one another in faith, and believing where two or more are gathered together God’s Spirit is there also, is our Prayer Team’s mandate.

PRAYER CHAIN
We have over 100 people who are committed to praying over a list of prayer requests each week.  Requests can be for any type of support, which is needed for ones self or loved one.

Join the Prayer Chain
Prayer Chain Deacon, Cathy Funke; funke.bill.cathy@gmail.com; 760-942-9707

 

PRAYER FOR HELP AND HEALING
Prayer after Worship Services: A team is available to pray with individuals who come forward for prayer following each worship service. The prayer team is there to support and minister to you through prayer.

CONTACT
Sue Mansho, susanbeth7@gmail.com, 619-384-8226

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUPS
Groups which meet together either weekly to pray for specific needs.

  • Tuesdays: 12:00pm – 2:00pm – prayer for long-term needs. Meet in the Office Conference Room, Ministry Center Bldg.
  • Thursdays: 8:30am – 9:30am – prayer for missions. Meet in Pastor Juan-Daniel’s Office

Additional Information: Contact Deacon Melissa Milulak, melmikulak@gmail.com; 619-490-1234



Weddings at SBPC



Getting Married at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church…
We are pleased that you are considering having your wedding at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. Included is some information that should help make your planning process easier. 

TIMES AND DATES
A wedding may be booked for any time of the day since we only book one wedding a day. Morning weddings tend to be booked around 11 am for a lunch reception. Afternoon weddings tend to be booked around 4 pm for an evening reception. We book weddings on most days of the week, except for Sundays.  We may not be able to book weddings on certain weekends due to holidays or church events. Please note that we do not book weddings in November or December.

The following dates are unavailable annually:

  •  2 Saturdays before Palm Sunday thru the Saturday after Easter
  •  Memorial Day Weekend
  •  Weekend before and after Pentecost
  •  4th of July Weekend
  •  Months of November and December

COST
The cost for a wedding at SBPC is $700 for Members & Friends of the church; $1100 for Non-Members.  This includes use of the facilities for a wedding rehearsal and the ceremony,  the SBPC wedding coordinator, sound technician, an organist /pianist, custodial services, and use of the bridal & Grooms rooms.  There is no fee charged to the bride and groom by the PASTOR, however most often a gift/honorarium is given at the discretion of the couple.

RECEPTION COST
Debin Hall Auditorium (fellowship hall) is now available for wedding receptions.  The cost of a reception starts at $1000.  This includes use of the room, tables. chairs, setup/breakdown & custodial services, and a reception coordinator (the SBPC liaison for planning a reception).

RECEPTION CATERING
For information and cost breakdown, please contact Lara Pauley, lara@solanapres.org .

 

PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING
Couples Counseling – Couples being married by a pastor on the SBPC staff are required to participate in pre-marital counseling prior to getting married. Each pastor will personally schedule his or her sessions with a couple and select the materials to be used.

CONTACT
Karen La-Haise
Coordinator of Care Ministries
karen@solanapres.org
(858) 509-2580 x1221




Memorials


MEMORIAL SERVICES
Our Sanctuary, Chapel, and the Hispanic Chapel are available for Funerals and Memorial Services.  Planning and coordination of these services are handled through the Office of Care Ministries (see “Contact” below).  

MEMORIAL RECEPTIONS
The Deacon’s Dessert Memorial Reception is offered by the church to the family.  This reception consists of cookies/bars, nuts, mints, coffee, and
cold beverage.  Contact the Deacon Reception Coordinator through the Office Care Ministries (see “Contact” below).

CONTACT
For more information or any other questions, please contact:

Karen La-Haise
Coordinator of Care Ministries
karen@solanapres.org
(858) 509-2580 x1221 



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