Why Church?

Soon after I went through a divorce, when my children were still little, I came to a realization. There’s really no such thing as a single parent. You can’t do it alone. Other caregivers, other loving adults, be they family, friends, teachers, mentors all have a vital role to play....

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SSP 2017: Day 6

Thursday is always a pretty special day at SSP. We all worked a full day at our sites, getting ever closer to completing our projects. While most of us won’t finish our jobs this week (as these projects take several weeks to complete), we will all leave the next group...

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SSP 2017: Day 5

Wow… it was tough getting up this morning. It was a full day yesterday and I definitely could have used a bit more sleep this morning to recover.  Instead of going to our regular worksites yesterday, we joined together as one big group and drove to Collier State Park to...

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SSP 2017: Day 4

Yesterday was our second full day of work on our worksites, and we continue to be injury free! We all left for our worksites at 9am and returned at 4pm for showers and free time. You’ll have to get the specifics about everyone’s work from them as most of them...

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SSP 2017: Day 3

Good morning, friends and supporters! Yesterday (Day 3) was our first day on our worksites and it was an amazing day. We started off with a safety presentation where we go to practice using power tools. Each team then was driven out to their site by one of the staff...

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SSP 2017: Days 1 & 2

First of all, thank you so much for your support of this team. We’ve only just arrived and it has already been a great trip. We started off at our beloved church and headed to Redding for our first night. On the way there we stopped at the Jelly Belly...

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Hurray for Summer!

Then followed that beautiful season…Summer!…. Filled with the air of a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow       Summer is here, hurray! Beckoning us out of routine and into time to savor simple joys, to ...

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Sierra Service Project: July 15 – 22, 2017

The time has come! Our team is leaving on Saturday, July 15 to travel to Chiloquin, Oregon for a week of service, fun, and spiritual reflection. We will return on Saturday, July 22 and will share our experiences with the congregation the very next morning! So, join us in worship...

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