From the Moderator: Our True Nature

On a beautiful day in October 1995 my kids and I walked up to Coit Tower, and San Francisco’s marauding parrots flew in, shrieking and squawking.  It was thrilling and today the three of us remember everything about it. For many years a fellow named Mark Bittner had been feeding...

Continue reading

From the Moderator: All are Welcome

I am proud to be a member of this church. In April, ten members from Ladera Community Church and ten members from BayLands FrontRunners teamed up for our ninth joint project to do something good for our environment.   You can read all about in this edition of the newsletter. By...

Continue reading

Easter Spirit

Easter is almost here, the Lenten journey leading to the surprising sunrise revelation of resurrection life. I just love Easter, especially here at church, with the dogwood beginning to bloom, the brass sounding and choir singing out alleluias, and the can’t be beat story of love’s big turnaround from tragedy...

Continue reading

SSP 2018: Days 7 & 8

We are currently on the road home from San Diego with some very full hearts! Friday was a busy day, beginning with breakfast and “opportunities to serve,” and then a full day of hard work! It was our last day on the work sites, so we were all very motivated...

Continue reading

SSP 2018: Day 6

Another productive work day complete! After writing letters during spiritual awakening, we ate breakfast and headed to our work sites. Jenna and Joanna continued to paint and got an incredible lunch once again from our lovely homeowners!! It has been very warm during our work days, and we take many...

Continue reading

SSP 2018: Day 5

Today we went to Mexico! After breakfast and our morning “opportunities to serve,” we loaded up vans and headed to the boarder. We took the freeway exit labeled “last USA exit” and proceeded to walk through customs. When we got into Mexico we loaded onto buses which drove us into...

Continue reading

SSP 2018: Day 4

Our first full work day!! It was hot! After our favorite breakfast (yam bread!), we headed off to our work sites in an attempt to beat the heat. Our group spent the day scraping, priming and painting with frequent breaks to stay hydrated and energized. Many of the homeowners in...

Continue reading