SSP 2019 – Day 5

Here we are again! Another morning at SSP. Yesterday was a fantastic day with lots of good work and lots of good rest. We spent the morning at Collier Memorial State Park where we split into several groups and worked on a few different projects: painting a picnic structure, watering...

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SSP 2019 – Day 4

Good morning! Sue and I are sitting together enjoying a hot cuppa joe before the chaos of the day begins. Yesterday we saw more progress on everyone’s projects. Jenna and Holly are on the same team working on a set of stairs. Yesterday we poured the concrete pad for the...

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SSP 2019 – Day 3

Yesterday was our first day on the worksites. We’ve got a variety of projects going amongst 7 different work teams – a few groups building stairs, roofing a shed, clearing brush, finishing a ramp, sprucing up a new food pantry, and repairing a fence. Peanut butter and jelly all around...

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SSP 2019 – Days 1 & 2

Good Morning from Chiloquin, Oregon! We left Menlo Park on Saturday morning with three of our four team members (the fourth we met on the road). Our first day on the road was pretty uneventful as we drove up to Redding for an overnight stay. That is where we met...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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