Community Update (3/29/2020):
Dear friends and members of Faith,
First of all, I want you to know that I miss being with you in person. I think of you and pray for you often. I also want us all to pray for the families and individuals who are grieving the loss of life and the healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines caring for people in the U.S. and around the world.
Following the governor’s order to shelter in place and practice social distancing while only going out for essentials, the Faith Presbyterian Church’s campus will continue to be closed until further notice. College Park Preschool will also continue to be closed until the end of April and will reassess at that time.
On Palm Sunday (April 5th) and Easter Sunday (April 12th), we will not gather in person for worship. We will continue to worship in our homes by way of video.
This year as part of our Easter celebration, you are invited to participate in a friendly egg decorating competition. Please send a picture of your submission to me by April 10th. The Faith, Development, and Nurture committee will be the panel to pick winners. I will share the pictures of all the decorated eggs on April 12th.
Moreover, Easter is not cancelled. We will celebrate Easter in person on a later date to be determined. So, stay tuned!
I look forward to the day when we will gather in person for Easter and carry in the flower cross as we sing together “Jesus Christ is Risen Today.” It will be a good day, and truth be told, I am sure we will all very much need it.
I also have some happy news. Cara Ann Maeda will be joining our staff as the Parish Associate. She has completed her Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary. At Faith, her two areas of focus will be pastoral care and Christian education. She will start on April 5th, Palm Sunday.
Some of you have asked about helping with food donations to Agape House. The best thing for us to do right now is stay home and minimize our in-person interactions with others. Funds from the church’s discretionary fund are being used for our support of Agape House’s food pantry for SDSU students, so as you continue giving pledges and donations to the church, you are also helping with our support of the food pantry.
Thank you for continuing your donations and pledges to the church by mail.
Also, thank you to the elders for keeping us all connected by calling us on the phone. Let us continue to stay connected and support one another during this time.
Blessings to each of you and know that you are in my prayers,
Solely by the grace of God, we desire and declare ourselves to be an inclusive church, where all persons are welcome to come, to inquire and become part of the Faith Family in response to God’s urging. We welcome all persons into membership regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, social or economic status, physical or mental challenge. We acknowledge that each of us is part of Christ’s Body, the Church, not by the merit of our lives, but wholly by the grace and mercy of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
Faith Presbyterian Church, 5075 Campanile Drive, San Diego CA 92115
Worship Sunday at 9:30 AM
Visitors are welcome at all Faith Presbyterian services and events. It would be a joy to have you with us in worship. We hope that our services will bless you as much as you will bless us with your presence. Let us become acquainted with you in the courtyard after Sunday worship. If you are a first-time visitor, please stop by the visitor booth and receive a gift from our church.
Join us for Midweek Bible Study
Every Wednesday at 10:30am. We will be exploring the Bible together. Be ready to observe, reflect, and engage.