WHAT’S HOT IN THE PRESBYTERY
A. STOP — LOOK — LISTEN: Share a special evening of spiritual direction with Dr. Jeff McCrory. Going deeper in our walk with Jesus Christ is our aim. Spend a relaxed evening with good company and good food as Dr. Jeff McCrory leads us in a study of the Psalms and the Ignatian practice of imaginative contemplation.
When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Ministry Center Room 101
Dinner: $15/per person. Please RSVP by July 5 to Jennifer Sedgwick, presbytery staff, 619.224.2490 x 100 or by e-mail.
Presenter: Dr Jeff H. McCrory, Interim Pastor, Westminster Pres, Escondido
Jeff has a PhD in Old Testament Studies, has taught for many seminaries, and has a deep interest in the Psalms. Jeff also is a Spiritual Director, with a certificate in Soul Care from SoulShepherding.org. Jeff has served churches in San Diego County, in Boulder, Colorado, Washington D.C. and in Orange County, CA.
B. FELLOWSHIP & THEOLOGY/Fall in San Diego with the Fellowship Community: There are two really good events I hope we’ll support this fall with our attendance. So plan now: save the dates. The first event is a gathering of Pastors and CREs for conversation, support, and prayer. When: October 1-3, 2018. Where: First Pres San Diego. Cost: $75.00. The second event follows. When: October 3-5, 2018. Where: First Pres San Diego. This second events is the Fellowship’s annual theology conference whereat we work through the foundations of our faith and how they inform and motivate our ministries. Cost: $125. The featured speaker is Rev. Dr. Joe Small. These two events will be held in succession for those who would like to attend both. You can register by going to www.fpcsd.org, click on events, then special events and the rest is self-explanatory.
C. PASTOR/CRE’S GATHERING: All installed and interim pastors and CREs, save the date July 11, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Pastors Paul Cunningham and Michael Mudgett will co-host our second pastors/CREs gathering. Location and menu to be announced. All you need to do now is – yes, save the date. It will be a great time of relationship building and story-telling around good food.
D. INVITATION TO LOCAL SHORT-TERM MISSION: Trinity Pres is warmly inviting anyone in our Presbytery to join them for a two week mission in El Cajon in an outreach to Syrian refugees resettling in that area. Approximately, 100 Syrians arrive here each month. According to Trinity’s interim pastor, Rev. Dr. Jim Wilson, “There is a well-established network of service providers we will be working alongside of including the Rock Church of El Cajon which runs a Family Welcome Center in the area.
We will be engaging in a variety of educational events, activities that enable us to build relationships with Syrian people, getting familiar with the neighborhoods in which Syrian and other Middle Eastern people are settling, joining in events like picnics and family-oriented gatherings, and learning to love our neighbors. All participants will be given training and guidance.
There will be a fee for the trip and participants are asked to be involved for the full two weeks – but we will be able to enjoy being in our own homes overnight.”
Interested? Call pastor Jim at 619-465-3011.
E. ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING: Unfortunately, this kind of training is now more germane than ever before in view of the acts of terrorism in our schools and churches. PLCPC recently engaged with Homeland Security and the SD Police Department for an on-site assessment and a training seminar, respectively. I asked Jerry Heidt, an elder at PLCPC, who coordinated with these entities if he’d share his contact information with me, and I encourage all of our churches to follow through with the assessment and trainings. You might consult with your insurance carrier on your proposed training. Here’s the info:
Sergeant Joshua DaFoe
San Diego Police Department
Mass Threat Unit
3940 Federal Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109
w (619) 446-1012
c (760) 315-1079
He gave a 45 minute seminar at PLCPC on February 11 for no fee,
Protective Security Advisor-San Diego District
US Department of Homeland Security
Office of Infrastructure Protection, Region IX
She made a 2 hour walk-thru assessment of our church campus on April 11 and produced a written summary for no fee.