Letter from Maya: Farewell

Dear St. Paul’s Family, As I sit down to write this letter, my heart is filled with both sadness and gratitude. After six incredible years, it is with a heavy heart that I must say goodbye (for now) to a community that has been my spiritual home for nearly nine years and my place of … READ MORE…

Important Update About Volunteer Requirements (Corrected Sept. 1)

CORRECTION: Previous versions of this post incorrectly stated that the adoption of “Safe Church, Safe Communities” “render all previous Safeguard training invalid, even if it was completed less than five years ago”. This is not accurate. If you have completed “Safeguarding God’s People” training within the past five years, you must complete the new modules … READ MORE…

Dear Parents: A Reminder about Grace, 17 Months Later

This letter was sent out to St. Paul’s Families exactly 17 months ago, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since today is the first day of school for many children in San Diego and in anticipation of our own program launch on September 12, I would like to remind parents to give themselves grace. Naturally, many details have changed over the course of 17 months, but the message remains the same.

Lean into Sunday: Living Bread

Have you ever heard the phrase, you are what you eat? This is important when we think about Jesus in this sense. If we eat of the bread of life, of Jesus; if that helps form, create, and grow our very human body, we will inherently be changed by that. We will learn and digest his actions and who he is. This is especially true on Sundays when we take communion and take time to rest and restore our souls for the next week in the world.