Showers of blessing update (with photos!)

Dear Friends,  What an amazingly beautiful morning! Today, very early on, I gave Colin a bad time because (well, because I always give Colin a bad time) I thought he was being Pollyannaish when he declared very early, “This is the best Showers yet!” And I’m not going to admit this to him so, Colin, … READ MORE…

Feeding people with Loving Spoonfuls

Cathedral friend Cliff Berkowitz has been inspired by Loving Spoonfuls, and invites you to join him.  He writes, Loving Spoonfuls, a San Diego based non-profit organization founded in 2014, has a mission to provide daily meals to those in need. I have been a proud supporter and volunteer since their beginning. By partnering with organizations … READ MORE…

Showers of Blessings

Open for Business It was a beautiful and Christ-filled morning at the Cathedral Saturday as Showers of Blessings arrived at our 6th Avenue courtyard and more than a dozen volunteers enthusiastically seized the opportunity to try to live out our baptismal vow to strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity … READ MORE…

Update from the Outreach+Mission Team

Our new Showers of Blessings need YOUR help! Contact Lynne Fish lynnegfish@gmail.com Paula Peeling shares notes from the recent  Outreach+Mission Team meeting.   If you are interested in joining, meetings are 2nd Tuesday of every month, 4pm-5:30PM in the Guild Room   *Ellen Meier introduced the Stephen Ministry program which is starting at St. Paul’s. With … READ MORE…

Valentine’s Day at Downtown Safe Haven

Paula Peeling writes: Our St. Paul’s community recently put on an evening of Valentine’s love with the residents of Downtown Safe Haven. Downtown Safe Haven, a program of Episcopal Community Services (ECS), operates two Safe Haven residences: Downtown Safe Haven, and Uptown Safe Haven. The ECS Safe Haven programs are transitional housing residences serving people … READ MORE…

It is up to each of us…

I wanted to share with you how St. Paul’s has helped meet an urgent need for sleeping bags at the Episcopal Church Center (ECC) in Ocean Beach, and also keep us thinking about a longer term plea that was brought to us by Sr. Karla Maria Moritz-Holland, a member of our community and a nun … READ MORE…

Why do outreach and mission matter?

In a recent book titled Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice, Fr. Daniel Groody tells a modern day parable. In this story, people rescued from drowning on a hazardous coast form an organization to save others shipwrecked there. The group of rescuers and their families become good friends and enjoy socializing with each other. Over time, the … READ MORE…

Update from Balboa Park Outreach Walks

We’ve told you recently about the new Balboa Park Outreach Walks, in which a group from SPC walks the vicinity to meet and connect our neighbors who are homeless. Here’s an update about their latest walk.  Won’t you consider joining them? Join me some Saturday afternoon soon on a walk along Sixth Avenue in Balboa … READ MORE…

PACE Apartments open!

We are very pleased to announce the opening of the PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) apartments! Many of you generously donated to this project. On Monday, Nov. 4th, Dean McLain, Vicki Hoppenrath, and several others who contributed to this project were invited to attend, and be part of, the ribbon cutting ceremony. … READ MORE…

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