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March 18, 2020

As we continue on this unprecedented path together, we want to assure you that we are doing all that we can to re-imagine how many of our ministries look and feel. We are looking at the different ways in which we can all remain connected either virtually or within safe distances. Our ultimate goal is to remain united in Christ by sharing our love and compassion to each other and the world around us.

For information on specific ministries or groups, please reach out directly to the staff person or volunteer listed below:

Preschool - Nicole Hage

MOPS -  Sarah Butterfield

Children (k-5th grade) Karen Connor

Youth – (6th-12th grade) - RO Smith

Senior Ministry - Elaine Burrell

Chancel Choir, Ensemble, and Youth Choirs - Alicia McMillan

Ringers ReJOYce! - Ann Simoneau

Centering Prayer - Pastor Alex Wirth

Adult Ministries - Evan Gratz

Men's Bible Study - Gerry Heidt

Men @ Work - Don Griffith

Prayer Quilters  - Karen Vandenberg

Red Brick Knitters & Crocheters - Judy White

 Community Bible Study (CBS) Gail Bennett

Rachel Circle - Judy White

 Women's Bible Study - Clara Blenis

Continuing the Conversation - Gordy Lutes

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The church office is remaining open during regular hours as of this moment.  Our normal office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and Friday from 9am to 1pm. If you need help with anything, please call the church office at 619-223-1633. If you would prefer to leave a message for a specific staff person, the staff extensions are as follows:

Preschool (Nicole Hage), ext 220
Children's Ministries (Karen Connor), ext 215
Youth Ministries (RO Smith), ext. 216
Adult Ministries (Evan Gratz), ext. 211
Senior Ministries (Elaine Burrell), ext. 210

Music & Choir Ministries (Alicia McMillan, ext. 208
Pastoral Care needs (Rev. Alex Wirth), ext. 205
Administrative Assistant (Ann Simoneau), ext. 203
Financial Secretary (Evelyn Lambino), ext. 206
Director of Operations (Jolene Wade), ext. 204
Communications (Joyce Pritchett), ext. 209
General Voicemail, ext. 201

March 13, 2020

Dear Church and Red Brick Preschool Family and Friends,

I woke up this morning and the prayer in my Lenten devotional began with "Lord, a great sorrow has come upon me, the world has overpowered me. Teach me to be still." And that is my prayer in this moment for all of us, that we might all be still (take a deep breath) and know that God is still God (Psalm 46:10).

This has been a wild ride of a week and we have been busy filtering through all of the information that continues to come in through the state, city, and the medical community regarding the spread of this tiny virus.

Yesterday I sent out an e-blast with our plans as a church to remain open with a few cancellations in our more high-risk groups. But since that e-blast went out, as more information has come in, we have decided to make further changes to support our city in their effort to stop the spread.

That being said, here is where we are right now:

  1. Sunday worship services will be CANCELLED through the remainder of the month of March. For this Sunday, we encourage you to log-on at your normal service time and join us for prayers and a brief message at www.pointlomachurch.org. By the following Sunday, we hope to be able to provide you with a live stream of music and a message. More information to follow.
  2. The majority of our mid-week groups and meetings will also be cancelled or moved to online platforms through the month of March. More information regarding these cancellations and/or moves will come directly from the leaders of the groups to participants.
  3. Our preschool will be CLOSED effective this Monday, March 16 until April 6 unless conditions require us to extend the closure. This decision mirrors the decision made by the San Diego Unified School district.

With all of these changes and upheavals, let us continue to be mindful that we have a role to play in the Kingdom of God and that role hasn't changed. Although our day to day lives may be shifting for a few weeks, that does not mean our relationship with God and with one another disappears.

We are still called to be the Church.

We do that through prayer, and loving one another, and being God's compassion, grace, and love to this world. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. We ask for your patience as information continues to be dispersed through our various channels. And I hope to "see" you on Sunday as we gather together on the web.

Blessings and God's love,

Pastor Karla

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