We've had an eventful summer at St. Luke's --
- the rundown chapel on our adjacent lot was removed after a years-long process, making space for our urban farming job training program to take off . . . and we'd love your help preparing the garden for planting THIS Friday from 9 am to noon (3725 30th St, San Diego)
- Genesis Church, a Nazarene church plant, has settled into its new worshiping home in our sanctuary on Sunday at 9:30 am (between our 7:45 and 11:15 services) . . . their arrival prompted our rearranging pews to make a space in the front center of our sacred space for a communion-in-the-round experience, and also made possible some joyous dancing during a recent multi-choir night of worship -- check out this video!
- Laurel has begun writing several blog posts a week -- check out the latest here.
- Our refugee mentoring program, Sumitra, and our foster youth mentoring program, Braid, are up and running and looking for more mentors. These programs can easily be shared with other churches, so be in touch if you'd like to talk that possibility through. Our partner Uptown Community Services (which provides services to the homeless at St. Luke's) could use more volunteers, too.
In other good news, with the help of a $20K grant from The St. Augustine Foundation, we now have $136K in pledges for our kitchen upgrade project. If you'd like to contribute to that effort (or learn more about it), click here.
Gratefully, Colin and Laurel
P.S. It's easy to join our monthly supporters by clicking here -- $5, $20, $50, $100 (whatever fits well for you) is greatly appreciated.