Over ten years ago, walking down Van Ness I happened upon a small coffee shop owner the day before his grand opening. The Coffee Shop? Philz. The owner? Sammy, Philz’ brother-in-law, stood outside prepping for the big day. We struck up a conversation. We hit it off instantly and before long he was sharing how great a risk he took in opening the new café, walking away from his career of over twenty years.
AS WE COME TO A CLOSE OF 2017 WE NEED $10,000 TO BALANCE OUT OUR BUDGET FOR THE YEAR.
In order for you giving to count toward the 2017 tax year, you will need to give by December 31, 2017.
Here Are Some Ways to Give
A. Online Giving Here
"San Francisco Lighthouse"
1337 Sutter Street,
San Francisco, Ca 94109
C. Text Your Gifts: Give thru your mobile device by texting “give” to 669.900.1084
D. InPerson: This Sunday
I watched a documentary on Fasting the other day, 'The Science of Fasting'. Studies conducted over the past 50 years in Siberia, 30 years in Germany and recently at USC (California) have demonstrated that fasting can cure mental illnesses, diabetes, asthmatic and respiratory conditions and now USC has published a paper on how fasting kills cancer cells and
One of my favorite TEDtalks is Sir Ken Robinson’s “Do School’s Kill Creativity”. He tells this humorous kids-will-be-kids story:
When my son was four in England — actually he was four everywhere, to be honest. If we’re being strict about it, wherever he went, he was four that year. He was in the Nativity play. Do you remember the story? No, it was big. It was a big story.
Mel Gibson did the sequel. You may have seen it: “Nativity II.” But James got the part of Joseph, which we were thrilled about. We considered this to be one of the lead parts. We had the place crammed full of agents in T-shirts: “James Robinson IS Joseph!” He didn’t have to speak, but you know the bit where the three kings come in. They come in bearing gifts, and they bring gold, frankincense and myrrh. This really happened.
May 22 we will celebrate the birthday of Jesus's church, Pentecost Sunday. Join us as we come together with Lifehouse, Lighthouse, and GRX-SF for a time of worship and celebration of the diversity that makes up the community of Christ.