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3901 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA  92106

October 9:
-Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
-Psalm 66:1-12
-2 Timothy 2:8-15
-Luke 17:11-19

October 16:

-Jeremiah 31:27-34
-Psalm 119:97-104
-2 Timothy 3:14-4:5
-Luke 18:1-8
Happy Friday!

Here are just a few important announcements about what's going on in the life of our church. In today's newsletter:
  • This Sunday at SDFC
  • Chili Cook-Off & Pie Auction
  • Women's Fall Day Retreat
  • Pastor's Appreciation Month
  • Church Membership Class
  • Parent's Night Out
  • Join Christmas Choir!
  • Weekly Events
  • In Our Prayers...
Read on for details about all this and more happening at SDFC!

With love,
Your SDFC Staff
This Sunday at SDFC
This Sunday, we will gather for our worship service in Brown Chapel at 10:30am. In addition, our Sunday Schools for adults, kids, and teens, will take place beginning at 9am.
Here's an overview of the schedule:
  • 9:00AM: Sunday School Gatherings
    • Sojourner's Sunday School
      (Ellipse Chapel)
    • Open Door Sunday School
      (Youth Room)
    • Kid's Sunday School (Children's Building)
    • Teens Sunday School (Family Life Center)
    • Nursery Open (for ages 0-3)
  • 10:00AM: Sunday Morning Prayer Time
    • Weekly Prayer Group
      (Bowes Conference Room)
  • 10:30AM: Worship Service & Children's Church:
    • Worship Service (Brown Chapel)
    • Children's Church* (Children's Building)
    • Teen Bible Study* (Youth Room)
    • Nursery Open (for ages 0-3)
*dismissed from Worship Service


Chili Cook-Off & Pie/Cake Auction!
Next Sunday, October 16th is the return of our annual Chili Cook-Off & Pie/Cake Auction in the Family Life Center!

Right after our worship service, we'll head over to the FLC to enjoy lunch, taste chilis, and bid on homemade pies & cakes baked by members of our church community, all with the goal to raise money for our Kids & Teens Camp Scholarship Fund!

It's the most fun — and delicious — fundraiser of the year!
There's still time to sign-up to enter a chili into the cook-off, or bake a pie/cake for the auction! If interested, click the button below to fill out our brief Chili & Pie Entry Form:
Chili & Pie Entry Form
If you'd like to help with decorating for the event on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9:30-11am, or volunteer in another capacity the day of the event, please contact and let us know you'd be willing to serve!
SDFC Women's Fall Day Retreat
All ladies are invited to the Fall Day Retreat hosted by our Women's Ministry team next Saturday, October 15th from 10am-1pm in the Ellipse Chapel. Bring a brunch dish to share, and join us as we eat, fellowship, craft & pray together.

Online registration is now open - only $12/person!
Click Here to Register!
Questions? Contact
Pastor' Appreciation Month
October is Pastor's Appreciation Month...
The past two and a half years have been an incredibly challenging and uncertain time in the life of our church. Many extra responsibilities and unknowns have been encountered by our church staff. Please take your time this month to share your thanks for all our pastoral staff has done to oversee our return to in-person worship, rebuilding of church ministries and programming, and more!
Cards and notes of appreciation are encouraged. They may be sent to the church address:
3901 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Or directly to our pastors' email addresses:
Thank you for your participation!

Your Church Board
SDFC Membership Class
If you're newer to the SDFC community and would be interested in formally becoming a member of our church, then be sure to mark your calendars and join us for a Membership Class being held on Saturday, October 29 from 8:30-11:30am.

This class is a great way to learn a little bit more about our church history, beliefs, and opportunities to serve & get involved!
Click Here to Sign-Up!
Questions about church membership? Contact us: / 619-849-3100
Parent's Night Out
Save the Date! On Friday, November 4, SDFC Kids is sponsoring a Parent's Night Out from 5-7:30pm! We'll provide childcare at the church for kids ages 0 – 5th grade while their parents are able to enjoy an evening together!

Pre-registration required; Online registration will open soon! Cost per child is $10 ($20 max per family).

Questions? Contact!
Join SDFC Choir 2022!
It's not too late to join our adult Christmas Choir for this year! These singers prepare throughout the Fall for our annual Joyful Sounds of Christmas services, happening on Sunday, December 4.
Christmas Choir Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:15-8pm in the Ellipse Chapel

If you have questions about our Adult Choir opportunities, please contact
Weekly Events
Don't forget about a number of recurring church events that take place on a weekly basis outside of Sunday mornings:
Come stop by SDFC on Wednesday nights from 5:30-8pm for a time of community fellowship & learning for all ages! 
Wednesday Night Dinner Menu
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Chicken Tenders
Wednesday, Oct. 19: Pizza Night
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Tacos
Check out more info on our website by clicking here, or contact
We host open gym Pickleball Nights every other Thursday in the FLC from 6-8:30pm. Come to compete or learn how to play!
Upcoming Pickleball Thursdays: 10/13, 10/27 
Also every other Thursday, come put your skills to the test and join us for a game of pick-up basketball starting at 7pm in the FLC!
Upcoming Basketball Thursdays: 10/20, 11/3
In Our Prayers...
  • The Boles Family: Please be in prayer for Wayne Boles and his family after the passing of his wife, Frances, earlier this week. A memorial service is schedule for October 29. Details to come.
  • Kay Kelley: Thank you for your continued prayers for Kay in the midst of her ongoing health challenges, as well as following the loss of her mother this past week. Kay and family are grateful for your continued prayers.
  • Danielle McGowan: Danielle's grandmother went on hospice last weekend, and she is grateful for your prayers for comfort and discernment for her care for her mom and family.
  • Sandy Ische: Sandy has asked for prayers for her father, Walter, who has been in and out of the hospital this year.
  • Helen Blackstone-Gardner: Helen appreciates your prayers for her health and wellness, as well as for peace and acceptance, as she deals with a medical condition.
Memorial Service for Wil Spaite

 Please continue to join us in prayer for Judi Labenske and her family following the passing of her father, Wil Spaite, at the age of 91.

Over many years, Wil poured his life into people and  ministry in the church and university, serving as a pastor, District Superintendent, and chairman of the PLNU Board of Trustees. He has many ties with the people at SDFC and his uncle, Alpin Bowes, was one of our first pastors. 

Wil's memorial service is scheduled for 10:30am on Saturday, October 15, at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Chandler, AZ.
If you have a prayer request you would like to share with the church staff or the SDFC community, please contact the church office: / (619) 849-3100
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