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3901 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA  92106
Happy Friday!

We have a few important announcements to share with you about what's happening soon at SDFC! In today's newsletter:
  • This Sunday at SDFC
  • Barb & Star Live!
  • October Young Adult Event
  • Sock Drive
  • Pastor's Appreciation Month
  • Adult U Bible Study
  • Victor Labenske Faculty Recital
  • In Our Prayers...
Read on to learn for details about all this and more going on in the life of our church!

With love,
Your SDFC Staff
This Sunday at SDFC
This Sunday, we will continue with our new schedule for Sunday morning worship services:
  • 9:00AM: Adult & Kid's Sunday Schools!
    • Sojourners (Ellipse Chapel)
    • Open Door (Family Life Center)
    • Come & Go (Church Office)
    • Kid's Sunday School (Children's Building)
  • 10:30AM: Worship Services & Children's Church!
    • Classic Service (Ellipse Chapel)
    • Contemporary Service (Brown Chapel)
    • Children's Church (Children's Building)
At this time we are encouraging the use of masks and face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status, in an effort to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

If gathering in-person isn't right for you at this time, we invite you to stay connected via our online options. Our sermon podcasts are available for you to listen anytime you'd like on our website, This week's recording will be available by 10am on Sunday morning.
Sunday, October 17th ● 11:30AM–1:30PM

Join us on October 17th, live and in-person, for the Barb & Star Telethon, Variety Show & Pie Auction! Immediately following our 10:30am Unified Service, we invite you to join us for a free BBQ lunch on the Friendship Plaza!

Then, we'll head back into Brown Auditorium and watch as Barb & Star, alongside some special guests, will perform to raise money to send our kids and teens to camp. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind camp fundraising event. We'll see you there!

Want to learn a bit more about the show? Check out the video below to hear from Barb & Star themselves!
SDFC Young Adults
Tuesday, October 12 ● 6–8:30PM ● Youth Room

This month, SDFC Young Adults is inviting the young adults in our community to join us for a movie screening & discussion of Disney/Pixar's "Coco"! We'll have classic movie snacks, candy and drinks, and gather in the Youth Room to watch the movie on the projector screen, and then have a brief conversation about the movie's themes afterwards! Come and hang with us!

Questions? Contact!
To benefit Loaves & Fishes in O.B.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be collecting new and unused socks that will be donated to Loaves & Fishes, a pantry in O.B. that serves the area's homeless and low-income communities. The demand for socks, as well as new or lightly-used shoes, increases significantly during this time of year.

We invite you to bring any new or unused socks you can provide with you to church this Sunday, and drop them off in the marked basket that will be in the foyer of both of our worship spaces!
Thank you!
SDFC Adult U presents...
Wednesdays ● 6:30–8PM ● Bowes Conference Room

This weekly adult Bible study is designed for everyone — from novice to intermediate readers of the Bible! The class will run from September 22nd through December 17th.

Session leaders include Dee Kelley, Matt Wilson, Michael Lodahl and Brad Kelle.

If you have questions or would like more info, contact Matt Wilson at
Pastor's Appreciation Month
October is Pastor's Appreciation Month...

Over the past year, many extra responsibilities and unknowns have been encountered by our church staff. We greatly appreciate the pastoral staff's leadership in overseeing our return to in-person worship formats and the restarting of other church programming and ministries. 
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
"Women, Work, and Worship"
Friday, October 15 ● 7:30PM ● Crill Performance Hall
Victor Labenske will present a faculty recital at Point Loma Nazarene University on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:30 PM. Admission is free!

"Women, Work, and Worship" will feature two world premieres as well as other works of the 20th century.
  • Tasty Other: A Dramatic Song Cycle for Soprano and Piano, by Victor Labenske. Poetry by Katie Manning. With Elda McGinty Peralta and Judi Labenske, sopranos.
  • 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano, by Nadia Boulanger. Performed with Randy Plate, cello.
  • Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues, by Frederic Rzewski. Performed with Karlin Labenske, piano (introduction by Karl Martin).
  • Artistry in Worship; Creative Hymn Settings for the Advanced Pianist, by Victor Labenske. Performed with current and former students of Victor Labenske.
In Our Prayers...
If you have a prayer request you would like to share, either privately with the church staff or with the SDFC community, please contact the church office at or (619) 849-3100.
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