It’s hard to believe, but we are starting the second half of 2022! I am delighted to report that we are very stable financially. At the same time, we currently do not have the finances to candidate for a Senior Minister. Therefore, we are continuing to explore ways of expanding our monthly income through renting our facility and other creative ways to expand and grow, all while creating a safe harbor for people to heal and grow right here in our Jewel by the Sea.
We are thrilled to enhance our efforts by collaborating with Namaste and Rev Bobbi Becker. Our Leadership Council & Practitioners will meet with their leadership on July 17th to begin exploring mutually beneficial opportunities. To be transparent and keep you informed of our progress, we will have a Town Hall meeting after service on July 24th. Please know that we will not make any decisions without bringing them to our members first.
We will host the New Member workshop on August 14th after service from 11:30 to 1:30. (Note, we rescheduled from the previously announced date due to a scheduling conflict.) We will be providing lunch. This gathering is an opportunity to learn different aspects of SBCSL and how we can support you in your spiritual growth and life experience. It also gives us a chance to get to know you and provide information on how Practitioners and other SBCSL community members can be part of your spiritual journey. You will also meet other new members who are looking for a spiritual home. After hearing about the opportunities, programs, and groups, you will be invited to become an official member of and a stakeholder in our beautiful Jewel by the Sea. As a member, you also get the chance to vote in SBCSL’s elections, such as Leadership Council Members, By-Laws changes, Ministerial changes, etc. A sign-up sheet will be at the entrance table if you are interested in attending the New Member class.
To support our Mission Statement of creating a “world that works for everyone,” we tithe each month to a local charity that share a vision of community outreach. Our Community Tithe for July is going to “Working Wardrobes” located in Santa Ana. They have a Rebuilding Careers Program that offers a comprehensive and practical range of career development services. They have individualized programs to support veterans, seniors, youth, low-income, unemployed, and underemployed individuals. Each program helps clients find and maintain employment in high-demand, higher-wage occupations, avoid poverty and homelessness, and achieve self-sufficiency and success.
Chair of the Leadership Council