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Dorcas House


Visit to Dorcas House  -  May 18
Everyone welcome — Newcomers and Familiar Visitors Alike — No Spanish Required
 

Please join us on Saturday, May 18, to visit and be with the children of Dorcas House. The children love familiar and new visitors. We always have lots of fun learning from and playing with the children and observing the workings of this wonderful nurturing home to a beautiful group of resilient and delightful children. We will meet at St Paul’s Cathedral parking lot at 6th and Olive at 1030 am. Our routine is to carpool down to our tried-and-true parking lot in San Ysidro. We walk across the border and then grab a bite to eat at the same restaurant we have used for over 5 years and then hire a van to drive us to and pick us back up at the house. It is quite endearing that the drivers, after these many trips, know where we are going and what we do. We spend about 2 hours visiting with the children, doing a craft and playing games. If you know some Spanish, that is a plus, however if you know absolutely no Spanish, it still works out. Playing “Old Maid” or “Memory” card games or drawing requires no proficiency in Spanish and some of the kids enjoy practicing English! We then are picked up at the house and are dropped off at the border. The wait in line is usually about an hour. We are back home by 6 pm. We ask that folks contribute $10 to cover transportation and then bring another $10 to $15 to cover lunch and snacks in line. That said, no one is turned away for lack of funds. Please email Suzanne Warren at sudica58@gmail.com or call her at 619-437-8700 to reserve a spot and assure that we wait for you.

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About Dorcas House

What’s with the funny name?
Dorcas is in the Bible—you can look it up. She was known for her kindness to people in need. Plus, it’s a name people remember.

How many children live at Dorcas House?
We’re raising 40+ kids on $11,000 a month. Mexican businesses supply food, milk, and occasional building materials. American contributions cover the children’s school fees, uniforms, school supplies, and staff salaries.

Why are they in foster care?
At least one parent is incarcerated. Until 2002, children of prisoners simply lived in the prison with their parents. The prison system was reformed in 2002 but Dorcas House remains the only foster home that will accept children of prisoners.

Sounds like a rough place.
You’d be surprised. Our children bear scars from the past, but have hope for a better future. Six girls are in college preparatory classes, and two are in university and doing very well. We also have children with severe needs who are treated by a volunteer medical team and an on-staff psychologist.

Why should I care about Mexico when there are problems here?
Where else can you do international outreach in your own back yard? The world is getting smaller every day, and the child you save today may be your neighbor tomorrow.

What can I do?
To sign up for a trip PLEASE CONTACT Suzanne Warren: sharp.healthcare@sbcglobal.net or phone 619-437-8700
To join the medical team, contact Nanette Jiminez: njimenez413@yahoo.com
To make a donation, contact Chris Harris: harrisc@stpaulcathedral.org

In Tijuana:
6,000 children live on the street
80,000 do not attend school
400 used to live with their parents in prison

Dorcas House is changing that, one child at a time.
 
Worship this weekend! Sat. 5 p.m. (spoken), Sun. 7:45 a.m. (traditional, spoken), 9 a.m. Family Service (sung), 10 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. (organ and choir)
April 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Women's Cursillo Grouping
Location: Off Site
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

BSA Troop 713 Meeting
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Contact:  Christopher Knowler Set up at 6:30

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Ruben's Office
Time: 7:00pm -8:15pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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2 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Contact:  Noelle Zshang

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Lenten Daytime Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Wedding Planners Meeting
Location: Library, Godly Play, Church
Time: 12:15pm -1:15pm
Contact:  Martha King

Outreach Ministry Team Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:00pm -5:30pm
Contact:  Suzanne Foucault

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

Lenten Evening Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

BSA Troop 713 Committee Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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3 Life Story Writing
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -2:00pm
Lunch at 12:00. Contact:  Pat Dougherty

Rotary Subgroup Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 11:15am -12:00pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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4 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Del Mar Toastmasters Board Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Patricia Prahm

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Confirmation Class Retreat - TENTATIVE
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 3:00pm -8:00pm
Contact:  Jim Munger

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5 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

St. Peter's Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:45pm

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6 Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Children's Church
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Forum - Fr. Frank Munoz "Lent Madness: Recap & Upcoming Matches"
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Evensong moved to Palm Sunday
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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7 ICON WORKSHOP
Location: Upstairs Classroom

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 5:15pm -6:15pm

EfM Year 3
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm
Contact:  Mary Wavrik

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

EfM Year 2
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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8 ICON WORKSHOP
Location: Upstairs Classroom

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

Vestry Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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9 ICON WORKSHOP
Location: Upstairs Classroom

North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Contact:  Noelle Zshang

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Parishioner Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Gail Carr

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Lenten Daytime Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

Lenten Evening Program
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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10 ICON WORKSHOP
Location: Upstairs Classroom

Life Story Writing
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -2:00pm
Lunch at 12:00. Contact:  Pat Dougherty

Rotary International
Location: Youth Room
Time: 11:15am -12:15pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

Choir Rehearsal
Location: Music Center
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

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11 ICON WORKSHOP
Location: Upstairs Classroom

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Elena Yarritu Recital
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm

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12 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Torrey Pines Docents
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Del Mar Foundation Playgrooup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:45pm

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13 Palm Sunday

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

No Forum This Morning
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Choral Evensong with Sherry Reception
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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14 Pray & Play Bible Study
Location: Good Samaritan
Time: 9:30am -11:00am

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 5:15pm -6:15pm

EfM Year 3
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm
Contact:  Mary Wavrik

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

EfM Year 2
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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15 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

No Seniors Lunch This Month
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

CPC Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

BSA Troop 713 Meeting
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Contact:  Christopher Knowler Set up at 6:30

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Ruben's Office
Time: 7:00pm -8:15pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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16 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Contact:  Noelle Zshang

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 10:30am -12:30pm

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Senior Services Corp. Board Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 3:00pm -4:30pm
Contact:  Paige Blair

Choir Rehearsals (Both Choirs)
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -9:00pm

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Theologies on Tap
Location: Rock Bottom Brewery (La Jolla)
Time: 7:30pm -9:30pm

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17 Life Story Writing
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -2:00pm
Lunch at 12:00. Contact:  Pat Dougherty

Noonday Prayer
Location: Church
Time: 12:10pm -12:30pm

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

Maundy Thursday Service
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

Maundy Thursday Vigil
Location: Church
Time: 8:30pm -12:00pm

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18 Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Good Friday Service
Location: Church
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Stations of the Cross
Location: Church
Time: 1:00pm -2:00pm

Good Friday Service (Sung)
Location: Church
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

Maundy Thursday Vigil
Location: Church
Time: 8:30pm -12:00pm

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19 Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

St. Peter's Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:30am -11:00am
Contact:  Leeann Gooding

Great Vigil of Easter
Location: North Patio and Church
Time: 7:22pm -9:00pm

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20 EASTER SUNDAY

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:30am -8:30am

Family Service with Eucharist in Parish Hall
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Holy Eucharist Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:30am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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21 Easter Monday - Office Closed

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 5:15pm -6:15pm

EfM Year 3
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm
Contact:  Mary Wavrik

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

EfM Year 2
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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22 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Grief Ministry
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:00pm
Contact:  Gail Carr

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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23 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Contact:  Noelle Zshang

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

DMCC Tea
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 1:00pm -5:00pm

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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24 Cursillo Weekend
Location: Camp Stevens

Life Story Writing
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Youth Room
Time: 9:30am -10:30am
Contact:  Deborah

Del Mar Rotary
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -2:00pm
Lunch at 12:00. Contact:  Pat Dougherty

Centering Prayer
Location: Youth Room
Time: 4:30pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Kathy Agnew Centering Prayer is ...

RDMAC HOA Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
Contact:  Kathleen Cansler

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25 Cursillo Weekend
Location: Camp Stevens

Del Mar Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am

Cursillo Grouping
Location: Library
Time: 7:45am -9:00am
Contact:  Fr. Tom Bond

Silver Yoga
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Bob Spindler

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Wedding Rehearsal
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

Igor's Violin Studio
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm

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26 Cursillo Weekend
Location: Camp Stevens

Altar Guild
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -11:00am

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Rich / Sarmiento Wedding
Location: Church
Time: 3:00pm -4:30pm

Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 5:00pm -5:45pm

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27 Cursillo Weekend
Location: Camp Stevens

Holy Eucharist Rite I
Location: Church
Time: 7:45am -8:45am

Family Worship with Communion
Location: Church
Time: 9:00am -10:00am

Forum
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

Choral Eucharist, Rite II
Location: Church
Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Daughters of the King
Location: Library
Time: 11:00am -12:30pm

Al Anon
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:30pm -7:00pm
First Sunday of the month includes a Newcomers Mee ...

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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28 San Diego Museum of Art
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Pray & Play Bible Study
Location: Good Samaritan
Time: 9:30am -11:00am

Smart Recovery
Location: Cozy Corner
Time: 10:00am -11:00am

CODA 12 Step Group
Location: Youth Room
Time: 5:00pm -6:30pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Prep)
Location: Music Center
Time: 5:00pm -6:00pm

San Diego Children's Choir (Intermediate)
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 5:15pm -6:15pm

EfM Year 3
Location: Library
Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm
Contact:  Mary Wavrik

CODA
Location: Youth Room
Time: 7:00pm -8:00pm

EfM Year 2
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -9:30pm

AA
Location: Music Center
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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29 Holy Eucharist
Location: Church
Time: 7:00am -7:30am

Bible Study
Location: Library
Time: 7:30am -8:30am
Contact:  Hank George

Del Mar Foundation Playgroup
Location: Nursery
Time: 9:00am -12:30pm

Staff Meeting
Location: Library
Time: 9:30am -11:30am

Al Anon
Location: Library
Time: 4:00pm -5:00pm

BSA Troop 713 Meeting
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:00pm -8:30pm
Contact:  Christopher Knowler Set up at 6:30

Family Choir Rehearsal
Location: Ruben's Office
Time: 7:00pm -8:15pm

12 Step Meditation
Location: Church
Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm

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30 North Coast Toastmasters
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 7:30am -9:00am
Contact:  Noelle Zshang

Holy Eucharist with Anointing for Healing
Location: Church
Time: 9:30am -10:15am

Senior Coffee Hour
Location: Parish Hall
Time: 10:00am -11:00am
Contact:  Geoff Carson

St. Nicholas Choristers
Location: Music Center
Time: 4:00pm -6:00pm
Contact:  Ruben Valenzuela

Women's SLAA Meeting
Location: Youth Room
Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

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