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ILC Letter To The Congregation - November 12th, 2021

Love Intentionally

Love Inclusively

Love Universally

Love Completely

Love Everyone, always

Love Better!


Holiday Adopt-A-Family 2021

Interfaith’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program helps to relieve some of the stress and anxiety associated with the holiday season for individuals and families who are coping with challenges in their lives. Interfaith has given us the gift wish lists for some of their clients. For many of these clients the gifts provided through this program will be the only ones they receive this holiday season.

Gift requests are divided between the Sign Up Genius listings online and the gift tags on the display in our church narthex. The online wish lists represent a portion of the clients’ lists. You can select as many tags or online lists as you would like. We ask that you select gifts you are able to provide. Make your online selection using this link:

All gifts must be NEW and UNWRAPPED. Gift cards must include the person’s name and the dollar value of the card. Gift receipts can be taped to the specific items if available.

Drop gifts off at worship services on Nov. 27 and 28.

All gifts must be brought to the church no later than Wednesday, December 1 at Noon.

Bring the gifts to church, individually bagged with the client’s name and number clearly visible.

We cannot accept shipments directly from retailers to the church. Return the new, unwrapped gift and the tag to the church by December 1st. If for any reason you are unable to provide the gift as you had planned, please contact Deacon Mindy in the church office.

Helping Girls At Le Foyer de l'Esperance

Global Mission

Our work with street girls continues in Cameroon with our partners at Le Foyer de l'Esperance. Pr. Luther will be in Cameroon from Nov 9th-22nd connecting with the nuns, Fr. Alfonso and our worker, Sophie Moke Metate. We will be sending funds for programming needs at Le Foyer and for tuition for trade school (such as beautician school). If you would like to donate, please put "Cameroon Girls" in the memo on a check or use this PayPal link. Thank you in advance for supporting this mission.

Virtual Sunday School: PreK-5th Grades 9:45am Sundays on Zoom

PreK-5th grade families, Sunday School has gone virtual for the fall. Please join Sandy Donnelly every Sunday for Virtual Sunday School at 9:45am PST on Zoom. Meeting ID: 489 175 2267 Passcode: QFGnX6

Women's Bible Study - Mondays at 7pm on Zoom

Do you enjoy thoughtful conversation and laughter? Come join us for the Women's Evening Bible Study every Monday at 7:00pm on Zoom. We discuss the scriptures from Sunday and share how to apply these teachings to our lives. Click on the Zoom link and check it out!

Meeting ID: 962 3668 0323

Passcode: 601113

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Disaster Response

The 2021 wildfire and hurricane season continues to be devastating across the United States. Additionally, natural disasters across the globe demand our attention. You may send your gift to support wildfire, flooding and earthquake survivors. When sending a check to ILC please indicate which response you wish to support, and your check will be used in its entirety for that cause, through Lutheran Disaster Response.


Sunday November 14th we will join Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service in their Hope for the Holidays annual campaign. We can spread hope to children and families in immigration detention this holiday season through the simple act of writing a holiday card. Thank you to everyone who donated cards for this event! There will also be blank card stock for those of you who wish to create your own holiday card. Sign your cards with your first name, city and state. Then return completed cards to the envelope provided. Let’s let these parents and children know they’re not forgotten this holiday season!

What Is Freedom? ZOOM Community Conversation Event Bridging Issues That Divide Us Series Wednesday, November 17 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm The ILC Love Committee and St. Bart’s Peace and Justice Ministry are hosting the next in our series of community conversations. Freedom is a key concept in our American society. Yet people can have very different understandings of what freedom means. Join us for another powerful and enlightening discussion. Email LoveCommittee@GodAmong.Us to register.

Thrivent Action Teams If you already know how to apply online, this is a good time of the year to run a project. If you need more information please contact Jess Reimnitz, 858.345.0757 or

Examples: Collecting food and clothes items for families in need; Assembling Thanksgiving boxes; Operation Christmas Child; Supporting Mission Trips; Sunday School projects. They provide seed money, so you can support causes important to you. Thrivent created a program to encourage its members to live lives of generosity. Are you a Thrivent member? If so, do you know you can apply for between $50-$250 dollars to help your church with a project?

Hygiene Supplies Needed! Interfaith is low on hygiene supplies, shampoo, deodorant, bar soap. There is also a need for new or gently used blankets. Thank you for your consistent generosity!

Food Drop off for Interfaith Community Services Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning, volunteers are in the parking lot to move groceries and take all the donations to ICS.

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