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Pirate + Salt

Over the last three weeks, we've started our Pirate + Salt journey exploring Mark 16 and the invitation to follow the Jesus who is out ahead of us in the world, rolling away stones, stirring hope, and building courage in us for the sake of our world. 

On Sunday, we spent time in the following two practices:
Love perfected
crosses city streets
social boundaries
political borders
to love our neighbor.
Perfect Love, cast out fear!

Love perfected 
sees in the eyes of 
the widow, the orphan, 
the stranger, the outcast
the foreigner, the refugee
the very eyes of God.
Perfect Love, cast out fear!

(full text of the liturgy/prayer HERE
Christ, fuel courage in me.

I’m afraid of ________.

I’m afraid of ________ because ____________.

In the face of this fear, help me hold on to the truth that __________.”
    “Perfect Love casts out fear”
    “Do not be afraid…Christ is risen!”
    “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you."

Christ, fuel courage in me.
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Immigration Crisis Circle

Local Response & Action

This past week, Open Door convened a Circle around the immigration crisis in order to discern and catalyze next steps locally in our neighborhoods. 

Arising from our time together is a collaborative document filled with resources and next steps (and an open invitation to edit/add to the document) - check it out HERE

The group plans to re-convene in the coming weeks; let Dave know if you'd like to join and/or stay in the loop. 

THRIVE Summer Adventure

June 9-11

This summer, we’re launching a 3-day adventure for our Open Door Thrive kids (aged ~7-10 years old) to explore together how we love God (and are loved by God) through:

Loving Creation
Loving One Another
Loving our Neighbors

We have a few spots remaining and you are welcome to invite friends/family/neighbors to join as long as there are spots available.  

10AM - 1PM.
Drop-off in Walnut Creek (exact location will vary each day). No cost; lunch provided.

register today!

Open Door Students

We are kicking off a summer of events for our Open Door Students (5th grade+)!  

Email to let us know if your students will be there!

Summer Meet-ups Lineup:
July 16: Laser Tag 
August 6: Service Project
August 27: Tell Your Story/Make a Movie

more details>

Women's Connect

Summer Lineup

We have a summer of get-togethers scheduled, so make sure to mark your calendar and let us know if you'll be able to join! We'd love to have you, and any of your friends/neighbors/women in your life!

Click on the link for each event to RSVP!

Summer Lineup - 
June 26:
Pleasant Hill Food Trucks
July 17: Peony Garden Dinner
August: Campfire, chats, drinks + snacks


Beach Day!

July 7

Get your bathing suits, beach towels, and sunscreen ready. In lieu of our traditional gathering, join us for a BEACH DAY at Alameda Beach! Meet on the beach near the post office.

There will be NO EVENING Gathering that Sunday! Don't show up at St. Paul's, we won't be there. Because we'll be at the beach. Did we mention this was a beach day?

more details>

Calendar Snapshot 

June 28: Men's Morning Circle
June 30: Sunday Gathering (Pirate + Salt)
July 5: Men's Morning Circle
July 7: Beach Day (No St. Paul's Gathering)

July 9-11: THRIVE Summer Adventure
see the calendar>
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