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MISSION

 

The Mission group supports, sustains, and promotes long-term SPC Mission projects, providing opportunities for our families and friends to serve in communities of need. We support four major mission programs that are focal points for our service outreach efforts, led by amazing, talented, and inspirational people. They are described below, and each has its own link for more information here:  Bridge the Gap College Prep in nearby Marin City, Leon Mission Partners in Mexico, Children’s AIDS Art Programme, and Tangible Hope Foundation.

 

Sunday November 15, 2020 was Mission Sunday, and we had a WONDERFUL service!
This .pdf has descriptions, and RECIPES! And click here to replay the entire service.

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On Sunday, June 7 we welcomed special guests joining us live from Leon, Mexico, highlighted in gold in image
See SPINN IT June 18 for more details


From comunidadloyola.org:
The Loyola Community was formed in 1984 and is made up of a group of committed Leoneses who join in the important works of build a more conscious, fair, and equal society.

In each of our projects we commit ourselves and fight to build a more conscious and fairer society and we work so that children exercise their rights and have a more dignified life and a future full of opportunities.

2020 (Dec. 2019) GIFT OF MISSION FOR CHRISTMAS (GOMAC) UPDATE FOR ALL MISSION PROJECTS

If you are guided to make a donation at any time, you can send a check to SPC, indicate GOMAC,
112 Bulkley Ave, Sausalito, CA 94965. You can add an indication of an individual mission,
or it will be divided equally among all 4 projects:
Bridge the Gap, CAAP, Leon Scholarship Fun, Tangible Hope

Give a brighter future to children
in our own community of Marin City and communities in Mexico, Ethiopia, and South Africa.
Each mission projects has a profound impact on the children they serve.

Flora Sommers presents a powerful summary of our missions December 22, 2019. She was applauded for it.
On the spot mic handling support by Patti Oji

 

Here’s a sparkling summary of each mission project, read beautifully by Mary Miyata during a service in December 2019.

 

Cinco de Mayo 20 Years of Partnership Celebration wonderful photos

Video thanks from the Children of Leon themselves

January 2016

Thanks from GOMAC Jan 2016

BRIDGE THE GAP COLLEGE PREP

gets great write up in Pacific Sun, in print and on-line versions, June 2015
“College Prep gives Marin City kids opportunities to succeed”

Bridge the Gap was founded in 1995 and began as a 100% volunteer grass roots effort by people who wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of children living in Marin City by tutoring one-on-one. With the help of funding from Sausalito Presbyterian Church, the Marin Community Foundation, and various local organizations, the program gradually expanded and is now the shining light of our Mission work, as well as one of the premier youth tutoring programs in the country. Read more, great website

LEON MISSION PARTNERS, MEXICO


Leon Mission Partners was initiated by our church in 1994 to help street children and indigenous families of Leon, Mexico by providing money and supplies, building small apartments, a chapel, and a small schoolroom, and providing bedding, clothing, and educational toys. Over the years, many trips have been made by volunteers, both youth and adults, to carry down all the donated supplies, help build the simple housing for indigenous families, provide medical services, and paint and fix up several facilities that house the street children. Read more with 2016 update… 

LILY YOSEPH’S TANGIBLE HOPE FOUNDATION

Recently named an “Unsung Hero of Compassion” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sausalito resident Lily Yoseph is the founder of the Tangible Hope Foundation. Tangible Hope helps young girls in Ethiopia break the cycle of poverty through sponsorship programs that provide primary education, basic medical care and nutrition, and instruction on hygiene and sustainable development. Lily shows us how a little compassion and one dollar a day are making an amazing difference.

Read more on the website, TangibleHope.org

Photos from a recent fundraiser:

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LILY YOSEPH interviewed on KPIX 5 and honored by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
Watch her wonderful interview on KPIX     Watch the Ceremony     Read about the ceremony

Dalai Lama and LillyLily Yoseph on Bay Sunday screen shot 1 LOW RES

 

CHILDREN’S AIDS ART PROGRAMME 

Website, childrensaidsartprogramme.org

Mary Miyata, founder of the Children’s Aids Art Programme (CAAP), left California in 2002 to follow her dream to Africa, where she has made a marked difference to the plight of countless AIDS infected/affected and abused orphans over the past five years. Read more on SPC’s page, Mission, Children’s AIDS Art Programme

Developing a Worldwide Community of Support

Mary Miyata talk about CAAP with Dr. Robert A. Schuller on the Hour of Power from the Crystal Cathedral. In a wonderful interview they spoke of CAAP’s beginnings, achievements and future goals.

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Through selling Fair Trade, organic coffee, we raise funds for Bridge the Gap and the Leon Mission Partners. This is the same great coffee you can get at Citizen Cake, The French Laundry, and La Boulange. Choose from Alligator French Roast, Volcano, and D’Angelo’s Decaf (H2O Proc.). All are $12/lb. Whole bean, fine or course ground.

As featured in the Independent Journal, Equator Coffees (whose coffees we sell) was a winner in the 2012 Good Food Awards, which recognizes those companies nationally that not only make the finest tasting food, but also honor environmental and social responsibility.

We will be selling this coffee after service on Sundays or you can order yours today by contacting Rick Brusseau
rbrusseau@seaviewpartners.com
415-317-7898