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Life Choices to celebrate 30 years

POWAY — David Daleiden, the citizen journalist who recorded video of Planned Parenthood officials brokering baby parts as part of an undercover operation, will be the guest speaker at the 30th anniversary celebration of Poway Life Choices. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. May 12 at St. Michael’s Holy Family Center.

Daleiden is the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, which investigates contemporary bio-ethic issues. Last year he released a series of videos that drew attention to the unethical practices of the nation’s largest abortion provider. In addition to last year’s high profile video releases, Daleiden’s work has contributed to the defunding of Planned Parenthood in more than dozen states, a congressional investigation, and additional investigations in 13 other states.

The event will also feature Liz Dubenetzky, the clinic’s executive director and client testimonies. Timmerie Millington, a speaker and radio host, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Life Choices Pregnancy Center supports patients who are challenged with a crisis pregnancy by educating, encouraging and equipping them so that they may make good choices for themselves and their families.

Tickets are $20.

The church is located at 15546 Pomerado Road.

Learn more at www.lifechoicespoway.org


Fundraiser to benefit school assemblies

SAN DIEGO — iThink Big will hold its Dinner for a Life fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. May 13 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. The event headliners are Mark and Jan Foreman, co-authors of the book “Never Say No, Raising Big Picture Kids.” The Foremans are the parents Jon and Tim Foreman, the founding members of Switchfoot.

The ministry is hoping to raise $30,000 for its programs, which specialize in holding free school-based assemblies on such topics as goal setting, bullying, cyber bullying, self-esteem, substance abuse, gangs and leadership training. The ministry sponsors career days and Red Ribbon Week as well as offering teachers’ seminars and leadership retreats.

Since its 1994 inception, iThink Big has presented more than 5,000 assemblies in 21 states, reaching more than 2 million students.

The event will also feature Chad Furlong, founder and president of iThink Big; the San Diego band Major Minus; and Marla Rickard, a Teacher of the Year from Walnut, California. Rickard will share how her students have benefitted from the program over the past five years.

The Hall of Champions is located at 2131 Pan American Plaza.

Learn more at www.ithinkbig.org.


Teen clubs honored for service

SAN DIEGO — Urban Youth Collaborative will present its 6th annual Project 25 Campus Awards during a May 13 celebration at Rock Church City Heights.

The event honors student entries from the annual Project 25 Community Service Challenge in which 50 campus clubs were given $100 mini-grants to develop an original project based on the teaching of the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25.

The mini-grants must be used to benefit others. All entrants also had to supply a 90-minute video highlighting the project.

The red carpet event honors students who created the most extraordinary projects. Over the past six years students have generated more than 75,000 hours of community service by modeling Christ’s example throughout San Diego.

Learn more at www.proj25.org or www.uyc.org


Biblical citizenship training

SAN DIEGO — Salt & Light Council, a ministry that works with churches to establish citizenship programs at local churches, will host an online “Jump-Start, One-Day Training” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14. The interactive training class is designed for new Salt & Light biblical citizenship ministries.

The training is open for pastors, appointed leaders, and citizens with a passion for the restoration of America. The training will provide practical action plans for churches that wish to be a part of restoring America to its early values.

Learn more by sending an email to admin@saltandlightcouncil.org or by calling 1-888-725-8654.


Community picnic

LAKESIDE — Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church will hold a neighborhood picnic from 10 to 1:30 p.m. May 21 on the front lawn.

The event will include a live band, bounce houses, carnival games and bingo.

The church is located at 9908 Channel Road.

Learn more at www.lakesidepc.org or call (619) 443-1021.


Academy “Top Ten” Goes Bowling

SAN DIEGO — Hope Leadership Foundation treated its top performing students to a bowling outing in April.

Students were selected for the event after being named to the “Top Ten” point earners for their respective grades. Points were awarded for daily attendance, completing homework, and displaying positive leadership and service characteristics by going above and beyond.

In addition to the Top Ten, the ministry was able to bring along three extra students after being blessed with “spare” passes. Ten of the 13 children were bowling for the first time.

After bowling there was ice cream for the students and a walk around the Embarcadero.

The foundation reaches out to at-risk students by offering learning opportunities, after-school enhancements, mentoring and sports activities.

Learn more at www.hopeleadershipfoundation.org.


Creation and Earth History food fundraiser

SANTEE — The Creation and Earth History Museum will hold its second annual Taste of Creation and Silent Auction on Saturday, June 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Santee museum.

Event guests will have an opportunity to walk through the history exhibits and experience themed foods for each display. Museum President Tom Cantor will also speak.

In addition to offsetting annual operating expenses, money raised at the event is used to enhance the museum’s exhibits and provide community educational programs.

Last year’s event was a sellout.

Tickets are $40 each or $65 per couple.
The museum is located at 10946 Woodside Ave. N.

Learn more at www.creationsd.org or call (619) 599-1104.


Hoehn to speak for business breakfast

ESCONDIDO — Emmanuel Faith Community Church will hold a Faith@Work Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. June 4 at the congregation’s Holy Grounds Café.

The speaker will be Bill Hoehn, president of Hoehn Motors. Hoehn’s topic will be “Wealth, Success and Ambition from a Biblical Perspective.” The North County businessman will also be sharing his faith journey, his heart for human flourishing, and the chaplaincy program at Hoehn Motors.

The breakfast is part of the new Faith@Work ministry launched by Emmanuel Faith to help develop a more integrated approach to faith, work and life.

The church is located at 639 E. 17th Ave.

Learn more at www.efcc.org or call (760) 745-2541.


‘My Therapist Sez…’

LA MESA — Skyline Church will host its monthly “My Therapist Sez…” program at 6:45 p.m. June 7 in the Worship Center Auditorium.

A panel of trained therapists will respond to questions on important life topics in a session moderated by Dr. Don Welch.

The meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month. Childcare is available with an email RSVP to esnelson@skylinechurch.org.

The church is located at 11330 Campo Road.

For more information, call (619) 660-5000.


Rejuvenate with worship

EL CAJON — Narratives Church will host Rejuvenate Worship, a free night of worship and praise music at 7 p.m. June 10.

Worship Pastor Josh Gates and the Narratives worship team will lead the night’s musical session.

The evening will include a short devotional.

The church is located at 450 Fletcher Parkway, Suite 224.

For more information, call (619) 249-6386.


Tomlinson 5K and fun run

POINT LOMA — The 4th Annual LaDainian Tomlinson 5K & One Mile Kids Fun Run will be held June 11 at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Start time for the 5K is 8 a.m. for runners, while the kids fun run—now in its third year—is slated for 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the race, produced by Integrated Sports Marketing, will benefit Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation, which engages in a number of programs designed to promote educational, social and cultural awareness and positive self-esteem to enhance the lives of children, families and communities.

In addition to the race, the family-friendly event will include music, bounce houses, games, contests and other activities and a free food court. Registered runners and walkers will also have access to an autograph booth featuring current and former Chargers players and local celebrities.

Those who register for the walk/run will receive a commemorative LaDainian Tomlinson event finisher medal and an event T-shirt.

The event is sponsored by EDCO.

Learn more at www.lt5k.com.


Original play takes the stage

SAN DIEGO — Local resident Tamera Hill will present her original play “The Soul Mate Experiment,” a romantic comedy about a couple who meets and falls in love at a friend’s anniversary celebration, on June 17 and 18 at the Lyceum Space. The shows will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday.

The show, offered through Tamera Hill Productions, will be in San Diego as part of the company’s West Coast Summer Love tour. The play will return to the region for an Aug. 27 show at the Star Theater in Oceanside.

The modern-day tale follows the couple as they fall in love with the idea of marriage and, certain they have found “the one,” they decide to get married, never considering what the consequences of “happily ever after” might mean.

The play, which contains adult topics, stars Lester Barrie, Andrea Jones and Scott A. Williams.

Hill has written and produced several plays that explore faith. She attends City of Hope International.

Tickets to the play range from $35 to $75.

Learn more at www.tamerahillplays.com.


Switchfoot frontman to appear at Future Quest

EL CAJON — Future Quest, the annual youth training conference sponsored by Foothills Christian Fellowship, will be held from June 29 to July 1. The conference is open to students in grades seven through 12.

This year’s theme is “One Lord. One Church. One Purpose.”

Featured speakers include Clayton Jennings, an author and filmmaker; Bill Wilson, founder and pastor of the Metro Inner City Ministries in Brooklyn, New York; Danny Eslinger, high school pastor at Foothills and Mark Hoffman, founding co-pastor at Foothills and executive director of Youth Venture Teen Centers and Higher Ground After-School Bible Clubs.

Musical guests include Jon Forman, lead singer of Switchfoot and Florida-based hip hop artist K.B.

In addition to the preaching and music, the conference will also provide 50-minute long workshops on topics of importance to teens.

Numerous service projects—at the beach and inner-city communities—are a key element of the conference.

In addition to the worship and workshops, the event offers an airsoft arena, scooterpark, prayer tent, game lounge, DJ lounge, inflatables, a BMX course, bowling and access to a nearby amusement center.

The early registration fee is $38 per person before June 20. After that deadline, the rate is $45. Those wishing to attend for one day will be admitted for $20.

The church is located at 365 W. Bradley Ave.

For more information, visit www.futurequest.tv or call (619) 442-1467.

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