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  • On Friday, April 2 we will observe Good Friday. Various options for personal reflection in your own space and time will be provided via email. This resource email will be provided in the coming week prior to the Partnership Maundy Thursday Service. Please be on the lookout for the resources as they become available. 


  •  Join our Partnership friends in a Live Worship Service commemorating Jesus giving his disciples the New Commandment, washing his disciple’s feet, observing the Last Supper, and walking through his Passion in this moving service of song, prayer, and communion on Thursday, April 1 at 6:30pm on Zoom. Please gather before the service your communion elements, a towel or hand cloth, and a bowl of water prior to the commencement of the service. 

     

     Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87448214571?pwd=ZmRvUmpwTGV2bmRCVU0xREp0cXBIdz09
    Dial-in by Phone: 1-669-900-6833
    Meeting ID: 874 4821 4571
    Passcode: 474278


  • On Saturday, March 27, the Buddhist Temple of San Diego (BTSD) will host a drive thru bone marrow testing event from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the BTSD parking lot. BTSD is reaching out to churches and organizations across San Diego to ask for help in supporting the efforts of the bone marrow drive which will support the efforts of the national bone marrow registry and the "Be A Match" campaign. Specifically, they are supporting Mr. Paul Goodman, age 29, who is a member of the Orange County Buddhist Church, as well as other patients who are seeking positive bone marrow matches. Ideal candidates for the national bone marrow registry should be in the 18-44 years of age category. The event supports patients affected with blood cancer or blood related illness and are supported by Asians of Miracle Matches (A3M). A3M is the event sponsor and will administer the contactless cheek swab tests. The test takes approximately 15 minutes and is being held in accordance with CDC guidelines related to COVID-19.


  • The group has concluded the Old Testament portion of the weekly bible study. The Tuesday study will be on hiatus until after Easter when the group will resume in the New Testament portion of the The Story. The study will resume with Chapter 22: The Birth of a King on Tuesday, April 6 from 3:30-4:30pm.


  • In addition to our Easter Worship at 10:00am on Zoom, you are invited to join us on Easter morning, Sunday, April 4 for an Easter Sing & Pray Service on The Point at 8:30am. With continued Covid-19 protocols in place (facial masks covering nose and mouth, physical distancing, health screening, and checks), we will meet collectively on The Point to sing Easter songs, join in prayer, and celebrate the resurrection of our Savior. You are invited to bring your own flower for creation of the flower cross. Reservations are required through the Google Form link below (volunteers are contacting those without internet access). Capacity will be and those who RSVP will receive a confirmation email before the service. Those living in the same household can be seated together and should RSVP on the same form. We will not be able to accommodate those without a reservation, so please be sure to list everyone who plans to attend on your form. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 31 at 4:00pm using the Google form: April 4 Easter Morning Sing & Pray Service RSVP. 


  • Father Emmanuel Ochigbo, a Priest at Sacred Heart Church of Ocean Beach and a Chaplain at Scripps Mercy Chula Vista has seen the impact of COVID-19 every day in the community. After bearing witness to the pain and suffering the virus has caused, Father Ochigbo sought to find a way to encourage people to become the light needed in this pandemic world. So he, along with Sister Rebecca, Sister Catia, and Padre Steve, wrote a song entitled, “Baila Baila.” Recently healthcare workers and their families at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center completed what has become the "Baila Baila Challenge," dancing a choreographed dance to the song at Chula Vista Memorial Park. Check it out here, and then join us on The Point on Saturday, March 27 as we take on the challenge. We will gather at 3:00pm to learn the dance, while the filming of our challenge will begin at 3:30pm. Requested aloha/Hawaiian or traditional Japanese attire