Easter Weekend! (4/18)
Fri, 18 Apr 2014
It’s Easter weekend, and our campuses are abuzz with excitement and anticipation. As I write this email, our Sr. High and Middle School young people are getting ready to load in all the equipment and seating for “The Nite Before” outreach that will take place this Saturday at the Ryan Athletic Center (RAC) on our church campus.
This event, which is for 6th through 12th graders, will feature Christian recording artist Andy Mineo, currently on Billboard Charts with his latest EP, Never Land. Also featured will be the music of Kye Kye and Derik Minor. Last year, this event was totally packed, and I believe this year’s concert will draw even a larger crowd.
The lead-in outdoor show will feature music by singer, songwriter Caitlin Crosby (founder of The Giving Keys), and Trevor Davis (as seen on NBC’s Season 4 of The Voice.)
Food trucks, Common Good vendors, and interactive booths will be everywhere around the RAC. The Nite Before will begin at 4:00 pm, and the doors to the main event will open at 6:00 pm. From 6-9 pm, our kids will enjoy their music, and at the end of the concert, Andy Mineo will share the message of the gospel - the real story of Easter! THIS EVENT IS FREE! Shuttles will be running all afternoon and until every last car is claimed.
AT THE SAME TIME - as all of this is happening in the RAC, we will be hosting the first of four Easter Services in the Worship Center. The Saturday night service begins at 5:00 pm, and it will be identical to the three services held on Easter Sunday.
During all four SMCC Easter services, our Kindergarten through 5th graders will be experiencing a very specially produced and exciting program to help them understand the real meaning of Easter! All of this will take place in the Kids’ Building! Also, childcare will be provided for ages birth through Pre-K.
SMCC MAIN CAMPUS
8:00 / 9:30 / 11:00 am- Worship Services in the Worship Center. Please do your very best to use the shuttle system this weekend. We need to ask all of our regular people to do this since those who will be visiting will not know anything about the shuttle.
There will not be a regular Sunday evening service this weekend. Please see the announcement of the Hispanic Congregation service below.
THE GRACE CAMPUS
For the first time ever, two services will be held on the Grace Campus at 9:00 and 10:45 am. The Grace Campus is located at 3844 Georgia Street in the North Park community, downtown San Diego. Shepherding Pastor Marc Kitsko invites everyone to experience the excitement of this new ministry. Shuttle parking is available for both services!
OUR ARABIC CONGREGATION
Pastor Robert Helou leads this congregation in their brand new home located in the previous Life Church facility at 402 East Washington Ave., El Cajon, 92020. The Easter service is Sunday at 10:30 am.
OUR FILIPINO CONGREGATION
Our Filipino congregation meets on the main campus of Shadow Mountain Church at 10:45 am. Their service is held in Room 600 on the Upper Campus. Pastor Henry Amarila encourages you to attend their special Easter service.
OUR BURMESE CONGREGATION Meets at College Avenue Baptist Church located at 4747 College Ave, San Diego, 92115. Their Special Easter Service is at 1:00 pm. Pastor William Lo invites you to join them this weekend.
OUR IRANIAN CONGREGATION
Meets at the Mission Valley Community Church, 6964 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego, 92120. Join Pastor Sohrab Ramtin for their Easter service at 3:00 pm.
OUR CATALYST CONGREGATION – Sunday at 5:30 pm - Downtown
Pastor Emmanuel Sanchez invites you to the Catalyst service at 705 16th Street, San Diego, 92101. Child care is available through the 6th grade, and there is plenty of free parking. For more info, visit their website at www.catalystchurchsd.org.
OUR HISPANIC CONGREGATION – Sunday at 5:00 pm - SMCC Worship Center, Main Campus
Pastor Erick Zaldana and the Hispanic congregation will be meeting on Sunday evening at 5:00 pm for their special Easter celebration. This year, their Easter outreach features Hector David, one of the finest violinist in the Hispanic evangelical world.
Have a wonderful weekend celebrating our Risen Savior!
Love from your Pastor,