Blue Cut Fire Update

Most of you are aware of the recent wildfire tragedy that ravaged numerous communities in Southern California. The Blue Cut fire in the San Gabriel mountains and high desert north of San Bernardino has scorched 37,000 acres, destroying 105 homes, 213 other structures, and wreaked havoc in the lives of scores of individuals throughout the area. Lasting from August 16th to August 23rd, the fire displaced 82,000 people in forced evacuations; some of which came back to homes, jobs, and townships left in embers - including 1 member of our Phelan church who lost their home in the fire.

While the fire has faded from the media spotlight, scores of people still remain affected by the disaster, and will continue to be even after the physical scars of the fire have receded. In the midst of this chaos, our churches in the high desert and San Bernardino communities are faced with the opportunity to very tangibly display the compassion of Christ both within their own fellowship and to the larger communities in which God has planted them.

Pastor Brian Graley of Hesperia Nazarene has spearheaded a partnership with Pastor Jeff Mosley of Phelan Nazarene to bring relief to those affected by the fire in their connected areas. They are currently collecting and distributing food and hygiene products to the areas around Hesperia and Phelan. If you would like to be involved, please contact either Pastor Brian (619-708-7246) or Pastor Jeff (760-868-5646) to see what needs remain unfulfilled.

Additionally, as with most natural disasters, there remains significant needs arising on a daily basis which can only be met with monetary donations. If you would like to be financially involved, we have set up a Razoo account (similar to GoFundMe or Kickstarter, but specifically designed for non-profit organizations) to raise money to assist our San Bernardino and high desert churches in providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the community. Please click HERE to visit the Razoo fund site or HERE to get more information on the healing process.

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  Upcoming Events

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30
September 30
Friday
Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, CA
Oct
07
October 07
Friday 4:00 PM
Formerly Pastor and Spouse Retreat, this weekend is designed as a retreat for local church leadership teams to get away, recharge, and experience spiritual renewal.
Springhill Suites Marriott 110 North Myers St. Oceanside, CA 92054
http://socalnaz.org/events/leadership-team-retreat
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07
October 07
Friday 4:00 PM
Oct
16
October 16
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Oct
21
October 21
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22
October 22
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Nov
05
November 05
Saturday 9:00 AM
Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive, San Diego,
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November 11
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19
November 19
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Dec
05
December 05
Monday 6:00 PM
Escondido First Church of the Nazarene, 1555 South Redwood Street
Dec
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December 17
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26
January 26
Thursday 10:00 AM

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