We seek to create community that cares for the common good.
We partner with a number of communities that each provide opportunity to enhance both our personal lives and the common life we share. Below you will find links to
Retreats: Opportunities for all covering a variety of themes and fostering spiritual depth
Community Supported Agriculture Project: Eat Sustainable, Organic, and Local fruits and vegetables all year long!
The Urban Farmers: Provides support for growing fruit trees and harvesting them for good
Progressive Christianity: Providing an on-line community that strives to explore faith for our time
The Springstone School: A school that serves students with Asperger's Syndrome, non-verbal learning disability and other executive function challenges.
I can’t say enough about how special Rancho Santa Marta has been for so many of us over the years. The trip is a wonderful way for families from our congregation and friends to join together in fellowship and be part of a fantastic travel experience. The mid-February timeframe is a beautiful time of year to be in Mexico, with flowers blooming, warm weather and clean air. This is also a great opportunity for families to participate in service, enjoy fellowship with others from our community, spend time with the students and faculty at the Ranch, and learn about this very worthwhile Christian Orphanage and School in Mexico. The ranch is about 3 hours south of San Diego and is easily accessible by car. Logistics: If you are interested in more information about participating in next year's trip to Rancho Santa Marta, please email Greg Wikler. Note that ALL travelers (regardless of age) must have a valid US passport. This is a new requirement of the US government and is strictly enforced.
There are times in your life you are overwhelmed, unsure, or that things are going too fast. A retreat can bring you back to center, clearing your mind, so God's spirit can speak, and renew and refresh. A retreat is also a means of meeting other people like you. Our annual retreat has great surroundings, an awesome speaker, time for old and new friends, excellent food and accommodations, space for rest and recreation, and programming for all ages. Watch for details in the newsletter and the Sunday bulletins about our next retreat.
Coming in November 2013
Group photo from OSLC's 2007 Retreat
Community Supported Agriculture
A number of faith communities enjoy weekly fresh, organic and local fruits and vegetables by participating in the Community Supported Agriculture project operated out of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette. We would love to have you join us!
The Urban Farmers
The Urban Farmers are a grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit organization in the East Bay of San Francisco. Their goal is to deliver solutions that address the needs of the people and the planet we inhabit. They harvest backyard fruit for the needy (and along the way do a few other related things like plant and maintain fruit trees) but their focus is on local hunger relief.
Progressive Christianity is an on-line community that strives to explore faith for our time. Visit their web site for further information.
The Springstone School
The Springstone School, housed at Our Savior's, serves students with Asperger's Syndrome, non-verbal learning disabilities and other executive function challenges.