From Pier to Pier – 2014 Walk-a-Thon

 
 

From Pier to Pier is this year’s theme for the Santa Barbara International Christian Church walk-a-thon! We are raising money for local missions as we impact and transform lives through compassionate service.
“As a faith-based organization, we are called by the scriptures to have a heart of compassion – which we consider to be “passion in action”. Our compassion must be manifested in our daily lives through our actions: looking after the poor, healing sickness and disease, providing food and shelter and defending the weak.” (www.mercyworldwide.org)

The Santa Barbara International Christian Church is part of a worldwide fellowship. Santa Barbara is one out of five national and international church plantings planned for 2014. The others include: Gainesville, Florida (January), Toronto, Canada (March), Dallas-Ft. Worth (August), Moscow, Russia (December).

Since our Inaugural service in January, we started 3 new bible studies located on both UCSB and SBCC Campuses. In February we fundraised and sent two of our members to Santiago, Chile for a Missions conference. We have already began a monthly MERCY worldwide volunteer outreach. We partner with organizations in our local communities where we Maximize our Efforts to provide Relief and Care and serving the Youth. So far we have served Y-STRIVE For Youth Inc., a program focused on youth with high risk behaviors, by helping them prepare for their yard sale fundraiser.
Our plan for this walk-a-thon is to help our newly planted church sustain these already incredible efforts by asking for donations of $20 ($2 per mile). However a donation of any amount is appreciated. For contributions greater than $250 a receipt will be issued for tax deduction purposes. We are asking for your help to make this event effective and impacting by becoming a sponsor.

The walk will be on Saturday, April 19th. We will start at Goleta Beach, and complete the 10 mile walk at the Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf.

There is a $10 registration fee for anyone desiring to participate in the Walk-a-thon.
Checks can be made out to the Santa Barbara International Christian Church. Donations can be sent by PayPal to:
Santa Barbara International Christian Church

For information please contact
Karyn Bowman 602-505-2022 karyn.bowman@asu.edu