Bring your copies of the newly released Soul Poetry: The Big Book of Small Haikus for Reflective Journaling, a devotional by Bonnie Boe, for an Author Signing at our Brunch!
You can purchase your copy on Amazon here:
Questions about the Brunch? Please email Joslyn Tillar at JoslynT@MPCLife.org
Interested in helping? Women’s Ministry is in need of both helpers and food sign-ups for the Brunch. Forms are available for both, outside of the Sanctuary each Sunday.
Interested in donating items? Please bring new children’s underwear ages 2-17 for boys and girls to the Brunch. All donations go to Ventura County Interface Children & Family Services.
Information about our Speakers:
We will have two guests. Laura Everest, Special Events Manager of Interface Children and Family Service and David Studebaker, a Christian and professional clean comedian.
The beneficiary of our gifts and main speaker:
Laura Everest, Special Events Manager– Interface Children & Family Services
- Our community has the highest rate of reported domestic violence in California (60,000+ residents)
- In 2018, more than 500 youth in our community met the federal definition of homelessness
- 1 in 4 women and their children will experience family violence at home
- Situated between major trafficking hubs Los Angeles and San Francisco, the U.S. 101 freeway through Ventura County serves as a corridor for human trafficking activities along the central coast
Established in 1973, Interface Children & Family Services is the region’s most comprehensive nonprofit social services agency providing direct, responsive, wrap-around services to address the complex needs of client and community.
As a critical safety net for children and families, Interface provides 30 distinct programs across seven core program areas including mental health and trauma treatment, domestic violence and child abuse prevention, youth crisis & homelessness, human trafficking, justice services, and 211 information and assistance in 40 California counties.
Today, Interface serves over 59,000 local individuals annually, assists 150,000+ callers through the 211 call center across the state, and continues to earn the respect of individuals, businesses, and foundations which provide grants, donations, and in-kind services to ensure that the work of Interface is sustained.
Interface works collaboratively with many other service providers. We are the only agency with a presence in all existing, formalized “under one roof” facilities across Ventura County. With collaboration, Interface best provides family support, domestic violence intervention, outreach and youth activities, as well as prevention and counseling within economically challenged communities. To establish a foundation of violence prevention and mental health, Interface embeds five family strengthening objectives into its programs:
- Help parents develop resiliency
- Help families develop a support system
- Help families secure practical help when they need it
- Teach parents how to raise healthy children
- Help children to develop socially and emotionally
David Studebaker, named “One of the 10 Best Comics to Watch” by SF Weekly, has delighted audiences for over a decade with his brand of fun, fresh, and uplifting comedy, blending music, personal stories, and pop culture into his highly interactive shows. His comedy can be heard in regular rotation on Sirius XM Radio, he just recorded his new Dry Bar Comedy Special set for release later this year, and he’s been featured on Fox, ABC, the San Francisco Chronicle and a variety of radio shows and publications. Beyond Stand-up, David was the host of ‘Pivot On The Street’ for Pivot TV’s National Network, has emceed multiple awards shows, including LCA’s Celebrity Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton, and he recently won “Best Director” at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival for his hit docu-series: David’s Ark!