with his wife, Kay, whose grieving process, was recently featured in
People magazine, and shared on CNN’s Piers
Morgan Show, will be on hand to help celebrate what the local regional
campus of the church based in San Clemente has meant to the community over the
last several years, according to a church press release.
Matt Biolos, world-renowned surfboard shaper and longtime resident of San Clemente, is offering a surfboard in recognition of Pastor Rick's contribution to the community of San Clemente.
"While myself, not a member, it’s impossible to not recognize or respect the continuous positive impact Saddleback has on our local community,” Biolas said in the release. “The consistent assistance they lend to the homeless and the positive support and sensibility instilled in so many local families makes it an honor to give this …Lost Surfboard to Pastor Rick and hope maybe he'll paddle out at Churches (surf spot)."
Members of Camp Pendleton will also be on hand to present gifts in appreciation for Saddleback’s continued care given to active-duty families. Saddleback San Clemente immediately began reaching out to families by supplying more than 3,500 backpacks for school children and regular baby shower events for expecting mothers.
Adults Pastor Eric Falcinella said he looks forward to the visit that will include Pastor Rick performing baptisms.
“We love our pastor
very much,” Falcinella said. “We are very excited as a church to spend some
quality time with him. Our hearts have been aching with him during these
challenging times. We look forward to his amazing hugs.”
This weekend also
marks the one-year anniversary of the San Clemente branch being in its new
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