“The Soloist.”

Last week I was given tickets to hear Steve Lopez speak at the Hyatt in Monterey. Steve Lopez is a columnist with the LA Times. Several years ago he met a homeless man in a park playing a violin with two strings.He was looking for something to write about, so he struck up a friendship. This led to a book and then a movie called “The Soloist.” Lopez has a deep and compassionate understanding of homelessness and mental illness. Listening to Lopez renewed my commitment to the work that we do through The Neighborhood Services Center. 
I thought it might make for a meaningful evening to have a movie night and watch the movie, “The Soloist” and then discuss it. Soup Supper is next Thursday, February 7, at 6:00 PM. Come and see “The Soloist.” 
By the way, we still need two or three pots of soup. Give me a call or send me an email if you can bring soup. 
By the way, the Steve Lopez speech was a fund raiser for Interim Inc. Interim does incredible work with the homeless mentally ill in Monterey County. The Neighborhood Services Center benefits from having a couple of Interim Social Workers with us five days a week. This has added so much to what we can offer in the way of assistance to those in need. 


What a great day we had here at the Church this past Monday, for our first celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Everything came together beautifully. People of all ages, races, religions, economic levels, etc. — all celebrating this powerful life. We had well over a hundred people and I think this will be an annual event that we will sponsor or hand off to others. If you were here — thank you for attending. If not, I hope you caught it on KSBW news or in the Salinas Californian. Blessings,


Pastor Steve Lundin