Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn

When Connor Larkin boards a late night bus in downtown L.A. he’s not sure where he’s going or what he’s looking for. Putting his acting career-and his finance-on hold, he’s searching for a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Now, with his wedding day approaching, Connor finds himself stepping into the sleepy seaside town of Miramar Bay where one remarkable woman inspires him to rethink all of his choices.

Unlike the pretentious starlets back in Hollywood, Sylvie Cassick has had to work hard for everything she has. When Connor hears familiar music drifting out of her restaurant, he can’t escape a feeling of finally coming home. Sylvie isn’t sure what to think when this impossibly handsome stranger applies for a waiter’s job. Yet once he serenades her customers—and slowly works his way into her heart—she realizes there’s more to him than he’s letting on.  But as the world outside Miramar begins to threaten their fragile bond, Connor will have to risk losing everything to gain the life he longs for—and become the man Sylvie deserves.

Most Needed Items as of December 2, 2019

*snacks for children’s lunches (fruit cups, apple sauce, pudding cups, peanut free granola bars, individually packed cookies and crackers, etc.)

*yogurt & sour cream size containers and black take out (no thin or clear plastic please)

*lemonade & iced tea crystals, frozen concentrated juice

*salad bar toppings (beets, pickles, olives, seeds, croutons, etc.)

*olive oil, mayonnaise

*gently used/newer running shoes of all sizes for men/women/children

*twin bedding (gently used)

*mattress covers of all sizes (gently used)

*diapers and pull ups of all sizes

*curtain rods

*kids’ toothpaste

*men’s deodorant

*shaving cream, razors, nail clippers, hand sanitizer, face cream, lip balm

*new underwear for men (boxers), women and children

*higher quality ladies’ leggings

*dehumidifier for damp basement

*wool for afternoon Hub

*gently used baby boy clothes (for Jan.)

*gently and clean used winter boots, gloves, warmer winter coats & snow pants

Impact stories at the Friday Night Community

What a blessing it was to join together at our ‘Gift of Giving’ Fundraiser this past Thursday.  It was a night full of laughter, beautiful stories and money raised for the Friday Night Community. And once again the ‘love army’ – a group of unbelievable volunteers – stepped up to make this magical night possible. The list is long but big thanks to Chef Olaf Mertens and team for the delicious meal, Susan Clark at Ettridges for transforming our space, the “FNC Band” for their beautiful music, co-hosts for the evening Jeff Weir and Lisa Bull, Jeremy Belanger for ensuring that all elements of sound and visuals flowed perfectly, Laura Buisman for her design expertise, our table servers – many of whom had never served before, the incredible clean-up crew, the hundreds of people who donated to our silent auction and the countless other volunteers who showed up to offer whatever help was needed – whenever it was needed.  We are so fortunate to have such a loving, giving and serving community.   Below I am attaching the Testimonial Videos that were played at the event for you to hear how Friday Night Community supports friends and changes lives.

Testimonials #1:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Abu8KFRFsqYF6m5P_HjBE7TBysGbMRnQ/view?usp=sharing

Testimonials #2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17KBiCLMaA4FAQrYsDlRuJz-cZNQ0DZ5H/view?usp=sharing

‘A Life changing impact’ at the Friday Night Community

“Through Friday Night Community I have found a sense of peace and tranquility along with a social space where the volunteers’ smiles bring me hope, help me to get dinner and dessert for my children, and pray and uplift me. This is the best place to be on a Friday Evening; its more than a community.  Friday Night Community has become our family. Thanks to all the volunteers who come out every Friday to make a life changing impact on the lives of many.  I’m so very grateful for the pure in heart and the outpouring of love. Love Conquers all things, Love believes in all things, Love hopes all things, Love never fails. Friday Night Community volunteers…you are the epitome of the Agape Love of God!  God Bless You Volunteers!”

~From The Shobayo’s

A big thank you to Port Nelson and their community for the donations of warm winter coats that we were able to provide for friends to keep warm this winter.   We are in need of larger and plus size coats for both men and women.

At the beginning of December we are having our free Ladies’ Brunch where over 80 women will come together for food, fellowship, crafts and a message about angels. We are collecting items to help make this a success including anything ‘angel’, white candles, clear glass candle holders, artificial snow, white fabric and white feathers.  

We are in need of 3-4 more tables servers for the upcoming ‘Gift of Giving’ Fundraising dinner this coming Thursday from 5:15-9:30.  This would involve bringing food to tables and clearing the dishes after each course for our seated guests.  No experience is necessary and help will be provided.  Please let me know if you would like to join in the fun.

Most Needed Items: 

*snacks for children’s lunches (fruit cups, apple sauce, pudding cups, peanut free granola bars, individually packed cookies and crackers, etc.)

*yogurt & sour cream size containers and black take out (no thin or clear plastic please)

*lemonade & iced tea crystals, frozen concentrated juice

*salad bar toppings (beets, pickles, olives, seeds, croutons, etc.)

*olive oil

*gently used/newer running shoes of all sizes for men/women/children

*twin bedding (gently used)

*mattress covers of all sizes (gently used)

*diapers and pull ups of all sizes

*curtain rods

*kids’ toothpaste

*men’s deodorant

*shaving cream, razors, nail clippers, hand sanitizer, face cream, lip balm

*new underwear for men (boxers), women and children

*higher quality ladies’ leggings

*dehumidifier for damp basement

*wool for afternoon Hub

*gently and clean used winter boots, gloves, warmer winter coats & snow pants

The Words Between Us By Erin Bartels

Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name to avoid association with her infamous, incarcerated parents. She was living a peaceful new life running a used bookstore and thought she had put the past behind her. But simultaneously, her store begins experiencing financial difficulties, her father’s upcoming execution is all over the news bringing reporters to her door, and books inscribed with poems start arriving from a past flame. Robin is thrown into turmoil as she faces her past and struggles to work through the misunderstandings and rifts in the broken relationships in her life.