San Diego CA— Saddleback Church San Diego in Carmel Valley is hosting its first-ever, free Community Block Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. All activities will be held where the church meets weekly at Canyon Crest Academy, 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego. The public is invited to attend this family-friendly event. Admission, activities and food are free.
Activities will include rock climbing, carnival games, inflatable slide, inflatable bounce house, live music, free photo opportunity to space characters, face painting and arts and crafts. Free food will include hot dogs, kettle corn, baked goods and salsa. An information booth will be available with details about Saddleback Church and its Peace Plan.
Additional activities will include a collection of backpacks and school supplies to benefit homeless children in San Diego and donations of canned food item to stock the church’s Peace Center Food Pantry to benefit community families.
Some booths will feature vendors from the nearby The Village at Pacific Highlands retail center, located across the street from Canyon Crest Academy. Some vendors will offer coupons for 10 percent discounts at purchases during the weekend of Oct. 12-13.
Phil Sanchez, who serves as campus pastor at Saddleback San Diego, said, “We’re inviting all families to attend. We love to have fun together and involve and support our local community. This will be a fun event for the whole family to enjoy. We’re a church that loves to give and serve, and we’re looking forward to this opportunity.”
Saddleback San Diego Church, established in 2016, is part of Saddleback Church, headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif. Saddleback Church was founded in 1980 and now has more than 20,000 members, and meets at 18 different locations throughout Southern California, as well as Berlin, Germany, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hong Kong and South Manila, Philippines. The church offers more than 500 community ministries and support groups for parents, families, children, couples, prisoners, addicts, and people living with HIV, depression and other illnesses.