Category: Stories

Matt’s Blog: Building and New Staff Update

Flood Family, This past Sunday, we gathered for our quarterly Flood Family Meeting to share exciting updates about our building, new staff, and what the next few months have in store as we head into a fun and festive holiday season! Below is a snapshot of everything we’re celebrating and looking forward to. Staffing Pastor...

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Matt’s Blog: A Movement of Hope & Healing

Flood Family, We gathered last Thursday evening at our quarterly Flood Family Meeting to celebrate an amazing summer and to share important updates, including the latest on our new church home! Here are some highlights: Budget & Spending Flood’s budget year runs from September – August, which means that we are in the final few...

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Friday Stories: God in the Garden

Growing up, I was never really into gardening the way my parents were – pulling weeds, planting, and just generally getting down into the dirt never appealed to me all that much. However, I’ve always loved participating in Flood events like the Kearny Spring Clean or other community volunteer projects that seek to improve upon...

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Matt’s Blog: It all begins with a MOVEment

Flood Family, Over the next 12-18 months there will be a lot of exciting changes at Flood, the first of which began this week. To save on facility costs, we are condensing into one third of our existing temporary office and midweek space for the next year. This week, as I moved out of the...

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Matt’s Blog: The God-Dependent Journey

Flood Family, Many of us gathered this past Tuesday for our quarterly Flood Family Meeting. We enjoyed a delicious Homestyle Hawaiian meal together, preparing for the summer season at Flood. I wanted to share some of the updates, including the latest on our new church home. This year we are on a God-dependent journey together,...

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Friday Stories: Our God is So Good

After being diagnosed with cancer about a year and a half ago, I was feeling terrified and helpless. As a wife and mother of two young daughters, I just couldn’t believe I was being faced with this diagnosis. Knowing that the coming year was going to be full of many challenges for our young family,...

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Friday Stories: From Malawi, With Love

Hey Flood Family! Emma Kalizang’oma here, formerly known as Emma Holmquist, before marrying Yamikani Kalizang’oma, my fantastic husband and the pastor of Flood Church Blantyre. Yami and I have both been members of Flood Church since 2008 — I in San Diego, he in Lilongwe. We are challenged and privileged to now minister in the...

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Kim’s Story: Prayer Works

Hi! I’m Kim. My husband Joel and I will be married for 20 years this August, and we have two boys – Joshua is a freshman in college in Boston, and Zane is a seven-year-old who loves basketball and golf, even more than candy. My family and I joined some friends at Flood about 8...

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Matt’s Blog: Home

Every great movement has a home. A place to return to in your greatest times of need and your greatest triumphs. A place to be supported, strengthened and encouraged. A place to be reminded of who you are and whose you are. A place to be loved and a place to be sent out into...

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Friday Stories: Be Careful What You Ask For

Hi! I’m Rachel.   Before transferring to PLNU two years ago from community college near my hometown in the Bay Area, I wasn’t involved in any kind of college group or community. In fact, I’d spent two whole years working tirelessly to start a college group at my home church. I longed so badly to...

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