Faith & Family Night

at the Storm

Friday, July 27

6:00 pm Pre-Game Picnic

7:00 pm Game Time – Storm vs Stockton Ports

Enjoy the fellowship of Christians from all over Southern California while watch the Lake Elsinore Storm play the Stockton Ports. Fun for ALL ages. Fireworks follow the game.

Game tickets $8 each; Parking Pass $4 each; Pre-Game Picnic tickets $6 each

Transitional Foster Families of every faith and background are needed right now.

ALL of us can do something to help the kids in this crisis.

Please share this email and information with everyone you know in our Temecula/Murrieta area


This is last minute, but because of the recent surge and the media exposure ICA — the organization here in Temecula that is working to fill the critical need for Transitional Foster Families — is offering a special Information Meeting tomorrow night, 6 pm Thursday, June 21, at their office in Temecula — 41745 Rider Way #2.

ICA will also be at Hope Lutheran Church this Sunday, June 24, hosting an information table and answering questions after and between our 8 and 10:15 worship services.

Hope is at 29043 Vallejo Ave., Temecula, CA

Click on the pamphlet for more information

Click on the red application button below for a application

People are welcome to also contact Laura Marinucci  <> directly.


Each refugee child has a different story, but the love and support you can provide will change your and their life forever. Contact us to find out how this new chapter can begin as your family offers hope and healing to a child from another country.

Short Term Transitional Foster Care

Learn about becoming a foster parent-  Because of the immediate need -TONIGHT, Thursday June 21st at 6:00 p.m. in our office in Temecula, 41745 Rider Way #2, we will host an Information Meeting to explain this program in detail. We invite any of your interested congregants to attend. Generally our Information Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Become a licensed approved Resource Family

  • Attend an orientation session
  • Complete an application
  • Provide references
  • Documentation and financial stability
  • Fingerprinting and background check
  • Interviews with the family
  • Home study assessment

Get Trained to become a healing, trauma compliant caregiver

  • We are in desperate need of qualified Resource Families willing to temporarily foster children ages 0-14
  • These children are NOT available for adoption.
  • We ‘safe harbor’ and extend the love of Jesus to these children until their next safe step on their journey is determined
  • Usually a 2 weeks – 4 month stay
  • This is a FREE program and the children receive a financial stipend for their care
  • School age children must attend a school in our office M-F; so willingness to transport to Temecula
  • Children ages 0-5 can remain at home with 1-2x /week visits in our Temecula office

Other ways to help:

Like us on Facebook (International Christian Adoptions) and Instagram (In’tl Christian Adoptions)

Humanitarian Aid and donations- visit our website at

Most importantly – PRAY for ICA that we will extend the love and compassion of Jesus Christ in all we do!



The Adventures of Flat Jesus

This summer, let’s bring Flat Jesus to every corner of the world! Let Flat Jesus be a reminder of Jesus’ real presence in every place we find ourselves and a fun reminder to help others encounter God and God’s love!

Click on the picture to download it, then print it out (cardstock works best) and follow instructions! Most of all have fun!

Confirmation Camp

at Luther Glen and Farm

July 15-July 20

Pastors, youth directors, camp staff and Confirmands come together for a week of study and fellowship in the great outdoors. The theme for this year’s camp is ALL IN based on Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God.”

Camp is open to all youth entering 6th through 9th grades in the fall 2018 and will be held at Luther Glen and Farm in the San Bernardino Mountains. Not only will campers enjoy camp songs, worship, Bible study and games throughout the week, but they will also help care for the animals and garden on the farm – learning about food sustainability.

Camp begins on Sunday afternoon, July 15 and end with a family lunch BBQ on Friday, July 20. Cost for the camp is $430 per camper – with Hope covering $150 of that making it just $280 per camper for the families. 

Vacation Bible School

July 23-27     9 am-12:15 pm 

for children 4 years old (by Sept 1) through 5th grade in fall 2018

At Shipwrecked, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun GizmosTM, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes.) Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see  evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings.

Suggested Donation:

$35 for first child in family;

$30 for second child in family;

$85 family maximum

Limited and confidential scholarship assistance is available. Contact the church office is you are in need of a scholarship.

Day Camp

August 6-10

Half-Day Program  (9 am-noon) for children ages 4 & 5 years old

Full-Day Program  (9 am-3 pm)  for children in grades K-6th in fall 2018

The full-day camp is led by trained and screened counselors of Lutheran  Retreats, Camps and Conferences who bring an activity-filled program to

Temecula.  Campers participate in games, water activities, singing, crafts, worship and community-building without the worry of being away from home.  Bible studies are filled with activities that reinforce the lessons.

The half-day preschool portion of the camp is run by trained and screened Hope volunteers. Half-day campers begin with the big kids for   worship, then go to a separate area for their own age appropriate activities that  correspond to the theme.

Registration is

$45 for half-day program

$120 for full-day program

$10 discount for two or more children in a family

Limited and confidential scholarship assistance is available. Please call the church office if you are in need of a scholarship.