[emailed to the church membership at 10:50 am today]

Dear Family of God:

There is a fire nearby the church, spreading quickly in the Silverado Canyon — mostly in the Foothill Ranch, Portola and Irvine areas as I write. I know that there are many members of the community of St. John’s (Church and the School) who live in those neighborhoods, some of whom are already being evacuated.

If you or family or friends are at risk of being evacuated and needing a safe place, our Church stands ready to house you. Please contact me if you want assistance: cpotter@stjohns-es.org, or use the church roster to call my cell.