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Breakfast Tomorrow with Doug Phillips
Hear About the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival

Dear Local Pastor,

My name is Doug Phillips and I'm writing to you today as the founder and president of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival to invite you to a Church Leaders Men’s breakfast at La Madeleine's restaurant on December 3rd. Please join Christian filmmaker Geoff Botkin and me along with area pastors as we discuss a vision for Christians in the film and media industry and how we can work together to further this cause.

On January 8-10, 2009 Geoff and I will be hosting the fourth annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival at the Downtown San Antonio Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center with hundreds of attendees from our community and around the country with dozens of promising Christian film submissions. The festival will include everything from Christ-honoring, feature-length theatrical releases, to hard-hitting documentaries that defend a Christian worldview, to tenderhearted films from young filmmakers. The SAICFF will also include lectures and training opportunities for parents, students and pastors to hone their critical thinking on how to evaluate films, and to positively affect media in America.


This year we are pleased to be joined by Kirk Cameron, star of Fireproof, as well as Stephan Kendrick, the film’s director. Also joining us will be the executive producer of the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, Logan Craft. We are especially pleased to be offering the world premiere of the film Abraham and Isaac, starring veteran actor Dean Jones, who will be joining us to speak with young filmmakers and to receive a lifetime achievement award.

We would like to invite you and members of your congregation to attend the event. Pastors that join us for the Wednesday morning breakfast will be given some complimentary passes and other discount passes for their families and members of their congregation to the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. This breakfast will begin promptly at 7:00am and conclude at 8:30am. Breakfast will be provided free of charge at La Madeleine's restaurant located at 9595 Six Pines Dr # 200, in The Woodlands

Please contact my assistant Peter Bradrick if you can attend this event either by phone: 210-380-0501 or via email at

I hope you will join me for breakfast on Wednesday the 3rd.


Douglas W. Phillips
Founder and President of SAICFF

Special Christmas Pastor Luncheon!
Hear one of the most powerful stories of forgiveness, redemption and racial reconciliation of our generation!

Special Movie Screening

The Heart of Texas

Tuesday, December 16

Houston’s First Baptist Church

7401 Katy Freeway

11:30 am—1:00 pm

Special appearances by:

Sen. Dan Patrick

Pastor Steve Littlefield

When tragedy pierces the heart of a small community on the quiet Texas plains, it's townspeople witness what can happen when grace and forgiveness triumph over anguish and outrage.
Against the clamorous traffic of our crowded lives, a story of such tender mercy can seem more of a work of fiction or a wishful tale...yet every moment of this unbelievable story is true!

Complimentary for pastors on staff with a church and their spouses

Non-Pastor Ticket(s)        - $25




Please RSVP to Houston Area Pastor Council by phone to 832-688-9166, by fax to 832-688-8484 or email to

 Mail to: HAPC, P.O. Box 2606, Houston, TX 77252



Rescue your kids from Caesar!
Posted: December 02, 2008
1:00 am Eastern

By Dave Welch

How could this nation, founded on the solid foundation of Judeo-Christian traditions that produced personal freedom, political stability, economic prosperity and cultural unity, slide so far from those roots? Is this indeed just the "end times" or the "last days" pre-ordained by God and described in His word as a great falling away from Him with its resulting fruits of moral anarchy?

Perhaps. However, we would be foolish if we do not recognize that just as we were given a "Christian Manifesto" with life principles providing guidance by God for every aspect of our life – contained in the New Testament, built upon the Old Testament – other manifestos have had significant impact. Tragically, they may have had even greater impact on our nation than His in recent generations.

In 1933, a group of influential and committed leaders gathered to craft a bold, new agenda for society and to develop a long-term plan for implementing that agenda. The statement when completed was titled, "A Humanist Manifesto," and through the passion and influence of its signers and adherents, it became a driving force in reinventing this nation...

(Click here for full article from WorldNetDaily)

(This column is a commentary by USPC Executive Director Dave Welch and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the organization.)

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