153 Fishes

153 Fishes

Capital campaigns are rarely ‘exciting’ in the life of the church – especially not when they are for needed repairs, maintenance and upgrades. But don’t tell that to Gus Altuzarra and the other members of Laguna Presbyterian Church. “We’d been on this capital...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that the Presbytery of Los Ranchos is one-fifth Korean? (9 of 45 congregations) Did you know that during any given week, more than 8 different languages are used in worship within our presbytery? Did you know that at our February 25th Presbytery Gathering...
Farfegnugen

Farfegnugen

It started as a casual conversation, as such things often do. I’m not sure who brought it up, but I posed the, shall we say, awkward question. “Why should people give to the presbytery? In today’s world, where so many of the ‘givens’ – like ‘if we put a church...
Meet Jonas Hayes, Grace First’s New Pastor

Meet Jonas Hayes, Grace First’s New Pastor

For Rev. Jonas Hayes, newly called pastor of Grace First, Long Beach, coming to Los Ranchos from Kansas City (and before that Mississippi), all roads lead to California, it seems. He met his wife in California, got married in California, was ordained in California and...
Cyclical: the Next Boom of Churches

Cyclical: the Next Boom of Churches

At our recent presbytery gathering the GCT brought the new Mission Plan, endorsed by Council, before the presbytery. After discussion the plan will continue to be refined and will be brought back to the presbytery in May. One of the tools in the proposed Mission Plan...