A Disney Story, or A Better Story

A Disney Story, or A Better Story

Last month Tom wrote of “telling the better story.” He spoke of “God’s alternative narrative,” which values forgiveness over winning and community over control (see Gil Rendle’s Doing the Math of Mission). Tom then described three beautiful examples of churches in Los...
Furniture to Donate

Furniture to Donate

Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church has 2 end tables, 2 eight foot long couches, 1 square end table, and 2 wing back chairs available. Items can be picked up from the church at your earliest convenience. Contact Leah Lind via email to verify that the pieces are still...
A Home for Refugees; Twenty-nine Families, In Fact.

A Home for Refugees; Twenty-nine Families, In Fact.

“The difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker is that a refugee files their application for protection abroad, and the asylum seeker files their application here in the United States. The thing refugees and asylees who have been granted protection have in...
Father Greg Boyle to Speak at May Gathering

Father Greg Boyle to Speak at May Gathering

We are honored and delighted to welcome Father Greg Boyle as our guest speaker at the Presbytery Gathering on May 30th at 7:00PM. Father Boyle will be sharing his wisdom from his latest book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.Gregory Boyle is the...
97 FREE Chairs

97 FREE Chairs

Laguna Presbyterian Church has 97 metal / fabric chairs to donate. The material is gold/rust colored, the metal is silver colored, and the chairs are in good shape. The only requirement is that you come carry them away! Give us a call today, we must have the room they...
Telling the Better Story

Telling the Better Story

Long ago, before I knew much about the internal workings of churches or denominations, people who loved me told me stories about the person of Jesus, and that encounter changed everything for me. Their stories engaged my imagination to consider an alternative way to...
Talk Saves Lives

Talk Saves Lives

Suicide Prevention Training Did you know that there is no single cause to suicide? It most often occurs when stressors exceed current coping abilities of someone suffering from a mental health condition. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is finding better...
502 Acts of Kindness

502 Acts of Kindness

On December 18, 2018 a cancer patient named Alma put on a cap crochet by a woman named Anne. Alma was moved to tears because a total stranger had spent hours praying and crocheting something to ease her suffering as she battled her cancer. Ann was moved to tears...
Tell a New Story

Tell a New Story

Story-Telling Animals I once found myself in a silly discussion about what makes humans different than animals. One person argued that it was because animals don’t use tools and humans do. Another asserted it was because humans communicate with each other. And another...