Now What?!

Now What?!

Father Greg Boyle’s presentation reminded me of my winding path away from affluent suburbia. It made me wonder about renewed ways to seek my spiritual growth. And it made me wonder how God is calling the Presbytery beyond itself once again. First Few Steps Tony...
Father Greg Boyle’s Presentation to May Gathering

Father Greg Boyle’s Presentation to May Gathering

Father Greg Boyle was our featured guest and speaker at our last Presbytery Gathering, and he shared reflections on his life and ministry with Homeboy Industries. He spoke about erasing the margins, and modeled service as acts of kinship and...
Dr. Jaco Hamman to Speak at September Gathering

Dr. Jaco Hamman to Speak at September Gathering

Jaco Hamman is an Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture and the Director of the Program in Theology and Practice at Vanderbilt Divinity School. His research interests include the formation of pastoral leaders, the disclosive power of Scripture,...
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

California Labor Law Requirement: Sexual Harassment Prevention TrainingOn January 1, 2019, a new law went into effect in the State of California requiring all employers with at least five employees to provide interactive sexual harassment prevention training to their...
A Vision worth Celebrating

A Vision worth Celebrating

 Ten Years Ago It feels like yesterday when my senior pastor burst into my office to announce that a new position had been posted on the presbytery’s website. I was then an associate pastor at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, and he said to me, “Tom, this...
Faith Community Nurses

Faith Community Nurses

Hoag Health Ministries – Faith Community Nursing (FCN) needs your help in identifying two Orange County churches, mosques or synagogues whose congregations consist of low-income persons who could benefit from the preventive healthcare services of a FCN.  Through...
Rising TIDE a recipient of 2019 Pentecost Offering

Rising TIDE a recipient of 2019 Pentecost Offering

Rising TIDE, a ministry helping youth to thrive in Long Beach at Covenant Presbyterian Church, will be one of the recipients of this year’s Pentecost Offering, which is one of four special offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).A Minute for Mission about...
180 Degrees

180 Degrees

Humble BeginningsEliseo Morales, Jr., grew up in Southern California and felt the call to ministry at a young age. His father founded Esperanza Viva, a new worshipping community with congregational aspirations, in 2012 as a ministry to address the needs of Hispanic...