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Living Waters Empowers Locals with Clean Water

Living Waters Empowers Locals with Clean Water

by Courtney Ellis Globally, the average person walks three and a half miles for clean water. It was learning of these struggles that inspired Jonas Hayes to get involved. His first solo pastorate was at First Presbyterian in Greenville, Mississippi, a “Water Church,”...

Meet Your 2024 GA Commissioners

Meet Your 2024 GA Commissioners

The 226th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA meets online from June 25th – 28th and in-person in Salt Lake City, Utah June 29th – July 4th. Our Los Ranchos commissioners are: Rev. Leanne Strommen is the pastor at Community Presbyterian Church in San Juan...

Los Ranchos Celebrates Two New Doctors of Ministry!

Los Ranchos Celebrates Two New Doctors of Ministry!

Vanessa Bates, Commissioned Ruling Elder, and Rev. Anette Rihovsky graduated from New York Theological Seminary on May 18th having earned their Doctor of Ministry degrees. Dr. Bates dissertation was titled “BALANCING ON THE FULCRUM BETWEEN THE SACRED AND THE SECULAR:...

What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

Last August the eNews featured two articles about books, Let’s Read and Children’s Books for All God’s Children . Those lists were curated by the eNews editor. This year we want to hear what YOU recommend... what you are reading, plan to read, or have read... books...

Spanish Radio Program Cultivates Presbyterian Identity

Spanish Radio Program Cultivates Presbyterian Identity

Over the past two years, Hispanic leaders within San Fernando Presbytery have collaborated tirelessly to develop "El Fogón," a radio program reaching the Spanish-speaking community in their metropolitan region, around the country, and in several Spanish-speaking...

May Presbytery Gathering Reflections

May Presbytery Gathering Reflections

​The May Presbytery Gathering was held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. The Gathering opened with worship led by St. Mark musicians and singers and preacher, Maggie Goodwin. Prayers for the Community were offered by Rev. Donald Oliver. Rev. Goodwin’s...

Inspire: The Moment is Now

Inspire: The Moment is Now

On Thursday, April 25-27, sisters and brothers came together with a shared purpose: to worship and learn from one another. They journeyed from Southern California, Northern California, and Georgia, representing established churches and new worshipping communities....

Garden Grove’s Shower Plus Ministry Changes Lives

Garden Grove’s Shower Plus Ministry Changes Lives

by Courtney Ellis What would your most pressing needs be if you found yourself suddenly unhoused? Would you be worried about finding food? Medical care? A hot shower? Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am to 12pm, Shower Plus Ministry at First Presbyterian...

You are Invited to the 226th General Assembly!

You are Invited to the 226th General Assembly!

The clock is ticking toward the June 25th opening of the 226th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The theme of GA226, “Live into Hope”, is based on the hymn of the same name by Jane Parker Huber. Daily themes have been chosen based on verses of the...