News & Events


Annual Pastors Retreat 2018

The time has come, even though our event is still a few months away. Our 2018 PASTORS’ RETREAT is scheduled at a different time this coming year (Mon, January 29 – Wed, January 31) and our speaker will be addressing a very timely theme that will speak to our souls....


David Dolan Health Update

Dear Friends & Colleagues of Los Ranchos Presbytery, It was 20 years ago that I began my position as the Associate Executive Presbyter for Resource Development, Mission Interpretation and Social Justice for the Presbytery of Los Ranchos. Since I left that role...


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...


Looking Toward the May Presbytery Gathering

The Presbytery Gathering Team is thrilled to announce that Rodger Nishioka will be the featured speaker at the May 25th Presbytery Gathering at Community Presbyterian Church in La Mirada. Dr. Nishioka will be addressing Los Rancho’s vision of being a “community of...


A Historic Event

Forrest Claassen calls Cedar, “selfless, humble, brave.” Tom Cramer adds, “she is a beautiful example of God at work through a ‘clay jar’ open to his Spirit.” On Sunday, March 26th, Cedar made history. When Rev. Huong Dang, affectionately nicknamed "Cedar", was...


The Journey of Village

Sunday, March 19, 5 PM San Clemente Presbyterian Church RSVP Michael Moynagh, author of Church for Every Context, observed that in experiments "there is no such thing as failure, only feedback." In September of 2002, Rev. Steve Wright was sent to Ladera Ranch to...


A Different Kind of Preaching Event

SCORRE Conference May 1-4, 2017 San Clemente Presbyterian Church For over 30 years I have been involved with the SCORRE Conference for public speaking and preaching. It is the parent organization to the two-day Spanish Conference we hosted in November here at San...


Challenge – met!

Congratulations, presbytery! As of this writing almost all of your Los Ranchos Challenge goals have been met! This includes money dedicated to:      --Helping the elderly ‘become more alive’ by connecting them with youth - and helping youth to develop empathy and...


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...


Advancing with Dr. William Pannell

Saturday, February 25th, 11 AM San Clemente Presbyterian Church Flyer Promo Video At our next Gathering, on Saturday, February 25th, 11 AM, our Presbytery has the privilege of hearing Dr. Pannell speak on the topic of “Living Joyfully in a Divided World” at San...


A Story of Hope

Last month I had the opportunity to go on a family trip to Italy. Here I am in the Coliseum with my brother, Ron. Like every tourist, the biggest challenge I faced was how to get my souvenirs back to the United States. That’s where this backpack comes in. All my...


A Life Worthy of Her Calling

By Cheryl Raine Are you more aware of what you are thankful for, given that as a nation we just paused to celebrate Thanksgiving? Well, I am exceedingly thankful for the Rev. Ngoc-Houng “Cedar” Dang who recently moved from the position of Associate Pastor to the...


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