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Taking Action

Taking Action

In 1981, Christian Outreach in Action’s (COA) founder, Jack Jensen, saw a need in his community, specifically that people were hungry, and he saw a way to meet that need. He rented a kitchen and quite literally began feeding people. Many of us feel a...

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Earthquake Disaster Preparedness

Earthquake Disaster Preparedness

As you are well aware, our community recently experienced multiple earthquakes ranging from the magnitude of 4 to the highest 7.1. By the grace of God our immediate communities have been spared from the devastating disasters that are often associated with...

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Feeding Five Thousand Youth

Feeding Five Thousand Youth

Imagine communion Sunday in your congregation. All of the little details that make it come together so well; the elders who volunteer to serve, preparing the meal, making sure you have enough on hand, setting the table, and selecting the music. Whether you...

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Father Greg Boyle’s Presentation to May Gathering

Father Greg Boyle’s Presentation to May Gathering

Record breaking flooding and tornadoes have devastated lives and communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Mississippi. Your hearts, like ours, have been broken as the fatalities increase. Levee...

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Dr. Jaco Hamman to Speak at September Gathering

Dr. Jaco Hamman to Speak at September 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...

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God’s Playground: One Doctoral Candidate’s Journey

God’s Playground: One Doctoral Candidate’s Journey

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...

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

by Rev. Dr. Lance E. Allen, Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana In May of 2019, I graduated with my Doctor of Ministry degree from New Theological Seminary of the West. The goal of my dissertation was to produce a set of ground rules for...

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