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Face Masks for Churches

Face Masks for Churches

In the Presbytery of the Pacific, there are several churches who are currently serving the unhoused population with food programs. Presbyterian Women would like to be able to give face masks to each of those churches so that they can hand them out to the people who...

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Paycheck Protection Program Loans Available

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Available

As you may be aware, our presbytery and several Los Ranchos congregations have successfully applied for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPP) through the Community Commerce Bank of Los Angeles. This bank has streamlined its application process and can turn around...

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One Year Later

One Year Later

SGPC's ordained ministers (from left to right):Bobby Schuller, Chad Blake and Russ Jacobson It was a year ago in March that Shepherd’s Grove (a congregation affiliated with the Reformed Church in America) and Irvine Presbyterian Church (a congregation here in the...

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“Mutuality in Relationship”

“Mutuality in Relationship”

The following is a written version of “the welcome” I offered to Jesse Lund on the occasion of his installation as the Executive Pastor of San Clemente Presbyterian Church. Although it was intended for that moment, I believe it also speaks to the important role we...

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SEEDS Newsletter

SEEDS Newsletter

Enjoy SEEDS!  Send me your ideas/articles/events for 3rd Qtr (July, Aug, Sept) - this is our newsletter, we are all Presbyterian Women. God is still in charge; even with social distancing! Smile with your eyes, especially if you're wearing a mask. Isaiah 41:10 New...

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Thank You From Family Promise

Thank You From Family Promise

In 2015, the Presbytery of Los Ranchos challenged the member congregations to use their creativity and imagination to think of ideas for new projects that would help further the Kingdom and engage the community. As part of the challenge, the Presbytery offered to...

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May Presbytery Gathering

May Presbytery Gathering

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Stay At Home order for the State of California, which may or may not be lifted by May 28th, the Council has approved that the meeting be held virtually. ​More information will be sent to voting commissioners as soon as possible....

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Who is Watching You?

Who is Watching You?

One of my best friends is planting a new church in the San Fernando Valley. Like all church leaders during this pandemic, he is confronted with many challenges. At the beginning of the outbreak, he felt lost. He had just started a new worshiping community with only a...

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