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A Blessing for Holy Week

A Blessing for Holy Week

During Holy Week, as we move from betrayal to mourning to exhalation, I am reminded of one of my favorite passages from our Book of Confessions.  I suppose it resonates with me because it is brutally honest about who we are and about what we need from God. More...

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Winter Youth Camp!

Winter Youth Camp!

Over 100 folks, both students 6th-12th and their committed and caring adult leaders, converged at The Big Bear Christian Camp and Conference Center Feb 23-25 for a Youth Winter Retreat. The leaders spent time in both prayer and training to prepare for the camp, which...

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Wells of Life Bring Far More Than Water

Wells of Life Bring Far More Than Water

by Courtney Ellis A few years ago, as the Director of Family Ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton, Michelle Danly helped her congregation prayerfully choose their annual mission focus. They decided on Wells of Life, a ministry that helps bring clean...

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From the February Presbytery Gathering

From the February Presbytery Gathering

Commissioners to the recent Presbytery Gathering had the opportunity to attend Learning Conversations prior to the meeting being convened.  The meeting opened with the installation of Moderator, TE David Beary and Vice Moderator, RE Lori...

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Confessing Christ Together 2024

Confessing Christ Together 2024

For a few short, but full days, our presbytery’s teaching elders gathered for a time of retreat and were led by Rev. David Beary on the topic, Confessing Christ Together: Ministers of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are distinguished from those...

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Meet the Moderator: Rev. David Beary, PhD

Meet the Moderator: Rev. David Beary, PhD

At our February gathering the Presbytery of Los Ranchos installed our 2024 Moderator, the Rev. David Beary, PhD. David is a native of Missouri, where his mother, sister, and two brothers and their families still reside. David, after living in Texas and New Jersey,...

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Input Sought for Lily Grant Funded Study

Input Sought for Lily Grant Funded Study

Fuller Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts has received a Lilly Foundation grant for the study of children and worship. Specifically: Imagining Ministry with Children: Nurturing Children through Worship and Prayer. The task force for this...

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Courtney Ellis Releases New Book

Courtney Ellis Releases New Book

Courtney Ellis, Associate Pastor at Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo and an eNews special correspondent has a new book! Looking Up: A Birders Guide to Hope Through Grief  In this meditation on birding as a practice of hope, Courtney Ellis weaves...

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EP Report from Tom Cramer

EP Report from Tom Cramer

Shaped by Faith and Each Other Siblings in Christ, the work our Council and its Task Groups have been engaged in the past few months speaks to the heart of who we are as a wider community of faith. When you scrape away the husk, the outer layer of our councils and...

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