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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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Training Christian Leaders

Training Christian Leaders

Rev. Dr. Johnson Kinyua is a minister of Word and Sacrament, serving Church of Amazing Grace International (CAGI) a New Worshipping Community of Los Ranchos. In 2014, Johnson met with one of the leaders at Milele college in Nakuru, Kenya with whom he shared his vision...

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It’s Okay to Grieve

It’s Okay to Grieve

I was struck by Ray Jones’ devotion on Wednesday as forty or so leaders gathered from across the PC(USA) to talk about evangelism in the age of pandemic. He named what many of us have been feeling. As he got behind the wheel to travel to Marietta, Georgia, to rejoin...

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