May Presbytery Gathering Reflections
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
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1d ago
Musicians ​The May Presbytery Gathering was held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. The Gathering opened with worship led by St. Mark musicians and singers and preacher, Maggie Goodwin. Prayers for the Community were offered by Rev. Donald Oliver. Rev. Goodwin’s sermon on Kiwis and Interloping Kittens focused on Peter’s concern about what was clean and unclean found in Acts 10:9-16. Source ..read more
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Inspire: The Moment is Now
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
1w ago
On Thursday, April 25-27, sisters and brothers came together with a shared purpose: to worship and learn from one another. They journeyed from Southern California, Northern California, and Georgia, representing established churches and new worshipping communities. From the very beginning, people connected naturally. We sang, we prayed, and we shared our lives and ministry testimonies. Source ..read more
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Garden Grove’s Shower Plus Ministry Changes Lives
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
1w ago
by Courtney Ellis Back Row: Bob Cerince, Sharon Radcliffe, Mary Ann Eide, Denise Cerince, Rev. Cynthia Cochran-Carney; Front Row: Shower Plus Director Tom Windhausen What would your most pressing needs be if you found yourself suddenly unhoused? Would you be worried about finding food? Medical care? A hot shower? Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am to 12pm, Shower Plus Ministry at… Source ..read more
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You are Invited to the 226th General Assembly!
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
2w ago
The clock is ticking toward the opening of the 226th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The theme of GA226, “Live into Hope”, is based on the hymn of the same name by Jane Parker Huber. Daily themes have been chosen based on verses of the hymn. The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly chose the theme as an opportunity to charge the denomination after being in a space of lament… Source ..read more
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Board of Pension Changes: a Season of Rebuilding in English and Korean
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
2w ago
As you may have heard, the Board of Pensions (BoP) has announced changes to its benefits programs starting in January 2025 (medical and pensions). Our Committee on Ministry will host in-person and online forums with Kristin Leucht, our presbytery’s BoP Consultant, who will answer questions about how these changes will affect you. Additionally, DJ Lee, the Board of Pensions’ Senior Specialist for… Source ..read more
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May Gathering Learning Conversations
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
2w ago
May 16, 2024 from 3:00-3:50PM St. Mark Presbyterian Church Our PCUSA as An Antioch Church: Stories from the Field! Facilitator: Rev. Jeanie Shaw A thriving church is an action not an institution! The myriad of our PCUSA missions and ministries in our nation and world are ‘knock your socks off’ inspiring! In this Learning Conversation we will be lifting up stories from… Source ..read more
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May 16 Learning Conversations
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
2w ago
May 16, 2024 from 3:00-3:50PM St. Mark Presbyterian Church Our PCUSA as An Antioch Church: Stories from the Field! Facilitator: Rev. Jeanie Shaw A thriving church is an action not an institution! The myriad of our PCUSA missions and ministries in our nation and world are ‘knock your socks off’ inspiring! In this Learning Conversation we will be lifting up stories from… Source ..read more
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Adult Faith Formation
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
1M ago
by Susan Young Thornton Recently several people have asked me for recommendations for Adult Faith Formation resources. One was particularly intriguing. A Ruling Elder wanted to know if there was a curriculum that would help church members become life-long disciples. In other words, would this resource not only provide study materials, but also a formula to inspire the participants to share their… Source ..read more
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Northeast of the Well
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
1M ago
by Courtney Ellis When you think of the most vulnerable people in Orange County, who comes to mind? Perhaps it’s the unhoused, or refugee or immigrant communities, or at-risk children. For Laura Johnson-Suk, God gave her a heart for those struggling with addiction or sexual exploitation. Founder of Northeast of the Well, Johnson-Suk strives to “see those who were once outcasts transformed into… Source ..read more
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Inspire: a New Worshiping Communities Conference
Presbytery of Los Ranchos
by Los Ranchos
1M ago
“I’m thrilled about this event because it provides an invaluable opportunity for both immigrant NWCs and established congregations to cultivate relationships and foster a sense of belonging and bring together a hopeful future.” Rev. Gad Mpoyo, Eastern Associate for 1001 New Worshiping Communities Rev. Dr. Alfredo Delgado, Specialist for Church Revitalization & Source ..read more
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