Los Ranchos E-News

  February 2016
 
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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • The Road to Exceptional by Tom Cramer
  • Enduring Hostility Graciously by Forrest Claassen
  • Discerning the Mission as It Unfolds by Erin Dunigan
  • Pastors Retreat with Dr. M. Craig Barnes
  • Lost & Found
 
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Stewardship
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February 29 -
March 2, 2016

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REFLECTIONS

The Road to Exceptional
by Tom Cramer


Although it sounds crass to say, and it makes me cringe every time I do, people “shop” for churches today the way they shop for everything else. There is very little brand loyalty any more...If you ask them—and I’ve asked a lot of them—you will find that people searching for churches are generally looking for just three things.  More
Enduring Hostility Graciously--One Step at a Time
by Forrest Claassen


An important step in my faith life came when I learned to interpret personal opponents as gifts from God. Rather than people who merely raised my blood pressure, they became the path by which God was working to make me holy—more like Christ.  More
GROWING A HEALTHY CONGREGATION
Discerning the Mission as It Unfolds
by Erin Dunigan


Jason Ko admits it’s a bit early to really know how things are going to unfold. But that doesn’t mean that he and the leadership of Community Presbyterian La Mirada are not excited and anticipatory about the new Korean speaking worship service that began January 31. More

PASTORS RETREAT

Dr. M. Craig Barnes Speaks at Our Pastor's Retreat
President of Princeton Seminary; Feb 17-19, 2016


Our goal is to nurture the personal and spiritual dimensions of our own soul in the midst of these challenging times.  Craig will be helping us from what he has learned and we can help one another given this time of renewal we spend together each year. More   Flyer

LOST & FOUND

Our Lost & Found Items Keep Growing

Please contact the Presbytery Office if you think you have lost an item.

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OUR VISION IS TAKING SHAPE



Validated Projects: Bridging Borders/Not Church, Hope for Life Chapel/RV Ministry, Adopt an Elder/Build a Bridge, COA Meal Program, Creating Joy, Little Brown Mission, Placentia Community Outreach & Church Transformation, Power 4Youth Mentoring,  Rising Tide After-School Program, Shower Plus Ministry.  Website
Los Ranchos Challenge

Funds Distributed YTD - $60,000

$292,700 has been set aside for matching grants to increase long-term mission from congregations and individuals in Los Ranchos Presbytery. Each gift to a validated project will be matched dollar for dollar. Your generosity will be doubled. This money must be designated before 2017 and be above and beyond our current mission giving. $60,00, or 20% of our fund, has already been distributed to our Validated Projects.

If this is to become a reality we need people like you--people engaged in the mission of Jesus Christ--to prayerfully consider significant gifts toward new and expanded mission.
 
 

BREAKING NEWS
















UPCOMING EVENTS 2016


February 6, Mission Connections: Listening to All Voices, Tustin Presbyterian Church
February 17-19,  Pastors Retreat

February 25, Presbytery Gathering, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Costa Mesa
February 29, Review of Records, Geneva Presbyterian Church, 7 PM
March 5, Review of Records, Community Presbyterian Church, La Mirada, 9 AM
March 12, Called Presbytery Meeting, Geneva Presbyterian Church
June 18-25, General Assembly, Portland, Oregon

July 19-23, Youth Triennium
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