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  September 2016
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  • Vegetables for Breakfast by Tom Cramer
  • The Experience of Relative Deprivation by Forrest Claassen
  • Board of Pensions Call to Health

Leader of Vision and Mission, Tom Cramer, presents $10,000 Partnership Development Grant to Habitat's Faith Relations Manager, Tristin Seagondollar


Vegetables for Breakfast
by Tom Cramer

Millions of people do it every morning. The French do it. The Thai do it. And, I’ve noticed, many athletes do it, too. They eat vegetables for breakfast. More
The Experience of Relative Deprivation
by Forrest Claassen

Giving the first of one’s income remains the standard for baseline giving. God entrusts resources to us to serve others, not benefit ourselves. And deep generosity rebounds with thanksgiving and joy, both for the recipients and the givers.

But Southern Californians face special financial pressures. More


Which churches in our presbytery have endowment funds?  If so, can you let me know? We are reviewing our by-laws and investments and would love to get an idea of best practices.
Contact Lissa Smith: smith.lissa3@gmail.com



You have until September 30 to earn lower 2017 medical deductibles! It’s not too late to complete the required activities: 

  1. Take your well-being assessment (only 20 minutes or less) — 300 points, one time
  2. Get your preventive exam — 400 points, one time
  3. Earn and record another 300 points — for a total of 1,000 points

Here are fun challenges you can complete before September 30 to help you cross the finish line:

  • Volunteer (100 pts.)
  • Online Personal Finance Series (100 pts.)
  • Connect with Nature (25 pts./wk)




September 22, 2016, Presbytery Gathering. Geneva Presbyterian Church. Get Packet here on Friday, Sept 16.
"What It Means When Your New Church Fails"
More from Fresh Expressions on Church Planting
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