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  May 2017
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  • Not Just Talk by Tom Cramer
  • What Is Our Potlatch? by Forrest Claassen
  • Meet Our New Director of Cyclical by Erin Dunigan
  • Rodger Nishioka is Coming Soon


May Presbytery Youth: Dodgeball games and opportunities with Dr. Rodger Nishioka. More


Not Just Talk: Conversations that Work
by Tom Cramer

As I was writing this column, I was reminded of a scene from one of my favorite movies, “As Good as it Gets,” with Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. They are having dinner together at an elegant restaurant and Jack’s character, Melvin, who suffers from extreme obsessive compulsive disorder, wants to pay Carol, Helen Hunt’s character, a “great compliment.” More
What Is Our Potlatch?
by Forrest Claassen

Twenty-five years ago Yukon’s leadership decided to respond proactively to the end of national mission funding...A small group of ordinary presbyters committed to three steps.  More


Meet Our New Director of Cyclical, Neema Cyrus-Franklin
by Erin Dunigan
Neema is excited about the opportunity to work with the Presbytery of Los Ranchos. “Just the fact that we have a presbytery that is willing to say, “We don’t have all the answers but we are seeking them’ gives me an excitement that we are willing to work to do something new and figure it out together.” More
Looking Toward the May Gathering
by The Presbytery Gathering Team
The Presbytery Gathering Team is thrilled to announce that Dr. Rodger Nishioka will be the featured speaker at the May 25th Presbytery Gathering at Community Presbyterian Church in La Mirada. Dr. Nishioka will be addressing Los Rancho’s vision of being a “community of flourishing congregations.” More
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working with Presbyterian Women (PW) nationally to certify women to be trainers for Disaster Preparedness Training.
  • Big Tent 2017 - Race, Reconciliation, and the Reformation. July 6-8th. St. Louis. More Includes a Face-to-Face.
  • OC Habitat for Humanity: McFadden 5 Build Day - May 20th. Our Presbytery Habitat Coalition has exceeded its hopes of raising over $25,000 over the last few months. A celebration of this generosity, with Tom Cramer presenting a check to Habitat's CEO, Sharon Ellis, will be held on May 20th, 7:30 pm. More
  • Pacific Region’s Conference, Administrative Personnel Association (APA), September 21—23, 2017, Zephyr Point at Lake Tahoe, Presbyterian Conference Center. Flyer
  • Grace, First PC invites us to meet with Elmarie Parker, a PCUSA liaison to Syria. August 27th, 2-4 PM in the Ministry Center. Contact Isabel Bentley or 562-431-8974
  • See Our List of Job Openings here.


Thursday, May 25  Presbytery Gathering. Community Presbyterian Church, La Mirada
Dr. Rodger Nishioka on "What Young People Really Believe About God"
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