When I consider that 14-F has passed in spite of the vote of Los Ranchos Presbytery, it occurs to me that some of us are at least a little disappointed, perhaps deeply so. And some of us are at least a little relieved, perhaps even elated. More
An ad hoc group of 22 teaching and ruling elders sent an Open Letter to all commissioners of Presbytery... The letter shares the signers’ convictions about our Presbytery’s future with regard to church property.More
My story is not unique ... I grew up in a non-denominational church that used the Bible to hurt people.More
OUR VISION IS TAKING SHAPE
Just a quick note from the Generative Catalyst Team to say that the five regional home gatherings of session representatives are going great. The meetings have been elegantly and abundantly hosted. We have found that just meeting together in homes with other elders has been a huge encouragement in and of itself. Elders have come prepared to share their answers to three questions regarding how God is at work in their respective congregations and in their local neighborhoods.
The GCT is grateful for the elders’ passion and insights, and looks forward to reflecting upon them in our April and May meetings. In June, we will bring what we are hearing to the Presbytery Council to begin focusing on a collective vision for this chapter of our life together as a Presbytery. There will also be two “Open Space” meetings at the September presbytery gathering to share what we are learning.
Thank you for participating in shaping God’s vision for Los Ranchos.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance responds to record-setting storms.As New Englanders continue to dig out of more than 100 inches of snow, Presbyterian congregations in Boston and northern New England have reached out to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for disaster support services.Give now to help.
2015 Pastor Cards are available at the PLR Office or at our May Presbytery Gathering. Contact Elvira.
Presbytery of Riverside Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, Saturday, April 25 for Presbytery Lay Leaders and Pastors. FYI for Los Ranchos members who may avail themselves of the opportunity. Contact the Riverside Presbytery Office for more information.
Special March meeting for those from faith communities interested in learning more about fighting human trafficking in Orange County. Wednesday, March 25, 10:30 AM. Stanton Civic/Community Center. Flyer