Los Ranchos E-News

  November 2017
 
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REFLECTIONS

Los Ranchos Gets a New Website!
by Tom Cramer

It was a decade ago that our presbytery’s website was created. In ‘tech years,’ that’s about a century. Much has happened in the communication world since then. Websites have become easier to navigate, and more interactive. Many are also quite inspiring. More
The Joy of Judgment Day
by Forrest Claassen

“Ultimate judgment and redemption” sound pretty good to me these days. Presbyterians may squirm at end-times talk. But it offers me great hope.  More

Watch these short videos below to get inspired.

GUEST SPEAKER AT THE GATHERING ON NOV 30TH

Thursday, November 30
Community Presbyterian Church, Costa Mesa

 
"Where the Wind Blows" by Denise Anderson
 
   Flyer

CHARTERING OF NEW HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

6 PM, Friday, December 1
First Presbyterian Church, Orange

 
Rev. Chineta Goodjoin will be installed as pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church. An informal reception will follow the service.
Invitation

 
5 PM, Saturday, December 2
First Presbyterian Church, Orange

A celebration of Los Ranchos's first Chartering service in many years.

Andre Bartlett from the World Communion of Reformed Churches, Kathy Smith from Calvin College, and Robina Winbush from the GA’s Ecumenical Office are planning to attend the chartering service.   

A formal reception will follow the service.

PLR YOUTH EVENTS

Saturday, December 16th, 8:15 AM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County – 8014 Marine Way in Irvine


Youth Service Day
  • The Rooster’s Foundation 22nd Annual Food Drive
  • They are very serious about the closed-toe shoes!!
  • Please confirm with Leanne Strommen that your church will be attending and an estimate of how many kids and adults will be participating.
Flyer
Friday, December 29th
Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church


Youth Overnighter

John Denton, youth director at LNPC, is extending an invitation to anyone who wants to join in the fun.

PLR OFFICER TRAINING

Saturday, January 6, 2018
8:30 AM - 12 PM


TPC and the Presbytery of Los Ranchos will be hosting a Deacon and Elder Training Day to be held at Trabuco Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Forrest Claassen will lead the training. This training is for all new and current Deacons and Elders. Officers from local Presbyterian churches have been invited to attend as well.

Some of the topics to be covered are: How General Assembly and Presbytery and the local church work together, church polity and government, and the roles of being a Deacon and Elder.


A continental breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to Michele Johnson by email or call her at (949)589-5110

 

ANNUAL PASTORS RETREAT

Monday-Wednesday, January 29-31
Serra Retreat Center, Malibu

 
"Resilience in the Pastorate" by Dr. Laurie Ferguson

Registration
   Flyer

APCE ANNUAL EVENT


January 31 to February 3, 2018
Gault House Hotel, Louisville, KY

The 2018 Annual Event theme “Deep & Wide: Boundless Hospitality” encourages you to open your heart, your mind, and your doors. More

Interested? We usually have a group of folks from Los Ranchos that attend so let me know if you’d like to join in. BONUS! Rodger Nishioka is one of the event speakers!

Scholarship assistance is available from the Presbytery.  Contact
Susan Thornton or more info.

 
BREAKING NEWS  

UPCOMING EVENTS 2017-18


Thursday, November 30  Presbytery Gathering. Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Costa Mesa
 

Whale Rider Trailer

The Greatest haka EVER?

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