Los Ranchos E-News

 December 2015
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  • Behold the Beauty by Tom Cramer
  • Revival, Rebuilding--and Regulations? by Forrest Claassen
  • A Conversation with Tim McCalmont on the Situation in Syria by Erin Dunigan


Behold the Beauty--A Christmas Greeting
by Tom Cramer

I understand astronauts’ first flights in space change them forever. After years of scientific education, technical preparation, and rigorous physical training, their moment finally arrives. They lie back in their seats with seat belts across their chests and hear the countdown from control.  More
Revival, Rebuilding--and Regulations?
by Forrest Claassen

The Native Alaskans among whom my wife and I ministered for ten years loved parliamentary procedure . . . Yet outside of the Native Alaskan community, I have heard repeated complaints about how Presbyterians do business. Parliamentary procedure, the critics say, is divisive; it gives the advantage to experts; it strips issues of their nuances.  More
A Conversation with Tim McCalmont
by Erin Dunigan

Among the greatest needs for the refugee is a community that gathers around them emotionally, spiritually and to help them get acclimated to the new culture that they find themselves in. We are also establishing a presbytery task force to assist efforts here in Los Ranchos, while working within the Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network of the PCUSA at the national level. More


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


Officer Training for Deacons & Elders
Presbytery of Los Ranchos; Saturday, January 9, 2016

TPC and the Presbytery of Los Ranchos will be hosting a Deacon and Elder Training Day to be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Trabuco Presbyterian Church from 8:30 am - 12:00pm.
Rev. Forrest Claassen, Stated Clerk of the Los Ranchos Presbytery, 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 at
(949)589-5110 or michele@trabucopres.com. Please do NOT RSVP to the Presbytery Office.


Los Ranchos Challenge - Double Your Gift

Approved Projects: Bridging Borders/Not Church, Hope for Life Chapel/RV Ministry

Projects in Process of Approval: 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. 
Application  Website

CONGRATULATIONS -- John R is Turning 90!

John Chandler turns 90 years old on December 15, 2015. He is the former Executive Director of the Presbytery of Los Ranchos.

Attached is a letter we received from Rev. Chandler’s daughter, Rev. Dr. Deb Roberts, inviting us to give him a “card (or e-mail) shower.” 




Do we have any church that you know of in LRP, particularly near Santa Ana that has any connection with Prison Ministry? I received a (very unusual) request (hand written letter several pages) from an inmate from the OC Jail and would like to pass it on. Thanks.


January 9 Officer Training, Trabuco Presbyterian Church
January 14, Called Presbytery Meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Orange, 7 PM.
February 17-19,  Pastors Retreat

February 25, Presbytery Gathering, Covenant, Costa Mesa

July 19-23, Youth Triennium
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