Los Ranchos E-News

  March 2017
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  • Fostering Ambitious Humility by Tom Cramer
  • Per Capita: Why Do We Do This? by Forrest Claassen
  • The Journey of Village by Steve Wright
  • A Different Kind of Preaching Event by Candie Blankman
  • Advocacy Training Weekend
  • Challenge - Met
  • Rising Tide 10th Anniversary Video

Annual Review of Records Flyer Checklist

Saturday, March 25, 9 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Orange

Monday, March 27, 7 PM
Geneva Presbyterian Church


Fostering Ambitious Humility
by Tom Cramer

Truth be told, I had a lot of anxiety about going. I didn’t sleep much the night before, maybe because I like to drink wine enough to make me a terrible Baptist...  More
Per Capita: Why Do We Do This?
by Forrest Claassen

Decades ago, each presbytery distinguished between its “ecclesiastical” costs and its “mission” costs. Per capita paid for the ecclesiastical costs. Mission giving paid for the rest.

But the two-budget approach began to break down in the 1990s...  More


The Journey of Village
Sunday, March 19, 5 PM, San Clemente PC
In September of 2002, Rev. Steve Wright was sent to Ladera Ranch to begin work on a new project with the hope of establishing a Presbyterian Church in this community.

After nearly 700 Sundays, the mission became unsustainable. So what was learned along the way? Come to an evening of grace and truth as Pastor Steve reflects on the learning, the losses and the insights gained over 14 years. More
A Different Kind of Preaching Event
May 1-4, San Clemente Presbyterian Church
The SCORRE Conference is the single most formative resource for my preaching and teaching. Even as a coach for 30 years, every year I continue to be challenged in clarity and creativity.

Unlike other conferences where you sit in a large auditorium and go home with a notebook, the SCORRE Conference gives you concentrated personal attention and coaching. Each evening you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in a small group and get immediate feedback.

Sign up now for a $300 discountMore
Advocacy Training Weekend
"Confronting Chaos, Forging Community--Racism, Militarism and Materialism"

J.Herbert Nelson will be the keynote speaker. Presbytery may cover up to 50% of costs, including registration fees, lodging, travel (airfare & mileage). A training day on Friday, April 21, preceding the EAD, adds $50 to the cost of the conference. Contact Bonita  More
Challenge - Met

Congratulations, presbytery! As of this writing, almost all of your Los Ranchos Challenge goals have been met. More
  • Regional Gathering of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities on April 8 at Placentia Presbyterian Church. Flyer
  • Associate Pastor position at Moorpark Presbyterian Church. MIF 
  • Spirituality Conference at Hoag Hospital.
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is working with Presbyterian Women (PW) nationally to certify women to be trainers for Disaster Preparedness Training.
  • See Our List of Job Openings here.


Thursday, March 25  Presbytery Gathering. La Mirada Presbyterian Church.
Rising Tide, an after-school program in Long Beach, celebrates 10th Anniversary
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