Los Ranchos E-News

  July 2017
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  • A Mighty, Mighty Los Ranchos by Tom Cramer
  • The Year of Jubilee by Forrest Claassen
  • 153 Fishes by Erin Dunigan
  • The Los Ranchos Challenge is a Success!


Rising Tide 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Monday, July 31st, 2017  More


A Mighty, Mighty Los Ranchos
by Tom Cramer

My older brother was the first to play high school football, so we four younger brothers idolized him.

I remember packing into the family station wagon and driving to his night games. I couldn’t wait to get there. It was all so exciting... we were pretty fascinated by the cheerleaders too. More

Sabbath-Keeping, the Year of Jubilee, and a Presbytery Anniversary
by Forrest Claassen

I had an “A-Ha” moment the other day. Or maybe it was more like a “Duh” moment. I’ll let you decide.

I was talking with a minister member about her six years of service on CPM. I observed that by now she probably needed... More


153 Fishes
by Erin Dunigan
Capital campaigns are rarely ‘exciting’ in the life of the church...But don’t tell that to Gus Altuzarra and the other members of Laguna Presbyterian Church...

“Some would say it is coincidental, but for me, that is the way God works!”
Our Matching Fund is a Success!
Kathy Hill Long has good news! We have matched and distributed all of the funds from the Los Ranchos Challenge to the Presbytery’s special projects. More
  • A Progressive Feast in Parabolic Story by the Presbyterian Writers Guild contains 15 short stories written by 15 authors from thirteen different states. It encourages people to use these parables for small group discussion that is healthier than the divisive debate that frequently takes place. Sample Blurbs 
  • New Hope Church is planning to initiate a project in which any and all Presbytery churches can participate, the Church Homeless Advocacy Network & Taskforce (CHANT). Contact Richard Norwood or 949-350-2049.
  • David Cortes-Fuentes and Josey Saez Acevedo, who became the first mission coworkers to go Cuba in 50 years, are open to speak on their experiences and life in Cuba today, August 7-28.  More
  • The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program presents the Mosaic of Peace 2018, a 12-day
    peacemaking conference April 29-May 12, 2018 Bulletin Inserts
  • Pacific Region’s Conference, Administrative Personnel Association (APA), September 21—23, 2017, Zephyr Point at Lake Tahoe, Presbyterian Conference Center. Flyer
  • Grace First PC, Long Beach 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
  • Join Family Promise for a celebration of Casey Crosbie, the Executive Director for the last five plus years, who will be leaving mid-July. Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana. Sunday, July 30th from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • The Lombard Mennonite Peace Center has ongoing workshops of interest. See their website for more. Leadership and Anxiety in the Church is a local offering.
  • NTS West is offering a Summer Course, Pray Without Ceasing, on Wednesday nights, July 26 - August 23. More
  • Director of Children's Ministries, Presbyterian Church of the Master. Job Description
  • Executive Presbyter search for the Presbytery of Chicago. Non-Cub fans may apply. More
  • See Our Full List of Job Openings here.


Thursday, September 28  Presbytery Gathering. St Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach
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