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The Crisis of Refugees and Unaccompanied Minors

To Leaders in the Presbytery of the Pacific: At the beginning this year, churches throughout the Presbytery of the Pacific coordinated a backpack drive for unaccompanied minor children. We put their backpacks on our backs, pledging to take their burden on us. On November 4th from 9:30-12pm at Knox Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, we will find out how our kids–the ones whose burdens we bear– are…

The Next Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of the Pacific – November 9, 2017

CALL TO THE STATED MEETING OF THE PRESBYTERY OF THE PACIFIC DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2017 TIME:  3:00 p.m.  Registration begins, ends at 4:30 p.m.        4:00 p.m. Meeting will convene PLACE: Covenant Presbyterian Church            6323 W. 80th St.            Los Angeles, CA 90045            (310) 670-5750 DIRECTIONS: From the North 405 / South 405 – San Diego Freeway Exit at the Howard Hughes…

Presbyterian churches provide pastoral support in midst of chaos in Las Vegas

Presbyterian churches provide pastoral support in midst of chaos in Las Vegas Disaster Response October 2, 2017 Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianPashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTeluguThaiTurkishUkrainianUrduUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to send national response team by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Stained glass window at Grace Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo via Facebook)…

Praying for Las Vegas

At least 58 people dead after gunman opens fire on music festival crowd by Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service – October 2, 2017 Mandalay Bay LOUISVILLE – As details continue to emerge about the deadly shooting that took place in Las Vegas last evening, the Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus, director of Presbyterian Disaster…

Clergy Dialogue on Theology and Discipleship Formation with Alan Hirsch – Friday, September 22nd from 10 am – 2 pm

To Pastors in the Presbytery of the Pacific, For those of you who came to the clergy conversations on Charlottesville last week: thank you!! Thank you for showing up in this moment as the collective church in the powerful diversity of our Presbytery to engage in fierce, honest conversation together. We have formed a lead…

PC(USA) Stated Clerk reaffirms church’s commitment to DACA recipients, supporters

LOUISVILLE Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson, II, has pledged the church’s support to Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) recipients and their supporters in the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to end the program. DACA has provided protection for some 800,000 individuals who were brought to the United States…

Clergy Dialogue – Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dear Clergy in the Presbytery of the Pacific: With the unfolding of the harrowing events in Charlottesville, Virginia, a week and a half ago, and the way in which the evil of white supremacy has been explicitly and implicitly sanctioned even at the highest forms of government, we as leaders of the church of Jesus…