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The Matthew 25 Movement: Take the Pledge to Protect and Defend Vulnerable People in the name of Jesus Advocate. DACA youth urgently need our advocacy! Congress has until December 8, 2017 to pass the Dream Act, which would make a pathway to citizenship for DACA. If nothing passes, 800,000 DACA youth raised in the U.S. will be subject to deportation as…

Advent Volunteer Opportunities at LA County/USC Hospital

Advent Volunteer Opportunities at LA County/USC Hospital Service for Remembering the Unclaimed Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Los Angeles County will hold its annual burial of the ashes of unclaimed at the County Cemetery in East Los Angeles. This interfaith service of remembrance is hosted by the LAC+USC Spiritual Care Department. Acts of Kindness…

#GivingTuesday Presents an Opportunity to Express Thanksgiving

Mission leader encourages Presbyterians to give out of a sense of gratitude to God by Pat Cole | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE — After the shopping surge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday ends, #GivingTuesday offers an opportunity to bear witness to the spirit of gratitude expressed on Thanksgiving Day, a Presbyterian Mission leader said. “As Christians,…

Puerto Rican seminary reopens in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

With most still without electricity, classes offered at nearby Inter-American University by Paul Seebeck | Presbyterian News Service A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico with 155 mph winds, Seminario Evangélio de Puerto Rico has reopened thanks to seminary staff and supporters who have “almost worked their hearts out.” (Photo courtesy Common Dreams) LOUISVILLE…

PC(USA) peace delegation to visit South Korea in November

Ecumenical & Interfaith October 26, 2017 Trip planned in response to overtures passed at 2016 General Assembly by Kathy Melvin | Presbyterian News Service The Memorial Tower in the No Gun Ri Peace Park, with two arches representing the No Gun Ri tunnel entrances. The 29-acre park opened in October 2011. It contains a museum and a peace education center. (Used by permission…

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…

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)…

Disaster Relief: How your church can help

To the Presbytery of the Pacific: We all grieve the loss of life due to devastating hurricanes in the southern Atlantic states and the island nations in the Carribean, as well as the multiple earthquakes in Mexico. Here are the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance sites to donate specifically to these disasters. PDA reaches far and wide…