The Synod of Southern Californian and Hawaii has made the following decision to support each Presbytery:
The Synod of Southern California and Hawaii is making available $150,000 per presbytery for use within the calendar year 2020 to address critical financial needs within the presbytery arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Synod would disburse the funds upon the written request of the Executive Presbyter or Stated Clerk. Please inquire with your Presbytery leaders regarding this grant.

GA224 Update
Chaplain's Update

New Resources from PC(USA)
(There is a tall info band at the top of the pcusa.org site; scroll down to see your selected page)

GA224 logoGeneral Assembly 224
Baltimore MD
June 19, 26, 27, 2020
Digital Assembly

GA224 Website
English, Korean, Spanish
( Facebook link)

Next event:
Co-Moderator Election
Saturday 4 pm PT (NEW time)
Moderator Candidates booklet


GA224 News Items
(Scroll below headlines)
Docket (livestream times/topics)
PC-Biz (follow along)

OPENING STATED CLERK VIDEO:

EVENTS
Saturday June 20 7 am & 3 pm PT;
Sunday June 21; 3 pm PT
Poor People's Campaign
Website      Learn More

Youth Rising Coalition
June 23; 12 noon PT
Website/Learn More

Stated Clerk Election
June 27, 8 am PT
Website/Information/Background

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Racial Justice Resources
from PC(USA)

PCUSA  Resource Page;
     Frequently updated; All resources are from PC(USA) agencies unless otherwise noted.
•Stated Clerk remembers recent victims of racial violence from..


(Source)

  Stated Clerk:
"No Longer Can We Hide . . ."


• PMA President/Exec. Director Diane Moffett:
"It is a Righteous and Holy Anger . "

• Addtional PC(USA) resources
     More Statements             
    Worship Resources
    Policy Statements
    Books, Traiing & Discussion materials

Last Updated June 19

Contact Information

Synod Staff

Phone: 213.483-3840
FAX: 818-891-0212

Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
MARK HONG   ext. 109    
  Email (markhong@synod.org)

Business Manager
FRIED WILSON     ext. 110
Email (friedwilson@synod.org)

Full Charge Bookkeeper
JOANNE BORTFELD  ext. 107
Email  (jbortfeld@synod.org)

REPL Coordinator
NARCISSIS TUCKER BISHOP 
Email  (ntucker@synod.org)

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Synod Officers 2020

Contact officers through Business Manager FRIED WILSON  (ext. 110)
Email (friedwilson@synod.org)

Moderator—RE Pat Niles

Vice-Mod.—TE Suzanne Malloy. 

Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong

Treas.—RE Bill Hughes

CoA Moderator—TE Joshua Yee

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Chaplaincy
LAC+USC Medical Center

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Chaplain: Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder
Videos, engaging stories, and a list of involvement opportunities are HERE.

This ministry is made possible by your support through the Presbyteries of the Pacific, San Gabriel, San Fernando and Los Ranchos and the Synod of Southern California.

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Synod Opportunities, Events, & News

2020 Synod Assembly
December 5, (Saturday), 2020

Related documents and location will be posted prior to the meeting. Please note the change in date.

General Assembly 224
Baltimore MD
June 19, 26, 27, 2020
Digital Assembly

Initial details are HERE.  Planning is continuing.

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NBPC-SC
National Black
Presbyterian Caucus
Southern CA Chapter


Homeless Ministry Planning

On February 8 the NBPC-SC sponsored a consult-meeting with key members of the local PATH (People Assisting the Homeless). Information about Los Angeles' County's county-wide organizational plan for assisting persons experiencing homelessness was shared. If your church would like more information please contact PATH board member Mark Jones.

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Grants & Funding for Congregations

Partnership Grants

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The Synod, in partnership with PC (U.S.A.). may be able to assist your congregation with a Partnership Grant. Details are here: Partnering Grants Protocol

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Peacemaking Funds

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The Peacemaking Offering may be taken at any time, although most churches select World Communion Sunday as the date. A quarter of the offering goes to the Synod committee responsible for peacemaking awareness and events, a quarter to the local presbytery, and half of the offering goes to G.A.The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program is surely among the finest ventures of Christian discipleship our church has been involved with.

Application guidelines for Synod Peacemaking funds are available HERE. The contact person is the Rev. Darrel Meyers. (e-mail)

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FUNDING
FOR CONGREGATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

JPIC

The Synod Committee for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation is offering small grants to churches to reach out and initiate an event or exchange with a church of different ethnic background. Please download the flyer below for details and to learn how to participate.

DIALOG FLYER/APPLICATION


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Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership  (REPL) Scholarship Program

INTRODUCTION

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY: Racial Ethnic individuals persuing M.Div degree or Equivalent

INFORMATION SHEET (PDF)

ONLINE FORMS  or

OFFLINE FORMS

HOW: See information sheet

DEADLINE: "Open"

QUESTIONS? E-mail The Rev. Narcissis Tucker Bishop, Coordinator (E-mail)

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FORMS FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS

These forms can be completed online, using the forms that you will download from the links below. Submission can be by e-mail attachment.

INFORMATION SHEET (PDF)

Electronic (MS Word)
Parts I, II, III
for applicant)
Part IV: (for recommendation)

Please note that applications are now accepted at any time.

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PDF FORMS FOR OFFLINE PRINT-FILL-SUBMIT APPLICATIONS

These forms can be downloaded, printed, and then filled in. Submission could be e-mail attachment or mail.

(PDF)
Parts I, II, III
(for applicant)
Part IV (for recommendation)

INFORMATION SHEET (PDF)

Please note that applications are now accepted at any time.

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Synod Life: Business Items

Synod Business Calendar

graphic-Synod Business Calendar

2020 Synod Assembly Date: December 5 (Saturday)
Please note date change.

2020 Commission of Assembly Meetings
(All Saturdays)
February 15
June 6
October 10
December 5

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2019 PJC Decisions

Synod PJC graphic

None in 2019

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Synod Life:  Organization Structure

COA-Related Groups

Documents illustration

The general contact   at the Synod office is Fried Wilson (Email)

COA-Related Groups

• Equity and Justice Ministries
          REPL
          JPIC (Contact Darrel Meyers)
          NBPC-SC

Presbyterian Women (PW)
          Website
          Synod Assembly Report (11/18)
         
Presbyterian Men (PM)

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Commissions/Committees

Diverse group in meeting

• Commission of Assembly (CoA)

• Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC)

• Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N)

• Polity & Records

The Commission/Committee Contact is Business Manager Fried Wilson

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Mission Partner(s)
Related Entities

Diverse group in meeting

The general contact   at the Synod office is Fried Wilson (Email)

Mission Partner

•  Global Christian Forum
(replaces Southern CA Ecumenical Council)

• Synod of the Nile

Related Entities

Monte Vista Grove Homes, Inc.
Presbyterian Camp and Conference Centers, Inc.(PCCCI)
• Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conf. Inc.

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Churchwide Resources

(Sources: pcusa.org, ga-pcusa.org, and  pma.pcusa.org)

Presbyterian Mission Website

The Presbyterian Mission website displays many new stories of mission and opportunities. Find it  HERE.


PC (USA) Churchwide Anti-racism Policy

Facing Racism–Vision of the Intercultural Communigy: Website and Resources


PC (USA) Blogs: Other Voices

Presbyterian News Service
Mission Agency
Blogs Listing

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

GIVE * PRAY • ACT

pcaPDA assistance is assisting in areas throughout California which have been devastated by the recent wildfires and mudslides.

More PC (USA) Resources

More resources, including items in the Spanish and Korean languages, are linked   
Categories include:
Recent
Popular
Korean
Spanish

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PC (USA) Stated Clerk's Statements

PCUSA.org now files many of its news reports under "tags" that are familiar to users of social media, and the statements from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Stated Clerk the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II are included in this group. These two links may be most helpful for quick retrieval:

Recent Statements
List of Subjects (Tags)


General Assembly 224
Baltimore MD
June 19, 26, 27, 2020
Digital Assembly

GA224 Website
English, Korean, Spanish

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