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Faithfulness During the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Resources
Guide for Congregations
In light of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, more commonly known as the coronavirus, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has released a “Preparedness for Pandemics” guide for congregations.
For Online Congregations
PCUSA.org has created a web page loaded with resources for congregations, mid-councils, and others who need to communicate, connect, and worship together online. Here you'll find specific resource guides to creating a livestream service or meeting, legal opinions as to use of music and podcasts, advice concerning virtual communion, and so muchmore. The page is organized with a list of topics followed by details and examples.
LINK to the article
Resources for pastors, staff, and others who interface with the agencies of the church. An extensive list!
FRIED WILSON ext. 110
Full Charge Bookkeeper
JOANNE BORTFELD ext. 107
NARCISSIS TUCKER BISHOP
Synod Officers 2020
Contact officers through Business Manager FRIED WILSON (ext. 110)
Moderator—RE Pat Niles
Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong
Treas.—RE Bill Hughes
CoA Moderator—TE Joshua Yee
LAC+USC Medical Center
Synod Opportunities, Events, & News
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.
Grants & Funding for Congregations
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
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.
FOR CONGREGATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
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.
Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership (REPL) Scholarship Program
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.
Please note that applications are now accepted at any time.
PDF FORMS FOR OFFLINE PRINT-FILL-SUBMIT APPLICATIONS
Synod Life: Business Items
Synod Life: Organization Structure
• 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
The general contact at the Synod office is Fried Wilson (Email)
• Global Christian Forum
(replaces Southern CA Ecumenical Council)
• Synod of the Nile
Newsworthy! . . .Recent Presbyterian Mission Agency news items of interest to the Synod membership
Presbyterians Today's Lenten Devotional
features Pacific Presbytery
“Becoming a Beloved Community” is perfect for congregations, families and individuals. Each day's devotional was written by a clergy or lay leader within Pacific Presbytery. The entire devotional is in the current PT magazine, but can be purchased. Discount pricing and ordering online link is below — or order by phone at 1-800-533-4371 and ask for item 17116-19-008.
Order link; item 17116-19-008.
New Worshipping Community
in San Diego Presbytery
Ebeneezer Church, a new worshipping community, is helping disrupt cycle of generational poverty
Video from Presbyterian Mission
New Worshipping Community
in Pacific Presbytery
Beloved Everybody Church is an ability-inclusive community, following Jesus and celebrating the God-given gifts of peoople of all abilities
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 Disaster Assistance
PDA assistance is assisting in areas throughout California which have been devastated by the recent wildfires and mudslides.
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:
List of Subjects (Tags)
June 20-27, 2020