Synod Contact Information

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

Staff

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 2019

Contact officers through Business Manager FRIED WILSON  (ext. 110)
Email (friedwilson@synod.org)
Moderator—TE Joshua Yee
Vice-Mod.— RE Pat Niles
Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong
Treas.—RE Bill Hughes
CoA Moderator— RE Susan Skoglund

Chaplaincy at LAC+USC Medical Center

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

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News, Events, & Opportunities

Youth Ministry Position

FPCSB video link

First Presbyterian Church Santa Barbara is inviting applications for a new youth ministry leader,. Complete information, including an informative video and job description is online HERE.

NBPC-SC    Give the Gift of Camp!

NBPCC-SC Camp Fund Opportunity graphic

Sponsor::NBPC (SC)
(National Black Presbyterian Caucus, Southern California Chapter.)

Help make the summer camp experience possible for Synod youth, or to begin the registration process for the 2019 camp season.

INFORMATION FLYER

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Grants & Funding for Congregations

Partnership Grants

Partnership illustration

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 Activity

Synod Business Calendar

graphic-Synod Business Calendar

2019 Synod Assembly Date
(One meeting scheduled)
       November 2

Commission of Assembly Meetings 2019: February 16, June 29, October 12, December 14

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2018 PJC Decisions

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Two 2018 Synod PJC decisions are available; all PDF documents:
Pacific Palisades church vs. Pacific Presbytery
(7/5/2018)

Spitzer vs. Riverside Presbytery

(7/5/2018)

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Synod  Business & Organization

COA-Related Groups

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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

•  Southern California 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.

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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)

More PC (USA) Resources

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

GA 223

PC-Biz (official GA documentation)
Links to Key GA Activities, including video links
(On this site)

GA 223 Site
GA Resources

General Assembly 223 ended on June 23, 2018 but resources are still on the GA 223 site.

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