Please utilize the videos and verbal descriptions on this page to become acquainted with this ministry, made possible by your support through the Presbyteries of the Pacific, San Gabriel, San Fernando and Los Ranchos and the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii.
This ministry is guided by a Consortium of individuals representing each of the supporting Presbyteries:
Your prayers and financial donations are always welcome.
At this time the Consortium is accepting applications for a full-time Presbyterian Chaplain. Please note the details HERE. If applicable to your situation, consider applying for the position or sharing this information with a colleague who could be interested.
We are now ready to receive applications for a new full-time Presbyterian Chaplain. The LA Medical Center (formerly County/USC Medical Center) is at the crossroads of four Presbyteries who support this ministry financially and as partners in mission:
Presbytery of Los Ranchos,
Presbytery of the Pacific,
Presbytery of San Fernando,
Presbytery of San Gabriel; in partnership with the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii.
Finally, send an email, expressing your interest in the position, with a summary of your qualifications to Chaplaincy Consortium Secretary Areta Crowell (email).
A cancer patient named Alma put on a cap crocheted by a woman named Anne.
Alma was moved to tears because a total stranger had spent hours praying and crocheting something to ease her suffering as she battled her cancer.
Anne was moved to tears because this brave cancer patient reminded her of her own mother’s fight with cancer years ago.
Variations on this transaction happened 501 times more that day at LAC+USC Medical Center during the 2022 Acts of Kindness Blanket Distribution. Volunteers from faith communities across Southern California came to give blankets to the patients. Thanks to everyone who came together to make the 2022 Acts of Kindness possible.
All year, folks from all over the county have been knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing (and praying) these blankets. If you knit, crochet, quilt or sew we welcome your donations for 2023! Blankets need to be hand made (knit, crocheted, quilted or sewn) and prayed over - 36”x36”/48”.
With thanks to the Rev. Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder for the use of these videos.
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The chaplaincy ministry is made possible by your support through
Presbyteries of the Pacific, San Gabriel, San Fernando and Los Ranchos and the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii.