Chaplaincy at LAC+USC Medical Center

A witness to God’s love for all people

ldwThis 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. Your prayers and financial donations are always welcome. To find out how you can be involved, please contact Chaplain Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder

The 2019 edition of the "Legacy of Caring" flyer, listing ways that you can be involved in this ministry is HERE.

Update: December 2020
(READ HERE)

chaplainChaplain Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder provides an update on the chaplaincy situation at LAC+USC Medical Center, where chaplains continue to be classified as essential workers. . You can read her report by downloading it at the "READ HERE" link, above.

The current "Legacy of Caring" list is available, updated from an earlier one you may have.

You can reach me at Elizabeth.GibbsZehnder@gmail.com

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Do You Facilitate Spiritual Healing?

Video courtesy of Tom Dykuizen

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Ben's Story

Video courtesy of Tom Dykuizen

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Ben's Story

502 Acts of Kindness:
A Patchwork of Healing and Warmth

The hospital made this short video documenting the project “A Patchwork of Healing and Warmth."

Alma and Anne

 LegacyQuilts On December 18, 2018 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 2018 Acts of Kindness Blanket Distribution. Volunteers from faith communities across Southern California came to give blankets to the patients, including Rev. Sue Fisher &, Rev. Karen Claassen & Rick Huff, Anne Coiffi, Rebekah Vander, Sherri Hodge and Rev. Lyn Gifford. Thanks to everyone who came together to make the 2018 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 2019! Blankets need to be hand made (knit, crocheted, quilted or sewn) and prayed over - 36”x36”/48”.

2019 Updates . . .

Spring, 2019 Chaplaincy Update
June, 2019 Chaplaincy Update
September, 2019 Chaplaincy Update
Fall, 2019 Chaplaincy Update, with Legacy of Caring attachment      
December, 2019 Update

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