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A Commission of Assembly (CoA) was elected to act as trustees and decision-makers between Synod Assembly meetings. This CoA is made up of the eight presbytery Executive Presbyters, the five Synod officers, and four Synod Assembly commissioners who were nominated by the Committee on Representation and Nominations and chosen by the Assembly.
March 29 2014, St. Mark's Presbyterian, Lomita (Pacific Presbytery)
November 1 2014; Location to be determined
The Synod Administrative Commission of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii to Work with the Presbytery of Hanmi (the “Hanmi AC”) will present a draft report at the Synod Assembly meeting on March 29. The report may be read HERE or downloaded in PDF form. There will be an opportunity for any interested parties to consult with the Hanmi AC about this draft report on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church , 3300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. And all members of Hanmi Presbytery will be given voice at the Synod Assembly meeting on March 29, 2014 being held at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 24027 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717. Presentation of the report will be the Order of the Day at 2 pm.
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Please read the peacemaking letter from PC (U.S.A.)'s Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons dated March 6, 2014.
At the Synod Assembly on November 2, 2013 a majority of the commissioners decided for the Synod to go into a “Season of Discernment and Experimentation” that will be re-evaluated at the Spring 2015 Synod Assembly meeting. During this time the Synod Executive Commission (SEC), the Committee on Cross-Presbytery Ministries (CCPM), and the Committee on Polity and Records (CP&R) will not meet.
A Commission of Assembly (CoA) was elected to act as trustees and decision-makers between Synod Assembly meetings. This CoA is made up of the eight presbytery Executive Presbyters, the five Synod officers, and four Synod Assembly commissioners who were nominated by the Committee on Representation and Nominations and chosen by the Assembly....
Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
DOSKA ROSS ext. 109 • (Email)
Office Manager & Meeting Coordinator
FRIED WILSON ext. 110 • ( Email )
DAVID SUAREZ ext. 107 • ( Email )
Moderator—Elder Jo Smith
Stated Clerk: Elder Doska Ross
Vice-Mod.—Rev. Kristin Leucht
Treas.—Elder I. Daniel Lee
Moderator of CoA— Elder Jim Stueck
The Mission of REPL is to encourage racial ethnic persons to consider church vocations, with particular emphasis on pastoral ministry in racial ethnic congregations.To assist those who are studying for such vocations, a limited amount of scholarship money is available and is awarded each spring. Please check here, or on the REPL website, about March 15 for current forms. Application deadline is April 30 of each year.
Active during this time of discernment and experimentation:
• Synod Permanent Judicial Committion (PJC)
• Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N);
• Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership Committee (REPL);
• Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC)
A consultation concerning the draft report that the Hanmi AC will present to the upcoming Synod Assembly will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014; 6 pm - 9 pm. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. The report may be read HERE or downloaded in PDF format.
Synod Assembly meets March 29 in Lomita (Pacific Presbytery) at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 24027 Pennsylvania Avenue Lomita, CA 90717. Discussion of the draft report (available HERE to read or here in PDF format will be the Order of the Day at 2 pm; all members of Hanmi Presbytery are invited to attend and will be given voice at this meeting.
Please download the Grant and Funding Information brochure to learn about funds available to congregations and presbyteries through the Synod.
Funds are also available through the Mission Grants program at PC (U.S.A.) Their 2014 deadlines are included in the information bruchure or as a stand-alone deadlines page.
Dates: June 14 – 21 2014
Place: Detroit, Michigan
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