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    SYNOD ASSEMBLY
    Synod of Southern California and Hawaii

    FALL MEETING
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
    First Presbyterian Church,
    San Bernardino


    Summary of the 2017 Spring Assembly (link)


    IN THE NEWS: Zephyr Point Hosts Inaugural Retreat for Homeless Persons

    (Zephyr Point is a related entity of the Synod.)


    Churchwide Events & News

    PresbyterIan Mission WEBSITE

    The Presbyterian Mission website has a new look, and many new features. You'll find it HERE.

    BIG TENT 2017 RESOURCES

    A list of online resources is HERE.

    PC (U.S.A.) CHURCHWIDE ANTIRACISM POLICY

    Facing Racism–Vision of the Intercultural Communigy: Website and Resources

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    Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC)

    JPIC eventThe Synod's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC), recently sponsored a climate crisis conference. The information flyer includes contact information.

      PDF Climate Crisis Conference Flyer

    For updates and general information about the work of the committee, please contact The Rev. Sunny Kang.

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    Mission Funding

    PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

    Please download the Partnership Grants Protocol bulletin, linked below, to learn how the synod, in partnership with PC (U.S.A.) may be able to assist your congregation.

    PDF Partnering Grants Protocol \

    PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

    GIVE * PRAY • ACT

    PDA assistance was available during the 2016 wildfire emergencies within the Southern California area, for example

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    PEACEMAKING FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SYNOD

    Please use the scroll bars to access the full text, including the link at the bottom.


    Every World Communion Sunday (the first Sunday in October) is an opportunity for taking the Peacemaking Offering, a quarter of which goes to the Synod committee responsible for peacemaking awareness and events, a quarter to the local presbytery (if still organized for such gospel-based witness), and a half of the offering to G.A. In its 34th year the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program is surely among the finest ventures of Christian discipleship our church has been involved with.

    PDF Application guidelines for Synod Peacemaking funds are available at this link.

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    NOTICE OF FUNDING

    FOR KOREAN CHURCHES


    The Synod has allocated $240,000 for Korean ministries within its bounds. Application is made through the church's presbytery which must match the Synod's contribution.  Please see the letter (linked below in Korean and English) for details and instructions.

      PDF Information Letter

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    Synod staff

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

    Synod Executive & Stated Clerk
    MARK HONG   ext. 109    
      (Email)

    Business Manager
    FRIED WILSON     ext. 110
    ( Email)

    Full Charge Bookkeeper
    BARRY PETERS   ext. 107
    ( Email )

    REPL Coordinator
    NARCISSIS TUCKER BISHOP 
    ( Email )

    synod officers 2017

    Moderator—RE Janice Takeda

    Stated Clerk: TE Mark Hong

    Vice-Mod.— RE Susan Skoglund

    Treas.—RE Bill Hughes

    CoA Moderator— RE Maurice Caskey

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    Synod documents

    PDF Policy: "For the Personal Safety and Protection of  All"

    PDF   Bylaws, revised Nov.2016

    PDF   Mission Design, rev. Nov. 2016

    PDF   Standing Rules rev. Nov. 2016

    PDF Funding-Korean Churches

    PDF Synod Assembly documents,
    May, 2017 (Part A)

    PDF Introducing Rev. Mark Hong

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    REPL

     Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership Program; Spring 2017 Scholarship Season
    March 2 — April 30, 2017
         

    Our Synod gives scholarship money to racial ethnic seminarians. The window for Spring, 2017 closed on April 30, but forms are still available below for those who have made other arrangements.

    DOWNLOAD:

    PDF REPL Information Sheet, Spring, 2017

    PDF REPL Application Form, Spring, 2017
    If needed:
    PDF PART IV_REPL Application Form, Spring, 2017

    DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
    The application is customarily submitted electronically via e-mail (in MS Word); if you need another format please use the contact the Coordinator at  Rev. Narcissis Tucker Bishop via e-mail:  ntucker@synod.org.

    All applicants will need the Application Form and the Applications Instructions, linked above under "Download:"

    Part IV of the application will require a signature from your CPM/COM/Session OR a typed signature on the Word version, e-mailed to REPL from an e-mail account under the same name. Part IV is included inthe MS Word electronic-fill-in application so the applicant can forward the completed form to the CPM/COM/Session to complete and e-mail to REPL. If you prefer, you may supply a PDF version of Part IV to your CPM/COM/Session instead, using the Part IV Application PDF, below. That page can be returned by mail, FAX, or (if scanned after signing) by e-mail, where the committee will match it up with Parts I - III that the applicant submitted electronically.

    PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE WAS
    APRIL 30, 2017.
    There will be another application season this year, in the Fall.

    For additional information or technical assistance please contact:
         Rev. Narcissis Tucker Bishop
         ntucker@synod.org

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    COMMITTEES OF THE SYNOD

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    • Synod Commission of Assembly (CoA)
    • Synod Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) • Committee on Representation and Nominations (CR&N);
    • Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership Committee (REPL);
    • Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC)

    • Polity & Records

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    RELATED ENTITIES OF THE SYNOD

    • Monte Vista Grove Homes, Inc.
    • PCCI
    ( Presbyterian Camp and Conference)
    Centers, Inc)

    • Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Commission, Inc.

    Synod of the Nile, Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt

    Related to the Synod through the Commission of Assembly

    • Presbyterian Men
    Presbyterian Women
    • Related Mission Partners

     

    Southern California Ecumenical Council

    Website

     

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    JOB BOARD
    Communication Specialist

    Presbytery of Riverside

    Part-time; position description is linked below.  This position’s duties are, but are not limited to, designing and keep current the presbytery’s website, social media sites and preparing the presbytery’s weekly newsletter. If interested, please send resume to riversidepresbytery.info@riversidepresbytery.com
    PDF  POSITION DESCRIPTION

     

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