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The SYNOD'S JPIC OFFERS APRIL SEMINAR

JPIC eventThe Synod's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC), in cooperation with Friends of Sabeel LA/OC offer a half-day seminar, "Where's the hope for the Palestinian Family?" on April 22, 9 am to 1 pm, Grace Presbyterian Church in Long Beach. Major issues to be explored are incarceration, nutrition and water, and physical/mental health. The flyer below lists speakers and details. (Flyer was updated 4/5/2017)

PDF JPIC April 22 Event in Long Beach

REPL Scholarship Season

Each year the Synod, through the Racial Ethnic Pastoral Leadership Program, gives scholarship money to racial ethnic seminarians. Details for the spring 2017 program, with the REPL Application Form, can be found at the HERE. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is April 30, 2017.

REPL LINK

Presbyterian Women's Summer Conference

Guided by the Spirit: Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus
July 7 - 9, 2017

Chapman University, Orange CA
Speakers include Melissa Bane Sevier, Carol Winkler, and Rev. Eugenia Gamble

PDF  Information Packet (MS Word)
PDF  Information Packet (PDF)



Synod welcomes the Rev. Mark Hong, Synod Executive/Stated Clerk

 

January 1, 2017

On January 1, 2017, the Rev. Mark Hong began his service as the Synod's Executive / Stated Clerk, replacing Ruling Elder Doska Ross who has retired. Linked below is a brochure introducing Rev. Hong that may be shared with presbyteries and churches.


PDF Introducing Rev. Mark Hong

2017 Synod Assembly Dates

SPRING
Saturday, May 6, 2017
New Presbyterian Church
970 North Virgil Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90029

FALL
To be determined

 

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

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PEACEMAKING FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SYNOD

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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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PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

GIVE * PRAY • ACT

 

Assistance in various forms, including funding, may be available from PDA in times of crisis in the local area. For example, PDA assistance was available during the 2016 wildfire emergencies within the Southern California area.

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Churchwide Events, Resources, Education & News

PresbyterIan Mission WEBSITE

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

 

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CLERGY EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

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New Theological Seminary of the West

The school is located in Pasadena. Course information and other news is available on the website HERE.

CRE Online Courses from Dubuque Theological Seminary

The University of Dubuque Theological Seminary regularly updates its online course offerings on its website.
Application and course information for our CLP/CRE program can be found at HERE , and then click on “CLP/CRE Info” in the “Welcome” box under the news feed. The current tuition rate is $390.00 per course.

As always, current students can register by going online at HERE or by contacting Carla Gibbons, Distance Education Coordinator (CGibbons@dbq.edu or call 563-589-3630 / 1-888-207-8218), to pay by credit card or check.

In addition, please check the school's continuing education website.

 

 

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Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC)

JPIC eventThe Synod's Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee (JPIC), in cooperation with Friends of Sabeel LA/OC offer a half-day seminar, "Where's the hope for the Palestinian Family?" on April 22, 9 am to 1 pm, Grace Presbyterian Church in Long Beach. Major issues to be explored are incarceration, nutrition and water, and physical/mental health. The flyer below lists speakers and details. (Flyer was updated 4/5/2017)

PDF JPIC April 22 Event in Long Beach

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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   Bylaws, revised Nov.2016

PDF   Mission Design, rev. Nov. 2016

PDF   Standing Rules rev. Nov. 2016


PDF Synod Assembly documents,
Nov. 2016

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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 is open, and the deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2017.

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:
APRIL 30, 2017

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

 

No positions offered at this time.

 

 

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