Using Mission and Ministry Grant for Community and the Environment at St. Andrew’s, Los Angeles

In 2015, St. Andrew’s, Los Angeles received a Synod Mission and Ministry Grant in order to refurbish their courtyard with artificial turf, part of their mission to reach out to families in their neighborhood and continue on their path to making their campus more environmentally friendly. They also received a rebate from

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Caring for College Students at Christ, West Covina

The Christ, West Covina confirmation class put together surprise care packages for 12 college students connected to the congregation. Care packages included snacks, school supplies, homemade treats, Starbucks gift cards, and a Thrivent T-shirt. Confirmation students also wrote personal notes to the college students. College students were asked to update the

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Lutherans and Episcopalians Unite to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 15 at Westchester Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, members of the Southwest California Synod and the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles came together for an extraordinary event. ELCA Bishop Elizabeth Eaton presided and Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael B. Curry preached at a joint multicultural worship service celebrating

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