Expressions of Love – August, 2017 Foothill Cluster Event

The event sponsored by the Foothill cluster in August did not feature a famous speaker, but instead highlight­ed stories of the women who came and expressed their love through the needlework they did in response to the message of Mark 12:31 – “Love your neighbor as your­self. There is no

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Mediation Skills for Church Leaders: November 13 – 17 in Woodland Hills

  November 12 – 17, 2017  St. Luke Lutheran Church 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills, CA $200 TUITION DISCOUNT ENDS OCTOBER 20!  Whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace conflict is an inevitable part of life. Having the skills to function effectively in emotionally intense, conflicted situations is

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2017 Synod Grants support the ministries of Southwest California Congregations

The Endowment Committee of the SWCA Synod awards grants for Mission Outreach from the Mission & Ministry Fund to be used for mission outreach as defined in the synod’s mission goals.  Typically, grants range from $500 to $5,000. At this year’s Synod Assembly, 18 Mission & Ministry Grants were awarded. Angelica, Los Angeles received $4,000 for the Angelica Center for Arts and Music, furthering

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Southwest California Lutherans pass Sanctuary and Jubilee Resolutions

At the 2017 Southwest California Synod Assembly, held at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on June 2 – 3, members voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions to become both a Sanctuary and a Jubilee synod. In becoming a sanctuary synod, the SWCA Synod recognizes that its territory, which ranges from San

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Take Advantage of a Synod Workshop

Synod Director of Finance and Administration Andreas Hirsch conducted a Treasurers’ Workshop at Mt. Carmel, San Luis Obispo on Saturday, May 6 (above). Los Angeles-area congregational treasurers had the opportunity to attend the same workshop at the Lutheran Center in Glendale on April 8. The SWCA Synod offers opportunities throughout

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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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