St. Matthew’s NoHo Home Alliance Launches Immigration Legal Services Initiative

NoHo Home Alliance (NHHA), the non-profit St. Matthew’s, North Hollywood started in 2018, is launching another challenging and important long-term project: providing immigration legal services for low-income immigrants in the San Fernando Valley.  Their immigrant services will focus on providing no-cost legal assistance and representation for immigrants pursuing changes in

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Youth at Our Savior’s, Lancaster Get Theatrical with Bible Stories on Video

At Our Savior’s, Lancaster, church youth are taking part in a fun, interactive, and innovative learning opportunity.    Once a month, Sunday School leaders discuss a Bible story in depth. Then, Sunday School students and volunteers develop, script, cast, and produce a play that depicts the Bible story. The video of

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Sacred Space: Walking the Labyrinth at Christ, Long Beach

Since the Middle Ages Christian communities have adopted the labyrinth as a symbol – perhaps the most famous is that at Chartres Cathedral in France, installed in 1201 and providing a model for churches of many denominations. Walking the circular path of the labyrinth is a spiritual and democratic tool

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School Kids Fall Harvest Education at Trinity Gardens, Santa Barbara

Trinity Gardens, Santa Barbara opened as a mission outreach in 2012, providing space for church neighbors to serve alongside the congregation, growing food and building community. The garden has given over five tons of fresh produce to local charities during its five years of existence, increasing productivity and produce donations

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Angel Volunteers – Protecting the Most Vulnerable

Student volunteers for the Guardian Angels ministries met at the SWCA Synod offices with Latino Ministries Coordinator Maria Paiva earlier this month. These college students – team leader Valeria Avalos, a senior at UCLA; Shannon Burghardt, a junior at CSULA; Sarahi Cano, a sophomore at CSULB; Aaliyah Hayes, a junior at CSULB; and Glafira Lopez, a junior at

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