GWOH 2020: Food Drive at Emmanuel, North Hollywood

Emmanuel, North Hollywood, in partnership with the All Valley Youth Soccer Club, sponsored a “God’s Work Our Hands” Sunday Food Drive.  It was a huge success!   We collected an amazing 1500 pounds of food! Volunteers from Emmanuel and the All Valley Youth Soccer Team both collected food and were on

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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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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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