Refugee Stories: Jasmine’s Story

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: Lucas’ Story

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: “The MS-13 gang will kidnap my daughter and kill me”

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: This Girl is Dead

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: A Family Flees Honduras

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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Refugee Stories: Jesus Castro

The plight of refugees and migrants from South America grows more drastic and their fate more uncertain. Refugee Stories are testimonies from children, adults, and families, gathered by the Salvadorean Lutheran Church, our companion synod in El Salvador, and CARECEN, an organization working to change the immigration system, win legal

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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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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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