PRAYER REQUEST SUPREME COURT CASE
Pacific Church Network's Pastor's Wife Taking a Stand
As many of you may know, Carolyn Koole, who is the wife of one of our pastors and PCN board chairman Dr. Richard Koole, is the plaintiff in a suit against the State of California and its Governor. The State Assembly passed a law (AB775) that became effective in January 2017 requiring pregnancy resource centers to prominently post notices telling women in crisis pregnancies who have come in for counsel and assistance where they can go to get a free abortion. To not do so subjects the centers to heavy fines.
The law compels pregnancy resources centers in California, including Fallbrook Center (where Carolyn is the Director) to use language directed by the state that is against the beliefs and mission of pregnancy care centers to provide life affirming care to their clients. In doing so, it violates their First Amendment right to freedom of speech. A number of national legal organizations favorable to our Christian beliefs soon got involved and asked the Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center and their director to be one of two plaintiffs in a suit to overturn the law.
The case has moved through the appeals courts and is now before the United Sates Supreme Court. On March 20th the Supreme Court will be making its decision. The leadership of the Pacific Church Network is asking all of our churches and people to bring this matter before God in prayer. The outcome of this decision will have profound consequences on religious freedom in our country.
HOW TO BECOME A BETTER LEADER AS A PASTOR
PCN Training Event - reserve your place now
Many Pastors know how to preach and care for people, but the Biblical image of Shepherd also involves leading and guiding. Brian Howard has spent the past 20 years helping pastors across the world lead more effectively. Want to learn to lead? Come learn how to become a better pastoral leader. Free for members, but you must register.
Tuesday, March 13
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Redemption Hill Church
16153 E Russell Street
WhIttier, CA 90603
THANK-YOU SPRING TEA LUNCH
Professional Administrative Assistants, Church Secretaries, Volunteer Directors...
We want to treat all those church administrative assistants and professionals, who work so hard behind the scenes, to a fabulous, free, and fun Spring Tea Lunch on us! Last year's event was a hit! Come back again, or join us for the first time. Meet other church staff from around PCN who also serve in this capacity. We will be sharing more about Pacific Church Network and how we can be a great resource for you. Please reserve your place now and bring along others from your church that would qualify.
Wednesday, April 18
11:30am - 1:00pm
Spring Field Banquet & Conference Center
501 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
DESAYUNO DE MUJERES
Ladies' breakfast in Santa Barbara
Don't miss this very popular event at Calvary Baptist Church in Santa Barbara. This year's special speaker is Dr. Claudia Alas with the theme, "Restaurando El Alma Abatida," Salmo 42:5.
Sábado, 21 de Abril del 2018
9 am - 12 pm
En Iglesia Bautista El Calvario
736 W. Islay, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
For more information and to register, contact Mali Reguerin at 949-973-2926.
FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL AND JOHN 2019
Tour and Cruise, March 27- April 6, 2019
Journey with Pacific Church Network to the lands of ancient treasures and Christian history. Join us as we retrace parts of the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul and John, two prolific writers of the New Testament. Travel through ancient cities and pastoral landscapes. Enjoy a 3-night cruise of the magical Greek Islands of Crete, Patmos and Santorini. Visit the ancient Roman city of Ephesus, Turkey. Discover archaeological treasures like the Acropolis in Athens and see the city of Corinth. Sail the waters of the Aegean Sea like Paul.
Special discounts available for lead pastors
. Call the PCN office for details: 909-944-5900.
More info and register to save your place
New PK Babies
Congratulations to Joel and Megan Webbon whose first child, Olive Naomi Webbon, was born on November 3, 2017. Joel is the Preaching and Vision Pastor at
The Response Church
, in San Diego, one of our PCN church plants in 2015.
Megan helps to compliment Joel in this calling by providing a women's perspective as well as leading and discipling many of their ladies.
We also celebrate the birth of Brett and Natalie Visk's
second child. Brett is the Lead Pastor of
in Rancho Cucamonga, a new PCN church plant in 2017. Natalie serves as Creative Administrator for this new church.
Haddon Penelope was born on February 5, 2018 and is pictured with her big sister, Scarlett Grace (1).
CELEBRATE WITH WORLDVENTURE
75 Years in Ministry
During 2018, WorldVenture will be hosting events
around the nation
to celebrate its 75 years of ministry. Don't miss the Southern California event to remember the past, learn about what God is doing today, and hear the future vision.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Calvary Baptist Church
8281 Garfield Avenue,
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Three ways to RSVP:
OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW
Bethany Church Long Beach replaces chairs
After church on Sunday, January 28, an army of volunteers from Bethany Church assisted in the removal of the theater seats that had been in their sanctuary for close to 50 years. The following Sunday, February 4, the new chairs were in place and made an impressive difference! See a time-lapse video on their
(Feb 4 post) that shows the entire process.
PLAN NOW TO JOIN US FOR A GREAT YOUTH RETREAT
It's time to start planning and fundraising.
Our summer youth retreat team works hard to provide an outstanding experience for your youth that just might be life-changing. It goes without saying that the retreat will be fun...but our mission is to strengthen the faith of believing youth so they can live out their lives for Christ in the world; and also see students accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior for the first time. We have a full program with speakers, worship, and activities in the spectacular setting of Pine Summit Christian Camp. By
placing deposits now,
you can secure your group's place. Space is limited.
August 24-26, 2018
Pine Summit Christian Camp
Big Bear Lake, CA
We aren't endorsing any of these suggestions in particular, but here are a bunch of fundraising ideas to get you thinking:
FREE SPA DAY FOR PASTORS' WIVES
Limited spaces, sign up soon to secure your place.
More info and register
Pacific Church Network appreciates pastors' wives, and we want to encourage these special ladies. Join Vicki Smith for a memorable, relaxing, and enjoyable day at Glen Ivy Hot Springs. This event is free, but a $25 deposit is necessary to secure your spo
t. Your deposit will be returned to you when you attend.
June 23, 2018
Glen Ivy Hot Springs