Mile Marker #113: Loch Leven's Super Celebration
Revs. Don Dewey &
Susan Gonzales Dewey
Co-Regional Ministers
By Don and Susan Dewey, Co-Regional Ministers
Over 100 people gathered together on Saturday, April 13th, to join in a great day of celebration. The day began with tours of our newly improved and restored Loch Leven camp, as well as activities for all ages. Our amazing Loch Leven staff served a delicious lunch and there were lots of opportunities for fellowship, to share stories and enjoy the beauty of God's creation on that sun soaked day... Continue Reading 



June 23 - 29   CYF 2   Entering grades 11 & 12, and graduated seniors
June 23 - 26   *Mini Camp   Entering grades 1 - 3
June 30 - July 6   Chi Rho   Entering grades 6 - 8
July 7 - July 13   CYF1   Entering grades 9 & 10
July 14 - July 20   Junior Camp   Entering grades 4 & 5
July 17 - 19   *Wee Camp   Ages 3 - Entering Kinder (Child attends with parent)

*Note that Mini Camp and Wee Camp will take place the same week as another camp.

REGISTER HERE  Have questions about registration? Visit our camp page here: or contact Loch Leven at (909) 794-2507 or

New Camp Ministry Committee: 

We have dreamed of achieving a level of sustainability in camp ministry that would allow all campers to attend camp at a very low cost. The PSWR and so many individuals have been tremendously generous in helping move us closer to achieving this dream. However, as expected, the operational costs of camp continue to rise each year. Likewise, the need for scholarship monies also increases as more folks attend camp.   Continue reading


You're invited for the 
1st ever virtual choir!  This remote collaboration works by recording your singing and sending it in to us. We'll stitch together all of the singers into one giant sonic collage debuting at General Assembly! Can't travel to Des Moines? No worries! Our Church will  see and experience your powerful voice & the young people throughout the Disciples of Christ. This is your chance! Show the world what God's doing through your generation.  For song information, visit

Youth and Young Adult Leadership Retreat

May 17-19 | Disciple Ministry Center, Fullerton
All those currently serving in YLT, YIM, and YALL will be meeting for a retreat to plan upcoming regional events for young people. Retreat begins at 7:00pm with refreshments, games, and evening devotion. Saturday we will be interviewing new YLT/YIM applicants and participating in the Regional Office Open House/Board Meeting. Saturday evening we will do team building and calendaring for 2019-2020. Finally, Sunday morning we will attend worship at FCC Fullerton and close the retreat with lunch close by. For information on how to apply for YLT/YIM, please visit:

Camp Leadership Training

The Camp Ministry Committee is so excited for summer camp and we are currently looking for volunteers!  Whether you are returning as a volunteer or you've never been to camp, The Camp Ministry Committee wants to prepare you to serv e well by providing top notch volunteer training. Our Camp Leadership Training will take place on Saturday, June 8th at Loch Leven Camp and Conference Center with guest camp expert, Jim Cain. We will cover the camp basics as well as empower you with the tools and resources to be prepared for camp in a leadership role. All 2019 summer camp volunteers are required to attend this training day...  Continue Reading

NEW Young Adult Online Bible Study

Friday Mornings | 10:00 a.m. 

No homework. No preparation. No stress. Log online for scripture reading, discussion, and prayer. It is a great way to stay connected to what's important with people who are just trying to live life in love. Everyone 18 to 35 years old are welcome. As we grow, additional times and groups may develop. We are beginning with the story of Job. If you are interested, contact BJ Barlow ( ) or Jess Kim ( ) for log-in information.


The Youth Leadership Team is a regional Christian leadership training program for high school students who are passionate about camp ministry and building community. Each year YLT serves to provide support leadership to the various summer camp programs offered in the PSWR... read more

PSWR Welcomes Paul Turner
For the month of May, you have the opportunity to hear Paul Turner speak about his experience serving as a Mission Co-Worker in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Paul Turner  has been serving with Global Ministries of  Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) & United Church of Christ partner, Community of Disciples of Christ in  Congo... Continue Reading

Get Ready for #ABIDE2019

Click here  to learn about the PSWR reception on July 22, who you will see serving at General Assembly, and much more!

Volunteers Needed at All Peoples Community Center

We need your help to bring play to kids in South L.A. - Vernon-Central!  On Thursday, June 20, 2019 volunteers from All Peoples Community Center and Warner Music Group, in partnership with KaBOOM!, will build a great new place for kids to play in ONE day. Community Volunteers are needed on June 18th and June 20th to help build the new playground!  For more information or to sign up, click here.
Donate to Chapman's Saint John's Bible

This year Chapman, through the Office of Church Relations, is hosting one of the seven volumes of The Saint John's Bible, Heritage Edition. If you could not be with us last month at Founders Day to learn about this, The Saint John's Bible is the first hand-written, hand illuminated Bible to be created since the invention of the printing press. This 7-volume work was done using medieval techniques-writing on calfskin vellum with Cs
Chinese calligraphy inks made in the 1870's using goose, swan and turkey quills as pens. What we have on campus is one of 299 full-sized lithographic museum quality reproductions...  Continue Reading.

DSF Graduation Reception
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Disciples Seminary Foundation, 300 West Foothill Boulevard
Click here to download the flyer for more information
RSVP by May 13 here

Beyoncé Mass
Friday, May 17, 2019  |   7:00 PM
McCarty Memorial Christian Church,  4103 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

DSF will be closed on the 27th in honor of Memorial Day.
CEUs available for all events

.6 CEUs Available | For more information or to register,  click here.
Moral Injury and Pathways to Recovery
CEUs Available 
May 29-31 | University of Southern California

Keeping with the DOC 2011 resolution at GA to work on moral injury recovery, this conference will expand the concept into religious communities, social movements, medical personnel, care-givers, incarcerated folks, child welfare, art therapy, and theological approaches. New applications of Moral Injury will include religious communities, the incarceration and child welfare systems, social movements, and caregiving work. The Conference is also designed to provide professionals and students working in mental health, spiritual health, and community and congregational leadership with continuing education with particular emphasis on spiritual, mental, emotional, social, and cultural.
For more information or to register, click here.

General Assembly Workshop Events
July 2019 - CEUs available 

General Assembly always presents wonderful and engaging opportunities for education, sharing ideas with others, and participating in meaningful and resource-building discussion.

Pre-Assembly events include:
Clergy Retreat: Resilient Hearts, Leaders, Communities
Doing and Denying Justice: A History of the Christian Church (DOC) and Social Justice
Shine 2019

To learn more about General Assembly education opportunities, click here.


June 23-29, July 7-13, July 28 - Aug 3
First Christian Church, Orange | 1130 E Walnut Ave. Orange,CA 92867

Would your church youth group like to practice Service & Spirituality, Compassion & Community, and Justice & Joy in beautiful Southern California? First Christian Church, Orange has developed SoCal Mission Inn with learning, serving, and playing opportunities in Orange County and Los Angeles County, CA. For more information regarding the program and activities, visit the SoCal Mission Inn website or download the flyer here 

To learn about more mission opportunities in the region, click here

NEW Email Addresses

The Region is updating all staff email addresses. This change will standardize and, in most cases, shorten our email address in order to decrease typos and misdirected communication. Don't worry. Staff will continue to receive emails sent to their previous email addresses as well, but all outgoing emails will now coming from the new email addresses. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to strive to equip leaders in the PSWR with effective administration skills (and tools) and to expect excellence in all aspects of administrative leadership. Click here for the updated list of regional staff emails.

The Regional Office has a  new address: 115 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832. The phone number will remain (626) 296-0385.

Staff offices are up and running on the second floor. Come by and visit!   Continue Reading

If you would like to schedule meeting space please contact Janelle Vannoy at 

by Tanya Lopez, Disciples Women Coordinating Minister

Visit the Disciples Women PSWR webpage, or full website at

La Voz de la Convención es la nueva sección de nuestra Convención Hispana del Pacifico dentro del "Newsletter" de la Región Suroeste del Pacifico. Esta columna tiene como propósito de informar nuestras futuras actividades, celebraciones y eventos dentro de nuestra Convención. Si su iglesia celebra aniversario o desea invitar las demás congregaciones para algún evento, favor de comunicarse con este servidor y con mucho gusto esteremos anunciando su evento en esta columna informativa.  Read More

Click here first before shopping with Amazon, and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the Pacific Southwest Region.


Please review the Regional Calendar before your group, unit, or committee schedules your next event. To have your event publicized regionally, please visit our webpage to learn how.


First Christian Church, Garden Grove  celebrates their 65th anniversary on May 4th

Clergy Captions

Beth Chiaravalle McQuitty was ordained on Saturday April 27th at First Christian Church, Burbank

Larry Morris will be ordained on Sunday, May 19 at University Christian Church in San Diego

Rip Rippetoe  will be ordained on Saturday, June 1st at Pacific Beach Christian Church in San Diego
Cisa Payuyo  will be ordained on Sunday, June 9th at Chapman University's Fish Interfaith Center

Dr. Joi Robinson will be  ordained on Saturday, J une 29th, 11:00 a.m.  at Abundant Life Christian  Church.

Prayers of Support

We pray for the family and friends of Cindy Dougherty, who passed away on April 29.
Cindy served the Christian Church and National Benevolent Association (NBA) in various leadership roles and through the creation of several meaningful programs and initiatives supporting Disciples, including Miracle Days. She also served at Chapman University, as Vice President of Enrollment and Student Life, Vice Provost, and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. Her memorial service will take place on Friday, May 3 in Oklahoma.
Read the full NBA tribute here

Prayers for South Bay Korean Christian Church

The PSW Regional Board discussed the future of the South Bay facility at several board meetings beginning in July, 2018. The South Bay Korean Christian Church (SBKCC) spoke directly to the Board at their November 2018 meeting to present their desire to stay in the property. After serious deliberation, the Board decided to proceed with the marketing and sale of the property, and I informed the (SBKCC) leadership of this decision in writing in January, 2019... Continue Reading

For General Assembly housing information, including video links for walking routes, click here.
Association of Disciple Musicians

Calling all Disciples of Christ members who are musicians, clergy or laypersons interested in music, liturgy and worship!

July 7-12, 2019 | Webster Groves Christian Church, Missouri

General Church

Interfaith Toolkit to End Trafficking

Quick Links

The Ministerial Code of Ethics, available in English, Spanish, and Korean.
Resources for Children's Ministries

We believe God calls the Pacific Southwest Region
to be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
OUR VISION, to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community,  deep Christian spirituality and passion for justice (Micah 6:8); and,   
OUR MISSION, to be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and  serving from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth". (Acts 1:8)
Pacific Southwest Regional Church Mission Statement
Regional Board of Directors; Adopted September 15, 2003

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pacific Southwest Region
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