May 2019 Newsletter
Good Advice
Every so often you have someone in your congregation give you some suggestions that are very helpful and meaningful. Solomon wrote, " Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise." (Proverbs 1 9:20) Years ago while I was pastoring a church in the high desert, a very wise and godly lady came up to me, and in the midst of a conversation about my mom, who was about 2,000 miles away from us, said, "You should call your mother every week!" I looked at her and said, "You're right, I should." So, thank you Glenda E. for that great advice. Since then, which was probably 20 years ago, I have called my mom every Saturday.

Call your mom, especially on Mother's Day.

Jim Smith
President
Pacific Church Network
Youth Retreat Registration Due
August 16-18, 2019 | Pine Summit

Our guest speaker will be Pastor Noel Hacegaba. He is a dynamic leader and speaker with a heart for youth. In addition to leading Calvary Baptist Church (La Puente), Pastor Noel is a senior executive at the nation’s largest port complex. His business travels have taken him to Asia, Europe, Central America and South America, where he has met with many business and political leaders. An internationally-recognized expert on the global supply chain, Pastor Noel has been invited to write articles, speak at conferences and testify in front of the US Congress. Don't miss this retreat. We sold out last year. The deadline is June 2.
Women's Retreat Nearing Capacity
Pacific Church Network's English Women's Retreat is nearing capacity at Murrieta Hot Springs. September 13-15 are the dates. Vicki Smith is the speaker. Sign up now.
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2020 Moses Tour 50% Full Already
March 16-26, 2020 | Longer Trip Options

We arrive in the land of Moses, the Pharaohs, Jacob, and Joseph, and will travel through the Sinai Peninsula to the land of Israel during this trip of a lifetime. Pyramids, Petra and the Promised Land are all included in the wonderful tour. We have three options for this trip, but spaces are filling up. Sign up soon.
Uganda Ministry Opportunities
Jim and Vicki Smith visited the Sufficiency of Scripture Ministries in Uganda last month, founded by Shannon Hurley, and were amazed by the fruitful ministry that is happening there. They have founded a growing church, primary school, and training center on their 100+ acre campus, and have an influencing presence in the surrounding villages. One of many needs is to help sponsor one of their 450 primary students attending their Legacy School every day. You may sponsor a child for $35 a month, and the need is great.
Standing Room Only!!
On Saturday, April 13, 183 women, along with 18 men who were helping behind the scenes, came to Calvary Baptist Church in La Puente, CA for the PCN Spanish-language Women's Breakfast. What a great time of fellowship, encouragement and inspiration. Thanks to Pastor Noel Hacegaba and the team of volunteers who made this event such a success.
Pastors' Wives Spa Day
June 22 | Glen Ivy Spa, Corona

All pastors' wives from PCN churches are invited to enjoy a free day at the Glen Ivy Spa in Corona on Saturday, June 22. We only have space left for the next 8 ladies who sign up. The event is free, but a $25 deposit secures your spot. Your deposit will be returned to you when you attend. Vicki Smith will be there for the day @ a Cabana reserved for you. You have a free day of refreshment (Spa Opens 9-9, come and leave when you must). The only time we all meet will be from 11am -1:00 pm in our Cabana for lunch and fellowship! Any questions? Please email us at: laura@pacificchurchnetwork.com or call the PCN office at 909.944.5900.
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Thrive Conference Discount
Mar 26-27 | Southwest Church | Indian Wells, CA

Learn from a variety of breakout speakers who have practical insights and tools you can take back to your church and use right away! Breakouts include topics such as: church ministry, leadership, communications, worship, multi-site, church planting, community outreach, small groups, children's ministry, youth ministry, pastoral health, engaging millennials in your church, church marketing and more. Thrive has given PCN a fantastic early-bird discount of almost 50% off for a limited time.Only $65 through Mother's Day.

Use the code: PCNETWORK2020
Thanks Mom for talking about God
Moms Are Biggest Faith Influencer. Christians are far more likely to say their mothers had a bigger influence on their faith than did their fathers, finds a new Barna study. 68% of U.S. Christians who grew up with someone who influenced their faith say their mother’s faith impacted them, followed by a father (46%) and a grandparent (37%). Also, Christian teens are more likely to say their mother:
“encourages me to go to church,” “talks with me about God’s forgiveness” and “teaches me about the Bible.” Fathers only led in 3 categories: when teens need money, when they need logistical help and when they want a parent to play sports. (ChristianHeadlines.com 3/22/19)
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Volleyball Tournament
July 27 | 10am - 3pm

Plan now to join us for the Annual PCN Volleyball Tournament this summer.

First Baptist Church
2662 Clarendon Avenue
Huntington Park CA 90255

Call Alexis at 626-422-5500 or Mario at 562-340-2692 for more information and to register your church for the tournament. This event is free.
Delightful Tea
On Tuesday, April 23, Pacific Church Network hosted an afternoon tea for the administrative staff from PCN churches all over the SoCal area. All who attended the event, held at the beautiful Springfield Banquet Center in Fullerton, enjoyed the time of fellowship along with good food and a devotional from Vicki Smith. We really appreciate the dedication and hard work of all the professional administrative staff in our churches. We also enjoyed some of the stories we heard....we're not saying.
Fall Retreats

Women's Spanish Retreat
Murrieta Hot Springs, Temecula, CA
September 6-8
 
Women's English Retreat
Murrieta Hot Springs, Temecula, CA
September 13-15
We had 7 more rooms become available (6 ladies per room). Register soon before we sell out.
 
Men's English Retreat
Pine Summit, Big Bear Lake, CA
October 3-5 (THURSDAY - SATURDAY)
 
Men's Spanish Retreat
Pine Summit, Big Bear Lake, CA
October 4-6
Save the Date
PCN 2020 Annual Meeting
PCN's Got Talent

January 26, 2020
Bethany Church, Long Beach, CA
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ATTENTION: PASTORS & STAFF
Would you please help us gather the good news going on around the network? Anytime during the year, please take a "one-minute video" on your phone telling us what's been happening at your church...salvations, baptisms, Easter stories, ministries, new facilities, anything you'd like to share. Email to: info@pacificchurchnetwork.com. Thank you!