Pressing On
Thanks for praying for Vicki. The uterine cancer seems to have been successfully removed through a hysterectomy surgery. Vicki wrote on our church's Facebook page:

"The doctor says the cancer is gone, but I am stage 1B, which means we need to do preventative treatment since the percentage of it returning is high. At my post-op appointment on November 12, we will learn more. But the plan is internal radiation, starting as soon as we can, after my post-op appointment. Not fun, but thankful, and I appreciate your prayers. Another couple of months of fighting."

It has been wonderful to feel the prayers and read the comments from so many. Thank you. We are grateful to be part of the caring community of churches called Pacific Church Network.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Jim Smith
President
Pacific Church Network

Steve Green in Concert
Hurry to purchase your tickets for this PCN Spanish-language concert before we sell out!
Saturday, November 9, 2019
6 PM, doors open at 5:30 PM

Call Alexis at 626-442-5500 for more information or purchase tickets online .
Pray for the Persecuted
Around the world, Christians will observe an International Day of Prayer (IDOP) for persecuted Christians on November 3, 2019. We encourage you to choose a Sunday in November to lead your congregation in prayer for our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering for the name of Christ.

Learn more here and here.
Pastor and Wife Getaway
On November 10-11, PCN will host our annual free night and breakfast for PCN Lead Pastors in Laguna Beach. This event is again filled to capacity.
Footsteps of Moses Tour
Nine spots have become available for our March 16-26 tour of Egypt, Sinai, Jordan and Jerusalem. There are optional extensions to the trip. Dr. Rick Koole and Dr. Jim Smith encourage you to join them on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Men's Retreat Well Worth It
Over 200 Spanish- and English-speaking men attended this year's combined weekend retreat at Pine Summit. Many life-changing decisions to honor the Lord were made during the time up in the mountains. The English Man Camp in 2020 will be on a Friday - Sunday weekend, along with the Spanish men. See you next year. Dates will be confirmed at our January 2020 Annual Meeting.
Seven Baptisms last month
Iglesia Bautista Carmenita Shaddai in Norwalk baptized seven people recently. This adds up to approxi mately 40 baptisms in the past 4 years. PCN helped this church find a pastor, Jose Hernandez, and helped this church transform from a dozen or so people to over 100 packed into their sanctuary. Praise God. Thanks for supporting PCN so we can help churches.
Thailand Meetings
CBGlobal meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand this past October, were very encouraging and informative. Twenty-four CBGlobal representatives from eight difference countries met with over 168 people from WorldVenture to pray, encourage, set goals and hear about what God is doing in Hong Kong, Myanmar, Japan and other parts of the world. PCN's president, Jim Smith, is also 1st VP of CBGlobal, which is a partner of WorldVenture and Pacific Church Network in sharing the gospel worldwide.
Spanish Christmas Banquet
All PCN Spanish Church Leaders are invited to our Annual "Cena de Navidad." Cost is $10 per person.

Saturday, December 7, 5:30 PM
Montebello Christian Fellowship
136 S 7th Street
Montebello, CA 90640

Call Alexis Bail at 626-442-5500 to reserve your place.
2020 PCN Annual Meeting
Don't miss "Pacific Church Network's Got Talent" Annual meeting.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
Bethany Church, Long Beach

Save this date! This is a dress-up annual dinner. Doors open at 5 PM.
Puritans and Thanksgiving
Puritans did not believe in creating annual holidays and did not even celebrate Christmas or Easter. They did, however, call for "providential holy days." They were special days called by ministers or magistrates in response to immediate circumstances. After a long drought in 1623 that threatened the colony's very survival, they called for "a solemn day of humiliation, to seek the Lord by humble and fervent prayer, in this great distress.” By the next morning it had begun to rain, and continued raining for 14 days. Overjoyed at this kind providence of God, they called for a day of Thanksgiving in prayer and praise to God. This was, in fact, the "First Thanksgiving" celebrated on American soil.  read more
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