Mile Marker #117: Farewell
Revs. Don Dewey &
Susan Gonzales Dewey
Co-Regional Ministers
By Don and Susan Dewey, Co-Regional Ministers

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."  ~ Winnie the Pooh
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
~ Dr. Seuss 
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?"
~ Jesus
Life is full of goodbyes. People move, switch jobs, end relationships, retire, and ultimately leave this world. It's no wonder, then, that people have found many ways to say farewell over the years. In times of great change, it can be hard to find the words to express the strong emotions we feel and/or sum up a period of our life that's coming to a close. Continue reading
$85 per foursome - $25 per person to play 18 holes of golf.  REGISTER TODAY!

We are still accepting SPONSORS!
$150 - hole sponsor  |   $250 - food sponsor   |    $500 - Event Partner

Each contribution of more than $150 includes recognition in our regional newsletter and a personalized sign placed strategically on site with your/your organization's name.  Event Partners will also receive tickets for 8 people to participate in mini golf for a chance to win prizes. Contact Rev. BJ Barlow at 626-632-2780 or for info.


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.
Register Now for the Don Shelton Memorial Golf Classic

You still have time to register for this year's golf tournament. Head over to our page at   to learn more about the event and how to register as a player or sponsor.  Click here to register

To RSVP for this event, please contact Janelle Vannoy at or by calling 626-296-0385.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Visit our website at today!

DSF Student Dinner
September 10, 2019  |   5:30 PM
Disciples Seminary Foundation, 300 W Foothill Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711

CEUs available for this event

Anti Racism Training

Racism manifests itself in personal, cultural, and institutional ways
every day in our world. How can we better recognize it, and how can we work to
dismantle it in our church and society? Find out through this one-day training!
(CEU credit available). A Free Lunch will be provided.

For more information, download the flyer here or register here.
Broken, Mended And Restored (BMAR) Conference

Overcoming Spiritual Trauma - Healing Church Hurt

Come and join us for our restorative conference on Friday and Saturday, October 25th - 26th, 2019. Based upon the fabulous response from The BMAR Conference, Dr. Frank A Thomas, Ph.D, will be our Keynote Speaker this year.  Dr. Thomas is known for bringing heart and expertise as he teaches healing through hermeneutics.

For more information, click here or download the flyer here. Registration can be completed either online here or by filling out the bottom portion of the flyer and sending it by mail. For any questions, feel free to contact Team BMAR at
Greetings from Loch Leven!

I'm Nicholas Selway, and I'm the Camp Manager at Loch Leven. I want to start off my first newsletter address with a BIG "Thank you!" to everybody that participated at Loch Leven! Our 2019 Summer Camp has come to an end, and I must admit, it's bittersweet. It was amazing to have hundreds of people - Campers, Parents, Volunteers, Staff, and Alumni, spend some time at Loch Leven this summer, and I am sad that summer season is over. I am; however, incredibly stoked for what comes next! Continue reading

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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
FCC Morro Bay Dedicates
Peace Pole

On August 21st, the Morro Bay First Christian Church congregation, which closed its visible ministry at the end of June, gathered for one last task: to dedicate a Peace Pole, as a reminder to the community to visualize and pray for world peace. 

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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.

If you would like to schedule meeting space at the Disciples Ministry Center, please contact Janelle Vannoy at (626) 296-0385 or The Disciples Ministry Center is located at 115 E. Wilshire Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832 and serves as the location for the Regional Office of the Pacific Southwest Region. 

Clergy Captions

Rev. Richie Sanchez will begin as Regional Minister of the  PSWR  on September 23. Click here to read more. To contact him before September 23, please email or 

Rev. John Bain  has been called to serve as the Sr. Pastor at First Christian Church Las Vegas. He and his wife Ronnie arrived on Aug. 15th.
Rev. Anita Cobb  will join Rev. Larry Morris III in Henderson, NV as they begin
a new church.
Rev. Rae Karim  was installed as the Senior Pastor of First Christian Church of Honolulu on Sunday, August 18th.
Trent Lockhart  has been called to serve as the interim pastor at
Wahiawa Christian Church.
Rev. Sally Willis-Watkins  has been called to serve as the transitional pastor at First Christian Church, Ontario.
Heather (Robertson) Barfield  an ordained Disciples Pastor, was installed as the Associate Minister of Judd Street UCC in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Rev. Michael Lehman   an ordained Disciple pastor, has been called to serve as Acting Senior Associate Minister at the First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, CA.

Elaine Schoepf has been called to serve as Pastor of Abby Read Christian Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


First Christian Church of Honolulu  celebrated their 125th Anniversary on Sunday, August 18th.


Please keep the family of Rev. Deborah (Debbie) Rice in your prayers. She passed away on August 15th after a battle with cancer, and her service was held on Sunday, September 8th in Fallbrook. Cards of Condolences can be sent to her husband Orlando Rice and her daughter Chantel via Harbor Christian Church 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660. 

Disciples Mission Fund Supports Hundreds of Projects

Your congregation's core support to the   Disciples Mission Fund   helps not only our region, but also the work of the Church across the world. From   Global Ministries   to   Disciples Home Missions   and   Council on Christian Unity   to    Higher Education and Leadership Ministries. The health and social services work of   National Benevolent Association   is made possible as well as the preservation of our stories by    Disciples of Christ Historical Society. The work of   National Convocation ,   North American Pacific/Asian Disciples   and   Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries   is undergirded by your core support. Even the upkeep of   and other communication is dependent on your core support day in and day out. Thank you for your gifts and your congregation's ongoing support of the whole Church.

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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

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