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Visit the synod website to find out about   upcoming events . Please share this information as you are able. You can sign up to receive newsletters and special emails from the synod office  here

Please send information about upcoming events to Samantha at  shenderson@socalsynod.org
Refugee and Migrant Sunday - March 17
2019 Bishop's Colloquy for Pastors and Deacons
Deadline to register - today!
World Water Day 2019
Friday, March 22 in Los Angeles
St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble
Sunday, March 24 in Sun Valley
Treasurers' Workshop
Saturday March 30 in Glendale
I'm the Church Treasurer - Now What?! A Free Workshop
We’ll cover topics such as the corporate nature of a church, employee payment and tax regulations, the pastor as an employee, internal controls and the separation of duties, record keeping, charts of accounts, and the all-important budget process. To sign up, call the synod office at (818) 507-9591 or email Robin Lujan at   rlujan@socalsynod.org .
ELEA Church School Gathering
Saturday, March 30 in Torrance
Church School ministry – it’s a unique and special calling for congregations. Pastors and Church School Administrators - join us for a one-day conference tailored for all who lead and serve these pivotal ministries . Our featured speaker is Gayle Denny, Executive Director of the  Evangelical Lutheran Education Association , the membership organization for ELCA Schools and Learning Centers. Also presenting will be Nancy Bond, whose organization provides HR and Insurance services to ELCA schools across the US. Bishop R. Guy Erwin of the Southwest California Synod will join us as well.  More information here .
Spring Jazz Concert
Sunday, March 31 in Inglewood
2019 Bonhoeffer Festival
Thursday, April 11 in Claremont
The 8th Annual Bonhoeffer Festival
The Center for Lutheran Studies at
 Claremont School of Theology  
Thursday April 11, 2019

Theme: “Who is Christ  for us today ?”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Larry Rasmussen
Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary

Thanks to our Sponsors:  Thrivent Financial; Claremont School of Theology; Southwest California Synod (ELCA); Pacifica Synod (ELCA).

Free and Open to Public (Donations are appreciated). Please RSVP to Pastor Thom Johnson at Tjohnson@cst.edu or (909) 802-9549




Forum on Youth Ministry
April 2 - 26 in Princeton, NJ
2019 SWCA Synod Assembly
The  2019 Southwest California Synod Assembly  will take place at  California Lutheran University  in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1 with the theme “We Are Church Together.” 

The Synod Assembly is the highest legislative authority of the synod. Voting members and visitors gather for synodbusiness, worship, presentations and workshops as well as to do a synod. Find out more here.
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