Upcoming Synod Events

Unconscious Bias Training
February 27, 2022
1:30 - 4:00 PM PST
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran, La Mesa's Social Justice Committee invites all to attend online (over Zoom) Unconscious Bias Training on Sunday, February 27 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. PST. The training is offered for free and pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link to join. Click below to register.

The facilitator of this training is Lauren Martin. Lauren is a transformational leader who is passionate about empowering, inspiring and developing others while advocating for equitable, inclusive spaces. With a background in neuroscience, education, and leadership development, she has worked as a master facilitator, coach, and consultant in different industries and multiple countries both in the private, public, and non-profit sectors over the last 30 years. She is proud to be the first Manager, Diversity & Inclusion for Lowe’s Canada.

For a poster to share in your congregation, click here (PNG) or here (PDF).
Upcoming Installations & Ordinations
Installation of Pastor Gloria Imamura
Prince of Peace Lutheran, Honolulu
Tuesday, February 22 - 11:00 a.m. HST/1:00 p.m. PST
All are invited to participate in prayer and those who plan to attend in person are required to wear a mask. The service will be livestreamed on the congregation's Facebook page and may be accessed at https://www.princeofpeacewaikiki.com/.

Installation of Pastor J.P. Paxton
Lihue Lutheran Church
Saturday, February 19 - 3:00 p.m. HST/5:00 p.m. PST

Ordination & Installation of Pastor Brianna Lloyd
Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Sunday, February 20 - 5:00 p.m. HST/7:00 p.m. PST
The event will be livestreamed on the Lutheran Church of Honolulu Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LCHwelcome/) and on the Worship Services page of their website (https://www.lchwelcome.org/worship-2/worship-services/).  

Installation of Pastor Moses Barrios
Calvary by the Sea, Honolulu
Saturday, February 26 - 5:00 p.m. HST/7:00 p.m. PST
Those attending in person are asked to follow COVID protocols (wear facial coverings, remain social distanced, stay home if you are feeling sick, whether vaccinated or not) and to register to attend HERE. An outdoor reception will follow the service.

The service will also be live on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/calvarybythesea and on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/c/CalvarybytheSeaLutheranChurch

Ordination of Pastor Steve Anderson
Called to Lutheran Church of Our Savior-Spirit of Hope, San Bernardino
Ordination Service at Eden, Riverside
Saturday, March 12 - 3:00 p.m. PST/1:00 p.m. HST

Coaching for All Seasons:
Monthly Online Gathering for Pacifica Synod
Rostered & Lay Leaders
Thursday, March 3, 2022
11:00 a.m. to noon (PST) / 9:00 a.m. (HST)

In March, Coaching for All Seasons welcomes
Coach and Deacon Tammy Devine

Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Certified End of Life Coach
ELCA National Coaching Team

“Passionate about health, healing, and wholeness, I seek to accompany others on their journey to living and leading well. Coaching and retreat facilitation allow me to walk with God’s people as we seek to live as whole and holy people. Together, we can grow as healthier leaders and healthier communities.” – Tammy Devine

Join us as we explore coaching specialty: Discipleship with Tammy. She will give us overview and insight into what a discipleship coach can do for you and your ministry.

Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link to join
and may be done HERE.

 Brought to you by your Pacifica Synod Coaching Team to support Synod leaders during challenging times. Each monthly offering brings a presentation on a current topic and an opportunity to discuss it in a small group facilitated by an ELCA coach.

Pacifica Synod has invested in training coaches to work with rostered and lay leaders one-on-one or in groups. A coach's role is to support leaders in naming challenging issues and identifying constructive responses to them. 
For more information: 
Click here to view our Synod Coaching web page for resources as well as previous presentations.  If you would like more information about coaching, please contact Deenna Eley, Pacifica Synod Coaching Coordinator at pacificacoachinggroup@gmail.com 
Save the Date
Day of Theological Reflection - "Digital Ministry"
March 17, 2022
Please save the date for the Pacifica Synod's 2022 Day of Theological Reflection that will take place over Zoom on Thursday, March 17 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon PDT/7:00 to 9:00 a.m. HST. This year's theme is "Digital Ministry".

We are working on putting together some local, in-person, gatherings for this event. Watch for more details and registration information to be made available soon.
Congregational Financial Review Online Workshops
March 26 & 29, 2022
In March, Pacifica Synod's Executive Assistant for Accounting, Terri Robertson, will host two online workshops to assist congregations in understanding the steps to conduct an annual Financial Review of their financial records and processes. This annual review assists the congregational council in fulfilling its general oversight of the congregation’s accounting, financial reporting and internal control systems.

This workshop, held over Zoom, will be offered twice so that participants may choose the time that works best for them. The dates and times will be:

Saturday, March 26
11:00 to 12:30 PDT/8:00-9:30 HST

Tuesday, March 29
6:30 to 8:00 pm PDT/3:30 to 5:00 pm HST

Each workshop will last 90 minutes and will include a presentation, resources, and time for questions. Pre-registration for the workshops will be required. The link to register will be made available by the end of February, so watch synod e-newsletters and our website for more information.
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