List of Items Needed for Asylum Seekers Program at the Border

Gallon Bag Washcloth Lotion – travel size Shampoo – travel size 3 Bar Soap – travel/hotel size Comb 7” size Toothbrush Kleenex pack- small Facemask (Sandwich bag) Sandwich Bag Toothpaste – 1.5oz size Disposable Razor Band Aids (5) Drop off is at El Buen Pastor UMC Santa Paula – Fridays...

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Religious, Nonprofit Groups Help Asylum Seekers as “Remain in Mexico” Ends

SANTA PAULA, Calif. — At 4 a.m., one morning, Rev. Joel Hortiales asked his three kids: “Estan listos hijos? (Are you ready?).” As the director of Hispanic and Latino Ministries at Border Concerns with the United Methodist Church in the Pacific region, Hortiales has been helping migrants for almost a decade. As...

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Rev. Dr. Robert Ness and Mrs. Rebecca Ness

The Episcopal Office and The Board of Pension and Health Benefits It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Rev. Dr. Robert Ness, a retired member of the California-Pacific Conference, on February 2, 2021, and spouse Mrs. Rebecca Ness, on December 16, 2020. Rev. and Mrs....

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Virtual Community Choir

Led by Cal-Arts Grad Andres Salazar (who will tell us how this will work) Beginning WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, at 7 pm We will meet on Zoom: 230 813 4505 Contact Pastor Bethany for the Password (Sorry) at 575-708-1615 We plan to sing anthems via Zoom beginning Oct. 11, and to do...

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God in the Graffiti – Rev. Dr. Joel Hortiales

God in the Graffiti (GIG) is a project created to make a church a missional church. A missional church is a congregation that works with a mission in mind to reach the people outside the building. Pastora Vilma Cruz-Baez from La Plaza UMC, asked for my advice as Hispanic/Latino Ministry...

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UMCOR COVID-19 Response Advance #3022612

Help the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) fight COVID-19. UMCOR is a global ministry of the United Methodist Church that sends teams to places of natural disasters and helps to assist in shelter, healing, recovery, and rebuilding. Funds are specifically dedicated to poor areas around the world, with 40% of the...

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Wednesdays During Lent!

We will be having “Supp” at 5:30 on Wednesdays during Lent! March 4th will be “Prayer.” March 11th will be “Painting.” March 18th will be “Icon.” March 25th will be “Christmons.”

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