MMU submissions:

June 10, 2024


Ancestors, Children, Servants written by Rev. Wendy Tajima, Executive Presbyter.

Register for the Presbytery Meeting and Day of Service Today!

June 15, 2024, Trinity Presbyterian Church


Our next stated Presbytery meeting will be held at Trinity Presbyterian, 3740 E. Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena 91107.


The meeting will begin at 9 am, and the plan is for the Day of Service to begin at 10 am. Everyone is asked to meet at Trinity, even if you do not attend the Presbytery meeting, to pick up lunch and receive the address of the work site, which is not public.


There are three service options planned:

1.    Compiling hygiene kits for Los Angeles General Medical Center (formerly known as LAC+USC Medical Center). If you want to donate items for the hygiene kits, see the list below.

2.    Sorting through boxes of Trinity memorabilia, with guidance from a church leader.

3.    Working at the Tongva Taraxat Paxaavxa Conservancy, the first plot of land returned to the first people of Los Angeles. There are restrictions to the number of people who can work there; information is on the Presbytery registration form.


The Presbytery packet will be sent in a separate email soon.

Hygiene Kits List for LA General Medical Center

Donations needed for hygiene kits, to be filled at the Presbytery Day of Service on June 15th. Please bring donations to the meeting, or contact Ericka Smith Stephens at if you need to drop them off before the meeting.


Hygiene Kit Items (travel size preferred):

•    Body/bath soap

•    Shampoo

•    Hair conditioner

•    Toothpaste

•    Toothbrush

•    Body lotion

•    Comb

•    Wash cloth

•    NEW: blank note cards, to be included in the kits with non-religious words of encouragement

•    Optional - Razors, Chapstick.


In addition to items for the hygiene kits, the hospital has shared need for men's pants, sizes 36-42, and adult incontinence supplies (pads and briefs), all sizes. If you have any questions or want to give earlier (the need for pants and incontinence supplies is immediate), please contact Presbyterian Chaplain Rev. Dr. Charity Ngaruiya at

Light Up Your Event!

Advent Candles will be available at the Presbytery meeting on June 15th. Be sure to bring a box or bag to transport them safely.

Job Opportunities in

San Gabriel Presbytery

*From the Presbytery of the Pacific*

St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles seeks a half-time transitional pastor for a 50+ member, vibrant, and faith-filled congregation. Find Job Description here.

Winterfest Resources

Resources from the Gabrieleno/Tongva Tribe

Legal Training for Churches

Neighborhood Center Resource List

Treasurer's Manual PCUSA


We remember Faith Grace Chinese Evangelical Church in our Prayers of the People this week.

Prayers for the family and friends of Rev. Dr. Dale Morgan, retired member of San Gabriel Presbytery, who peacefully died on Saturday. Her son was with her. We will share details about a memorial service as we get them.

Please pray for the Williams family as they grieve the loss of Rev. Pat Williams, who passed away on May 29th. They wish to thank everyone for all the support and prayers over the past month. Memorial service details will be shared at a later date.


Speaking Opportunity

Mission Co-Workers Ryan and Alethia White will be in our area in early July and have availability on their calendar July 8 and 9. They are the Regional Liaisons for Northern and Central Europe living in Berlin, Germany. If you would like to have them speak to a church group or at a gathering during these dates, please contact

Flowering Cross

Free to a good home!

Base for a flowering cross--just add chicken wire, then church members can add fresh flowers for a beautiful Easter tradition.

Please contact Skip Ober Miller

Business Manager

San Marino Community Church

Email :

Cross Without Flowers

Dimensions of Cross

Final Product

Notice of Important Changes

Board Of Pensions

Need information on the changes? Feel free to contact Kristin Leucht at if you have questions. Also, the Board of Pensions has developed an online tool to help you estimate the cost of taking the different options being presented; to access the calculator, go to . Remember, by September all churches with pastors should consider and report to the Board of Pensions how pastors will be provided benefits in 2025.


Board of Pensions 2025 Program Costs Calculator.

You asked for it, you got it! Tiffany Ashworth has provided the video below. Enjoy!

God's Word in God's Land Video

Send financial questions or reimbursements to Agnieszka and to Wendy Tajima.

Land Acknowledgement adopted by the Presbytery of San Gabriel

The 2024 Apportionment is $70 per member.

2024 Presbytery Minimums

The 2024 mileage reimbursement rate is 67 cents per mile.

2024 Presbytery Meeting Calendar

Donate Online to Presbytery or to Churches in the Presbytery

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