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Do Something New - New Ministries Cal-Pac
Welcome to our New Ministries Newsletter! Here we hope you'll find inspiration in the stories of new and revitalizing churches, people and places to hold in your prayers, and exciting opportunities to learn how to do new things with God.
-The New Ministries Essential Ministries Team
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New Faith Communities:
Toluca Lake
Launching a new ministry in Toluca Lake depended on one part serendipity and two parts good DNA. Hollywood United Methodist Church’s efforts to reach young, progressive, “mildly churched” households was growing its community so much, the leadership had started looking for expansion sites, Rev. Kathy Cooper-Ledesma said.  But nothing seemed the right fit...
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Growing In Vitality:
Normal Heights
Before a single pew moved, the first sign of revitalization at Normal Heights United Methodist Church appeared outside the sanctuary: babies played with bright balls and toys while their grown-ups chatted on the floor of what used to be a formal church parlor.  
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God is Doing New Things in Cal-Pac!
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Messy Church is a multi-generation worship gathering that meets monthly. 
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Trailhead an introduction to doing new ministries - was hosted at Redondo Beach First UMC, Nov 2014.
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Paso Robles Ministries is becoming Paso Robles UMC! This ministry is moving from a storefront to church property in Paso Robles.  Congrats to them and we join in praying for them at this exciting crossroads!
People We Are Pulling For...
This year, five churches from the South District - San Luis Rey Valley, Murrieta, Vista, Trinity, & Pacific Beach - are taking part in the pilot year of Readiness360+.  R360+ is a 15-month process to move churches into greater vitality through focusing on the four vitality drivers...
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Resources...
Launchpad is coming! Are you planting a new faith community?  Cal-Pac will host this yearly Western Jurisdictional opportunity for church planting teams.  Find out more!

Discipleship Huddles make disciples who make disciples. New Huddles will be forming following Conference. Read more here.
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Find Out More
Would you like to find out more or participate in New Ministries?  We love to share with churches, talk with individuals and meet with people who will pray and support new ministries or serve on our New Ministries Essential Ministry Team.  Contact Us! 
Thank you,
Rev Nicole Reilley, Director of New Ministries
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