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PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

August 1, 2019

​​Thank-you to all the volunteers who served at Community Kitchen in 2018 and so far this year. Your willingness to bring your helping hands and a smile to people in need is much appreciated.For those of you that don’t know, GPC helps serve lunch to people in need on the 4th and 5th Monday of […]

Session Scoop

August 1, 2019

Each month there is a brief report as to what your session is currently working on and discussing. These reports are not meant to be comprehensive, but more of a summary of what’s going on. The following is from the July 17th Session meeting: ​​Reports:•CLP’s Report: Carol McLean’s Memorial service 6/22/19 was appreciated by the […]

Original Watercolor Note Cards from neighbor Judy

August 1, 2019

​These one of a kind handcrafted cards are created by our resident back door neighbor Judy Gilder. Judy is a lifelong artist. Her unique cards are lovely for your ​own use and would make a wonderful gift for others. Please ​contact Judy @ 805-681-1155 to set up a time for viewing. Side note: Judy is […]

GPC Emergency Contact Information Needed

July 13, 2019

​​It’s time to update the GPC office directory with emergency contact information for all members. Please call the office at 805-967-2131 or email shirley at, to give her the name and number of the emergency contact person for your household.

Photos from Spring Cleaning 2019

April 8, 2019

​A bunch of GPC-ers gathered on Saturday, April 6, to spruce up the church grounds and meeting rooms. A good mix of friendly conversation and hard work. And some pretty good food, too! The photos here are by Mary Ellen Kestel and Marilyn Gross Mary Ellen & Jeannie escape from the trash can​Into the bin!Jeanne […]

Our Beautiful Succulent Garden

April 8, 2019

​Work on our lovely succulent garden began in 2018, headed-up by Lynn Kirby, Alan Scholl,  George Emory,  ​Norma Shinoda, and Eduardo Villa. We also thank everyone else who helped out with the huge amount of loving work that went into this garden. The photos below are by Mary Ellen Kestel.A video of the “emergence” of […]

An Update about our New-Pastor Search

February 25, 2019

Goleta Presbyterian Church is seeking a new pastor to lead our church into the future. Our new pastor will be a strong spiritual leader with a vision that will help our church confirm and identify church mission and vision. We pray for a pastor who can generate new ideas, be creative, compromise, and understand the […]

Farewell and Mahalo to Charlie Campbell, our Interim Pastor

February 25, 2019

​Sunday, February 24, was our last Sunday with our Interim Pastor, Charlie Campbell. Charlie is always recognizable by his Hawaiian shirts — so for this Sunday, the entire congregation dressed in Hawaiian shirts in his honor. Mahalo, Charlie, and we wish you all the best at your new church in Diamond Bar — where he […]

Ready Home, Ready Heart

December 22, 2018

Do you have a Ready Home & a Ready Heart? Provide local kids with a loving home today! Our Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services offers: “Our Kids. Foster + Adopt + Mentor.”  If you would like to participate, you can get ​information at the church office​.

Mission & Peace Committee Announces Awards of Grants

June 28, 2018

​The  MISSION and PEACE COMMITTEE ​has awarded grants to the following recipients:Unite to LightAdom Partnership InternationalNomi NetworkPhilippine Solar Village ProjectConnect for WaterMEPO/House of FlowersPower of LoveSanta Barbara Mission Conference

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