Members of the Synod staff have been in contact with churches affected by the devastating fires in Southern California. As of Friday, December 8, at least 12 families who attend ECO churches have experienced a total loss with the fires burning their homes to ashes. Thankfully, at this time, there have been no fatalities due to the fires. Please continue to pray for firefighters, first responders, and those affected in these areas.
No ECO churches have been damaged by fire at this point. We ask the ECO community to pray for these dear sisters and brothers, as well as their outreach to their neighbors and community in this time of trauma.
We encourage people to send financial support directly to the ECO Mission Presbytery in order to immediately support fire relief efforts in the Southern California area. You may also directly contact churches in the Ventura community if you would like to see what further needs you may be able to support.
Checks may be made out to:
Mission Presbytery, noting So Cal Fire Relief in the memo
and mailed to,
ECO: Mission Presbytery
c/o Ventura Community Church
Attn. Rocky Ludes, Stated Clerk/Treasurer
1555 Poli St.
Ventura, CA 93001