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Samuel Hong
District Superintendent
Samuel Hong

Robyn Peterson
Sr. Administrative Assistant for El Camino Real District
Robyn Peterson

(408) 442-2450
729 Morse Street
San Jose, California 95126

Paycheck Protection Program Loans (posted 4/6/2020)

posted on April 06

El Camino Real District Pastors,
Grace and peace to you!  Many of you have inquired about applying for Paycheck Protection Program Loans.   As it states in the Book of Discipline para. 2529.3, you will need to have a charge conference vote in order to apply.  However, because this is an unusual time and the program is time-sensitive, Bishop Carcaño is waving the 10 day-requirement and authorizing Elders to preside at the charge conference of their own church.  

Please remember that this charge conference would need to be held virtually.  If you are planning to apply, please send me a request to hold a charge conference, and I will approve it as soon as possible.  

Click here for more information about the loan.  Also, our Conference Treasurer, Diane Knudsen’s webinar this Wednesday at 4 p.m. will cover the topic of the loan. (Information below)

D.S. Shinya Goto


Wednesday Webinar April 8 4p-5:15p PDT : Diane Knudsen Explores Financial Safety Nets for Local Churches

Join California-Nevada Executive Director of Finance and Administration Diane Knudsen for a deep dive into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and a discussion around ways engage local faith communities around the crucial importance of the tithe at this time of shelter in place (SIP)  required by our national, state and local governments and public health agencies.

The webinar is the second in a new weekly series of webinars hosted by the California-Nevada conference intended to share information, best practices and rich discussion on today's top issues facing local church families. Laity and pastors will come away with deeper understandings around current topics and new tools to support local faith communities.

Register Today!


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