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Children Worship & Wonder Training Event

A Children Worship & Wonder Training Event will be held August 19 – 21, 2011 at First Christian Church, Burbank, California.

Ecumenical and Interfaith News – August

The latest Ecumenical and Interfaith News brought to you by the Joint Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (DOC) and the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ

A Great New Option to “Step Up Your Rate”

At the Cornerstone Fund, we’re always evaluating ways to help our investors earn more from their investments. Now, all of our investments of 18 months or more offer the Step Up Your Rate option.

BiG WiDE GRiN in Laguna Concert

Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church welcomes Big Wide Grin on Friday, August 12, 7:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Big Wide Grin, a soulful acoustic 3 Peace Band, brings their folk music to Laguna for one night only.

Tuesdays With Transitioners

Laid off? Downsized? Looking to change careers? Think “Tuesday with Transitioners!” Jennifer Oliver O’Connell discusses the the program’s success.

Mission Hills Pastor Swims for Silver

Three medals! San Diego pastor and his partner capture silver at the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatic meet in Oahu.

Imagine The Possibilities

Worship, workshops, speakers, sacred dance, children playing in the sand – and cookies, lots and lots of cookies. Imagine the possibilities!

Is There A Link Between Our Diets and Our Faith?

Is there a link between our diets and our faith? And can we mindfully, faithfully eat cookies at synod? Diane Ryder discusses The Mindful and Faithful Eating Resolution.

One Light: One Peace, One World

Southern California united in common cause and common prayer to remember 9.11.01.

Beyond Toleration

Bruce Jones looks at Brian McLaren’s “A Generous Orthodoxy.”

David Alicea: Child of the Streets, Man of God

“Home Alone” on the streets of New York at 10, David Alicea became a UCC success story.

Teen Faith: Rising to the Challenge

Teen faith, it is said, is not durable enough to survive long after high school. Dave Palmer researches possibilities for ending the exodus.

Phil Corr: Purpose Driven, Hitting on All Cylinders

How did an “irenic Evangelical who is essentially Reformed in theology and purpose driven in philosophy, a pastor-teacher who equips the saints for the ministry” find his way to the UCC? Here’s Phil Corr’s story.

CLUE-LA Memo to Grocery Chains

CLUE-LA has sent a letter to Ralph’s, Von’s, and Albertsons with the signatures of over 20 high-level judicatory leaders (bishops, Jewish and Christian leaders), including SCNC UCC Conference Minister Felix Villanueva, demanding the managers stop stalling talks, come to the bargaining table and make resonable offers to workers.

Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree

The God Is Still Speaking Players’ next production will be Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree – the country western installment of the Nunsense compendium of 9 plays. Performances will be September 2-5 and 9-11.

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