Tale of two denominations: growth, shrinkage

COMMENTARY /// Protestant churches

Two of America’s largest Protestant denominations are the United Methodist Church and the Assemblies of God. Both have long histories in Southern California and some shared beliefs, including ordaining women, that set them apart from other Protestants. But official statistics, which typically have a couple years of lag time, for the decade immediately before the pandemic show these denominations have […]

St. John’s Seminary gala honors alumni

For the first time in two years, St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, one of America’s historic seminaries, held its annual gala Sept. 18 on the plaza of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. The pandemic prevented the seminary from holding its traditional celebration in 2020. Instead, a virtual gala was created. Three seminary alumni […]

Local high school bands turn up the volume at Conejo exhibition

Riders saddle up at Rancho Potrero

Against the backdrop of Mount Boney, Julia Moore rushed to tuck in her crisp white button down shirt and secure her helmet before saddling up and heading to the competition arena under a bright blue sky. After she completed her dressage event, Moore dismounted and ran to hug her trainer, Ride On employee Steven Carlson. “I did it, Steven!” she […]

Power of Pink moves online

Los Robles Health System’s 25th annual Power of Pink virtual seminar is underway for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Los Robles will debut a new online program on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer at 6 p.m. every Tuesday throughout October, The “virtual living room only” event presents a roster of medical experts on staff from Los Robles Health System […]

Wish comes true for cancer survivor

Reyes Adobe ‘day’ returns to Agoura

Community tunes in to Westlake band fundraiser

Science knows that walking makes the heart grow fonder

The American Heart Association will host the Heart and Stroke Walk from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 9. The walk is a way to celebrate survivors of heart disease and stroke, raise funds and encourage physical activity. This year, participants can begin their walk from various pop-up start lines or at any location. One of the pop-up start lines […]

Century-old parish is a ‘kaleidoscope of faith’

St. Rose of Lima marks milestone anniversary

Nearly 50 countries are represented by more than 1,800 congregants who call St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church their home. This diverse representation is a “kaleidoscope of faith” that just keeps growing with each year the church serves the Simi Valley community, the Rev. Joseph Shea said. Shea, who has headed St. Rose since 2008, said this cultural diversity couldn’t […]

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