New church practices old-time religion

The Rev. Caleb Smith grew up in a charismatic Word of Faith church that taught faith could literally heal a believer. So when Smith was in high school and his father became ill with a neurological disease, it created a crisis of faith. Smith’s dad received one pastoral visit from his church over the 14 years he was sick. Smith’s […]


Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles admits qualified men of the Jewish faith of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the admission of its educational policies, […]

Bible study on Mary

A multi-parish Scripture study will be held in person from 10 a.m. to noon Mon., Jan. 24 in room 2 of the parish center, St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Men and women can attend an in-depth study of Mary, using Scott Hahn’s book “Hail, Holy Queen.” Virtual classes will run from 10 a.m. to […]

The Chapeleteers keep God’s house tidy

Cleanliness is next to godliness, the saying goes, and nowhere is that on display more clearly than in the La Reina High School and Middle School chapel. Mass is held in the gym, but the Catholic girls’ school on Janss Road also has a small sanctuary on campus where students can escape the rigors of academia and sit in the […]

Christmas Eve worship services

United Methodist Church Westlake Village will offer two Christmas Eve worship services Fri., Dec. 24, online and at the church, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. A family service will begin at 5 p.m. Children attending in person may remain with their families throughout the service or they can come forward to create a socially distanced Nativity tableau. A traditional Christmas Eve […]

Come to the manger

Youth of two churches unite in serving others

Most children in foster care never get the opportunity to celebrate their birthday. So youths from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) in Oak Park recently came together to make sure foster kids are celebrated. In the Youth Helping Youth program, the congregations work together to collect birthday supplies like cake […]

Baha’is gather to celebrate

As nights grow longer, Festival of Lights shines brightly

The eight-day Jewish holiday of Chanukah will begin at sundown, Sun., Nov. 28. Chabad of North Ranch will celebrate the season of light with a free outdoor Chanukah festival for people of all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 29 in front of the Chabad at the Pavilions Shopping Center, 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, near the intersection of […]

Community event seeks creches for display

The 15th annual Simi Community Christmas will be held Dec. 3 through 5 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 480 Sinaloa Road. Simi Valley. At the event, the public can view hundreds of nativity scenes from around the world as well as hear numerous local music groups sharing Christmas songs. Music is provided by middle school and […]

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