Faith

Always present in our hearts

A HOLY TIME—Top, the Temple Adat Elohim Chorale, with Laura Seasongood of Moorpark, right, sings during a Kever Avot memorial service Oct. 6 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park in Westlake Village. Above left, Paula Kraft of Thousand Oaks, left, and Barbara Blanchard of Westlake Village attend. Above right, Cantor David Shukiar, left, of Temple Adat Elohim leads Brian […]

Talking environmental ethics

The Dekker Lecture Series will present a talk titled “Christian Ethics and Climate Emergency” at 7:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 21 at United Church of Christ Simi Valley, 370 Royal Ave. A reception will follow the lecture. The speaker is Lisa E. Dahill, professor of religion at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. She is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church […]

Celebrate with the Baha’is faith

Bahá’ís of Thousand Oaks are preparing to mark the Oct. 29, 200th anniversary of the birth of the Báb, prophet and herald of the Bahá’í Faith. A celebration program and dinner, open to all at no cost, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 at North Ranch Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. In the […]

Unitarian Universalists adopt Chalice name

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley marked their adoption of the name Chalice at a special Sunday service, with dozens of flaming chalices aglow to celebrate the transition to a more succinct way of describing who they are. Members of the Newbury Park fellowship brought chalices from home and lit them from the flame of the […]

Prayers, fasts for Yom Kippur

The rabbis of Chabad of the Conejo invite Jews to attend Yom Kippur services, which begin with the Kol Nidre service at 6:15 p.m. Tues., Oct. 9. Services will continue Wed., Oct. 10 at 9:30 a.m. The Yizkor memorial service will be at noon and the Neilah service at 5:30 p.m. The Yom Kippur fast will end on the 7:15 […]

Celebration for Baha’i faith

Searching for a spiritually uplifting and entertaining way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Rainn Wilson, actor of the TV show “The Office,” will serve as master of ceremony for the Baha’i Faith of Simi Valley’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Báb. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 20 at […]

Ladies host church dinner

The 12th annual dinner dance of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County, sponsored by the Ladies’ Society, will be held at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4161 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. The event will feature a silent auction, dinner and music for dancing by Greg Hosharian Brothers Band. Proceeds from the event […]

Three churches provide a break for parents with special-needs kids



When Carrie Knight’s daughter Jessica was diagnosed with hydrocephaly (“water on the brain”) as an infant, doctors warned the mother that her child could suffer a host of disabilities as a result. But after a procedure to place a shunt in her skull relived the pressure on her brain, Jessica, now 18, never developed any ill effects from the condition. […]

Faith at the football field

Fields of Faith will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 on the Moorpark High School football field, 4500 Tierra Rejada Road. Fields of Faith is a nationwide event hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a high school club with chapters across the country. Teachers volunteer to host the club and students provide leadership. At the […]

Kever Avot memorial service at Pierce Bros.

A complimentary Kever Avot memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sun., Oct. 6 at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park and Mortuary, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The service will be held in front of the main building. Kever Avot, which falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is a time when families visit the graves of […]


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