Faith

Bat mitzvah project bundles the kindness

HELPING OTHERS—Rachael Rosenberg, 13, created Bundles of Kindness as her bat mitzvah project at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills. Rachael and friends stuffed bundles with items for the homeless including sleeping mats, clothes, vouchers for services, food and a resource guide.

An evening to honor a beloved rabbi

A special evening to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, will be held Wed., July 10 at The Gardens at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will begin with a reception and refreshments at 7 p.m, followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. The yahrzeit (anniversary of […]

‘Shades of Light’

Gearing up for a local family overnight camp

United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will host a Family Camping Overnight from 5 p.m. Sat., June 29 through 11 a.m. Sun., June 30 in the backyard of the church at 1000 E. Janss Road. The event will have a barbecue, family games, campfire skits, breakfast and outdoor casual worship. Families of the community are welcome. Participants should bring tents, […]

Concert to spotlight the faith of country music star



Many country music fans know the melodies and wholesome lyrics of a Josh Turner song. Most of his hits, including “Hometown Girl” and “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” are love songs that tell tales of summer nights, small towns and dance halls. Now the Nashville- based country music star has something different for his fans, as he breaks into a […]

Course on developing a healthy spiritual life

The Thousand Oaks Seventhday Adventist Church will offer a free, eight-week Spiritual Wellness series to the community from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays from June 14 through Aug. 2 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road. Pastor Jim Ayars, a local pastor known for his weekly religious radio broadcast, Windows on the World on KDAR-98.3 FM, will lead the sessions. […]

Confirmation youth receive blessing

Prayer in the outdoors

Summer Shabbat services to meet in park

Temple Ner Simcha renews its annual tradition of Shabbat Under the Stars. The temple will hold Shabbat services outdoors at 7 p.m. throughout the summer, beginning Fri., June 14 and continuing every Friday night throughout the summer except for July 5. The family services, which are filled with music, are being held at a new location this year: Deerhill Community […]

Baptists host family fun

The annual Community Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., June 15 at Simi Second Missionary Baptist Church grounds, 1063 Pacific Ave., Simi Valley. The event will have live music, game booths, game truck and a kid’s area with bouncer. Free food, popcorn, sodas and water will be available. Guests can also find out about opportunities […]

Program of music, storytelling honors Holocaust survivor on Sunday

Co-authors John Jackson and Rebecca Jackson, from Santa Cruz, will celebrate the late David Arben and the release of their authorized biography about him in a program from 2 to 3 p.m. Sun., June 9 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The program of music and storytelling is free and open to the public […]


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