God can handle it for you

COMMENTARY /// Faith during pandemic

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” When the Apostle Paul wrote these words, recorded in the Bible’s New Testament, he was in prison for spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. He had plenty to worry about, but he chose to pray. He encourages us to do the same. Our complicated lives have become even more complex. People […]

Finding joy in difficult times

COMMENTARY /// Keeping the faith

In November 2018, we experienced three traumas: the Borderline shootings and the Hill and Woolsey fires. We now face the widespread trauma caused by COVID-19. As a minister in our community, I continue to search for ways to bring healing through each trauma we experience. A passage in the Book of James speaks to walking through hard times with faith. […]

Serving others in hard times

COMMENTARY /// Faith and unity

These are unprecedented times. There is no playbook to follow. When we are feeling overwhelmed with worry, mistrust, uncertainty and fear, it is more important than ever to be able to trust one another. The cries of “we are all in this together” echo Bahá’u’lláh’s message that he brought to us over 200 years ago: “The earth is but one […]

Don’t forget to remember

MUSIC IN THE AIR—Preschool director Debbie Blumenthal, left, sings while Bobbie Black plays the guitar. The parents of one of the students was picking up a loaf of Challah bread and a Holocaust Remembrance Day candle during a drive-thru event April 17. Holocaust Remembrance Day was Tues., April 21.

Unity team provides spiritual leadership online in difficult times

They say two heads are better than one. At Unity of the Oaks, they’re putting that adage into practice. The Revs. Sherri James and Stacy Macris Ros took the helm March 1 as co-spiritual leaders at the church on Crescent Way in Thousand Oaks. James said the arrangement allows the women, who are both mothers, to serve the spiritual needs […]


Zoom fun open to all kids Chabad of the Conejo will host a CKids Virtual Zoom for children of all ages at 11 a.m. Sun., May 17. The interactive workshop will give children the opportunity to learn about the upcoming holiday of Shavuot. The event will include the story of Shavuot read aloud, as well as an interactive game about […]

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