An all-day yard sale and car wash to benefit the Spanish-language ministry of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oxnard begins at 8 a.m. today on the church grounds at 1800 South C St.
Proceeds will benefit the evangelical program.
For more information, call 487-2711.
Discussions for Interfaith Couples
"Conversations About Jewish Identity in Interfaith Families," a series of discussions for interfaith couples, will hold its next meeting Sunday at Ventura's Temple Beth Torah. The program, led by Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller, will address holidays and extended family dynamics. Free child care will be provided to those with reservations. The discussion takes place from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The Women of Reform Judaism will present their annual Feminist Seder at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Reservations are required.
For more information on either event, call the office at 641-4181. The temple is at 7620 Foothill Road.
Summer Camp for Jewish Children
An open house at Camp Gan Israel at 27400 Canwood St. in Agoura will begin at noon on Sunday and run until 2 p.m.
The camp, for children ages 3 to 13, is part of the largest network of Jewish day camps in the world, said Rabbi Yisroel Levine, the camp's new director. It will be open for two summer sessions, each lasting a month.
The camp will have instruction in drama, music, karate, sports, crafts, Jewish heritage, swimming, dance and includes group discussion.
For more information, call (818) 991-0991.
Lutheran Church Hosts Singer
Trinity Lutheran Church in Simi Valley will sponsor singer Mandie Pinto in a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. The public is welcome.
Pinto, a contemporary Christian singer, has appeared as a soloist in the Crystal Cathedral's Glory of Christmas production. This year, she will be featured as Mary Magdalene in the cathedral's Glory of Easter production.
The church is at 2949 Alamo St. For more information, call the church office at 526-2429.
Special Services During Lent
First Presbyterian Church of Oxnard will feature a Lenten service at 11:30 each Sunday morning during Lent. Charles Griffin will lead the series, titled "Our Neighbors' Faith--the Way of the East."
Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Shintoism will be discussed during the services.
At 9 a.m. Sundays, "The Jesus I Never Knew" study class is held in the Agape Room, using the Bible, guide books and film clips.
For more details about church activities, call 983-0204. First Presbyterian is at 850 Ivywood Drive.
Lenten Programs at St. Matthew's
Communion is offered at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Newbury Park every Sunday during Lent.
Services during Lent are at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday worship is at 7 p.m. on April 1; Good Friday interfaith worship is at noon on April 2, and Easter services on April 4 are at 6:30, 8:30 and 10 a.m.
St. Matthew's youth will serve a continental breakfast after Easter services.
The church is at 1380 S. Wendy Drive. Call 498-6910 for more information.
Silence and Meditation for Lent
Silence and meditation replace praise time from 10 to 10:15 a.m. during Lent on Sundays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oxnard.
Church school for children, youth and adults begins at 9 a.m.
The Spanish-language service is held at 6 p.m. and the Japanese-language service begins at 2 p.m.
St. Paul's is at 1800 South C St. For general information, call 487-2711.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oxnard will hold a parish bilingual celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
The church is at 2511 South C St. Call 486-7301 for more information.
Last Fish Fry Dinner of Lent
The final Lenten fish fry dinner at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oxnard will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Condon Center. Dinner is $5.50 per plate. Takeout orders are available.
All proceeds will benefit St. Anthony's school.
The church is at 2511 South C St. Call 487-5317 for more information.
Lecture About Phenomenology
Robert Sokolowski of the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., will speak on phenomenology as a revival of philosophy on Friday at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula.
The public is invited to the lecture, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Commons.
Sokolowski's lecture is part of a newly inaugurated Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program.
The college is at 10000 N. Ojai Road. Call 525-4417 for more information.
Handicapables Meetings Return
After a year's absence, Handicapables is back, with a west county meeting March 27 at Ventura's Knights of Columbus Hall.
This is a day of spiritual and social enrichment for all physically disabled people, said Armand Mueller, who helps run both the east county and west county Handicapables meetings.
Registration is at 11 a.m. on March 27. Mass will be celebrated at 11:30, followed by lunch and entertainment. People of all faiths are welcome. There is no charge.
For more information, call Catholic Charities at 643-4694 or 486-2900.
The Knights of Columbus Hall is at 36 S. Figueroa Plaza in Ventura.