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Church to Hold Rummage Sale

May 08, 1999

The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Ventura will hold a rummage sale on the church grounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. All proceeds will go to Project Understanding.

Furniture, tools, toys, books, kitchen items and small appliances will be for sale.

On Sundays, praise and worship time begins at 11 a.m., preceded by church school classes at 10 a.m.

The church is at 1848 Poli St. Call 643-2786 for more information.

2-Day Conference for Women

Unity in the Community of Thousand Oaks-Agoura Hills will sponsor a Bible-based women's conference called "Empowering the 21st Century Christian Family" today and May 22 at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, in Agoura Hills. For information on the conference, to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, call (818) 382-0165.

Pastor and former television actor Bill Woodard founded the non-sectarian Unity in the Community in an attempt to bring "true unity, harmony and focus to our community."

"Right here in the Conejo Valley, we have Africans, African Americans, white Americans, Europeans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, East Indians, Middle Easterners, Mexicans, Central Americans and Native Americans all living side by side," he said. "We view this unique community as a mosaic, a tapestry, a potentially harmonious blend of cultures that, by working together, can become a model for today's world."

Seminar on Children's Ministry

Bible Fellowship Church of Ventura begins a children's ministry seminar called "For Kids Only" today, Friday and May 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. All children's pastors and volunteers are welcome to attend the national Christian ministry program.

Johanna Townsend will run the session, called "A New Game Plan for Children's Ministries." Lunch will be provided on Friday.

For more information about tax-deductible fees for the seminars, call (888) 646-4562.

Church to Honor Mothers

The Rev. Lynne Austin of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church of Newbury Park will present a Mother's Day talk titled "Patchwork Quilt, Patchwork Lives--Holding It All Together" at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday at 1360 S. Wendy Drive.

A display of quilts will accompany the service. The children's choir will sing a special tribute to mothers.

For more information, call 496-6910. The church is at 1360 Wendy Drive.

Special Blessing for Mothers

Mothers will receive a special blessing during all the Sunday Masses this weekend at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oxnard.

Saturday's Mass is at 5:15 p.m. Sunday's Mass times are 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. in English, and noon and 1:30 p.m. in Spanish.

St. Anthony's is at 2511 South C St. Call 486-7201 for more information.

Mother's Day Message by Church

Unity Center Church of Thousand Oaks will present a special Mother's Day message, "The Hand of God," on Sunday. All mothers and grandmothers will be honored with a flower.

The children's church is open to all children. Ann Robin is the youth director.

Call 496-6901 for more information. The church meets at 10 a.m. at Old Meadows Centers, 1600 Marview.

Sermons on Criticism and Anger

Pastor Mike Dietz at Moorpark's Community Christian Church will talk Sunday about "Handling Criticism."

The title of his sermon May 16 will be "Winning Over Anger."

Worship is at 9 and 10:45 a.m. All Bible classes begin at 9 a.m.

The church is at 216 Moorpark Ave., No. 200. Call 529-3572 for more information.

Minister Speaks of 'Mama's Prayer'

The Festival of the Christian Home Mother's Day will be celebrated at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oxnard on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Alan Gorsline's sermon will be "Mama's Prayer."

For more information, call 487-2711. The church is at 1800 South C St.

School to Honor Longtime Priest

A celebration Thursday at Ojai's Villanova Preparatory School will mark the 60th anniversary of Father John Glynn's ordination as a Catholic priest.

Glynn began teaching at Villanova in 1959 and eventually became headmaster. He is also known for his vigorous campaign to recruit international students to Villanova. When he saw the need to develop more modern science and athletic facilities, he became the development director for the school, stepping down as headmaster. Glynn raised more than $1 million for two new buildings.

As a current faculty member with the longest tenure in the school's 75 years, the 86-year-old Glynn still teaches three Latin classes daily.

He plans to celebrate a simple Mass of Thanksgiving on Ascension Thursday at 9 a.m. with the students and faculty of Villanova.

For more information, call 646-1464. The school is at 12096 N. Ventura Ave.

Italian Catholic Group to Meet

Branch 380 of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet Friday at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks.

All Italian Americans are invited to attend the event, at which spiritual and social events will be planned for the remainder of 1999.

In honor of Mother's Day, a women's appreciation dinner will be catered by the men of the federation at the 6:30 p.m. meeting.

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