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Church Choir Plans 'Spring Fling'

May 29, 1999

Oxnard's All Saints Episcopal Church choir will sponsor a "spring fling" celebration at 7 p.m. today in the parish hall.

Refreshments will be served, and the choir will present Easter and secular music and poetry, along with sing-along selections.

The regular Sunday morning service in Spanish will begin at 9:30 a.m. starting this Sunday.

The church is at 144 South C St. For information, call 483-2347.

School Plans Reception for Parents

St. Augustine Academy of Ventura will hold a reception today for parents interested in enrolling their children for the upcoming school year. The reception will be held in Santa Paula, with the curriculum being presented during a social hour.

For the past four years, the academy has operated near Transport and Telephone roads in Ventura, but in 2000, it will move to a location near Wells Road and California 126. The academy educates children from grades four through 12.

For information, call 658-8161.

Fellowship Offers Special Service

Oxnard's Channel Islands Vineyard Christian Fellowship offers a worship service especially for 18- to 25-year-olds each Sunday at 7 p.m. The music is contemporary and the dress is casual, says Pastor Bill Coulter.

Sunday morning services are at 9 and 11 a.m.--again, casual dress is welcome.

The fellowship is at 1851 Holser Walk, Suite 200 (across the freeway from Wal-Mart). For information and directions, call 485-0050.

Rummage Sale to Assist Missions

Mission Circle No. 88 of St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks will hold its annual rummage sale at the church June 5.

The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Profits will benefit the special missions that the circle has adopted in Macao, Guatemala, Malawi and Uganda. Catholic missionaries in these countries help with such basic needs as food, water, hygiene and medical care.

Everything from baby goods to patio accessories, dishes, books and furniture will be offered. Donations may be dropped off at St. Thomas Aquinas Hall at the church, 155 E. Janss Road, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday.

For information, call Barbara Barry at 492-4498.

Women's Conference Scheduled

Sharon Kinney and Dr. Amy Paul of Agoura Hills will be seminar leaders at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints women's conference June 5 in Newbury Park.

The Relief Society sponsors the annual event, which is free to the public.

Kinney, who has been a fitness advisor to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, will lead a seminar on nutrition and fitness.

Paul will address health needs of today's women. She recently practiced family medicine in Newbury Park.

"This informal morning setting will enable women to get more health information than they might during a regular office visit with a doctor," Paul said.

The keynote speaker for the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. event will be Wendy Watson from Brigham Young University in Utah. Topics such as self-esteem, women's financial planning and child rearing will be covered.

The church is at 35 S. Wendy Drive. For information, call (818) 706-3063.

Church Offers Support Groups

Sonrise Christian Fellowship in Simi Valley offers several ongoing support groups to the public during the week. The meetings are free and child care is available.

A support group for those struggling with co-dependency and for adult children of alcoholics meets Mondays at 7 p.m.

A domestic violence support group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. This group is for women who are or have been victims of physical or emotional abuse.

A divorce recovery workshop is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Men and women who have recently gone through divorce are welcome at the 10-week workshop.

A grief and loss workshop that meets Tuesday evenings helps people who have gone through losses such as death or divorce find healing.

Open Doors is for men and women struggling with homosexuality or same sex attraction. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

H.E.A.L.T.H. (Healthy Eating Always Leaning Toward Him) meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and is coed. Exercise is at 6 p.m.

At 7 p.m. Wednesdays, workshops in men's and women's anger management meet to help members understand the roots of anger and develop skills for controlling it.

A chronic pain and illness workshop meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

A support group for women who have suffered childhood abuse, rape or incest meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

At 7 p.m. Thursdays is Overcomers Outreach for those seeking to overcome addictions and compulsions.

Also at 7 p.m. Thursdays is F.R.E.E.D., a recovery workshop for teenagers struggling with substance abuse.

Women's Life meets the first and third Thursdays at 9 a.m., and MOMS meets the second and fourth Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

All workshops meet at the church, 2350 Shasta Way. For information, call 581-1628.

Singles Invited to Concert, Dinner

The Christian Singles Connection of Camarillo plans a concert and potluck dinner June 5 at the Sonrise Christian Fellowship Church.

"We want to provide a place for singles to connect with Christ together," said member Jennifer Coler.

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