CHILDREN'S LIVES: "How Are the Children?" will be the topic of a talk by Julie Brumana of the Valley Interfaith Council at the 10 a.m. Sunday services at Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St. Information: (818) 769-5911.
HIGH HOPES: The Rev. Beverly Craig will give a sermon, "See the Highest Vision," at the 10 a.m. Sunday services at La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore St. Information: (818) 249-1045.
HOUSING DISCUSSION: Alan Greenlee of the Interprise Foundation and Stephanie Klasky-Gamer of the Los Angeles Community Design Center will discuss "Affordable Housing in Los Angeles: An Oxymoron" at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday services at Sepulveda Unitarian-Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Information: (818) 894-9251.
KEYS OF FAITH: The Rev. Stan Howse will give a sermon, "Faith Is the Key," at the 11 a.m. Sunday services at Unity Church of North Hollywood and Burbank, which is currently meeting at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Information: (818) 761-5149.
FALSE MESSIAHS: Rabbi Arnold Stiebel of Temple Beth Torah will discuss the history of Jewish messianism and the myriad false messianic personalities Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Granada Hills. Information, directions and reservations: (818) 701-1789.
BIBLE CAMP: A vacation Bible camp with the theme "Jesus Is the Rock . . . and He Rolls" will meet Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 17400 Vanowen St., Van Nuys. The cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. Information and registration: (818) 342-0302.
TORAH WITH LUNCH: Rabbi Stuart Vogel will lead a "Lunch and Learn" group that will discuss the week's Torah text Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Temple Aliyah's Selma Lubin Hall, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Bring a dairy lunch. Information: (818) 346-3545.
SHABBAT SERVICE: Cantor Caren Glasser will conduct a Shabbat service Friday at 7 p.m. at Kol Tikvah Temple, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. An Oneg Shabbat service will immediately follow. Information: (818) 348-0670.
TOT SHABBAT: Rabbi James Lee Kaufman will lead a Tot Shabbat service with stories and songs especially for toddlers and preschoolers Friday from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. at Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Information: (818) 761-6983.
MINISTRY SIMULCAST: Author John Maxwell will present a "Lay Ministry 2000" seminar that will be broadcast Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch. The cost is $69. Information: (818) 831-9333, Ext. 120.
--Pamela Davega Carr
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