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VENTURA COUNTY RELIGION | Religion Briefs

Simi Church Offers Spanish Service

May 27, 2000

* Simi Covenant Church in Simi Valley will begin Nueva Esperanza, a Spanish-language church service, at noon Sunday.

Regular worship services will be at 9 and 10:30 a.m. with The Gathering, a new generation worship service for young adults, at 6:30 p.m.

A relationship improvement seminar for couples will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3 and will cost $35 per person.

The church is at 4846 Alamo St. For information, call 526-8855.

Handicapables Plan Day of Events

* West Ventura County Handicapables will offer a day of spiritual and social enrichment for all physically disabled people at Sacred Heart Church in Ventura at 11 a.m. today, followed by a luncheon and entertainment.

People of all faiths are welcome and there is no charge.

The church is at 10800 Henderson Road. For more information, call 452-4050.

Sermon on 'Fatal Spelling Error'

* The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura will host Ted Kent, professor emeritus from the University of Southern Colorado, who will present the sermon "The Fatal Spelling Error in the Bible" at 11 a.m. Sunday.

On June 4, the church will host Gordon Hall, a Methodist ministerial student at Claremont Theological School, who will speak about Native Americans who live outside the reservation and who practice traditional spiritual beliefs.

One June 11, the church will host its annual religious education service led by children and teachers at 11 a.m.

Child care is available each day.

The church is at 4949 Foothill Road. For information, call 644-3898.

All Saints Plans Special Dinner

* All Saints Episcopal Church of Oxnard will have a week of activities beginning with a "Bread of Life" dinner in the parish hall at 5:30 p.m. today.

On Sunday, there will be worship services at 8 and 11 a.m. A Spanish worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Classes on Sunday will include a 9:30 a.m. adult lectionary Bible study led by the Rev. Warren V. Porter and a 10:30 a.m. program for children elementary school age through high school.

There will be a Holy Eucharist and healing service in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

A Bible study class will be held at 1:30 p.m.

A special concert will be held in the sanctuary at 4 p.m. June 4 with music by the All Saints Choir and the Ventura Master Chorale. The concert is free and open to the public. Child care will be provided and refreshments served.

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

Interfaith Fellowship to Meet

* Interfaith Fellowship in Thousand Oaks, formerly Interfaith Church for Today, will meet in the ballroom of the Thousand Oaks Inn at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be a children's program and child care. The Rev. Gifford Smith's message will be "How to Know God Better."

The inn is at 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. For information, call (818) 889-6264.

Service to Focus on Diversity

* Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will have a worship service at the Goebel Senior Center in Thousand Oaks at 10 a.m. Sunday.

"Behold Right and Wrong: Honoring Diversity of Opinion" will be the focus of the service, and the Rev. Betty Stapleford will lead the congregation in discovering solutions to several real life situations.

The center is at 1385 E. Janss Road. For information, call 492-8751.

LDS Ward to Hear About Mission

* The Newbury Park First Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hear Steven Bowen speak during its 9 a.m. Sunday worship service. Bowen, 19, will speak about the commitment he has made to serve two years as a missionary at his own expense in South Korea.

Sunday school classes for all ages will follow at 10:20 a.m. There are classes for children, teenagers, women and men. The public is invited.

The church is at 35 S. Wendy Drive. For information, call 498-4962.

Group Helps Women in Transitions

* A nonsectarian support group for women coping with life transitions such as marriage, divorce, a new relationship, loss of a partner, health issues, aging parents, moving into the workplace or retirement meets from 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday at Jewish Family Services in Ventura.

There is a fee of $10 or less, depending on need.

The location is 1915 E. Main St. For information, call 641-6565.

Teacher to Discuss Gospel of Mark

* Gregory Riley, a professor at Claremont School of Theology, will speak at St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Newbury Park at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

His talk is titled "The Gospel of Mark" and will focus on Christian origins.

The church is at 1360 S. Wendy Drive. For more information, call 498-6910.

Speaker at Love International

* David Cannistraoi, co-pastor of Evangel Christian Fellowship in San Jose, will speak at Love International Outreach Fellowship in Ventura at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The church is at 1711 Wood Place. For more information, call 644-9900.

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