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November 04, 2000

United Methodist Holiday Boutique

* The Women's Ministries at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village will hold a holiday boutique Sunday from 9 a.m.-noon.

A variety of handcrafted items will be for sale, including gifts, decorations and baked goods.

Participants include Alternative Christmas Gift Market, benefiting children and adults locally and abroad; Heifer Project International, which sends food-producing animals and poultry to needy families; Church World Service's blanket program, which provides blankets to people affected by disaster; Many Mansions, which sponsors affordable housing for low-income families; Meals on Wheels, which supplies hot and cold meals to house-bound individuals.

The church is at Westlake Boulevard and Hampshire Road. For more information, call 497-7884.

St. Rose of Lima Christmas Crafts

* St. Rose of Lima will hold its annual Christmas boutique this weekend at the parish hall. All proceeds benefit the church's school. There will be handcrafted gifts, decorations, ornaments, religious items and more. Hours are today, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

The church is at 1325 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. For more information, call 520-8053.

St. Matthew's Veterans Day Service

*St. Matthew's United Methodist Church in Newbury Park will hold special Veterans Day worship services at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday. World War II veteran and D-Day survivor Jack Wilson will share his memories and accounts from his military experiences.

Worship at St. Matthew's is relaxed and interactive, with child care and children's classes available during the second service. The church is at 1360 S. Wendy Drive. For more information, call 498-6910.

St. Columba's Hosts Vocal Concert

*St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Camarillo will host a performance at 4 p.m. Sunday by baritone Loren Geeting of London, who will sing operatic favorites and show tunes. Tickets are $12 general, $10 senior citizens and students.

The church is at 1251 Las Posas Road. For more information, call 482-8831.

Service Will Honor the Deceased

*Moorpark United Methodist Church will hold its All Saints' Day service Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Rev. Rick Uhls will preach as the congregation celebrates the lives of members, friends and family who have died in the past year. The service will include music performed by the Sweetest Dixieland Band. A meal will be served following the service.

Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Child care is available. Junior church for children through second grade is offered during regular worship service.

The church is at 261 Flory Ave. For information, call 529-1401.

Handicapables Host Special Day

*West Ventura County Handicapables will host a day of "spiritual and social enrichment" for physically disabled people Sunday at St. Anthony Church in Oxnard. Registration is at 11 a.m. Mass is at 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon and entertainment. People of all faiths are welcome.

The church is at 2421 South C St. For more information, call 482-4050 or 648-6686.

'Calvary Connects' Replaces Service

*Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village will cancel its regular Sunday worship service this week to hold the one-time event "Calvary Connects." Church members and attendees will gather in more than 200 neighborhood homes. The event is to help members of the congregation get to know other members who live near them.

The church is at 5495 Via Rocas. For more information, call (818) 991-8040.

Sunday Service at Our Saviour's

*The Rev. Mary Ann Fiene preaches during the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oxnard. Sunday school is held at 11 a.m. Child -care is provided.

The church is at 905 Redwood St. For more information, call 486-5383.

Sonrise Pacific Hosts Teen Activity

*Sonrise Pacific Church in Moorpark will host a special teen activity Thursday evening. "Frontline Kickback" will include a deejay, dancing, skateboarding, games, pizza and a performance by gospel hip-hop artist Voice. Hours are 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free.

The church is at 11934 W. Los Angeles Ave. For more information, call 522-9868.

First Presbyterian Sunday Service

*Pastor James K. Bain Jr. will hold a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Oxnard.

There will be Sunday school for youth during the service. Adult Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Child care is available at all services. The church is at 850 Ivywood Drive. For more information, call 983-0204.

Mass Schedule at St. Anthony's

*St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Oxnard will celebrate Mass at 5:15 p.m. today and have confessions from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. in English, and Spanish-language Mass will be held at noon and 1:30 p.m.

The church is at 2511 S. C St. For more information, call 486-7301.

Unity Center Church Service

*Rev. Irma Oestmann will deliver the message "The Story of Unity" Sunday at Unity Center Church in Thousand Oaks. The 10 a.m. service will include music by the Cornelius Sisters.

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