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Protecting Environment Is Focus of Episcopal Convention

November 25, 2000|LARRY B. STAMMER

Making good on a preliminary environmental commitment made a year ago, the six-county Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles will hold its annual convention Friday and next Saturday with the theme "Stewardship of All Creation."

Since the diocese's last convention a year ago, the church has been studying how its members can help protect the environment. A number of parishes have started to purchase "green power"--energy from renewable resources--and others have embarked on environmentally sensitive landscaping projects.

The Rt. Rev. Frederick H. Borsch, bishop of the diocese, will address the "importance of the wise use of environmental, spiritual and fiscal resources." On Friday, "Jazz Vespers: Variations on the Stewardship of All Creation" will be presented by the Rev. Norman Freeman, a musician and vicar of St. Michael's University Church in Isla Vista.

On another issue, the diocese will underscore the new full communion agreement between the national Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Lutheran Bishop Murray Finck of the church's Yorba Linda-based Pacifica Synod will deliver the sermon at the Convention Eucharist. The convention will be held at the Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St., beginning at 1 p.m. Friday. Visitors are welcome.


"Forever JUNG--The Mystical Journey of Carl Jung Live on Stage," will be presented Friday at 8 p.m. at the Unity of Tustin campus, 14402 S. Prospect Ave., Tustin. $20. (714) 730-3486.

* As part of its Jewish author series, Leo Baeck Temple will sponsor a talk by Miriam Glazer, professor of literature at the University of Judaism. The talk, "Dreaming the Actual: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry by Israeli Women Writers," will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. (310) 476-2861.

* An overview of the social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church will be given by Louis Velasquez, director of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Amat House, the Vincentian Provincial House, 649 W. Adams St., Los Angeles. $10. (213) 637-7337.

* A monthly meditative healing service led by Rabbi Emily Feigenson will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Free. (310) 476-2861.


Completing a full career circle, the Rev. William H. Goddard has been installed--again--as pastor of Pasadena First Baptist Church. He served there as pastor from 1968 to 1977, and left to minister in Denver, Illinois and Sacramento. Members of the Pasadena church voted in October to call him back. He received his master's of divinity in 1962 and a master's of sacred theology in 1963, before earning a doctor of ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.


More than 60 hours of nonstop Christian music sponsored by Praise Power Ministries will be presented in the "Rock The World 2000" concert beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday and continuing through Wednesday at the Hollywood Park Pavilion, 1050 S. Perry Ave., Inglewood. Free. (818) 759-8386 or e-mail:

* Ushering in the Advent season, Marymount College will present "In Expectation," an Advent celebration of lessons and carols, at 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the campus, 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. Free. (310) 377-5501, Ext. 223.


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