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Sermons on 'Olympic Lessons'

September 09, 2000

* Pastor David Smith at Ojai Valley Adventist Church will begin a new sermon series today titled "Olympic Lessons From Australia," exploring biblical themes illustrated by this year's Summer Games in Sydney. The service will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Ojai Valley Adventist offers a service that blends contemporary Christian music with classic songs of faith. Bible study hour begins at 9:30 a.m.

The church is at 291 E. El Roblar Drive. For more information, call 955-7631.

Handicapables Host Special Day

* West Ventura County Handicapables will host a day of "spiritual and social enrichment" for physically disabled people today at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Camarillo. 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 Las Posas Road and Crestview Drive. For more information, call 482-4050 or 648-6686.

Unity Church Holds Youth Class

* Unity Church in Ventura will hold its worship service and youth class from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Other weekly activities throughout September include a prayer circle open to all religions at noon Monday through Friday, a 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday miracles study group, and a 7 p.m. healing meditation on Wednesday will be followed by the discussion "The Quest: A Journey of Spiritual Rediscovery" from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The meetings are held at the church, 2065 Sperry Ave. For more information, call 658-1059.

'Bread of Life' Dinner Planned

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

On Sunday, a communion worship service will be held at 8 a.m. A Spanish-language worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Also, Sunday school classes for children ages 5 to 12 begin at 10:30 a.m.; youth Bible study for junior high and high school students begins at 11 a.m.

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

Jewish Academy Open House * Conejo Jewish Academy in Agoura Hills will hold a registration open house Sunday for its fall session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The four-week program is open to children ages 7 to 13. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Curriculum includes text study of Jewish morals and ethics, music, arts and culture. Also offered are Sunday school programs geared for children who find it difficult to attend a midweek afternoon session, and a "kiddy klass" for ages 5 and 6.

There is no membership fee. The academy is at 30345 Canwood St. For more information, call (818) 991-0991.

Services at Simi Presbyterian * Simi Valley Presbyterian Church holds worship services with live contemporary music at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 8 and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. A traditional worship service is held at 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The youth program "Just For Kids!" is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Pastor Jeff Cheadle will begin a new message series Sunday titled "God Has a Dream For Your Life" during a special picnic beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The church is at 4832 Cochran St. For more information, call 526-5475

Temple Hosts Jewish Craft Fair * Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks will host the Conejo Valley Jewish Craft Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The second annual event will feature about 40 vendors, offering ceramics, quilts, stained glass, jewelry and fine arts. Admission is free. The temple is at 1080 Janss Road. For more information, call 497-6891.

Newbury Park Sunday Concert * Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Newbury Park will host a concert, "Music for a September Evening," at 7 p.m. Sunday. Pianists will be featured. Homemade ice cream and pies will be served. Admission is free. The church is at 35 S. Wendy Drive. For more information, call 498-4962.

Ministry Fair to Show Offerings * St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Simi Valley will hold its Ministry Fair on Sunday, following morning services at 8 and 10:15 a.m. Members of the congregation will showcase the variety of programs, services and activities that they lead. Guest preacher Charles Meriaux will speak. The church is at 280 Royal Ave. For more information, call 526-5141.

Church to Welcome Minister * The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura will welcome its new minister, the Rev. Judith Cohen, during its 10 a.m. Sunday service. Cohen will deliver the sermon "Widening the Circle." A reception for her will be held following the service. The church is at 4949 Foothill Road. For more information, call 644-3898.

St. Paul's United Methodist * Senior Pastor Adiel De Pano will lead a worship service at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Oxnard. Child care is available for children 4 and younger.

The Japanese ministry worships at 2 p.m., led by the Rev. Shiro Kato. The Rev. Victor Salas will lead a new Spanish-language worship service at 6 p.m.

The church is at 1800 South C St. For more information, call 487-2711.

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