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Congregation Am HaYam to Meet

September 16, 2000

* Rabbi Gerald Hanig will lead a regular service today at 10 a.m. at Congregation Am HaYam in Oxnard. The temple meets at 1401 W. Gonzales Road. For more information, call 985-2853.

Sermons on 'Olympic Lessons'

* Pastor David Smith at Ojai Valley Adventist Church will continue a 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.

Temple Beth Torah to Offer Concert

* Temple Beth Torah in Ventura will present a concert Sunday, featuring contemporary Jewish music composer-singer Julie Silver. The 7 p.m. family-oriented performance is open to the public. General admission costs $25; for children 17 and younger, $10. Reserved seating, including a reception, $100. The 5:30 p.m. reception will be held at a private residence.

Shabbat services are held at 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays each week.

The temple is at 7620 Foothill Road. For more information, call 647-4181.

Camarillo Methodists to Gather

* Camarillo United Methodist Church will hold worship services, directed by Jim Decker-Mahin, each Sunday at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and child care are available during both services for infants through fifth grade.

Beginning Sunday, classes for students in grades 6 to 12 will be available during the first service. Participants can choose one of four classes during eight-week sessions. Course titles: Advanced Bible Study (high school seniors only); Mission Outreach Activity (junior high only); Great Moments in Sports; My World and My Faith.

Young adults, from graduated seniors to age 28, meet Sunday evenings at 8 for a coffee house Bible study.

The church is at 291 Anacapa Drive. For more information or to obtain a Sunday school registration form, call 482-4312.

Interfaith Fellowship to Meet

* Interfaith Fellowship will meet in Thousand Oaks Inn's ballroom at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be a children's program and child care. At 6 p.m., Jon Mundy, author of "Awaken to Your Own Call," will speak about metaphysics.

"A Course in Miracles" study group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday and again Thursday evening. For more information on the study group, call (818) 889-6264.

The inn is at 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. For more information, call 379-9336.

Church to Mark Education Month

* The Rev. Bradley Resare will preach Sunday at United Methodist Church in Simi Valley. Worship services will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. Because September is Christian Education Month, services will focus on related topics.

Child care is provided for infants and preschoolers. Communion will be held at the first service.

Adult Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Mission Hispana Biblica holds a Spanish-language worship service at 1:30 p.m., followed by fellowship in Witman Hall.

The church is at 2394 Erringer Road. For more information, call 526-6231.

Academy to Offer Crafts Program

* To celebrate the beginning of the Jewish New Year, Conejo Jewish Academy will host "The Shofar Factory." The annual event shows how a ram's horn is prepared to be used as a shofar for the High Holy Days. Participants will create their own shofar using a real ram's horn. The program will include holiday arts and crafts and a video and slide presentation. The academy is at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Free. For information, call (818) 991-0991.

Religion Teachers to Be Honored

* St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oxnard will celebrate Christian education Sunday at 10:15 a.m. During the service, Sunday school teachers will be recognized and some of the youth participants will be presented with Bibles. Senior Pastor Adiel De Pano will deliver the message. Child care is available for children 4 and younger.

Also on Sunday, an orientation meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the conference room for people interested in joining the church.

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.

Spirituality in the Workplace

* The Rev. Judith Cohen will speak on spirituality in the workplace Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura.

Services are at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Child care and religious education are available during the first service.

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

'If You Can Believe' Message

* The Rev. Irma Oestmann will deliver the message "If You Can Believe" Sunday at Unity Center Church in Thousand Oaks. The service, beginning at 10 a.m., will include music performed by the Cornelius Sisters.

Children's church is held during the service and child care is available. Also Sunday, a continuing adult discussion series will be held at 9:15 a.m.

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