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February 11, 2014 | Nicole Santa Cruz
Though the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was the face of the once-global "Hour of Power" television ministry, he was never alone. His wife, Arvella, was always behind the scenes, working to make sure everything ran smoothly. Arvella Schuller, who served as a producer of the television show and was one of the main creative forces of the Crystal Cathedral, died Tuesday at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange after a brief illness. She was 84. In a statement, her grandson, Bobby V. Schuller, said she died "peacefully of natural causes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2014 | Nicole Santa Cruz
Though the Rev. Robert H. Schuller was the face of the once-global "Hour of Power" television ministry, he was never alone. His wife, Arvella, was always behind the scenes, working to make sure everything ran smoothly. Arvella Schuller, who served as a producer of the television show and was one of the main creative forces of the Crystal Cathedral, died Tuesday at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange after a brief illness. She was 84. In a statement, her grandson, Bobby V. Schuller, said she died "peacefully of natural causes.
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March 12, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The Crystal Cathedral's senior pastor announced Sunday that she was leaving to start a new church, a move that appears likely to split the congregation. "This is the last Sunday we will be worshiping in this building," Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman told congregants during an emotional 11 a.m. service in the 10,000-pane glass cathedral, designed by architect Phillip Johnson. Schuller Coleman's announcement came one day after her parents, church founder Robert H. Schuller and his wife, Arvella Schuller, resigned from the Crystal Cathedral's board of directors, which oversees the ministry's trademark "Hour of Power" broadcast.
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March 12, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The Crystal Cathedral's senior pastor announced Sunday that she was leaving to start a new church, a move that appears likely to split the congregation. "This is the last Sunday we will be worshiping in this building," Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman told congregants during an emotional 11 a.m. service in the 10,000-pane glass cathedral, designed by architect Phillip Johnson. Schuller Coleman's announcement came one day after her parents, church founder Robert H. Schuller and his wife, Arvella Schuller, resigned from the Crystal Cathedral's board of directors, which oversees the ministry's trademark "Hour of Power" broadcast.
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March 26, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
Robert and Arvella Schuller will mark their 40th year of ministry at the Crystal Cathedral on Sunday by re-creating their original services at a drive-in movie theater. The Schullers plan to appear in a replica of the 1953 Chevrolet they drove to their first services at the movie theater. Arvella Schuller said she will play the organ she used in the 1950s. Actor Charlton Heston will join the celebration to talk about the first Schuller service.
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April 12, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wife of televangelist and Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller is recovering after her second operation Saturday. Arvella Schuller, the 68-year-old executive producer of the "Hour of Power" TV program, underwent corrective surgery at UCI Medical Center in Orange on Saturday morning after a Friday heart bypass operation, a church spokesman said. "There was some bleeding, and the doctors went in and found the source of it. The prognosis is good.
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September 9, 1991 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first Sunday services at Crystal Cathedral since the Rev. Robert H. Schuller underwent emergency brain surgery in Amsterdam, followers prayed en masse for their ailing pastor and listened to brief messages from his wife and two daughters. In an international phone call, broadcast live over the church's sound system, Arvella Schuller told the 8:30 a.m.
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March 11, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Robert H. Schuller and his wife cited the "negative" environment at the church he founded when announcing their resignation from the Crystal Cathedral board. "We cannot continue to serve on the board in what has become an adversarial and negative atmosphere especially since it now seems that it will not be ending any time soon," Arvella Schuller said in a statement Saturday. The Schullers' resignation marks the end of an era. For the first time, no family member is serving on the board of the church that Robert Schuller founded 42 years ago. A minister from the Midwest, Schuller began preaching in Southern California in 1955 from the roof of a snack shop at a drive-in theater.
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September 7, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doctors treating the Rev. Robert H. Schuller in Amsterdam on Friday upgraded his condition to stable after determining that medication prescribed to relieve swelling in his brain took effect overnight. The Garden Grove-based televangelist was "alert, verbal and he even briefly sat up in his chair," said Michael Nason, a spokesman for Schuller. "It's a lot better day than (Thursday)."
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March 28, 1994 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, whose services from the Crystal Cathedral are watched by millions worldwide, used the 39th anniversary celebration of the founding of his ministry Sunday to announce his latest vision: building the largest Sunday school in California. "You will help me," Schuller told more than 3,000 worshipers as he stood beside his 20-foot-tall image on a huge Sony TV screen. "We're going after the next generation. And their kids. . . .
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March 11, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Robert H. Schuller and his wife cited the "negative" environment at the church he founded when announcing their resignation from the Crystal Cathedral board. "We cannot continue to serve on the board in what has become an adversarial and negative atmosphere especially since it now seems that it will not be ending any time soon," Arvella Schuller said in a statement Saturday. The Schullers' resignation marks the end of an era. For the first time, no family member is serving on the board of the church that Robert Schuller founded 42 years ago. A minister from the Midwest, Schuller began preaching in Southern California in 1955 from the roof of a snack shop at a drive-in theater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wife of televangelist and Crystal Cathedral founder Robert Schuller is recovering after her second operation Saturday. Arvella Schuller, the 68-year-old executive producer of the "Hour of Power" TV program, underwent corrective surgery at UCI Medical Center in Orange on Saturday morning after a Friday heart bypass operation, a church spokesman said. "There was some bleeding, and the doctors went in and found the source of it. The prognosis is good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1994 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, whose services from the Crystal Cathedral are watched by millions worldwide, used the 39th anniversary celebration of the founding of his ministry Sunday to announce his latest vision: building the largest Sunday school in California. "You will help me," Schuller told more than 3,000 worshipers as he stood beside his 20-foot-tall image on a huge Sony TV screen. "We're going after the next generation. And their kids. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
Robert and Arvella Schuller will mark their 40th year of ministry at the Crystal Cathedral on Sunday by re-creating their original services at a drive-in movie theater. The Schullers plan to appear in a replica of the 1953 Chevrolet they drove to their first services at the movie theater. Arvella Schuller said she will play the organ she used in the 1950s. Actor Charlton Heston will join the celebration to talk about the first Schuller service.
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September 26, 1991 | JANICE L. JONES
Every Sunday around 9:30 a.m., James Lawson ascends the Crystal Cathedral's Crean Tower in a basket-like hoist to begin his weekly performance on the world's second largest carillon, located atop the 142-foot spire. The 52-bell instrument is played manually from a clavier (keyboard) located in a small room just beneath the bells. "Many people assume they are electronic," said Tanya Kirkland, an attendant at the prayer chapel in the base of the spire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1991 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first Sunday services at Crystal Cathedral since the Rev. Robert H. Schuller underwent emergency brain surgery in Amsterdam, followers prayed en masse for their ailing pastor and listened to brief messages from his wife and two daughters. In an international phone call, broadcast live over the church's sound system, Arvella Schuller told the 8:30 a.m.
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September 26, 1991 | JANICE L. JONES
Every Sunday around 9:30 a.m., James Lawson ascends the Crystal Cathedral's Crean Tower in a basket-like hoist to begin his weekly performance on the world's second largest carillon, located atop the 142-foot spire. The 52-bell instrument is played manually from a clavier (keyboard) located in a small room just beneath the bells. "Many people assume they are electronic," said Tanya Kirkland, an attendant at the prayer chapel in the base of the spire.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doctors treating the Rev. Robert H. Schuller in Amsterdam on Friday upgraded his condition to stable after determining that medication prescribed to relieve swelling in his brain took effect overnight. The Garden Grove-based televangelist was "alert, verbal and he even briefly sat up in his chair," said Michael Nason, a spokesman for Schuller. "It's a lot better day than (Thursday)."
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