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February 15, 1997 | JOHN DART
More than 700 U.S. ministers, practitioners and lay leaders of the United Church of Religious Science will attend the annual convention of the Los Angeles-based denomination next week at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. Religious Science churches, which teach a metaphysical philosophy and emphasize a positive outlook, grew out of the Science of Mind movement founded in 1927 by Ernest Holmes. Addressing the opening convention session at 7 p.m. Wednesday will be the Rev.
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April 1, 2000 | GENA PASILLAS
Joan Borysenko will lead a workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Huntington Beach Church of Religious Science. The workshop will focus on Borysenko's book, "Seven Paths to God--The Ways of the Mystic." Tickets are $25. Borysenko will also speak during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The church is at 7641 Talbert Ave. (714) 596-0900. * The Rev. Margaret Mohit will continue the series "Creating the Kingdom" with the message "The Greatest Way to Live" at 9 and 10:30 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1986
More than 1,200 people are expected to attend the United Church of Religious Science's four-day convention opening Tuesday at the metaphysical movement's Founder's Church in Los Angeles, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1999 | GENA PASILLAS
The morning message will be "The Historical Jesus: Dispel the Myth" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unitarian Church of Orange County. Child care will be available. The church is at 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim. (714) 758-1050. Arthur Chang, senior minister of Founder's Church in Los Angeles, will speak during the 10 a.m. services at Golden Circle Church of Religious Science. The church is at 600 Golden Circle Drive, Santa Ana. (714) 541-3365.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1993 | JOHN DART
Women ministers are a steadily growing minority in mainline churches, but the recent election of a woman pastor from Glendale as president of Religious Science International illustrates that there is at least one spiritual movement in which ordained women outnumber men. Female clergy are so common in Religious Science, in fact, that when the Rev. Arleen Bump was asked after her election whether women were a majority among clergy in her wing of the movement, she said she had no idea.
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March 20, 1992 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. William H.D. Hornaday, who personified the positive-thinking Religious Science movement for the last four decades with upbeat sermons at his 6,000-member Los Angeles church, has died at the age of 81. Even though a bad back had forced him to preach from a wheelchair since January, Hornaday continued through last Sunday to conduct two weekly services at the Founder's Church of Religious Science. The congregation is the largest of hundreds of U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1997 | JOHN DART
The nation's largest denomination of Religious Science churches has launched a new degree program for its future clergy with an eclectic faculty of religion and science professors with ties to the esoteric-oriented Philosophical Research Society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1997 | JOHN DART
Religious Science, a nationwide movement founded and based in Los Angeles, has been around 70 years and its churches nearly as long. But Religious Science members say they are often confused with Christian Science churchgoers or Scientologists. Unlike Christian Science, however, Religious Science permits medical treatment as a supplement to prayer for healing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1990 | JOHN DART, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Come Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., chances are not many people are thinking about going to church. But for two decades the Redondo Beach Church of Religious Science has been attracting worshipers at just that day and hour. The informal service, consisting of prayers, lessons and a question-and-answer period, has been very well received, said Pastor Frank E. Richelieu shortly before 100 people assembled on a recent Wednesday.
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October 10, 1996 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Peruvian group Inkari is on a mission to bring Andes culture northward, and any other direction possible. Inkari will hit Ventura for a sit-down concert Friday night. It may be fitting that the group, based now in San Francisco but on the road more often than not, will be performing at the Church of Religious Science, the distinctive "Mayan Revival" building created by Robert Stacy-Judd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1999
* The Rev. Dick Weston-Jones will discuss ideas about immortality that various traditions have developed as ways of dealing with the loss of "those we love, as Jesus' followers had to do after the death of Jesus," at Ventura's Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura on Sunday. Services are at 9:15 and 11 a.m., with socializing on the patio after each service. The church is at 4949 Foothill Road. Call 644-3898 for more information.
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March 28, 1999 | Joe Sehee
Did it start with Christian community groups in Latin America? Or the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, which utilized the concept to make it one of the fastest growing religious organizations in the world? "Home churching"--holding religious services in people's houses--is coming to L.A. "People today want to be more intimately involved in their spiritual growth," says Rev. Michael Beckwith of the Culver City-based Agape Church of Religious Science.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1998 | GENA PASILLAS
Meera Devi will speak on "Receiving the Divine Grace" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Seal Beach Church of Religious Science. The talk will be based on the Vedic scriptures of India. Cost is $5. The church is at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. (562) 598-3325. Calvary Church of Santa Ana will have its annual Basketball Hoop Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children in grades 4 through 8 can participate. Cost is $110. The church is at 1010 N. Tustin Ave., Tustin. (714) 973-4920. St.
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January 10, 1998 | GENA PASILLAS
Speaker Shri Swamiji Divyananda Maharaj will give the message "All Pathways to God are Equally Valid" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Seal Beach Church of Religious Science. The talk is free. The church is at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. Information: (562) 598-3325. A Stroke Education program presented by the Stroke Prevention Council will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at South Shores Church in the Fellowship Hall. The church is at 32712 Crown Valley Pkwy., Monarch Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1997 | JOHN DART
The nation's largest denomination of Religious Science churches has launched a new degree program for its future clergy with an eclectic faculty of religion and science professors with ties to the esoteric-oriented Philosophical Research Society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1997
Clergy from throughout Ventura County will participate in the 11th annual AIDS Care Candlelight Vigil on Oct. 5. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Religious Science at 101 S. Laurel St., Ventura. "Each year, the turnout for the vigil grows as a reflection of the increasing number of people being touched by AIDS in our county," said Pat Hoffman, AIDS Care chaplain. Reading selections from the literature of the HIV / AIDS epidemic will be the Rev. Fay Hogan of Ventura's St.
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March 16, 1989 | IRA RIFKIN, Rifkin is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
Ron McCoy spent a lot of time on the telephone as a radio talk-show host during his quarter-century in Los Angeles broadcasting, chatting with all sorts of people from all sorts of places about all sorts of things. At KFI, where he spent 17 years, McCoy figures he fielded between 8,000 and 10,000 calls annually. "When you're doing all-night talk, there's no telling who might call.
NEWS
June 8, 1994 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert H. Bitzer, who founded the Hollywood Church of Religious Science and served as its minister for 64 years, has died at the age of 98. Bitzer, who spoke at weekly services until a short time ago, died May 30 in Hollywood, the church announced Monday. The indefatigable minister also served 15 years as president of the International New Thought Alliance, a federation of about 500 metaphysical churches, and 10 years as president of Religious Science International.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jazz takes root wherever it can, and, starting Sunday, that includes one of Ventura's more notorious architectural landmarks. The Pete Jolly Trio will kick off a promising Sunday jazz series in the church that doubles as a kind of cross-cultural temple. What was originally built as the First Baptist Church in 1931 is now the Church of Religious Science, and it's one of those wonderfully eccentric edifices in our midst that we may well take for granted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1997 | JOHN DART
Religious Science, a nationwide movement founded and based in Los Angeles, has been around 70 years and its churches nearly as long. But Religious Science members say they are often confused with Christian Science churchgoers or Scientologists. Unlike Christian Science, however, Religious Science permits medical treatment as a supplement to prayer for healing.
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