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On Faith: Nuns Risk All in ‘Radical Grace’

In 2012 the Vatican issued an official censure of American nuns saying that feminism is incompatible with Catholicism and the nuns needed to abandon their view to remain part of the church. Three nuns took a stance, and took to the road, to challenge the patriarchal system and...

On Faith: A21 Freedom Clothing Campaign Helps Trafficking Victims

“I’ve been aware of how easy it is to live an Orange County faith of going to church and Bible study and interacting with our faith community, and of course that’s not bad, but I believe we’re also called to action,” said Allison Schneider. “If I am to follow Jesus’ example, it...

On Faith: Easter Services in Newport Beach

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist, 1400 W. Balboa Blvd, Balboa. (949) 673-3805. christbytheseanb.org. 3/27: Sunrise 6:30 a.m. at 14th St., 10 a.m. at church.  Community Church, Congregational, 611 Heliotrope Ave., Corona del Mar. (949) 644-7400. cdmucc.org. 3/27: Sunrise...

On Faith: Mental Illness Support at St. Andrew’s

“One out of four families in this country is directly affected by mental illness,” said Rev. Leah Stout, Parish Associate at St. Andrew’s. “It’s much more prevalent in society than people realize. When I refer to mental illness, I’m referring to a chemical imbalance in the brain...

On Faith: Newporter Joins International Justice Mission

“I was doing business litigation in Newport Beach, and by the book I had the best job,” explained 27 year-old Newport Beach resident Kate Schwarz. “I worked at a great firm, and I loved my bosses; they gave me such great mentorship and learning opportunities. But I couldn’t...

On Faith: Plight of Refugees Topic of Women of Vision Event

“My parents suffered the greatest pain any parent has to go through, and that is not being able to provide the basic needs of their children; we were crying out from hunger and thirst,” said Dr. Vinh Chung. “We were completely helpless, and there was no hope in sight.  Some...

On Faith: Vanguard University’s Run for Mercy

“Many universities have 5K races during homecoming to raise funds for the university, a crucial need, but we wanted to support an important alumni cause,” explained Joel Gackle, director of Alumni and University Relations at Vanguard University. “One thing students and alumni...

On Faith: Financial Peace University at Mariners Church

Mariners Church is offering a nine-week Financial Peace University class beginning January 20.   It’s the perfect class to help with New Year’s resolutions of improving financial situations. “When it comes to managing your finances, you don’t fear what you know,” explained Eric...

On Faith: Concert Series at Our Lady Queen of Angels

Dr. Patricia Lamb, Director of Music Ministries at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, is excited about the many innovative concerts and musical events planned for 2016. She said that the new church has quickly become known for visual and acoustical beauty, and she wants people to...

On Faith: Christmas Church Services in Newport Beach

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist (1400 W. Balboa Blvd). Dec. 24: 7pm (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org. Community Church, Congregational (611 Heliotrope Ave.). Dec. 24: 4 & 7 p.m. (949)-644-7400 / cdmucc.org. Grace Fellowship Church (3170 Red Hill Ave., C.M.)....

On Faith: St. James Anglican’s New Home

After two years of wandering, the St. James Anglican congregation has a new home. “We are the original congregation of St. James that has been in existence since 1941; the congregation that built the buildings on Via Lido,” explained Pastor Richard Crocker, Rector of Saint James...

On Faith: Salute to Veterans at Mariners Christian School

As I entered Mariners Christian School on Veterans Day morning for the “Red, White, and Blue” breakfast, I walked past the school band proudly playing “God Bless America.” Just before leaving the all-school program at noon, I joined with more than 900 students, staff, teachers,...

On Faith: Veterans Day at St. Mark

“St. Mark is excited to invite the community to a free and informative Veterans Day event where we’ll all learn more about how to help our veterans on the road to healing – by really listening to their stories,” said Deborah Mayhew, St. Mark Elder. “While it might seem unusual to...

On Faith: Priceless Luncheon to End Human Trafficking

Orange County may sparkle, but behind that façade lies an ugly problem that needs to be recognized, dealt with and stopped. About 350 people learned more about the problem of human trafficking and what can be done about it at the inspirational Priceless Luncheon to End Human...

On Faith: Salt Company Parachurch Reunion

A Port Street clubhouse hummed recently with laughter, stories, and photo-taking when 115 friends gathered for the 40th reunion of the Salt Company, a unique parachurch organization. “It was wonderful to be together again and hear everybody’s memories,” Abbie (Reichmann) Hubbard...

On Faith: Max Lucado to Speak at St. Andrew’s Oct. 7

Richard Kannwischer, Lead Pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, invites the community to hear Max Lucado on Wednesday, Oct. 7. “I think it’s great that it’s free because it’s an event that might be inaccessible to a lot of people if they had to buy a ticket,”...

On Faith: EQ Workshop at Mariners Church Sept. 19

Do you want to understand why you do some of the things you do? Would you like to have better relationships? If so, then you may want to improve your EQ by attending the upcoming EQ Workshop at Mariners Church on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 9a.m. to noon. “EQ stands for ‘emotional...

On Faith: Liberty Baptist Church Hosts Youth Rally

“We invite anyone from 7th to 12th grade, or any youth leader for those ages, to come to the Liberty Baptist Church Youth Rally on September 19,” said Ryan Cavin, youth pastor and athletic director at Liberty Baptist. “It’s going to be a great day of fun, games, pizza dinner,...

Pacifica Christian Orange County Ready for Students

Members of Pacifica Christian Orange County’s administration, faculty and board spoke recently at an informational gathering at Geoff and Lucie Moore’s home in Newport Beach. After the presentation on the uniqueness of the newest school in town, everybody voiced a desire go back...

On Faith: Newport Residents Make an Impact Feeding the Homeless

“I loved working with City Impact because I grew so much in my relationship with Jesus by serving others and praying for them,” explained 18-year-old Brooke Olson.  “City Impact is so amazing; it is based on prayer and they demonstrated what complete surrender and trust in God...