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On Faith: GriefShare Recovery Support Group Starts Sept. 7

On Faith: GriefShare Recovery Support Group Starts Sept. 7

“Right after I lost my dear wife Ginny last November, I was at the lowest ebb that there is and I didn’t have a great desire to go on. I’d never been that low,” said Newport resident Jim Blackburn. “We’d been married for 61 years and it was a love affair you couldn’t believe. I was […]

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On Faith: Blessing Ministry at Grace Fellowship Church

On Faith: Blessing Ministry at Grace Fellowship Church

“Blessing is a ministry we started at Grace for mothers of young children, preschool age and younger,” said Becky Mercadante, coordinator of Blessing at Grace Fellowship Church. “It’s hard to get plugged into things in Orange County, but in Blessing, we all have at least one thing in common: we all have young children. God […]

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On Faith: Brunch for a Cause at St. Mark

On Faith: Brunch for a Cause at St. Mark

“St. Mark has been doing summer brunches for a while, but earlier this year the Deacons wondered if we could use them for a cause, to help and supplement organizations we already represent within our traditional budget,” said Robin Wade, Deacon at St. Mark Presbyterian. “We’re excited about our new leadership at the church; we’re growing and […]

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On Faith: First Fruits at Rockharbor

On Faith: First Fruits at Rockharbor

“First Fruits does not exist because we have extra money, we choose to sacrifice and say no to things, so that we might be generous and give our first and best away,” said Chad Coltman, director of operations at Rockharbor. “First Fruits is Rockharbor’s initiative to continually give away the first of every dollar they […]

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On Faith: Relationship 101 at Viewpoint Church

On Faith: Relationship 101 at Viewpoint Church

“Do you need fireworks in your life, and sparks in your relationships?” asked Becky Tirabassi, Newport Beach resident and co-pastor of Viewpoint Church. “If you are single or dating or wish you were dating, this relationship series is for you.” “There are so many singles on the Peninsula and in Newport Beach, and Roger has […]

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On Faith: A Meaningful Summer

On Faith: A Meaningful Summer

What does a good summer look like? Perhaps it has some of the same ingredients as a good life. A real, good life. If you are wondering how to enjoy a real, good life, beginning with a really good summer, check out St. Andrew’s newly launched, interactive website, sapres.org, to find easy ways to have […]

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On Faith: Young Women of Vision Graduates

On Faith: Young Women of Vision Graduates

“It was a magical night; much more than I could have hoped for,” explained DeAnn Carroll, Newport Beach resident and outgoing president of Young Women of Vision. “It’s amazing what God did in just four years. What started as a passing thought grew into answering God’s call to start Young Women of Vision.” Carroll spoke […]

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On Faith: Tour de OC Helps Change Lives

On Faith: Tour de OC Helps Change Lives

Two hundred riders from as close as Newport and Costa Mesa and as far away as Tijuana recently pedaled their way up and down the coast in the Tour de OC. The Tour de OC is a fundraising cycling event which raises money to allow foster children to go to a faith-based camp. Proceeds fund […]

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On Faith: Hoag Health Ministries and Faith Community Nursing

On Faith: Hoag Health Ministries and Faith Community Nursing

“I didn’t know how valuable the Parish Nurse Program was until my brother Leroy started getting sick,” said Jim de Boom, Executive Director of the Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council. “The Parish Nurse from his Methodist church in Minnesota visited Leroy in the hospital. She sat with him, encouraged other church members to visit and […]

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On Faith: International Justice Mission

On Faith: International Justice Mission

“While some encouraging progress has been made in reducing some of the most extreme forms of poverty in the word, the fight against global poverty is threatened with stalling out,” explained Gary Haugen, the founder, president and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM) and author of “The Locust Effect,” as he spoke to 450 people recently at […]

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