Quantcast

On Faith: Easter Church Services in Newport Beach

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist, 1400 W. Balboa Blvd, Balboa. (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org. 4/5: Sunrise 6:30 a.m. at 14th St., 10 a.m. at church. Community Church, Congregational, 611 Heliotrope Ave., CdM. (949)-644-7400 / cdmucc.org. 4/5: Sunrise 6 a.m. at...

On Faith: Paintings Raise Funds for My Refuge House

“The transformation in the girls is a miracle to me,’ explained Jennifer Mathews, Newport Beach resident and artist. “I think about what has happened to these children and the fact that they can experience recovery and transformation and be whole again is miraculous. I love...

On Faith: Orange Coast Christian Outreach Week

“Every year is wonderful, but this year is unique in that we have the theme of honoring our military, specifically our Veterans,” explained Pamela Curry, Newport Beach resident and Chairman of Orange Coast Christian Outreach. “We always put a table of Veterans together for the...

On Faith: St. Mark Hosting Foreign Policy Series

“We believe God calls us to be faithful stewards of our world and not to skim over the hard stuff,” said St. Mark Elder Deborah Mayhew. “Being good stewards requires us to be well informed about what is happening beyond our homes and church doors. You can’t have one without the...

On Faith: Solidarity Sleep Out at Vanguard University

“I spent 12 hours at the Solidarity Sleep out. I really didn’t think it was going to be that hard, but I was proven wrong,” explained Vanguard student Taylor Hallahan. “It was so cold and I was shivering all night even with my five layers of clothing on. It really opened my eyes...

On Faith: New Alpha Course Starting at Rock Harbor

“Alpha is for anybody with questions about the Christian faith or about God,” explained Newport resident Kelly Callaghan. “It’s for those who don’t go to church or those who do go to church but who are struggling with questions. We address the basic tenants of Christianity and no...

On Faith: HomeWord Benefit Helps Develop Strong Marriages

“Imagine you joined me on an airplane, and we heard an announcement, ‘Welcome to our flight, and oh and by the way, there’s a 35 to 50 percent chance that this plane is going to crash.’ How many of you would get on?” Jim Burns asked over 400 people recently at the Balboa Bay...

On Faith: A Guide to Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Services

Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist (1400 W. Balboa Blvd). Dec. 24: 7 & 11 p.m. (949) 673-3805 / christbytheseanb.org. First Church of Christ, Scientist (Scouts Sea Base – 1931 West Coast Hwy). Dec. 24: 7:30 p.m. (949) 673-6150 / cs-nb.com. Community Church,...

On Faith: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

“I was only 15 years old, but I drank more than anybody else,” explained Newport Beach resident Becky Tirabassi. “Before I turned 16 I was blacking out and passing out every time I drank. By 16, I dropped out of all my sports. My grades dropped and my friends changed. I smoked...

On Faith: Veterans Day at Mariners Christian School

It was a day to talk about patriotism, service, sacrifice and freedom. It was a day to thank God, thank veterans and pray for our country. It was also a day to talk about dogs, specifically service dogs and the important role they play in the lives of veterans. More than 200...

On Faith: Eric Metaxas Talks Miracles

Do you believe in miracles? Do you think miracles really happen? If so, how do they happen? What do they mean? What does science prove, or not prove regarding miracles? Can you be an intelligent person and still believe in miracles? If you have ever asked any of those questions,...

On Faith: Creating Awareness of Human Trafficking

“We must change the moral conscience of today,” Jody Hassett Sanchez said. “There is more slavery in the world today than ever; there are 20 million around the world.” Sanchez, formerly of ABC News and CNN and now an acclaimed news and documentary producer, spoke recently to over...

On Faith: Mariners Church Sends Relief Teams to Congo

Mariners Church recently sent two relief teams to The Democratic Republic of Congo in response to escalating civil war and violence in the country. Mariners has a ten-year partnership with Camille and Esther Ntoto, who both grew up in the Congo before going to graduate school in...

On Faith: “214 Sq. Ft.” Display at Our Lady Queen of Angels

“We may not think there are poor in Newport Beach, but there are,” explained Newport resident Lissa Callaghan. “Every month over 200 people from all over Orange County come to my church looking for help. They ride the bus, walk or use their last gallons of gas coming to a church...

On Faith: Project Stuffed Hearts

I was captivated by an email on our neighborhood website that said, “My name is Maggie Marr and I will be entering 4th Grade at Andersen Elementary. I will be collecting newer and gently used stuffed animals to donate to SAFE (Stuffed Animals For Emergencies).” The email said...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...