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On Faith: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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 dope, cigarettes, and […]

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On Faith: Veterans Day at Mariners Christian School

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 Mariners Christian School […]

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On Faith: Eric Metaxas Talks Miracles

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, or if those questions piqued […]

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On Faith: Creating Awareness of Human Trafficking

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 300 people at the annual “More Priceless […]

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On Faith: Mariners Church Sends Relief Teams to Congo

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 California. The Ntotos felt God wanted them to return […]

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

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 in Newport because they […]

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On Faith: Project Stuffed Hearts

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 Maggie hoped to collect 250 stuffed animals and […]

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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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