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Monks Reprise Their Temporal Works of Art

Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Phukhang Monastery in southern India return to Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church on Sept. 18-23, where they will again create a sand mandala and introduce the community to their practices. The church, which has sponsored...

Cycling Leaders to Share Two-Wheeled News

Transition Laguna Beach is hosting Mobility South Orange County, a free event Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7-9 p.m. at Neighborhood Congregational Church’s Bridge Hall. Scheduled speakers include San Clemente’s Pete van Nuys, executive director of Orange County Bicycle Coalition;...

Church Welcomes Labyrinth Walkers

Neighborhood Congregational Church opens its labyrinth Sunday,  March 11, and invites anyone to walk its path between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  No charge or donation is required. The Rev. B. J. Beu asked coordinator Karen Gaither to open the labyrinth this week in response to his...

Holy Week Celebrations

United Methodist Church   Neighbors and visitors are invited to worship with the United Methodist congregation during the Good Friday Service, April 22, at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Cynthia K. Williams and Rev. Douglas H. Williams. UMC conducts the 6 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service...

A Dance of a Different Rhythm

Dance instructor Eugene Hedlund will hold weekly 5 Rhythms dance classes from  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Neighborhood Congregational Church’s Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, beginning on Jan. 13. No background in dance or movement is required to dance the five...

A Battered Diamond Rediscovered

Concert for a Century–Old Piano By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent  For years the piano sat quietly in a corner of Bridge Hall at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, more adornment than instrument.      But last spring local composer and musician Steve Wood sat down...