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Defrocked Pastor Shares His Story

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist minister in Pennsylvania who was defrocked for refusing to renounce his support for same-sex marriage, will speak at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Schaefer’s visit comes at a...

Scout Earns Top Rank

Brantlee Griffith, member of Laguna Niguel’s Troop 772, will earn scouting’s highest achievement next month when he becomes an Eagle Scout. Griffith, a senior and AP scholar at Dana Hills High School, designed and built three benches for his church, Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood...

Learning to Love Mass Transit

Editor, Re: keyless commute, (Feb. 15 edition) Hello, I’m from Long Beach and visit Laguna Beach maybe twice a month, but use Orange County Transit Authority bus system to visit the Neighborhood Congregational Church. It is so interesting how to use public transportation...

Scientists Working on Autism’s Cure

Dr. Jay Gargus describes the mission of UC Irvine’s Center for Autism Research and Translation on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 7-9 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. He leads 60 scientists, who plan a clinical trial of medications they believe can eradicate the...

Transition Laguna Invites Iseman to a Potluck

Councilmember Toni Iseman will speak at Transition Laguna’s 6:30 p.m. potluck meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Iseman, who has served 14 years on the council and three terms as mayor, presently serves on the council’s finance...

Animals Receive Their Blessing

Pastor B. J. Beu performs the annual blessing of the animals in recognition of their role in the Christmas story at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the courtyard of the Neighborhood Congregational Church. The church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., hosts an Alternative Christmas Market...

Spiritual Matters

Monks Revisit Church on Healing Mission Neighborhood Congregational Church will host visiting Tibetan Buddhist Monks from India’s Drepung Gomang Monastery, Nov. 5-10, here to create an elaborate sand mandala and inspire peace. The church welcomes them with an opening ceremony at...

Donors Refill Pantry

Editor, Yesterday, Sally from the Neighborhood Congregational Church asked me to meet her and Julie at the Food Pantry to help unload some food donations. Naively, I thought that would be no big deal until they arrived with two SUVs overflowing with non-perishable items they and...