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Donate Clothes to Help Non-Profits

The sixth annual Boutique Benefit is set for Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.   The sales of donated new and gently used clothing will help women in war-torn Congo, local families with food insecurity, and help with...

An Opportunity to Share

The community is invited to join Laguna Presbyterian Church families in sharing new and gently used books with the children at Wilson Elementary School located in Santa Ana. Donations may be dropped off into the marked boxes through Dec. 5. Donation boxes will be set up at the...

Community Datebook

Stretching for Good, Drive A Vampire Crazy; Give Blood, Marine Mammal Center Seeks New Director, Scouts Collecting Food, Drug Collection Day Set, Salve for Holiday Grieving, Gallery Party Supports Global Grins,

9/11 Remembrance at Church

Troop 35 Boy Scouts and Pack 35 Cub Scouts performed a flag ceremony during  Laguna Presbyterian Church’s remembrance of the events of 9/11, which included Jerry Tankersley’s sermon titled “Homeland Security”. With both Scoutmaster Doug Rubino and Cubmaster Tom Fay in attendance,...

Resale Event Offers Great Deals

High-quality clothing, accessories, and artwork donated by 40 Laguna Beach boutiques and residents will be sold at the fifth annual Boutique Benefit fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17. Held at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event benefits...

9/11 Remembrance at Church

Troop 35 Boy Scouts and Pack 35 Cub Scouts performed a flag ceremony during  Laguna Presbyterian Church’s remembrance of the events of 9/11, which included Jerry Tankersley’s sermon titled “Homeland Security”. With both Scoutmaster Doug Rubino and Cubmaster Tom Fay in attendance,...

Community Datebook

 Donations Needed for Back-to-School Party  The Woman’s Club and other local organizations are hustling together school supplies to ensure that 65 local students receive the tools needed for success in the classroom at a distribution party Saturday, Aug. 20.  ...

MOPS Send Cuddles to Storm Victims

Laguna Beach MOPS, Mother’s of Preschoolers, recently finished their program year with a hands on service project, constructing “cuddle” blankets for children who are victims of the Alabama hurricane. The group, which meets weekly at Laguna Presbyterian Church, coordinated with...

Molokai Mission

A group of 32 Laguna Beach High School students and seven adult chaperones traveled to the island of Molokai, Hawaii, over spring break on Laguna Presbyterian Church’s 12th annual Molokai mission trip. Most of the island’s residents are unemployed and receive government aid. The...

Laguna Presbyterian Recruits Kids for Chorus

Middle school students are invited to join Laguna Presbyterian Church’s new music and drama program, and choral director Linda White will hold rehearsals for newcomers at 6 p.m. on Monday evenings in the music room at the church, located at 415 Forest Avenue. The current focus is...

Service Along With Sun on Spring Break

By Laura Yale, Assistant Youth Leader, Laguna Presbyterian Church A group of 32 Laguna Beach High School students and seven adult chaperones traveled to the island of Molokai, Hawaii, over spring break on Laguna Presbyterian Church’s 12th annual Molokai mission trip. Most of the...

Community Datebook

Become Breast Cancer Aware Celebrate life with breast-cancer survivors from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Laguna Presbyterian Church parlor, 415 Forest Avenue. It could save a life. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 35 and 54...

What is Holy Week?

By Beth Pinney, Special to the Independent Holy Week, with its sacred mysteries, rites and symbols, is the last week of Lent. It begins with Palm Sunday, celebrated this year on April 17.  The tradition of observing the events of Holy Week began in Jerusalem in the earliest days...

Parent’s Roundtable Looks at Birth Order

Parents of all ages and soon to be parents are invited to hear Jackie Pearson, licensed marriage and family therapist, answer questions about what birth order says children, parenting and careers. Pearson’s talk is at 10 a.m. Sunday March 13, at Laguna Presbyterian Church, corner...

Ash Wednesday Communion at Laguna Presbyterian

Many Christians attend Ash Wednesday services the day after Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), and those interested in participating in a meaningful Ash Wednesday communion service are invited to the Laguna Presbyterian Church sanctuary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9. Ash Wednesday...