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Monks Return for Tibetan Art Tour

Tri-chord chanting will begin and end each day of the Sacred Tibetan Arts tour by Drepung Gomang Monks of southern India, who are returning to Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach beginning next week. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, the visit begins with an opening...

Scouting News

Scout Earns Top Rank with the skimboard-backed bench he designed for the Congregational Church. Griffith, a senior and AP scholar at Dana Hills High School, designed and built three benches for his church, Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. “I wanted the benches...

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...

Pearl Merchants Light Up the Night

The public is invited to the Pearl Street District’s first annual holiday celebration,  Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m. Merchants welcome visitors with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, carolers and promotional gift cards. Carolers from Neighborhood Congregational Church will sing for the...

Donations, Volunteers Needed for Shared Feast

The buffet style Community Thanksgiving takes place at noon on Thursday, Nov. 28, at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Ready to eat turkeys and side dishes are needed; food donations and volunteers for set-up and cleanup are welcomed at 11 a.m. The food and...

Wisdom Workout: Where Faith and Community Meet

  When I was growing up, skipping church services wasn’t an option. I went to Catholic schools and my mother was particularly adamant about our religious training in the home as well as insisting on our full participation in all church related activities. I am grateful for...

Boutique Benefit Upcoming, Donations Still Accepted

There is one more opportunity to donate quality apparel and accessories for women, men, teens and children before the Boutique Benefit event.  The collection drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. from 9 a.m. to ...

Food and Gardens 2/8/13

Garden Backers Host Town Hall Meeting A town hall meeting for South Laguna Community Garden will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 S Coast Highway. The meeting will allow garden enthusiasts to share ideas on how to make a garden park permanent....

Array of Christmas Services Planned

The following is a list of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at local churches. Christmas Eve St. Catherine’s: 4 p.m., 6, 8, and midnight Christmas Eve Mass; 7:30, 9, and 11 a.m. Christmas Day Mass, 990 Temple Hills Dr. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: 4:30 p.m....

A Tax-Deductible Reason to Winnow Your Wardrobe

Boutique Benefit plans a collection drive for gently used clothing and accessories this Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection amasses quality clothes for men, women, teens, and children as well as...

Grade School Students Meet Monks

First, second and third grade students from Anneliese Schools witness the creation of a sand mandala by Tibetan monks at the Neighborhood Congregational Church this past week.

Guitarist Performs in Concert at Church

Guitarist Eric Henderson will perform in concert at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. The suggested donation is $20.

Transition Laguna Hosts Harvest Celebration

Transition Laguna hosts a community celebration on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. Admission is free. Some food and alcohol sales will benefit Transition Laguna Beach and the NCC. Gourmet beef and veggie burgers, silent auction, and...

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’s Bargain Fare Supports Charity

Neighborhood Congregational Church will again host its annual Bargain Festival (also known as a 100-family garage sale) Saturday, Aug. 25, to raise funds in support of the church’s mission and ministry, and donating at least 10% of the proceeds to a local charity. Throughout the...
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