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Former Refugee Envisions Playing Fields for Youth

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent A fundraiser to build a sports complex at a Tibetan refugee settlement in rural India will be held this Friday evening at Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. Sharing Light, the second fundraiser for the Norgyeling...

Church Members Organize Return India Trip

Those interested in joining members of Neighborhood Congregational Church’s 16-day trip to India are invited to attend an 11:30 a.m. informational meeting Sunday, Oct. 21, at the church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. The tour leaving Jan. 24 will be led by Tenpa Dorjee, owner of Laguna...

Prayer Wheel Embodies Church’s New Pledge

By Robin Pierson and Pam Wicks, Special to the Independent After viewing moving slides taken on a spiritual trip to India, the Neighborhood Congregational Church and several members of the audience, pledged support and $600 to help the monks and Tibetan refugees living in an...

India Travelers Welcome Donations

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Five big-hearted and open-minded seekers will be traveling to India next month, visiting spiritual sites and delivering humanitarian aid. Local Laguna residents Pam Wicks of the Neighborhood Congregational Church, Julien...

Community Datebook

Humanitarians, Heroes Honored at Film Fest The public is invited to the free fourth annual Laguna Hero Fest on June 5, at 6 p.m. at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. The festival includes films and art created by community members from professionals to students. Those...