November 6, 2004
Deepa Bharath City planning commissioners will try to help achieve a compromise, which has eluded proponents of a local church's expansion plans and neighbors who fear the plans' effect, the commission's chairman said on Friday. Planning commissioners had called for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and the dissenting neighbors to give them a proposed list of operating conditions, which both sides submitted on Thursday, city officials said. The conditions include items such as hours of operation and occupancy limits for the church, which leaders are trying to revamp with a $20-million, 21,714-square-foot expansion plan, anchored by a new youth and family center and new parking.
May 27, 2000
o7 "The Christian church is not a static institution. It is men and women who flesh out in daily life the meaning of faith, the reality of the risen Christ."f7 -- Myron Augsburger. "Church is a place, church is people, church is potlucks!" I don't remember where I heard that definition so many years ago, but I'll never forget the phrase. However, I think "church" is best described by actions, not by words. Last summer, my daughter Amy and I were the fortunate recipients of church-in-action as we left the building one evening.
February 22, 2003
Church name: Newport Mesa Christian Center Address: 2599 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Telephone: (714) 966-0454 Web site: www.newportmesa.org; additional information about Newport Mesa Christian Center's worship, its children and youth programs and its other ministries and programs is available at the Web site. Denomination: Assemblies of God Year church established: 1938 Service times: Three identical services are held on Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Children's church and youth church, as well as many adult education classes, are held concurrently with the morning services.
September 9, 2000
CHURCH NAME: Iglesia de Cristo ADDRESS: 287 W. Wilson St., Costa Mesa TELEPHONE: (714) 775-8042 YEAR CHURCH ESTABLISHED: 1990. SERVICE TIMES: 2 p.m. Sundays; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays SENIOR PASTOR: Jose Uribe. CONGREGATION SIZE: 50 families. CONGREGATION MAKEUP: Mostly Hispanic, 30% teenagers. CHILD CARE: Provided for all services and families activities. TYPE OF WORSHIP: Prayer, a cappella singing, Bible study and the Lord's Supper.
November 7, 2001
Story by Paul Clinton; photo by [tk] Creating a safe atmosphere for children at Halloween gives Ellis Dandy a strong sense of purpose. Dandy volunteered his time as one of the crew of organizers of Calvary Church's annual Halloween festival. Leaders of the Newport-Mesa church each year bring a mini-carnival to their property to entertain costumed children. "This is just something we do as a way to reach out to the community and to provide a safe environment," Dandy said.
August 12, 2005
As the Newport Beach City Council listened to debate on the proposed expansion of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Thursday night, it seemed that everyone in the audience had already made up their minds. On one side of City Council chambers, the church's supporters wore stickers reading "Yes." On the other side, the church's neighbors wore buttons that said "No." At press time, the council had listened to pleas from both sides and several hours of public testimony, but it had not yet voted on the project.
June 14, 2004
Luis Pena A beloved Catholic priest bid farewell to his parish on Sunday with laughs and tears from his congregation. Msgr. William McLaughlin, better known as Father Bill by his parishioners, began his service at Our Lady Queen of Angels in 1984. He plans return to Ireland, where he spent his youth, after 46 years in the priesthood. Listening to confessions made him feel part of the community. "I enjoyed listening to the goodness of our people as they confess their sins ... as they bare their souls to a priest," said McLaughlin.
March 25, 2010
Helen Heaston Gregg Mundy, who devoted her life to her family, friends and church, sharing her love of music by playing the piano all her life, passed away peacefully in Pomona, CA on November 30, 2009. She was 97. Raised on a Kansas farm homesteaded by her grandfather, Helen graduated in 1933 from the University of Kansas with a Degree in Music. She taught public school music until her 1942 marriage to Clarence B. Gregg; a classmate from Lawrence HS and KU days and Partner in Gregg’s Artistic Homes in Glendale, CA. They lived in Glendale, spending summers on Balboa Island, raising four children; Barbara, Don, Kathleen, and Marilyn.
March 26, 2012
Billy Joe Rogers 1928-2012 Billy Joe Rogers passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Newport Beach, California. Bill was born on November 4, 1928, in Princeton, Indiana, son of Floyd and Beatrice Rogers. Bill was a caring and wonderful husband, dad, uncle, and grandfather, who was loved by all who ever met him. Billy was dedicated to his family, friends, and church. In 1952, he married the love of his life, Georgia Lois Mitchell. Together they had two children, Laura and Bradley.