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NEWS
May 6, 2000
Michele M. Marr Nothing brings the stories of the Old and New Testaments to life more than a visit to the Holy Land. Few, though, have made the pilgrimage quite like the congregation of the Costa Mesa Church of Christ. This year, they will arrive early on a Saturday morning. "It begins in our auditorium," said Pastor Andy Wall, "with the children sitting with their families." Abruptly, the clock stops then runs backward. Visibility dims as time speeds past the sojourners.
NEWS
May 13, 2007
The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine has announced the schedule for "Israel: Apartheid Resurrected," a week of seminars dealing with Israel, its treatment of Palestine and the Zionist movement. The seminar is scheduled to begin Monday at noon under the flagpoles by the administration building, with Imam Mohammad al-Asi, the leader of the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., giving a speech titled "Why Palestine?" Al-Asi also plans to speak on Hamas, the controversial Palestinian political group, at 6 p.m. in the campus' Crystal Cove Auditorium.
NEWS
January 13, 2001
-- Michele Marr Church name: Saint Michael and All Angels Address: 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar Telephone: (949) 644-0463 Denomination: Episcopal Year church established: 1959 Service times: On Sunday, Holy Eucharist is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. At 9 a.m. "Christian Foundations: An Introduction to the Faith" is led by the Rev. Jaime Edwards-Acton in the Parish Center Library. Children meet for Sunday school at 10 a.m. before joining their families in church just before the Eucharist service.
NEWS
March 31, 2002
When I first started working at the Daily Pilot as an education reporter, I used to take my guitar to work. I would play during breaks. It was a great way to relieve deadline stress. But one day, the guitar was missing. There was a lot of new construction going on in the building, and the guitar disappeared. A few months afterward, when I decided to leave the Daily Pilot to work for a ministry in the Holy Land, my Daily Pilot friends bought me a new guitar as a going-away gift.
NEWS
April 17, 2003
I guess it's more than fair to say that I'm a frustrated rocker. I've got an A-minor bent that hooks along all the major chords. I've been writing songs, mostly Christian worship songs, for about 20 years. I first played guitar when I was 17. In Brazil, my mom's native country, I started writing songs. As with most songwriters that I've known, I was sure that my songs were better than anyone else's. Not everyone agreed, it seemed. I learned journalism and became a reporter.
NEWS
March 25, 2000
EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Daily Pilot reporter Husein Mashni, who left the paper in February 1999, now pursues missionary work in Israel. This is one in an occasional series of his columns sent from Jerusalem. I don't usually spend much time on the western portion of Jerusalem, which is the Jewish sector. I live in East Jerusalem and work there as well. But I like to go to West Jerusalem every now and then to do laundry or to get a feeling of "America."
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | July 24, 2007
When Jeanne Whitesell of St. Mark Presbyterian Church visited Berlin shortly after the wall fell, she hoped she would never have to see another partition of its kind. But while crossing into Bethlehem on a recent trip to Israel and Palestine, she was confronted with a 25-foot high wall, stretching as far as she could see, that separates the two nations. Relieved, she also met Israelis and Palestinians working for peace, and will share her experience with the congregation at St Mark on Wednesday.
NEWS
March 22, 2003
Suzie Harrison Making the Bible accessible to everyone has been Stephen Johnston's goal for some time, and through his creative projects, he's making it happen. Johnston, a Newport Beach resident since 1956, has narrated more than 15 Bibles on cassette and CD and is producing the first DVD Bible. "In the army, I learned to dramatize radio programs," Johnston said. "I created the first dramatized version with the founding actors for the South Coast Repertory."
NEWS
May 31, 2003
SPECIAL EVENTS FUND-RAISER IN VERSE Singing from their hearts to Corona del Mar, members of the Marshallese Church are raising funds for a church van and a summer youth rally. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community Church Congregational, 611 Heliotrope Ave., Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 717-0610. GUEST SPEAKER AT ST. MARKS The Rev. George Johnson will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship service and lead the adult forum at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, at 2100 Mar Vista Drive in Newport.
NEWS
By James P. Gray | July 23, 2011
My wife, Grace, and I just returned from a two-week tour of Jordan and Israel sponsored by Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona del Mar. What a great trip, and what a privilege to visit places I have read about in the Bible and elsewhere since childhood. It was truly sobering to think that we were standing in the places where so many important things happened throughout history! As one of my best friends says, the Holy Land is a powerful place filled with confusion, but brings clarity to pilgrims seeking to know God. I agree and, first and foremost, this was a humbling religious experience.
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By James P. Gray | July 23, 2011
My wife, Grace, and I just returned from a two-week tour of Jordan and Israel sponsored by Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona del Mar. What a great trip, and what a privilege to visit places I have read about in the Bible and elsewhere since childhood. It was truly sobering to think that we were standing in the places where so many important things happened throughout history! As one of my best friends says, the Holy Land is a powerful place filled with confusion, but brings clarity to pilgrims seeking to know God. I agree and, first and foremost, this was a humbling religious experience.
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FEATURES
By Jim Carnett | October 20, 2009
Dr. George O. Wood has been my pastor and friend for many years. Actually, the popular minister is a friend to many. He’s got a whopping 5,000 friends on Facebook! For 17 years, Wood pastored Newport-Mesa Christian Center in Costa Mesa. That’s where I first met him. I sat under his teaching from 1983 to 1988. I’ve had many other pastors before and since, but he’s the one I claim as my pastor. I began attending church at the age of 8 and, except for 16 years of wandering in the wilderness of agnosticism from ages 16 to 32, I’ve been a believer ever since.
NEWS
November 8, 2007
I feel compelled to respond to the “In Theory” piece in last Saturday’s Pilot (“Does UCI need racism inquiry?”). The question as I read it in the paper pertained to whether or not UC Irvine needed to hold an investigation regarding anti-Semitism or if pro-Jewish programming would be a proactive way to raise consciousness and promote Jewish life on campus. Rabbi Marc Rubenstein’s response focused on the state of Israel and its plight against the Arab world.
FEATURES
By Jessie Brunner | July 24, 2007
When Jeanne Whitesell of St. Mark Presbyterian Church visited Berlin shortly after the wall fell, she hoped she would never have to see another partition of its kind. But while crossing into Bethlehem on a recent trip to Israel and Palestine, she was confronted with a 25-foot high wall, stretching as far as she could see, that separates the two nations. Relieved, she also met Israelis and Palestinians working for peace, and will share her experience with the congregation at St Mark on Wednesday.
NEWS
May 13, 2007
The Muslim Student Union at UC Irvine has announced the schedule for "Israel: Apartheid Resurrected," a week of seminars dealing with Israel, its treatment of Palestine and the Zionist movement. The seminar is scheduled to begin Monday at noon under the flagpoles by the administration building, with Imam Mohammad al-Asi, the leader of the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., giving a speech titled "Why Palestine?" Al-Asi also plans to speak on Hamas, the controversial Palestinian political group, at 6 p.m. in the campus' Crystal Cove Auditorium.
NEWS
June 7, 2003
SPECIAL EVENTS SEMINAR AT ST. MICHAELS The Rev. Donald Wagner, director of the Middle East Studies Center at North Park University, will give a free seminar on Christians in the Holy Land at 9 a.m. Sunday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. The seminar will consider "Who are the Christians in the Holy Land, their historical context, their situation today?" and "Is the Bible, and how we read and discuss it, detrimental to these Christians, or can it be empowering?"
NEWS
May 31, 2003
SPECIAL EVENTS FUND-RAISER IN VERSE Singing from their hearts to Corona del Mar, members of the Marshallese Church are raising funds for a church van and a summer youth rally. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community Church Congregational, 611 Heliotrope Ave., Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 717-0610. GUEST SPEAKER AT ST. MARKS The Rev. George Johnson will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship service and lead the adult forum at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, at 2100 Mar Vista Drive in Newport.
NEWS
April 17, 2003
I guess it's more than fair to say that I'm a frustrated rocker. I've got an A-minor bent that hooks along all the major chords. I've been writing songs, mostly Christian worship songs, for about 20 years. I first played guitar when I was 17. In Brazil, my mom's native country, I started writing songs. As with most songwriters that I've known, I was sure that my songs were better than anyone else's. Not everyone agreed, it seemed. I learned journalism and became a reporter.
NEWS
March 22, 2003
Suzie Harrison Making the Bible accessible to everyone has been Stephen Johnston's goal for some time, and through his creative projects, he's making it happen. Johnston, a Newport Beach resident since 1956, has narrated more than 15 Bibles on cassette and CD and is producing the first DVD Bible. "In the army, I learned to dramatize radio programs," Johnston said. "I created the first dramatized version with the founding actors for the South Coast Repertory."
NEWS
March 31, 2002
When I first started working at the Daily Pilot as an education reporter, I used to take my guitar to work. I would play during breaks. It was a great way to relieve deadline stress. But one day, the guitar was missing. There was a lot of new construction going on in the building, and the guitar disappeared. A few months afterward, when I decided to leave the Daily Pilot to work for a ministry in the Holy Land, my Daily Pilot friends bought me a new guitar as a going-away gift.
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