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By the Rev. Sarah Halverson | September 20, 2013
As a pastor, I think a lot about what it means to be church. I worry about the numbers of bodies in the pews. I concentrate on pledges and how much we'll need to stay afloat. I stretch myself wide, trying to "be all things to all people" in the hope of making up for being a small church with only one full-time staff person: me. And I wonder, how do we be church in an era when mainline Protestantism is on the decline, mega-churches seem so desirable but even they report dropping numbers, and the progressive church is almost invisible?
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By Brianna Bailey | November 19, 2007
Attorneys for St. James Anglican church in Newport Beach recently filed the opening brief in a California Supreme Court property dispute case that could affect churches statewide. The Newport Beach church, which has severed its ties to the Episcopal Church, hopes to have overturned a July appellate court decision giving control of the church property to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles County. “I think some people might think this only involves Episcopal or other hierarchical churches,” said attorney Eric Sohlgren, who represents St. James.
NEWS
December 15, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Some Grinch stole the baby Jesus and a sheep from a local church nativity scene. Life-sized, hand-painted plywood cutouts of Mary, Joseph, the three wise men and one sheep gaze adoringly at an empty wooden frame for a cradle in front of Mesa Verde United Methodist Church. Church leaders did not notify police when they found the pieces missing Thursday morning, but the loss is significant to them, the Rev. Stephanie Toon, associate pastor of the church, said.
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November 14, 2012
Lloyd Orville Johnson, having lived a life that blessed his wife, children and friends, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on October 12th, 2012 at the age of 93. AMemorial Service and reunion will be held this Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:30 am at Liberty Baptist Church located at 1000 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660, reception at the church to follow. All are most welcome. During WWII Lloyd served under Douglas McArthur and was awarded the Bronze Star for an act of danger and endurance that saved his fellow officers from capture.
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By Joseph Serna | January 5, 2009
A Newport Beach parish’s fight to keep church property it claims belongs to the congregation may go as high as the U.S. Supreme Court after the state Supreme Court rejected its argument, an attorney for parishioners of St. James Anglican Church said Monday. “I do know that the people of St. James have continued to reflect upon their decision in 2004 to change religious affiliation and still have a very strong view,” said Eric Sohlgren, representing the parish.
NEWS
November 26, 2003
Church to help homeless While the Society of St. Vincent de Paul usually doesn't open its doors to the homeless until Dec. 1, this year it is starting early with the help of a local church. Tonight, the Crossing Church in Costa Mesa will take part in the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Program as an alternate site since the National Guard Armory in Santa Ana won't be available until Dec. 3. The Crossing Church will host the homeless through Friday in lieu of the Santa Ana Armory.
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By Joseph Serna | July 21, 2009
The civil lawyer for a man claiming he was sexually abused and that the Mormon church is partially responsible promised to press on in appeals to higher courts Monday after a judge dismissed the allegations. ?The fight?s not over. We?ll fight this to the bitter end,? said Vince Finaldi, lawyer for his client, referred to as John Doe. The man?s lawsuit claims he was sexually abused by Mormon church member Todd Summers between 1990 and 1999, when he was between 12 and 21 years old. The lawsuit names the church and its Newport Beach stake as defendants.
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By Crissy Brooks | November 5, 2010
It is officially November, and with the election behind us there is no denying that the holidays are upon us. My family kicked things off last weekend with a visit from my sister and her family. We carved pumpkins, made a costume for her baby and took lots of pictures. We were all together, and everything felt right. That same weekend my neighbors on Shalimar Drive set up for our annual C3 Basketball Tournament. C3 stands for Cops, Church and Community. Seven years ago, Officer Ryan Walker pitched the idea of a 3-on-3 tournament, where each team would be made up of a local police officer, a young person from the community and a representative from a local church.
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By: TONY DODERO | July 29, 2005
It was an invite too big to pass up -- a tour of the new Newport Beach California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The personal invitation to tour this temple, the first in Orange County and only the 122nd in the world, came from local church members Kathleen Peterson, Ann Owens and Joe Bentley. I was flattered to be on the invite list, and I must say, the tour didn't disappoint. Perched at the edge of Bonita Canyon in Newport Coast, the completed temple is 17,800 square feet, 90-feet tall and made of Salisbury pink granite imported from North Carolina.
NEWS
March 29, 2003
For John and Martine Kohlenberger, their meeting not only led to marriage, but to a mutual spiritual journey, their eventual ordination as ministers in the Mystical Spiritualist Church and a shared, spiritually focused business. In the early 1990s, both were single. John Kohlenberger was involved with a singles discussion group for which he was occasionally a featured speaker. A friend who helped run the group enticed Martine to visit. "I was speaking on love at that meeting," John Kohlenberger recalled.
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By the Rev. Sarah Halverson | September 20, 2013
As a pastor, I think a lot about what it means to be church. I worry about the numbers of bodies in the pews. I concentrate on pledges and how much we'll need to stay afloat. I stretch myself wide, trying to "be all things to all people" in the hope of making up for being a small church with only one full-time staff person: me. And I wonder, how do we be church in an era when mainline Protestantism is on the decline, mega-churches seem so desirable but even they report dropping numbers, and the progressive church is almost invisible?
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By Jill Cowan | May 7, 2013
The long-disputed St. James Anglican Church campus in Newport Beach belongs to the larger Episcopal Church Diocese of Los Angeles, an Orange County Superior Court judge ruled last week. St. James members split from the Episcopal Church nine years ago following disagreements about the ordination of a gay bishop and other issues. The court order, which comes at what could be the end of a series of court battles over three church properties on 32nd Street, was reaffirmed Monday by Judge Kim G. Dunning.
NEWS
November 14, 2012
Lloyd Orville Johnson, having lived a life that blessed his wife, children and friends, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on October 12th, 2012 at the age of 93. AMemorial Service and reunion will be held this Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:30 am at Liberty Baptist Church located at 1000 Bison Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660, reception at the church to follow. All are most welcome. During WWII Lloyd served under Douglas McArthur and was awarded the Bronze Star for an act of danger and endurance that saved his fellow officers from capture.
NEWS
By Crissy Brooks | November 5, 2010
It is officially November, and with the election behind us there is no denying that the holidays are upon us. My family kicked things off last weekend with a visit from my sister and her family. We carved pumpkins, made a costume for her baby and took lots of pictures. We were all together, and everything felt right. That same weekend my neighbors on Shalimar Drive set up for our annual C3 Basketball Tournament. C3 stands for Cops, Church and Community. Seven years ago, Officer Ryan Walker pitched the idea of a 3-on-3 tournament, where each team would be made up of a local police officer, a young person from the community and a representative from a local church.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | July 21, 2009
The civil lawyer for a man claiming he was sexually abused and that the Mormon church is partially responsible promised to press on in appeals to higher courts Monday after a judge dismissed the allegations. ?The fight?s not over. We?ll fight this to the bitter end,? said Vince Finaldi, lawyer for his client, referred to as John Doe. The man?s lawsuit claims he was sexually abused by Mormon church member Todd Summers between 1990 and 1999, when he was between 12 and 21 years old. The lawsuit names the church and its Newport Beach stake as defendants.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | January 5, 2009
A Newport Beach parish’s fight to keep church property it claims belongs to the congregation may go as high as the U.S. Supreme Court after the state Supreme Court rejected its argument, an attorney for parishioners of St. James Anglican Church said Monday. “I do know that the people of St. James have continued to reflect upon their decision in 2004 to change religious affiliation and still have a very strong view,” said Eric Sohlgren, representing the parish.
NEWS
April 13, 2008
The past couple of weeks have been pretty shocking. Stories abound in the Daily Pilot about flashers, molestations, ID thefts, drunk drivers. But here’s, perhaps, the topper: News broke last week that Newport Harbor Lutheran Church had been pilfered of more than $300,000. A majority of the missing money was earmarked to pay taxes for the church, according to Pastor John Embree. While the church took a hit, it is not in danger of closing. “We will survive. I think God needs a church and a ministry here,” Embree said.
FEATURES
By Brianna Bailey | November 19, 2007
Attorneys for St. James Anglican church in Newport Beach recently filed the opening brief in a California Supreme Court property dispute case that could affect churches statewide. The Newport Beach church, which has severed its ties to the Episcopal Church, hopes to have overturned a July appellate court decision giving control of the church property to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles County. “I think some people might think this only involves Episcopal or other hierarchical churches,” said attorney Eric Sohlgren, who represents St. James.
FEATURES
April 7, 2007
Christ Church by the Sea United Methodist welcomes early risers to bring their blankets and beach chairs for its 17th annual Easter sunrise service, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, where 14th Street hits the sand in Newport Beach. The Rev. George Crisp will be preaching from the Gospel of Luke and promises beautiful music and a large crowd. At 10 a.m., he will lead a traditional worship back at the church at 1400 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 673-3805.
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By By Andrew Edwards | January 13, 2006
In suit brought by diocese after St. James broke away, court says that church can keep its property.A judge sided with Newport Beach's St. James Church and two other congregations Thursday in a ruling that the Episcopal Church of the United States had no claim to the church's Lido Isle property. "We're just thanking God. It's a big thing off our back," St. James Senior Pastor Praveen Bunyan said. "We're just glad the laws of the land were upheld in such a beautiful way." The ruling does not end the legal dispute.
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