December 14, 2002
Address: 2300 Ford Road, Newport Beach Telephone: (949) 219-0911 Web site: www.stmatthewsacc.com Denomination: Anglican Catholic Church Year established: 1982 Service times: Family Holy Eucharist is at 9 a.m. Sunday. At the beginning of the service, children in kindergarten through fourth grade go to "The Flock," Sunday school classes with curriculum designed especially for those ages. Older children leave for their own age-appropriate "Upper Room" Sunday school classes after they receive Communion.
December 12, 2002
During the Christmas season, the members of the Christian Science church in Newport Beach wish to extend an invitation for you to join them in prayer and singing praise to God. Sunday services are held at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Wednesday evening meetings at 7:30 p.m. offer a quiet haven for focus on gratitude for healing experienced and encouragement for those in search of the healing truth...
November 30, 2002
Mailing address: P.O. Box 4101, Costa Mesa, CA 92628 Sunday service address: Westin Hotel, South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa Parking: Free. Telephone: (714) 875-0869 Web site: www.redeemerpres.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Denomination: Presbyterian Church in America Year established: 2001 Service time: 10 a.m. Sunday Senior pastor: Jim Belcher. On Oct. 6, in a public ceremony that came after nearly two years of intensive theological studies, preparation and examinations, Belcher was ordained into the Presbyterian Church of America.
November 20, 2002
I am calling in support of the Church of Latter-Day Saints steeple temple. I am in support of it either at the compromised height of 99 feet or at the new compromised offer of 90 feet high. It is very puzzling to me why a house of worship steeple has been so controversial. We traveled in New England last summer. We visited cities and towns with numerous churches and other houses of worship. The residents would often point out to us with great pride the tallest steeple in their town.
November 16, 2002
Address: 301 Magnolia St., Costa Mesa Telephone: (949) 631-3010 E-mail address: Pastor@Lighthouse.ws Web site: www.Lighthousechurch.ws Denomination: Nondenominational/evangelical Year church established: In October of 1998, two Costa Mesa congregations merged to form what is now Lighthouse Coastal Community Church. Service times: From 9 to 9:50 a.m. Sunday, small groups of all ages meet for a Bible enrichment hour. From 9:50 to 10:10 a.m., there is a break for doughnuts and coffee.
October 15, 2002
Lolita Harper It has crossed various development hurdles and a busy southland freeway in its mission to provide a place of worship that accommodates an ever-growing congregation. The Crossing, formally called Calvary Church Newport Mesa, has completed the first phase of a multimillion-dollar project and is ready for the community to check out its new digs this weekend for both Saturday night and traditional Sunday services. Pastor Tim Celek will host the inaugural services in the temporary structure on Newport Boulevard.
August 17, 2002
Young Chang Leaders at Harbor Trinity Baptist Church know that worshipping and learning about God doesn't have to happen between podiums and pews. They're more than willing to throw a towel on the beach and sing praises just a few feet from the water. They're equally willing to worship between times on the surfboard. On Sunday, Junior High Youth Pastor Joe Broesamle will take a group of 15 to 20 students to the sand near Imperial Beach, close to San Diego.
August 10, 2002
Michele Marr Address: 1734 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa Telephone: (949) 548-9733 Denomination: Foursquare Year church established: 1934 Service time: 10 a.m. Sunday Senior pastor: Chip Crosby Pastoral staff: Karen Crosby, associate; Michael and Linda Ritter, assistants; Brian and Dana Stair, youth ministry Size of congregation: 100 Makeup of congregation: All ages ...
August 3, 2002
Young Chang Henry Kogler's life goal is to serve God through music, but the task isn't as simple as hitting the right notes. The new minister of music at Christ Lutheran Church has made it his full-time job to make sure that worship services help people get "closer to God." "Our goal in this is so that when people leave a worship service here as a member or visitor, that they will be able to say that they have been able to be in touch, I guess, with God," said Kogler, who joined the Costa Mesa church last month.
July 27, 2002
Michele Marr It's called the "Gate" -- as in to enter into, not as in gated, private or keep out. The name was taken from the words of Jesus recorded in chapter 10 of the Gospel according to John: "I am the gate. Whoever comes in by me will be saved." Everyone -- regardless of age or faith -- has been welcome at St. James Episcopal Church on Saturday nights for the unconventional gatherings designed to appeal to young people, ages 15 to 30. "The Gate is patterned after a service our pastor David Anderson saw at Holy Trinity Church in Brompton, England," said Karen Bro, a member of the Newport Beach church and the parish's communication director.