Who’s on the porch

Who’s on the porch

What would you do if you looked outside and the most important person in the universe was standing on the front porch? Most of us won’t even answer the door if it’s an unexpected guest. But what if it was Jesus? Jesus said in Revelation 23:20, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If […]

Menifee church votes to become ‘open and affirming’

MENIFEE – In a unanimous decision, the congregation of Menifee United Church of Christ recently voted to become “Open and Affirming.” Open and Affirming is the term the United Church of Christ denomination uses to indicate that a church welcomes, celebrates and loves everyone, including the LGBT community. “Menifee UCC always was open to lesbians […]

Elks feed the needy with ‘Fishes and Loaves’

Elks feed the needy with ‘Fishes and Loaves’

LAKE ELSINORE – The Elks Grand Lodge has a variety of Financial Grants which subordinate lodges can apply for. Helene Fowler, of Lake Elsinore/Wildomar Elks Lodge No. 2591, is the Grant Coordinator for the lodge and as such applies for grants to provide funds for some of the lodge’s programs and charities. Art Girard, a lodge member, […]

New Catholic church opens after decade of toil, leaving behind odd interim home

New Catholic church opens after decade of toil, leaving behind odd interim home

A fledgling Catholic church that held services at a Moose Lodge for a decade was thronged by about 1,500 worshippers as it opened its permanent home Sunday on the cusp of French Valley and Winchester Roads. “Look at all you have accomplished in 10 years,” the Rev. Bishop Gerald R. Barnes told the overflow crowd. […]

‘We Miss You’ program is beginning – inviting Catholics to return to the church

Kirsten Thorstad St. Martha’s Pastoral Coordinator Pope Francis shares that the church should “be the place of God’s mercy and love, where everyone can feel themselves welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel.” St. Martha’s in Murrieta is beginning a program for new or returning Catholics during […]

Interfaith Council presenting annual ‘Night of Music’

TEMECULA – The Interfaith Council of Murrieta and Temecula Valley will present its annual “Night of Music” Sunday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 31143 Nicolas Road, Temecula. The music show will feature groups and singers of various faiths from throughout the community.  The evening is free to everyone, and will appeal to all […]

Annual community Crosswalk as the faithful follow Christ’s footsteps

Annual community Crosswalk as the faithful follow Christ’s footsteps

Student Venture and area churches gathered once again on Good Friday in a combined remembrance walk celebrating the sacrifice of their savior, over 2,000 years ago and celebrating 30 years of spreading the Word through the Community Crosswalk. The walk, just over 2 miles in distance, began as always at the Temeku Cinema’s parking area […]

Menifee church to hold a Sunrise Service on Easter

Menifee United Church of Christ will hold a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, March 27, in addition to its usual 10 a.m. Sunday Service. “I would just as soon sleep in on Easter Sunday,” said Senior Minister Bill Freeman. “But the Bible tells us that Jesus rose early on that first Easter Sunday – thank God – so I guess I […]

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