2014-10-02 / Faith


LDS sewing bags for Ethiopian kids

The Relief Society units of the Thousand Oaks and Moorpark wards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are working to sew school bags for 250 children in rural Ethiopia. They are also making hygiene kits for 180 girls in Uganda. The next sewing event to work on these projects will be from 9 a.m. to noon Mon., Oct. 13 at the LDS church, 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Those attending should bring scissors. The units will sew throughout the school year on the second Monday of the month except for December. The two foundations that support these children are funded in Simi Valley (child2youth.org) and Santa Clarita (engagenowafrica.org). Some of the work on the hygiene kits will be completed by people in their homes and returned later. The kits will be assembled this month for distribution to sewers who wish to participate. The units will also sew underwear and basic supplies for African girls so they can finish their education. Donations of fabric, elastic and materials from the community are appreciated. The project was started by members of the congregations, but more hands are needed from the community to finish the work by May, when the items will be shipped out. For more information or to make a donation, call Shirley Jones at (805) 444-4736.

Concert to feature the Jangle Bros.

The Jangle Brothers—John York, Billy Darnell and Chad Watson—will present a concert at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 in the Holy Cross Church parish hall, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. York, a former member of The Byrds, has played with Barry McGuire, The Mamas and The Papas, Dr. John, Johnny Rivers, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, the Sir Douglas Quintet, the Rolling Stones, keyboardist Nicky Hopkins and blues artist Lightin’ Hopkins. Darnell played guitar for the Gene Clark Byrds, the Everly Brothers, Dr. John, Doug Kershaw and Roger McGuinn. Watson was a bass player for Janis Ian, Albert Lee, Charlie Rich, Delaney Bramlett and Freddy Fender. Admission is $20 for general seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the parish religious education program. For more information or tickets, go to www.haroldsapparel.com.

Church to host animal blessing

King of Glory Lutheran Church will host a short blessing of the animals service at 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4 at the church, 2500 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Participants can bring their animals, a photo of a pet or a stuffed animal to receive a blessing from the Rev. Steven Simpson. For more information, call (805) 498-4812 or email kog@ kog.cc.

Fashion, poetry at women’s luncheon

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will have a luncheon and fashion show from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 8 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Poet Ella Mae Rawlings will describe how personal treasures are “Here Today and Gone Tomorrow.” Phillip and Diane Ramon will provide music. The event is open to all women, regardless of their church affiliation or none. Reservations are required by Mon., Oct. 6. For more information or reservations, call Carol at (805) 498-1640 or email crranschau@gmail.com

B’nai Emet offers autumn programs

In celebration of the fall harvest holiday of Sukkot, Congregation B’nai Emet will have a Sabbath potluck dinner at 6:45 p.m. Fri., Oct. 10, followed by the Sabbath service at the synagogue, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Rabbi Michele Paskow will teach a free five-week Hebrew course beginning Sun., Oct. 19 from 11 to noon. Students will learn to read Hebrew, prayers and basic Hebrew vocabulary. A women’s Shabbat retreat will start at 9 a.m. Sat., Oct. 18. The fee of $36 includes snacks and lunch. For more information and to register for the class and retreat, call (805) 581-3723 or visit www.congregationbnaiemet.org.

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