2017-04-21 / Faith


Organists perform

The American Guild of Organists of Ventura County and the Camarillo United Methodist Church will present a concert celebrating local composers at 4 p.m. Sun., April 30 at the church, 291 Anacapa Drive.

Works of Ventura County composers John Biggs, Raymond Egan, Kenneth Helms, Kyle Johnson, Ivan Shobe, Ludwig Tuman and Judith Vander will be performed by the Gold Coast Concert Chorus, Camarillo UMC Chancel Choir, Simi Valley UMC Choir, 12 Ventura County organists, soloists and instrumentalists.

The Rodger’s Trillium Masterpiece organ will be used.

The concert is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.

For more information, visit www.cam-umc.org or call the church office at (805) 482-4312.

Temple screens film

The Jewish Federation of Ventura County will present a community memorial to mark Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, at 3 p.m. Sun., April 23 at Temple Ner Ami, 515 Temple Ave., Camarillo.

The event will screen the documentary “Rescue in the Philippines,” which tells how Manuel Quezon, the first president of the Philippines, along with five brothers from Cincinnati and Army Col. Dwight Eisenhower, helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

The program will include a recognition of Holocaust survivors and a reception.

For more information, call Julia Newman at (805) 388-3824.

Concert at church

The Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra with artistic director Kuan Fen will present the annual Choral Spectacular concerts at 3 p.m. Sun., May 7 at First United Methodist Church, 1338 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura and at 7 p.m. Fri., May 12 at Rancho Campana High School performing arts center, 4235 Mar Vista Drive, Camarillo.

The concerts will feature vocal artists Amanda Benjamin, Molly Kohler Pei, Zachary Mendez and Dean Butler along with the Channel Islands Choral Association and the Cal State Channel Islands Chorus singing Mozart’s “Requiem” and Bach’s motet “Singet dem Herrn.”

At the May 12 concert, the Rancho Campana High School Choir will join in Mozart’s “Ave verum corpus.”

Donations of $20 are requested. Youths 18 and under will be admitted free.

For more information, call (805) 642-8621 or go online to www.CHICOVC.org.

Blessing of plants

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church will offer a blessing of plants and seeds at 10:15 a.m. Sun., April 23 on the patio at 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo

Attendees can bring seeds or plants as well as pictures of plants already in the ground for a blessing for a good harvest.

For more information, call (805) 482-8831 or visit the website www.stcolumbaca.com.

Prayers for peace

The Rev. Rob McCoy will be the keynote speaker for the Southeast Ventura County YMCA’s 18th annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast on Thurs., May 4 at the Gilbert Sports Center on the Cal Lutheran University campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.

Breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. The program will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

The theme for the morning is “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

McCoy is the pastor at God- Speak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park and a Thousand Oaks City Council member.

The title of his talk is “Unity in Our Community.”

The YMCA prayer breakfast is inclusive and ecumenical. The breakfast draws about 400 people annually.

Mary Olson, general manager at KCLU-FM, will be the master of ceremonies. The Oaks Christian Boys Choir will perform.

Tickets are $20 and are available on Eventbrite.

For more information, call Janice Wise at the YMCA at (805) 497-3081, ext. 102, or email jwise@sevymca.org or go to www.sevymca.org.

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