Briefly In Religion

Women's retreat weekend for empowerment

A retreat weekend for women will take place Oct. 22 and 23 at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach.

Joy Ministry, with Anna Krajec and Donna LeClair, will host the "Sister Giant" weekend, modeled on the event created by Marianne Williamson focusing on history. The event will include a showing of a documentary about the medieval burning of the witches, "The Burning Times," the fight for women's suffrage and the more recent efforts of the women of Liberia to find peace.

To reserve a spot, e-mail Krajec at or call (949) 494-8061.


Food drive for Resource Center

During the month of October, Laguna Presbyterian Church is collecting non-perishable food items to contribute to the Laguna Resource Center to help working poor families. Food items requested include one pound packets of rice and beans, cans of tuna or vegetables, cold cereal, oatmeal, and boxes of macaroni and cheese.

Items may be brought after the Sunday services to the patio on Second Street, or may be taken to the church office during the week. The church is located at 415 Forest Ave. For more information call Rick Shoemaker at (949) 497-9104.

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