Briefly In Religion

Interfaith Council hosts Day of Prayer

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council presents its annual Day of Prayer with a free breakfast at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Any donations will be given to the Mission Hospital Foundation.

The program includes prayers of hope, thanksgiving, forgiveness and caring. Attendees will have the opportunity to deepen relationships with each other and share instances when they felt fed or as God's agents fed others.

A special presentation will be made to Brad Coleman for his ministry in Laguna Beach as pastor of the Church by the Sea.

Seating is limited to 50 persons. To make a reservation, call St. Mary's Episcopal Church at (949) 494-3542 or e-mail

The Interfaith Council's mission is to further communication and cooperation among the Laguna Beach faith groups and among other institutions and community social service agencies in order to better serve the needs of the community, especially the poor, sick and disenfranchised.

The council meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, rotating between member congregations.


Ragtime queen visits church

Mimi Blais, the "The New Queen of Ragtime," from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, will perform her only Southern California concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. May 5 at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. The concert is in memory of Jeff Stone, a long-time lover and supporter of ragtime music and former deejay of the Ragtime Show on KSBR Radio.

This event is a benefit for JOY Ministry (Justice Outreach and You). Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $20 with pre-reservation, payable at the door. Contact Sally Barron at (949) 497-2343 or, or Karen Stone at (949) 951-5852 or Without pre-reservation, a $25 suggested donation is requested. Tickets for those 16 and younger are a $10 suggested donation.

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