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Religion briefs May 10

May 9, 2014

Ventura County Star, Calif.



May 09--CAMARILLO

Catholic forum on end of life offered

St. John's Seminary will sponsor a forum on end-of-life and estate planning for Catholics at its Life is Changed, Not Ended event May 20 at 5012 Seminary Road, Camarillo. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and includes an informational forum, a package of information and lunch.

The panel of experts will discuss how Catholics use living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders and other tools. Experts will answer questions on cremation, burial, estate taxes and legacy gift planning. Panelists are the Rev. Luke Dysinger, Benedictine monk and medical doctor; Kendall VanConas, estate planning attorney; Jerry Zins, financial planner; and Monsignor Craig Cox, St. John's rector/president.

Suggested donation is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Register at http://bit.ly/1qb0wuv,389-2035 or advancement@stjohnsem.edu.

OJAI

Biblical clothing topic for library talk

Holley Gene Leffler will present costumes from her new book "Re-creating Biblical Clothing" May 24 from 2-3 p.m. at the Ojai Library; 111 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai. Her book is for re-enactors of biblical characters, costumers aspiring to provide authentic clothing and anyone interested in bringing the Bible alive.

Leffler's costumes have appeared in live Christmas and Easter plays throughout the country.

For more information, call Mary Lynch at 646-1639.

SIMI VALLEY

Jewish congregation to host bunco night

The religious school of Congregation B'nai Emet will sponsor a barbecue and bunco night May 17 from 6-10 p.m. at 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley.

The fee is $18 per person. Proceeds will go toward supporting Jewish education in Simi Valley. For more information or to RSVP, call 581-3723 or visit www.congregationbnaiemet.org.

THOUSAND OAKS

Methodist church to present spring fest

United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will host a Spring Festival May 17 from 4-8 p.m. at 1000 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The theme centers on creating unity.

The free family event will feature crafts and games, music, dancing, children's choir and more. For more information, call 495-7215.

VENTURA

Women invited to discussion of books

Women of all faiths and ages are invited to the June weekly Women of Vision book discussions of the novel "Hannah Coulter" by Wendell Berry. This summer series will be held for four Thursdays from 1-2:15 p.m. beginning June 5. The group meets at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6300 Telephone Road, Ventura. There is no charge.

Women of Vision ws founded in 1998 under the sponsorship of the Ventura Interfaith Ministerial Association. The group welcomes all women to come together informally to strengthen bonds of friendship and understanding. Call Ruth at 642-5583 for more information.

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