Religion Briefs

Christian Science Church to host talk March 19

The local Christian Science Church will sponsor a talk by Marceil DeLacy of Seattle called “Just What is Christian Science?” at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Durango Discovery Museum, 1333 Camino del Rio.

All interested are invited. For more information, call 247-5443.

Pagans study group to meet March 22

The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans study group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. March 22 at the Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, 419 San Juan Drive.

For more information, email or call 385-9597.

Calif. Crystal Cathedral fires three in shakeup

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. –The Crystal Cathedral has fired three relatives of the church’s founder in an effort to revamp the “Hour of Power” amid declining donations and viewership.

California’s Orange County Register reports that the church’s board voted to oust the Rev. Robert H. Schuller’s daughter and two sons-in-law along with five other people.

Spokesman John Charles says Schuller and his wife abstained from voting to dismiss daughter Gretchen Penner and her husband, Jim Penner, as producers of the “Hour of Power” program. Son-in-law Jim Coleman was dismissed as director of creative services.

The program will replay previous episodes for a few weeks amid the change in direction.

The Crystal Cathedral has sold its sparkling church to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange under a plan to emerge from bankruptcy.

Herald Staff and Associated Press