Agape Services Are Phenomenal


October 14, 2009

At the risk of having an even harder time finding a parking space, we’d like to talk about the great Sunday morning services held at Agape International Spiritual Center under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. Services begin at 6:25 a.m. for Early Bird Meditation followed by the 6:55 a.m.Early Bird Service; Second Service begins with 8:30 a.m.Meditation followed by the 9 a.m.Service; and the Third Service commences at 11with Meditation followed by the 11:30 a.m.Service. From our 10-year perspective, the message, music and energy are phenomenal. The Agape Sanctuary, Bookstore, and offices are located at 5700 Buckingham Parkway, corner Slauson, with parking adjacent in the Buckingham Business Park or across the street at 100 Corporate Pointe, shuttle service available. Agape services may also be viewed live from the comfort of your own home at

We don’t want this to go to his head, but has new Culver City Rotary Club Reciprocator editor Clint Ehlers ever considered doing standup comedy? Members had better watch themselves or they’ll be great fodder for a reporter on the prowl for new material.

How about something different this Friday night? The Culver-Palms Family YMCA is presenting Sangha Yoga Night tomorrow from 6:30 p.m. to 8 at the branch, 4500 So. Sepulveda Blvd. Everyone is welcome to this, the branch’s second monthly Community Exercise Night. Free and open to the public, you can join Triyoga instructor Nikita, for 45 minutes of yoga and then join her and the class over appetizers, generously provided by Samosa House, to discuss how yoga practice benefits your daily life, physically, mentally and spiritually. Music to heighten Sangha spirit will be providedby Sara Bock and fellow musicians of the Temple Bhajan Band. Plan to come and bring a guest -- it’s a great chance to learn something new and practice with friends. RSVP appreciated at the front desk or call (310) 390-3604. (Child Watch will be provided for family facility members)

Even better: The Culver City Exchange Club Shish Ka Bob-Fest has been changed to a Fall Picnic to be held at Blanco Park on Oct 18 from Noon-???? The Picnic will be Chicken and Carne Asada or Steaks with appropriate side dishes. This has been a long tradition for the club, dating back to the days of chefs (the late) Chuck Pratty and George Agzarian. On a sad note, member Gary Wolf sent word that his loving companion Shirlye Keith passed away in Palm Desert following a long illness. Services were held last Monday.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Alan Schreibman, Lise Kleckner, Paul Struhl, Fran Codd, Terry Schwab, Tikva Josfan, Mary Kravitsky, Esther Jacobs, Barbara Fier, Shirley Webb, Simon Kennedy, Jane Schulman, Fred Spindler, Don Kang, Nancy Watson, Deborah Brandt, Joan Engen, Dan Regan, Bill Keyser, Claudia Armstrong, Jack Barton, Catherine Matsuda, Robert Westberg, Nancy Perdomo-Browning, Michael Dunn, Christine Kohne, Rita Frizzelle, Gabriel Clark, Paul Trobak, Kate Sipples, Carl Volpe, Liliana Carpio, Bobby Oliver, Sally Antoon, Paul Ostoja, Cassandra Fuote, Dower Jai Gervais, Jessalyn Frye, Lili Gelberg, Ryan Ine Woodson, Felice Ganz, Tom Fuentes, Vince Puntuere,

The next meeting of the Fox Hills Republican Women, Federated, set for Tuesday, October 27, will feature Kris Vosbourg, Executive Director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. His remarks will include the current status of Proposition 13, and what the future holds for this piece of legislation. Everyone is welcome to attend the luncheon meeting and/or the program. The club’s business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., the luncheon ($20) at noon; and the program at 1 p.m. The location is the 4Points by Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle, Culver City. Luncheon reservations are a must: call Norma at (310) 837-0926 by Friday, October 23.

Local History buffs should mark their calendars for Wednesday, October 21 when the Culver City Historical Society will hold its General Membership Meeting, and elections are on the agenda. The Nominating Committee met last month and will report on its recommendations at Wednesday’s meeting, followed by the elections. We hope there’s a piano handy for speaker Stephen M. Fry, who will present a program titled “Not so Loony Tunes: A Century of Live Musical Entertainment in Culver City” – he’s terrific! The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave. A brief tour of the Historical Society’s ARC (Archives & Resource Center) will be offered following the meeting. For more information call (310) 253-6941.


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