Canyon View puts focus on education

Community Transformation in Education is the focus of the quarterly Transform Our Valley prayer lunch from noon to  1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon View Vineyard Chapel.

The community is invited to a free light lunch and the opportunity to hear from — and pray with — teachers, coaches and administrators about the needs of students, families and educators.

Pre-register for lunch by calling Canyon View Vineyard Church at 242-7970 or email

Unity Grand Valley studies abundance

Rev. Toni G. Boehm will present "Mastering Abundance" at  10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unity Grand Valley — A Spiritual Community, meeting at the Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway.

Rev. Boehm, dean of Unity School of Religious Studies with a master's in nursing, and a nurse practitioner, will share how to use spiritual, scientific quantum principles and brain research to create and support the development of an abundance consciousness.

Call 242-6587 for information.

Pope pays tribute to French cardinal

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis paid an unusually personal and public tribute to French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran by attending the funeral of the former Vatican foreign minister and interfaith expert. Usually, popes only preside over the final rites at funerals for cardinals. But in a sign of Francis' esteem for his close confidante, Francis attended the entire Mass on Thursday in St. Peter's Basilica. Francis was seated on a chair to the side of the altar .

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