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The History of MHS

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The Los Angeles Angels once trained at Murrieta Hot Springs! In March of 1911, members of the Coast League team came to Murrieta during an unseasonably rainy spring training. Members took hot mineral and mud baths and had alcohol rubs and massages. Hugo Guenther was at their beck and call, providing daily delivery of the Los …

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The History of Murrieta Hot Springs

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Guests from all over California, and even the country, would visit Murrieta to spend time at Guenther’s Murrieta, dubbed “California’s Greatest Health Resort.” Most traveled by train. Fritz Guenther met visitors from Los Angeles at the Santa Fe train station in Murrieta twice a day and transported them in his open Reliance bus. In 1904, the …

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The History of Murrieta Hot Springs

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Historical Fact Friday is back with a few more tidbits about Murrieta Hot Springs! The Conference Center Administration Building was constructed in 1963 as the Administration Building with an upstairs dining hall and downstairs coffee shop. Previously, there were horseshoes, badminton, and croquet courts there. The location for the original Administration Building and Dining Hall …

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The History of Murrieta Hot Springs

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We hope you’ve been enjoying our historical facts series! Here’s some history behind our lodges! The Stone Lodge, originally called the Annex, is one of the oldest buildings on-site. It was once a hotel. The large housekeeping operation and linen room were on the lower level. Prior to the construction of the hotel, individual units …

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Being a Good Steward

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by Bethany Wouters, MHS Senior Editor I will be the first to admit that I lack initiative. I can see a problem and know that I should be doing something to fix it, but I am usually, if never, the first person to step up and take action before being asked to. There are many …

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The History of Murrieta Hot Springs

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In 1995, after twenty-or-so years of neglect, Pastor Chuck Smith purchased the Murrieta Hot Springs property and led a huge restoration project with Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. While many of the buildings had once-beautiful decorations, the lack of care caused damage beyond repair. Fortunately, Smith allowed for much of the tile work and stained glass …

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The History of Murrieta Hot Springs

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We hope you’ve been enjoying our historical facts series! Here’s another tidbit on our city’s past: In 1970 the property was purchased by Irvin Kahn whose partner was Morris Shenker, both of whom had ties with the Teamsters, North America’s strongest union. Shenker ran it after Kahn’s death in 1973. Sadly, only four short years …

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Tips and Tricks Tuesday: Fundraising Tips for Your Retreat

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We would hate for a member from your church to miss out on your next retreat simply because they couldn’t afford to attend. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite fundraisers!  Auction: Organize a church-wide auction. Encourage members of your church to put together themed baskets (E.G. a “Movie Night Basket” complete with DVD’s, …

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Assisting the Director

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by Sara Wheeler, Assistant to the Director “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1st Corinthians 13:13 As the Director’s assistant (aka The Secret Keeper), I see many things go on behind-the-scenes. Aside from the menial tasks of answering phone calls and emails- my job is …