Laguna Church to Show ‘Jesus’ Film

The 1979 film “Jesus” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. in Laguna Beach. Admission is free and an offering will be taken.

Biblical locations were used in making the film, which was adapted from the Gospel of St. Luke. The movie has been translated into 97 languages and has been seen by more than 260 million people in 112 countries, according to Barry Fiess, spokesman for the Jesus Project. The organization hopes to eventually dub the movie in 271 major languages, which also requires that the film be culturalized as best as possible, Fiess said.

“We’ve run into problems explaining the film,” Fiess said. “In Ethiopia, for instance, when they see people fishing in the movie and eating their catch, well, they’ve never seen a fish before. We have to stop the film and explain what a fish is.”

For more information about the film, call Laguna Presbyterian at (714) 494-7555.

“Stop Motherhood, I Want to Get Off” is the title of a program offered by Gentle Shepherd Ministries, an interdenominational support organization and Bible study group for mothers of young children. Kathy Collard Miller will speak on the frustrations of motherhood at the 10 a.m. meeting Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church, 192 Orange St. in Orange. Miller is a columnist for Today’s Christian and the author of two books.


Gentle Shepherd Ministries meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no admission charge, and child care is available for $1 per child. For more information and child care reservations, call Chris Richman at (714) 771-4138.

The Sisterhood of Temple Bat Yahm will honor two members at a luncheon and fashion show at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Irvine Hilton, 17900 Jamboree Blvd. in Irvine. Miki Sholkoff of Newport Beach and Nancy Marcus of Costa Mesa will each receive the Queenie Schiff-Gortz Sisterhood Founder Award, given for service to the temple, organization and community at large. Tickets for the event are $36 and may be obtained at the temple office at 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. For more information, call the temple at (714) 644-1999. A weekly “Day of Healing,” sponsored by the Diocese of Orange, will be held every Thursday, beginning next week, through July 31 at Marywood Center, 2811 E. Villa Real Drive, Orange. Father Benedict Simeone will celebrate a Mass and teach from 10 a.m. to noon in the mini-auditorium. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Orange Diocesan Prayer meeting and Mass will be held in the chapel. For more information, call (714) 974-7120, Ext. 229.

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church will hold an evening of folk and circle dancing and folk games led by Glenn Bannerman, a teacher of Appalachian folk dancing, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Harbor View Homes Clubhouse in Newport Beach. The cost is $2 per person or $5 for a family. Child care for children age 5 and under will be provided. For more information, call the church office at (714) 644-1341.

An international fair will be held at St. Phillip Benzi Catholic Community Church from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and from noon to midnight next Saturday and Sunday. Foods from Germany, Italy, Korea and Mexico will be featured at various booths. Carnival rides, bingo, and games booths will also be available. For more information, call the church rectory at (714) 871-3610.

Respite Ministry is offering a five-week course to train volunteers in assisting care-givers of elderly people. The course will begin Tuesday and cover such topics as normal aging, emotional support, assisting with daily activities, and personal and family issues. Volunteers are needed to offer care-givers time off from the duties involved with round-the-clock care of elderly people. For more information, contact Catholic Charities at (714) 547-0003, Ext. 317 or 318.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will present “Moses and the Freedom Fanatics,” a musical featuring the church’s combined children’s choirs, at 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission charge, but an offering will be taken. Child care is available by calling (714) 631-3821. St. Andrew’s is located at 600 St. Andrews Road in Newport Beach.

Irvine Presbyterian Church, 5 Meadowbrook, will hold a “Praise and Pie” night in the sanctuary of the church at 6 p.m. Sunday. The congregation will accompany the church choir in songs of worship. Also featured will be solos, duets and the Kids of the Kingdom. After the service, pie will be served. For more information, call the church office at (714) 786-9627.

Jeff Kemp, former quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams, will speak at a breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Placentia Presbyterian Church, 849 N. Bradford Ave., Placentia. Kemp, who is active in drug awareness programs, will share details of his life and faith. For more information about the breakfast, contact Ann Walling at (714) 528-1438.