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Church Plans Annual Country Fair

La Habra United Methodist Church will have its 22nd annual Country Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The fair will feature many different types of food as well as craft booths and clowns with balloons. New and used books also will be sold. The church is at 631 N. Euclid St., La Habra. (310) 691-1797.

The Orthodox Cafe, an “occasional coffeehouse,” will return from 7 to 10 tonight at Brea Congregational Church. The music of Days Like These and Joel Gunderson will be featured. There will also be coffee, cake and finger-painting. The event is sponsored by Brea Congregational Church and St. Alban’s Church and the cost is $2. The church is at 300 E. Imperial Highway, Brea. (714) 671-4975.

Fullerton First United Methodist Church’s “Friends of Music” will present an organ recital at 8 p.m. Friday. The event is co-sponsored by the Orange County chapter of the American Guild of Organists. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton. (714) 871-4415.

Adat Ari Synagogue invites members and others to bring a kosher dairy dinner for a pre-service meal at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The synagogue will provide challah, wine and juice. The Shabbat Maariv service will be at 8p.m. Please make reservations by Tuesday. The synagogue is at 5100 E. La Palma Ave., Suite 104, Anaheim Hills. (714) 970-9304.

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Author Noah Ben Shea will speak at the worship service at 8 p.m. Friday at Temple Beth El of South Orange County. Shea has received many prizes for his poetry and has taught and spoken in many institutions. The temple is at 27462 Terrace View, Aliso Viejo. (714) 362-3999.

Pastor Ken Macklin will give his sermon “Access the Tree of Life” at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Nursery care for children to 5 years old will be provided and a freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 8152 McFadden Ave., Westminster. (714) 897-0100.

Robert R. Washer, who was pastor from 1952 to 1968, will speak on “Out of the Ashes!” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Garden Grove. The church mortgages will be symbolically burned by church trustees now that they are free of their building mortgage. Child care will be provided. The church is at 12741 Main St., Garden Grove. (714) 534-1070.

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis, accompanied by the school’s third-graders, will lead the family service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University Synagogue. Music will be led by Cantor Ruti Braier, and child care will be provided. The synagogue is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (714) 553-3535.

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The Rev. Leslie J. Atkinson will speak on “Asking the Right Question” at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana. Music will be provided by the Shine Down Choir and the Chancel Choir. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 600 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (713) 542-7253.

Author David Chittenden will give “A Eulogy for Linus Pauling” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. A religious education program for children ages 4 to 15 will be during the service and a coffee hour will follow. The center is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. (714) 497-4563.

The Rev. Robert Ross will give the message “I Want the Children to Live” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Aliso Creek Unitarian Universalist Church. Sunday School and religious education activities for children will take place. The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 8, Mission Viejo. (714) 581-0245.

Two workshops, “Your Finances in Changing Times” and “Financial Planning Workshop” will be offered from 7 to 10p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at First Christian Church. The cost is to be announced and advance registration is encouraged. Child care will be provided. The church is at 18110 Magnolia St., Fountain Valley. (714) 962-7621.

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Father Tom Weston will speak on “Surviving the Holiday Crazies: A Calm Before the Storm” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Irenaeus Church in the education building. The church is at 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress. (714) 826-0760.

Author Stuart Tower will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Congregation B’nai Israel. There will be an opportunity to purchase Tower’s newest book “Withered Roots: The Remnants of Eastern European Jewry” and have it autographed. The congregation is at 2111 Bryan Ave., Tustin. (714) 730-9693.

The Rev. Diana McDaniel will continue the series “Love Changes Everything” with the sermon “Unconditional Love” at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school will take place and nursery care will be provided. Meditation will be from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. (714) 472-9230.

The California Satsang Society Inc. will hold the worship service “Past Lives: Practice Makes Perfect” from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Ramada Inn in Long Beach. The society is a chartered affiliate of ECKANKAR, the religion of the light and sound of God. The Ramada Inn is at 5325 E. Pacific Coast Highway. (714) 661-9533.

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Representatives of the Orange County Habitat for Humanity will have an informational meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Crystal Cathedral in the Tower of Hope. The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. (714) 971-4150.

Family therapist Betty Thompson will speak on “Defusing Family Holidays” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will continue its weekly discussion series Serendipity at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Psychologist John Fry will speak on “Focusing and Realizing a Vision of Personal Growth.” A $3 donation is requested. The church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. (714) 631-2880.

The Rev. Tari Lennon will speak on “Feeding Many from Very Little” at 10 a.m. Sunday at Neighborhood Congregational Church. Following the service, a Thanksgiving potluck dinner will be served honoring those who have become members this year. Child care will be provided. The church is at 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach. (714) 951-7260.

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St. Francis Guild will have its annual St. Francis Home Christmas Boutique from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be homemade crafts, and food and prizes will be raffled off. The home is at 1718 W. 6th St., Santa Ana. (714) 542-0381.

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