Choirs to Offer Santa Ana Concert

The musical "A Time for Christmas" will be presented by the combined Chancel Choirs of the First Baptist Churches of Santa Ana and Anaheim and Coastline Community Chorale at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Santa Ana. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 1010 W. 17th St., Santa Ana. Information: (714) 547-2557.

St. Alban's Church will have "The Service of Lessons and Carols" at 8 p.m. Sunday. The event marks the beginning of Advent. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 p.m. The church is at 300 E. Imperial Highway, Brea. Information: (714) 671-4975.

A Hanukkah carnival and bazaar will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth David. A petting zoo as well as food and games will be featured. The temple is at 6100 Hefley St., Westminster. Information: (714) 892-6623.

The University United Methodist Church will have a Chancel Choir Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. The church's Kingdom's Kids choir also will perform under the direction of John. W. Carpenter. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 18422 Culver Drive, Irvine. Information: (714) 786-8454.

The Christmas musical/drama "Adoration: In Search of a King" will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Rose Drive Baptist Church. The story follows the journey of Melchior, one of the three wise men who traveled to worship the Christ Child. Child care will be provided. The church is at 4572 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda. Information: (714) 528-0520.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will present a Christmas musical at 4 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Friday. The Sanctuary Choir, orchestra and actors will tell the Christmas story. Tickets are $5. The church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. Information: (714) 631-2880.

Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot will offer Camp Chanukah, a winter break Jewish arts program, with sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 18 through 22. Students ages 3 through 12 can register for half days for $65 or full days for $125. Students provide their own lunch. Early registration is suggested. The congregation meets at 3652 Michelson Drive, Irvine. Information: (714) 857-2226.

Geneva Presbyterian Church will celebrate "The Joys of Christmas" at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church choirs and musicians will present the story of Christ's birth. A freewill offering will be taken. Also, the Rev. Gary Demarest will give the sermon "Whatever Became of Sin" at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday school and child care will be offered. The church is at 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills. Information: (714) 837-2323.

"A Concert of Encouragement, Hope and Joy" will be performed by the Christian music group Heartfelt at 5 p.m. today at Greenville Country Church. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 3501 S. Greenville St., Santa Ana. Information: (714) 549-1050.

The Rev. Diana Heath will give the message "This Bright Spark" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. An "Introduction to Unitarian Universalism" session will be at 9:15 a.m. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 646-4652.

The Rev. Jon Dobrer will give the sermon "Enjoying Those Holiday Blues" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fullerton. A special presentation of holiday music will be included, and a freewill offering will be taken. The church meets at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. Information: (714) 871-7150.

The Rabbi Arnold Rachlis will lead the Pre-Hanukkah Family Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University Synagogue. Everyone can light the menorah, sing songs, spin dreidels and eat sufganiyot /jelly doughnuts. The synagogue is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. Information: (714) 553-3535.

The Aldersgate Chorale of Fullerton First United Methodist Church, along with soloists, will present "Noel, Noel, Emmanuel" at 10 a.m. Sunday. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 114 N. Pomona, Fullerton. Information: (714) 871-4115.

The choir and orchestra of St. Mark Presbyterian Church will present a Christmas Concert featuring Vivaldi's "Gloria" and Mendelssohn's "Magnificat" on Sunday. The Rev. Gary Collins will give the sermon "Even in a Violent World, Be Not Afraid" at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 17, when the congregation will be donating unwrapped gifts to the Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter. The church is at 2100 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (714) 644-1341.

The United Methodist Church of Garden Grove will have an Alternative Christmas Giving Market immediately following the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Market shoppers will "buy" livestock, tree seedlings, medicine, food, water pumps and sewing machines. They will then receive a Christmas card that they can send to friends or family, while the while purchase of the market items is arranged through organizations that help the needy. The church is at 12741 Main St., Garden Grove. Information: (714) 534-1070.

A candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Clement's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Child care will be provided. The church is at 202 Avenida Aragon, San Clemente. Information: (714) 492-3401.

Temple Beth Emet will have a Hanukkah celebration from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The Men's Club will provide food and the temple school will entertain guests and teach the meaning of Hanukkah. The temple is at 1770 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim. Information: (714) 772-4720.

Susan Talevich will celebrate 50 years as the organist for the First Baptist Church of Anaheim with a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday. A reception will follow. The church is at 310 W. Broadway, Anaheim. Information: (714) 774-4444.

The Hebrew Academy will host its Chanukah Entertainment/Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Guests can eat, shop and be entertained by the academy's students. The academy is at 14401 Willow Lane, Westminster. Information: (714) 898-0051.

The California Satsang Society, Inc. will offer the worship service "How to Face Change with Gratitude" from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Red Lion Hotel/Orange County Airport. The society is a chartered affiliate of ECKANKAR, the religion of the light and sound of God. The hotel is at 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 661-9533.

The Pastor Ken Macklin will speak on "Fire in the Fruit" at 9 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. The "All Church Christmas Program" featuring the Chancel Choir and the Bell Choir will be at 7 p.m. Care for children to age five will be provided. The church is at 8152 McFadden Ave., Westminster. Information: (714) 897-0100.

Community Church, Congregational United Church of Christ will have an "Alternative Christmas Fair" from 9 to 10 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday. Gifts for the needy around the world can be purchased. A bake sale will also take place. The church is at 611 Heliotrope Ave., Corona Del Mar. Information: (714) 644-7400.

The Rev. Margaret Mohit will continue her Advent series with the message "The Gift of Time" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school will take place and child care will be provided. Meditation will be from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. Information: (714) 472-9230.

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