Rabbi to Discuss ‘Spirituality for Liberal Jews’

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis will speak on “Spirituality for Liberal Jews” at 8 p.m. Friday at University Synagogue. Music will be led by Cantor Ruti Braier. The Reconstructionist congregation meets at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. Information: (714) 553-3535.

Lake Hills Community Church’s Chancel Choir will perform Richard Maunder’s edition of Mozart’s Requiem at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The choir will be accompanied by a full orchestra and will feature vocal soloists. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 23331 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills. Information: (714) 837-7729.

A group study on “The Gospel Images of Jesus” will begin Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Geneva room of McAulay Hall at The First Presbyterian Church. The group will be led by Ken Zanca, associate professor of religion studies at Marymount College. The church is at 191 N. Orange St., Orange. Information: (714) 538-2341.

Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church will present a string orchestra concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, featuring vocal soloists Maggie Goodrich, Ben Mason and Carl Pike. The concert will be conducted by Jason Harney, who will also give a preconcert lecture from noon to 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Diana Heath will speak on “The Sophomore Year” at the 10:30 a.m. service. Concert admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and children under 12. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 646-4652.


Crystal Cathedral will present its 28th annual Festival of Choirs at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. An evening worship service will take place at 6 p.m. The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. Information: (714) 971-4000.

Pastor Dan Par will lead the morning worship services at 8 and 9:15 a.m. Sunday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Pastor John Knudson will lead a contemporary service at 10:15 a.m. Nursery care will be provided. The church is at 33501 Stonehill Drive, Dana Point. Information: (714) 493-3414.

A concert featuring the Crimson River Quartet and the Songfellows Quartet will take place at 7 tonight at Santa Ana First Nazarene Church. Both gospel groups will have recordings and videos available for purchase at the concert. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 1500 E. 17th St., Santa Ana. Information: (714) 835-8271.

Father Don Romito, pastor for St. Columbans Catholic Church, will speak on “A Catholic Look at Fundamentalists, Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Youth Formation Office at St. Irenaeus Church. The church is at 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress. Information: (714) 826-0760.


The Chancel Choir of Trinity United Presbyterian Church will have its spring concert conducted by Hanan Yaqub, with a 50-piece orchestra at 7 p.m Sunday. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Child care for children up to 5 years will be provided. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. Information: (714) 544-7850.

The California Satsang Society will have the worship service “The Art of Receiving Divine Love” from 11 to noon Sunday at the Red Lion Inn. The society is a chartered affiliate of Eckankar, the religion of the light and sound of God. The Red Lion Inn is at 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 661-9533.

The Golgotha Music Center will play host to two Christian rock bands this month. Mortification, a three-piece band from Australia, will appear at 1 this afternoon. The band is on tour for its “Envision Evangeline” album. Tourniquet, a five-piece band from Los Angeles, will perform an acoustic set at 8 p.m. on June 8. The band recently released a “Collected Works” album. The music center is at 4546 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Information: (714) 739-1595.

The Rev. Chris Schriner will speak on “Graduates of Eden” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Center of Laguna Beach. Schriner will discuss mismatches between our biological inclinations and the complex modern world. Care for children over 4 years will be provided. The center is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. Information: (714) 497-4563.


Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach will celebrate the rededication of its sanctuary, which was damaged by fire last year. Church organist Charles Hoffmeister will perform “Up from the Ashes,” which he composed, during the service at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach. Information: (714) 494-8061.

The Rev. Jon Dobrer will give the message “In Praise of Failure” during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fullerton. A freewill offering will be taken. The church meets at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. Information: (714) 871-7150.

The Rev. Robert Ross will preach on “Managing an Epidemic” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of South County. The message pertains to drug abuse. Sunday school will take place during the service. The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 8, Mission Viejo. Information: (714) 581-0245.

The Rev. Gary Demarest will begin his “Facing the Enemy: The Seven Deadly Sins” series with the sermon “Must We Talk About Sin?” at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Geneva Presbyterian Church of Laguna Hills. Children’s Sunday school will take place during both services. The church is at 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills. Information: (714) 837-2323.


The Anaheim Christian Ensemble will present its production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, at 8 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim. Performances also will take place at 8 p.m. on June 8, 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. June 9. Tickets are $8 or $6 for seniors and students. The church is at 310 W. Broadway St., Anaheim. Information: (714) 535-2176.


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