Group Plans Class on Meditation, Prayer

OneHeart, an ecumenical organization, will present a "Christian Spirituality for Everyday Living" class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 29 at Morningside Presbyterian Church. Classes will teach beginners how to use the ancient techniques of Christian meditation and contemplative prayer. There will be a small fee. The church is at 1201 E. Dorothy Lane, Fullerton. (714) 879-4086.

The Rev. Gary Demarest will give the message "God Made Us Male and Female" at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church. That evening, there will be an ice cream social at 6, followed by a Praise Band concert at 7:30. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will continue its weekly "Serendipity" discussion series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Jim Birchfield, minister of young adults, will give the message "Look, Does Prayer Work or What?" A $3 donation will be requested. The church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. (714) 631-2880.

A "Remember Me to God" sermon will be given at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. "Remember Me to God" is a phrase used during Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Child care will be provided. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (714) 646-4652.

The Parent Teacher Fellowship of St. Margaret's Episcopal School will host author William Damon presenting "Greater Expectation for American Youth" at 7 p.m. Thursday in Sillers Hall. Tickets are $5. The school is at 31641 La Novia, San Juan Capistrano. (714) 661-0108, Ext. 253.

Cooperative, liberal (Reform/Reconstructionist-oriented) Yom Kippur services will take place at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. today at Mile Square Regional Park. The park is at 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley. (714) 847-2079.

Calvary Baptist Church will host its third annual International Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. There will be a nominal charge for food. The church is at 1524 W. 1st St., Santa Ana. (714) 543-8211.

The University Synagogue will have a Sukkot dairy potluck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by outdoor services at 7 p.m. Friday. Participants are asked to bring a blanket or chair and a flashlight. Reservations are required for the potluck. On Oct. 18, the church will host Harmony, a musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman. The synagogue is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (714) 553-3535.

The Rev. Suzanne G. Dougherty will preach on "A Celebration of the International Children's Sabbath" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church of South County. Sunday school will take place during the service. The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 8, Mission Viejo. (714) 581-0245.

Azusa Pacific University's Bel Canto Ladies Choir will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rose Drive Baptist Church. The program will consist of both classic and contemporary music. Care for children 4 and younger will be provided. The church is at 4572 Rose Drive, Yorba Linda. (714) 528-0520.

The Rev. Jon Dobrer will speak on "A Clean Slate?" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Church in Fullerton. Religious education for youth will be provided. The church meets at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. (714) 871-7150.

Pastor F. David Throop will continue his "Great Chapters of the Bible" series with the message "Clothing Not Even Nordstrom Can Offer" during the 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship services at Placentia Presbyterian Church. Sunday school will take place at 10:15 a.m. The church is at 849 N. Bradford Ave., Placentia. (714) 528-1438.

Organist Gary Toops will present an Austin pipe organ concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Fullerton First United Methodist Church. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton. (714) 871-4415.

Speaker and singer Renee Bondi will speak on "Peace in the Fast Lane?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church. Bondi is an inspirational singer who uses a wheelchair because of an accident. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 154 S. Shaffer St., Orange. (714) 288-4400.

The Methodist Men of United Methodist Church of Garden Grove will host a roast beef dinner at 6:30 tonight. Tustin Transfer, a four-person singing group, will provide entertainment. Tickets are $5 per person or $15 for a family of four or more. Proceeds will be used to help paint the church. The church is at 12741 Main St., Garden Grove. (714) 534-1070.

Bob Shank's Straight Talk will meet from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at El Torito Grill. Shank is affiliated with Priority Living in Newport Beach. El Torito is at 1910 Main St., Irvine. (714) 955-3453.

The Jewish Community Center of Orange County will have its fifth annual celebration ball at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Twin Palm Restaurant in Newport Beach. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), JCC woman of the year, will receive the Tzedakah Award. Outstanding achievement awards will be presented to four Orange County female leaders. Reservations are required. Twin Palms is at 630 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. (714) 755-0340.

The Alliance for Spiritual Community will meet from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesday at its facility at 24032 Carvel Place, Laguna Niguel. The regular daytime meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Monarch Bank conference room. The topic for both meetings will be "What Is the Role of Angels in Your Spiritual Journey?" Monarch Bank is at 30000 Town Center Drive, Laguna Niguel. (714) 661-3087.

Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach (conservative) will celebrate the festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Worshipers will go to offer thanks for the blessing of God's bounty. Rabbi David Rosenberg will officiate. The temple is at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. (714) 548-6900.

The Rev. Chris Schriner will present "The Healing Heart of Unitarian Universalism" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. Schriner will explore ways in which Unitarian Universalism could become more life-giving and love-affirming. A coffee hour will follow. The center is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. (714) 497-4563.

The Rev. Margaret Mohit will present the message "Your True Identity" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school classes and child care will be provided. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. (714) 472-9230.

John H. Taylor will present "The Nixon Years: Vietnam and Watergate" as part of the Adult Forum from 9:35 to 10:25 a.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church of Laguna Hills. Taylor is executive director of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda. Regular worship services take place at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. The church is at 24442 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills. (714) 837-3414.

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