Gospel Music Set for Calvary Church

A concert featuring the gospel groups Crimson River Quartet and Cross Road of Mission Viejo and the Big Country Boys quartet from Abilene, Texas, will take place at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church of Santa Ana. Admission is free. The church is at 1010 N. Tustin Ave, Tustin. Information: 973-4800.

A discussion of the book “My Word” by Vick Knight Jr. will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Community Congregational United Church of Christ of Los Alamitos. A lasagna lunch will be offered for $3. Child care will be provided. The church is at 4111 Katella, Los Alamitos. Information: (714) 895-5191.

A “Come and Magnify the Lord!” Gospel Mass will be offered at 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month by the Center for Spiritual Development beginning Feb. 7.

There will also be a “Centering Prayer” series from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Saturday. Cost is $55 for the five-week series. The center is at 434 S. Batavia St., Orange. Information: (714) 744-3175.


John Flemming, professor emeritus at USC, will discuss “Affirmative Action as It Concerns the Business Community” during the Adult Forum from 9:35 to 10:25 a.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Laguna Hills. Regular worship services will take place at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. The church is at 24442 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills. Information: (714) 837-3414.

Adult classes including Israeli dancing from 7 to 8 p.m., 8 to 9 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Bible study from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays will take place at Temple Beth Emet. Other classes feature Talmud study from 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays and adult education from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays. The temple is at 1770 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim. Information: (714) 772-4720.

A “Celebration of African American Heritage Month in Stories and Flags” will be presented by Beatrice Jones at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Church of Orange County. Child care will be available. The church is at 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim. Information: (714) 758-1050.

A metaphysical Bible study will be offered from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. Sunday at Christ Church Unity. Church services will begin at 11 a.m. The church is at 1648 W. Broadway St., Anaheim. Information: (714) 774-7660.

The Jewish Federation of Orange County will have its annual fund-raising phone-athon to benefit Jewish community services from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The nine recipient groups of the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign include B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Hillel Foundation, Jewish Family Service and the Hebrew Academy. The federation is at 250 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 755-5555.

The Rev. Ed Ewart will give the message “Field of Dreams” at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Geneva Presbyterian Church of Laguna Hills. Sunday school for children will take place following the “Training for Young Disciples Moment.” The church is at 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills. Information: (714) 837-2323.

The Rev. Chris Schriner will lead an “Annual Town Meeting: Interfaith Cooperation for Religious Tolerance” program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Laguna Beach. A religious education program for children aged 5 to 12 will be during the service. The center is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. Information: (714) 497-4563.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fullerton will present “A Night of Music” at 7 Sunday evening. Robyn Bedell, accompanied by church organist Chris Winn, will perform. The concert is free. The church is at 111 W. Las Palmas Drive, Fullerton. Information: (714) 879-8290.


Dr. Marcia London Albert of UCI’s College of Medicine will speak on “Judaism, Spirituality and Health” at 8 p.m. Friday at the University Synagogue. Child care will be provided. The synagogue is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. Information: (714) 654-2720.

Guest pastor, the Rev. William Willimon will speak on “True Love” at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral. Music will include trumpeter David Hooten playing “The Lord’s Prayer” and selections by the Oakwood College Glee Club and the Cathedral Choir. The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. Information: (714) 971-4000.

Prime Time, the senior adult ministry of Trinity United Presbyterian Church, will host Wycliffe missionary and author Norma Steven for a 12-weekstudy series, “Hebrews: the Book of the Better,” beginning Tuesday at 11 a.m. Lunch, at a cost of $2, will follow. Reservations are requested. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. Information: (714) 544-7850.

The choirs of the United Methodist Church of Garden Grove and the First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa will present “Take This Bread: A Mass in Our Time” at 4 p.m. in Garden Grove and at 7 p.m. in Costa Mesa. Admission is $4. The Garden Grove church is at 12741 Main St. and the Costa Mesa church is at 420 W. 19th St. Information: (714) 534-3235.


The Rev. Margaret Mohit will continue her “Life is Great in ’98" with the message “The Someday Syndrome” at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school classes and nursery care will take place. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. Information: (714) 472-9230.

The Rev. Leslie Heyboer will give the message “This Duck’s Got Religion” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. A discussion/potluck for new members will follow. Child care and youth religious education will be offered. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 646-4652.

Inactive Catholics are invited to a discussion on scripture, morality, faith communities and more at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish Center. Those that have been away from the church, feel spiritually empty or just have questions are encouraged to attend. The center is at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (714) 548-3944.

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