Church of the Master Offers Praise Concert

The choirs and musical groups of Presbyterian Church of the Master will present a "Celebration of Praise" concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 26051 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. (949) 582-2670.

New Senior Pastor Tyler Guy will lead his first worship services at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at South Shores Church. The Christian Preschool and Kindergarten is seeking alumni to celebrate the school's 30th anniversary. An open house will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. Former students are encouraged to call school director Peggy Frye. The church is at 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Monarch Beach. (949) 496-5032.

Temple Beth Sholom will have a "Soiree en Paris Sous les Etoiles et la Luna" ("An Evening Party in Paris Under the Stars and Moon") at 7:30 tonight. The temple social hall will be transformed into a Parisian street, complete with a 7-foot Eiffel Tower and 3-foot tiered fountain. There will be dinner, dancing and a silent auction. The temple is at 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 963-0877.

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis and Cantor Ruti Braier will lead a 10th anniversary service at 8 p.m. Friday at the University Synagogue. Past presidents will share their stories about the "early days." There will be an "Introduction to Reconstructionism and University Synagogue" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a congregant's home. Directions provided with reservations (714) 654-2720. The synagogue is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (949) 553-3535.

The Rev. Robert Shepard Jr. will host an informational meeting regarding an interfaith trip to Israel and Jordan at 3 p.m. Sunday at Anaheim United Methodist Church. The trip is scheduled for March 10-23. The church is at 1000 S. College Blvd. (714) 668-9191.

The Rev. Maurice Ogden will speak on "The Pawnbroker" 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. (714) 758-1050.

The Rev. Gary Demarest will speak on "Shaping Our Priorities" at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Care for children 5 and under will be provided. CPR and first-aid classes will be offered at the church beginning Friday. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.

The Rev. Suzanne B. Dougherty will speak on "Appreciation, Not Appropriation" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of South County. The sermon will discuss ways to honor traditions without trivializing or patronizing them. The "From Christ to Christianity" early bird series will continue at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 8, Mission Viejo. (714) 581-0245.

Cantor Arie Shikler will present "The Torah in Song" at 8 this evening at Congregation Shir Ha-Ma'alot. The concert will feature reggae, African American and Israeli music. Shikler will be accompanied by the four-piece Flying Falafel Brothers band. Tickets are $10, or $18 for couples. The congregation is at 3652 Michelson Drive, Irvine. (949) 857-2226.

Temple Bat Yahm will present "A Musical Salute to Israel" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tom MacFarlane and the Cantors will trace Israel's musical history. Tickets are $12-36. The temple is at 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. (714) 644-1999.

Pastor Don F. McMillan will discuss "Celtic Spirituality" at the 6 p.m. Saturday worship service at King of Glory Lutheran Church. The sermon comes from John 16:12-15. The church is at 10280 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley. (714) 963-5649.

Catholic Charities of Orange County will sponsor a "Weekend Getaway" program June 19-21 at the Marywood Center. The event will offer therapeutic recreation, music and arts and crafts for disabled 5- to 17-year-olds. Each child will be matched with an adult counselor for the weekend. The Marywood center is at 2811 Villareal Drive, Orange. (714) 957-4607.

Jewish Federation Young Leadership will have a "Breakfast With the Mittlemans" comedy night at 8 next Saturday. Members with reservations are admitted free or pay $5 at the door. Others are $13 with reservations or $18 at the door. The federation is at 250 E. Baker St., Suite A, Costa Mesa. (714) 755-5555, Ext. 551.

Michael Sewell will present the one-man musical "Hope Chest" at 7:15 this evening at Covenant Community Church. Admission is free. The church is at 221 N. Waverly St., Orange. (714) 997-2811.

Brian Coleman, who founded the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church soup kitchen as a teenager, will be ordained as a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. Sunday in Fullerton. The Rt. Rev. Chester Talton, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Los Angeles will preside over the service. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Mark Shier. The church is at 1231 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. (714) 526-6836.

A "What Words Can Do" service will take place at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Red Hill Lutheran Church. The church is at 13200 Red Hill Ave., Tustin. (714) 544-3131.

The music ministry program at St. Irenaeus Church will present its annual spring sing concert at 7:30 this evening. The church is at 5201 Evergreen Ave., Cypress. (714) 826-0760.

Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation will have its opening celebration and dedication at 10:30 a.m. next Saturday. David Hocking, Frank Eichlor and congregational leader Larry Feldman will speak. There will be a Torah reading, along with Jewish Klezmer and folk music. The congregation meets at 15 Orangetree Lane, Irvine. (949) 654-1928.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church will have its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Proceeds will benefit the service projects of United Methodist Women. The church is at 1201 Irvine Blvd., Tustin. (714) 544-3653.

Adat Ari Synagogue will have an "Illumination Celebration" to rededicate the temple at 8 tonight. There will be a Havdalah service and Rabbi Joseph Smith will be installed as Rabbi Emeritus. The temple is at 5100 La Palma Ave., Anaheim. (714) 779-8797.

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