South Shores Church will have an outdoor family extravaganza at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. There will be a Jerusalem Marketplace depicting crafts, products and dances of biblical times and a concert featuring Jana Alayra and her band. An In-N-Out Burger dinner will be served at 5:30. Tickets are $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Children under 2 are admitted free. Guests should bring lawn chairs and blankets. The church is at 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Monarch Beach. (949) 496-9331.
Temple Beth Emet will present "MYLA in Concert: Reflections on Israel and the Jewish New Year" at 10 tonight. There will be a dessert reception and a midnight Service of Repentance. Reservations are requested. The temple is at 1770 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim. (714) 772-4720.
The Rev. John Furman will begin a "What's It All About" series at 9 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Westminster. The series will explore life's purpose. The church is at 7702 Westminster Blvd. (714) 893-1393.
Temple Beth Shalom announces the appointment of two new officers in the congregation. Rabbi Heidi Cohen became assistant rabbi July 1, and Roslin Romain was named director of the Children's Learning Center. The temple is at 2625 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 771-9229.
Pastor R.J. Lavin will give the message "I Want to Be Like Christ" during the 6 p.m. First Saturday Contemporary Worship service at King of Glory Lutheran Church. The talk will be based on the first chapter of Philemon. The church is at 10280 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley. (714) 963-5649.
Congregation B'nai Israel's Social Action Committee is collecting school supplies to benefit Boys and Girls clubs. Donors are asked to fill locking sandwich bags with crayons, pencils, a glue stick, ruler, a small pair of scissors, paper and colored markers and leave them in the red wagon in the synagogue foyer through Friday. The congregation is at 2111 Bryan Ave., Tustin. (714) 730-9693.
The Rev. James Dallas will give the sermon during the 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services at the United Methodist Church of Laguna Hills. The Rev. Winston Trever will give his "How My Ministry Has Changed!" Adult Forum presentation from 9:35 to 10:25 a.m. The church is at 24442 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills. (714) 837-3414.
The Crystal Cathedral will welcome new organist Christopher Pardini, plus American Youth Symphony violinist Julia Cser, during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services. Pastor Tino Ballesteros will continue his summer children's series with the message "BooBoo Bunny." Also, the Rev. Tyler Scoates will speak on "The Wounded Healer." The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. (714) 971-4000.
The Rev. Margaret Mohit will begin "A Course in Life" with the message "The Discovery Channel" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school classes and nursery care will be provided. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. (714) 472-9230.
The Learning Light Foundation will host a "Giant Fall Psychic Fair" from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12. There will be clairvoyance, Tarot, palmistry, numerology and aura photography demonstrations. Admission is $2. Learning Light is at 1212 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim. (714) 533-2311.
Bill Fogarty, executive director of the Orange County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, will present "The Changing Face of Unionism" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. A coffee hour will follow. The center is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. (714) 497-4568.
Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach will have a Se'Lichot (forgiveness) service at 9 tonight in the social hall. Rabbi David Rosenberg will lead prayers and explain the significance of the High Holy Days. The temple is at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. (949) 548-6900.
Joan Virginia Allen, Orange County FAST (Financial Abuse Specialist Team) attorney, will speak on "The Crime of the '90s: Financial Elder Abuse" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. Child care and youth religious education will be offered. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (714) 646-4652.
Author and inspirational speaker Mark Victor Hansen will present "Chicken Soup for Your Health" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Huntington Beach Church of Religious Science. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 2205 Main St. (714) 969-1331.
Galia Golan will speak on "The Oslo Accords and the Future of Peace in the Middle East" at 8 p.m. Friday at the University Synagogue. Golan is a professor of political science at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a leader in Peace Now and a Rand Corp. consultant. The synagogue is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (949) 654-2720.
An early-bird discussion on "Paul and the Roman Catholic Church" will take place at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of South County. The Rev. Suzanne Dougherty will lead "A Celebration of Mountains" during the 10:30 a.m. service. Dougherty will share her love of mountains through slides, poetry and reflection. The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 8, Mission Viejo. (949) 581-0245.
The Rev. Dan Brink will be the guest speaker during the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. Nursery and child care will be available. Children in kindergarten through junior high can attend Sunday school at 10 a.m. The church is at 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach. (714) 494-8061.
The La Habra United Methodist Church is accepting fall preschool registration. There are two-, three- and four-day programs available. Children ages 2-6 can enroll. The church is at 631 N. Euclid St., La Habra. (562) 691-9615.
Actor John Maxwell Taylor will present "Secrets of Sociological Aikido: The Art of Spiritual Self-Defense" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. The church is at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. (562) 598-3325.
The Rev. Ed Ewart will speak on "The Aroma of Christ" at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Geneva Presbyterian Church. Sunday school for children in kindergarten through fifth grade follows the "Training for Young Disciples." The church is at 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills. (714) 837-2323.
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