Yom Kippur Observances Planned

Adat HaMashiach Messianic congregation will host Yom Kippur services at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Alicante hotel. An additional service will take place at noon Wednesday. There is no fee. The Hyatt is at 100 Plaza Alicante, Garden Grove. (714) 252-0474.

Chavurah Ha-Am will host Reform/Reconstructionist/nondenominational Yom Kippur services at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mile Square Regional Park. Tickets are $2 to $10. The park is at 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. (714) 847-2079.

A "Re-membering" meeting for inactive Catholics and those interested in learning more about the faith will start at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish Center. The discussion will include Scripture, morality and faith communities. The center is at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. (714) 548-3844.

The Pacific Community of Secular Humanistic Jews will observe Yom Kippur at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. The program will emphasize human dignity and responsibility. There will be a Kol Nidre, a secular memorial service and four adult workshops. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for children. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (714) 893-2715.

The Rev. Robert Schuller will welcome flutist James Galway during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services at the Crystal Cathedral. Schuller will also introduce interim choir director Donald Neuen. The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. (714) 971-4000.

Irvine Presbyterian Church will host a marriage enrichment series from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 8. This Sunday's topic will be "Steps to Greater Intimacy." There is no fee. The church is at 4445 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (714) 786-9627.

The Family Ministries of Presbyterian Church of the Master host a Pizza Picnic Extravaganza from 5:30 to 8 this evening. Comedian, musician and magician Pete McLeod will present his "Magic and Madness" program. The event begins a family nurturing series. The church is at 26051 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo. (949) 582-2670.

Jewish Family Service of Orange County announces the availability of humanitarian grants for Holocaust survivors from the Swiss Fund for Needy Victims of the Holocaust/Shoah. Applications must be requested by Nov. 17 and received by Nov. 30. Jewish Family Service is at 2029 W. Orangewood Ave., Orange. (714) 939-1111.

St. Cecilia Catholic Church invites inactive Catholics to its program "Another Look at the Catholic Faith." The program includes a six-part series, starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, that will explore such topics as divorce, prayer, the Mass and morality. The church is at 1301 Sycamore Ave., Tustin. (714) 544-3250.

A "Divorce With Grace" workshop will be at 7 p.m. for eight Thursdays starting Oct. 1 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Topics include grief, guilt, depression, forgiveness and legal and financial issues. The church is at 4800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. (714) 733-7063.

The Rev. Patrick J. Crowley will lead a Healing Mass with the theme "Come! Receive!" at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church. Those needing emotional, physical or spiritual healing are encouraged to attend. Music will be provided by Catholic praise band RUACH and Paul Dobies. The church is at 585 S. Walnut Ave., Brea. (714) 525-1774.

Harbor Christian Church will present the Survivals Gospel Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The band is from a sister congregation in Grahamstown, South Africa. Admission is free. The church is at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. (949) 645-5781.

Author and lecturer Brennan Manning will speak from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Pacific Golf Club. Manning will talk about his spiritual journey, which included ordination as a Franciscan priest and overcoming alcohol dependency. Cost is $25. The club is at 200 Avenida la Pata, San Clemente. (949) 361-4508.

Keyboardist Dan Damon and percussionist Bob Stanley will perform a "100th Birthday Tribute to George Gershwin" from 5 to 7 this evening at the Seal Beach Church of Religious Science. Cost is $15. The church is at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. (562) 598-3325.

Blessed Sacrament Church will offer a "Welcome Home" program at 7 p.m. for seven Thursdays. The series is geared toward those considering returning to Catholicism or wishing to learn more about the faith. The church is at 14072 Olive St., Westminster. (714) 596-2628.

The New City Parish (Gospel) Choir will appear in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fullerton. The choir consists of members from nine congregations in Los Angeles and Inglewood. Director is Mark D. Coates, who serves as minister of music at Los Angeles Ascension Lutheran Church. The church is at 111 W. Las Palmas Drive, Fullerton. (714) 879-8290.

Fullerton First United Methodist Church will have a Homecoming Sunday as part of its 10 a.m. worship service, with Pastor Emeritus Charles E. Dennis giving the message. The Aldersgate Chorale will perform music from "Gospel Mass." The church, which celebrates its 70th year in its present sanctuary and its 110th in the Fullerton area, is at 114 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton. (714) 871-4115.

Pastor Glenn Miller will speak on "God's Measuring Stick" at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday at Placentia United Methodist Church. The annual church barbecue and the melodrama "Foiled by an Innocent Maid" will follow. The church is at 2050 Valencia Ave., Placentia. (714) 528-1483.

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church will have its annual Oktoberfest celebration and carnival from noon to 11 p.m. today and from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday. There will be rides, food and games. Admission is free, but tickets must be purchased for activities and food. Proceeds will benefit the church's charitable and community programs. The church is at 19767 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. (714) 970-2771.

Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church will host a Casino Night from 6 to 11 this evening at the Clifton C. Miller Community Center. The event will include table games, prizes, auctions, hors d'oeuvres and musical entertainment. Admission is $40; those attending must be 21 or older. Proceeds will benefit the church's building fund. The community center is at 300 Centennial Way, Tustin. (714) 533-6292.

The Rev. Jon Dobrer will speak on "The Millennium and the Messiah: Hope, Fear and Resignation" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fullerton. Religious education for children and youth will be provided. The church meets at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. (714) 871-7150.

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