Shuvah Yisrael Speaker Will Address Olivet Discourse

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Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation will welcome guest speaker Arnold Fruchtenbaum at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 4. Fruchtenbaum’s topic will be “Survey of the Olivet Discourse.” The congregation meets at the Pacific Church of Irvine, 15 Orangetree Lane, Irvine. (949) 551-5797.

Pastor Dennis Davis will continue the “Lessons in Living From Jesus Christ” summer series at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral. Also, Children’s Minister Tino Ballesteros will deliver a special junior Bible message. Music will be provided by vocalists Mandie Pinto and Craig Johnson. The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. (714) 971-4000.

The Rev. Margaret Mohit will continue her “Practical Spirituality” series with part 3, “Creating Loving Relationships,” at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school and nursery care will be provided. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. (949) 472-9230.


The Rev. Karen Stoyanoff will deliver the message “Blood on Our Hands” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. The sermon will be the first in a series on using reason as a tool in the search for truth and meaning. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (949) 646-4652.

The Rev. James Wilson will continue the “Some Startling Sayings of Jesus” series with the message “You Cannot Serve God and Mammon” at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Placentia Presbyterian Church. The church is at 849 N. Bradford Ave., Placentia. (714) 528-1438.

Special Services

Speakers Robert Faricy and Lucy Rooney will lead a healing mass and service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Angela Merici Church. Faricy is professor of mystical spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome and Roony is from Liverpool. The message will focus on “Our Father’s Desire: His Children Will Be Whole.” Those suffering from emotional, physical or spiritual illness, or those concerned for someone who is, are encouraged to attend. The church is at 585 S. Walnut Ave., Brea. (714) 525-1774.

Culver H. Nelson, a Jesus Seminar participant, will preach during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Shepherd of the Hills (United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ). Nelson will also lead a Jesus Seminar at 5:30 p.m. as part of the summer family program. The church is at 30121 Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel. (949) 495-1310.

Trinity United Presbyterian Church will install the Rev. Alan Landes as senior pastor during a ceremony at 7 p.m. Sunday. Landes will be the church’s first new pastor in 39 years. The installation will include charges to the minister and congregation, a sermon and greetings by friends and members of the Presbyterian Commission. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.

Ocean Hills Community Church will host a service honoring the community’s law enforcement officers and firefighters at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be a special message of encouragement, and many officers and firefighters are expected to attend. The church is at 32222 Del Obispo, San Juan Capistrano. (949) 496-7411.


The Rainbow House, part of the Congregational Church of Fullerton, United Church of Christ, will host the final “Jazz and the Human Spirit” event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be poetry readings in addition to a performance by the Ron Koybayashi Trio. The church is at 845 N. Euclid St., Fullerton. (714) 526-2662.

Other Notes

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church announces the appointment of the Rev. James Shimota as interim pastor. Shimota will lead services at 7:45 and 9:45 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 5895 Ball Road, Cypress. (714) 527-6311.

The 49th Annual Bargain Festival will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Neighborhood Congregational Church. The Rev. Tari Lennon will speak on “The Christ and the Age of Anxiety” at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 340 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-8061.

The Community Congregational United Church of Christ of Los Alamitos will display panels of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this afternoon and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Joyce Long will conduct a service in honor of the quilt and those it represents. The church is at 4111 Katella, Los Alamitos. (714) 527-2343.

Havurah Ha-Am will hold an open planning and recruitment meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kaplan’s Deli. Those interested can help plan lay person-led reform/reconstructionist oriented services for the Jewish High Holy Days, keeping in mind low-income worshipers. Kaplan’s is at 3211 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. (714) 847-2079.

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