What's for Dinner at Red Hill Lutheran? It's Potluck

Red Hill Lutheran Church will host an outreach worship service at 5:30 tonight. The event will feature music, drama, special guests and a challenging message. There will be a party potluck barbecue at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday's message will be "A New View Through the Cross" at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The church is at 13200 Red Hill Ave., Tustin. (714) 544-3131.

Hispanic ministry pastor Juan Carlos Ortiz will continue his summer message series with "Lessons in Living, From Jesus Christ" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Crystal Cathedral. Husband-and-wife duet Toby and Barb Waldowski will present "Love Comes Softly," and vocalist Richard Taylor will sing "Love Spoken Here." Communion will be celebrated. The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. (714) 971-4000.

St. Clement's Episcopal Church will offer Rite I worship at 8 a.m. Sunday, followed by Rite II at 10 a.m. Child care will be provided. A Spanish service will take place at noon. The church is at 202 Avenida Aragon, San Clemente. (949) 492-3401.

The Rev. Ed Ewart will continue his "Ten Commandments for Today's Generation" with the message "Fun, Fun, Fun, Till Your Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away" at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Geneva Presbyterian Church of Laguna Hills. The vacation Bible school children will sing during the services, and their projects will be on display in Simpson Hall. The church is at 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills. (949) 837-2323.

The Storytellers will conduct an "I am . . . Because of You" service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. The group meets bimonthly to share stories and practice storytelling techniques. Child and youth religious education will be offered. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (949) 646-4652.

Doreen Virtue will present a lesson at 9 and 10:30 a.m. on International Forgiveness Sunday at Unity Community Church. Virtue is a fourth-generation metaphysician and author of nine self-help books. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. (949) 472-9230.

Performances

Evelyn Komuntale, educator and African storyteller, will present a message about African history and culture through music, dance and slides at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. A separate children's program will take place. The center is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-4568.

Covenant Community Church will present the Covenant Praise Band in its "Akua Haleai" concert from 7 to 9 tonight. "Akua Haleai," which is Hawaiian for "God's Cafe," also will include time for devotion and testimony. The church is at 221 N. Waverly St., Orange. (714) 997-2811.

Musicians Ron Kobayashi and Karen Gallinger will continue the "Jazz and the Human Spirit" music and poetry series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational Church of Fullerton's Rainbow House at 845 N. Euclid Ave., Fullerton. (714) 526-2662.

The fine arts ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church will present "Oklahoma!" at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Aug. 6 through 14. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. It will be in the Redeemer Center at 4861 Liverpool St., Yorba Linda. (714) 779-1078.

Other Notes

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection will offer its "Great BibleLand Dig" vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The church is at 9812 Hamilton Ave., Huntington Beach. (714) 962-5005.

Church of Grace is hosting a conference featuring Andrew Wommack. A women-only session takes place at 9 a.m. today, with a session for all at 6 p.m. The final session will be at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 1026 S. East St., Anaheim. (714) 535-2000.

"The Great BibleLand Dig," is also the theme for the vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Each night will begin with a puppet skit featuring Malachi the camel, then children will be split into age groups for crafts, music and Bible study. Suggested donation is $15 per child. The church is at 5895 Ball Road, Cypress. (714) 527-6311.

Temple Beth Emet will host open houses from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday and Aug. 22. Guests can tour the temple and meet the staff and officers. There will also be information about High Holy Days and religious and adult education. The temple is at 1770 W. Cerritos Ave., Anaheim. (714) 772-4720.

"VeggieTown Values" vacation Bible school for children age 4 through sixth grade will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. The free program will offer crafts, a science class, games and Bible study. Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, seventh- and eighth-graders will have a day at the beach, a trip to Wild Rivers, a service project and a sleepover.

Hugh Hewitt, broadcast commentator and lawyer, will speak at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 7 on his book "The Embarrassed Believer: Reviving Christian Witness in an Age of Unbelief" in the church, 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos. (562) 493-2553.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host a discussion series on Barbara Kingsolver's "High Tide in Tucson: Essays From Now or Never" at 7 p.m. each Wednesday in August. A chicken dinner ($3 for adults and $1 for children) will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are requested. The church is at 1221 Wass St., Tustin. (714) 544-3141.

Barbara Penney will give the message "Fear Is Not a Valid Excuse" during the Men's Fellowship breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Dierenfield Hall. Cost is $2.50. The church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. (949) 574-2239.

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