Places to Worship

* EDITOR'S NOTE: Places to Worship features brief descriptions of

churches and temples in our community. They appear each week on a

rotating basis.

ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC

ST. MARY ARMENIAN APOSTOLIC CHURCH

St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church defines its work as religious and

spiritual, national and social. Years of communism; the tremendous

earthquake in 1988 that killed some 55,000 and left cities in ruins; the

now fledgling independence for Armenia; and recent war in Azerbaijan have

created many needs abroad and among immigrants establishing a new life

here. The church shoulders a great responsibility in meeting them. The

worship is Gregorian, with the traditional role of the priest as

intercessor, the deacon offering the litany and the choir and

congregation chanting responsively. Services are in Armenian, with the

service book in Armenian with English transliterations. Moushegh Tashjian

gives the sermon in both Armenian and English. Services are on Sunday

with matins at 10 a.m., and the divine liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday

school is at 10:30 a.m. for children 4 and older. Tashjian is senior

pastor. The church is at 148 E. 22nd St., Costa Mesa. For more

information, call (949) 650-6760.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD

HARBOR CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

Harbor Christian Fellowship is a friendly community church in west Costa

Mesa. The members seek to love and worship God as servants of Jesus

Christ. The church is recovery-friendly and provides a safe place for

people to share who they truly are. 'At Harbor, we communicate a fully

Biblical understanding of the dignity and worth of each person.' Services

are on Sunday at 10 a.m.; early bird fellowship with donuts and coffee

starts at 9:30. Bill Gartner is senior pastor. The church is at 740 W.

Wilson St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 631-7730 or

check the church's Web page at o7 www.apayne.com/harbor/copy.htm f7 .

BAHA'I

BAHA'I FAITH OF COSTA MESA

Baha'is believe in the oneness of God, the oneness of man and the oneness

of religion; the unity of the whole human race; the harmony of science

and religion; the independent investigation of truth; the elimination of

all prejudice and the equality of men and women. Baha'i Faith of Costa

Mesa presents weekly firesides, which present the basics of the faith and

offernewcomers an opportunity to ask questions about the faith. Firesides

are informal gatherings in the homes of Baha'is. Locations of local

firesides are available through the Orange County-wide info line at

753-3551. Or you may contact Baha'i Faith of Costa Mesa at P.O. Box

10832, Costa Mesa, 92727.

BAHA'I FAITH OF NEWPORT BEACH

Baha'i Faith of Newport Beach offers weekly Friday evening dinner

discussions and a monthly brunch and lecture on the last Sunday of each

month. Baha'i Faith is an independent global religion whose primary goal

is the spiritual unification of the human family. It believes in the

essential unification of all religions, races, creeds and ethnicities.

It's members work to bring about mutual respect and understanding among

all people. Call 759-0999 for time, location and topics (for information

on weekly Friday evening meetings) or 760-5360 (for information on

meetings on the last Sunday of each month).

BAPTIST

HARBOR TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH

Harbor Trinity Baptist Church dedicated to developing dynamic disciples.

It is a very family-oriented church. Services are on Sunday at 8:30 and

10 a.m. Sunday school and child care are available for both services for

infants and toddlers. Bruce Merrifield is senior pastor. The church is at

1230 W. Baker St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 556-7787.

BUDDHIST

HIGASHI HONGANJI BUDDHIST TEMPLE

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple is a Jodo Shin Buddhist temple. Worship

services are Sunday at 10 a.m. The service is Japanese and English and

includes sutra chanting and a teaching message. The message is based on

the teachings of Buddha's words and concerning the three treasures of

Buddhism, how we are human beings, receiving the Buddha Dharma, and

receiving peace of mind. Often the teachings of Buddha are related to a

contemporary issue. Those attending can also make incense and/or

monetary offerings. The Dharma Society conducts lecture/discussion series

that are open to the public, Buddhists and non-Buddhists. There is no

charge for attending. 'Anyone who is interested in exploring Jodoshinshu

on a personal level' is invited. The temple is at 254 Victoria St., Costa

Mesa. Call the temple at 722-1202 for more information.

ZEN CENTER OF COSTA MESA

Zen master Suzuki says: 'Cultivate your own spirit. This means not to go

seeking for something outside yourself. Instead of gaining knowledge, you

should clear your mind. When you listen to Zen teaching with a clear mind

you can accept it as if you were hearing something you already knew.' The

Zen Center of Costa Mesa offers a regular Zen meditation gathering Sunday

from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Beginner instruction classes are offered the first

and third Sundays of each month from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Deborah Barrett is

director of training. The center is at 711 W. 17th St., Suite A8, Costa

Mesa. For more information, call 722-7818. To receive a schedule of

classes and meditation times, leave your name and address.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST

The First Church of Christ Scientist holds services Sunday at 10 a.m. and

5 p.m. Sunday school for youth through age 20 is offered concurrent with

the morning service. A testimonial service is held Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Child care is provided at all services for the very young. The church is

at 3303 Via Lido, Newport Beach. The Christian Science reading room, next

door to the church, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. through

4 p.m. Tokens for parking in the lot behind the church are available from

the reading room. For more information, call 673-1340.

DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

HARBOR CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Harbor Christian Church proclaims Jesus as Lord, draws its inspiration

from Scripture and the Holy Spirit, witnesses and serves among the whole

human family, acknowledges that Christian unity and Christian mission are

inseparable, and claims as its particular mission the quest for the

reunion of the body of Christ. Sunday worship and Sunday school for

children ages 10 and younger are held at 10 a.m. Adult Sunday school is

at 8:30 a.m. Child care is provided. Dennis Short is senior pastor. The

church is at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. For more information, call

645-5781.

EPISCOPAL

SAINT JAMES CHURCH

Saint James Church is a community devoted to loving Jesus Christ and

serving him as Lord and savior. A traditional service with holy

Eucharist, rite I is held on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. A contemporary service

with holy Eucharist, rite II is held on Sunday at 9 a.m. and a

charismatic service with holy Eucharist, rite III is held on Sunday at

10:45 a.m. Child care is provided for the 9 and 10:45 a.m. services.

Sunday school for all children meets at 9 a.m. There is a rite II

Eucharist on Wednesday at noon. David Anderson is senior pastor. The

church is at 3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach. For more information, call

675-0210.

ST. JOHN THE DIVINE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church is a liturgical church, which means

that the focus of the worship is on God and includes Holy Communion

(which is the sacramental recalling of the Last Supper), reading of the

word of God and a sermon. The sermon message is based on the Scripture

reading for the day and gives a practical application for Christian

living. Sunday worship services are at 8 and 10 a.m. Nursery care is

provided from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday school for children ages 4 to 10

meets from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Conrad Nordquist is senior pastor. The church

is at 183 E. Bay St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call 548-2237.

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH

St. Matthew's Church is a traditional Episcopal church that aims 'to

follow Christ, to worship God every Sunday in his church, and to work and

pray and give for the spread of his kingdom.' Holy Communion is held on

Sunday at 8 and 10:15 a.m., and on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school

for youth of all ages at 9 a.m.; adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Child

care is provided for Sunday services. The church also offers an 11-week

practical introduction to the Christian faith, called The Alpha Course,

several times throughout the year. There is no charge for the course and

anyone is welcome. Stephen C. Scarlett is senior pastor. The parish is at

1723 Westcliff Drive, Newport Beach. For information, call 646-1152.

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church seeks 'to worship God in word

and sacraments, proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all, and to

lead faithful and productive lives by using God's gifts to respond to

needs within the parish, the community and the world and to be

responsible stewards of all creation.' The church's worship is

Eucharist-centered, using the traditional and contemporary books of

common prayer. Services are on Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Child care is

provided. Bible study for adults meets at 9 a.m. and children's Sunday

school is at 10 a.m. Peter Haynes is senior pastor. The church is at 3233

Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 644-0463.

FOUR SQUARE

MESA BIBLE CHAPEL

Mesa Bible Chapel is a grace-oriented, Bible-believing church that

focuses on God's love to meet all needs through the good news of Jesus.

Members love and accept people where they are and trust in God's grace to

make them whole. Praise, worship and Bible teaching is held on Sunday at

10 a.m. Child care and children's ministry is provided for 10 a.m.

service and teaching. Bob Stone is senior pastor. The church is at 1734

Orange Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, call 548-9733.

FREE METHODIST

ORANGE COAST FREE METHODIST CHURCH

Orange Coast Free Methodist Church is dedicated to ministering the word

of God, following the truth of Christ and enjoying the fullness of the

Spirit. Concurrent worship services, in Japanese and English, are held on

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Children's Sunday

school is from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided from 10:30 to

11:45 a.m. Morning and evening Bible studies and prayer groups, in both

English and Japanese, meet throughout the week. Clifford Rapp is senior

pastor. The church is at 3198-B Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa. For

information, call 641-1944.

JUDAISM

TEMPLE BAT YAHM OF NEWPORT BEACH/IRVINE

Temple Bat Yahm of Newport Beach/Irvine is a reform congregation whose

purpose is to worship God in accordance with the faith of reform Judaism;

to promote religious education; to promote cultural and spiritual welfare

of its members as Jews and as members of the general community; and to

advance the liberal interpretation of the Jewish tradition. Weekly

services are on Friday at 8 p.m., except on the first Friday of the

month, when a family service is held instead at 6 p.m. Services are

traditional and include prayers, singing and a teaching. There is a lot

of Hebrew in the service, but prayer and song books are Hebrew/English

and it is easy for anyone unfamiliar with Hebrew to follow. Child care is

provided at all services and family activities. Mark S. Miller is senior

rabbi. The temple is at 1011 Camelback, Newport Beach. For more

information, call 644-1999.

TEMPLE ISAIAH OF NEWPORT BEACH

Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach holds weekly services on Friday at 8 p.m.,

followed by a fellowship hour with refreshments. Torah class meets

Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., and includes refreshments. Kabbalah classes,

the study of the mysteries of God and creation, are held on Wednesday at

7:30 p.m. Kabbalah classes are open to the public. Fees are $30 for

temple members, and $50 for nonmembers. David Rosenberg is senior rabbi.

The temple holds services and classes at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.

For more information, call 548-6900.

LUTHERAN

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

Christ Lutheran Church is a Missouri Synod Lutheran congregation that

aims to reach out and bring people into a living relationship with Jesus

Christ through dynamic worship of God, vigorous study of his word, loving

care for one another and committed support of his work throughout the

world. Worship services are on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8, 10 and

11:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9 a.m. Child care is provided

at all worship services for children under 4. William B. Hemenway is

senior pastor. The church is at 760 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. For more

information, call 631-1611.

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE MASTERLutheran Church of the Master is an

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation. It is a

Christ-centered community committed to the proclamation of the good news

of love, hope and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. Central to the worship are

word, Scripture and preaching, and sacrament, baptism and the Lord's

Supper. Worship services are on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Children's Sunday

school and adult education meet at 10:45 a.m. Child care is provided

during worship and adult education from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. The church

provides a before- and after-school program to the community. Mark

Anderson is senior pastor. The church is at 2900 Pacific View Drive,

Corona del Mar. For more information, call 759-1031.

NEWPORT HARBOR LUTHERAN CHURCHNewport Harbor Lutheran Church, of

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, is dedicated to 'learning the

word, leading the way, anchored in Christ.' The worship is welcoming,

friendly and hospitable. Pastor is Steve Perry. Sunday worship is at 9:15

a.m. The sermons are biblically based and engaging, using a lot of

storytelling and humor. Sunday school, for children 4 years through sixth

grade, and adult Sunday school are at 10:30 a.m. Child care is provided

for the 9:15 a.m. service. The church is at 798 Dover Drive, Newport

Beach. For more information, call 548-3631.

PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCHPrince of Peace Lutheran Church members

believe that their first and greatest responsibility to God is to worship

him with all of their soul and mind, and that God has commanded us to

love our neighbor as ourselves. They strive to share their faith through

their words, actions and attitudes. Sunday school meets at 9 a.m. and

worship is held at 10 a.m. Mark Rogers is senior pastor. The church is at

2987 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. For more information, call

549-0521.

NAZARENE

COSTA MESA CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Costa Mesa Church of the Nazarene has as its mission 'to worship God, win

people of all ages to Jesus Christ, build up their faith in God, and send

them out to be Christ's servants.' Worship services are held on Sunday at

10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. There are activities for teens at the Sunday

evening service and also at the Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m. Doyle

Henderson is senior pastor. The church is at 1885 Anaheim St. (at

Plummer), Costa Mesa. For more information, call 548-7161.

NONDENOMINATIONAL

CALVARY CHURCH NEWPORT MESACalvary Church Newport Mesa aims to help

people say yes to God in every facet of their lives by being real,

relevant and relational. The congregation comprises mostly young adults

and young families. Highly contemporary worship services, using music,

multimedia and drama are held at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 8, 9:30 and 11

a.m. Sunday. A full children's program is provided for children in

nursery through elementary school. Tim Celek is senior pastor. The church

was established in 1988 and is at 190 E. 23rd St., Costa Mesa. For

information, call 645-5050.

COSTA MESA CHURCH OF CHRISTCosta Mesa Church of Christ is a family of

believers devoted to loving and glorifying God through proclaiming the

good news of Jesus Christ and serving others. Worship services are held

Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the first Sunday night of each month

designated as a special family night. Bible classes for all ages are at 9

a.m. Children's church, for ages 3 to 6, meets during the 10 a.m. worship

service. Andy Wall is senior pastor. The church was established in 1923

and is at 287 W. Wilson St., Costa Mesa. For information, call 645-3191.

FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCHFairview Community Church is an open-minded

ministry that combines the traditional strengths of biblical faith with

contemporary realities and insight -- with special emphasis on music. The

church emphasizes the value of community members knowing each other in a

church that is small enough to meet that need. The congregation prays and

works with other faiths toward a goal of God's will of peace, justice,

love and joy. Services are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. Child care is

provided for infants and toddlers. Older children attend Sunday school

after "kid's time." The church is at 2525 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Gary

Barmore is senior pastor. For more information, call (714) 545-4610.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCHGrace Fellowship Church seeks to passionately know

God in his entirety and encourage followers of Jesus Christ who are led

by the Holy Spirit to walk in righteousness and to share his eternal

promise of forgiveness with all others. Worship is Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

Preschool and Sunday school for all ages are provided. Elders of the

fellowship are Bill Beck, Earle Craig and Shelley Kirkpatrick. The church

is at 3170 Redhill Ave., Costa Mesa. For more information, call 549-8599.

LA VINA DE NEWPORT MESA

La Vina de Newport Mesa was established in January 1998 to serve the

community, to make it a better, safer place to live by providing the

gospel to the community. Services are in Spanish and include praise and

worship with a strong emphasis on teaching the word of God. The focus of

Jose R. Coronado's teaching is how the word of God is a message of hope

and that can transform each individual's life. People can come in

whatever they are comfortable wearing. Child Care is provided for

services. Services are held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7

p.m. Sunday school for children of all ages meets during the service. The

Sunlight Club, for children under 12, meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Home

Bible Studies meet throughout the week. The church has a ministry to

those in prison and their families and is active with Madres, a support

group for mothers with children in prison, or children in trouble.

Coronado is senior pastor. La Vina is at 102 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa.

For more information call, (949) 515-7217.

LIGHTHOUSE COASTAL COMMUNITY CHURCH

Lighthouse Coastal Community Church is a church centered on prayer, the

study of God's word and the worship of God through music and song. Sunday

morning services are at 8 and 10 a.m. Dress is casual. Wednesday night

services begin at 7 p.m. and there are meetings for junior high, and

Awana for preschool to fifth grade. Lighthouse Coastal Community Church

is at 301 Magnolia St., Costa Mesa. FOr more information, call (949)

631-3010.

MARINERS SOUTH COAST CHURCH

Mariners South Coast Church seeks 'to develop a family of fully devoted

followers of Jesus Christ -- people who love God, who are growing in

loving community and who are reaching out in love to the world. Four key

values govern the activities of the church: 1) to teach the truth, God's

written word; 2) to be God's family; 3) every believer is a minister with

a ministry; 4) to be innovative in ministry and relevant to the

community.' Contemporary worship services are held on Saturday at 6 p.m.

and on Sunday at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. Programs for children and youth are

provided. Kenton Beshore is senior pastor. The church is at 5120 Bonita

Canyon Road, Irvine. For more information, call (714) 854-7600. Or check

their web site at o7 www.mscchurch.org.f7

NEWPORT MESA CHRISTIAN CENTER

Newport Mesa Christian Center is a Christ-centered, loving,

multi-generational church family committed to equipping people to

minister in their world. The mission is based on five core values: 1) We

all need God. 2) Every person needs to love and be loved. 3) We share our

resources to reach all ages. 4) Every person is called to minister. 5) We

can each bring someone to Christ. 'Saturday 7,' a contemporary service in

an informal setting featuring messages presented through skits, is held

Saturday at 7 p.m. On Sunday a traditional worship is held at 8 a.m. and

contemporary services are at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Professional child care is

provided. Bible study meets at 6 p.m. Jim Bradford is senior pastor. The

church is at 2599 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. For more information, call

(714) 966-0454. Or check the church's Web site at o7

http://www.nmcc.org.f7

SOUTH COAST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

South Coast Christian Church exists to reach and teach -- to reach people

with the hope and love of the Gospel in order to win people to Christ and

help them grow in him; to teach God's word and through fellowship and

prayer to prepare God's people to serve the church, the community and the

world. Worship services, with praise choruses, traditional hymns, prayer,

a sermon and the Lord's Supper, are Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at

10:15 a.m. Sermons are expository and teach from the Bible verse by

verse, often incorporating anecdotal illustrations for clarification.

Sunday school for all ages meets at 9 a.m. Child care is provided for

preschool-aged children and children's church meets for older children

through sixth grade on both Saturday and Sunday. Jerrold A. Hollobaugh is

senior pastor. The church is at 792 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. For more

information, call (949) 548-3468.

VINEYARD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP OF NEWPORT BEACH

Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Newport Beach aims 'to worship God

through Jesus Christ, love one another in Christ-like relationships,

equip the church to minister, proclaim the kingdom of God and evangelize

the nations, all in the power of the Holy Spirit.' Services are Sunday at

9, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. The worship is contemporary and uplifting and

the morning service is intended to be particularly approachable for the

unchurched or new believer. Child care is provided for services and other

activities. John C. McClure is senior pastor. The church is at 102 E.

Baker St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (714) 556-VINE.

PENTECOSTAL

UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF COSTA MESA

United Pentecostal Church of Costa Mesa meets at 617 Hamilton St., Costa

Mesa. Worship is Sunday at 2 p.m. and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. For more

information, call 646-9724.

PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant is dedicated, as a community of

faith, to worship and enjoy God by celebrating and proclaiming the

lordship of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. The

worship service is a blend of traditional and contemporary, with hymns

and contemporary songs from a worship team and a choir. Worship is held

Sunday at 10 a.m. Child care is provided. Sunday school for young people

from first grade and older meets at 10:20 a.m. after the children attend

the early part of the worship service. Tim McCalmont is pastor. The

church is at 2850 Fairview Road (at Adams), Costa Mesa. For more

information, call 557-3340.

ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is committed to leading people to a

personal saving faith in Jesus Christ, nurturing each other in the faith

and serving others at home and throughout the world. Its worship combines

the best of traditional and contemporary worship, aiming to involve both

the head and the heart. A contemporary service is held on Saturday at

5:30 p.m. and traditional services are held Sunday at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m.

Church school for all ages meets concurrent with the worship on Sunday

morning. Child care is provided. John Huffman is senior minister. The

church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. For more information,

call 631-2880.

ST. MARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

St. Mark Presbyterian Church is committed to 'believing that all humanity

matters, that all people are God's people, that every person is God's

creation, and, therefore, sacred. We will actively seek to find ways to

share the good news with them all and invite them to listen for God's

call to them.' Worship is held Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school for

preschool tomiddle school youth meets concurrently. Adults and teens meet

for Sunday school at 11 a.m. Child care is available for infants and

toddlers. Older children attend Sunday school concurrent with the worship

service. The church also runs community preschool at the church site and

provides a multicultural curriculum for children 2 years, 9 months to 5

years of age. Gary Collins is senior pastor. The church was established

in 1962 and is at 2100 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. For more

information, call (949) 644-1341.

RELIGIOUS SCIENCE

COSTA MESA CHURCH OF RELIGIOUS SCIENCE

Costa Mesa Church of Religious Science aims to teach oneness, heal

ignorance, nurture growth and practice prayer. The members are an

eclectic group of people from different religious backgrounds and of all

ages residing in and around the South Coast Metro area. Its worship

focuses on a spiritual approach to life that allows people to find a

connection to God. The service is held Sunday at 10 a.m. Jim Turrell is

the minister. The church was established in 1987 and is at 2850 Mesa

Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. For information, call (714) 754-7399.

ROMAN CATHOLIC

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at

8 and 10 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. and weekdays at 8 a.m. Kenneth Krause is

pastor. The parish is at 1441 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. For more

information, call (949) 673-3775.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF ANGELS

Our Lady Queen of Angels extends this invitation to the community:

'Enter, rejoice and be glad!' It would like all to feel God's love

through the parish. Masses are held Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 7

a.m. (no music), 8:30 a.m. (contemporary choir), 10 a.m. (adult choir),

11:30 a.m. (cantor), and 5 p.m. (contemporary ensemble). William P.

McLaughlin is pastor. The parish is at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport

Beach. For more information, call 644-0200.

ST. JOACHIM CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Joachim Catholic Church is a Christ-centered people, instructed by

the word of God and renewed by the sacraments. They seek to build a

community of love, justice and peace by celebrating, serving and

proclaiming the Gospel to the world. The worship is eucharistic and

sacramental liturgy. In Scripture-based homily the word of God broken

open and applied. English Masses are Sunday at 6:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and

5 p.m. (youth Mass). Spanish Masses are at 8 a.m., 12:30 and 7 p.m. Child

care is provided for most morning Masses. The congregation is primarily

Latino and white, with a smaller group of Filipinos. Joseph R. Robillard

is senior pastor. The parish is at 1964 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa. For more

information, call 574-7400.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is dedicated to embracing the

diversity of the community through the unity of our worship. The

congregation is ethnically diverse, and spans all age groups. Masses are

Saturday at 8 a.m., 5:30 (Vigil Mass) and 7 p.m. (Vietnamese); Sunday at

8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., 12:15, 5:30 and 7 p.m. (Spanish); and weekdays at

6:30 and 8:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Masses include prayer, hymns, readings

from the Old Testament, the Psalms, the New Testament and the Gospels, a

homily, and sacramental Communion. Child care is provided for infants and

toddlers for the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass. Sunday School is provided for 3-

to 5-year-olds. Numerous devotions, Bible studies, religious education

classes and seminars also meet at the parish during the week. Jerome

Henson is pastor. The parish was established in 1960 and is at 1015 Baker

St., Costa Mesa. For more information, call (949) 540-2214.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

COMMUNITY CHURCH, CONGREGATIONAL

Community Church, Congregational members seek to experience God's

presence and the teachings of Jesus Christ in their daily lives; to

create a loving community that nurtures, cares for and respects each

person; and to extend their loving ministry in partnership with others.

The church emphasizes the freedom of each person to learn and grow in

their own way, in obedience to the Holy Spirit, not to the pastor or a

prescribed creed. The worship is a simple, traditional, thoughtful and

reverent service. The choir is among the finest small-church choirs in

the area and places an emphasis on traditional music. Sunday services are

held at 8:15 and 10 a.m. Both services are the same, except for

full-choir participation at 10 a.m. Child care is provided for both

services. Sunday School for children through grade six meets at 10 a.m.

Bruce Van Blair is senior pastor. The church is at 611 Heliotrope Ave.,

Corona del Mar. For more information, call (949)644-7400.

UNITED METHODIST

CHRIST CHURCH BY THE SEA

Christ Church by the Sea seeks to provide a loving, nurturing environment

for praising God and meeting the spiritual needs of members and friends.

The church also operates a preschool, extended-care and tutoring program

year-round. A traditional worship service is held on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Child care is provided for both services. The Rev. George R. Crisp is

senior pastor. The church was established in 1932 and is at 1400 W.

Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. For more church information, call (949)

673-3805. For information about the preschool, call (949) 673-3805.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

First United Methodist Church seeks to create a nurturing environment for

promoting Christian spiritual growth and to create opportunities to serve

humanity. Worship services include prayer, readings from Scripture, a

sermon and music, accompanied by a broad selection of instruments. The

Sunday service is at 10 a.m. Adult and children's Sunday school meets at

8:45 a.m. Child care is provided for children under 4. Richard L. Ewing

is senior pastor. The church was established in 1912 and is at 420 W.

19th St., Costa Mesa. For information, call 548-7727.

MESA VERDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Mesa Verde United Methodist Church has the vision: 'Every visitor a

friend. Every member in ministry.' Worship, featuring a music program

with several choirs, is held on Sunday at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Child care is

available at both services. Adult Bible study meets at 8:30 a.m. and

Sunday school for kindergarten through high school youth meets at 10 a.m.

Dick George is senior pastor. The church is at 1701 Baker St., Costa

Mesa. For more information, call (714) 979-8234.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant is dedicated, as a community of

faith, to worship and enjoy God by celebrating and proclaiming the

lordship of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. The

worship service is a blend of traditional and contemporary with hymns and

contemporary songs from a worship team and a choir. Worship is held on

Sunday at 10 a.m. Child care is provided. Sunday school for young people

from first grade and older meets at 10:20 a.m. after the children attend

the early part of the worship service. Tim McCalmont is pastor. The

church is at 2850 Fairview Road, (at Adams), Costa Mesa. For more

information, call (714) 557-3340.

SCIENCE OF MIND

NEW THOUGHT COMMUNITY CHURCH, SCIENCE OF MIND

The New Thought Community Church, Science of Mind meets at 1845 Park

Ave., at the Costa Mesa Community Center. Meditation is on Sunday at

10:15 a.m., followed by a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Child care and

Sunday school are provided. Gail Miller is senior pastor.

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST

COSTA MESA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

Costa Mesa Seventh Day Adventist Church worships on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Worship is traditional, but not stuffy or stodgy, with an emphasis on

biblical discovery, adventure and spiritual growth. Church at Study,

small group Bible studies, and other classes such as New Believers meet

on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Children are welcome at the church's worship

services and there are mother's rooms for moms with small children.

Geofry Park is senior pastor. The church is at 271 Avocado St., Costa

Mesa. For more information, call 548-6596.

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

ORANGE COAST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST

The Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist worships on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Child care and religious youth education is offered during the service.

The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. For more information,

call (949) 646-4652.

UNITED METHODIST

NEWPORT CENTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Newport Center United Methodist Church believes that the gospel of Jesus

Christ is God's message of liberation to all people through lives of love

and peace. It is a family-oriented church serving people of all ages in

the Newport Beach and Corona del Mar area. Worship is on Sunday at 8 and

10 a.m. Adult Bible study meets at 9 a.m. Children's Sunday school meets

at 9 and 10 a.m. Child care is available at both services. Cathleen A.

Coots is pastor. The church is at 1601 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar.

For more information, call (949) 644-0745.

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