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Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, attention: Mike

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SPECIAL EVENTS

CAPPELLA CANTORUM

Cappella Cantorum, the young adult choir of St. John Vianney

Chapel, is beginning its fifth year. The choir is open to students in

grades six through 12. It provides active faith participation for

teens during their high school years. Participation includes singing

at mass regularly and at special events. Rehearsals are from 11 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Chapel at 314 Marine Ave., Balboa Island.

Younger children are invited to join. For more information, contact

Nancy Kelly, director at (949) 673-4595.

WORKSHOPS

PARENTING GROUP

Jewish Family Service of Orange County is forming a parenting

group to help parents to understand and deal with the feelings and

behavior of their children. The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the

first and third Mondays of the month at the center, 250 E. Baker St.,

Suite G, Costa Mesa. Information: (714) 445-4950. Preregistration is

required.

THIRTEEN JEWISH

STEPS TO RECOVERY

Jewish Family Service is offering a support and discussion group

for adults whose children or spouses suffer from alcoholism and/or

drug addiction. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 250

E. Baker St., Suite G in Costa Mesa. Preregistration is required.

Information: (714) 445-4950.

BAHAI FIRESIDES

Members of the Bahai faith hold informal public discussions on

spiritual topics at 11:30 a.m. the last Sunday of the month. The

talks include brunch or dinner. Also, interfaith devotional meetings

will be held the last Saturday evening of the month. Call for

locations: (949) 760-5360 for Sunday meeting, and (949) 646-6328 for

Saturday devotionals.

ZEN 101

The Zen Center of Orange County offers an introduction to Zen

workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. the first weekend of every month, typically

on a Sunday, at 120 E. 18th St., Costa Mesa. The cost is $60. (949)

722-7818, http://www.zcoc.org.

A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

A 26-lesson study on the life of Jesus Christ titled "Journey to

the Cross" is taught at 9:45 a.m. Sundays during the Homebuilder's

Bible Class at Liberty Baptist Church. The study parallels the four

Gospels to present the story of Christ. The church is at 1000 Bison

Ave., Newport Beach. Free. Information: (949) 760-5444.

DREAM ON

The Adult Faith Formation at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in

Newport Beach holds a dream analysis group from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays

at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (949) 219-1408.

MEDITATION LESSONS

A free lectio divina meditation group meeting is held at 7:10 a.m.

Tuesdays at Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport

Beach. Lectio is a style of meditation that includes using scripture

or a special reading as a stimulus. The Christian Meditation Group

meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each

month at the center. The format includes two periods of meditation

with some instruction on how to meditate, a talk and a discussion.

Information: (949) 219-1408.

WEEKLY EVENTS

SUPPORT FOR OLDER WOMEN

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County offers a support group

for women older than 50 to address issues such as anxiety and

depression at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month

at 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Preregistration required.

Information: (714) 445-4950.

NEW GROUPS

Jewish Family Service of Orange County has formed a bereavement

support group that meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and a

challenge-of-change support group that meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays.

Both groups meet at Temple Judea in Laguna Hills at 24512 Moulton

Parkway. The service is also forming a parenting support group to

meet the first and third Mondays of each month at 10 a.m. at the

Jewish Federation Campus, 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa.

Preregistration required. Information: (714) 445-4950.

CONTAGIOUS CHRISTIAN

Pastor Hein Austin leads a Bible study called "How to Become a

Contagious Christian" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at 377 W.

Wilson St., No. 15, Costa Mesa. All are welcome to come and meet new

friends. Information: (949) 722-7498.

CHRISTIAN FAMILY CHURCH SERVICES

Pastor Hein Austin conducts church services where you can make new

friends, enjoy upbeat music and hear positive practical messages at 2

p.m. every Sunday at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Information:

(949) 722-7498, http://www.cfcinternational.org.

SHABBAT SERVICES

Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach has a new schedule for weekly

Shabbat services. On the first and third Fridays of the month,

services will begin at 6 p.m. The third Friday is a catered Shabbat

dinner of chicken, baked potato, salad, challah and wine after

services. The cost will be $12 for adults and $5 for children. Paid

reservations are required by the Wednesday before the dinner. For the

second, fourth and fifth Fridays, services begin at 6 p.m. All

services are conducted by Rabbi Mark Miller, Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz and

Cantor Jonathan Grant. Information: (949) 644-1999.

GAY/LESBIAN

SUPPORT GROUP

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County plans to present a

discussion group for parents of Jewish gays and lesbians if enough

people are interested. Information: (714) 445-4950.

MYSTICAL AND SPIRITUAL

The Mystical Spiritualist Church of South Orange County holds

Sunday services every week at 10 a.m. at 2482 Newport Blvd., Suite 3,

Costa Mesa. A spiritual healing service starts at 9:30 a.m.

Information: (949) 581-2290.

RE-MEMBERING GROUP

Our Lady Queen of Angels holds a re-membering group at 6:15 p.m.

every other Sunday at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. The parish

center is at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (949)

548-3844.

BREAKFAST FELLOWSHIP

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church holds its Men's

Fellowship Breakfast at 7 a.m. on the second, third and fourth

Thursdays of each month at 3233 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.

Free. Information: (949) 644-0463.

MEN'S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

The Men's Fellowship Breakfast of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesdays in Dierenfield Hall, 600 St.

Andrews Road, Newport Beach. $2.50 at the door. Information: (949)

631-2880.

SEPARATION SUPPORT

Jewish Family Service of Orange County holds a women's divorce and

separation support group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Jewish Family

Service's office at the Jewish Federation Campus, 250 E. Baker St.,

Suite G, Costa Mesa. For dates and fees, call (714) 445-4950, Ext.

114.

YOUNG WOMEN'S

SUPPORT GROUP

Jewish Family Service of Orange County offers a support group for

younger women dealing with issues such as life passages and changes,

body image, family, relationships and loneliness, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays

at the agency office, 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa.

Preregistration is required. Information: (714) 445-4950, Ext. 114.

HELPING THE HELPERS

Jewish Family Services of Orange County is sponsoring a discussion

group focusing on the issues and concerns faced by adult children

taking care of their elderly parents. The offices are at 250 E. Baker

St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Preregistration is required. $10.

Information: (714) 445-4950.

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SUPPORT

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County offers a support and

discussion group for adults experiencing anxiety and/or depression

from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays at the agency offices, 250 E. Baker

St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Free. Information: (714) 445-4950.

INTERFAITH COUPLES GROUP

Jewish Family Service of Orange County is forming a discussion

group for interfaith couples where one partner is Jewish to speak

about issues affecting an interfaith relationship. Jewish Family

Service is at 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Information:

(714) 445-4950.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Jewish Family Service of Orange County will hold a new ongoing

bereavement support group for people in all stages of loss at 7 p.m.

Tuesdays at the Jewish Family Service, 250 E. Baker St., Suite G,

Costa Mesa. Free. Information: (714) 445-4950.

FRIDAY GROUP

Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach holds weekly Friday night services

at 8 p.m. with a fellowship hour and refreshments afterward at 2401

Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 548-6900.

DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP

The Jewish Family Service of Orange County offers a support and

discussion group for adults dealing with the aftermath of divorce at

7 p.m. Wednesdays at the agency offices, 250 E. Baker St., Costa

Mesa. Call for prices. Information: (714) 445-4950, Ext. 114.

PASSAGES SUPPORT GROUP

Jewish Family Service of Orange County will hold a support and

discussion group for people dealing with the issues of anxiety,

depression, relationships, communication, life changes, loneliness

and family at 10 a.m. Mondays at the agency offices, 250 E. Baker

St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. $15. Preregistration required. (714)

445-4950.

PASSAGES 50-PLUS SUPPORT GROUP

Jewish Family Service of Orange County will hold a support group

for women 50 and older dealing with the issues of anxiety,

depression, relationships, communication, life changes, loneliness

and family at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 250 E. Baker St., Suite G, Costa

Mesa. Registration is required. Information: (714) 445-4950.

ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP

Jewish Family Service of Orange County sponsors an ongoing Jewish

healing support group for people experiencing chronic illness. The

group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Jewish Family Service, 250 E.

Baker St., Suite G, Costa Mesa. Free. Preregistration required.

Information: (714) 445-4950.

AT A CROSSROADS

Presbyterian Church of the Covenant hosts "Crossroads" for sixth-,

seventh- and eighth-graders from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at 2850

Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. The program includes dinner, games and

Bible study. A $2 donation is suggested. Information: (714) 557-3340.

HELP WITH HEALING

Jewish Family Services of Orange County sponsors an ongoing Jewish

healing support group at 7 p.m. Thursdays for people who suffer from

chronic illness. The group's purpose is to provide participants with

emotional and spiritual support to help manage the effects illnesses

have on people's lives. Meetings are at 250 E. Baker St., Suite G.,

Costa Mesa. Free. Preregistration required. Information: (714)

445-4950.

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