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f7THE SHOFAR FACTORY
The Shofar Factory will conduct a special program for Kindergarten
through 3rd-grade students on Sept. 25 at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011
Camelback St., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 644-1999.
Friday Night Shabbat Services will be held at 8 p.m. on Sept. 30
at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Services will
be led by Rabbi Mark S. Miller, Cantor Jonathan Grant and Rabbinic
Assistant Corie Yutkin and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
Information: (949) 644-1999.
KATRINA RELIEF FUND CONCERT
Temple Bat Yahm will hold a special Katrina Relief Fund Concert
from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 25 at 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach.
The Irvine Young Artists, directed by Albert Wu, will perform pieces
from Bach, Vivaldi and other Baroque Masters. Admission is free and
donations will be requested. Information: (949) 644-1999.
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
A special 50th anniversary celebration will be held at 10 a.m.
Sept. 25 at Harbor Trinity Church, on the corner of Baker Street and
Fairview Road in Costa Mesa. A complimentary continental breakfast
will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited. Community leaders
are expected to attend, along with denominational leaders and former
pastors. A video presentation of the church's beginnings will be
presented along with a message entitled, "Faith First" by Pastor Rod
Randall. Information: (714) 556-7787.
ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR
Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach has announced that tickets are
now available for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in October,
including the morning Community and Family Services. Information:
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.
A day of sports, games and academic competition will be held on
Dec. 18 at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach.
Information: (949) 644-1999.
NOON TESTIMONY MEETINGS
Join members of the Second Church of Christ Scientist for their
monthly noon testimony meetings, held the first Wednesday of every
month at 12 p.m. at 3100 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar.
Information: (949) 644-2617.
NOON TESTIMONY MEETINGS
The First Church of Christ Scientist offers a 12 p.m. testimony
meeting the second and fourth Wednesday of every month, 2880 Mesa
Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. Information: (714)546-3548.
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
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)
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.
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.
A free o7lectio divina f7meditation group meeting is held at
7:10 a.m. Tuesdays at Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2046 Mar Vista Drive,
Newport Beach. o7Lectio f7is 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. every Wednesday at the
center. The format includes two periods of meditation with some
instruction on how to meditate, a talk and a discussion. Information:
***"INTRODUCTION TO TALMUD"
No special background is required. It is taught by Rabbinic Intern
Dr. Gershon Zylberman and is offered every Sunday morning from 11:15
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport
Beach. Information: (949) 644-1999.
***"TORAH AND BAGELS"
Sessions are led by Rabbinic Assistant Corie Yutkin. No special
background is required. Torah studying is held every Saturday morning
from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 644-1999.
Saturday Minyan is held each week at 10:30 a.m. and is followed by
a potluck Shabbat lunch at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 644-1999.
***BEGINNING HEBREW FOR ADULTS
Guests are welcome and no prior Hebrew is required. Lessons are
taught every Sunday morning from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Temple Bat
Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Information: (949) 644-1999.
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.
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 8 p.m. All
services are conducted by Rabbi Mark Miller, Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz and
Cantor Jonathan Grant. Information: (949) 644-1999.
MYSTICAL AND SPIRITUAL
The Sparks of Truth, a metaphysical fellowship group hosted by
Rev. Dick Vallandigham, holds Sunday services every week at 10:30
a.m. at 2482 Newport Blvd., Suite 3, Costa Mesa. Information: (949)
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)
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)
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.
WEEKLY KIDS PROGRAM
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant presents "Children of Our
Lord," a weekly Thursday evening program for first- through
fifth-graders. Games, a speaker and dinner are included for a $2
donation. The church is at 2850 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
Information: (714) 557-3340.
TORAH STUDY AND MINYAN
Torah study and minyan are held at 9 a.m. every Saturday at Temple
Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. Information: (949)
A beginning adult Hebrew class is offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
every Sunday, and an intermediate class is held from 11:15 a.m. to 1
p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. The
classes are taught by David Zarnow. Information: (949) 644-1999.
Children of preschool age and older are invited to participate in
a program in which they will learn sing, learn about rhythm
instruments and learn about movement, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each
Monday at 2100 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (949)
TOUR OF CHINA
Join the Newport-Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council's tour of China
Nov. 4 through 12. The tour is open to clergy, congregation members,
families and friends of congregations in the three cities. The cost
of the trip is $1,400. Information: Jim de Boom, (714) 921-8665.
First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa hosts community
basketball from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at 420 W. 19th St., Costa
Mesa. Information: (949) 548-7727.
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa hosts parents' night
out from 6 to 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month at 420 W.
19th Street, Costa Mesa. Parents must drop off and pick up their own
children. The cost is $5 per child. Information: (949) 548-7727.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will host Second Saturdays, a
special evening for parents and children. Dinner and teachings on
parenting and family life will be provided from 6:45 p.m. to 8:15
p.m. the second Saturday of each month at 600 St. Andrews Road,
Newport Beach. Information: (949) 574-2222.
WOMEN MANAGEMENT MEETING BIBLE STUDY
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hosts a weekly Bible study for
women seeking balance in their constantly changing lives.
Refreshments are served at 6:45 a.m., and the meetings begin at 7
a.m. in the Stewart Lounge chapel in the administration building. The
church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. Information: (949)
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hosts a spiritual wellness
Christian support group for men and women in cancer treatment. The
event is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of
the month in the Stewart Lounge chapel in the administration
building. The church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach.
Information: (949) 574-2235.
NEW DAWN OF ORANGE COUNTY HOUSE CHURCHo7
f7New Dawn of Orange County House Church offers services from
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at 1626
Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. Services include a light dinner.
Information: (949) 640-1745.
New Dawn of Orange County House Church offers weekly house
fellowships services from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 3233 Pacific View
Drive, Corona del Mar. Information: (949) 640-1745.