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ORANGE COUNTY RELIGION NOTES / Mary E. Gilstrap

Melodyland Will Hold Ecumenical Gathering

February 22, 1986|MARY E. GILSTRAP

"One Bread, One Body," a three-day ecumenical gathering of Catholics, Jews, evangelicals and Pentecostalists, will be held Thursday through Saturday at Melodyland Christian Center in Anaheim.

Sponsored by Breath of the Spirit International Ministries, the conference will feature such speakers as the Rev. David DuPlessis, a South African-born Pentecostal preacher; Father Stephen Barham, a Greek Melkite Catholic priest, and Bishop S.M. Singh, United Nations chaplain from Guyana.

Highlights of the conference will be a film on the ministry of Aimee Semple McPherson and a videotape about the healing miracles attributed to Kathryn Kuhlman, a Charismatic author and seer who died in 1976.

Also featured will be a variety of workshops, evening rallies, youth ministry workshops and youth concerts. The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. A fee of $30 includes breakfast. Free nursery care is available. For more information, call (714) 671-3881.

The Emmanuel Lutheran Church of La Habra, 150 N. Palm St., is now holding its annual series of Lenten meals for congregants and members of the community. The dinners will be served at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Lent, to be followed by an evening prayer service by the Rev. Norman Bratz. Cost of the meal is $2.50 for adults and $1 for children. For more information, call (213) 691-0656.

"Love: The Way to Maturity" is the title for the Sunday message of the Rev. Robert Schuller at 9:30 and 11 a.m. services at Rancho Capistrano Community Church, 29251 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano. The sermon, part of a series based on the book of Corinthians, will highlight a special Communion service to be held at both services. Sunday school classes are available for children and adults. For more information, call (714) 582-2700.

"My Behavior Baffles Me" is the title of the morning message of the Rev. Lee Kliewer at 9:30 and 11 a.m. services at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Hills. Classes for new members and those interested in joining the church will be held from 10:20 to 11:30 a.m., beginning Sunday. Bible classes for adults and children will also be held from 10:10 to 10:55 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call (714) 837-2323.

The Jewish Parenting Center of Shir Ha-Ma'alot Harbor Reform Temple will hold a round-table discussion on "The ME Generation" open to the public at 7 p.m. Sunday at 2100 Mar Vista Drive in Newport Beach. A panel of two temple teen-agers and two parents, moderated by social worker Ellen Kaufman, will focus on the issue of Jewish values in a teen-ager's life. There is no admission charge. For more information, call (714) 644-7203.

"The Healing Touch: Steadfast Courage" is the title of a sermon to be delivered by the Rev. Bruce Warner during 9 and 11 a.m. Lenten services at United Methodist Church of Laguna Hills, 24442 Moulton Parkway. A class on meditation will be held at 10 a.m. on Sundays and at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Nursery care will be provided during Sunday worship services. For more information, call (714) 837-3414.

Congregation B'nai Israel will hold a special Havdalah service for Jewish singles at 6 tonight at the synagogue at 655 South B St., Tustin. The services, led by Rabbi Menahem Herman, will be followed by a social hour of discussion and planning of future singles events. Children are welcome to attend. For more information, call (714) 730-9693.

The Laguna Beach United Methodist Women will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at the church's Fellowship Hall, 21632 Wesley Drive, South Laguna. Bettye Valentine Baker, a speaker for Campus Crusade for Christ, will present a program, "Bloom Where You Are." Fee is $4 per person and reservations are required. For more information, call (714) 495-2724.

The Diocese of Orange Christian Service Agency of Catholic Charities in Santa Ana is offering training courses in respite care and care for the sick and elderly. These programs are designed to give a few hours of relief to people who provide 24-hour care for an aged or ill relative in the home. For more information about training sessions, call Shvonne Stricklen at (714) 542-6729.

The Reich Family--father, daughter and two sons--will appear in concert together at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave. in Fullerton. The four Reichs, Linda, Israel, Barry and Brian, are all cantors in synagogues in California. They will perform what they call Jewish life-cycle music, taken from the Jewish theater, Broadway musicals, folk music and traditional cantor music. Admission is $10, with a $2 discount for students and seniors. For more information, call (714) 871-3535.

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