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UCI Wind Ensemble in Concert

March 14, 1998|GENA PASILLAS

St. John's Lutheran Church will present the UCI University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Alfred Lang, in concert at 7 tonight. A freewill offering will be taken and child care will be provided. The church is at 154 S. Shaffer St., Orange. (714) 288-4400.

Shuvah Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation will host a Festival of Purim from 10 a.m. to noon today. Food will include Hamantachen, fruit-filled triangular cakes. The congregation meets at 15 Orangetree Lane, Irvine. (714) 654-1928.

New Life Christian Fellowship will have Easter preparatory services focusing on genuine relationships with God at 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school will be available for children through the fifth grade. The church is at 26041 Cape Drive, Suite 101. (714) 348-0300.

The Alliance for Spiritual Community will have its "What's So Amazing About Grace?" interfaith meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Laguna Niguel Presbyterian Church, 30071 Ivy Glenn, Laguna Niguel. There will also be a meeting from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the meeting place at 24032 Carvel Place, Laguna Niguel. (714) 661-3087.

The Rev. Buzz Stevens, senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Phoenix, will speak on "Religion and Culture--Ministry in the New Millennium" during a class from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Laguna Beach United Methodist Church. The class is part of the study of Comparative Religions. The church is at 21632 S. Wesley Drive, South Laguna. (714) 499-3088.

Father Tom Allender will speak on "Transforming Our Problems Into Forgiveness and Growth" from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday at St. Bonaventure Church.

The church will host the Italian Catholic Federation Branch's annual St. Joseph's Table meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 22. The church is at 16400 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. (714) 846-3359.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will continue its weekly "Serendipity" discussion series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mike Platter, singles pastor at a Pasadena church, will speak on "Traveling on a Single Tank: The Art of Refueling." A $3 donation is requested. The church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. (714) 631-2880.

The Choristers Guild of Southern California will sponsor a Choir Festival on Saturday at 4 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim and at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The event will highlight the work of children and youth choirs in churches and schools. The Anaheim church is at 310 W. Broadway St.; St. Andrew's is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. (714) 544-7852.

Irvine United Church of Christ will present a spiritual renewal labyrinth at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Walking a labyrinth is a mystical tool of Christianity symbolizing a pilgrimage. The labyrinth used is a copy from the Chartres Cathedral in France. Registration is requested. The church is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. Information: (714) 733-0220.

Clinical Hypnotherapist Roger N. Williams will present a "Cosmic Journey Within" seminar at 9 a.m. today at the Costa Mesa Church of Religious Science. Williams, founder of the Institute for Personal Empowerment, will teach self-hypnosis techniques. Cost is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. The church is at 2850 Mesa Verde Drive E., Costa Mesa. (714) 754-7399.

Potter's Field Ministries, featuring Michael and Pam Rozell, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Covenant Community Church. The theatrical and musical presentation will bring the Bible to life through testimony and songs. Admission is free. The church is at 221 N. Waverly St., Orange. (714) 997-2811.

Teacher Jim Reyburn will cover the Books of Corinthians for the first quarter of the year during the 9:30 a.m. Bible study at La Habra Church of Christ. Another class on Proverbs will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Other classes will take place throughout the day on Sunday. The church is at 1621 W. Lambert Road, La Habra. (562) 967-4115.

Father Leo Booth will present "Moving From Spiritual Pawn to Powerful Player" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Seal Beach Church of Religious Science. Tickets are $15. The church is at 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. Information: (310) 598-3325.

Victoria Dendinger will present "Rediscovering Meaning: Losses as Invitations to Deeper Self-Awareness and Growth" at 6:15 Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish Center. Topics include stress reduction, personality styles, midlife crisis and assertiveness. The church is at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. Information: (714) 759-0396.

Temple Aviv Judea Messianic Congregation will celebrate Purim with a service followed by music and refreshments, including Hamantachen at 5:30 tonight. The congregation, which celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year, is at 815 S. Esplanade Ave., Orange. (714) 581-0716.

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