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Unitarian Church Speaker Will Discuss Keeping a Positive Attitude

November 21, 1998|GENA PASILLAS

The Rev. Karen Stoyanoff will speak on "A Song of Experience" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church. Stoyanoff will focus on maintaining a positive attitude toward life when moving from innocence to experience. Child care and youth religious education will be offered. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (714) 646-4652.

The Rev. Fred Plumer will conclude his "Eight Steps to God's Realm" series with the message "Celebrating Life as a Gift" at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Irvine United Church of Christ. The church is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (949) 733-0220.

The Rev. Tari Lennon will continue her "Why Am I Here?" series with the message "To Create Enjoyment" at 10 a.m. Sunday at Neighborhood Congregational Church. The annual Harvest Dinner for new members will follow. The church is at 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach. (714) 494-8061.

The Rev. Margaret Mohit will present the message "Healthy Habits for Families" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school and nursery care will be provided. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. (949) 472-9230.

PERFORMANCES

Zephyr, a 12-voice vocal ensemble, will present a "Mystics, Martyrs and Miracles" concert at 8 p.m. today at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church. Tickets are $10. The church is at 2046 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 644-9215.

The choral Conductors' Guild of Orange County will present "Thanksgiving Celebration" at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim. Choirs from St. Mark's United Methodist Church of Anaheim, University United Methodist Church of Irvine and First Baptist Church of Santa Ana will perform. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 310 W. Broadway, Anaheim. (714) 535-2176.

SPECIAL SERVICES

The Rev. Suzanne Dougherty will lead "An Intergenerational Thanksgiving Service" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of South County. A "For What Should We Be Thankful?" early bird service will take place at 9:30 a.m. The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 8, Mission Viejo. (949) 581-0245.

Calvary Church of Santa Ana will have a Thanksgiving service from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the Worship Center. The church is at 1010 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana. (714) 973-4800.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fullerton will offer a Thanksgiving Eucharist at 9 a.m. Thursday. Participants can take home a piece of consecrated bread to share at their Thanksgiving meal. The church is at 1231 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton. (714) 526-6836.

Pastor Glenn Miller will speak on "To be Content" during a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Placentia United Methodist Church. The choir will perform and dessert will follow. Child care will be available. The church is at 2050 N. Valencia Ave., Placentia. (714) 528-1483.

Trinity United Presbyterian Church will celebrate Youth Sunday during the 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning services. High school students will lead the entire service, with Max Kirchoff giving the sermon and Rachel Parker on the organ. The High School Worship Band, Carillon Bell Choir and Chapel Choir will also participate.

A Thanksgiving Eve service is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.

The Rev. Kent Fromer will preach during Thanksgiving services at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday at Laguna United Methodist Church. Communion will be celebrated and the Youth Praise Group will perform. There will be a Thanksgiving potluck from 5 to 7 p.m. the church is at 21632 Wesley Drive, Laguna Hills. (949) 499-3088.

More than 100 trees at the Crystal Cathedral, including a 70-foot-tall Christmas tree, will be adorned with lights during a tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday. A "Scars Into Stars" award presentation will follow.

The Rev. Robert H. Schuller will lead a Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. Thursday. The church is at 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove. (714) 971-4000.

BAZAARS, FUND-RAISERS

Morningside Presbyterian Church will host its annual Mission Fair from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Greeting cards, T-shirts, tree decorations and arts and crafts will be available for purchase as well as alternative gifts of livestock, building materials, blankets and other items for the needy. Proceeds will benefit local organizations and worldwide relief and self-development programs. The church is at 1201 E. Dorothy Lane, Fullerton. (714) 871-7072.

St. Mark Presbyterian Church will have its 15th annual Alternative Christmas Market from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Sale items include Christmas cards, Native American jewelry and African handcrafts. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Church World Service, The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and other local and international charities. The church is at 2100 Mar Vista Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 644-1341.

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