Temple Bat Yahm will welcome Rabbi Mark S. Miller back from a congregational tour of Israel. Miller will lead Shabbat worship services at 8 p.m. Friday. The Temple Bat Yahm Membership Committee will sponsor the third annual Congregational and Community Summer Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Prospective members are encouraged to attend. Tours of the facility will be conducted throughout the day, and guests can meet the temple's clergy, staff and board of trustees. The temple is at 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach. (949) 644-1999. http://www.tby.org.
Jazz artists Ron Kobayashi and Tom Margitan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational Church of Fullerton. Their performance will be the latest installment of the second annual Jazz and the Human Spirit, a summer series of music and poetry nights sponsored by the church. Suggested donation is $2. Child care and refreshments will be available. The church is at 845 N. Euclid Ave., Fullerton. (714) 526-2662.
Redeemer Lutheran Church will present "Singing Servants: God is My Deliverer!" at 7 tonight. The performance by Steve and Pat Fink will include Bible-based music, puppets and skits. The church is at 16351 Springdale St., Huntington Beach. (714) 846-6330.
Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach will hold an open house with Rabbi Jaacov Diego from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Social Hall. Diego is the founder of Aish Hatorah's "Discovery" and is a professor of "Gematria." His presentations on the Bible and the science of Gematria, interpreting groups of words from the Talmud using the numerical value of letters, are of particular interest to physicists, mathematicians and scholars. Refreshments will be served. The temple is at 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach. (949) 548-6900.
Soka Gakkai International-USA will offer "The Winning Life," an introduction to Buddhism, at 10 a.m. today. The seminar will present principles of Buddhism that may help people gain courage, prosperity and fulfilling relationships. Soka Gakkai is at 1500 E. Warner Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 444-9580.
Church members Penny Kinnear and DeAnna Hoyle will describe their experiences at the General Assembly 2000 during a service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of South County. The General Assembly conference was held in June in Nashville. The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, No. 7, Mission Viejo. (949) 581-0245.
Temple Beth David will offer an open house series at 8 p.m. Fridays through the end of September. The open house will be at 8 p.m. except for the 7:30 p.m. session Sept. 1 and the noon-4 p.m. session Sept. 10. Rabbi Michael Mayersohn and representatives from the Religious School, Early Childhood Learning Center, Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Choir and Youth groups will be available to answer questions. The temple is at 6100 Hefley St., Westminster. (714) 892-6623.
Marvin Steinbeck will host a Writers Forum at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. People are encouraged to bring poems, essays or short stories. The church is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. (949) 497-4586.
The Rev. Alan Landes will deliver the sermon "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," based on Joshuah 1:1-9, at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Religious classes and nursery care will be offered. The church is at 13922 N. Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.
"Walking the Walk" will be the topic for Dr. "Kass" Kassouni's sermon Saturday and Sunday at Geneva Presbyterian Church of Laguna Hills. The contemporary service is at 5 p.m. Saturday, and Sunday services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. The church is at 24301 El Toro Road. (949) 837-2323.