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Tustin Church to Sponsor Lecture on 'Experiencing the Sacred'

May 20, 2000|GENA PASILLAS

An author and psychotherapist known for using humor, inspiring stories and magic tricks to illustrate his message will present a public workshop June 4 titled "Experiencing the Sacred in Daily Life."

Jonathan Robinson, author of "Shortcuts to Bliss," has been featured in Newsweek, Self and New Age Journal magazines and has appeared on a number of TV shows, including Oprah Winfrey's.

His public workshop at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 South Prospect Ave., will begin at 1 p.m. and will cost $20. Robinson also will speak at the church's 9 and 11 a.m. services that day.

Information and reservations: (714) 730-3444 or

Choir Offering Free Public Performance

The Lehigh University Choir, which recently toured Asia and Europe, will give a free public performance Friday as part of the Bonita Canyon Concert Series at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Newport Beach.

Directed by Steven Sametz, the 50-member choir has performed on National Public Radio several times. Its Orange County stop is part of a California spring tour.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 2150 Bonita Canyon Drive at Pioneer Road.

Information: (949) 642-1123.


* The United Methodist Women of First United Methodist Church of Seal Beach will sponsor "A Touch of Spring" at a tea at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tea and homemade baked goods will be served. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The church is at 148 10th St., Seal Beach. (562) 431-0494.

* A guest lecturer, the Rev. Tetsuo Unno, will discuss the Tannisho, the Shin Buddhist classic text, at 1 p.m. Sunday at Newport Beach Higashi Honganji Temple. Newcomers are welcome. The temple is at 254 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (949) 722-1202.

* An "Introductory Workshop on Centering Prayer" will take place at 9:30 this morning at St. Angela Merici Church in the Parish Hall. Follow-up meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 25 and June 1, 8, 22 and 29. Suggested donation is $20. Please call Bob Blair for information, (714) 990-2508. Father Mike Barry, director of the San Bernardino Diocese Prayer Communities, will lead a healing mass and service at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Those suffering from emotional, physical or spiritual illness, or those concerned for someone who is, are encouraged to attend. The church is at 585 S. Walnut Ave., Brea. (714) 525-1774.

* The Bel Canto and Handbell Ensemble will be in concert at 7:30 this evening at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. The concert will feature music ranging from sacred to pop. The church is at 23262 El Toro Road, Lake Forest. (949) 830-1640.

* Bob and Yvonne Turnbull, husband-and-wife speaking team, will give the lecture "How to Speak So People Will Actually Listen to You" at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mountain View Church. The couple's most recent publication is "TeamMates: Building Your Marriage to Complete, Not Compete." The church meets at Bathgate Elementary School, 27642 Napoli Way, Mission Viejo. (949) 458-6888.

* Liberty Baptist Church will host its annual Open House beginning at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Lunch will be served. The church is at 1000 Bison Ave., Newport Beach. (949) 760-5444,

* The Paul McNeff Singers and KidSingers will be in concert at 2 p.m. today and Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana. Tickets are $20 for preferred seating, $10 for adults and $5 for children. The church is at 600 N. Main St., Santa Ana. (714) 525-7464.

* The combined choirs of Spurgeon, Anaheim and El Segundo United Methodist churches will present "The Requiem" by Giuseppe Verdi at 7 p.m. Sunday at Spurgeon United Methodist Church. The choirs will be accompanied by a full orchestra. The church is at 1025 W. Memory Lane, Santa Ana. (714) 542-3551.

* Michael Westmoreland-White, adjunct assistant professor of religion and philosophy at Spaulding University in Louisville, Ky., will teach a class on the topic "Beyond Black and White Answers: The Bible and Social Ethics" at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Additional classes will take place May 28 and June 4. Nursery care will be available. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.

* Donna French, psychologist and marriage, family and child therapist, will lead a seminar on "Dealing With the Shame, Guilt and Anger of Divorce: A Hope-Filled Approach" at 7 p.m. May 31 at South Shores Church. A buffet dinner will precede at 6 p.m. Reservations are required by Friday. The church is at 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Monarch Beach. (949) 496-9331.

Religious event notices may be sent to Gena Pasillas at the Times' Orange County edition, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa CA 92626. They also may be faxed to (714) 966-7711 or e-mailed to

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