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Religion | ORANGE COUNTY FILE WILLIAM LOBDELL and GENA
GUISAR

Christian Fellowship Wheels and Deals With Its 'Skate Church'

November 24, 2001

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley will offer "Skate Church" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Skaters can use the church's new portable skate park which includes boxes, rails and a 4-foot half-pipe.

Skate Church will consist of almost two hours of skate time with a short Bible devotional midway through. It's free. Everyone must wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads and shoes, and have a a permission slip filled out in advance. Permission slips can be obtained on the youth group Web site, http://www.waveuth.com.

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship is at 17575 Euclid St. (714) 962-5412.

Special Events

* The American Jewish Committee, in sponsorship with other agencies in the Orange County Jewish community, will present a program Monday on Israeli-American relations. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Federation campus at 250 E. Baker St., Costa Mesa. The program is free. (714) 755-5555.

* St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Brea will celebrate "Come, Let Us Give Thanks for God's Miracles!" at 7:15 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Mike J. Sears, associate pastor of St. Francis of Rome Church in Azusa, will lead this healing Mass. The church is at 585 S. Walnut Ave. (714) 525-1774.

* David Crowe will give a lecture on "The Search for Oskar Schindler: One Historian's Journey," at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman University in Orange. The free lecture will be in Argyros Forum 209 on campus, 1 University Drive. (714) 628-7377.

* Msgr. John Urell, vicar general of the Diocese of Orange, will give the message "Christmas Is Not About Getting, It Is About Giving" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday in the education building at St. Irenaeus Church in Cypress. Admission is free. The church is at 5201 Evergreen Ave. (714) 826-0760.

* The Rev. Linda Sieh will lead a "Healing in Our Modern World" workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Congregational Church of Fullerton. Participants will learn about "healing touch" and the history of healing in the church. The church is at 845 N. Euclid St. (714) 526-2662.

* The Huntington Beach Christian Women's Club will host its "Joyful Reflections" luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Los Caballeros Sports Village Ballroom in Fountain Valley. Cost is $14 and reservations are required by Tuesday. The ballroom is at 17272 Newhope St. (714) 546-8560.

* The Anaheim United Methodist Church men's group will open its annual "Santa's Christmas Tree Lot" on Thursday. A large selection of grower-direct trees will be available at prices starting at $12.95. A grand-opening party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The tree lot will fund community youth groups, including church groups and local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The church is at 1000 S. State College Blvd. (714) 776-5710.

* David J. Walker will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Friday at the Capistrano Valley Church of Religious Science in San Juan Capistrano. Walker is the pastor of the Los Angeles Church of Religious Science. Reservations are requested. The church is at 32261 Camino Capistrano, Suite D-105. (949) 240-6463.

* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orange will present "A Community Christmas Celebration" with a creche exhibit and music at 5 and 9 p.m. Friday. More than 300 nativity scenes from various cultures will be on display. Additional presentations will begin at 1:30, 3 and 9 p.m. Dec. 1, and at 5 and 9 p.m. Dec. 2 and 4. The church is at 674 S. Yorba St. (714) 838-6158.

People

* Shazeen Mufti has been named the Orange County interfaith director for the National Conference for Community and Justice. Mufti, who lives in Lake Forest, has experience in media, diversity and nonprofit organizations, including work with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and the Coalition of Asian and Middle Eastern Organizations. The National Conference for Community and Justice, founded in 1927, is a national human-relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America.

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Religious event notices of countywide interest may be sent to Gena Guisar at The Times' Orange County edition, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa 92626. They also may be faxed to (714) 966-7711 or sent by e-mail to gena.guisar@latimes.com

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