RELIGION AUGUST 7, 2014 ASSEMBLY OF GOD The Leisure World Assembly of God will sponsor a showing of “Heaven Is For Real” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
“Heaven is For Real” is the true story of the 4-year-old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and has a near-death experience. When he awakes, he recounts a visit to heaven.
The movie stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Thomas Haden Church, Jacob Vargas, Nancy Sorel and Lane Styles.
Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 343-3655.

CALVARY CHAPEL
The Leisure World Assembly of God will sponsor a showing of “Heaven Is For Real” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
“Heaven is For Real” is the true story of the 4-year-old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and has a near-death experience. When he awakes, he recounts a visit to heaven.
The movie stars Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Thomas Haden Church, Jacob Vargas, Nancy Sorel and Lane Styles.
Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 343-3655.

LEISURE WORLD BAPTIST
The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 10, in Clubhouse 4. A choir from the Chinese Bible Fellowship, led by Dr. Sam and Ruth Kau, will sing. 
Dr. Rolland Coburn will preach from Revelation, chapter 4, on “The Wonder of Heaven’s Throne.” The congregation will sing “Open Our Eyes, Lord, We Want to See Jesus,” “More Love to Thee” and “God Leads His Dear Children Along.”
Sunday school meets at 8:40 a.m. All are welcome. Call 430-2920 for more information.

LITTLE FLOWER GUILD
Leisure World bingo fans are invited to play bingo on Sunday, Aug. 17, in Clubhouse 2. Buy-in begins at 1 p.m. and must be completed before heading to bingo tables. Speed up the buy-in lines by having spending money ready in small bills or the correct change. Complimentary desserts and beverages will be provided by the Little Flower Guild of Holy Family Church. Plan to be ready for Early Bird Bingo at 1:30 p.m. Invite friends to come along and share the fun.
The fundraiser is sponsored by the parish Altar Society.

AGLOW LUNCHEON
An Aglow International luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at Khoury’s restaurant, 110 Marina Drive, in Long Beach.
Cost is $13. Make reservations by Monday, Aug. 11, by calling Joan Eisenhart, 343-8066. The theme is “The Gathering.” Bring a shawl or tamborine if possible.

CONGREGATION SHOLOM
Congregation Sholom holds weekly services, conducted by Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. All are welcome.
On Friday, the service begins at 7 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat in Room 9.
The Saturday service, which includes reading the Torah, will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Kiddush will follow in Room 7, with a discussion of the weekly Torah reading after the Kiddush.
Marcia Baltimore Cohen will sing “Nachamu” on Friday at 6:45 in Clubhouse 3 to herald the High Holidays. All are invited. “Nachamu,” a story from Isaiah, is a reminder that war is not the way to solve national problems.
Rosh Hashannah, the Jewish New Year, will be observed Thursday, Sept. 25, and Friday, Sept 26.
Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre (evening service) for Day of Atonement, is Friday, Oct. 3.
The Yom Kippur day service, which includes the Yizkor memorial service, is Saturday, Oct. 4.
Current members can send in forms located in the Congregation newsletter, and others can call 594-4368 or 493-2680 for more information.
Rabbi Levy-Slater leads a Ma’ariv service that is podcast on Thursdays at 4 p.m. at www.simshalom.com.online-synagogue-services.
The services are hosted by Sim Shalom, an online synagogue.
For more information on Congregation Sholom, call 594-4368 or 493-2680.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
First Christian Church starts at 9 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 10, with Bible study in Second Timothy, under the direction of Jack Frost. The topic will be on the three reasons Paul wrote to Timothy. Everyone is welcome.
The hospitality room opens at 9:30 a.m. for fellowship, light refreshments, hot coffee and tea.
Pastor Bruce Humes will lead the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture. Margaret Humes will then lead the congregation in three hymns: “Take Time to be Holy,” “To God be the Glory,” “Majesty” and the Communion hymn “Old Rugged Cross.”
Elder Larry Massey will preside over the Communion service, followed by organist/pianist Jean McPharlin playing “Jesus, Lover of my Soul” for the offertory.
Jeanne Morris will read from the book of Ephesians 5:29-32.
Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will present special music “How Great Thy Art,” followed by his message for the day “I Am Loved.”
Prayer and Bible studies for the week are at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays with Pastor Bruce in the book of Isaiah and on Thursdays with Pastor Gene in the book of Luke. Pastor Phil O’Malley teaches the Calvary Chapel study in the book of Nehemiah Thursdays at 6 p.m.
For the Wednesday home study in Leisure World, contact Sue Dougherty at 431-5392.
Call the Church office at 431-8810 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. for more information. Hearing enhancement devices are available at all services.

COMMUNITY CHURCH
Leisure World Community Church will meet for the Sunday service at 9:50 a.m., Aug. 10. Pastor Don Roe will give a sermon on “Worship and the Experience of the Holy” based on Acts: 17:22-28.
Worship services are followed by a coffee hour and fellowship in Edgar Hall.
The Scripture readings for Sunday are Acts 17:22-28.

THE ROCK CHURCH
The Rock Church, Seal Beach Campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services held at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. Sunday services are at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in English and at 1:30 p.m. in Spanish.
For more information and links to the free weekly podcasts, visit the website at www.gototherock.com and click on the Seal Beach campus or call (714) 526-8233.

THE ROCKETTES
The Rockettes Club meets for Bible study from 2-4 p.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 6, Room B, on the second floor. All are welcome. Contact Janet Wade, 296-8323, or Joan Eisenhart, 343-8066, for more information.

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Aug. 10. Readings are from 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Romans 9:1-5; and Matthew 14:22-23.
The Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother will be observed Friday, Aug. 15.
It is a Holy Day of obligation. The masses are Thursday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon; the Vigil Mass is 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

REDEEMER LUTHERAN
This Sunday, Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Gil Moore will give a sermon called “Let’s Walk on Water Today,” based on Matthew 14:22-36.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. and will include the dedication of food gifts for those in need in Orange County. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.
Ushers are Jean Ackerman, George Koehm, Lavona Moore and Maria Swift.
The trio of Joan and Russ Cullimore and Margaret Walters will sing “Sweet Hour of Prayer.”
Rev. Lynda Elmer leads a Bible class Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.
On Aug. 13 the group will study chapters 21-23 in the Book of Acts.
Installation of a new elevator will begin soon. Installation should be completed by the end of August.
The annual Interfaith Council potluck dinner will be held at the fellowship hall on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m.
A website that features the congregation’s monthly newsletter can be accessed at www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.
The Respite Center offers an adult day care program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For further information and registration, call 596-1209.

FAITH CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Faith Christian Assembly will start classes for new believers with dates to be announced. Pastor Gwyn Vaughn has been training teachers for this class for several months. The curriculum will be Pastor Vaughn’s book, “New Birth, New Life, Foundations of the Christian Faith.” The objective is to teach new converts to the faith, as well as those who would like a refresher course on faith fundamentals.
For more information, call the church office, 598-9010.
Faith Fellowship Time is held at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Garden Room.
A midweek Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.

SPIRITUAL LIVING CENTER
The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 500 Marina Dr., Seal Beach, has two Sunday morning services, at 8 and 10 a.m.
Rev. Joshua Reeves will give a talk called “Follow Your Bliss” at the 10 a.m. service. 
Rev. Peggy Price is facilitating an “I of the Storm” class on Tuesdays through Sept. 23, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The class explores peacemaking and conflict transformation based on the work of Rev. Dr. Gary Simmons. Cost is $145. Sign up at the activities table.
Rev. Reeves will conduct a class on “The Art of Living,” Thursdays, Aug. 7-28, from 6:30-8 p.m. The class focuses on articulating the best of the life journey and includes study of a book by Joseph Campbell. 
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 9. People who would like to learn to knit, crochet or loom are welcome to join this group, which makes prayer shawls as gifts. Teachers are available.
Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-noon, a practitioner leads a meditation. Everyone is welcome.
Wednesday services are held in the sanctuary at 6:40 p.m. They begin with a quiet time of meditation, followed by a talk and music from 7-8. On Aug. 13, Rev. Donna Baranyay will speak about “Gifts of Spirit,” and Debi Wheeler-Ure is guest vocalist.  Practitioner Tom Hodges will lead a guided meditation.
There are yoga classes available every Tuesday at noon and every Wednesday at 10 a.m. with teacher David Hennage. Every Sunday, there are licensed practitioners available. For more information, call the church office at 598-3325.

ST. THEODORE’S EPISCOPAL
St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church welcomes everyone for worship this Sunday, Aug. 10, with Rev. Becky Tinnon. The Sunday service is held at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.
This Sunday will be the ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
In the first reading from 1 Kings 19:9-18, Elijah is found sleeping in a cave.
In Romans 10:5-15, Paul gives one of three arguments trying to distinguish the “works of the law” from “faith.” 
The Gospel Lesson of Matthew 14:22-33 tells the story of Jesus walking on the water.
The Service of Morning Prayer will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road 52-B.
The Homily will be about Jeremy Taylor, who was a cleric in the Church of England and has been referred to as the “Shakespeare of the Divines” for his writing style.
A Bishop’s Committee meeting will follow.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
The Church of Christ meets at 1:30 p.m., Sundays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. All are welcome to the service. Preacher David Dominessy from Downey ministers at the Imperial Highway Church of Christ in the morning and in Leisure World in the afternoon. For information, call David at 320-3980.

ST. BONAVENTURE BINGO
The St. Bonaventure Seniors Club sponsors bingo games from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the first Monday of the month, excluding holidays at St. Bonaventure’s Church Hall, 16400 S. Springdale Ave., Huntington Beach. Meet at 10 for a free continental breakfast; bingo starts at 10:45, with lunch at noon.
Bingo then resumes from 12:30-2 p.m. All are welcome.