FAITH CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Faith Christian Assembly has a website that keeps people updated on current church information with sections on “What we Believe,” directions to the church, events and photos. It is updated regularly with the monthly church newsletter. So click by and check it out at www.fcachurch.net.
Faith Fellowship Time is at 11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Garden Room. The midweek Bible study meets each Wednesday 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.

CALVARY CHAPEL BIBLE STUDY
Calvary Chapel Bible Study will explore the Book of Daniel tonight at 6 in the First Christian Church Chapel on Northwood Road. The group will look at Chapter 11 and the vision God gave Daniel related to end times and the tribulation period. All are welcome for prayer, worship and fellowship in addition to the study of God’s Word. For further information, contact Phil or Pam O’Malley at 598-0270.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
The First Christian Church worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, March 16, with Pastor Bruce Humes leading the congregation in praise followed by Scripture and prayer.
Hymns include “The Heavenly Vision,” “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Crown Him with Many Crowns” and the Communion hymn, “There is a Fountain,” all under the direction of Margaret Humes.
Anita Ragole will lead the choir in the hymn, “The Lords’ Prayer.”
Elder Larry Massey will preside over the meditation, prayer and the service of Communion. For the offertory, pianist Jean McPharlin will play “There is a Redeemer.”
Edith Emilio will read Matthew 6:5-13.
Jerry Tester will sing a solo, followed by Pastor Gene Cherryholmes, who will give a message, “Thy Kingdom Come.”
Bible studies for the week are at 9 a.m., Sundays, with Jack Frost in the book of Acts; 10 a.m., Tuesdays, with Pastor Bruce in the book of 1 Peter; and 10 a.m., Thursdays, with Pastor Gene is in the book of Luke. On Thursday evenings at 6, Pastor Phil O’Malley of Calvary Chapel teaches in the book of Daniel.
For the Wednesday home study, contact Sue Dougherty at 431-5392.
Call the church office at 431-8810 on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 9-11 a.m. more information.

CONGREGATION SHOLOM
Congregation Sholom Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater conducts services in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 on Fridays at 7 p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat in Room 9; and on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. The Kiddush will follow in Room 7.
All are welcome.
Rabbi Levy-Slater leads a class, Navigating the Sim Shalom Prayer Book, after the Kiddush on Saturday.
The Purim Megillah will be read at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 15, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.
People who are unable to attend services may log on to Sim Shalom, an online synagogue, at new.livestream.com/sim-shalom at 4 p.m., Thursday, for a brief Arvit (evening) service. Services are streamed every afternoon at 4.
Rabbi Levy-Slater leads the service on Thursdays.
Sim Shalom’s services can also be accessed from Rabbi Levy-Slater website, www.galityomtov.com.
For information on Congregation Sholom, call 594-4368 or 493-2680.

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH
“God So Loved” is the theme of the sermon at Redeemer Lutheran Church this Sunday. Pastor Gil Moore will give a message on the familiar verse of John 3:16 to expand on what God’s love means. 
The service, with Holy Communion, begins at 10:30 a.m. and is followed by a coffee hour in the fellowship hall, during which the Bargain Basement is available.
Communion assistant will be Carmen Leslie, and acolyte, Shirlene Bradrick. The choir will sing “Loving Spirit.”
The Lenten Soup Supper Devotion is Wednesday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Prior to the soup supper, songs will be sung and a dialogue between Rev. Nancy Sinclair and Pastor Gil Moore will discuss the meaning of Matthew 6:24-34.
  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.

SALVATION ARMY
The Home League of The Salvation Army will meet Monday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in St. Andrews Clubhouse 4. Greeters will be Edith Emilio and Bill Inch.
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day hearing the Junior Songster Brigade from the Tustin Ranch Salvation Army. Although they may be only 7 to 13 years of age, they sing with joy in the Lord. All are invited.
Maj. Irene Seiler will welcome everyone. Cherrie Green will lead the devotional time of song, prayer and inspiration. Thanks to Kip Watkins for soloing special hymns. Maj. Fred Seiler will provide piano accompaniment.
Door prizes are wrapped by Leanna Sharon and assistant Bruno Verville will distribute them. Maj. Fred will thank guests and give final words.
Refreshments will be provided by Kathy Sparks and Irene Seiler and served by tea hostesses Ann Hause and Leone Metros. Daylight saving time now makes it possible to see a beautiful sunset on the way to meetings. Rides home will be available for people who need them. For more information, call the Seilers at 596-8539.
—Irene Seiler
ST THEODORE’S EPISCOPAL
St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes everyone to Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. A coffee and fellowship hour follows.
Sunday, March 16, will be the Second Sunday in Lent. The first reading will be from Genesis 12:1-4a, telling of God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah of children to come. In the second reading from Romans 4:2-5,13-17, Paul retells God’s message given to Sarah and Abraham by God. The Gospel Lesson of John 3:1-17 narrates the encounter between Nicodemus, a Pharisee and leader of the Jews, and Jesus. 
The Service of Holy Communion and Healing will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, at the Chapel, 1240 Oakmont Road 52-B. The Homily will be about St. Joseph, who is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the stepfather of Jesus. 
A Bible study is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

ST HEDWIG’S
St. Hedwig’s will have Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners from 5:30-7 p.m., Fridays, through April 11, at Quinn Hall. The church is located at the corner of Orangewood Street and Los Alamitos Boulevard.
There will be a choice of two fish entrees, including six sides with dessert and beverage for $10, adults; $8, youth 13-17; and $5, children, 5-12.

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Pastor John Heide will continue his series, “Dressed to Kill,” this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Leisure World Assembly of God meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
“Every believer is fighting a spiritual warfare that impacts their spiritual, emotional and physical well being,” said Pastor Heide. “Knowing how to prepare and engage in this battle is essential if we hope to win and maintain a victorious life.”
Sunday night’s hymn sing will feature saxophonist Johnny Hays and begins at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3. Mr. Hays is a world-renowned musician.
He has appeared with a number of well-known gospel entertainers and also has carried his music and message to Russia where he has helped to build churches and Bible schools, and distribute over 100,000 Bibles. All are welcome for a night of quality horn music.
The weekly Bible study that meets Wednesday in Clubhouse 3 is focusing on the book of Acts and the early church’s influence from Jerusalem to Rome.
For more information on any of these meetings, call 343-3655.

BAPTIST CHURCH
The Leisure World Baptist Church meets at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, in Clubhouse 4. Rev. Scott Steele will be the guest in the pulpit. Pastor Scott and his wife, Patsy, live in Leisure World. Scott works in Security. He has been a missionary and has started churches. He had a 27-year career after earning degrees from Dallas Bible College and Biola University. He is currently serving on the staff at Whittier Hills Baptist Church in a limited role as minister of pastoral care. The church family is looking forward to meeting both of them.
The choir will sing an arrangement of “Sweeter as the Years Go By” and join the congregation in singing “Whiter Than Snow,” “Love Divine” and “Take Time to be Holy.”
Choir members Sophia Peng and Iris Muncie will sing two special numbers.
For more information, call 430-2920.

LITTLE FLOWER GUILD BINGO
It’s time to put on the Irish spirit, wear a touch of green and bring favorite lucky charms to St. Paddy’s bingo, sponsored by the Little Flower Guild, Sunday, March 16, in Clubhouse 2. Buy-in begins about 1 p.m. and must be completed before heading to the bingo tables. Have the correct change or small bills to speed up the buy-in lines.
 Complimentary desserts and beverages will be provided by the Little Flower Guild of Holy Family Church. Early Bird Bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. 

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.

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC
Holy Family Catholic Church observes the Second Sunday of Lent Sunday, March 16. The first reading is from Genesis 12:1-4a; second reading: 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; and the Gospel, Matthew 17:1-9. Stations of the Cross with benediction are at 4 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon. The Vigil Mass is 5 p.m., Saturday. Daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

CALVARY CHAPEL LOS AL
Calvary Chapel Los Alamitos holds a Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. at 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor. The message is a verse-by-verse study in the Gospel of John. Refreshments will follow.
A midweek Bible study on “Sermon on the Mount” is held at 7 p.m., Wednesday.
Pastor John Greenroyd teaches at all services.
For more information, call the church office at 431-3464.

COMMUNITY CHURCH
On the first Sunday of every month, Community Church receives donations of non-perishable food items. The church has a large bin where the food is deposited as people arrive for the worship service.
Food Finders is the recipient of donated food. With its mission to rescue food and end hunger, Food Finders has collected and distributed more than 107 million pounds of food since its inception in April 1989. Food Finders is celebrating 25 years of service with a project called Team 25, to be launched in March. This will be an opportunity to directly support the ongoing food rescue program through committing to a $25 monthly membership donation. Each yearly membership feeds a minimum of 84 people. To learn more about this dedicated organization, visit www.foodfinders.com or call 283-1400.
Community Church will participate in the Lenten season with soup suppers and a Bible study led by Pastor James Oliver, titled “Paul’s Travels.” At 5 p.m. on each Wednesday leading up to Easter, there will be homemade soup and bread, followed by the study. Sunday Worship Services begin at 9:50 a.m. Pastor Oliver will proclaim the love of the risen Christ from God’s Holy word. Worship services are followed by a coffee hour and fellowship in Edgar Hall.
The Scripture readings for Sunday are Genesis 12:1-4a, Psalm 121, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, and John 3:1-17.

SPIRITUAL LIVING CENTER
The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living conducts two Sunday services, at 8 and 10 a.m. Rev. Joshua Reeves will speak at 10 a.m. about “The Whole Perspective.”
Guest singer will be Debi Wheeler-Ure with Bill Wolfe at the piano.
Beginning Thursday, March 20, Rev. Josh will begin a four-week class, “From Surviving to Thriving” from 6:30-8 p.m. on a donation basis. It will cover what it means to go from a way of life surviving to one that is thriving, with success, prosperity and personal vision.
The Pastoral Care Ministry will meet Saturday, March 15, at 9 a.m. This group supports people going through life challenges.  For information, contact Rev. Juanita Gardner at love41nita@yahoo.com, or call (714) 895-3080.
Bingo will be played from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, March 28. The evening will include White Elephant Bingo. Bring a gift or household item in a paper bag that will be awarded as a game prize. All ages are welcome. For more information, call the church office at 598-3325.
—Florann Limpus