LA HABRA — In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Japanese Christian churches in Southern California, a special public event is planned for Saturday, May 25, at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 1370 S. Euclid St., La Habra.

Joni Eareckson Tada and Ken Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada and her husband, Ken, as guest speakers will present “The Message of Love.” As a quadriplegic since her teenage years, Tada has become a successful writer, artist, singer, radio/TV  personality, conference speaker, and advocate for the disabled. She is founder of Joni and Friends, an organization “accelerating Christian ministry in the disabled.”

Additionally, a very rare musical program will feature a popular folk singer, Chu Kosaka, with Asiah and the 100-Voice Centennial Choir led by Ken Taguchi, completing an inspirational afternoon for young and old.

Reserved tickets ($15 each) are available at JEMS, (213) 613-0022 or; or at Japanese Christian churches in Southern California. For church Directory, check www.JEMS.Org/Churches.

Tickets will not be available on the day of the event.

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  1. Calvary Chapel La Habra is located at 1370 So. Euclid Street, La Habra. Advance tickets until April 30, $10; May 1, $15. No ticket sales at door. Tickets are available at Los Angeles Union Church, 213)626-1090; Gospel Venture International Church, 310)792-5632; Mission Valley Free Methodist Church, 626)285-6788 x23; and Orange County Christ Church, 714)827-6244. Info: Yoshifumi Kikuchi 714.389.0162; Junko Ashida 626.307.5336; Mikko Henson 310.378.3550.